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Botanical Spirits

kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
Searched and didn't find much about this line, so I'm starting a new thread. Ordered these products less then two weeks ago. I was going to discuss problems with the website and the high cost of shipping, but it looks like both have changed. The website is: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.botanicalspirits.com%2FHairBotanicShop.php" class="Popup Owner is Redgine Armand.

I emailed a question about what strength to choose in the Magic Curls Puree--and got an immediate answer (regular.) The site wouldn't let me "add to a cart," and the shipping for my products would have been $40+! Emailed about that and site was corrected. Even so, the shipping total was $23+, so I emailed about flat rate shipping box for $10+ that includes confirmation. Was told that it's a business and I would be refunded my excess. Shipping was $18.30. When I saw the new site, I "tested" my order--and if I ordered today, the shipping would be $6.90. Turns out it's all shipping for a flat rate. Not happy with the difference. The above included insurance and signature--which most companies don't use. That added a lot. I will add that the free samples (which added $2 each to shipping, so I didn't order) were almost out. Since I ordered a lot, Redgine graciously included trial size of samples I wanted and two free samples.

However, the products I've used are great. They don't appear to be scented, so smell "herby." Not bad, but not good either. The products all seem to have herbal infusions as a base and what looks like a copyrighted herbal extract added.

Soft Curl Creme--I used this as a leave in the first day with the Puree. I had done runnerchicki's PT the day before without a DT. My hair looked incredible, it felt a little hard. Don't know if it was the PT, or if it wasn't enough moisture for that cold, dry day. If anyone has done a clay detox--it felt like that. Could be the herbs, too. Would definitely try again because I think it was the PT.

Magic Curls Puree--comes in different strengths. As I said above, I got the regular. It came in a pump bottle, but website now shows it in a jar--don't know if it changed. I've been using a lot of jelly type products and this is as good as any I'm currently using. Directions say that it can be a "stand alone" product, but it's cold and dry here--maybe in the summer. Curls are tight and volume is good with both products with which I've paired it.

Kinky Coils Pudding--should have used this on Tuesday when dewpoints were lower! I used it this morning with the Magic Curls Puree and my hair looks great. Not quite dry, but really nice.

Looks like Redgine already corrected the things I would have listed as "cons"--website and excessive postage. Obviously, she listens. I'll be curious to know what others think of these products--or if anyone has used them. I know I've seen the Kinky Coils Pudding in comments by SBB.
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HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
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  • FrizzBgoneFrizzBgone Posts: 2,678Registered Users
    Thanks Kathymack- I love the detailed reviews and application tips !!

    I'm really looking forward to trying this stuff .... If any of you try, please post your opinions and how you used it !!!
    Type: 3a fine & dense,with normal porosity, terrible product junkie
    ROUTINE: LI, enhancer, gel, plop with Curlease towel, serum product (either CIAB or Gel-les'c), clip & diffuse.
    Too many favourite products to list ... I finally have my routine that works and alot of products to choose from. My product stash is huge, but well loved !!!
  • CerendipityCerendipity Posts: 5,091Registered Users
    I like everything so far. I purchased SugarCane Sample shampoo, Peppermint Mud Hair Mask, Curl Tamer & Deep conditioner, Kinks coils Pudding, Soft curls Creme, Magic Curls Puree ( Regular and Extra Strength), Hemp Shea Glaze

    The peppermint mud hair mask tingled very nice. I left it in for 30 minutes and then rinsed out . I applied the Soft curls creme in and then raked in some Magic Curls Puree. My curls clumped nicely but a little crunchy. After it dried I applied a little pomade to get the crunch out.

    So far I think I will repurchase the Kinks Coils Pudding.

    The curl Tamer conditioner is thick and very stiff. It adds weight to the hair as you apply it but rinses out smoothly.
  • shortstackshortstack Posts: 158Registered Users
    Thanks for posting this Kathy. I usually like what you like, and the ingredients on these look great. Have you been using the pudding and puree together as a rule or do you think puree would stand alone with another leave in?

