She used some cocktail that she made using several of the hundreds of products that she has. I don't have hundreds of products so I cannot afford to use a cocktail every time I need a deep condition. I asked her what could I use to mimic what she had done, and she told me that the star of her cocktail was the As I Am products. I had seen these products at Sally's Beauty Supply but had steered clear of them because of the hefty price tag. However, I was desperate. So this time I decided to fork over the money.
I picked up the Coconut Co-Wash and DoubleButter Cream. I also bought a bottle of Optimum 6-in-1 Miracle Oil as a sealant. The Coconut Co-Wash was $7.99. The DoubleButter Cream was $27.99, and the Optimum 6-in-1 Miracle Oil was $8.99. Everything together plus tax was about $45.00. Now this was a major splurge for me, especially the DoubleButter Cream; but, I am glad I spent the money.
Now for the review. Let's start with the Coconut Co-Wash. Usually, I detangle with conditioner before getting in the shower and co-washing my hair. However, I decided to follow the instructions. I split my hair into four sections, got in the shower and completely wet my hair. I then applied the Coconut Co-Wash and attempted to detangle my hair with a wide tooth comb per the instructions. This did not work. My hair was way too tangled! I had to get out of the shower, sit down and take the time to actually detangle my hair in small sections. I must say that the slip on this product was not too good. But, once I got back in the shower and washed the Co-Wash out, my hair was super moisterized and was already shiny.
I then applied the DoubleButter Cream and sealed it in with the Optimum 6-in-1 Miracle Oil. I left my hair in twists the entire week (half under a winter beanie) until Thanksgiving Day. As for my twists, they were absolutely gorgeous! They had never looked so shiny and healthy. Throughout the week, I kept retwisting the front twists to refresh my style and fell in love with the DoubleButter Cream. It was so moisterizing and had a thick, luxurious feel. And pairing it with the Optimum 6-in-1 Miracle Oil was perfect because this oil is not too oily or greasy and has a nice smell.
When I took my hair down for Thanksgiving day it looked amazing. My twist-out was so well defined and shiny. It was one of the best twist-outs that I have ever had. Even my mom and sister commented on how nice my hair looked!
|That's me front and center. Look at the shine!|
Long story short, I will definitely be buying these products again. They are going to be my staple products.