Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Miss Jessie's Curling Pudding -- In Review


Miss Jessie's Curly Pudding

"Get in control of your natural curls with Miss Jessie's Curly Pudding. This cream prevents curl shrinkage, eliminates frizz and adds superior shine to your hair, so you can enjoy your curls in even the toughest weather."


Miss Jessie's advertises the following:


  • Created for naturally curly, kinky, and wavy hair
  • Eliminates Frizz
  • No More Curl Shrinkage
  • Maximizes Curl Length and Makes Your Curly Styles Last Longer
  • Adds Superior Shine and Healthy Luster, Never Dull

Let me preface this review with the following:  this product will not make the Curly Girl Method Holy Grail list!  It's second product is the demon of hair product ingredients "mineral oil."

For me, this is NOT a problem!  In fact, my 3b/c curls loves, loves, and let me say it again LOVES mineral oils and silicones!  There, I said it!

I do understand the drying effect that these products can cause when used long-term.  However, I'm a wash n' goer as my primary go to style and am co-washing tresses every three days and washing with a stronger shampoo every 10 - 12 days to ward off product buildups.

My tresses HATES long-term usage of only natural oils which, for me, caused an on-slaught of Single Strand Knots due to the coiliness of my hair that tends to wrap and tangle.

Product Ingredients:

Water, parafinium liquidum (aka mineral oil), glycerin, triethanolamine, fragrance, carbomer, PEG-12 dimethicone, dipropylene glycol, silk amino acids, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, avocado oil, shea butter, sweet almond oil, jojoba seed oil, macademia seed oil, oleth-05, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, disodium EDTA, DMDM hydantoin, ext. violet 2

How I Used the Product:

I co-washed with Tresemme Moisture Enhancing Conditioner, rinse some out, and applied the Miss Jessie's Curling Pudding on "extremely" wet hair.  I created 14-sections and twisted my hair, tied-down my hair and went to sleep.  Needless to say, my 3b/3c hair was still damp (I don't apply heat to my hair). so I re-tied with a scarf, commuted to work, and took down the twists.


RESULTS





Pros:

  • Goes on Smoothly
  • A Little Product Goes A Long Way
  • Product Works Great on Hair Types 2 to 3c's
  • Light Smell/Fragrance (smells flowery)
  • Love the Lavender Color
  • Shine is Long Lasting
  • Product is Easy to Find in Stores and On-Line
  • Consider an High-End Hair Product
  • Product Line Works Well Together
  • Product Comes In an "Unscented" Version Also
  • Product Does Provide a Strong Hold
  • Will Make Curly Hair Curlier
  • Keeps Hair Moisturized
  • Frizz Kept to a Minimum
  • Can Last Up to Three Months With Proper Usage 
  • Tutorials Are Provided On Use of Miss Jessie's Products
  • You Can Now Purchase in a 2-ounce jar for $11.99 on Amazon.com

Cons:

  • Price not Reasonable for Average Consumer
  • Can Cause Severe Crunch and Flakes When Too Much Is Used
  • May Not Play Well With All Conditioners and/or Moisturizers
  • Not A Holy Grail Item for "Natural-Products" Naturalistas
  • Most 4b to 4c's Don't Have Great Results (However this is a CURL-Enhancing Product!)
  • Using Too Much Will Weigh Hair Down and Make It Tacky/Sticky
  • You Can Find A Cheaper Product -- "Let's Jam" That Can Give You Similar Results

My Final Thoughts:

The product is able to do what the product says that it can in capable hands.  There is a learning curve, but no more than other products that I've used.  Looking at my hair now, it has great body and isn't matted or "glued" together.  Hair is touchable and shiny.  The nature of 3c hair is frizz.  So to be honest, I have some but my common practice is to mist hair by mid-day anyway.

The movability of my tresses are remarkable!  I'm kinda liking this Miss Jessie's Curling Pudding, even though it pans out to a "small investment!" LOL! 

Will I purchase again!  Definitely!

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Crowning Glory Coils and Kinks: Winterizing Those Tresses

Crowning Glory Coils and Kinks: Winterizing Those Tresses

Winterizing Those Tresses


The strong winds of winter can wreak havoc on your moisture-needing tresses!  Brittle and limp curls is not a sassy look or Hair of the Day coif!  This is the time when many naturals close the book on their time-saving wash n' gos.  However, for me, this is my main style and closing that book is not so easy to do on these 3b/c/4 curls.

My curls love, love glycerin and from natural blogs across the nation, we are admonished to abandon the glycerin because it pulls moisture from the atmosphere which will keep your locks moist but in the winter season it does quite the opposite.

So what's a natural wash n' go girl to do?  Here are a few tips:
  1. At night section hair and lightly moisten hair with water and coconut oil (you can use olive oil, or oil of your choice) apply mixture to hair, twist, cover hair with a clear shower cap, and tie a scarf over cap (optional) and go to bed.
  2. When rising in the morning, hair will be slightly moist, style and go about your morning routine.  This method will allow your tresses to be damp and drying but scalp won't be soaked if you have to run out before hair is completely dried.
  3. Another idea is to leave the plastic shower cap on and cover cap with a stylish hat or scarve and commute and upon your arrival to work, style hair as usual.

Share with us ways that you and your tresses keep nourished and stylish through the cold, winter months.