Palmer’s Hair Care First Impressions 

Palmer's Hair Care First Impressions 

I don’t really talk haircare on the blog often although I did do a post on Cantu hair products which you can read about here. Coming back to this post, I was fortunate enough to be sent some lovely Palmer’s products from their new haircare range. Many of us know of Palmer’s due to their cocoa butter which is a great product and one that has been used in my household for many years, so I was very excited to try these new haircare items.

My hair

To give a bit of background on my hair in its current condition, I am transitioning from relaxed hair to natural. This means I no longer apply chemicals to my hair to get the texture straight and I am embracing the natural locks that I have #nomorecreamycrack! I started this journey properly around March last year and as you can imagine, the texture now is very different from before making it harder to maintain as it is a lot thicker but with few remaining strands of relaxed hair. The reason I didn’t go for ‘The Big Chop’ was simply down to the fact that I kinda accidentally fell into the ‘going natural’ without the initial intention. I just decided that one day I was no longer going to relax my hair anymore. Now I wear my hair in protective styles which is either braids, weaves or wigs but I am slowly leaning more toward the wig life for the convenience. This means that my hair is mainly cainrowed underneath for protection and minimal strain is applied on my hair through heat and/or excessive styling etc. Finding good haircare products is essential to this process.

The products

I was sent a few items from the new Olive Oil formula haircare range which was great because many of the products I currently use also contain olive oil so I thought these picks were ideal. HOWEVER, Palmer’s have a vast range of products in their new haircare range including Shea and Coconut Oil formulas which I would love to try.  I received the Leave – In Conditioner, the Weightless Shine Dry Oil Mist and the Super Control Gel for Edges.

First Impressions

As I wear my hair in protective styles, I do not wash my hair as often as I would if it was relaxed therefore I haven’t been able to test all of these products for a great length of time. Here are my first impressions:

Leave In – Conditioner

I used this product as suggested and did not wash it out (sometimes I wash out leave in conditioners if I am having deep condition/treatment). Generally conditioning my hair is one of my favourite parts of wash day because it allows me to detangle the hair in sections, softening the texture overall making it more manageable. I found this product quite good in the sense that it wasn’t too heavy on my hair and also rinsed out quite easily.

Palmer's Hair Care First Impressions 

Palmer’s Olive Oil Formula Leave In Conditioner

Dry Oil Mist

I really like this product because of its multi purpose functionality. As my hair is in cainrows a lot of the time my scalp can become itchy and as a quick solution, I spray this all over my scalp so it feels less dry. It’s really simple to use in that sense when I have little time. I also like to use this to add a bit of sheen to my hair – where I would typically use an oil sheen spray, the mist feels so much lighter and weightless in comparison and the bottle is much more user friendly than the larger spray cans.

Palmer's Hair Care First Impressions 

Palmer’s Olive Oil Formula Dry Oil Mist

Edge Control

Palmer's Hair Care First Impressions 

Palmer’s Olive Oil Formula Super Control Gel For Edges

The last item is the edge control and probably the item that I reach for the least out of the three during this time. This is because of my current hairstyle which doesn’t really allow much exposure to my edges so its not necessary to use. I will however try to use the product more once I change my hairstyle to get a true feel for how it holds my hair. Looking at it and feeling the texture I imagine it holds well but would need to see how it copes throughout the day.


I would love to try more from the Palmer’s haircare range and will try to see if I can introduce more of them into my haircare routine. Have you ever tried any of the Palmer’s haircare range? If so comment below any recommendations you may have.

*This post contains samples from Palmer’s though all thoughts and opinions are my own.


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  1. 14th June 2017 / 10:52 am

    Love the sound of olive in hair care. My hair can be so dry and this sounds like a great remedy.

    Amina xx |

    • shannonkara
      14th June 2017 / 11:02 am

      I love Olive oil based products. You should try and get your hands on some. Thank you for reading x