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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Puff, fluff, straighten, braid and twist

About a decade ago (give or take a month or two) I asked Shelley of Naturi Beauty if I could sample her Naturi hair products and do a review. I explained to her the battle I've been having with getting my hair to do what I want it to do. I think I've even told you about my hair dilemmas and the different styles I've had over the years. I wrote a post about the hairstyles quite awhile ago and then I found one that had some more pics of me in a meme that revealed even more hairstyles. I've worn everything from braids and cornrows to two-strand twists and locks that grew pass my waist.

Photo taken by Alex Jones

Shelley agreed to let me try her products and I was more than excited when they arrived. I began using them on my middle daughter's thick, long hair and was pleased to see how the Naturi Quench Intense Moisturizer worked in her hair. It leaves her hair, and that of her younger sister's, shiny and healthy looking. The other product, the Naturi Curli Define/Hold Curl Cream product is made to help the natural curl of your hair burst through... at least that's the way I understand it. :) Here's how it's described on Shelley's site: "A holding cream that defines natural curls and waves and eliminates frizz. Combines the nourishing and moisturizing properties of coconut oil and aloe to produce healthy, bouncy, glowing curls and waves. Apply to freshly washed, wet hair for optimal hair definition. Air or hood dry and style!"

This is the last time Amareah's hair was straightened for the Black History Program
at her school. It had never been this shiny before when straightened. 
Thanks to Shelley's product, the style and moisturize really lasted.

Here's Amareah the next day. Fabulous hair, right?

When I first tried the curl cream I was excited and couldn't wait to see the results. Well, imagine my surprise when my hair was filled with flakes after it dried. I tried it again another day. Same results. I tried it on Amareah who has the most beautiful natural curls in the world. Same results.

Oh dear, I thought. I gave in and sent Shelley an email asking what I was doing wrong. I was using de-tangler and moisturizer (another brand) on my hair before I used the Naturi Curli. I wasn't supposed to do that. Oops.

After I take the current braids out of Amareah's hair I'm going to try it on her again. I, on the other hand, gave up and got kinky twists. (I really like them. I've had them almost four weeks and I need to get the ends re-curled. In another three to four weeks, give or take, I'll go back and get another style.) I'll probably wear braided styles throughout the summer and try the curli product again when I'm "done" with that. I would show you a few pictures of my hair freshly washed, un-dried but I am a bit embarrassed by them. It's not a very attractive look so I'll spare you.

The intense moisturizer is now my favorite hair product and I use it on myself and the three youngest children. It's almost gone so I'm going to have to order some. It should be here just in time for when I'm going to try coaxing my natural curl. Maybe by then my hair will have grown.

Stay tuned for future entries to my hair journal, a new addition to It's a woman's world.

Disclaimer: I received Shelley's Naturi Beauty products in order to facilitate this review. No other compensation was received. Click to review my entire disclaimer policy.
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