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Roots of Nature® Butter Whip Coil Cream™ with mango oil and Brazilian cupuacu (coo-poo-wah-soo) butter by Softsheen Carson offers to deeply nourish and condition natural hair while transforming dull, shrunken coils into lasting, soft, elongated, shiny coils. Found in the heart of the Amazon Rain Forest, moisturizing cupuacu butter has for generations been a Brazilian secret for beautiful hair. Combined with softening mango oil, this whipped coil cream is supposed to stretch and define each coil with just the right amount of hold for twists, braid-outs, and TWAs (teeny weeny afros).
SUMMARY of CLAIMS:
New Roots of Nature Remedies for Natural Hair gives 24-hour curl definition leading salon brands can’t beat!* • Nourishes and conditions while defining curls and providing hold. • Shields curls from humidity, without the crunch or shrinkage. • Helps promote strong-growing hair.**
* In tests of Roots of Nature® Feather Whipped Curl Cream and Butter Whip Coil versus Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding and Roots of Nature Curl Reviving Spray versus DevaCurl Set it Free.
** Smoothes the cuticle to help reduce breakage so hair can grow longer.
This moisturizing cream retails for $7.99, but my sister found it at my local Dollar Tree. After scooping up a few jars of the Feather Whipped Curl Cream, I decided to go back and purchase a couple of jars of this as well to see how I liked it. At only a dollar, I figured I should try both creams to see which one I liked better.
Like the Feather Whipped Curl Cream, the Butter Whip Coil Cream is free of drying alcohol, mineral oil, parabens, and petrolatum, and comes in a 6.1 oz. container (180 ml). However, I had to use more product than the curl cream to achieve the same results. I also noticed that the curl cream has more of a fragrant scent whereas the coil cream smells nice but is less perfumey.
The consistency of the coil cream is extremely thick. Although the curl cream didn’t move when I held it upside down, it jiggled when I shook the jar from side to side. The coil cream, on the other hand, doesn’t move AT ALL (not even when the container is shaked). It is THAT thick. In addition, the coil cream has a creamy consistency unlike the curl cream that felt slightly tacky to the touch.
The instructions for both products are identical. So, I shampooed, conditioned, and deep conditioned my hair. Then, I finger raked the coil cream through my drenching wet hair, shingling the product into my strands in large sections. I smoothed the product over my tresses until all of my hair was evenly coated.
Just like the Feather Whipped Curl Cream, the Butter Whip Coil Cream INSTANTLY defrizzed my hair. However, I noticed that I had to smooth and resmooth sections of my hair, especially my 4B hair on the sides of my head near my temples. which is kind of funny since the coil cream is made for kinkier hair textures! Nevertheless, the coil cream did what it promised by separating, elongating, and defining my mostly 4A hair. Even my 3c curls at the top and front of my crown cooperated. This was NO small task since I have three different textures on my head.
Even when my hair completely air dried, the coil cream gave my hair crunch-free hold that left my strands moisturized and pliable. The next day, I revived my wash ‘n go with my DIY hair spritz and fluffed my hair. At night, I donned a satin bonnet. And, the following morning I refreshed my curls once again with my homemade spritz.
By day four, however, my hair was starting to look somewhat frizzy (especially the 4B areas of my hair, oddly enough), and my curl definition had noticeably faded. Also, my hair was starting to feel a wee bit parched. So, on day five, I co-washed and reapplied the coil cream to freshen my style. I probably could have made it another day, but I wasn’t liking all the little poofy, dehydrated areas of my hair. In fact, truth be told, I ideally would have preferred to co-wash on day four, but my schedule simply wouldn’t allow it.
The following week, I tried this product with a braid-out. I wore the braids (pinned up in an up-do) for five days and then undid them and wore a braid-out for two days. I used my homemade hair spritz to keep my braids moisturized. They stayed in place until I undid them on day six.
Although I like this Butter Whip Coil Cream, I prefer the Feather Whipped Curl Cream. The formula of the curl cream seemed to work better on all three of my hair textures. The curl cream is also lighter (not as heavy on my hair), requires less hair manipulation, and I don’t have to use as much product. When I used the curl cream, I only had to apply it ONCE over a seven-day period, and I never had to reapply any additional product throughout the week whereas the coil cream required two applications/uses within the same time frame. Although I prefer to wash my hair once a week, it’s nice to know that, in a pinch, I wouldn’t have to, and my hair would still look great!
If the curl cream was unavailable, I wouldn’t mind substituting it with the coil cream since both products worked similarly. However, the curl cream was more economical in terms of the amount required to style and the fact that I did not have to reapply product during the week. Moreover, I think the curl cream gave me slightly better-looking results. What do you think? Check out the pics below and compare for yourself.
Feather Whipped Curl Cream (DAY 6 HAIR)
Butter Whip Coil Cream (DAY 1 HAIR)
Believe me, you don’t want to know what my hair looked like on day 5 … It was a hot mess! LOL!