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Cocotique Beauty Box Review + Coupon – April 2017

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Cocotique is a lifestyle and beauty (deluxe) subscription box service for women of color.

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My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

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The Subscription Box: Cocotique

Cost: $20.00 a month + free shipping, $112.00($18.66 a box) for 6-month +free shipping, $220.00($18.33 a box) for 12-monhts + free shipping.

COUPON: Use coupon code BOX10 to save 10% off your first month of Cocotique! (Regularly $20 a month)

The Products: 5-8 deluxe sample size and full-size hair care, beauty, and lifestyle products

Ships to: the Contiguous US. Cocotique is no longer shipping to Alaska or Hawaii.

Good to know: “By subscribing between March 24 – April 23, your subscription will start with the May Box. May Cocotoque Box, Unleash Your Inner Goddess.”

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April’s theme is Taliah Waajid Takeover “Lit From Within”. Enclosed is an info card listing the contents of the box along with their prices.

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Enclosed is a tri-fold pamphlet of the products in this month’s box. There’s detailed information about the usage of each product, where products can be purchased, and what hair type and curl pattern the products are best for.

The She-Coco collection is 97% to 100% natural and paraben free, vegan, cruelty free, and non-GMO.

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Enclosed is a promotional card regarding the 20th Annual Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Healthy Lifestyle Event April 22-23, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia

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Shea-Coco Conditioning Co-Wash, 8oz – Value $9.99

This all natural co-wash condition is intended to soften, detangle, penetrate and protect hair from damage. A few key ingredients include sesame seed oil, shea butter, and coconut oil. Its paraben free, vegan, and non-GMO. The act of co-washing is washing your hair with conditioner as opposed to shampoo and is said to be a preferred method for those with curly hair. I have yet to try this new method of washing my hair, but it seems to be effective and popular.

From Natural Hair How to Use:

Conditioning Co-wash For Co-Wash– Thoroughly wet hair and apply Shea Coco Conditioning Co –Wash to hair and scalp. Massage product through hair and scalp. Rinse and repeat.

For Leave-in conditioning after Co-Wash: Thoroughly wet hair and apply Shea Coco Conditioning Co –Wash to hair and scalp. Massage product through hair and scalp. Rinse lightly leaving some of the Shea Coco Conditioning Co-Wash on hair. Finger manipulate through hair and style.

For Leave In conditioner: Can be used daily. Apply to wet or damp hair. Work the Shea Coco Conditioning Co-Wash into the hair from the scalp to the ends. Use fingers to detangle and style.

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Shea-Coco Curly Hair Curl Soufflé, 8oz – Value $9.99

This product is intended for those with curly hair to define curls with no frizz and for those with medium to thick natural hair. My natural hair is not curly but I have a friend whose hair is thick and curly who this would be perfect for. So, I will be passing this on for her to enjoy.

From Natural Hair How to Use:

Daily curl defining and moisturizing on wet hair: Apply a liberal amount to your hair from scalp to the ends, finger manipulate and style. Works best after using Shea Coco Co-Wash and Leave in Condition. Add a little of the Shea Coco Monoi oil for additional shine and moisturizing.

Daily curl defining and moisturizing on dry hair: Part hair into sections and apply a liberal amount to one section at a time from scalp to the ends, finger manipulate to desired curl definition and style. Works best after using Shea Coco Co-Wash and Leave in Condition. Add a little of the Shea Coco Monoi oil for additional shine and moisturizing.

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Shea-Coco Condition-Daily Leave-In Conditioner, 8oz – Value $9.99

This daily leave-conditioner is intended to be used for natural hair, twists, and locks. This is perfect to use when I have my hair braided in twists. It’s an intense conditioner that moisturizes my hair without shrinkage.

From Natural Hair How to Use:

Daily Leave In Conditioning: Spray a generous amount of Shea Coco Condition to hair and finger, comb or brush through hair. Style as usual.

Detangling: Separate hair into 4 or more sections. Undo one section. Spray a liberal amount of Condition to each section. You can finger or use a wide tooth comb to comb through the hair section. Repeat on remaining sections of your hair. Follow up with Monoi Oil for additional softening and shine.

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Shea-Coco Monoi Oil-Natural Serum, 4oz – Value $9.99

This multi-use serum is meant for my hair and skin, from repairing split ends to a styling aid to applying to my body to keep my skin soft. I applied this product to my dry hands and my skin soaked it right up.

From Natural Hair How to Use:

Hair Repair Deep Hot Oil Treatment: After Co-Washing with Shea Coco Conditioning Co-Wash, towel dry hair. Apply an ample amount of the Monoi Oil All Natural Serum to the hair. Place plastic cap over head for 10-15 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Style as usual. Hair will be soft, nourished and more manageable.

