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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Ceremonia Bestsellers Hair Welcome Kit | Heritage Scalp Remedy Oil (Aceite de Moska), All In One Shampoo (Champú de Yucca & Witch Hazel), All In One Conditioner (Acondicionador de Cupuaçu & Castor), Deep Hydration Repair Cream (Guava Leave-in Conditioner)

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Not Sponsored: Ceremonia is a Latin, family-rooted, clean hair brand. I first noticed the brand on Sephora's website. I delved a little further and visited Ceremonia's website. Several things impressed me regarding the company: how their products cater to such a diverse assortment of hair types (straight, curly, coily etc), amazing ethical values (sustainability, natural ingredients, community) and their love of family. Babba Rivera, who owns Ceremonia is a Latin American immigrant. Her father was a hairdresser. Growing up, she didn't see products made for her or representation of her culture. She decided to change that, by starting her own business (Ceremonia) and create products for all. I think that is such a beautiful story. When you visit their website, you see representation from many nationalities. 

I decided to purchase Ceremonia's Best Seller Welcome Kit. I didn't want to invest in full-size products, because my hair is just as finicky as my skin. My skin is dry and so is my hair. I want to disclose that several years ago, I practically loss all of my hair. It was due to a shampoo that dried my hair out and me putting a relaxer in my hair. It damaged my scalp. My scalp took years to heal and now my hair is trying to grow. It's been a very slow process. My hair breaks very easily. So that is why, you don't see any hair care reviews on A Very Sweet Blog. I'm just now starting to try some products. I'm very cautious. Let me talk about each product in the Welcome Kit. All of these products come in full sizes.

Ceremonia Heritage Scalp Remedy Oil (Aceite de Moska) 1 oz/ 30 mL

I agree with Ceremonia when they say, "Hair wellness begins at the scalp". Your scalp is the foundation, the root, from which your hair must grow. Problems there? Problem hair. This product contains a number of oils. Many are sourced from Latin America. It promises to nourish your scalp, strengthen your hair, and reduce frizz. You shake the bottle, apply these drops to your scalp, after 10-15 minutes wash it out or leave it in as an overnight treatment. I tried it both ways. My dry scalp and hair really absorbed this oil. Overnight, it provided some moisture to my scalp and hair, but not enough compared to what I'm currently using (Bumble & Bumble Invisible Oil - Nordstrom, Macys, Shop Premium Outlets, Selfridges). I'll talk about my experience with it, right before shampooing below. It's a good oil. Nice tropical scent. But if your hair and scalp (like mine) require a lot of nourishment, you may need something else.

Ceremonia All In One Shampoo (Champú de Yucca & Witch Hazel) 2 oz/ 60 mL
This shampoo is described as ultra-hydrating, moisturizing, will boost shine and reduces frizz. It contains Yucca extract and Witch Hazel. This shampoo will not strip your scalp's natural oils. Let me say, what I like about this kit, is that the sample sizes let you try the product at least 4-5 times (depending on the length and thickness of your hair). I got mix results with this shampoo. The first time, I didn't use the oil. The result was a very low, almost non-existent lather. The next time, I used the oil and the shampoo lathered up (which made for a better experience). The next several times (without the oil), very low lather. I felt, if your hair wasn't wet-wet and you didn't use the oil, that the lathering lacked. I never got a "my hair feels really clean" feeling. My hair did feel soft after using this shampoo. It had a nice shine. My hair just didn't feel as clean as I wanted it to be. This shampoo is very fluid, so be mindful when dispensing the product.

Ceremonia All In One Conditioner (Acondicionador de Cupuaçu & Castor) 2 oz/ 60 mL

This conditioner was good. It's described as a strengthening and hydrating conditioner. It contains Cupuaçu Butter, which smooths hair and frizz. It also contains castor oil for shine. I put this on my hair, while I was in the shower. I would clean the rest of my body, so it would have a chance to sit and really work its way into my hair. Upon washing the conditioner out, my hair felt nourished. Did it provide the moisture that my current shampoo & conditioner gives me (The Body Shop Banana Conditioner)? No. It's good, but it doesn't provide enough moisture if you have really dry hair.

Ceremonia Deep Hydration Repair Cream (Guava Leave-in Conditioner) 2 oz/ 60 mL
This product has won awards from Allure, Elle, Glamour, and Popsugar. I applied this to my hair before giving myself a relaxer. My hair curled up. I was like wow! When my hair was straightened and I applied this cream, it didn't curl up. Sooo! Again (for me), mix results. I thought this cream would hydrate my hair, leave it soft and I could just work my fingers through my hair. It always dried down on my hair and left it a little hard. So that kind of threw me for a loop. I was expecting something else. There is a leave in Guava Rescue Spray (detangler), but at this point I don't know. 

In Conclusion: I don't think Ceremonia is for me (and that's ok). Sometimes products will work great for some and not for others. I feel I need every product they offer, in order for any of them to work. Even after going through all of these steps, I'm not getting the results I would like. I'm not going to give Ceremonia a rating, because I looked at reviews on a couple of sites. The reviews go from I LOVE THIS STUFF to I RETURNED EVERYTHING. Its either going to work for you or not. All the products have a really nice fresh & tropical scent. Nothing alarming or loud. The cost of their products are great (very low cost). I would try a Welcome Kit before committing to full size. They give you an ample amount of product to use. It's an excellent way, to see if their products work for you.


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