August 6, 2012 by Miss Foodie Fab
As promised I’m back with a review of Miss Jessie’s latest product, Pillow Soft Curls, that I had the pleasure of previewing and receiving at a recent blogger event.
I’ll be honest, when I saw Pillow Soft Curls applied at the Pillow Soft Curls preview I thought, “Humh that does look like it’s amazing, but I wonder how it will work on my type of hair.” I’m not into hair typing, ya know the whole 2b, 4c, etc. However if I had to categorize my hair, I would say it’s just like Jesus’s hair: Wooly and 8F. Don’t laugh, it is. You know they said Jesus had hair like wool, and He passed it right on to me. My hair is thick, course, and nappy. Gasp, I know I said the “N word.” I am totally comfortable with saying nappy, because I’m talking about my own hair, and I love every nappy, coarse, don’t want to hold a curl, shrinks up in 2.5 seconds hair on my head. As far as having 8F hair…. Well, y’all don’t know about that 8F hair. My hair is so off the chain that is not even on the hair typing finder. So while I was excited to try Pillow Soft Curls, in the back of the mind, I was curious if it would work well on my hair too.
The staff at Curltopia suggested the best way to apply Pillow Soft Curls is via the shingling method, a method I’m not a fan of because I always end up with water everywhere and product slowly dripping down my back. However I decided to follow directions, for once, in order to get the max styling results. I shampooed and conditioned with Hello Hydration 2-n-1 Shampoo & Conditioner, detangled with a Denman brush, and used Kinky-Curly Knot Today as a leave-in conditioner. Once all that was done I applied the Pillow Soft Curls and waited to see if my curls would pop or not.
I’m excited to say I’m impressed with Pillow Soft Curls. The product has a light airy smell and is not overpowering like Miss Jessie’s Curly Meringue (which by the way is great for twist outs). It’s not sticky or have a tacky texture that will leave residue in your hair, and it provides a soft but firm hold. I was worried my hair wouldn’t hold up, because the product is meant for a soft hold, but surprisingly it did. I also noticed that my hair did not feel crunchy or hard the next day, it definitely stood up to its description. While I wouldn’t use Pillow Soft Curls for a twist out, set and curl, or braid out, I will be using it again for my wash and “do a whole bunch to my hair” go.
What do you think? Will you be trying Miss Jessie’s Pillow Soft Curls?
XOXO, Miss Foodie Fash!