Founded and run by husband and wife team Brian and Rhonda Marshall, Inahsi Naturals is quickly emerging as a serious contender in the natural hair care world. Rhonda is a cosmetic chemist (and science teacher!) by trade, with the degrees to back it up. She has been whipping up natural hair goodies for herself, her daughter, family, and friends for years, which inspired the creation of Inahsi Naturals. Simply put, Rhonda knows her stuff! All of the formulations for Inahsi Naturals are her own creation, and her husband Brian is instrumental in running the business end of the brand. 

I won't lie, as a product junkie and avid proponent of supporting small businesses, I couldn't wait to get my hands on Inahsi Naturals products.

The Inahsi Naturals hair collection consists of three products -- the Aloe Hibiscus Leave-In Conditioner, Coconut Avocado Curl Defining Custard, and Moisturizing Hair Whip. The fragrance of all three is "Island Breeze", and let me just tell you that it smells good enough to eat! The light, sweet, tropical, and slightly fruity aroma makes using these products an even more pleasurable experience. You can get the Inahsi products online at www.inahsi.com.

Since I'm talking about experience here, how about I just dive on in to this review?

Aloe Hibiscus Leave-In

Ingredient List

Distilled Water, Aloe Vera Juice, Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Castor Seed Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, Panthenol-DL (Pro Vitamin B5), Cetyl alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Hibiscus Extract, Nettle Extract, Horsetail Extract, Marshmallow Root Extract, Silver Dihydrogen Citrate, Potassium Sorbate, Natural Fragrances.

Top Ingredient 411:

  • Aloe Vera Juice: Acts as a natural conditioning agent that restores the hair's sheen, luster, and shine. It not only makes the hair soft, but it also enhances strength and suppleness.

  • Coconut Oil: Oil high in saturated fats (which is why when cold, it is solid). One of the few known oils to penetrate the hair shaft and truly moisturize hair. Coconut oil helps to moisturize, seal, and prevent breakage.

  • Castor Seed Oil: Thick, highly viscous oil with antibacterial, antifungal, and humectant properties. It is also a great moisture sealant, and promotes hair thickening and growth.

  • Hyaluronic Acid: A gel-like molecule naturally produced within the human body that hydrates the skin and hair, keeping them supple, elastic, plump, and youthful. Hyaluronic Acid applied topically to the hair, scalp, and skin boosts hydration and fights the signs of aging and damage.

  • Panthenol: Vitamin B5, known for quick absorption into hair and providing moisture control.

Product Performance

Of all the Inahsi Naturals products, I'm pretty sure that the Aloe Hibiscus Leave-In is my favorite, for a number of reasons. Beyond the fragrance that I'm totally infatuated with, I absolutely love everything about the leave-in--from the consistency and feel, to the performance and how well it plays with other products. The leave-in is very creamy and smooth, but does not feel greasy, or waxy whatsoever. It's the perfect hydrating foundation for whatever style you're going for. It's performs exceptionally well as a leave-in, and had enough slip to work effortlessly through my curls. The leave-in is pretty much foolproof--you can use a little or a lot and still get great results without your hair feeling parched or weighed down with product. I also appreciate how well the leave-in played with the Inahsi Naturals Coconut Avocado Curl Defining Custard, and other curl definers by other brands. A leave-in that works well across a number of products is a must for me!

Moisturizing Hair Whip

Ingredient List

Aloe Vera Juice, Shea Butter , Palm Oil, Mango Butter, Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil, Castor seed Oil, Panthenol-DL (Pro Vitamin B5), Hibiscus Extract, Nettle Extract, Horsetail Extract, Glycerin, Palm Stearic Acid, Emulsifying Wax, Citric Acid, Silver Dihydrogen Citrate, Potassium Sorbate, Natural Fragrances.

Top Ingredient 411:

  • Aloe Vera Juice: Acts as a natural conditioning agent that restores the hair's sheen, luster, and shine. It not only makes the hair soft, but it also enhances strength and suppleness.

