I think it’s about time I bring you another article for the SPLURGE section! Raise your hand if you’ve got dry, damaged hair. I hear that! You all know that I’ve colored and chemically processed my hair, and have been heat styling since middle school. When I come across a product that claims it can repair all of that… well, I’ve got to try it!
Cue the Buriti Nut Intensive Repair Collection from Taya Beauty. Taya is known for using unprocessed, raw and natural ingredients from the rain forest. All of their products are free of sulfates, parabens, animal products and animal testing. I had never heard of the buriti nut before being introduced to this hair care line, but found a little information on its oil from the Taya website:
The plant’s yellow-reddish oil is extracted from the plant’s pulp, and is highly effective in the regeneration and repair of the hair shaft, and the improvement of its tensile strength. Superb for dry, damaged, lifeless color or chemically treated hair.
Brazil Nut Oil improves the elasticity of the hair shaft, conditions lifeless hair, and repairs split-ends, while extracts of Raw Parsley restore, calm, soften, and silken the hair shaft.
I’ve tried almost the entire collection and like some products over others. Let’s take a deeper look into each product.
Buriti Nut Intensive Repair Shampoo ($20) & Conditioner ($22): These both come in bottles containing 10 fl oz, which isn’t a lot for the price. The shampoo is really thick, but still offers a little bit of lather which makes it easier to cover your entire scalp. The conditioner has a medium creamy consistency, but since I have extremely thick hair, I have to use a LOT. I probably finished the whole bottle in about 6 washes. They both smell woodsy and nutty, which I like. Just using the shampoo and conditioner, I didn’t see much difference in the look or feel of my hair.
Buriti Nut Intensive Repair Leave-In Mist ($22): I used this in place of my normal leave-in conditioner, and it did a good job at keeping my hair hydrated. The bottle is pretty large in circumference so using the spray nozzle can sometimes seem awkward. This left my hair feeling very soft and helped define my curl after brushing out my wet hair.
Buriti Nut Intensive Repair Dry Oil Treatment Spray ($32): This is one of my favorite products from the line— an extremely lightweight spray that is perfect for using before blowdrying for heat protection as well as getting a smooth and shiny finish. What I used this for most, however, was rehydrating my second or third day hair without adding weight to it. It’s so easy to spray in and doesn’t leave any type of residue.
Buriti Nut Intensive Repair Oil ($32): This bottle comes with a squeeze nozzle as well as a dropper and contains 2 fl oz of buriti nut oil. This is great for styling and protecting, and I used it mostly before/after straightening my hair. To be completely honest, I didn’t find much of a difference between the finish of this product and my Suave Moroccan Argan Oil.
Buriti Nut Intensive Repair Mask ($32): Another winner from this line, I really enjoyed the hair mask. The main reason being: you don’t need to shampoo your hair before use. Sometimes I need a mid-week refresher but don’t want to shampoo since I have a sensitive scalp. This helped add intense moisture to my locks without it feeling muddy due to the lack of pre-cleansing. You can even use this as an overnight hair mask for extra healing.
Although I enjoyed using all of the products from this line for the “full effect”, I don’t think you really need every single one of them. The products that really made a difference in my hair routine were the Dry Oil Treatment Spray and the Mask— and mostly for convenience purposes.
It’s long been revealed that you can’t truly mend split ends. Once they’re split, they’re split. However, the right products can improve the look of your frayed ends until your next shampoo, which these products do nicely, along with preventing them from getting worse. This collection made my hair feel really silky and soft, but in the end, only a haircut was able to fix my damaged ‘do.
Overall, the Buriti Nut Intensive Repair Collection from Taya Beauty is a good line for hydrating your hair without weighing it down, especially for those who are on the look out for cruelty free and natural products. Bottom line, though, I would only consider purchasing a couple items from the line. I’ve been more impressed with cheaper products, and the results from this collection didn’t quite WOW me.
You can browse this collection and others from Taya Beauty on their website.
Have you tried anything from Taya Beauty? How do you combat split ends?
These products were received from PR for editorial consideration. All opinions are my own.