Mielle Organics Styling Gel VS. Curl Custard

Hello My Lovies!

I pray your week is off to a great start. I have truly been enjoying my return to natural hair. It’s all coming together into a re-introduction of me as a full time mom. And momming is ROUGH, particularly when you’re on a wake every 3 hours sleep schedule. I just don’t have time or desire to do my hair. But I have a husband who, as kind and caring as he is, I am sure doesn’t want to look at Ms. Celie everyday.

Today, I need your help.

This mama wants hair that is easy and drama free. At first I was doing the twist out but I may be divorcing the twist out for a while now that I’ve found products to seal my wash and go. Years ago a wash and go meant exactly what it says. Wash your hair and go. There weren’t very many products (or workable techniques) that kept your curls and coils nice and moist. So wash and gos just weren’t for everybody.

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Fresh out the shower. No product at all.

I realize all the natural hair, Black Girl Magic, Black Girls Rock woke folks may be coming for me after this statement. But let’s be honest, without the right product the wash and go just doesn’t work for every hair type. And I am in no way trying to get into a good hair conversation. I don’t subscribe to that (although I will go on the record and say my mother has some of the best hair I’ve ever seen, and she didn’t share those genes with me).

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Not too bad except this isn’t how it looks when it dries 😦

At any rate, the point is, even though wash and gos no longer mean just wash and go, I can absolutely get with the end result of a little more work after jumping out of the shower.

For any of you who still haven’t found luck with the wash and go, the biggest tip I can share is to take your hair in small sections when you are applying the product. Don’t try to work it into your entire hair at once. Apply the product to small sections and finger comb it through to make sure every strand is saturated with the product.

So far, I’ve experimented with two of the Mielle products, and while there’s still something left to be desired, I am impressed with the results.

Here’s how my hair came out with the Mielle Organics Honey & Ginger styling gel:

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Styling gel from the Mielle Organics Honey Ginger line.

Pros:

  • Phenomenal curl definition
  • Lasts almost a full week
  • Stretches/Loosens over time
  • No crusty residue

Con:

  • It’s crunchy

Here’s how my hair came out with the Mielle Organics Pomegranate & Honey Curl Sculpting Custard:

 

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Curl Custard from the Pomegranate & Honey line.

Pros:

  • Zero crunch
  • Decent curl definition

Cons

  • Jelly type residue if you use too much
  • Lasts about 3 days
  • Doesn’t really stretch

Which wash and go do you like best on my hair?

 

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