New Natural Hair Products For My Kinky Hair

I’ve been going through some old pictures that highlight my hairstory. It truly has been one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I’m so proud that I have almost mastered the necessary techniques for styling and maintaining my hair. I can tame it or unleash the beast. Regardless I’m a product junkie who is always looking for new products to try. I always have been and probably always will be 

My most recent adventure has been with Camille Rose Naturals haircare products. I tried.the Curl Maker 

 over a year ago. I didn’t have a good experience. However, my Curl Friends in some of my favorite Natural Hair Groups (IAATC) swear by it and several other products in that line. I’ve learned a little somethin’ somethin’ more about caring for my hair since then so I decided to give it another whirl. First, let me note that I purchased all of these products on my own descretion with my own money and no discounts. I have no agreement with Camille Rose to review their products. I just wanna let you know what I think and hopefully you’ll find my experiences will save you some money and time as you embark on your own hair story.

This natural hair product line is the TRUTH.

This time I decided to add some extra ammunition and bought the Fresh Curl, a moisturizing lotion and detangler, 

I used on my kinks Fresh Curl like a leave-in.

and Curlaide Moisture Butter 

Curl Aide added moisture and shine to my 4C hair

in addition to the Curl Maker. The first style that I decided to try was a wash and go. That’s the easiest thing to do for a busy Sistah Queen like me. I did it at night since it’s winter and I was impressed. I figured if the curls dried cute under my bonnet, it was on and popping. If it wasn’t cute, I’d pick it out and just work with it.

The first thing I did was pre-poo my hair with Aussie Miraculously Smooth Conditioner. (I received this product for free in exchange for my review on a few websites. It worked pretty well for conditioning on a budget.) I applied it to damp hair that I spritz with aloe and EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) and water. The next thing I did was co-wash my hair. I don’t shampoo any more. Some people say you should once a month but I simply can’t stand what shampoo does to my hair. I just don’t do it any more. I used As I Am Cleansing Pudding that I (forever) borrowed from my mom to clean my tesses. She hooks me up like that.

After my hair was nice and clean, I conditioned it with my favorite cheap conditioner, Tresemme’ Botanique Nourish and Resplenish Conditioner . I purchase it quite frequently and have talked about it in previous posts.  I deep conditioned my hair with a mixture of Shea Moisture’s Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Treatment Masque, their Raw Shea Deep Treatment Masque and some sweet almond oil purchased at my grocery store. I left that on my hair for about two hours underneath my shower cap while I cleaned the house.

It took a lot of patience to wait that long to open up my new products. Once my hair was cleaned and conditioned, I used the Fresh Curl first. After each strand was fully coated, I sectioned my hair into five or six separate parts. I put the Curl Maker on each section and sealed that with my Jamaican Black Castor Oil Coconut. I use several brands of JBCO but the coconut smell by Mango and Lime is a must for me. My co-workers tell me they can smell me coming in the office. A parent on my son’s football team even called me Coconut last season. That’s how good it smelled.

That was the end of my wash & go process. I let my curls “sit” uncovered for about an hour then I put my bonnet on and took my tired butt to sleep. I was happy really when I woke up. My wash and go was popping. It lasted about five days.

Wash & Go Day 3

CRN defined my natural curl pattern well. This was wash & go Day 5.

On Saturday, I decided to do the same cleansing and conditioning routine but decided to see what CRN would do to my hair with a braidout. I used the Fresh Curl first. Then I sectioned my hair applied the Curlaide and braided it up. 

Plaited like Nettie from the Color Purple. 😂

After it was braided, I sealed it with my JBCO. I left it braided all day Sunday. I applied some Curlaide and JBCO on each braid and my roots on  Sunday. I slept with my bonnet on both days. This morning, I put a little Curlaide on my fingertips and took the braids down. I gently picked the roots, shook, fluffed and rolled out. What do you think?

Braidouts stretch the hair to display more length.

A good hair day is a good day.

Proud of my hair. Proud of my skill. Proud of me.

Shrinkage is a part of the natural hair lifestyle. Embrace it.

I love these results. Yasss!

Earrings courtesy of Rock Candy Earrings by Della Marie

Definition Matters

I will definitely buy more Camille Rose Naturals haircare products.

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