Qhemet Biologics - Multiple Products Review


It is hard to find the time these days but I definitely have been wanting to add some product reviews as I have had the opportunity to try some great new products in the past year.
These are a list of new products I have tried in the past year some with greater success than others:
JBCO (Jamaican Black Castor Oil) Protein Treatment
Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
Qhemet Biologics Detangling Ghee, Burdock Root Butter Cream, Hydrate and Twist Butter, Shampoo

First let me give you guys a brief breakdown of all my products. I stick to my trusty Dudu-Osum shampoo like white on rice only sometimes mixing/diluting it with my homemade shikakai shampoo usually when my scalp needs some extra tlc (neem oil is the business but that's another post).
Lately though, I ventured away to try Qhemet Biologics shampoo - more on that later.

My other staple is castor oil and my favorite is black castor oil though refined castor oil is a fine substitute.
 I seal my hair every few days with my shea butter/coconut oil/palm kernel oil mix and massage my scalp/prolong washes with the astringent, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties in my essential oils mix (I will do a post on this, I promise - as it as been a godsend).

Other than these staples, I have not been afraid to mix it up where my products are concerned, primarily in these areas:

This is perhaps my favorite part of my hair regimen to change products on because different conditioners affect my hair differently - some make it feel super strong, some super soft, etc etc.

Twisting butters or creams
I love to try different butters or creams for my two-strand twists. I love the different smells like Oyin's Whipped Pudding (yum!) or Qhemet Biologics Amla Heavy Cream which makes the twists feel super-moisturized.
Other than these two areas, I stick to my staples.

So on to my review of Qhemet Biologics.

I initially used Qhemet Biologics products when I purchased their Amla and Olive cream very early in my hair journey and because I liked it so much I recently thought to venture out and try some of their other products particularlyfor a part of my hair regimen that has become increasingly critical - dry detangling.
I had been wanting to try their Detangling Ghee for awhile but the cost is prohibitive and that is perhaps my only negative about this (and all their products). In this economy $16 for a 5-10oz. product is just NOT the business.
But other than that, I do have to say I have had great success with the Detangling Ghee. The best thing I love about it is that a little goes a long way, which while still prohibitive, makes me feel better about the cost.

Qhemet Biologics Detangling Ghee

The Pluses: Has a great balance of water and oil so I don't need to spritz my hair prior to applying the product like I do when I use a pure oil or butter to detangle. Very thick consistency so it definitely coats the hair which I like alot.

Minuses: The cost

Qhemet Biologics Burdock Root Butter Cream

The Pluses: Light consistency - great for re-moisturizing twists.

Minuses: I found the consistency too light to use for initial twisting of my hair when twisting my hair dry. I felt I needed to add something thicker or dampen the hair before twisting to get more moisture. I think it is best for silkier and finer hair types that are weighed down easily by heavier creams. I definitely need a heavier cream to style my hair when it is dry and while the Burdock Root Butter fell short on this the Aethiopika Hydrate and Twist Butter made up for it very well.

Qhemet Biologics Aethiopika Hydrate and Twist Butter

Pluses: Smells yummy but the smell is strong! If you are sensitive to scents you may find it overpowering. Plus it seems to be one of those scents that you will either like alot (kind of sweet-smelling) or may totally turn you off. The consistency is great for twists. Very thick, though more oily/buttery than creamy and great for keeping twists. I would definitely recommend using this to maintain dreads as well as it definitely holds - thanks to the wax it touts on its ingredients list. It also smooths very well to keep the stray strands from fuzzing.

Minuses: The cost. As it is more oily than creamy, I liked it only for twisting. For managing more elaborate or out styles I prefer something with a higher water-based content - more creamy.  Maybe I didn't give it enough of a shot for these types of styles so I will try it again but it is definitely only my fav for twisting right now.

Qhemet Biologics Egyptian Wheatgrass Cleansing Tea (shampoo)

Why can't they just call it a shampoo? Maybe because it has gentler cleansers than the typical shampoo. Anyway here are my pluses:

Pluses: Smells awesome IF you like herb-y scents. Leaves hair feeling clean but not dried out.

Minuses: You get a tiny bit for the cost. I, for one, am not a fan of shampoos in general that come in these tiny containers. I mean come on, I usually need a palmful of shampoo just to manage all this hair on my head and that's if I don't wash multiple times in one wash session and we usually wash at least twice right? I do. So I was definitely not pleased to get this tiny bottle in the mail. I don't expect it to last more than 5 washes so cost prohibitive? Definitely.
To be fair, the amount in the bottle is also my gripe with the Dudu-Osum shampoo. It helps that I dilute it with my own homemade mix but if I used it full concentrate I get probably 5 or 7 washes which is not great when these are products I have to order and give time to receive in the mail. I definitely prefer the bottle sizes you find at your local drugstore.

This is my review guys. Overall I am a real fan of Qhemet Biologics line.  If you can afford it and don't mind the wait to receive the products or the frequently out-of-stock statuses you get from their big vendors, then I definitely recommend at least giving them a try. Of all their products the Detangling Ghee is my absolute fav.

Happy Hair Journey!