Not Your Mother’s Naturals Matcha Green Tea & Wild Apple Blossom Butter Masque 1st Impressions

Let me tell you, finding a deep conditioner or hair masque without protein ingredients in it is really, really, really hard. So I couldn’t limit myself to just specific brands, I cast a wide search net.

One of the brands that ended up in that next is Not Your Mother’s. I’d never tried anything from Not Your Mother’s before but had heard about them and watched some video reviews for some of their products. I had also seen that their products were very affordable.

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Not Your Mother’s seems to have separate their products into two type - original and naturals. The naturals products looked more appealing to me so I started looking at the descriptions and ingredient lists for all of the deep conditioners/butter masques. The one that stood out to me was the Not Your Mother’s Naturals Matcha Green Tea & Wild Apple Blossom Butter Masque.

This deep conditioner claims that it “deeply conditions and aids in restoring damaged strands, preparing hair for a purified, fresh style.”

Besides that claim, there were a few things that drew me to this deep conditioner. The first one was the ingredients. There’s no protein. I’m trying to use more hair products that have no protein ingredients and it’s hard to find conditioners that don’t include any protein ingredients.

Secondly, the deep conditioner talked about deep conditioning and helping to restore hair damage. All of that is appealing to me because while I no longer have protein overload my hair is still recovering from it. Additionally, the deep conditioner has no sulfates, silicones, parabens, gluten, or dyes.

The third thing was the price. It’s pretty affordable. Plus, I could get a sample-sized pack for a couple of dollars before committing and buying the full-size container.

After settling on the Not Your Mother’s Naturals Matcha Green Tea & Wild Apple Blossom Butter Masque I went to Ulta and picked it up. I ended up not using it right away. I wanted to wait to use it until after my relaxer touch up and that was a few weeks away. So a few weeks later, the week after my touch up I pulled this deep conditioner out to give it a try.

When I tried out the Not Your Mother’s Naturals Matcha Green Tea & Wild Apple Blossom Butter Masque for the first time I used it as part of my normal wash day. The reason being I wanted to see how it would interact with my staple products and hair regimen.


After shampooing I applied it to my wet hair. The consistency of this deep conditioner is very thick. So thick I was able to put some on my hand, hold my hand upside down and no product came off. My hair loves thick deep conditioners so the product sunk right in.

The instructions said to leave on for 5-10 minutes. It didn’t say anything about covering your head or using heat. I followed the instructions and left it on for 6 minutes. I wasn’t sure how my hair would feel afterward since I typically leave my deep conditioners on much longer, a minimum of 30 minutes, and I use heat to get better penetration.


Well, my concern was for naught. When I rinsed the deep conditioner out my hair felt like butter! Oh...my...goodness! My hair felt so soft and hydrated. Plus, I found that I didn’t need to moisturize and seal my hair as often during the week.

So while my hair felt really good after using the Not Your Mother’s Naturals Matcha Green Tea & Wild Apple Blossom Butter Masque I did kick myself for not leaving it on longer and using heat. My hair would have felt even better.

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I only used about half of the packet and had enough left for a second wash day. For my second use, I followed the same routine but Ieft the deep conditioner on longer about 35-40 minutes (lost track of time) and wore my deep conditioning cap to provide some heat.

After I took off the cap and before I stepped into the shower to rinse it out I ran my fingers through my hair. Let me tell you. My hair felt so soft and hydrated I did a little happy dance. And my hair felt just as good after rinsing the deep conditioner out.

Overall the Not Your Mother’s Naturals Matcha Green Tea & Wild Apple Blossom Butter Masque is a really good conditioner. It really hydrates my hair even if I leave it on for 5-10 minutes without heat or 30-40 minutes with heat. It also keeps my hair hydrated through the drying process so I don’t feel a need to use a lot of product on my hair during wash day or in the days that follow.

As of the writing of this post I haven’t decided if the Not Your Mother’s Naturals Matcha Green Tea & Wild Apple Blossom Butter Masque will be a staple deep conditioner of mine but it’s definitely in the running. I have a few more deep conditioners that I want to try and then compare to this one. But this is one that I would recommend and can see myself using again.




Not Your Mother’s Naturals Matcha Green Tea & Wild Apple Blossom Butter Masque 1st Impressions Not Your Mother’s Naturals Matcha Green Tea & Wild Apple Blossom Butter Masque 1st Impressions Reviewed by Leah | A Relaxed Gal on 01 July Rating: 5

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