Split Ends & Frizz: Leave hot oil treatment on for an additional 10 minutes to help repair split ends.

Relief for dry hair and skin: Rub onto hair before styling or after styling to seal in moisture. Use on entire skin, including feet and nails for soft, nourish and naturally glowing results.

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Detox Shampoo and Moisture Madness Masque Foil Packets – Listed Value $4.99

This two-step process is meant to detoxify all the grime and impurities from my hair. I will be taking this to my hairdresser in a few weeks to use. My hair will need a good detox. How to use:

Step 1 use detox shampoo to rid hair of impurities, build up, and unclogged pores.

Step 2 hydrates and replenishes hair’s moisture, strengthen strands, and adds a protective barrier against damage.

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Shea Coco Natural Hair Style Cream, 8oz – Value $9.99

This styling cream is good for daily styling, twist outs while defining curls and reducing frizz and is non-greasy.

From Natural Hair How to Use:

Daily use for styling: Use on wet or dry hair. For daily styling, apply a liberal amount to your hair, massage or finger manipulate to form your curls or to just moisturize your hair.

Twist Outs/Two strand twists styles: Apply a liberal amount to the area before two strand twisting the hair. Works great on individual two strand twists or on twist rows. Let set for an hour or overnight if you intend to un-twist your hair for a twist out. Add a little of the Shea Coco Monoi oil for additional shine and moisturizing.

Cornrows/Braid-Outs: Apply to hair before cornrowing to achieve smooth and even braids and detailed braid outs that last. Add a little of the Shea Coco Monoi oil for additional shine and moisturizing. Hair Softener and curl definition: Apply a liberal amount to hair and finger, brush or comb through. Add a little of the Shea Coco Monoi oil for additional shine and moisturizing.

Verdict: This Cocotique box has a value of $54.94 which is incredible for a $20 box with free shipping. I appreciate having the entire Shea-Coco Collection in this month’s box but it was a bit much, and an entire box of hair products was not appealing. A mixture of other beauty products would have been nice. They have various takeovers that feature black-owned businesses which is great, but this takeover was meh, for me. Nonetheless, I will use most of the products. From what I have seen on their Instagram page they have takeover boxes often. Also, having my box arrive damaged was a bummer but luckily only a small amount spilled out of the unscrewed cap of monoi oil natural serum and the other items were in good condition.

What do you think of Cocotique‘s “Taliah Waajid takeover Box”? What Women of Color boxes have you tried?

Written by Nich Baviera

Nich Baviera

Nichelle has been obsessed with subscription boxes since 2012, when she received an email to subscribe to PopSugar Must Have Box. Since then, she has subscribed to Glossybox, Allure Beauty Box and GoodeBox which is now called GoodeBeing Box. She currently subscribes to: Birchbox, FabFitFun, Essence Beauty Box, PopSugar Must Have Mini Box, and Play! by Sephora. She is an avid admirer of PopSugar, so much so that she had an office tour of their San Francisco headquarters in April of 2015.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

6 Comments

  1. I was really excited about this Takeover Box! If you know who Taliah Waajid is….then you DEFINITELY want her products if you’re a natural! The Black Radiance takeover was all makeup and I loved it too. I for one am glad it was all haircare by TALIAH WAAJID for us natural Queens!

  2. Takeover boxes are usually not my thing but I could have easily given away the products that I couldn’t use from this one. Cocotique is on my sub wish list. I ordered one of their previous boxes last year and liked the variety of products included.

  3. Thanks so much for the review! I will be subscribing soon, as this not only looks interesting, but I’m always up to finding new products that will help with my hair.

    • FYI: Cocotique is more of a beauty subscription that typically includes a mixture of makeup, skincare, body care, and hair care with maybe the rare polish or fragrance thrown in. This was a take-over box that they only do a few times per year. If you’re looking for a curly hair box that includes full-sized products from a single, but different, brand each month, Curl Box is a great box for that. If you’d like a box that features different brands & sizes of curly hair products each month, Curl Kit is a pretty great box for that. 🙂

  4. I received this box and loved it. The takeover boxes are by far my most favorite since it gives you an opportunity to try the full line of products. This box in particular was great. As a natural, you often only hear about the major name brand companies, so getting a chance to try a new company is fun. I actually used just this brand for my wash yesterday.
    The only problem was my cowash was slightly opened and spilled a bit.

  5. Awe man, I should have re subscribed, looks like a great box to me 🙂

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