Camille Rose Naturals is one of the most trusted names in the natural hair care world, and they’re beloved for a reason. Their product formulas are lovingly formulated with a holistic approach, and they feature a range of herbs and other plant-based ingredients.
With their focus on plant ingredients, it only makes sense that this beloved brand would come up with a lavender-inspired collection: Camille Rose Naturals Lavender. Lavender is a popular herb for the hair — it’s moisturizing, and it promotes hair growth and shine. It also has ultra-relaxing aromatherapeutic properties.
I tried out the Camille Rose Naturals Lavender collection for a full week, including the cleanser, deep conditioner, leave-in conditioner, and gel. Here’s how it worked on my 3b curls.
While a lot of foaming shampoos can be drying to the scalp, this one somehow made my scalp feel softer instead of drier. I used it primarily on my scalp, and it effectively removed the gunk without stripping my hair. I’m definitely a fan, and I appreciate that the ingredients list includes apple cider, a natural antimicrobial that’s great for flaky or itchy scalps. The other featured ingredient is arnica flower, which strengthens the hair and rejuvenates the scalp.
If you’re looking for a gentle, moisturizing cleanser that still gets the job done, this one will do the trick!
Quench Deep Conditioner features argan mint oil to moisturize and stimulate healthy hair growth, along with aloe leaf extract to aid with moisture retention. It smells herbal, clean, and slightly fruity.
Per the directions on the package, I applied this deep conditioner in my hair in the shower and left it on for 10 minutes before rinsing. I also detangled my hair with it (which worked really well — plenty of slip!)! I found that my scalp was super tingly after using this deep conditioner, and my curls couldn’t have been softer.
This product would make an excellent go-to weekly hair treat.
This leave-in conditioner features droplets of olive fruit and rosemary extract. It smells more herbal and lavender-y than the cleanser or the deep conditioner, so applying it was an unexpectedly relaxing experience.
This leave-in did a great job of softening and moisturizing my hair, and it had enough slip to easily work through my detangled curls. It has a medium texture — not too heavy, not too light. I think it would work really well for pretty much any hair texture. I did find myself using a LOT of it at a time, and the bottle started to disappear quickly... But to be fair, I have quite long hair!
The Whipped Cream Leave-In with the Crush Defining Gel on top? (*chef’s kiss*) Perfection. This gel is really great, and I’ve tried a lot of hair gels. It has a medium-strong hold — it clumps my curls into place perfectly, but it doesn’t leave them stiff or crunchy. It’s not drying whatsoever, and it doesn’t flake, so I was able to apply it liberally.
Honestly, there’s nothing not to love about the Crush Defining Gel! The hold wasn’t strong enough to withstand the humid New Orleans summer for long, but honestly, almost no hair gels are. I think this would be an awesome gel for most naturalistas’ wash-and-gos.
Overall, this is a solid and versatile collection that I could easily see working for a variety of hair types. These products are simple, balanced, and effective, plus they smell divine. They made my hair soft and touchable yet still defined. I’m a fan!