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September 2015



Product Review: Livara Sapphire Hair Food [Giveaway Closed]

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For the past two months, I’ve basically lived in high puffs. I had some personal challenges and could not be bothered to doll my hair up. If you know anything about me, you probably know that my hair is not a friend of shea butter. My skin loves it so I usually divert my Shea butter products to my skin regimen.

Livara Cosmetics is a Ugandan company that manufactures natural and organic Shea butter products for hair and skin. They started operations in June 2015. Do you think that Livara shea butter worked for me? Keep reading…

First Impressions

I received the Sapphire Hair Food and Tanzanite Hair Oil in exchange for an honest review. Considering I don’t normally use Shea butter on my hair, I was a little worried in the beginning. My curiosity overpowered my apprehension and so I decided to try these products out. Maxima  – the proprietor of Livara personally delivered the products – which had top notch packaging.

*Sapphire Hair goes for UGX 9,000 (50g) and UGX 15,000 (200g).

** I will post my review on Tanzanite Hair Oil in the not-so-distant future.**


Pure Unrefined Shea Butter, Castor Oil, and Beeswax.

How I used the Livara Sapphire Hair Food & Results

1. I first used it on dirty hair. I used my DIY spritz in each section then I added a small amount of the hair food. This combination was more oily than I wanted but after the first day, it got better.

2. On freshly washed hair that has been spritzed with my DIY spritz. Like mentioned above, it sealed in moisture but hair remained a tad more oily than I wanted.

3. The following time and how I’ve continued to use it is on wash day. Immediately after rinsing out the deep conditioner, I t-shirt or towel dry my hair for a short while and then add leave-in conditioner followed by a bit of the Sapphire Hair to seal. Then I comb the section with a wide tooth comb and twist up. I usually leave the hair till it is completely dry. I have experimented with Giovanni Direct Leave-in Conditioner and Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie prior to sealing with Sapphireand preferred the Giovanni combo.

Then I rock my high puff for 3-4 days with only daily spritzing required to hep me reshape. My hair felt soft and supple in between LOC moisturizing sessions.


  • Superb sealant; maintains soft moisturized hair for a couple of days
  • High shine effect / healthy look
  • Nice Consistency (soft and not grainy)
  • Easily melts when rubbed between the palms
  • Neutral scent
  • Top notch packaging
  • Affordable
  • Made in Uganda


  • A bit oily when first used but absorbs as days go by

Final Thoughts

I liked how shiny my hair becomes when I use Sapphire Hair Food. In addition to shine, it maintains soft moisturized hair for a couple of days. I also noticed that it made my hair smooth over time. I had a difficult month of August and this product helped me remain sane as I constantly held my hair in a high puff week after week.

It seems to work well with different leave-in conditioners / moisturisers. I once carried it with me while I was out and about. It melted and the consistency changed to a grainy appearance but still worked perfectly.

Overall, I was extremely impressed with the Sapphire hair and almost 2 months later, I have hit pan. I will definitely purchase this product to keep as a staple in my product stash.


 Livara Cosmetics have graciously sponsored a giveaway and will be awarding three winners after one week.

To enter the giveaway;

1. Use the Widget Below. All entries are recorded and this widget helps us to ensure that all entrants have an equal chance of winning as long as they fulfill all the requirements. The widget also helps us to select winners at random.

2. This giveaway is open to Ugandan residents who are above 18 years of age.

3. It is mandatory to subscribe to the Livara mailing list, to like Livara on Facebook and to subscribe to Natural Hair UG. After completing these 3 mandatory entry options, you will be able to access 3 other options that allow you to earn entry points on a daily basis. If you do this daily, you increase your chances of winning.

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Have you tried out the Livara sapphire hair food? What are your thoughts on it?


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