Ladies – if you have naturally curly hair like I do, then you know the difficulty in finding the right styling products to maintain those carefree curls. Until two years ago, I had to combine several different products – conditioner, gel, mousse and hair serum – to achieve the “wash and wear” look. The result was usually a hot mess! The gel made my hair too hard; the conditioner didn’t tame the frizz; and the hair serum made my hair look greasy – I just couldn’t win. Then a colleague introduced me to Mixed Chicks and it absolutely changed my life – and my hair.
I will rave about Mixed Chicks to anyone who will listen – and no, Wendi and Kim don’t pay me (I don’t even think they know who I am). I genuinely LOVE the product that much. However, a few months after I started using Mixed Chicks, a friend told me about Miss Jessie’s. She said that was the only product she would trust in her hair, and since our hair texture is almost identical, I thought I’d give it a try. I did my due diligence and learned about Miss Jessie’s, but I never got around to trying the products. So, when my bestie, Rashidah, asked me to do a product review for Beyond Black Beauty, I jumped at the chance. I had to try “the best darn curl crèmes period.”
I washed my hair like I normally do and followed the directions on Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding (SRP: $9.00) to the letter. The first thing I noticed was the amazing fragrance – it smelled almost edible. As I worked the “pudding” between my hands and then through my curls, I noticed how thick – and sticky – it was. I had to wash my hands several times during the application process. When I was done, I noticed my curls looked different than they usually do – slightly longer in length and less abundant. As my hair dried it seemed to get frizzy and looked a little “stringy” in certain spots. My hair looked wavy instead of curly – that was a first. My hair also looked weighed down and filmy to the touch – I really didn’t like that. A few hours later I couldn’t take it anymore; I had a date and wanted my hair to look good, so I washed it again and used Mixed Chicks.
I don’t know what Wendi and Kim put in that yellow mixture, but whenever I use Mixed Chicks, my curls are always bouncy, residue free, and frizz is never an issue. I’ll let you judge for yourself, but as for me – I’m sticking with “the curly revolution!”