Honest Product Review: Curls Goddess Curl Gel

Pros: This product is great for 3a and 3b. It also is quite affordable to be so adamantly available. It is at all Targets across the United States and on Amazon if you are not in the US.

Cons: If you have 3c (and relatively long) hair, then go ahead a grab 2 because one bottle does not do the trick for me. I have tried in small amounts and smoothing methods, but I never get more than 2 days on a wash and go.

Heavy or Light: Very Very light. I would assume that the water content in a product like this is at least 45%. (That is a guess, I know not the recipe for this product)

Cocktailed with:  You would be best making sure your hair is drenching wet and freshly washed. For some reason when you apply to dry hair it has a slight white residue. Although the residue is temporary, I put it on right before work and looked a mess.

Smell: Like all CURLS products this product has an incredible smell and its smell is passive so you don’t have to worry about your perfume colliding with your hair. This is a major plus because some products are overly floral or have crazy undertones.

Appearance: It is clear and really thin. It doesn’t have a jiggle like consistency I would compare it to the LALA flavored yogurt drink.

Sticky: Not sticky at all. It only has a residue if it is overworked or put on dry hair but the moment your hand touches your hair, the product slips right off.

Cost: $7.99

Rating:   2.75 – I wish I could give it higher and I have purchased at least 4 of these with different styles and the results have all been the same. The weak for 3c-4c and inconsistent residue.

Bella Curls Coconut Milk Nourishing Shampoo

Pros: The price has been my argument this entire time. At 16oz, for as low as $5, you really can’t find a better priced NON’ Alcohol shampoo.

Cons: The lather is so intense and bubbly that if you have thick coarse hair that it will tangle it quickly and easily.

Heavy or Light: Light for sure, maybe even a little too light.

Cocktailed with: I would definitely put this with an immense amount of oil. You need slick really bad for this item because the cleanse is very efficient.

Smell: At first scent, it can be a bit off-putting. It has a slight floral smell but a really “affordable” odor. HOWEVER, once your hair is clean and dry it is very easy on the nose and smells great.

Appearance: v It is clear which was very different than typical curly hair products. The consistency was like Elmer’s Glue which was actually really thin silk which was pleasant.

Sticky: This product does not have a ton of elasticity, so it is really satisfyingly smooth

Cost: $5

Rating:   3

5 things wrong with the SheaMoisture ad #SheaMoistureFail #NotmyProduct

By now I know you have heard or seen the ridiculous ad SheaMoisture shared. And if you haven’t keep reading. The ad seems all good and dandy unless you truly are familiar with the natural hair community and what SheaMoisture was built on. SheaMoisture was the staple product for natural hair and I mean CURLY  hair people. When you heard SheaMoisture you thought of the pioneering, off the ethnic section first product. But the ad discussed hair hate and how “EVERYBODY” needs to love their hair and not ONE black woman, ethnic woman, 3b 3c 4c hair was shown. So



5 Times SheaMoisture Got It Wrong

  1. The commercial is stating “HAIR HATE” where and when do people discriminate on white people straight hair???????
  2. The entire brand was built and designed by African descent and was supported by African Americans but not 1 African was shown in this new “direction” 
  3. “Everybody Gets Love” #BissshWhere they had 4 out of 5 people were Caucasian. So Where is everybody????
  4. SheaMoisture Apology was as pathetic as the video. 
  5. They said they would take it down, and yet its still there.





Eden All Natural Curl Defining Cream

I discovered this product on a pretty popular forum If you are a LOC Method lover this is perfect. It will give you simple shine and definition but can not do it alone. You need a product cocktail with this one. Continue reading “Eden All Natural Curl Defining Cream”

What is a PuffCuff?

It’s the million dollar natural question, how can you get the perfect puff.
Every natural at some point has come in crossroads with putting their hair in what is called the “Puff”. The puff is also known as the ponytail but with all natural hair. Trust me there is a big difference.

PuffCuff Clip for natural hair and curly puff ponytailSo what is a PuffCuff? A circular banana clip in the simplest of terms.  However, it definitely solves the issue of the incredible puff. Since it’s circular you can simply gather your hair to the middle of your hair and hook the PuffCuff around it which is a ton easier than an elastic band.

What is it made of? Plastic

Where is it made? USA

Price: $10.00 – $14.99

Pros: Fast styling, fairly priced, minority owned, extremely convenient

Cons: Usually works best on wet hair, low grade material quality, Sharp sheared edges may cause damage, clamp doesn’t feel secure

How to Use:natural hair puff and curly ponytail

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Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Leave In Conditioner

Do you have hair that is really tough? Like brittle. This is what you need to apply to completely hydrate your hair. The Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Leave In Conditioner will be a time saver for you Continue reading “Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Leave In Conditioner”

Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie

This is the best moisturizer for natural hair by far. If you choose a natural hair vlogger or blogger I am sure all of them will at some point vouch for how magnificent this item really is.

