After a glowing recommendation from fellow blogger Aic3la, I decided to try out the Beautiful Textures Moisture Butter Whipped Curl Crème. I dug through my bag of goodies from Afro Hair and Beauty Live and pulled out a few samples. I was a little sceptical at first as the product describes itself as being 'for mixed textures'. I wasn't sure if this meant mixed as in mixed heritage or mixed as in mixed hair types. My hair sits somewhere between 4B/4C with a little 4A action at the back so I was a little worried it wouldn't work for me. I am so glad I put my scepticism to one side because my hair LOVES this product! I used it for the two styles below.
My hair was freshly co-washed with Dove Intense Repair Conditioner and I used Aussie Miracle Hair Insurance Leave In Conditioner which I sealed in with my coconut oil, olive oil and Shea butter mix.
I first used the product when I attempted my first bantu knot out. I applied the product in sections while my hair was still damp before twisting them up into knots. The crème had a nice texture with a non greasy or sticky feel. I found a little went a long way as I used less than half a packet for my whole head. The smell was pretty good too! I left the knots in overnight and when I took them out I had incredible hold, it was almost too good as I spent some time fluffing and teasing to open up the curls.
I was happy with the final result as my hair felt soft to the touch with zero crunchiness and had lots of shine. There was some frizz but I'm not sure if that was down to the product or my excessive fluffing. My curls stayed in place for three days with very little work on my part. I moisturised with a spritz of water and olive oil and slept with a satin cap on.
I washed my hair with Aunt Jackie's Moisturising Shampoo and deep conditioned with my castor and olive oil mix. I moisturised with my Shea butter mix and left in twists to dry.
Noting the impressive hold from when I put in my bantu knots, I decided to use the crème again when I put in mini twists. My hair was dry before I put in the product so I could have better length retention and as I wanted the style to last for at least two weeks so I used a little more product this time round. I'll be doing a more detailed post about my mini twist experience but from a product perspective it worked a treat!
My twists are shiny with great hold and as the product isn't particularly heavy I have great bounce. In terms of frizz control it's a bit of a mixed bag. The twists have been in a week and the back and ends are fine but the top of my head were my parting lies is frizz central. I've been keeping things under control with a little serum every now and then.
All in all I'm happy with the Beautiful Textures Moisture Butter Whipped Curl Creme and I will be investing in a full size tub. Have you used Beautiful Textures? What was your experience?
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