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  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    shortstack wrote: »
    Thanks for posting this Kathy. I usually like what you like, and the ingredients on these look great. Have you been using the pudding and puree together as a rule or do you think puree would stand alone with another leave in?

    Hate to admit, I have so many things to try that I hadn't used the Botanical Spirits again until today. I used the Puree with Jasmines Shea Butter Con as my leave in. My hair looked good, but was still a little "dry." I played Mah Jongg with some new people--and they were all asking me about my hair (and I didn't think it was fabulous.) We're all our own worst critics! Next time I use it, I'll try it with the Jasmines Babassu Butter Con or shescentit Coco Creme LI.

    I also should try her pudding with some other products.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    I met Redgine as she lives in my town; she did an informative presentation at a meetup. When I ordered a full size Kinky Coils Pudding I also got rather high shipping and e-mailed her. She corrected it immediately and I actually ended up paying nothing for shipping.

    I love the Kinky Coils pudding. I use it primarily to saturate my ends when I dry twist, as I need a product with some hold on my ends (I use Set it Free on the length). I've tried it also on wet hair and still working on it.

    I tried the Magic Puree and the Soft Curl Cream together, which is what Redgine recommends. It gave me good curls, but for my hair it wasn't that great a combo. It felt a little hard. It may be different for other heads.

    The one product I wanted to try very badly, Peppermint mud mask, Redgine suggested I not use because of my white silver hair.

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  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    Not sure what it is, but the products feel "hard" on my hair, too. But I get really tight curls from them. I just started to have them "play" with other lines. So many products, too little time, LOL!
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
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  • FrizzBgoneFrizzBgone Posts: 2,678Registered Users
    I tried Botanical Spirits this morning. I wanted to try the Soft Curls Creme, but unfortunately the fragrance she used KILLS me. I don't like floral fragrances. Some I can get away with (just not like), but others give me pains in my head as soon as I smell them. Unfortunately, the Soft Curls Creme fell into that category. As soon as I put my nose to the bottle, my head started to ache .. wasn't about to put it in my hair ... so unfortunately, I can't review this at all ... other than to say - scent is definitely floral :(

    I tried the Magic Curls Puree (Regular Strength). This smells really good. It reminded me of the smell of the DM Aloe & Honey Jelly. To me it smells like honey and fruit - very mild and nice.

    How I used it: My hair curled really nicely. While it took a little longer than some products to dry, it wasn't too bad (still much faster that [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] to dry). My hair did dry crunchy, but that wasn't anything different than I normally get. I only diffuse until the curls form and then let it dry on its own the rest of the way. What was a little out of the ordinary is that normally when I SOTC with [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Oyin-Handmade-Whipped-Pudding-p-353.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=oyin-whipped-pudding]Oyin's Whipped Pudding[/buylink], it dissolves ALL crunch and makes my hair nice soft.

    It took a long time for the stiff/hard feeling of my hair to go away. I was afraid to man-handle it too much, so I SOTC and then left it alone for a couple of hours. While it didn't look crunchy, it still had that harder product feel. I used some more [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Oyin-Handmade-Whipped-Pudding-p-353.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=oyin-whipped-pudding]Oyin's Whipped Pudding[/buylink] after lunch and really scrunched it in. It got rid of the remaining stiffness, but my hair still feels a little off.

    It looks good - lots of defined curls, volume and no frizz ... but it also feels a little dry and stiff. I don't think it is a permanent dryness; I suspect it is the way the product holds. I'll update my post tomorrow if my hair doesn't feel right after I wash it tomorrow.

    This is one of these products that I'm not sure on yet ... Based on appearance, it looks great .... But .... my hair doesn't feel as nice as it does when I use DOC, Darcy's Curling Jelly or DM's Miracurl.

