December 3, 2013

Natural Hair Product Review: African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Leave In Conditioner & Q-Redew

Last night I decided to stretch out my two strand twist and wanted to try a product I received from a Natural Hair Expo I went to on Saturday. In my goodie bag that I received from attending, there was a full size version of the African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Leave-In Conditioner. So if you know from my reviews I am normally a die hard Design Essentials fan/junkie for the majority of products that I use in my hair. I also decided to breakout my Q-Redew to help steam and stretch my hair out.

So last night I went through sectioning off my hair and using my Q-Redew on each section. What I loved about it was how easy it was to go through each section and how it stretched my hair with the steam. Afterwards I went through each section with some of the African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Leave-In Conditioner and after thoroughly working it through, I proceeded to two strand twist and I noticed that when I Q-Redew my twists were longer and held even better than when I didn't use it. I will say the Leave-In Conditioner had a nice whipped texture to it and smelled great.

This is the type of water that the creator of the Q-Redew, Heidi informed me to use in the handheld steamer.

After finishing my whole head I wrapped up for the night and then this morning did my take down process. (Now that I think about it, I wish I had taken a picture of a section of my hair that had been steamed vs. a section that had not, Big difference.) I was pleased in the morning to find that there wasn't any product that had not been absorbed by my hair AKA snowflaking. I did put oil on my hands for the take down process. The kind I used is Desert Essence Nourishing Body Oil Desert Lime. I normally use on my body but decided I wanted to use it on my hair.

The oil I used for the take down process.

My finished result. I could tell immediately that my hair had a fuller appearance and didn't feel weighed down.

The lower pictures are a comparison of what my hair looked like earlier yesterday from a 3 day old twist out.

On a side note, I decided to look into finding a natural stylist that specializes in various braiding styles. I still go to Daisha, but also realized that I needed someone that could assist with protective styling. So while at the Natural Expo I attended on Saturday I found a lady, LaWanda Williams, who had showcased some styles on her models and I loved them! So I made sure to snatch one of her business cards from her booth area and I spoke with her as well as some of her clients and they have been going to her for a long time and they just had nothing but praises for her. Not to mention her prices were right along my budget:)

On a side, side note: In regards to my Q-Redew, once I'm done using the device I make sure to empty out the rest of the water in the reservoir and keep it open so it may dry out. Once it is dry, I put it back into the main device and store away.

Until the next episode....

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