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The MAX Hydration Method … Modified! (A DETAILED OVERVIEW)

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After my successful experiment with a baking soda scalp treatment back in August, I finally decided to take the plunge and try the Max Hydration Method (MHM). This strategic hair moisturization method was created by (no longer active) YouTuber Pinke Cube. The MHM was originally designed for type 4c low porosity hair, but it has been used by those with type 3 and even type 2 hair hair. The theory is that once maximum hydration is obtained, your dry, frizzy, and undefined curls and coils will be fully hydrated, well-defined, free of tangles and single strand knots, less prone to breakage, and therefore more easily able to retain length.
Dry, tangled hair has plagued me since the beginning of my second year as a natural. Needless to say I was intrigued! I did extensive research and quickly realized there was more involved than I had thought. The MHM involves an intense 4-step process over the course of 7 days. See the traditional MHM below.

TRADITIONAL Max Hydration METHOD

    1. CHERRY LOLA TREATMENT: If this is your first time attempting the MHM, you are supposed to start with a Cherry Lola Treatment (CLT). This protein treatment was created by UK natural hair blogger Cherry Lola in 2009 to help strengthen hair follicles and prevent damage. Because I saw recipe after recipe with ingredients like bananas, molasses, and the like, I knew immediately that I would skip this step. However, after a super deep research dive, I found out that the original CLT only has 3 ingredients (see the original recipe below). The other ingredients likely are an amalgamation of the CLT and a DIY Carmel Treatment. The original Carmel Deep Reconstructing Treatment is by E’TAE. To apply the CLT, mix together all of the ingredients and apply it to your entire head of hair. Leave on for 20-30 minutes, and then rinse out completely. This protein treatment should be done bi-weekly (every two weeks), monthly, or how frequently your hair requires (i.e., once a quarter).Several people who use the CLT, especially those with high porosity hair, reduce the baking soda and liquid amino acids to 2 TBSP each.
      NOTE #1: (OPTIONAL) OVERNIGHT DEEP CONDITIONING TREATMENT—Some MHM users do an optional overnight deep conditioning session (after the CLT) to further encourage increased hydration.
      NOTE #2: The NEXT STEPS are intended to be done EVERY DAY for 7 consecutive days!
    2. CLARIFY: After an initial CLT, you must then clarify your hair. This is usually done the next day (after the CLT). You can either do an apple cider vinegar (ACV) rinse (with a 50:50 ratio of ACV to distilled water) or a baking soda treatment (with 2 TBSP of baking soda, 2 oz. of conditioner, and 4 oz. of distilled water). Allow the ACV rinse OR baking soda treatment to sit on your hair for 20-30 minutes. Recommended conditioners include: [i.] Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-in Conditioner/Detangler, [ii.]  Kinky Curly Tiny Twirls Detangling Conditioner, [iii.] Curls Curl Ecstasy Hair Tea Deep Conditioner, [iv.] Curl Junkie Beauti-Curls Leave-in Hair Conditioner, [v.] Curl Junkie Curl Rehab Moisturizing Hair Treatment, [vi.] Jessicurl Aloeba Daily Conditioner, [vii.] Jessicurl Too Shea! Extra Moisturizing Conditioner, [viii.] Jessicurl Deep Conditioning Treatment in Citrus Lavender, Island Fantasy, or Unscented, [ix.] Botanical Skin Works Leave-in Conditioner, [x.] Giovanni Nutrafix Hair Reconstructor, [xi.] Giovanni Direct Leave-in Weightless Moisture Conditioner, and [xii.] Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner with Peppermint and Eucalyptus.
      NOTE: If you have high porosity hair, opt for the ACV rinse. If you have low porosity hair, do the baking soda treatment instead, using one of the recommended conditioners!
    3. CO-WASH & DETANGLE: Use one of the “approved” conditioners (above) to co-wash your hair. Also, gently detangle your hair during this step.
      NOTE: 
      (OPTIONAL) OVERNIGHT DEEP CONDITIONING TREATMENT—
      Some MHM users do an overnight deep conditioning session (in lieu of co-washing) to further encourage increased hydration. However, under the original MHM regimen, this is an optional step. 
    4. CLAY RINSE: After co-washing (or deep conditioning) and detangling, apply a clay mix thoroughly to your hair and allow it to sit for at least 15 minutes. Recommended clays include: [i.] Bentonite clay, [ii.]  Rhassoul (aka Ghassoul) clay [iii.] European clay, and [iv.] French green clay. However, if you don’t want to create your own clay rinse, you can buy a pre-made clay hair wash by Terressentials. To make the clay rinse, combine 1 cup of clay with 1½ cups of ACV (or warm distilled water), 1 TBSP of honey, and 1 TBSP of olive oil.
      NOTE: The clay rinse recipe (above) provides rough measurements as the exact amount will depend upon the length and density of your hair.
    5. MOISTURIZE & STYLE: Apply your leave-ins to soaking wet hair in sections from root to tip. Mist your hair with water if it starts to dry out. Recommended gels/stylers include: [i.] Giovanni L.A. Natural Styling Gel, [ii.] Herbal Choice Mari Hair Styling GEL for Him & Her,  [iii.] Beautiful Curls Curl Defining Gel, [iv.] Epiphany Naturals Curly Creme with Argan Oil, [v.] Kinky curly Curling Custard Natural Styling Gel, [vi.] .Koils by Nature Herbal Curl Defining Gel, and [vii.] Camille Rose Naturals Almond Jai Twisting Butter. Style your hair according to personal tastes (i.e., in a wash ‘n go, twist-out, or stretched style).
      NOTE #1: With the MHM, products must be layered onto the hair via the Liquid Cream Oil (LCO) or Liquid Cream Oil Cream (LCOC) methods. A botanical gel or curl definer can then be applied on top as the final layer. Because oils are occlusive, it is believed that the LOC method should NEVER be used as it could prevent water-based moisturizing products from penetrating and hydrating your strands. 
      NOTE #2: 
      Repeat steps #2-#5 DAILY for 7 consecutive days (or at least every 2-3 days), depending upon your hair’s needs. Once your hair reaches “max hydration,” you can scale back on how frequently you utilize the MHM. For more detailed information about the traditional MHM, read this post from the creator Pinke Cube, herself, in the Black Hair Medium forum.

