I don't usually combine reviews but thought it would be fitting for As I Am's Curling Jelly and Smoothing Gel. The Curling Jelly is too light for me to use on wash and go's, but the Smoothing Gel is great and also works for smoothing my edges and creating sleek buns.
Curling Jelly: Product Claims: What a wonderful Curling Jelly for hi-definition coils and curls, with buoyancy and vibrancy! Whatever your hair length, your style will be distinctly beautiful and will hold its definition for days.
Defines coils and curls Minimizes frizz Reduces shrinkage and enhances stretch Locks in precious moisture as you harmonize your coils Formulated with nature's best moisturizers and curl boosters
It's been a long time since I've done a review, but I have been trying out some new products, new to me at least.
As I Am Naturally is a more affordable hair product line geared towards natural hair care. They recently became available at Sally Beauty Supply so of course I went and picked up something during one of their sales.
The Coconut Co-Wash is a cleansing conditioner that is supposed to remove product without stripping the hair. Did it do that for me? Yes! Ampro Clear Ice is no joke. BUT the Coconut Co-Wash effectively removed the buildup. Ingredients: Aqueous (Water, Aqua Purificada, Purified) Extracts: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) and Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine), Cetyl Alcohol, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Castor Oil, Stearlkonium chloride, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Phytosterols, Serenoa Serrulata Fruit Extract, Quaternium-18, Potassium Sorbate, Fragrance/Parfum, Limonene, Methylisothiazolinone.
A few days ago I colored my hair using the new Shea Moisture Hair Color System in reddish blond. I won it in a Facebook giveaway hosted by A Happy Nappy Affair.
The artwork for the hair color system is beautiful. Each box is decorated with a watercolor piece created by artist Michael Jamal.
I followed the directions that were in the box to do a strand test. When the strand test didn't work (no color change in 60 minutes), I decided to just apply the color and use my heat cap while checking the color in 15 minute intervals. On unwashed hair, I started by applying and smoothing the color in for 15 minutes, then for another 30 minutes I sat under the heat cap, then for the final 15 minutes, I allowed my hair to cool and again smoothed the color through. I rinsed and conditioned with the products included in the box. I wish I had used a different conditioner, something that's more of a deep conditioner and has more slip. My hair was tangled because I washed it in one section, and th…