When you are going natural, you try to a little of everything product wise. You try concoctions you find on Pinterest and Etsy. You try every oil known to man. You give Miss Jessie’s and Carol’s Daughter half your paycheck. You devour YouTube videos hoping to learn new techniques that will bring out the best in your natural tresses.
You live and you learn. But then one day you wake up and you are no longer transitioning, you are transitioned and natural! So do you still use the same products? And do you give products you once dismissed and ineffective or not for you or do you give them another try? I say give that bottle that has been sitting beneath your sink another try. You may be pleasantly surprised. I know I was.
My curls are coming full circle now. Since my hair is longer, shrinkage is not the enemy it once was. When I realized this I went to use up some of the products I purchased a while ago and was pleasantly surprised to learn that I actually liked them.
The first, DevaCurl Frizz Free Foam. Okay, I was never totally against this, but had stated I probably would not purchase it again. Now though, I’m thinking maybe I would. It will never replace my beloved Mixed Chicks Leave-In, but I can no longer dog it out. When I first tried the product, it seemed too wet for my hair and left some of my hair in weighed down clumps. Now though, it gives my hair a fuller appearance – volume yes!
Another product I’ve had to give some second-chance props to is Miss Jessie’s curly pudding. I wrote this off early on and even though it works better for me now, probably will not purchase again. But that does not mean others will not love it. Once you get the hang of using Miss Jessie’s products and accept the fact that they work with best together, you either grow to love them or continue to hate them. With curly pudding I can say now that my hair is all curly, it works pretty well. However, it is heavy and after trying the Pillow Soft curls, which I love, the curly pudding is still not totally for me.