 

MY MODIFIED Max Hydration METHOD

  1. CHERRY LOLA TREATMENT: Now that I know the CLT only contains plain yogurt, baking soda, and liquid amino acids, I may try my hand at the treatment sometime in the near future. However, for the month that I chose to do a modified version of the MHM, I elected to skip this step entirely. I did this to save time and because I had already successfully given myself several intense baking soda scalp treatments.
    NOTE: To save time, I performed all of the next steps TWICE a week instead of for 7 consecutive days!
  2. CLARIFY: Because I have have low porosity hair, I did the baking soda treatment (instead of an ACV rinse) by combining 2 TBSP of baking soda in a large spray bottle with 2 oz. of conditioner and 4 oz. of distilled water. Because I didn’t have any of the “approved” conditioners on hand in my stash, and I already had more product than I care to admit in my beauty cabinet, I didn’t want to purchase any new product. As a result, I just used what I hand on hand: VO5’s Tea Therapy Blackberry Sage Tea Revitalizing Conditioner. The combination of the Blackberry Sage Tea Revitalizing Conditioner with the baking soda was life-altering! LIFE-ALTERING, I SAY!!! All I did was divide my hair into quadrants and apply the concoction to each section (from root to tip). I smoothed it all over my strands, secured each quadrant into a large Bantu knot (to keep it from tangling and to help me work in manageable sections), and left the mix in my hair for 30 minutes. After half an hour, I hopped in the shower, and rinsed the mixture from each quadrant. My hair was instantaneously tangle-free, smooth, and more defined. I finger detangled my hair while in the shower, but there was truly no need. My fingers literally glided through my hair from root to ends! I was super excited because this was only the FIRST step! Honestly, even though this was only the beginning, I was already sold!
    NOTE: If you have high porosity hair, an ACV rinse is recommended. If you have low porosity hair, do the baking soda treatment instead (like I did), using one of the recommended conditioners (listed above under step #2 for the traditional max hydration method).
  3. CO-WASH: Because my hair felt so silky, I opted to skip this step every time I used the MHM. I went straight to the deep conditioning step (after clarifying my hair with the baking soda treatment).
  4. OVERNIGHT DEEP CONDITIONING TREATMENT: Although an optional overnight deep conditioning session is recommended to expedite the hydration process, unless I am utilizing the Baggy Method or the GHE to correct a specific hair issue, I don’t believe in overnight hair treatments (i.e., where product is left in your hair for hours on end). Also, scientifically speaking, after a maximum of 30 minutes, your hair has adsorbed all that it can, so there is no need to deep condition past the 30-minute marker. I rotated a moisturizing deep conditioner with a hair mask that contained light protein to maintain the integrity of my hair. So, on MY FIRST HAIR WASH of each week, I would use my ion Summer Deep Conditioning Treatment, and on MY SECOND HAIR WASH of each week, I would use my ion Keratin Smoothing Masque. I felt that this balanced my hair appropriately. Each time, I applied the deep conditioner to my hair in quadrants and secured each quadrant into a large Bantu knot. Then, I donned a processing cap and sat under my stand bonnet dryer for 30 minutes before rinsing each section. At this point, my hair felt twice as hydrated as it did in the clarifying step, and I can hardly believe it.