    Jury's still out on this one.
    Type: 3a fine & dense,with normal porosity, terrible product junkie
    ROUTINE: LI, enhancer, gel, plop with Curlease towel, serum product (either CIAB or Gel-les'c), clip & diffuse.
    Too many favourite products to list ... I finally have my routine that works and alot of products to choose from. My product stash is huge, but well loved !!!
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    That's exactly how I felt. My hair looked incredible, but wasn't soft as I've become accustomed to of late. Don't worry, it rinses out with water, you won't have any issues there.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
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  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    Used the Soft Curls Creme as my leave in and the Kinky Coils Pudding as my curl enhancer topped with the EW Aloe Jelly. No hard hair today, just tight, soft beautiful curls with no frizz at all. Hair is soft with no scrunching needed. When it's completely dry, I'll loosen it from my scalp. Volume is fine, but will get better once I do the loosening.

    I really don't notice any fragrance with these products--very light. It smells like "ingredients" to me.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
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  • FrizzBgoneFrizzBgone Posts: 2,678Registered Users
    I decided to give these products another try. My hair is so much better this time. I have tons of well defined, frizz free and SOFT curls. It doesn't feel stiff at all; completely different than my first attempt with these products. I did use them a little differently this time.

    Sugar Cane Shampoo:
    Very mild fragrance. Although it says it is a clarifying shampoo, it seemed to be very gentle. My hair felt nice and clean without feeling dry and stripped.

    I used another conditioner ... didn't have a Botanical Spirits one on hand ...

    Soft Curls Creme:
    I was afraid to try this because of the fragrance. When I smelled it this morning, it didn't seem to bad ... must have been having a sensitive day when I smelled it before. It worked really well. I didn't need a lot. It has great slip. My hair started curling as soon as I put it in.

    Magic Curls Puree (Regular Strength):
    As before, I finger combed it through and then scrunched it. I didn't use as much as I did last time.

    I then scrunched in a small amount of gel ... If you don't need a lot of hold, you may not need any gel with this product. It definitely has some hold on its own.

    Plopped with a Curlease towel, clipped and diffused.

    Kinky Coils Pudding:
    My hair was still damp, but the curls were all formed. I had finished diffusing. I scrunched (gently) some of the Pudding into my hair. It worked like a charm. I didn't end up with any frizz and my hair dried with very little crunch.

    This line is showing really promise for me. They are definitely high quality and reasonabley priced. If you're looking to try yet another new product right now, this one is definitely one worth trying !!
    Type: 3a fine & dense,with normal porosity, terrible product junkie
    ROUTINE: LI, enhancer, gel, plop with Curlease towel, serum product (either CIAB or Gel-les'c), clip & diffuse.
    Too many favourite products to list ... I finally have my routine that works and alot of products to choose from. My product stash is huge, but well loved !!!
  • KeyAnneKeyAnne Posts: 1Registered Users
    I stumble upon this product line on the internet by accident and since I was looking for a high quality product line which they seemed I decided to purchase one of the bundle packs; Curls Trio (Soft Curls Creme, Magic Curls Puree, Hydrating Curls Spritz). well let me say I wasn't disappointed.

    I used them in this order. After washing my hair I applied;
    1. The soft curls creme while in the shower (nice slip and shine)
    2. Then part my hair in sections and applied the Curls Puree (extra because I like my curls with an extra hold)
    3. Then a little bit of the Spritz
    Once my hair was completely dry it looked incredible nicely defined curls with no frizz and nice shine. it was a bit crunchy but that just the hold of the product which was completely gone after I spray a bit of the hydrating Curls Spirtz on top.

    So far so good! I will most likely purchase that set again and maybe try some of the other products they have
  • Chelley MaeChelley Mae Posts: 359Registered Users
    I just wanted to give my 2 cents on these products. I just tried 2 today.

    I used the kinky coils pudding as a leave in, as I didn't want hard hair as some described here. Then I used the Magic Curls Puree as a curl cream/enhancer, and topped it with a smidge of KMS cranberry gel.

