Purgasm Shop

I'm not quite sure how I even came across Purgasm Shop, but I'm so glad that I did. Once I poured over their product offerings, I just KNEW I had to review them. Some of their products sounded like they'd smell absolutely divine, and others seemed too unique to pass up.

I was provided the Cocoa Yogurt Facial and Shampoo Bar, Wild Cherry Curl Poppin' Gel, and Wild Cherry Treatment Hair Truffles to test drive....and I must say I loved every single last product....down to the last drop.

Wild Cherry Curl Poppin’ Gel

The gel was the first product out the gate to test drive, and I absolutely ADORED the results. So did the folks on Instagram!

Description:

This botanical based gel will quench your curls and bring them back to life! It gives great curl definition for kinky, coily, and curly textures and nourishes dry hair and scalp with a light hold. Curl Poppin Gel is specially formulated to provide excellent definition, detangling, shine, and moisture. Wake up your curls! * Great for "Wash & Go", twists, braids, shingling, and other textured styles.

Top Ingredients 411:

Ingredients List

  • Distilled Water (infused with Marshmallow Root, Wild Cherry Bark, Flaxseed, Hibiscus, Proprietary Botanical Blend)
  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Vegetable Glycerin
  • Silk Aminos
  • Xanthum Gum
  • Phthalate Free Fragrance/Essential Oil Blend
  • Wild Cherry Bark is known to condition, smooth, and silken the hair shaft
  • Marshmallow Root softens the hair, increases moisture absorption, and provides an excellent slip
  • Flax seed provides a high dose of omegas which help improve shine and elasticity
  • Aloe Vera is incredibly healing, and balances the pH of the hair (closing the cuticles) to promote shine, softness, and moisture retention
  • Glycerin is an amazing humectant
  • Silk Aminos penetrate the hair shaft to repair and strengthen

Performance:

I thoroughly enjoyed using Wild Cherry Curl Poppin' Gel. The consistency is similar to a DYI flaxseed gel, but the extra slip and amazing cherry scent are divine. The gel spread easily, which makes it super ideal for a wash n' go. I was able to rake it through my hair with zero problems. Once dried, my curls were shiny, defined, fluffy, and soft. No crunchies anywhere, despite my tendency to be heavy-handed with product. Even my heat damaged ends felt silky smooth! The cherry scent was delightful, and didn't linger in my hair.

Cocoa Yogurt Facial and Shampoo Bar

I won't lie to you guys, I never do. When I first opened this poo bar, I sat and tried to convince myself that nobody would judge me if I nibbled off a corner. It just smelled SO good. And it looked so creamy. It smelled like a creamy cocoa cupcake. I had to hurry up and put it in a soap dish just to affirm to myself that it was indeed soap and not a snack.

Description:

These hand poured cleansing bars are all natural and are botanically infused with Cocoa, Rhassoul, Yoghurt,and Silk Aminos. Formulated to leave hair and skin nourished, soft, and moisturized; they contain Argan oil, Honey, and Shea Butter. This dual purpose bar provides a hydrating, softening, and deliciously scented clean that does not strip the natural moisture from delicate facial area or the hair shaft. Purgasm cleansing bars produce an abundance of light and creamy lather and leaves hair feeling clean, soft, moist, and easier to detangle. Skin is left refreshed and renewed and the botanical blends natural alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) leave your skin brighter, more even toned, with clearer and healthier pores! Say bye bye to dry, tangled, moisture stripped hair and dull skin and clogged pores!

Top Ingredients 411:

Ingredients List

  • Coconut Oil
  • Palm Oil
  • Safflower Oil
  • Glycerine (kosher, of vegetable origin)
  • Shea Butter (refined naturally crushed)
  • Purified Water
  • Sodium Hydroxide (saponifying agent)
  • Sorbitol (moisturizer)
  • Sorbitan oleate (emulsifer)
  • Honey
  • Soy bean protein (conditioner)
  • Titanium Dioxide (mineral colorant)
  • Argan Oil
  • Yucca
  • Undutched Cocoa
  • Yoghurt
  • Silk Aminos
  • Essential Oil/Phthalate Free Fragrance Blend

When we talk about soap or shampoo bars, the term "saponified" often comes into play. Anything saponified is done with Sodium Hydroxide, aka lye. But that's not an issue at all! In fact, it has little to no impact on your hair. Click here to learn about that.