    NOTE #1: Both my ion Summer Deep Conditioning Treatment and my ion Keratin Smoothing Masque contain “dimethicone.” Under the MHM, silicones generally are not permitted due to the tendency to have to use harsh cleansers to remove them fully from one’s hair. However, because I have fine hair, I’ve experienced no difficulty with removing any buildup from my hair. By step #5, I’m pretty confident my hair is completely free of all product and residue.
    NOTE #2: Here is the full list of “banned” ingredients: (i.) hydrolyzed wheat protein/peptides—considered “bad for low porosity hair and most kinkier Type 4 hair,”(ii.) panthenol/pro-Vitamin B5—because it “acts like protein” and can cause build-up, (iii.) triethanolamine (TEA) and other ethanolamines such as MEA, DEA, etc.—because these are drying alcohols derived from ethanol, which can cause long-term damage to the integrity of one’s hair with prolonged use, (iv.) mineral oil and petroleum jelly—because the residue they tend to create is difficult to remove without the use of harsh shampoos, (v.) silicones/polyquaternium—often require sulfate shampoos to remove product buildup and residue, (vi.) salts and sulfates—leave hair parched and dehydrated, and (vii.) lye, i.e., sodium (NaOH) or potassium (KOH) hydroxide—permanently damages hair after prolonged use.
  5. CLAY RINSE: I like to use bentonite clay because it is inexpensive and easily accessible. The original rough measurements for the clay rinse call for 1 cup of clay with 1½ cups of ACV (or warm distilled water), 1 TBSP of honey, and 1 TBSP of olive oil. Because I have fine hair, I used ½ cup of bentonite clay with 1 cup of very warm distilled water), 1 TBSP of honey, and 1 TBSP of extra virgin olive oil. This makes enough for two generous applications (for me). However, if you have very thick (or long) hair, I would suggest starting out with the larger measurements from the original clay rinse recipe. I apply the clay to my hair in quadrants and once again secure each quadrant into a Bantu knot when I am done. I leave the clay in my hair for 30 minutes and thoroughly rinse each quadrant, making sure not to miss my front hairline and the nape of my neck. By this time (after just ONE application), my curls are popping! Even the stubborn 4B coils above my ears and near my temples! My hair felt soft, looked SUPER defined, was COMPLETELY tangle-free, and even slightly elongated.
    NOTE: NEVER use metal bowls or spoons when using clay as it absorbs the metal and makes the mix less effective.
  6. MOISTURIZE & STYLE: After rinsing the clay thoroughly, while my hair is still wet, I applied my leave-ins of choice via the LCO method. I use the following: (i.) a mist of additional water, if necessary, or a DIY leave-in like my multi-use beauty spritz or super moisturizing lavender spritz. Then, I add (ii.) a creamy product like Care Free Curl Activator or Naturally Silk Elements Whipped Curl Cream. Last, I use (iii.) a natural oil like extra virgin olive oil or castor oil, or a serum like Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Miracle Dry Oil.
  7. Repeat steps 2-6: I utilized the MHM twice a week (about every 3 days) due to my busy schedule, lifestyle, and complete lack of patience in utilizing this effective but time-consuming method every day. Despite not using it every day, I used it twice a week for an entire month, and I received amazing results. if you have extremely low porosity hair like mine or hair that seriously struggles to remain hydrated or retain length in spite of your most Herculean hair care efforts, I would definitely recommend giving this hair regimen a try.

