Within 3 days after Padrica told me she was sending items from her product line, I received email confirmation that the items where paid for and would be shipped within the next 3-4 business days. I appreciate the quick service.
Packaging is important in making a first impression on any product in my opinion. Luv the pink! Naturalista Cosmetics shipped two bars of their African Black Soap shampoo bars and one jar of Juicy Leave-In Conditioner. In the package I received a Thank You note and some candies...nice touch!
I hadn't washed my hair with shampoo in 5 months. I've been saying until I find a shampoo that makes my hair feel the same as it does following a co-wash I'm good, if it aint broke, you know the rest.
Well I found my new shampoo in Naturalista Cosmetics African Black Shampoo Bar! I was surprised at how easy it was to break in half. I didn't smell a scent which is fine with me. I prefer unscented over one I don't like.
Here are a few pics just following a wash with the Shampoo Bar:
Looked and felt just like a fresh co-wash although it was squeaky clean and my skin felt soft and rinsed extra clean, used it all over...that's what I'm talkin about!
I started with clean hair as shown above and finger parted non uniform 2 inch sections of hair all around my head and two-strand twisted all of it.
|I luv'd the texture...very much like whipped butter or a souffle no need to emulsify this in your hands before you can apply. It was light and the scent is wonderful to me, a combination of natural goodness.|
|I applied "the Juice" on my hair while it was soaking wet to ensure the most moisture sealing I could get. I was excited to see how my kynxx were going to react to the Shea.|
|Got the edges laid down, luv it! Time to wrap and go to bed!|
I want to share why I luv this product now...
I re twisted for added stretch to my kynxx. I lightly sprayed each twist (15-20) with water and applied more Juicy to my ends only. After Sunday night I have not needed to apply any more of this product and my hair has stayed moisturized, shiny, baby soft, and detangled.
I pineapple'd over night to keep the twist out from frizzing overnight and wrapped my edges with a satin scarf. No water no product needed.
Tuesday...still shiny soft and moisturized...I honestly still cant believe it.
Needless to say I recommend Naturalista Cosmetics Juicy Leave- In to use as a moisturizer sealant. I can attest through days of results this product is the truth. I plan on including it as a staple moving forward. I've been a Kinky Curly user, and still am, however the light feeling of my twist outs blowing in the wind was great, and I still get the same definition I would when using a custard, gel or milk type product but the moisture lasts longer. I just co-washed my hair prior to this post with Vo5 and the Juicy Leave In rinsed clean and easy without the residue Raw Shea butter leaves on my hair...that was the final test for me...I'm in luv.