I have faithfully used this item for every twist out I have ever had because the results can’t be matched with any other product.

It holds really well but doesn’t confine me to one style for a week. I love to switch my hair up on the day to day basis. I can have twist out but then want to have a cute twist out ponytail.

 

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Pros: This product curl activating supplement in my experience. Since it is really thick  it gives a great hold as well. But the best part is that you only need a very small amount so the price is fare.

Cons: The hold only last 8-12 hours so if you have a job and want to go out to dinner after you will need a refreshing.

Cocktail with: I wouldn’t use this with water. It somehow give a strange consistency. However I think this would go great with some Argan Oil.

Heavy or Light: Heavy

Smell: similar to cheesecake, I love the fragrance because it is really bold and takes place of needing an aggressive perfume. (I hate perfume anyway, I am a body spray type of girl)

Appearance: looks like cottage cheese

Sticky: Not sticky at all, very smoothe

Cost: $12.99

Rating: 4/5

 

Updated 2/29/16

EcoStyler Gel Review

I wasn’t about to write about this product because I think this item is a given. It is frequently talked about and just about every vlogger has this in at least one video.  Continue reading “EcoStyler Gel Review”

Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque

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emilyjanecurls: Currently in my hair! This is my first time using a deep conditioner from @sheamoisture4u, and I can tell I’m going to like it! It smells like Michael Kors perfume😍

LABELPros: It works! There is no doubt in my mind that a person with 2c-4a will certainly benefit from this product. It doesn’t burn nor have a irritating smell so it is pleasant to use as well.

Cons: It is pretty expensive to say the least. It cost about $12 and depending on the extent of your damage, this will last a thick hair person with high porosity and super dense (like myself) about 4 washes which is about 4x’s a month or 3 conservatively

Cost: $11.99 at Target

Cocktail with: I would add an egg with this because it will give back the shine along with the softness that comes with this

Rating:  4.5/5

Heavy or Light: Heavy on the hair adds a ton of weight (but it must be rinsed)

Smell: Michael Kors perfume per Emily

Appearance: very thick and it only takes a small amount on sections if you separate before applying

Texture: A butter like consistency, it smears very easily

 

Updated 2/17/16

SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curling Gel Souffle

I know that there is a prenotion that comes with using gel. We all expect flakes and a thick hair cast and crunchy hair. I know I do. This will not do that. This gel souffle is a great blend between gel and hair grease. It will allow you to have definition for a strategic style without the concern of frizz early on. It will also give you a ton of moisture for at least 2 days without serious need of additional product.

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Pros: A very light product that provides definition and is great at sealing moisture

Cons: You can’t use this for laying down your edges if you have curly edges. This is specific to style use i.e. Twist Out, Bantu Knot, etc..

Cost: $9.99 Bed Bath and Beyond

Cocktail with: Water  or Cantu Coconut Curling Cream

Rating: 2.5/5

Heavy or Light: Light

Smell: Mature fragrance, a warm and sunny like perfume

Appearance: The color isn’t the most appealing, it looks a ton like tan colored Jello.

Texture: Not sticky at all but does have a thicker consistency than cream. It is along the lines of cottage cheese.

 

Updated 2/17/16

 

 

 

Smooth ‘N Shine Polishing Silk’n Sleek Straighten Polisher

So you want your hair to look shiny and polished? You have to get a hair polish or shiner of course! A hair polish is similar to an oil sheen but with a much thicker consistency but not as thick as a cream. It is a happy medium between the two products. Continue reading “Smooth ‘N Shine Polishing Silk’n Sleek Straighten Polisher”

Multiple Hair Type Home

If you know me personally, then you know that I have many siblings. Which leads to having multiple hair textures needing different hair products.

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Herbal Essences Curl Scrunching Gel

 

3c- 4c Girls beware! This is NOT for us. However I would certainly suggest keeping this item as a backup for those stubborn curls. I personally have multiple hair types and  I actually use this as an additional product. The price gives away the fact that this item might need help to stay effective none the less it is still an alright buy.  Continue reading “Herbal Essences Curl Scrunching Gel”

Shark Tank – Controlled Chaos Creme on Natural Hair

Controlled Chaos was out of stock, but FINALLY it is HERE!!!!!!!!!!
Continue reading “Shark Tank – Controlled Chaos Creme on Natural Hair”