CourtneyNaturalHair "The Mane Choice" Products

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by so1913, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. so1913

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    Has anyone here used these products yet? This is another internet sensation who has grown her natural hair to long lengths and started her own product line recently. I actually have both products, but have been too lazy to set time aside to do a deep conditioning to try them out smh... (I want to use the butter and the deep treatment together). I have seen reviews (mostly positive) but haven't seen the line mentioned here. Maybe I will get to it this weekend, but wanted to see if there was any feedback to be given here.


    http://themanechoice.com/

    Here is the creator's personal Youtube and facebook pages:

    https://www.youtube.com/user/CourtneyNaturalHair
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/CourtneyNaturalHair/116113825154845
     
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  2. JulietWhiskey

    JulietWhiskey Darkside of the moon

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    @so1913

    No, I haven't used or even heard of this vendor but I must say that the ingredients for the Hair Mask are VERY similar to the Essential Wholesale Hair Masque base, which I do own, use and love very much. It moisturizes, strengthens and detangles my hair like a champ! Here is the ingredients list for the Essential Wholesale Hair Masque base:

    Aloe barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Juice, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG 40 Castor Oil, Stearalkonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, dl-Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Cocos nucifera (Coconut RBD) Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Limmnanthes alba (Meadowfoam) Oil (Refined), (May contain sodium bicarbonate and/or citric acid as pH adjusters).


    Their website is essentialwholesale.com

    The manechoice's Hair Mask ingredients for comparison:

    Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Juice, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil, Biotin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Oil, Avocado Oil, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Carrot Seed Oil, Honey Extract, Silk Amino Acid, Green Tea Extract, Stearalkonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, dl-Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut RBD) Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Limmnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Oil (Refined). Essential Oil: Grapefruit, Lavender.

    It would appear thar manechoice added some things to the base.
     
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  3. pelohello

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    I haven't tried this product line. The ingredients look great. Please let us know how the products worked out, op. how much were the products?
     
  4. MileHighDiva

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    Her hair is beautiful!
     
  5. APrayer4Hair

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    That Green Tea and Carrot mask sounds delish but that 17.99 got me on *pause*. Where is the special introductory price???
     
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    :O The price is crazy...good lookin' out JulietWhiskey about the base
     
  7. so1913

    so1913 Well-Known Member

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    JulietWhiskey you have me eyeing that site now lol...

    Hijacking my own thread lol, anything else you use from there? Are you adding to the bases or just using as is?
     
  8. gorgeoushair

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    I've heard of her and have been to her website. I think I follow her on instagram. I was interested in her products until I saw those prices. Like for real, I hate when people who make their own products and then have the nerve to use bases and charge some high jacked up prices. I hate it.
     
  9. rririla

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    @so1913 @JulietWhiskey

    IDK about her products....but that essentialwholesale.com has me very interested....I am beyond tired of paying $20 bucks for 8 0zs of product!!!! (or something similar to that)

    If these wholesale products work just as well, I may be set for life!!!! The ingredients look great, and $22.00 for a gallon seems fair to me! Shoot I have myself and a lil girl to be conditioning on a regular basis...I don't have the time or the money to be wasting on 8 oz jars that I am only getting 2 uses out of....:ohwell:

    on another note...the hair mask and the regular conditioners @ the essentialwholesale.com site look sooooo yummy:lick: Thanx for the link @JulietWhiskey
     
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    Her products are pricy, but if that's what she feels her products are worth her prerogative. No one has to buy them because as you said she's not hurting for money. I don't know what her being a nurse and married to a doctor has to do with her product.

    I didn't look to deep at the website, but I would assume she is marketing them towards people who want healthy hair and that can be anyone. Also from what I've seen on this board, lots of handmade products are made from conditioner bases.
     
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    Are you serious? If so, you sound really ignorant. Some things are best kept to yourself. Her personal life, bank account, and husband's occupation have nothing to do with her product sales.
     
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    @LeopardLover

    You are right some things are better left unsaid! I do not know her personally, and it may not have been appropriate to include their occupations! Yet I still feel that way too many products marketed to us, by us, are priced a lil too high! Also, I understand that I do not have to purchase them, but in all honesty I prefer the products, to chemical laden ones!

    Did not mean to come off as offensive or ignorant! I simply stated how I felt. You and many others may not agree with my opinion or anyone else's yet they are simply that... Opinions!

    Again. Sorry if I offended you or anyone else! I certainly never meant to.
     
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    I actually have the base from her DC in my stash, I have to try it out.

    I wish her much success, but I most likely won't be purchasing. Mainly because her prices are kind of high for something that involves a wholesale conditioner base. If the price point was between $7-$12 I may have went for it.
     
  14. so1913

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    EnExitStageLeft You have the base from Essential Wholesale that JulietWhiskey is speaking of or from another company?
     
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    so1913

    I have the base from Essential Wholesale.
     
  16. JulietWhiskey

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    so1913

    Sorry it's taken me a minute to reply; I've just returned from a 10 day staycation, :lachen:!

    To answer your question, I use and LOVE Essential Wholesale's Hair Masque! It moisturizes, strengthens with a mild protein and detangles (it has a pH of 4.5 or 5, I believe). And yes, I do add some things to my base, namely EVOO, EVCO, and glycerin.

