Here is my first official product review. All products will be given CURLS instead of STARS (idea borrowed from curlymart.com) on a 1 to 5 curl scale with 5 curls being the best:
- Kinky Curly "Come Clean" shampoo 8 oz $12.00: 5 curls! Reason: All of their products are organic, cruelty free, and made in the USA. This shampoo really gets the hair super clean and I recommend using it no more than once per week. If you require more washings, use a conditioner to wash your hair in between uses. Yes, I said use a CONDITIONER to wash your hair if you desire to cleanse but not STRIP your curls in between washings with Come Clean. This still sounds like a weird concept to me but my hair is LOVING it! (Product is clear and smells grapefruity - feel free to steal that word).
- Kinky Curly "Knot Today" leave-in conditioner/detangler 8 oz $12.00: 5 curls! This detangled my hair so well that I was honestly shocked. First, can I testify and admit that I did not know that SHORT hair could get tangled!!! "What the heck is THIS madness" is all I kept thinking. LOL! This is a wonderful detangler - the comb will literally GLIDE through your hair. (product is white and smells like pina colada)
- Kinky Curly "Curling Custard" styling gel 16oz $30.00: 6 curls! "But Stacy, I thought you said that a product could only get FIVE curls!?" This product is so amazing that I not only gave it 5 curls but I gave it some EXTRA CREDIT too! LOL! Honestly, I could not rave about it until my third try. The first two times I had towel dried my hair and then applied the product. I didn't love it at first because, well, frankly my hair looked the same. In my frustration I had a thought: "READ THE INSTRUCTIONS, GOOFY STACY!" Eureka! The container states plainly, "Apply to WET HAIR. USING A TOWEL WILL CAUSE FRIZZ." Reading is SO fundamental. It defines my curls and is not greasy AT ALL. It dries clean and does not flake. Noteworthy: depending on your hair thickness it can take a few hours to dry. (product is opaque white and smells like pina colada) *please check youtube for application videos.
- Miss Jessie's Curly Pudding: 3.5 curls! I was shocked at how TINY the 2 oz. jar is. $7 for 2 oz. is kinda crazy. LOL! Made in the USA. Intended to give shiny, stretched out curls. I put this product on my wet hair and did itty bitty spiral curls all over my head. Honestly, it was time-consuming and I hated how long and laborious the task was. Ugh! I don't mind hard work but this was more than a notion! My curls were pretty and defined but this is a job that will FOREVERMORE be outsourced to my stylist. :0) Big drawback: When dry, this stuff FLAKES in your hair like fine dandruff
(product is purple and heavily scented with some sort of miscellaneous fruit - I like the smell but may be too much for some)
Quote of the day comes from my teenager: "The before picture looks like a close-up of a microphone."
Flow with it,