So about two weeks ago I received my media review package from Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils, a House of Cheatham brand product line. I must advise that I contacted the company and requested samples for the purpose of review, I am not being compensated, influenced, nor am I employed by House of Cheatham, or its affiliate companies.
This past Wednesday I conducted my hair care regimen using only the Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils products. I used the products in order, and according to manufacturer directions. My review is based on the following factors: A. Ingredients, B. Effectiveness, C.Aesthetics(smell, consistency, packaging), D. Cost & Availability, E. Product Promise & Practicality of Use.
1. Oh So Clean ( Shampoo)- A. This product is a sulfate free, softening shampoo enriched with Shea butter and olive oil. It contains no Mineral oil, petrolatum, sulfates, or parabens. B. This product does what it states and cleans the hair effectively while softening and moisturizing the hair. I must also state that I have tried three sulfate free shampoos and my hair had a bad response to all three. This is the first that didn't leave me with my hair feeling like wet hay. C. The products in this line have the same fresh, fruity,smell. It is not very strong or overpowering. It is the same consistency of a moisturizing shampoo, and is pearlized. The packaging is a flip top 12 ounce bottle. D. The Oh So Clean Shampoo is priced at $9.99, and is available in most beauty supply stores or will be available soon. Keep in mind this is a new product line. E. The shampoo promises to thoroughly and gently cleanse and soften the most difficult to manage hair. It fulfilled the product promise, and is practical to use, as it is used in the manner of most shampoos, by wetting and lathering the hair. Overall this is a product that I would purchase for use.
2. In Control (Conditioner)- A. A sulfate,paraben, mineral oil, and petrolatum free, anti-poof moisturizing and softening conditioner. It is enriched with Shea butter, olive oil, and botanical extracts of nettles, rosemary, horsetail, and safflower oil. B. This was effective at moisturizing and conditioning my hair. It left my hair very soft, and it had lots of slip. C. The smell of In Control is consistent with the fresh, fruity, scent of the other products. It has the consistency of a thick gel like conditioner, with good slip. The packaging is a 15 ounce screw top jar. D. In Control is priced at $9.99, and is available in beauty supply stores, or soon will be. Keep in mind this is a new product line. E. The In control conditioner promises to tame your texture, deliver superior softness, manageability, and improve elasticity. The product did make my hair super soft. I never had a problem with manageability, or elasticity. The conditioner is used as most deep, or reconstructive conditioners are being applied after shampooing and left on for 10 minutes, under a plastic cap. This is a product that I will purchase.
3. Knot On My Watch (Detangling Therapy/ Leave- In)- A. A sulfate, paraben, mineral oil, and petrolatum free instant detangler. Enriched with Shea butter, olive oil, and cocoa butter. B. A very effective detangler, it is softening and moisturizing. It offered lots of slip, and help rid my hair of tangles in no time. C. The smell is consistent with the other products in the line a fresh, fruity, scent. It is a thick, viscous, slippery liquid, packaged in a 12 ounce flip top bottle. D. Knot On My Watch is priced at $9.99, and is available in beauty supply stores or soon will be. E. Knot On My Watch Instant Detangling Therapy, promises to soften, help restore moisture balance, and eliminate knots and tangles, while protecting against breakage. This product did a good job of helping detangle, moisturize my hair. It is applied after the shampoo and condition steps, as a leave-in, detangler. I would purchase this product, it is comparable with my HG leave-in conditioner.
4. Curl La La ( Defining Curl Custard)- A. A sulfate, paraben, mineral oil, petrolatum free defining curl custard enriched with Shea butter and Olive oil. B. An effective defining custard that gave good definition to my curls and coils. It was not very moisturizing but gave good definition and sufficient hold to my three strand twists. C. The smell is consistent with the other products in the line, and is the consistency of a custard. It is not heavy, greasy, or oily. It is packaged in a 15 ounce screw top jar. D. Curl La La is priced at $9.99, and available at beauty supply stores, or soon will be. E. Curl La La promises to "Say goodbye to frizz, unruly curls, and lifeless coils. Define, shape, and control curls, waves, coils, and braid outs, while adding moisture, shine, and natural conditioning". Curl la la gave good curl definition with minimum product, suitable for wash and go styles. It also gave good hold and definition for my three strand twists, and twist out. It is a product that I will purchase and is comparable to my HG twisting cream, while being price lower.
Overall the Aunt Jackie's Curls and Coils line is a good quality line, which is effective, fulfills product promises, and offers a great value. It is further appealing because it is available in brick and mortar stores so there is no special process to purchase. The one thing this line can improve upon is to offer a moisturizing cream, or heavy butter type moisturizer. I would recommend these products to new naturals trying to establish a regimen, or to naturals with established regimens looking to try new products at a good value, or replace current staples. However I have found effective products priced lower, and offering good value also. But this line is definitely worth trying.
Product info can be found at:: www.auntjackiescurlsandcoils.com
YouTube review:: Chocka77