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Starting next Tuesday, October 22, 2013, naturalle bella will feature Tuesday Tips. The tips will feature quick hair care advice, suggested products, & style inspiration. Be on the look out and share your thoughts!

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AuthorKristin Dones

There are two curl subscriptions that come to mind, CurlBOX and CurlKit, and I have pondered subscribing to both, however, I often think to myself, is it worth it? Maybe if they offered one free month, so I could see what I was getting, before I plunk down $20 or so, I would be more enticed to subscribe. But as business owners we all have costs, so that is unrealistic. I just have concerns about spending my $20 or so, not really getting what I want, and then forgetting to cancel. There goes $40 or $60. 

As an admitted product junkie, this kind of subscription should appeal to me since I would get to try trial sizes of products, as well as score some full sized bottles, and make sure the product works for me before adding it to my regimen. In that respect these subscriptions are perfect! Maybe a little feedback will sway me.

Do you subscribe? If so, to who? What are your thoughts? 

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AuthorKristin Dones
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As an admitted product junkie I am always interested in trying something new. In the past I have tried samples of Miss Jessie's products and liked what I have tried. So after hearing about Miss Jessie's Super Slip Sudsy Shampoo I was intrigued and decided to try it for myself. Miss Jessie's claims that he shampoo has enough slip to allow the user to detangle their hair. A shampoo that allows for detangling...yeah right! Could it be?

The first attempt was after the extended wear of a twist-out which had gone all the way left by about an extra week. My hair was a tangled mess; a perfect time to try this detangling shampoo. The consistency of the shampoo is "slimy" and it can be stretched between your two hands. You can practically see the "slip" in the opaque colored "slime". The scent of the product is light, airy, and sweet like green apple. I thoroughly wet my hair and proceeded to apply about a two half dollar sized dollops of the shampoo (my hair is thick). The shampoo lathers very well and I discovered a little goes a long way. After I evenly distributed the shampoo throughout my hair and scrubbed my scalp to get the "itchies" I began to unsuccessfully finger detangle my hair. When I say unsuccessfully, I mean it really wasn't happening. I felt the shampoo created more of a mess of the already tangled mess I started with. I washed out the shampoo and followed with Miss Jessie's Creme de la Creme Conditioner, which I love. (A review for Miss Jessie's Creme de la Creme Conditioner will follow soon.) The Creme de la Creme conditioner allowed me to section and detangle with ease. 

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An accurate review cannot culminate from only one use of a product so I made another attempt at using Miss Jessie's Super Slip Sudsy Shampoo to detangle. I determined that it was possible that my hair was too tangled and beyond the help of this detangling shampoo. This time I was dealing with three-day hair after a twist-out and although my hair was still tangled it was no where near the condition of my hair on attempt one. This time I followed the same steps indicated above and my fingers were able to slip through my hair like butter. I was able to section my hair and finger detangle achieving my desired outcome.

SInce I achieved such promising results when using this product on my hair, I decided to try it on my daughter's hair as well. My daughter hates the detangling process and is very tender-headed so anything that will make detangling her hair less painful is as much needed addition to her hair care regimen. She has very tight curls and I wanted to see if there were any differences in the detangling process since my curl pattern is much looser. I washed her three-day hair, after a twist-out as well, and followed the same steps as indicated previously. The product produced the same results allowing me to detangle her hair with ease and best of all without ouches. I recommend this product to other mothers with curly girls!

Final Thoughts

The Super Slip Sudsy Shampoo is a cleanser and does the job. After using this product my hair was clean, moisturized, not stripped, and sucessfully detangled after attempt two. This product will be added to my regimen however, since it contains sulfate (ammonium lauryl sulfate) I will be using it once a month when I clarify my hair -- I prefer to co-wash. The ease when detangling my hair with this product will make the most grueling part of wash days a breeze essentially cutting the time spent on this step of the process by at least 50%. Being able to finger detangle my hair with this shampoo allows me to smoothly transition into further detangling during my breakdown process during conditioning. The combination of Miss Jessie's Super Slip Sudsy Shampoo followed by Miss Jessie's Creme de la Creme Conditioner (A review for Miss Jessie's Creme de la Creme Conditioner will follow soon.) is my prescription for being able to get through a wash day quickly but effectively.

 

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AuthorKristin Dones