“All I need in this life I’m in, is me and my curlfriends” –African Proverb
All kidding aside I really do LOVE my curlfriends. A few weeks ago I went on a mini-vacay to visit my curlfriend, YouTuber MonicaJoi aka Knapsgirl and of course we played in hair products. Monica won a full-set of Original Moxie Natural Wonder products and we decided to give them a try.
Includes: Get Clean™ No-foam Shampoo (8 oz.), Intense Quench™ Deep Conditioner (8 oz.), & Everyday Leave-in™ Detangling Conditioner (8 oz.), Hair Bling™ High Shine Pomade (3 oz.), & Lux Locks™ Styling & Shine (6 oz.).
$72 for the complete set
There are two videos that go along with this review, a before and an after, that are filled with lots of giggles and hilarity. Monica is a purest and refused to edit them so enjoy our ridiculousness.
Get Clean No-Foam Shampoo: This was a strange experience for me. This is a no-foam shampoo and it really doesn’t foam. It feels like a moisturizer when you are applying it to your hair and it was honestly hard to tell if I had distributed it evenly or if it was even working. After two washes I decided that it should be good enough. To my surprise it did get my hair clean and did so without stripping. I would not recommend this if your hair is really gunked up with product, however as a daily or even weekly cleanser this worked great. It has a polite floral-nutty smell, hard to pinpoint but it was pleasant. While the product did work, I give it a B grade, I would not purchase as I like the comfort of knowing my hair is clean and this honestly was just too subtle for me.
Everyday Leave-in Detangling Conditioner: I used this both as a rinse out and a leave-in conditioner. It did an okay job detangling my hair. There was not phenomenal slip but I was able to finger detangle without feeling like I would yank or break my hair. Again nice subtle smell to it. It worked much better as a leave-in conditioner or moisturizer than it did as a detangling conditioner. Overall grade C, I would not purchase this again although it worked well as a moisturizer I prefer it to work better as a detangler.
Intense Quench Deep Conditioner: Easily my favorite product in this line. It did a great job conditioning and detangling my hair. I will say that when I first applied it I thought I was going to hate it. The product is thin, like a leave in moisturizer, after applying it to a section of hair I allowed it to sit for about 10 minutes and that is when the magic happened. Just goes to show a deep conditioner does not have to be thick or buttery to work well. Overall grade A, however I would not purchase unless it was on sale because the price point of $17 for 8 oz it too rich for my blood.
Lux Locks Styling & Shine: This is a twisting cream that I used to twist my hair. The product worked well, it was not too sticky or greasy easy to apply and left my hair moisturized. I would not recommend as a wash-n-go styler it was not much of a curl definer. The one draw-back is the smell. I don’t know if it is the neem, rosewood or what but the smell is strong and not my pleasing to me. We mistook the scent for patchouli but it is not an ingredient listed in the product however it is in the same scent family. Without the smell I would give the product a B for performance however the scent drops it down to a C.
Hair Bling High Shine Pomade: I am not a real fan of pomades but I did like this one. It was not overly greasy and added a nice shine to my hair. I did not care for using it to twist alone but it worked great when coupled with the Lux Locks Styling & Shine, so I would recommend using them together. I can really tell the difference in softness and shine in the sections where I used this product. Overall grade for this product is a B, but like the deep conditioner it is much too pricey in my opinion and I would not purchase.
A quick shot of me and our camerawoman Nyra, before heading out for the night :)