 

GENERAL GUIDELINES & TIPS

  • If you choose to try the TRADITIONAL MHM, I recommend doing this on the weekend (or your day off) so that you can get a true sense of how long it takes you (from start to finish) to do all of the steps. It takes me 3-3½ hours to do the MODIFIED version of the MHM. So, try not to start it unless you have the time to dedicate to the requisites of the regime.
  • The CLT IS NOT done every time you do the regimen. However, it can be done at any point, after starting the regimen (i.e., monthly or quarterly), depending on your hair’s needs.
  • If you have high porosity hair, consider reducing the amount of some of the ingredients or diminishing the timing of each step (i.e., instead of 30 minutes, try 15).
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Proclaim Shea Butter Curl Pudding

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The Proclaim Shea Butter Curl Pudding is sulfate, paraben, gluten, and silicone free. It contains a blend of shea butter, biotin, and honey. It claims to define curls while moisturizing dehydrated hair.

Ingredients:

Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Ceteareth-20, Polyquaternium-69, Fragrance, Carbomer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Panthenol, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Phenethyl Alcohol, Disodium Edta, Ppg-2 Methyl Ether, Tocopheryl Acetate, Methylisothiazolinone, Biotin, Honey Extract, Phenoxyethanol

Directions:
Apply curl pudding to clean, damp hair, and smooth to style.

 

Okay, so I think my current curl pudding is getting ready to be discontinued because I can’t seem to find it anywhere. I used to be able to get it for $6 at my local Walmart. Shout-out to Roots of Nature’s Feather Whipped Curl Creme with Mango Oil and Cupuacu Butter. That stuff was “the-best.com!” It made me want to do a “happy dance.”

  Then, , and do it again!  

I never had a bad hair day or parched hair whenever I used the feather whipped curl creme. Unfortunately, the only place I can now find it is online at 3-4x the original retail cost! So, I’ve been on the hunt to find a suitable replacement. Although this Proclaim Shea Butter Curl Pudding has its pros and cons, it is a decent “stand in” until I can find another all-in-one Curl Creme or styling agent. Watch the video below to find out why …

 

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Roots of Nature Remedies for Natural Hair: Butter Whip Coil Cream with Mango Oil and Brazilian Cupuacu Butter

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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)

Feather Whipped Curl Cream

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!

Butter Coil Cream

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Roots of Nature Remedies for Natural Hair: Feather Whipped Curl Cream with Mango Oil and Brazilian Cupuacu Butter

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Roots of Nature® Feather Whipped Curl Cream™ with mango oil and Brazilian cupuacu (coo-poo-wah-soo) butter by Softsheen Carson offers to weightlessly hydrate natural hair, and provide lasting curl definition and control. 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 curl cream is supposed to help limp curls and waves to become feather-light with bounce and shine (minus the frizz and the crunch).

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. She called me to tell me about it, but I thought she was mistaken. I mean, why would a name brand product be at a dollar store? However, she finally convinced me to go. To my surprise, she was right! I scooped up three jars in a flash and made a mad dash to the checkout line. I didn’t really care whether this product would work for me. At this price, I figured I could make it work! So, I  purchased $24 worth of product for only $3 (plus tax). As my father likes to say, “This wasn’t a deal … It was a steal!” Woot! Woot! So, I decided to give it a try.

Of course, after I got home, I noticed that the container said the product was for soft curls and waves. Great! Did I just make a mistake? We all do from time-to-time. I felt like kicking myself. But, then, I figured a $3 mistake was no biggie. LOL! So, I co-washed my hair and followed the instructions, generously applying the curl cream to my soaking wet hair.

