Moisturelicious Curls Defining Pudding Review

I have been on the hunt for the best defining styler for my curls.  Anyone who has “gone natural” knows that it can be a constant learning experience.  As soon as you think you know your hair needs, the season changes or something in your health changes and effects your hair.  Our hair is definitely a reflection of our inner health (except for those who are just blessed with great hair.)  While I’m working on my inner health, I am also working on my hair health.

On my Youtube channel I do a hair product of the month video.  It’s so easy to become a product hoarder so my goal is to try new products until I find a brand with several options that works for me.  Our hair needs consistency but also a little bit of variety.   The latest brand that I have been trying out is J’Organic Solutions.  One of the things that stood out the most to me about this brand is the fact that they are 100% certified organic and they leave out harmful ingredients like parabens, formaldehyde, petroleum, artificial color, silicone, sodium chloride, mineral oil and no animal testing.

They contacted me on Instagram and asked me if I would be willing to do a review for their company.  It came at a perfect time because I was in the middle of really trying to figure my hair out.  It was also shortly after I decided to start minimizing toxins from my life.  It became really obvious that the great majority of products sold locally are not only horrible for my hair but also horrible for my health.  I, of course, agreed to try out the products in exchange for an honest review.

I have made 2 videos on my Youtube Channel reviewing 3 of their products but on this post I want to focus on the Moisturelicious Curls Defining Pudding.

This styler has shea butter, almond oil, avocado oil, vitamin e, aloe vera, and vegetable glycerin in the ingredients.  It is very moisturizing and not heavy.  It left my hair defined but not crunchy at all.  I used this styler a lot in the last couple of months and have really liked it.  It is a very thick but creamy texture.  It definitely reminds me of pudding.  It has a light vanilla/almond smell to it and doesn’t leave a sticky residue on your hands after applying.  Some stylers leave a sticky and or drying residue on your hands and hair after you apply it.  That makes me feel like it isn’t really soaking into my hair but instead it is evaporating or just sitting on top of the hair.  This product leaves my hair feeling like it has soaked in but the outside still feels moisturized.  I really like that my hair is defined but still soft.  My only regret with this product right now is that I only have the shampoo, mask, and  curl defining pudding.  I feel like my hair would receive the products 10 times better if I were also using one of their leave in conditioners and an oil to complete the lco or loc method.  Even though I skipped those steps my hair still looked and felt amazing so I can only imagine how much better it would be with more of the products in their line.  I will definitely be trying out their other products and seeing how my hair does with layering their products.  If you decide to try them out make sure to use my code at checkout Medley15 for 15% off.  Here are the 2 video reviews that I did on this brand.  Click here to check out all of the products ——>  J’Organic Solutions

 

 

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3 Lessons that I learned about Natural Hair

Going natural can be very scary.  You wonder “Will my hair be unmanageable?”  “Will I know how to take care of it?”  If you have ever found yourself saying “Natural hair is not for me, I don’t have “good” hair like so and so,” then you are exactly who I am talking to.  I have said and thought all of those things but here I am 6.5 years natural and I feel like I could never go back to the creamy crack.

I started my natural journey on accident but during this journey I have discovered that our hair in it’s natural state is exactly what God gave us.  When we take time out to take care of our hair we will see the beauty that we are blessed with.

 

Here are the 3 things that I learned in the last 6.5 years.

 

Natural hair is like learning a new craft.

Every craft takes hours upon hours of practice to really get the hang of it.  It has taken me 6 years of buns and ponytails before I took down my bun and took the time to discover what my hair likes and needs.  You will have to try different shampoos, conditioners, leave in conditioners, oils, deep conditioners, drying processes and styles before you get in the groove.  Thank God for Youtube and the Natural Hair Divas who have taught me many things.  I still have a ways to go but I can say with much honesty that I finally understand the blessing of natural hair.  I finally understand the beauty of my curls, coils and naps.

 

Take Time to Learn and Love your Hair

I wasted a lot of time comparing my hair to other people’s hair.  I spent way too many hours wishing my hair was more “wash n go.”  Wishing my hair was 3C, low porosity and shiny, and bouncy with no frizz.  Im just being real when I say that I thought I had “bad” hair.  I had many people who would tell me the opposite but I was convinced otherwise.  When you are programmed to think that the curly new growth is nappy you fear that your hair will just be nappy.  Once you get those dead over-processed ends cut off you can really start to deprogram your brain from all that you have been taught.  The self hatred that has been passed from person to person for generations.  The truth is that God made no mistakes.  Even though ethnic hair can be a lot of work, it is beautiful, and with time can be less work.

 

Wash and Condition OFTEN

I had learned to fear water.  Water made your hair nappy right?  WRONG!!!  Our hair is like our bodies.  It needs water, it loves water.  Unless you are wearing your hair blow dried and or flat ironed most of us can benefit from wetting our hair daily.  I was also scared of shampoo.  For years I co-washed only.  The product build up made my hair constantly dull and my curls were frizzy.  I now realize that there is a balance.  Everyone’s hair is different but for my hair personally I try to wet it daily, wash once or twice per week and deep condition once per week.  The change that I have seen in my hair has been amazing.  I went from hating my hair to loving it.  When my hair is clean, moisturized and balanced it isn’t frizzy, the curls are defined, shiny, and bouncy.

