A few weeks ago I was invited to be a guest speaker for an organization called Campus Curlz at San Diego State University, and Campus Curlz is a natural hair and service based organization whose goal is to enhance, educate and uplift naturalistas and women in general on campus and in the community (which I think is amazing). While I was there I received a little goodie bag that was sponsored by Taliah Waajid that included a few sample products. In the bag were sample sizes of the Taliah Waajid Bamboo, Avocado, and Peppermint conditioning restoring serum, Curly Curl Cream, Bamboo and Coconut milk Growth Oil, and The Great Detangler.
So after receiving the bag I toyed around with the idea of what to do with them. If you don’t already know I use homemade products on my hair, so after some consideration I decided that I was going to try these products and see if my hair liked them. At the time I’ve heard great things about these products but haven’t tried them before so I was little skeptical, and rightly so because some of the other products that I’ve tried made my hair feel like dry straws.
So anyhow, I grabbed my spray bottle, wide teeth comb, the sample products, my homemade oil mix, and I proceeded to separate my hair into sections. Before I add any products to my hair I always mist my hair lightly with water to get it a little damp, and I find that this works best to effectively moisturize my hair. I began with the Great Detangler just to separate any knots and tangles before I added my other products. To be honest I didn’t really dig the detangler because it made my hair feel kind of funky (a little hard like when I add protein), but it wasn’t too bad.
I then proceeded to add the curly curl cream, and lord have mercy did that cream make my hair soft as a baby’s butt!!!! This was the first store-bought product that I have tried at this point that didn’t make my hair feel yucky, dry, or like a straw, and I was loving it. My hair really loved it and it kept my hair soft for about 4 days after the initial use without the need to add more moisture which is a key characteristic in deciding whether or not a product becomes a staple.
I followed up with the Bamboo and Coconut Milk Growth Oil to seal that in and my hair drank that up like a thirsty sailor. My hair was on cloud nine I’m telling you, and I was very pleased. The products that I received was only a one time use, so a few days ago I was out of my homemade cream and I decided to pick up an 8 oz tub of the curly curl cream, and it was the same results my hair was loving it. I think this cream will be my permanent back up for when I run out of my homemade concoctions.
Overall I think that the products that I have tried work really well with my 4c hair. They worked well together to soften,maintain moisture, and provide shine to my hair.
So what has been your experience with the Taliah Waajid products? Has it worked for you?
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