Where to Buy: LuvNaturals [+]
Ingredients: Does not contain parabens, mineral oil, pretroleum, artificial fragrances, colors or silicones
STEP 1: Don’t Be So Clingy Hair Detangler ($13)
I applied this to damp hair that was sectioned into 4. My curl pattern immediately intensified and curls were very springy. The detangler provided decent slip and allowed me to remove shed hairs easily and detangle with a wide tooth comb. I twisted my hair and applied my heat therapy wrap. The product sat for about 2 hours as a prepoo.
STEP 2: Wash Me Gently Hair & Scalp Cleanser ($13)
With my hair still in the 4 sections, I rinsed the detangler and then applied the cleanser section by section starting with my scalp. Let me tell you, the pads of my fingers were working overtime and I probably used more product than necessary; not because my hair was extremely dirty, but simply because there are no suds. None. Zip. Zilch! That surprised me because I have watched the videos created by Luv Naturals about each product and I definitely saw cowash-like suds in Kim’s hair as she demonstrated the smoothing technique. Though clean, my hair felt a bit stripped, tangled and looked frizzy after using this shampoo. I guess it is expected considering the pH of cleansers intends to raise the cuticles to release particles and clean the hair. Also, I expected my scalp to tingle similar to my Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner based on the ingredients, but I didn’t experience that.
STEP 3: Conditional Love Conditioner ($13)
This conditioner has nice thickness and slip, though not the most slippage in the product line. Continuing with my hair in 4 sections, I added enough to cover root to tip of each strand, donned my therapy wrap and chilled out for 3 hours. Upon rinsing, the tangles that were created by the shampoo were easily combed out with a big tooth comb as the water ran over my hair. My hair felt great! This step in the routine definitely helped to adjust/counter the pH of my hair that was caused by the shampoo resulting in frizz and tangles.
STEP 4: Love Me & Leave-In Conditioner ($14)
I applied this while my hair was damp, section by section. First impression — Slip like whoa! They way it performed reminded me of Kinky Curly’s Knot Today detangler and leave-in. I braided my hair in 8 plaits allowing my hair in air dry. Eight hours later my hair was still wet. I decided I’d blow dry — even that process took extended drying time, about 30 minutes extra. After I blow dried, my hair looked very dull and did not feel smooth. There was a weird coating that determined the fate of how I would style my hair for the week since I was too lazy to wash my hair again — cornrowed protective style (stay tuned to my YouTube channel[+]).
Like KimmayTube’s homemade leave-in, this product had tons of slip and helped to easily detangle damp hair. My hair took forever took forever to dry using both products as well. Unlike the homemade my hair was not significantly moisturized. I immediately used another product to counteract the after effects of the Love Me & Leave-in Conditioner.
Scent: Berry Crunch Cereal (lol it does not smell completely like a berry extract, there is a hint of something else )
All in all, I would probably repurchase the Conditional Love if there was a sale, but the most I’ve seen is 15% off and that really does not offset the starting shipping of $7+ for one product.