Saturday, June 17, 2017

Wash Day 06-16-2017: Mielle Organics Brazilian Curl Cream and Honey & Ginger Gel

Hey, beautiful people!  In one of my more recent posts, I talked about trying Mielle Organics products, and how much I liked them.  At the time, I didn't have the Brazilian Curly Cocktail Curl Cream or the Honey & Ginger Styling Gel, but I wanted to try them.

This wash day, I did a deep condition overnight with Silk Dreams Haircare Vanilla Silk Cream Moisture Dream.  Since I washed my hair earlier this week with shampoo, I didn't shampoo again, except for the back right quadrant of my hair (don't ask).  For the rest of my hair, I skipped right to the conditioner, and used that to "co-wash" my scalp.  This time, I used the Beauty 360 Deeper Moisture Conditioner for Dry and Damaged Hair.  It is supposed to be the CVS generic brand of the TRESemme Moisture Rich Conditioner.  Normally, I would not have purchased this because Dimethicone was the sixth ingredient, but I decided to give it a shot because it was so cheap.  It was ok, but I am still not a fan of regular Dimethicone for the reasons I described in this post.  I prefer -cones that are water soluble, evaporate or are build-up resistant.

After washing my hair, I applied Mielle Organics Brazilian Curl Cream and the Honey & Ginger Styling Gel to my hair in 12 sections (3 sections per quadrant).  I didn't need to use a ton of gel, but I did have to use quite a bit of the curl cream.  Ultimately, my hair was ultra-defined while still wet, and kept a lot of that definition when it dried.  While there was a slight crunch as my hair dried, the crunch left pretty quickly when I touched my hair, and my hair became super soft.  As an added bonus, my hair smelled like delicious herbal tea.

Overall, I like the curl cream and gel as a first impression.  I only had three issues:  (1) my ends are frizzy, which may not be the gel's fault; (2) the roots of my hair were still wet over 24 hours later, which tends to happen to my low porosity hair with heavy products; and (3) this combo flakes. 

Total Styling Time:  ~35 minutes

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