    I def didn't need the gel, I think the puree has quite a bit of hold on it's own. I will try it again without. But I will say, my hair felt very odd...stiffish when i was applying the puree....I was a little leary because of this but then i continued to comb it all in and scrunch upside down, clip and diffuse. My hair was quite crunchy but I could scrunch it out fairly easily. I can tell you though, this stuff made my hair VERY curly and voluminous. This held up through being pineappled and sweated on during my workout at the gym at lunch, which sometimes causes my hair to get frizzy and undefined. I like this stuff so far.

    Now I just have to experiment to see which of the products is giving me the curl and/ or volume.
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    Mod CG
    Currently Using:
    Cleanser: Kathymack soap bars, Giovannie TTTT
    Rinse Out: CJ Curl Theory, Aussie 3 Min Miracle, Giovanni 50:50, Jasmine's Shea, Sevi Pumpkin Seed
    Leave Ins: Jasmines Babasu Buttercream, CJ CALI (HG), Jasmines Shea, CJ BCLI
    Stylers: CJ CCCC-Lite, Komaza CHP, SS CEJ, CJ SG
    Gels: CJ AF (HG), HEBE (HG)

  • FrizzBgoneFrizzBgone Posts: 2,678Registered Users
    The first couple of times I used the Botanical Spirits, my hair looked great but felt odd as well. When I tweaked the way I applied it, I completely eliminated the odd, stiff feeling that it had before.

    I used the Soft Curls LI followed by the Magic Curls Puree and a very small amount of gel. After plopping, I clipped and diffused my hair for a few minutes - just until it was no longer dripping and felt a little stiff. I then scrunched in some of the pudding - not very much ... and continued diffusing.

    This completely eliminated the stiff feeling that it had before, but my hair looked just as good. My curls held up all day and my hair felt wonderful.
    Type: 3a fine & dense,with normal porosity, terrible product junkie
    ROUTINE: LI, enhancer, gel, plop with Curlease towel, serum product (either CIAB or Gel-les'c), clip & diffuse.
    Too many favourite products to list ... I finally have my routine that works and alot of products to choose from. My product stash is huge, but well loved !!!
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    Finally got these products to work for me--after consultation with FBG! Thanks so much. I used the Soft Curls LI and Puree followed up with a little [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curl-Junkie-Curls-in-a-Bottle-p-995.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Curl-Junkie-Curls-in-a-Bottle]CJ CIAB[/buylink]. I can't handle my hair after I start to dry (FRIZZ!), so I scrunched in a little of the pudding before I started to dry (including CLU cloth.) My hair was nice enough that I even got compliments after sitting out in the wind for dinner on my neighbor's deck. If I did second day hair, I could have this morning.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    I used the Kinky Coils Pudding over a conditioner (EO Rose Chamomile + Abba Pure Gentle) that I left in and this worked great. No stiffness and I got multiple day hair. I also can use the KC pudding to smooth dry frizzy ends on day 2 or 3.
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  • curlygirlymecurlygirlyme Posts: 1,340Registered Users
    I ordered the Magic Curls Puree in Regular. I washed with Desert Essence Coconut Shampoo and Conditioned with DE Coconut Conditioner. Then left in Alba Leave in Conditioner with a little bit of Shea M. Then I added Flaxseed gel mixed with MCP. When I got up this morning my hair was still wet and it felt like I didn't use enough so I added more. Well it was a little too much and my hair is a little hard. Next time I'll use less but I really like it. My curls look awesome. I got good clumps but not huge ones and definition was good too.
  • EssenceEssence Posts: 300Registered Users
    Anyone try the Avocado coconut milk butter or the deep conditioners?
  • NaturalistaNaturalista Posts: 5,491Registered Users
    It's been a minute so I wanted to see if this line actually stuck to anyone.