First, let me say that the 6.1 oz. container is reasonably sized. I applied the curl cream ONCE and never had to reapply any additional product throughout the week. Secondly, this stuff smells wonderful! It is a cross between the scent of freshly cut mangoes and the sweet aromatics of a light perfume, which I surprisingly love. The consistency is like that of a hair pudding … not super creamy and thick but definitely not thin and watery. When I opened the jar and gently shook the product, it stayed put but jiggled. When I first touched the actual cream, I was a little worried because it felt slightly tacky to the touch. As a result, I prepared myself for having to do a second co-wash just in case this stuff turned out to be too gummy or overly sticky. But, there was no need!

I heavily applied the whipped curl cream to large sections of my sopping wet hair. No parting or combs used … just my fingers. I smoothed the product over my strands until all of my hair was evenly coated. I was immediately, well, impressed! The cream INSTANTLY defrizzed my hair, which, for me, is NO small task. My hair has always been incredibly frizzy and poof-prone ever since I was a child. Also, this is the most “hang time” my curls have gotten in a wash ‘n go EVER! The curl cream elongated my curls and seemed to also separate and super define each strand. The only other product that has given me the same definition has been my Eco Styler gel and my DIY Eco Styler Custard. But, apparently, none of my previous efforts made the grade because when my sister saw my hair she said, “This is the best your hair has ever looked since you went natural!” (Blush) Thanks, sis! I’ll try to take that as a compliment.

Nevertheless, the true test, for me, was how my hair would look when it air dried. To my surprise, my curls and coils stayed elongated throughout the day. And, more importantly, my hair felt pliable and moisturized. 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. Five days later, my curls were still looking good. No, great!

A lot of people in the blogosphere who have tried this product seem to be of two minds … people either LOVE it or out-and-out HATE it. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of in-between. Me, personally, I LOVE it! However, I think hair texture may also come into play. I have mostly 4A hair. But I do also have a large section of 3C curls at the front crown of my head with small fuzzy patches of 4B coils near my temples and over my ears. With that said, it is trying, to say the least, for me to find a product that works for my 4A hair that also works for my 3c curls and 4B coils. I usually have to manipulate my 4B hair to get it to blend with my 3C and 4A hair and many times products my 4A/4B hair likes is too heavy for my 3C hair. So, as far as I am concerned, any product that can get ALL of my hair to behave in the same way is a miracle in a jar! And, at only a buck, I plan to drive to every Dollar Tree within a 25-mile radius of my home and buy up every container I can find. In fact, I’ve already been to two different Dollar Trees, and I’m on my way to sourcing a third. LOL!

After only a couple of weeks, it’s a little too early to tell whether this product eliminates breakage and repairs damage, but the mango oil and Brazilian cupuacu butter really do seem to moisturize and condition my dry tresses. I usually moisturize and seal my hair twice a day (once in the morning and then again right before bed). However, I only used the curl cream once per week and then revived my curls with my DIY hair spritz each morning. That’s it! And, my wash ‘n go maintained the same level of moisture from day 1 to day 6. Even on day 7 (my wash day), my hair still looked really nice. I even got a compliment on my day 6 hair, which I thought was funny because I never reapplied any more product. In fact, I probably could have easily gotten another two to three days out of my hairstyle, but I prefer to wash my hair once a week.

The following week, I tried this product with a flat twist-out. I wore the flat twists for four days and then undid the twists and wore those for two to three days. Although I had more curl definition/staying power with my wash ‘n go, the curl cream still delivered stellar results. My flat twists stayed moisturized and in place until I undid them on day five for a twist-out. My twist-out looked stunning on day five. Okay on day six and passable but not great on day seven. So, I will probably use this predominantly for wash ‘n gos and for the occasional twist-out/braid-out for special occasions when I want a little extra curl elongation. However, I have to say, this product gave me the best twist-out I’ve had since going natural! I usually hate my twist-outs but, this time, it looked so good that several relatives commented on how great my hair looked at a recent family get-together. Talk about progress!  🙂

Moreover, this curl cream is free of drying alcohol, mineral oil, parabens, and petrolatum. So, what’s not to love? At only $1.00, you can love (or at least try) it, too! I love this product so much that I am even willing to pay the full $7.99 retail price when my $1.00 stash runs out! Oh, yeah. It makes my hair look THAT good. Don’t believe me? Check out the pictures below and decide for yourself. Cheers!

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SUPER DEFINED TWIST-OUT

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