Cacao (raw)/Cocoa (more processed) is one of my favorite ingredients in beauty products. My beloved Chocolate Soleil bronzer by Too Faced for example contains real cacao! Cacao/Cocoa contains tons of antioxidants and smells delicious. You can probably understand that I was quite excited when I spotted the Cocoa Butter line at the Ziaja event that I attended a while ago. I scooped up the Cocoa Butter Shampoo, Conditioner and Hair Mask. All promise to smooth out your hair. I have a lot of fly-aways, did these products tame them?
SHAMPOO + CONDITIONER
Both the Cocoa Butter Shampoo (€3,49) and the Conditioner (€2,99) smell like chocolate. Out of all three products the Cocoa Butter Conditioner definitely smells the most like chocolate. Both do not have a super strong chocolate smell. It is more subtile which makes it suitable for everyday use (or more like every other day, as you should not wash your hair everyday!). The Conditioner is the only one out of the three that is brown colored, the other two are white (I forgot to take a picture, sorry!).
The bottle of Cocoa Shampoo contains 400 ml (14.1 fl oz). My hair feels clean after washing using it. It does give my hair a bit of that ‘squeaky feeling’. You know that feeling that you get on your skin by washing your hands with green soap. Fortunately the Cocoa Conditioner, which contains 200 ml (7.0 fl oz), makes my hair feel soft again.
My hair feels super soft after blowing it out. I also seem to have a lot less fly-aways! I have little natural volume. And most smoothing shampoos and conditioners make my hair even flatter, but these by Ziaja do not seem to have that effect! The only down-side to this combo is that you have to leave the conditioner in for about 3-5 minutes. Sorry, but I do not have time for that!
The Cocoa Butter Hair Mask (€3,49), which contains 200 ml (7 fl oz), smells bit creamier than the other two. The mask is a bit runnier than some of the hair masks I’m used to. But this does not seem to downgrade its qualities whatsoever. The mask has to be left in for 3-5 minutes, which I consider a normal time for a hair mask. A mask is something I make time for, a conditioner is not. I used the mask in combination with the shampoo. It left the ends of my hair feel even softer than when I used the conditioner. I am a fan!
I really like Ziaja’s Cocao line, aside from the long time the conditioner needs to be left in your hair. The products makes my hair feel soft, tame my fly-aways and make my hair smell awesome. And all that for a budget price! Ziaja’s Cocoa Butter line consists of 11 products in total. You can check them out on the Ziaja site of your country (Ziaja is sold in many countries around the world, too many to sum up in this post haha!).