I am by no means a product junkie. However, when I spot new products that I have yet to try and they’re at a good price I have to try them. If they don’t work for me I can pass them along to someone else. That was the case when I found these two at my local Sally’s.
My go-to products for my twist-outs were the combination of the Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-in conditioner and the Camille Rose Almond Jai Twisting Butter. Although I really like this dynamic duo, they seem to bead up after a few days (even without applying additional product). Usually when that happens it is due to products not being made to work together. Purchasing these products from the same product line means they should work together in harmony.
Application: I shampooed and conditioned my hair. I blotted the water from my hair, leaving my hair slightly damp. I then sectioned my hair and secured the sections with clips. Following the L.O.C. method, I applied several spritz of the Coconut Milk & Honey Hydrate & Shine Leave-In Conditioner. Using Vitamin E oil I sealed the moisture. Then I distributed the curling cream per each section of twist. I then flat-twisted my hair. In the morning, when my hair was completely dry, I unraveled my twists and fluffed with a hair pick.
African Pride Moisture Miracle Curling Cream Shea Butter & Flaxseed Oil
Claims to: Shapes, hydrates and adds shine to natural coils and curls
First 5 ingredients: Water, Grape seed oil, Glycerin, Shea Butter, and Coconut oil
Additional key ingredients: Flax seed oil, Safflower oil, and Vitamin E
- Pros – I like the consistency of this cream. It spreads easily in my hands and between my fingers. It has the right amount of slip while also coating my hair strands. I also really like the scent. It almost smells like a bakery item. Yummy! However, the scent does not stick around all day. Which is also something I like about it. I also love that this product contains glycerin. My hair tends to be on the dry side. So, having something that can pull moisture from the air helps me out a lot.
- Cons – Unfortunately, my twist-outs did not hold up as long as I would’ve liked. This cream needs a “holding” ingredient.
African Pride Moisture Miracle Coconut Milk & Honey Leave-In Conditioner
Claims to: Refreshes and softens natural coils and curls
First 5 ingredients: Water, Cyclopentsiloxane, Coconut oil, Polyquaternium-47, and Honey
Additional key ingredients: Coconut fruit extract, Grape seed oil, and Avocado oil
- Pros – I typically spritz water on my hair daily. Since water is the first ingredient I’ve found myself reaching for this leave-in conditioner instead. It’s consistency and the spray nozzle makes moisturizing my hair simple.
- Cons – This leave-in conditioner contains dimethicone. Which means you need a shampoo to remove it from your hair strands.
This combination works really well together. There was no beading of the products on my hair until after re-application of the curling cream to reset my twist-out. My hair feels moisturized. My hair doesn’t feel weighed down. I think both products need a little tweaking. Possibly remove the dimethicone from the leave-in conditioner. Also, add some type of ingredient that will help styles (ex. twist-outs and braid-outs) to hold longer. I don’t know if I will re-purchase these products. However, I will continue to use them until they are empty.
The opinions expressed in this article are my own. This is not a sponsored post.
Have you tried these products? What did you think of them?