I was recently given the opportunity to try CurlyCoilyTresses, a line of fragrance-free, natural hair care products especially made for curly or natural hair.
First, let me start this review off with a little background story (short version) of my own natural hair journey. I wanted to become natural because I wanted to see more growth and healthier hair for me. Now please don't take this as my saying you cannot achieve those things with having relaxed hair, this is just my path that I am taking.
For years I have been trying to grow my hair longer but it was never something I could get a handle on between the split ends and the heat damage. I was putting braids of some kind in every other month, and my hair was out of control.
So off to the BIG CHOP (which was horrible but amazing at the same time, I did not like my hair being the same as my four year old).
By then, no styles seemed to work for me, no shampoo seemed to help nor conditioners. I was sure my hair was just meant to be a Brillo pad like sponge.
Then I started searching the web and learning to listen to my hair and for now, I can say I do know different techniques to get my curls tamed. Even so, it seems at times that my hair either stops responding to some products altogether or I have to keep going from product to product every so often to keep the results that I love.
At the time I received my CurlyCoilyTresses review items, I was doing a co-wash only phrase because the weather was truly making my hair break off and as much as I tried I could not keep the moisture in.
I was very happy to receive the Babassu Coconut Oat Moisturizing Combination Pack (available on their website for $30), with two separate products designed to deal with my hair situation.
First, out came the Babassu Coconut Oat Moisturizing Treatment.
On the bottle it states, "Revolutionary approach to hair care. Unscented. Fragrance free. No masking agents. pH balanced. Moisturizing. Hydrating. Rejuvenating. Formulated for fine to coarse natural and relaxed textures. Can also be used on braided and locked hair and as a pre-shampoo treatment and conditioning wash (co-wash). Encourages defined, frizz free curls and hydrates and softens hair."
Reading this, I was quite optimistic because I fall under the coarse natural and DRYYYYY hair and I wanted to see if this could help my journey.
1st time: I used this product as a co-wash, and per the direction you are to saturate hair with water and generously apply to the full length of wet hair. Gently massage scalp and hair, then rinse well.
When I came out of the shower to finish my hair off I thought I would try a twist out but there was not enough moisture nor was my hair soften which made it very near to impossible to twist. I ended up adding another moisturizer to my hair to even get it to work with me.
Now I wanted to try it again but to pair it with the Babassu Coconut Oat Moisturizing Leave In. So I co-washed again, and after I washed it out I was meet with the same results. This time, I immediately applied the Leave In. My results were very much improved from the 1st try, but still not where I wanted them to be and I was not able to twist my thick hair.
So because I wanted to keep trying, I added more of the leave in then before, and was able to twist my hair somewhat that night.
The morning results were not at all amazing and I ended up wearing a cap all day.
New night new trial.
This time I used the treatment as a pre-shampoo. I used my cheap sulfate-free shampoo to cleanse my hair. Then I applied the leave in, but this time I added it while still in a hot steamy shower and was able to do a twist out with no fighting.
The results in the morning was AMAZING!
The curls were actually curly, coily and stress free! My only regret that day was simply not having anywhere to go.
Leaving the Treatment in for 45 minutes seems to do the trick for me because it allows my hair time to soak it all in and actually be beneficial.
Which made the Leave In be the icing on the cake for keeping my hair soft after I left the shower.
Which, in my opinion is one of the benefits of having a product that doesn't add unnecessary ingredients to keep a scent to it, and just focuses on quality hair care.
So HUGE reason for me to buy more!
My overall thoughts on these products are that it seemed like a miss in the beginning, but turned out to be something that I can actually use and reuse, once I learned how to best approach it.
For now, I have had to switch to a different product for awhile, not due to the product not performing, but because my hair does this with all products I have to change it up to keep it happy.
But I have to point out that I was able to use this for much longer before my hair did its rejecting phrase! Which in the end worked out great, because I literally used up all the Treatment and Leave In within the 3 months you are to use it before throwing it away.
But not before I gave my hair a 2 week break and placed in some kinky twist, and as we all know that first wash is the wash that you have to try your hardest not to scratch out all your new growth. I was very pleased that I was able to use the CurlyCoilyTresses Treatment to help stop the itching.
I thought it was interesting that my son and I had different experiences using the same products. The
method that worked for me was using the Treatment as a pre-shampoo which you leave in for 45 minutes, then using the Leave In to make the moisture last. For my son, the method that worked best was using the Treatment as his co-wash, and when needed adding a little bit of the Leave In.
The Babassu Coconut Oat Moisturizing Treatment is available on their website for $18.00 and the Babassu Coconut Oat Moisturizing Leave In is available for $16, making these products a very affordable way to repair and manage your hair without any worries about allergies.
CurlyCoilyTresses is letting us do a Giveaway, so that two of our US readers can try these out for themselves!
One winner will get a coupon code to receive the Moisturizing Treatment, and the other will get a code to receive the Leave In moisturizer. Read on to see how you can enter!
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