  • Coconut is the amazing moisturizing, hair-penetrating oil (almost) every natural knows and loves
  • Palm and Safflower Oils contain significant amounts of Omegas 9 and 6, respectively which support softening and elasticity in hair
  • Shea butter is a super-softening emollient, and Glycerin (as we discussed above) is a humectant
  • Rosemary Essential Oil: Concentrated oil that is great for stimulating blood circulation on the scalp, promoting nourishment and growth. It is also has antibacterial properties, and can help relieve dry, flaky, and irritated scalp.

Performance:

I utilized the Cocoa Yogurt bar on both my face and hair. It smells amazing. I just can't seem to get past that. I really enjoyed it as a hair cleanser, it definitely made my hair feel clean without stripping it of moisture. The shine, as you can see below, was just TOO real. I wished it would have given me a little more slip, but it was in no way a deal breaker. As much as I enjoyed the bar for cleansing my hair, I loved it even more on my face. It left my face clean, smooth, and didn't aggravate my psoriasis, which is really important to me. And did I mention the smell was divine?

Wild Cherry Treatment Hair Truffle

It's like buying your hair a big ol' chocolate bar after a rough day (or during a cheat day...or heck, any day. No occasion needed for chocolate!) but I digress. Seriously, these truffles look and smell like chocolate. I just had to add hot water to give my hair a treat.

Description:

The Wild Cherry Treatment hair truffle mask is specially formulated to provide the ultimate damage repair and conditioning experience for curly, kinky, and afro textured hair. Our special blend of rhassoul clay, wild cherry bark, banana, honey and marshmallow root intensely conditions, softens, increases moisture retention, and provides excellent slip for detangling. Say bye to dry, brittle, and malnourished kinks and curls with this aryuvedic and botanical blend! *These intense conditioning hair truffles are lighted dusted with undutched cocoa powder on one side for it's nourishing and moisture retaining properties.

Top Ingredients 411:

Ingredients List

  • Rhassoul Clay
  • Unrefined Cocoa Butter
  • Banana
  • Honey
  • Marshmallow Root
  • Wild Cherry Bark
  • Hibiscus
  • Argan Oil
  • Cetearyl Alcohol and Polysorbate 60
  • Silk Aminos
  • Jamaican Black Castor Oil
  • Organic/Phthalate Free Fragrance Blend
  • Undutched Cocoa Powder
  • Vitamin E
  • Rhassoul Clay detoxifies the hair, removing impurities while providing body and volume and calming scalp irritation and dryness
  • Cocoa Butter is a hair softening emollient made from pressing cocoa nibs
  • Banana moisturizes, nourishes, imparts shine, and softens hair, as well as helping to control scalp issues like dandruff.
  • Honey is an amazing anti-microbial and humectant
  • Marshmallow Root softens hair and provides slip
  • Wild Cherry Bark makes an appearance here too, conditioning, smoothing, and silk-ifying hair

Performance:

I followed the instructions to a tee. Gauging by the current thickness of my hair, I knew I would need to use all 3 truffles. I added hot water bit by bit, until I achieved a consistency akin to melted ice cream. Sorry about all the food references...it's just that everything from Purgasm Shop seems to be dang near edible! It didn't break down smooth, it felt kind of grainy. I was skeptical that anything lacking creamy consistency could make my hair feel loved. Boy, was I WRONG! Like, dead wrong. The truffles were truly a treat for my hair. After rinsing them out, my hair was super silky, super soft, super shiny, and virtually frizz free. It was super detangled, and applying product afterward was a snap. This is definitely going into my regular hair treat routine!

Bottom Line

I love that all of Purgasm Shop's products are free of artificial fragrances. The more products I come into contact with, the more I realize that my allergies are sensitive to some fragrances. But of course, no issues here with Purgasm Shop! I also love how unique their products are. Seriously, a treatment for hair that looks like Valentine's Day Chocolate? I can also appreciate their commitment to quality ingredients, and standing by their statement “no phthalates, no petroleum, no sulfates, no parabens, no junk.” I told ya'll, you can never go wrong supporting small business.

Treat your hair to some Purgasm Shop!

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