Qhemet Biologics Aethopika Hydrate and Twist Butter

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Just a place to leave formal reviews since the sale is over.

I got this last night and opened the package this morning and I have to say that on glance and smell I am not impressed. It's not a malleable butter and I can see that once I style with it that getting portions in my hand to distribute may be an issue.

The smell?? Not AOHR like folks are saying. IMO this smells like soap, like Lux soap or the soaps folks decorate their bathrooms with. The mild floral/clean scent.

The skin test was ok. It absorbed ok but I was left with a slight grease factor.

Well.. I'll try not to judge it by its cover. I'll twist with it over the CTDG later on.


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I haven't used in my hair yet but yea, I don't think it smells good. It doesn't stink, but it smells a little funky. When you first take a whiff I can sense a lemony quality but then a prolonged whiff or the very moment after inhaling the scent I get a funky scent. Maybe I'll figure out what this scent reminds me of after I've been using it for a minute.

I typically don't twist my hair with butters like this so this will be an experience. Will report back later tonight
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really? i used mine with no problem. it melted and spread easily for me. and let my hair damn soft to boot.
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really? i used mine with no problem. it melted and spread easily for me. and let my hair damn soft to boot.
Originally Posted by empressri
If it's not to much to ask, utube review please.
really? i used mine with no problem. it melted and spread easily for me. and let my hair damn soft to boot.
Originally Posted by empressri
Same here.
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The moment I opened the Aethiopika butter the scent reminds of balsam conditioner mixed with cinammon, unfortunately not the greatest scent. I was happy that this butter does not have MSM since this is the main reason I stopped using Qhemet products. It's a solid butter think of the texture of palmer's hair success butter and this is exactly what the butter feels like. I'm not jumping for joy just yet, I'm going to try it on damp and dry to give it more of a fair review.
Git on the YouTube, empress....

It figures this stuff would be "so-so", because we all came close to stormin' up in Qhem's house, throwin' up PJ gang signs, and demanding our twist butter.

Kinda glad I missed the intro on this. I'll wait for more reviews, but right now? Naw...I got so much new stuff.
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So I had to attend an unexpected meeting today so I decided to untwist my hair. My twistout was fierce; I kept getting compliments . It lasted all day even through drizzle, humidity and my hair is still soft and bouncy. I think had I left the twists in longer I may have gotten 2nd day hair but I will retwist tonight and rock a twistout again tomorrow for church. Aethiopika gets two thumbs up from me.
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Ok so I finished twisting my hair with the butter and....I'm not that impressed with it. Maybe it was my product combo (claudie's hair frappe, which I'm not really liking, as a leave in under the butter). I should have used my CTDG as a leave in and the AOHC or my BRBC as a moisturizer underneath the butter. That's what I'll do next time.

It holds my twists nicely but they were on the crispy, dry side so I put some AOHC on top to scrunch out the crispyness. That didn't do much so I sprayed with my komaza vitamin reign to dampen my hair and I broke out the CTDG (which I usually use as a leave in but in dire cases I use it to moisturize).

I'm gonna probably do a twist out on Monday so I'll give my impressions on that. But as for now, I prefer the AOHC + HBTSG combo for twisting. It never fails me. I was hoping that this new twisting product would deliver that for me so I didn't have to rely on two products, but ya know what they say. If it ain't broke....and I really do love that combo for twisting. Holy grail.

The scent, after using it for a while it's really not that bad. Maybe in the jar with it being so concentrated, not that the scent is really potent at all, you get some weird after smell. But whoever said it smells like soap, that's what it smells like. With a hint of something. I don't have the jar next to me right now and I'm feeling lazy so I don't feel like getting up to go get it and smell it but the smell isn't bad.lol.

I honestly don't expect much in the scent area from Qhemet and I don't need to really because the products deliver way more for my hair needs. Yea, it's nice for products to smell like candy and fruit but at the end of the day, if a product works all is good with me. The jury is still out on this product. I think my results have a lot to do with the leave in I used and not really using a moisturizer until after I applied the twisting butter. I'll use it with my usual moisturizers and leave in's next time so that will be the final test. I hope my twist out looks good, but I'm sure it will.
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@CocoT I hope you have better results with a different leave in. I used oyin dew and seal with enso serum after my wash routine then applied the twisting butter. My hair was soft all day and tonight I just misted with water and retwisted; still soft.
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@CocoT I hope you have better results with a different leave in. I used oyin dew and seal with enso serum after my wash routine then applied the twisting butter. My hair was soft all day and tonight I just misted with water and retwisted; still soft.
Originally Posted by curlyhersheygirl
I hope so too. I still think it's promising so I'm definitely gonna try it with a new leave in. I'll also use it throughout the week to see how it does as a sealer, for slicking back my edges, etc.

