I did a review for my fellow blogger, Frochic, for her blog’s Aunt Jackie’s give away, so if you missed the blog, but you’re still interested in knowing more about these hair products, here is the #TestandTell as written for Frochic, minus the give away. Askies 🙂
The American Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils brand offers affordable hair products with no sulphate, parabens, mineral oils or petrolatum. They are ideal for mix and ethnic women who like me are seeking to grow healthy hair without harmful chemicals.
AUNT JACKIE’S OH SO CLEAN! MOISTURIZING & SOFTENING SHAMPOO
The Aunt Jackie’s Oh So Clean Moisturizing & Softening Shampoo has a pleasant peachy colour and scent. Once I applied it to my scalp, it foamed more than I expected and since a lot of sulphate-free shampoos tend to produce less lather due to their lack of soap, the foam had me a bit concerned. Two washes and two rinses later, all the hair products were washed out of my Afro, yet it felt soft to the touch. As gentle as this shampoo was to my hair, it has also proven to be an effective cleanser.
AUNT JACKIE’S IN CONTROL “ANTI-POOF”
This light creamy and jellylike conditioner smells of my favourite childhood grape Kool-Aid ice lollies. Tempting to taste, but I refrained and applied it to my towel dried hair. After 30 minutes of allowing for the Anti-Poof conditioner to be absorbed (I have used it for overnight conditioning as well) I noticed that once it sinks in it has no discernible residue. Even though I could not “see it”, my locks felt slick and some of that suppleness remained even after I rinsed off the conditioner leaving me with a much easier to manage Afro.
AUNT JACKIE’S KNOT ON MY WATCH INSTANT DETANGLING THERAPY
I have used the Knot On My Watch Detangling Therapy lotions on freshly conditioned hair as well as on dry hair that I’ve dampened with water. In both instances, my Afro felt softer, more moisturised thus easier to comb and detangle. And once the lotion dried on my hair, it left no oily or greasy residue. If, like me, you like touchable hair and dislike sticky hands, then this is a must-have detangling lotion for both of us.
AUNT JACKIE’S CURL LA LA DEFINING CURL CUSTARD
This lilac styling product has a consistency similar to that of the Anti-Poof conditioner. It has become my preferred product for twisting Bantu knots. Used sparingly, the Aunt Jackie’s Curl La La Defining Curl Custard gives me twist-out curls that are soft and defined. I’ve noticed that when I use a bit more of this styling product to twist, I end up with stretched hair instead of defined curls, which is perfect when I want to wear my hair longer and straight.
With love and respect,