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ORS Lock & Twist Gel
When you open the container, you’ll see a white, jelly-like substance with minimal smell, so if you’re sensitive to scents, you’ll probably like this. The fragrance is practically non-existent so it won’t clash with other scents on your hair and won’t overwhelm you.
The Lock & Twist Gel is thick and feels like jelly, but absorbs easily and clearly in your hands and hair. It’s non-sticky and non-coating, which is important when you apply them to locs. You want products that absorb into the hair and not sit on top of it, flake or coat it heavily (like beeswax would). You also want your twists, locs or coils to move freely, which this gel allows them to do.
The amount you use depends on the thickness of your hair, but you don’t have to use an excessive amount to get satisfactory hold. For each medium-sized twist section I used it on, I applied about a dime-size amount. If you need to freshen up a style, you can apply more gel, which soaks into your hair much like water.
I think this would be a good product for anyone transitioning from relaxed to natural hair, especially for a transition-friendly style like comb coil. Applying the gel to wet hair and combing through allows the two textures to blend together, making the line of demarcation less obvious. If you’ve done the big chop and have a “Teeny Afro,” the gel works just as well for creating coils on short, natural hair. Wear the coils for a few days or a week, loosen them up and you can enjoy a chunky ‘fro for a few days more.
BEAUTIFUL TEXTURES MOISTURE BUTTER
I got this product at Dansuma, Accra Ghana from a foreign distributor of natural hair product a year ago and i still use it once in a blue moon, it gives me really good curl definition as well as not drying out my hair.
According to the packaging, you should use this to “refresh and hydrate your mixed textured hair every day.” It goes on to say that “Moisture Butter helps maximize the styling options of mixed textured hair by helping achieve softer, more defined curls, healthier looking elongated coils, or simply silky-smooth hydrated hair.” I tried to use this butter for a wash and go. Hey, I was feeling experimental! However, I didn’t like the oil slick it produced. The best way to use this product is for braid- and twist-outs, as indicated on the package. Sometimes it does help to read directions!
It includes a mixture of natural and chemical compounds. BTB is marketed as being enriched in aloe vera (my curly mane loves this, as you know), coconut oil (love!), argan oil (the latest oil of the month), shea butter, and mango butter. The full shabang includes: Aqua, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil/Olive Oil, Glycine Soja Oil/Soybean Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerides, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, PEG 75 Lanolin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth 20, Cetyl Alcohol, Argania Spinosa Nut Oil/Argan Oil, Cocos Nucifera Oil/Coconut Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii Fruit/Shea Butter, Mangifera Indica Seed Butter/Mango Butter, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract/Rosemary Extract, Dimethicone, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract/Aloe Vera, Phenyl Trimethicone, Panax Ginseng Root Extract/Ginseng Extract, Polysorbate 20, Imidazolidinyl Urea, DMDM Hydantoin, CI 15985/Yellow 6, Parfum/ Fragrance, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Coumarin, d-Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Lyral, Methyl Ionone Gamma.
ORS OLIVE OIL, SHAMPOO, LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER, MOISTURIZER AND MOISTURIZING GROWTH LOTION
I have used tons of products, some has been so wonderful on my natural hair, leaving it so soft and silky but some ummmmmmmmm and can’t just describe the terrible small . evertything boils down to the fact that i love the result of these product. I try has much as possible not to criticize any product but all i do to those product that has negative effect on my hair is to avoid posting it here.
CANTU SHEA BUTTER
My natural sister NGOZI NORMAN introduced me to using these lovely products and i play with it alot because it gives my hair a very soft. I absolutely love this product! I don’t use anything but this cantu & coconut oil & water, occasionally aloe vera juice but this product gives me the moisture & weirdly the definition of my curls that I have not gotten from any other product & it’s very cost effective. . Shea Butter Leave In Conditioning Repair Cream is an intensive deep penetrating leave in cream conditioning treatment that is made with pure shea butter and other natural oils to stop and mend breakage, repair split ends, and add manageability and shine with every application
JAMAICAN BLACK CASTOR OIL
Have used this product for a while now and its happens to be one of my best product so far. I have also recommended this product for few of my naturalistas and i got testimonies from my folks.
i also use this for my hot oil treatment
Why Hot Oil Treatment?
The purpose of performing hot oil treatments on your hair is to allow the heat to bring blood circulation to the scalp, which will open up the pores in your scalp to truly nourish and penetrate underneath the hair follicle to provide healthy, moisturized hair from the root. Performing the hot oil treatment only needs to be done once a week and should always be done on unwashed hair and followed up with shampoo and conditioning per usual.
Ways to do a Hot Oil Treatment.
Heat oil first: Heat up your favorite oil (Jamaican Black Castor Oil) in 30 second increments in the microwave until it is at the desired temperature (do not make the oil too hot). Apply directly onto unwashed hair and scalp. Apply a shower cap and leave on. To get the full benefits of the treatment, leave on for at least an hour (and can be left overnight).
Using heat: Apply your favorite oil to your unwashed hair and scalp thoroughly. Apply a shower cap or heating cap and sit under the dryer for 30minutes to an hour.
No heat: Apply your favorite oil to your unwashed hair an scalp thoroughly. Apply a shower cap and let sit at least one hour. (You can add a towel to wrap around the shower cap and your hair to capture even more heat.)
Our Recommended way to do a hot oil treatment is without any heat. Our scalp releases heat already, so all you need to do is capture it so that it may open your pores and allow the oil to penetrate with the help of a shower cap (and towel if you want). There’s no need to add heat using a microwave (to heat the oil) or with a dryer if you don’t have to.
- stimulates hair growth
- cleanse scalp of parasites and toxins that damages hair and slows growth
- help repair dry damaged hair and breakages
- protects hair with a protective coat that seals in moisture
- use as a hot oil treatment