  • Shea Butter: Emollient fat from the nut of the East or West African shea nut tree, used to moisturize and soften hair.

  • Palm Oil: Oil high in saturated fats that helps to moisturize, seal, and prevent damage to the hair. Contains the most vitamins A and E, which are antioxidants that help prevent and reverse signs of damage and aging in the hair.

  • Mango Butter: Rich in beta carotene, essential fatty acids and vitamins A and E. This ingredient also helps to treat dry skin and protect against future dryness.

  • Coconut Oil: Oil high in saturated fats (which is why when cold, it is solid). One of the few known oils to penetrate the hair shaft and truly moisturize hair. Coconut oil helps to moisturize, seal, and prevent breakage.

Product Performance

Hair whip is like the answer to my LOC/LCO sealing prayers. I love butters and oils equally when it comes to sealing my hair, but I often opt for oils because their liquidy nature makes it easier for me to not overuse. If I use too much oil or butter in my hair, it will get stringy and gross in a heartbeat. Thanks to Inahsi Naturals Hair whip, I now have a butter that's light enough for me to use on the entirety of my hair (not just my edges and ends), that is lightweight and easy to distribute, and won't cause the overuse greasies. Because it contains so many nutrient-packed oils, butters, and humectants, a very little bit goes a long way. I've been using Hair Whip nightly as a part of my sealing routine for almost a month now, and the jar barely is 1/4 of the way down. Hair Whip provides my hair with softness, and shine, and is a great companion to the Aloe Hibiscus Leave-In, or any other water-based product to moisturize, and lock in hydration.

Coconut Avocado Curl Defining Custard

Ingredient List

Distilled Water, Methylcellulose, Hydrolyzed Oats, Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, Panthenol-DL (Pro Vitamin B5), Citric Acid, Silver Dihydrogen Citrate, Potassium Sorbate, Natural Fragrance.

Top Ingredient 411:

  • Methylcellulose: Water-soluble, cellulose derived polymer used as a film forming agent and thickener.

  • Hydrolyzed Oats: Carbohydrate and protein rich oats in soluble form, used to give velvety smoothness to hair when applied. It also forms a light film over the hair when it dries.

  • Avocado Oil: Moisturizing oil that can penetrate the hair's cortex and strengthen hair, also aids in cimenting cuticle layers (maintaining hydration), and improving elasticity.

  • Coconut Oil: Oil high in saturated fats (which is why when cold, it is solid). One of the few known oils to penetrate the hair shaft and truly moisturize hair. Coconut oil helps to moisturize, seal, and prevent breakage.

  • Panthenol: Vitamin B5, known for quick absorption into hair and providing moisture control.

Product Performance

To be honest, it took a little while for me to work with the Curl Defining Custard. I'm used to generously applying products to my hair, because I want my wash and go curls to last for 3-4 days (at least). I went to town with the Curl Defining Custard, and ended up with some slight flaking on my curls when they dried. Rhonda reached out to me, and gave me a little more insight on using the custard (i.e. don't overuse product, a little goes a long way), and then I achieved wash and go greatness! My hair was shiny, defined, soft, and not dried out at all! Unfortunately, the moment I achieved curly perfection, LA got some ridiculous rain. I was only able to rescue my style into an updo of sorts, but you can totally see that the curls were still popping majorly!

My final thoughts

Overall, I really enjoyed my experience with Inahsi Naturals. I'm over the moon with their high quality ingredients, well thought out formulas, and high powered delivery. It's also wonderful to know that Inahsi Naturals Products are cruelty free, do not contain petroleum, mineral oil, silicones, parabens, or glycols, are non-GMO, and do not contain formaldehyde donor and other harsh preservatives. They're curly-girl friendly, and work on any texture of hair - from wavy to kinky. And did I mention that the product smell like fulfilled dreams and sweet summer memories?

Will you be giving Inahsi Naturals a try?