Folks! can’t believe we’re two months in the new year already, everybody ready for St. Valentine’s Day?
So during the holidays I won a Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Anti-Shrinkage Easy Twist Gel set (YIPPEE!) Despite my excitement, I was a little hesitant to use it as I figured I’d found a product regimen that worked so why stress my tresses?
Anyway I caved to the allure of the orange bottle with the big-haired sister giving me the side eye telling me, “you know you hate the shrinkage, don’t you want big hair like me day one?” Sooh, I washed with Carol’s Daughter Marula Cleanser, deep conditioned with my usual mix of Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Conditioner and Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner and applied As I Am leave-in to detangle while in the shower. I then applied the Dark and Lovely gel to my wet hair and proceeded to do a braid-out.
So here’s the thing with using products not from the same company, they tend have a “weird” reaction sometimes; the As I I Am leave-in and the Dark and Lovely gel clumped into little white beads here and there as I styled my hair ….SO NERVOUS…but I persevered.
The next morning my hair was bit dusty with a few flakes however, it was super soft and defined and surprisingly bigger than I usually get it on day 1.
I was very impressed and will probably use this product again but probably use Dark and Lovely Super Quench Leave-In Spray (but I gotta get a trial size bottle first) before applying the Dark and Lovely gel. Of course I will let you guys know the outcome then too!
For those of you who are particular to the ingredients in products I have taken the liberty of including the description as listed on the bottle below:
AQUA / WATER / EAU, GLYCERIN, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, POLYQUATERNIUM-69, POLYSORBATE 20, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE, PHENOXYETHANOL, ALCOHOL DENAT., ACRYLATES/C10-30 ALKYL ACRYLATE CROSSPOLYMER, SODIUM HYDROXYMETHYLGLYCINATE, AMINOMETHYL PROPANOL, CARBOMER, PANTHENOL, SODIUM ACRYLATE / SODIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYL TAURATE COPOLYMER, CHLORPHENESIN, DISODIUM EDTA, ISOHEXADECANE, CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE, ARGANIA SPINOSA KERNEL OIL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, PEG-12 DIMETHICONE, POLYSORBATE 80, BENZYL SALICYLATE, LINALOOL, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, BENZYL ALCOHOL, LIMONENE, MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO SEED BUTTER), CAPRYLIC/- CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CI 15510 / ORANGE 4, CI 16035 / RED 40, CI 19140 / YELLOW 5, BAMBUSA VULGARIS EXTRACT.
Any of you ladies used this or a combination of these products? I’d love to know your thoughts any of the D&L anti-shrinkage products you may have used.
Talk soon x