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I Tried the Adwoa Blue Tansy Collection

I Tried the Adwoa Blue Tansy Collection

I stumbled upon Adwoa’s Blue Tansy Collection several months ago and decided to give it a few tries. Here’s how it worked out for me and my type 4 natural hair.

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The Adwoa Beauty Blue Tansy Collection (not pictured: Reparative Conditioner)

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What Is Adwoa Beauty?

Adwoa Beauty is a Black-woman-owned haircare brand founded by Julian Addo in 2017. The brand features three lines of products including the Baomint line for dry, textured hair, Melonberry for fine hair, and Blue Tansy for damaged and processed hair.

The name “Adwoa” (pronounced ahh-ju-wah) is derived from the Akan day naming system. It is a female name for “born on Monday” and is shared with Addo, who is of Liberian and Ghanaian descent. It also means “philosophical, determined, filled with an intense desire to endure.”

About the Adwoa Blue Tansy Collection

The Adwoa Blue Tansy Collection targets damaged and processed hair, detoxing and repairing it while enhancing strength. This line also offers some heat protection.

The full slate of products includes the Clarifying Gel Shampoo, Conditioner, Repairative Mask, Leave-In Conditioning Styler, and Treatment Serum.

What are the key ingredients and what do they do?

  • Blue tansy oil
  • Slippery elm
  • Bamboo extract

What’s NOT in these products?

The products in this collection do not contain any of the following ingredients:

  • Sulfates
  • Parabens
  • Mineral oils
  • Petrolatum
  • Phthalates
  • Synthetic Colors
  • DEA
  • Drying alcohols
  • Propylene glycol
  • Silicones

The products are also vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free.

Adwoa Beauty Blue Tansy Collection Review

I purchased four of the five products in this collection and have used them together for many wash days. Here are my thoughts on each one:

Blue Tansy Clarifying Gel Shampoo; $12 (3.3 oz)/ $28 (14 oz)

The Clarifying Gel Shampoo claims to do exactly what the name suggests: clarify and detox. It also aims to add moisture and slip while improving hydration and reducing breakage.

In my experience, the shampoo delivers on its claims. Even while being sulfate-free, it does a great job of removing all the product from my hair without leaving it feeling stripped. I also like that it does have slip. This makes the first step in my wash day a lot more pleasant.

Blue Tansy Reparative Mask; $15 (3.3 oz)/ $44 (16 oz)

I did not purchase the rinse-out conditioner, but the second product I purchased was the Reparative Mask. This deep conditioner adds another layer of moisture while adding strength and preventing breakage. It promises to promote shine and frizz as well as help with detangling and curl definition.

The mask is super rich. Right out of the jar, you can tell that it is very emollient, having a clay-like texture (likely due to the rhassoul clay). It’s evident that the company did not skimp on ingredients. The jury is still out on curl definition for me, but the strengthening features are very evident. My hair feels stronger and is more resistant to snapping with this product. I can also see a level of protection after styling (more on that later). Even so, my hair feels much softer after deep conditioning.

Blue Tansy Leave In Conditioning Styler; $13 (3.3 oz)/ $26 (14 oz)

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After rinsing out the Reparative Mask, I follow up with the Leave-In Conditioning Styler, which is supposed to do most of the same things as the deep conditioner with an added feature – heat protection. This leave-in offers thermal protection up to 375 degrees F.

I find that this leave-in gets better with time. It does help with detangling and I do get decent definition while styling, but it’s hard to tell as much when it’s first applied. I find that the longer the leave-in sits in my hair, the better it performs, which is a plus for me. It doesn’t have a ton of hold, but you can still get nice, soft-set styles.

Blue Tansy Treatment Serum; $36 (2 oz)

So, the Treatment Serum was actually the first product from this line that purchased.

Spoiler Alert: I loved it so much I went back and bought the Mask, followed by the Leave-In Styler and Shampoo.

The serum delivers everything that it claims: reduces breakage, adds shine, locks in moisture, reduces frizz, and offers humidity protection. As with all the other products, a little goes a long way. My favorite thing of all: it blow-dries like a dream. Like the Leave-In Styler, the Treatment Serum also offers heat protection up to 375 degrees F. It is so lightweight and leaves my hair fluffy and easy to work with. I’ve never had an issue with my hair not reverting back either.

Is the Adwoa Blue Tansy line worth trying?

Absolutely. After many uses, I can say that this collection produces consistently positive results. Though these products are considered “prestige priced,” I feel like the ingredients and formula are quality, and the results are worth every penny. Another major plus is that this brand offers minis of almost everything they carry! This is not only great for travel, but also for trying out the products at a lower price point. (They also take Afterpay.) This collection will continue to be a staple in my stash, especially for heat-stretching my hair.

Verdict: Hight and Mighty!

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