Review – Twists using Curl Junkie Hibiscus & Banana Honey Butta Leave In

Wash Day on July 4th consisted of the following:

*Prepoo – Hairveda Vatika Frosting
*Cleanser – SheaMoisture Organic Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Control Shampoo
*Deep Conditioner – Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
*Leave In / Styler – Curl Junkie Hibiscus & Banana Honey Butta Leave In

I also dusted and trimmed my ends.

It was the first time using some of the products. The Hairveda Vatika Frosting has multiple uses as a conditioner enhancer, prepoo. and sealer. It glided on as I detangled my hair before cleansing. I made sure to coat each strand. I left it on for an hour. Research suggests the best use of coconut oil which is the primary ingredient is as a Prepoo treatment as it had some protein like reconstructive properties. I think if you do this type of application then no need to do a protein treatment on this particular wash day.

I then used the SheaMoisture Organic Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Control Shampoo. This was my first time using this too. It was pretty good. My hair didn’t tangle as much which happens with my hair type quite a bit which is why I usually stick to cleansing creams because they are easy to detangle with. My hair felt clean and my curls were really showing. I would use it again more as a clarifying type shampoo and would repurchase but not as my primary cleanser.

I then deep conditioned my hair using my Curl Junkie Curl Rehab and comb detangled my hair in the shower which is good because the steam and heat allowed this to really penetrate my strands. My hair felt really moisturized as usual after rinsing this out and I could see the shine in my curls due to the prepoo and plenty of curl definition due to the conditioning process.

I left my hair soaking wet and put on a shower cap and plopped for 20 mins to nurse my little one.

I then used the Curl Junkie Hibiscus & Banana Honey Butta Leave In as my styler and leave in for medium size twists. My hair was plenty detangled so this process went pretty fast. This stuff is loaded with oils, conditioners, and lots of moisture so I didn’t see the need for the LOC method (leave in, oil, cream) here as this product alone should be enough to further moisturize and seal. Water is also the 1st ingredient. In all I have 24 twists in my hair. I only had to smooth a dab of this on each section of hair (used denman brush to further distribute) prior to twisting my damp hair. This product appeared to assist in my twists drying faster than if I had used a butter. Nice! This butter appears to have a light to med hold.

See 50% dry twists below. The shine is unbelievable! Lets see how the twists hold up for a week and then the twist out for the final verdict. I will most likely pin these up into a Style. Stay tuned…:)

The 4th photo ate the twists 100% dry>>>see that shrinkage! The shine and moisture outweighs that!

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