w/ Curls, Coils & Kinks
Today is the day! So I completed majority of my wash day routine and head off to the styling phase of my wash day. I would like to point out in case you are wondering I did apply while in the shower a detangling leave in product by Shea Moisture. I follow the LOC/LCO Method so I absolutely feel it’s important to use a leave in. If you are familiar at all with EBW products then you have already smelled this product as they are all the same. The smell reminds of just faint clean water or air. It’s not a strong smell at all and some may say they actually don’t smell much at all. I don’t love the smell or hate. The consistency is thick and rich with moisture. I can actually feel the moisture as I rub the product between my palms. This product like most of the products in this line just don’t have enough slip for me. As you know my coily hair needs as much slip as possible. No slip check! How about the rest?
As I started to work this product in my hair sections at a time I was thankful I decided to use my detangling leave in as this would have been even longer to work this product into my hair. The product itself is very moisturizing to the touch and on my hair I just didn’t feel it was defining my curls like they are used to being defined. This product didn’t leave a white residue in my hair. I think that might be due to the fact I used a translucent leave in vs. a cream based leave in. I personally prefer my hair to have a white residue upon completion of my styling as I feel it gives me ultimate definition and hold. The white residue as it dries will disappear. I already knew where this product review was heading… do you?
FINAL THOUGHTS: I tried guys! This product just did NOT do it for me. My hair was still curly as that is my natural texture but my curls weren’t defined at all. This product also appeared to make my hair very frizzy which it claims it will take care of that issue. I am fine with some frizz can’t combat it all but one big frizz ball… no ma’am! The only area where I feel this product got it right for me was the level of moisture as my hair did feel moisturized and gave it a nice medium hold. Although I am not sure you can even tell from the pictures that my hair looks moisturized. I am not really sure if it’s this products’ formulation as most of the ingredients my hair loves. I did notice Glycerin towards the bottom of the ingredients line and usually when that happens my hair doesn’t like a product. Unfortunately I like definition and moisture so I will NOT be purchasing this product. However, perhaps I will try it out on a twist out and compare the results. Do you have a favorite styling product that provides you with exceptional definition and moisture? Until next time… thank you for reading! Chow ~
LOC Method ⇒ Liquid or Leave In, Oil, Cream
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