    I've also used Essential Wholesale's Detangler (which is good), but truth be told, AVG or AVJ detangles my hair just as well. And the Hair Masque is so detangling, that I don't need a seperate detangler on its own.

    For the price of the product and the fantastic results, I would recommend you purchase the Essential Wholesale base and add whatever you need and want to it. Texas Natural Supply also has a fantastic natural base with super yummy ingredients, no 'cones, silk amino acids and is an awesome detangler. The one thing it doesn't have is Steralkronuim (sp) Chloride which can help the deep conditioner penetrate the hair shaft. And it takes FOREVER to get products from Texas Natural Supply! So this is something to consider. Here are the ingredients for the Texas Natural Supply Base Conditioner:

    Botanical/INCI/Ingredients: Water, Aloe Vera Whole Leaf Juice, Shea, Natural Emulsifying Wax, Palm Stearic Acid, Safflower Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Silk Protein, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, dl-Panthenol, Wheat Germ Oil, Avocado Oil, Silver Dihydrogen Citrate, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate No synthetics or colorants added. No GMO's. pH: 4.7


    HTH and if you get the bases from either Essential Wholesale or Texas Natural Supply, please let us know the results!

    HHG!
     
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    Courtney has such beautiful and her products look good too.
     
  18. JulietWhiskey

    JulietWhiskey Darkside of the moon

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    @rririla

    You're welcome and check out Texas Natural Supply's base Conditioner, too!

    http://www.texasnaturalsupply.com/Creme-Conditioner-Base-p/crcb-bs.htm

    I've used both and honestly, it's like trying to choose between an attorney and a surgeon that both adore you and treat you well, :lachen:! They are that good! And I FEEL you on the cost comparison! IMHO, bases are the only way to go when you want quality products on a budget! Spending $20 on an 8oz jar??? Ain'tnobodygottimefordat and girl, bye!

    HTH and HHG for you and your baby! If you buy them, report back on the results!
     
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    :(....Y'all gone make me use this base tonight :lachen:. You guys make it sound like heaven in a jug (I have half a gallon :perplexed).
     
  20. JudithO

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    I'm buying that Essential Wholesale masque.... Bought a bunch of their samples too... I'll post a review when I try it.
     
  21. Iluvsmuhgrass

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    I've been subbed to her for a minute and it's great to see her making her own products! Her hair and personality are just beautiful.

    It kills me to hear folks bring up price points on small Black owned businesses making natural products. Y'all would probably crap a golden child if you knew just how much the larger companies were making off of us. And I'm sure this isn't new news (if it is, it shouldn't be), but several companies use bases. Not just for bath and body products... but for various food stuffs as well.

    When I meet my financial goals I may buy. We need to support one another, not bring up how well someone is doing in their personal life (seriously?) nor whether or not they use bases that we can get on the ground. But I digress... carry on.
     
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    I see she is selling her vitamins now and her price is costly I mean it is more money than hairfinity vitamins so I Will pass
     
  23. JulietWhiskey

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    @Iluvsmuhgrass

    I'm not against folk using bases to make, mix and sell their own products but if I can buy the same base and mix MY own additives to said base for minimal cost, I'm going to save MY money and do just that.

    And I thought we at LHCF are on this board to share information about healthy hair care practices, products and product reviews, vendor information, etc. I noticed that this vendor's main ingredients was very similar to the Essential Wholesale Hair Masque, a product that I own, use, love and would repurchase again and again and again.

    Like any good LHCF member, I shared my insight, information and reviews. If my insight, information and reviews inspires other members to purchase the base directly from Essential Wholesale or Texas Natural Supply, I do not feel any regret or remorse for sharing my insight, information and reviews. If members choose to purchase from courtneymane, then I support their choice and welcome their reviews. I am not "blowing up the spot." I'm simply sharing information.

    I can't tell anyone how to spend their money or how to make their money. All I can do and will do is continue to share insight, information and reviews, regardless of how other folk feel.

    OP asked a question and in my own way, I answered her question. This, in part, is what I paid $6.50 for.

    Thank you.
     
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    I understand and that's cool.

    I just remember the Afroveda gate and wondered why can't we support one another and if we choose not to, why put them on blast if it's not concerning us directly? My post was more of me thinking out loud and not necessarily directed at any one person.

    Thanks for taking the time to respond. And you're welcome.
     
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    Ud think I'd she wanted to make money she'd lower her prices. Who's going to leave hairfinity, a product that does its job well to pay for another new product with no testimonies that costs more??? When Ford wanted to make more money, it gave its employees raises and lowered the prices of his cars.
    Business sense is key.
    I hope she sees this post
     
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    Well I finally got around to using it and I
    don't like it :( my hair did not feel soft at all and feels even worse as it dries. No slip and doesn't aid in detangling, I don't know what I'm going to do with this hair right now lol. Will stick to my Jane Carter solution.
     
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    so1913 which one did you use? The Mane Choice product or the Essential Wholesale Hair Masque?
     
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    @Killahkurlz
    OT....Love your avatar and signature.

    I see you're a new member.....WELCOME!!!
     
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    Update: I applied some kinky curly knot today and it helped soften my hair, it feels normal now. I'll check in in a day or two, it may be one of those conditioners you need to follow up with another. I will try to be fair and give it at least one more try in two weeks (suggested usage).
     
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    Mane choice, I had all ready purchased it a while back.
     

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