    Anyone still like this line or still using it? If so, what combos/products actually ended up working for you?
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  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    I have so many other things that I've been trying out, I haven't thought to use this. I'll bet the puree would be fabulous with any of the Marie Dean products. If I remember, I'll put it out on the counter, so I remember to use it tomorrow!
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
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  • CerendipityCerendipity Posts: 5,091Registered Users
    I will have to say I like the puree, I was turned off by the watery texture but it actually spreads over the hair easily, my hair dried a little crunchy but my curls were plump and very defined.

    I used a light leave in under, next time I will try it with some karens [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Carols-Daughter-Hair-Milk-p-1032.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=Carol's-Daughter-Hair-Milk]hair milk[/buylink] to see if a creamy leave in makes a difference.
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    Used the puree with the Marie Dean pudding I bought. It looked great while diffusing. It's not 100% dry, but the hand under the hair tells me it will be soft and not have that "odd" feeling I usually get. It's supposed to be hot and muggy today--thunderstorms this pm and dews in the high 60's. We'll see how it holds up.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
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  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users
    My hair held up really well today. I was in a house where the air conditioning wasn't working properly for a while--register wasn't open. It was really hot and muggy.

    While I've finally found a way to get this to work, I'm not sure I would repurchase it. I'm really spoiled with all the products that leave your hair feeling great with no effort.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
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  • NaturalistaNaturalista Posts: 5,491Registered Users
    kathymack wrote: »
    My hair held up really well today. I was in a house where the air conditioning wasn't working properly for a while--register wasn't open. It was really hot and muggy.

    While I've finally found a way to get this to work, I'm not sure I would repurchase it. I'm really spoiled with all the products that leave your hair feeling great with no effort.

    Thanks for the update. I'm totally feeling you on liking products, but not repurchasing b/c you have things that work loads better.
    Type: 3c with some 4a highlighted
    Low porosity thick/coarse texture. nml elasticity
    Routine: No rules, just happy hair

    Cleanse: CJDF, Prell, LUSH Curly Wurly, Bobeam
    LI/RO:BBB, CJ, SheaM, HEHIS, Garnier, KBN Shealoe, CD Chocolat, Oyin HH
    Styling: CJ, CR, UFD, Zuresh, Ecostyler,MJ
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  • sassywillowsassywillow Posts: 829Registered Users
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    Ah...to be a well pampered pootiecat. I can sleep on my owner's lap. Roll over on my back when I want my stomach rubbed. Purr with delight. Suddenly jump off and walk away for no reason. Not respond when I am called. Throw my leg up and lick with intense abandon. Sleep 85% of the time. Hang my head off the couch and view the world upside down.:laughing5:
  • Chelley MaeChelley Mae Posts: 359Registered Users
    Interestingly enough I'm finding the Botanical Spirits creams & puddings for me in general, don't like anything else with them. And I'm liking the Kinky Coils Pudding the most, even though it's not meant for my hair type. I love it though, but totally alone.

    Actually, lately I've been finding that just 1 product in my hair is working the best. I no longer think I like gel....
    2b/3A/ Fine/Med Porosity (i think)
    Mod CG
    Currently Using:
    Cleanser: Kathymack soap bars, Giovannie TTTT
    Rinse Out: CJ Curl Theory, Aussie 3 Min Miracle, Giovanni 50:50, Jasmine's Shea, Sevi Pumpkin Seed
    Leave Ins: Jasmines Babasu Buttercream, CJ CALI (HG), Jasmines Shea, CJ BCLI
    Stylers: CJ CCCC-Lite, Komaza CHP, SS CEJ, CJ SG
    Gels: CJ AF (HG), HEBE (HG)

  • sassywillowsassywillow Posts: 829Registered Users
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    Ah...to be a well pampered pootiecat. I can sleep on my owner's lap. Roll over on my back when I want my stomach rubbed. Purr with delight. Suddenly jump off and walk away for no reason. Not respond when I am called. Throw my leg up and lick with intense abandon. Sleep 85% of the time. Hang my head off the couch and view the world upside down.:laughing5:
  • afrosheenqueenafrosheenqueen Posts: 5,400Registered Users
    Avocado coconut hair butter: This product disppointed me to no end. It is a very thick, waxy butter cream. My product was stiff and dry. It was impossible to distribute thru my hair. It made my hair dry and frizzy. I contacted the owner and she said that I could warm it up somewhat to get a creamier consistency. That didn't work. And there are small particles of wax in my cream. It only softens my hair when it is wet. On dry hair it feels like I am putting wax and corn starch in my hair. Not for my hair type, I guess. Defintely not a repurchase.