I have some picky a$$ hair. It's not like this stuff jacked my hair up like Enso (woo saa...woo...saa....) so it's not like I'm having a disaster or anything. But I'll have to try it a few ways and under different circumstances. Maybe I'll end up loving it. I didn't love the AOHC when we first met but then to my amazement it became my holy grail.
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I'll get on the tube soon doing wash and goes this week.
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I used the twisting butter over BRBC to re-set a dry twistout a few days ago. Fragrance aside, the butter was easy to apply and absorbed quickly into my slightly damp hair. When I untwisted my hair the next day, my hair was extremely soft -- to the point that I was scared I'd have little to no definition by the end of the day.

I was right about that. Little frizz and banging definition in the morning, a big, soft, fluffy, chunky fro by day's end. Unless I'm using a gel with a strong hold (which I hate), my hair always does this to varying degrees. The BRBC and AHTB combo left my hair too soft, I think. That night I didn't feel the need to re-moisturize at all. I just applied a little butter to the ends because I realized it really helped me to keep my ends twirled. Today is wash day and I'll use this butter on wet hair to set my twists.

My initial impression is that this is a great product if I'm leaving my hair twisted over a period of time, not overnight to re-set as I usually do.
I used this last night to seal my hair. I used it over BRBC. My hair is soft and moisturized but dang...it's not shiny at all

It's not greasy (which is good) and the butter went on really well and felt great. We'll see how long the moisture lasts, but my hair usually stays moisturized well with BRBC alone with no sealing

Not sure if this will be a repurchase :/ we'll see. I'll use it up though
I also kinda wish it was more malleable. I can get some easily though it's not "hard" just wish it was softer (but this could be because it's cold in my bathroom)

The scent doesn't linger...thank God! (it doesn't smell "bad" imo, but it does smell like AOHR to me, and I never liked the scent of that)
On a scale of 1-10, I would give the scent a 5. It's not horrible so I'm not bothered by it. I didn't wash or use it for twists, just applied it to a section of my twa last night and got instant softness and its still super soft today. I like it so far.
I used this last night to seal my hair. I used it over BRBC. My hair is soft and moisturized but dang...it's not shiny at all

It's not greasy (which is good) and the butter went on really well and felt great. We'll see how long the moisture lasts, but my hair usually stays moisturized well with BRBC alone with no sealing

Not sure if this will be a repurchase :/ we'll see. I'll use it up though
I also kinda wish it was more malleable. I can get some easily though it's not "hard" just wish it was softer (but this could be because it's cold in my bathroom)

The scent doesn't linger...thank God! (it doesn't smell "bad" imo, but it does smell like AOHR to me, and I never liked the scent of that)
Originally Posted by coilynapp
I agree with that. There isn't any water in the formula and I kind of wish it were. How can something be hydrating without...water? I also noticed that there's no MSM in this new products. I thought all her products have MSM.

It absorbed into my hair really well, as do all the Qhemet products do, but it just didn't leave me with softness.
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I used this last night to seal my hair. I used it over BRBC. My hair is soft and moisturized but dang...it's not shiny at all

It's not greasy (which is good) and the butter went on really well and felt great. We'll see how long the moisture lasts, but my hair usually stays moisturized well with BRBC alone with no sealing

Not sure if this will be a repurchase :/ we'll see. I'll use it up though
I also kinda wish it was more malleable. I can get some easily though it's not "hard" just wish it was softer (but this could be because it's cold in my bathroom)

The scent doesn't linger...thank God! (it doesn't smell "bad" imo, but it does smell like AOHR to me, and I never liked the scent of that)
Originally Posted by coilynapp
I agree with that. There isn't any water in the formula and I kind of wish it were. How can something be hydrating without...water? I also noticed that there's no MSM in this new products. I thought all her products have MSM.

It absorbed into my hair really well, as do all the Qhemet products do, but it just didn't leave me with softness.
Originally Posted by CocoT
Because it is anhydrous, you cannot have MSM (water soluble)--The castor and moringa serum has no msm either

I know. I too thought--"hydrate" is a misnomer...Oh well

But also, olive oil has humectant properties...so maybe not so much a misnomer?

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