Qhemet AOHC vs Afroveda Cocolatte

auntcurlyauntcurly Registered Users Posts: 234
I'm 3 weeks into my very short bc, trying to get a regimen and going through the typical changes. I have AOHC and I like it. I also have BRBC, not sure how I feel about it yet. I'm a PJ by nature but economics right now is forcing me to make wise choices.

If anyone who has used both could give me an idea about what Cocolatte does that the AOHC doesn't do, I'd be very grateful.

I have coarse, kinky wiry hair, always in need of moisture that will get hard if I don't maintain the right balance. Just got almond oil to seal with and it's working it's butt off. I love coconut oil, but I think it makes my natural hair too hard so I have to use it sparingly now, more for conditioning.

TIA for any help you can give.

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  • MsCurl83MsCurl83 Registered Users Posts: 289
    Hello and congratulations on the long term transitioning. I think I'd put myself in the same category bc I opted for cornrows for like a whole year instead of doing the big chop pronto.

    I'm, currently using QB's AOHC, BRBC and OHHB. They all work great, but are each different.

    With the AOHC, its not heavy on my hair, as some curlies have stated it feels heavy on theirs; there is a very slight, slight greasy feel after you apply, but I've counteracted this by adding water and conditioner spritz to my hair before I apply AOHC. After that, no greasy feel. I started a thread on this, trying to see if any ladies have had any luck or other alternatives to do away with the slightly greasy feel.

    With BRBC (Burdock Root Butter Cream), it was moisturizing, no greasy feel at all. Many curlies like it because its lighter than AOHC.

    With OHHB (Olive and Honey Hydrating Balm), my hair is super soft!! Way softer with this than BRBC and AOHC! I applied some on my hair yesterday morning and as of right now while I'm typing, my hair is still soft. It soaks right into your hair, no greasy feel, gives shine and its light.

    I haven't tried Afroveda's products yet, due to my constant reading about bad customer service issues, shipping delays, good product reviews, etc. Many ladies have said the Cocolatte is really good as well as the Pur Whipped Gelly also.

    But its your choice to decide between the two. Good Luck!!
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  • NaturalistaNaturalista Registered Users Posts: 5,491 Curl Neophyte
    auntcurly wrote: »
    I'm 3 weeks into my very short bc, trying to get a regimen and going through the typical changes. I have AOHC and I like it. I also have BRBC, not sure how I feel about it yet. I'm a PJ by nature but economics right now is forcing me to make wise choices.

    If anyone who has used both could give me an idea about what Cocolatte does that the AOHC doesn't do, I'd be very grateful.

    I have coarse, kinky wiry hair, always in need of moisture that will get hard if I don't maintain the right balance. Just got almond oil to seal with and it's working it's butt off. I love coconut oil, but I think it makes my natural hair too hard so I have to use it sparingly now, more for conditioning.

    TIA for any help you can give.

    The only similarity btwn AOHC and CL are that they are butters. Otherwise they work differently in terms of what they're best for, the moisture level they confer, and versatility.

    AOHC- the more hydrating of the two and the heaviest of the two. IMO the reason its so heavy is because it has ingredients that condition and seal to the max. AOHC due to its heaviness is ideal for protective styles, nightly moisture/sealing treatment, etc. This product, unlike the CL lends more softness and shine.

    CL- is about 3-4 steps down on the hydration scale vs. the AOHC but you can use it for anything from a prepoo, to LI, to a masque treatment. IMO it doesn't seal as well as AOHC and other AV butters but it's designation is a moisture mask so I guess that's that. Even though it doesn't lend any shine, it does soften and unlike the AOHC it gives body. I think this butter is best for wash n go's and moisture treatments than protective styling.

    I own both and use both. AOHC is more of a colder weather product since hair needs more moisture in colder mths and its too heavy for me in this current climate.

    HTH!!

    Another comment I wanted to make is that coconut oil hardening in the hair is a common issue when its not extra virgin. Make sure you're using extra virgin.
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  • hippychichippychic Registered Users Posts: 4,673 Curl Neophyte
    between the two, i prefer aohc. they both moisturize the hair but aohc is long lasting moisture. cocolatte while it smells quite yummy, fades in the moisture department and my hair ends up feeling dry.

    i found out after my bc that my hair didn't like coconut oil alone as a leave-in product. i can use it as part of a deep treatment or when it is a part of the ingredient list. every product does not work for every head of hair.
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  • auntcurlyauntcurly Registered Users Posts: 234
    Thank you all. You've been a big help.

    I do use EVCoconut Oil. But I agree with hippychic, it works better if I use it other ways now. I've replaced it with Almond Oil which really doing a great job.

    I probably will pass on the Cocolatte. I'm really loving the AOHC so why spend the money and deal with bad customer service, too.

    Thanks again.
  • coilynappcoilynapp Registered Users Posts: 4,233
    AOHC. Cocolatte was good for a while for me. Then I noticed it was making my hair look dull. But it softened my hair. Like Hippychic, I found the moisture from cocolatte faded.

    I love AOHC. Moisture lasts, I get shiny, soft hair.
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