    Aww... I wanted to try this. Out of curiosity does your jar say that it has beeswax or candelilla? On the website it says there was a change on the beeswax.
    4a/b Texlaxed hair w/ highlights. Medium texture & high porosity.

    HG's: CJ Daily Fix, Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus shampoo bar, KC Spiral Spritz, Knot Today, CJ Rehab, KBB LL Hair Mask, Cassia, KCCC, oil blend of Avocado, Camellia, Jojoba, & Meadowfoam oils

    SL APL BSL MBL
  • NaturalistaNaturalista Posts: 5,491Registered Users
    Avocado coconut hair butter: This product disppointed me to no end. It is a very thick, waxy butter cream. My product was stiff and dry. It was impossible to distribute thru my hair. It made my hair dry and frizzy. I contacted the owner and she said that I could warm it up somewhat to get a creamier consistency. That didn't work. And there are small particles of wax in my cream. It only softens my hair when it is wet. On dry hair it feels like I am putting wax and corn starch in my hair. Not for my hair type, I guess. Defintely not a repurchase.

    Aww... I wanted to try this. Out of curiosity does your jar say that it has beeswax or candelilla? On the website it says there was a change on the beeswax.

    Wow. I think you got a bad batch because mine is whipped butter and HAIR CRACK!! I love it on wet or dry hair. SBB turned me on to it and its a definite repurchase!!

    I'm also enjoying the styling gel (strong hold) and the kinky coils pudding. Good stuff!
    Type: 3c with some 4a highlighted
    Low porosity thick/coarse texture. nml elasticity
    Routine: No rules, just happy hair

    Cleanse: CJDF, Prell, LUSH Curly Wurly, Bobeam
    LI/RO:BBB, CJ, SheaM, HEHIS, Garnier, KBN Shealoe, CD Chocolat, Oyin HH
    Styling: CJ, CR, UFD, Zuresh, Ecostyler,MJ
    PT/DT: BBB, CJ, Lather, MJSSB

    HUGE PJJJJJJJJ!!!!:love4:

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  • afrosheenqueenafrosheenqueen Posts: 5,400Registered Users
    Avocado coconut hair butter: This product disppointed me to no end. It is a very thick, waxy butter cream. My product was stiff and dry. It was impossible to distribute thru my hair. It made my hair dry and frizzy. I contacted the owner and she said that I could warm it up somewhat to get a creamier consistency. That didn't work. And there are small particles of wax in my cream. It only softens my hair when it is wet. On dry hair it feels like I am putting wax and corn starch in my hair. Not for my hair type, I guess. Defintely not a repurchase.

    Aww... I wanted to try this. Out of curiosity does your jar say that it has beeswax or candelilla? On the website it says there was a change on the beeswax.

    Wow. I think you got a bad batch because mine is whipped butter and HAIR CRACK!! I love it on wet or dry hair. SBB turned me on to it and its a definite repurchase!!

    I'm also enjoying the styling gel (strong hold) and the kinky coils pudding. Good stuff!

    I'm going to try this. I'm having a devil of a time finding something that is shea-free. The ingredients look so good!
    4a/b Texlaxed hair w/ highlights. Medium texture & high porosity.

    HG's: CJ Daily Fix, Bobeam Cheris Hibiscus shampoo bar, KC Spiral Spritz, Knot Today, CJ Rehab, KBB LL Hair Mask, Cassia, KCCC, oil blend of Avocado, Camellia, Jojoba, & Meadowfoam oils

    SL APL BSL MBL
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