Styling Products

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I am talking about my hair again. I feel like it’s been a while since I’ve done that, so I’m doing it again. It’s been 4 months now since I got a hair cut and completely revolutionised my attitude to my hair (I’m getting another one at the end of the month) and in doing so I also gained a new appreciation for all things product.

Pre-hair cut my hair was pretty much a product free zone. I occasionally raked some leave in through it just so it remained marginally more moisturised than the Sahara, but it spent 95% of its time tied up. But now there is a shit ton of products just all collected in my corner of the bathroom. A lot of them are to do with the conditioning of my hair, but then we reach the products that I have tested on these curls.

I do it pairs and I’ve tried 3 pairs of product on my hair now so here’s my thoughts, based on using them for around 3-4 weeks and not just once or twice.

Pair 1

Bb Curl Pre-Style/Re-stlye Primer and Bb Curl Defining Creme

Okay, so initially I quite liked these, mainly the curl defining creme but this was just after it had been cut and it was basically desperate for anything. It was just being cared for and so at first it drunk this stuff up. But then after a couple of weeks it started to really dry my hair out. It was so dry. I couldn’t finish the creme in the end because my hair just does not deserve that. In terms of the primer, I hated the bottle because it was spray bottle and I could never tell what parts of my hair were coated and which ones were, so there were also dry spots and that just compounded the issue. The way you apply the product also meant it didn’t really work as a re-styler either, it might do if you have fine hair, but I do not. I only tried it a couple of times, but in both instances I had to emergency flip my hair over the bath tub and rinse it through to style it again. For the price, I wouldn’t recommend them, high street stores are working far better on my hair than these did.

Pair 2

Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl and Style Milk and Curl Enhancing Smoothie

These two products are my shit. I love them so much. They do such great things to my hair. They help cause some serious definition and they leave my hair feeling so soft. They also work in perfect conjunction with one another. I go so hard with this products, my hair just drinks them up and then lets them do their thing. I think a couple of times it has left my hair a bit dry but that was also more to do with the weather and also the fact that I was pushing wash day back and so what it really needed was a wash. My one gripe is that the milk is a bloody nightmare to squeeze out of the bottle, I spend more time getting it out of the thing then I do raking it through my hair, but that’s it. It also makes my hair smell delightful.

Pair 3

As I Am Leave-In Conditioner and CocoaShea Whip Styling Cream

These are more recent editions to my hair styling life because I am wary of the fact that my hair is gonna get bored of products if I use them for too long and so I need to interchange one with my Shea Moisture routine. I chose these products just because I saw them recommended. I love them. They create good definition, although it is slightly softer than with the Shea Moisture products. They also leave my curls feeling softer, because the leave in isn’t as thick as the styling milk and so they aren’t as weighed down (that’s not the right word for it, but it’s all I can think of right now). My hair is also slightly frizzier when I use these products, but I am kind of fine with that. It’s not all that bad. The styling cream is sooo nice, it’s super thick and it feels super moisturising on my hair. Again, the leave in is annoyingly hard to get out of the bottle, but because it is more liquidy it is easier to get out of the bottle by banging it against my hand. And also as this product is lighter than others that I put in my hair it requires a lot more product to get as much moisture in as the others do, meaning that I am going through it at a more alarming rate then I usually do. I’ve had this product for about 3 weeks and am almost finished with this bottle, which is annoying, but thankfully they aren’t super expensive so it’s not that big a thing. They smell so good as well. I am all for products that make my hair smell and look good.

Shout out to my leave in conditioners that I rake through my hair close to wash day and also just when I can’t be bothered in the morning to spend a lot of time on my hair, which are the As I Am one as mentioned above, Shea Moisture Jamaican Castor Oil Leave In Conditioner and R&B Hair Moisturiser. And then also OGX Coconut Oil Hydrating Mist, which helps with the flyaways at the beginning of the day (which was me this morning when I just could not be bothered).

And those are the styling products that I have used and mostly love. I am low-key always on the look out for new ones to try especially because I am a product junkie these days. That’s happened and I do not know when that became the case, but there you go.

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