 

I really hope that I can encourage someone out there who is on the fence about whether they should stop getting relaxers or not.  Im not saying that there is anything wrong with getting relaxer if that is your personal decision.  I am saying that there is a real freedom and beauty in learning to love your hair in its natural state.  There is a flexibility in being able to wear your hair curly or straight.  Don’t let fear stop you!

 

Favorite Hair Product of the Month-Shea Moisture Yucca and Plantain Conditioner

 

Shea Moisture is by far my favorite company right now.  I love that they wont compromise and put toxic ingredients in their products but my hair really loves their products.  I have used an entire bottle of the Shea Moisture Yucca and Plantain Anti-Breakage Strengthening Conditioner because I love it.  It gives my hair strength without leaving it dry and frizzy.  It also makes it soft and mangeable.

 

Checkout my video review of this conditioner.

Wash Day Chronicles featuring Hot Head Conditioning Cap

 

Wash Day can be a full day event for naturally curly girls.  I don’t have time for an all day event so I am always looking for ways to be more efficient.  My wash day routine consists of Washing, Conditioning and Detangling and Deep Condition followed by my style of choice.  I will do a video soon of my Wash and Go technique.  Wash and Go is my go to style because it is easy.  It is not the best during the winter but if you are going to be inside for a few hours it works well.

  • I start my process with just water.  Make sure your hair is fully hydrated and ready to soak in the product.  If you are using a Clarifying Shampoo it will need plenty of water to soap up and cleanse well.  You really should follow up with a moisturizing shampoo but for sake of time and pure laziness I make sure that my conditioner is extra moisturizing and I deep condition EVERY Wash Day.  Depending on your hairs needs as well as your level of damage you can deep condition weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.  My hair really needs a good dose of vitamins and goodness weekly.  I am currently using Mizani True Textures Shampoo but there are many great shampoos out there.  I use Shea Moisture Shampoo as well and I like to switch it up every couple of weeks for maximum results.

 

  • Next I apply my conditioner of choice very liberally.  I start sectioning my hair and detangle each section.  This ensures that I get the conditioner everywhere and it takes advantage of the slip of the conditioner.  This day I am using Shea Moisture Yucca And Plantain Anti Breakage Conditioner.  I let that sit in my hair uncovered while I continue with my shower and wash my body.  The steam of the shower really helps that conditioner get into the hair.  I rinse that conditioner out completely then I finish the process of deep conditioning after I get dressed.
  • Then I apply a deep conditioner and let it sit for 30 minutes or more before rinsing with cool water and styling.

There are many different recipes for a deep conditioner.  Here is my tips on great ingredients for a deep conditioner that you have right in your kitchen (or can purchase for cheap)

 

 

You can download a copy here.

 

Recipe used in the video is:

1 Ripe Avocado

1 Tablespoon Raw Unfiltered Honey

1/8 cup Aloe Juice (Can substitute 1/8 of Aloe Vera Gel from the plant)

 

For the deep conditioning process. I separate my hair into sections and apply generously.  I like to detangle again to verify that the product is getting evenly applied and I twist each section.  If my hair gets dry I re-wet it.  Wet hair absorbs product much better because the follicles are still open.  I place my hair in a conditioning cap or shower cap (whatever I have available) but I received the Hot Head Conditioning Cap in exchange for my HONEST review.

 

Details about this cap:

There are 2 sizes Hot Head (adult) Starting circumference, approximately 21″ Max circumference (fully stretched), approximately 34” Diameter, approximately 20”

and  Starting circumference, approximately 17″ Max circumference (fully stretched), approximately 30” Diameter, approximately 18”

 

and Little Hot Head (kid) Starting circumference, approximately 17″ Max circumference (fully stretched), approximately 30” Diameter, approximately 18”

It is made with 100% Cotton Materials, FlaxSeed and TLC

 

Here are the directions from the website.

 

HOW TO USE

DEEP CONDITIONING YOUR HAIR WITH HEAT IN 3 EASY STEPS:

Step 1: Wash hair, then gently towel dry to prevent dripping. Apply hair treatment of choice. Follow with a plastic cap, completely covering the hair and hairline.

Step 2: Place Hot Head flat on a clean glass or ceramic plate. Heat in 1000 watt microwave with elastic facing up for 30-45sec. Power level must be lowered accordingly for higher wattage microwaves! Refer to owner manual to find out how. Remove, flip inside out and shake up heat source. Replace elastic side up and heat for additional 30-45sec. Remove, flip inside out and shake up heat source once again. Replace elastic side up and heat for additional 30-45sec once again. If additional heat is desired proceed in 10-20sec increments, following the above flipping and shaking method, until desired heat level is achieved. Do not exceed a combined total of 3min, from start to finish.

Step 3: Remove Hot Head completely at the conclusion of treatment. Allow hair to cool 5min before rinsing with cold water. Style as usual.

 

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