I love so many things about my natural hair journey, but one of my least favorite aspects is weeding through new products to determine which work best for our (my daughter and my own) hair. Besides the the possibility of wasting money on products that don’t work, I get annoyed by the time lost and confusion I experience while wadding through an endless number of products at Target or on various internet sites.
So, to save you time and effort, when ever I try a new product, I’ll post a review and occasionally a product CRUSH. If I’m crushing on a product, you know it’s the bomb! …at least in this household.
My first product CRUSH is….drum roll please!
Aveda Brilliant Anti-Humectant Pomade on 4b-ish type hair
Q. Why am I crushing on this product?
A. Because, in a nut shell, this product promises to: repel moisture, prevent frizz and deliver a satin and polished finish to hair, and it does JUST that! It makes flat ironing a breeze AND it keeps the hair so straight that the maintenance process is practically non-existent. True story: We decided to straighten hair during what turned out to be a really rainy week in our town. Although it rained several times and was pretty humid, the 4B type hair did not revert. In fact, the hair was perfectly straight for 10 days and would have lasted longer, but the roots began to puff during a 3 hour dance audition. The rest of the hair remained straight.
Q. How did I use the product?
A. After pre-pooing and adding a bit of protein for strength and to prepare the hair for being heat styled and conditioning we worked a bit of oil and Carols Daughter Macadamia heat protectant serum then blow dryed the hair. We then worked the Aveda Brilliant Anti- Humectant product through the hair after separating it into quarters. Then for added protection, before flat ironing each section of hair, we emulsified a small dab of the product and applied it to the hair paying special attention to the ends. NOTE: This product is oil rich. A little dab will go a long way!
Q. How did I use the product to maintain the style?
A. Each morning after taking the hair down, we worked a small amount of the product through the hair, root to tip. Again, use a very light touch….otherwise the hair could look oily.
Q. Cost vs Value? Is it worth the price?
A. Heck yeah! A container should run you about $12 and I’d pay twice that or more. Depending upon how often you straighten your hair, the product could easily last you for a year. I’ve had my jar longer than that. This product is the TRUTH!
Have you ever tried this product? What was your experience, hair type and technique? We’d love to hear!
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