Recently I was gifted with two products by Kimble Beauty. For those of you who haven’t heard of Kim Kimble — though I can’t figure out why this would be. Kim is the one in charge of many of the celebrity hairstyles that we all see and often try to re-create, i.e. Beyonce’s looks in Haunted, Superpower, Pretty Hurts and Blow. She’s also in charge of Shakira’s effortless looking waves — particularly when you see her on The Voice.
The first time I heard of Kimble was a few years ago while reading a beauty magazine — I saw that she was a woman of colour, and I was pretty much sold. She not only has a TV show on WE Tv called L.A. Hair, but also her own line of products.
First of all, let me address how efficient both Kimble Beauty and FedEx are, the minute the representative told me this order has been shipped out — it really had been shipped out. FedEx did well on their end also, because my products arrived when expected.
The shampoo smells amazing! Not overpowering, and it’s not something citrus-y or minty to waken you up. The scent reminds me of Avon’s Naturals body wash in banana and coconut milk — soothing and subtle. I found that the more I began to lather up, was the more it began to smell a bit like berries.
The masque however, does not smell like the shampoo — it’s a little hard to explain. It smells…very professional. When you put this masque in your hair, it’ll probably remind you of being at the hair salon. The texture is what intrigued me. It’s as thick as hair oil, or coconut oil — you have to rub your hands together to really get it moving, and then put it in your hair. This isn’t a bad thing though.
The label suggests 10 minutes with heat if you want to use this masque for deep conditioning, but I left mine in my hair for about 30 minutes under a shower cap (no added heat). The masque did leave my hair feeling pretty soft, however, it may not have been the best time to really evaluate this since my hair is about 3 weeks post-relaxer. Anyway, I left my hair to air-dry for a bit and even before using my usual argan oil my hair didn’t feel dry — so I would say this masque delivered on the moisture claim. My hair isn’t very damaged currently so I can’t say much on that right now. But I am interested to see how this would work on my hair about 6 weeks post relaxer.
Both products claim to restore dry and damaged hair by using Brazilian nut and acai berry infusions — bonus, these products are sulfate free! For those of you concerned about animal testing: this has not been tested on animals. For those of you concerned about the environment: the packaging is recyclable. The packaging on these products has a sophisticated, feminine, sleek look — without being boring.
Do I think you should buy these and give them a try? Yes! Even though the shampoo is sulfate free, it left my hair feeling cleansed of product build-up. The conditioning masque is also impressive, and a little goes a pretty long way. Kimble Beauty also makes products for curly hair, as well as shine spray and other hair accessories.
Kimble Beauty Brazilian Nut Shampoo: 13.99USD for 8.5 fl. oz.
Kimble Beauty Brazilian Nut and Acai Berry Deep Conditioning Masque: 12.99USD for 8fl. oz.
This is not a paid review. All pictures and opinions are my own.