I was super excited to receive my package from No’Kyem Naturals containing this Shea Amaretto Styling Meringue. My hair texture is thick and curly, and after being natural for a year and a half, I still have a hard time finding products for styling that give my hair definition. I have tried styles like twist-outs and braid-outs and have been left frustrated with a head of frizzy hair instead of the more defined look I was going for. So I tried this product for the first time on a flat twist-out with just four chunky twists.
The most important characteristics of a good styling product for me are fragrance, weight, moisture and definition. Now, let’s dig in!
Fragrance: When you first open the jar, you’re hit with the pleasant smell of the all naturals ingredients. This was definitely a plus. I love products that smell good. I have stopped using products that may have had a good styling result because the smell was not appealing. The smell of your hair is something that stays with you all day. It doesn’t matter how nice my hair looks, if I don’t like the smell the product is a no go.
Weight: I don’t like products that make my hair feel too oily or weighed down. So I was pleased when I applied the meringue to my freshly washed and conditioned damp hair and it was smooth and lite. I worked the product through my curls with my fingers and my hair remained light and fluffy. When I started to twist my hair, the product remained smooth without too much detangling needed while twisting.
Moisture: My hair is very curly and soft and I like to preserve that softness (I know I’m not the only one who hates my being crunchy lol). The only way to minimize the need to wet my hair often is to use products that help me retain moisture. This product helps me do just that, but it does it without leaving my hair too oily or feeling greasy.
Definition: Like most naturals, I deal with major frizz on a daily basis so it’s important to find products that helps to define my curls when styling. Since I only did four chunky flat twists there’s a limit to the definition that could be achieved. But this product gave me as much definition as possible with this style.
And here’s my result…
I can’t wait to try this product on a perm rod set and bantu knot-out! Stay tuned…
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