This is my first wash day since my relaxer touch up. This weekend I visited my cousins’ again but I didn’t have to pack up an entire arsenal of products because they have “good” stock. In fact, all I took with me was a product I picked up at the Nzuri Natural Hair Show, OBI Curl Hydration Spray (more on this product later) to use as my daily moisturizer and leave in conditioner. Also, I’ve been curious about the performance of Miss Jessie’s products so I grabbed three of the sample packs I got in a swag bag at the hair show as well to try out. Before I get into all of that though, let me recap my wash day steps:
(1) Shampoo twice with Organix Argan Oil (2) Deep Conditioned with Miss Jessie’s Super Sweetback Treatment (3) Spritzed my damp hair with OBI Curl Hydration Spray (4) Airdried (5) Applied more OBI Naturals Spray (6) Sealed with EVCO.
Okay now onto my thoughts on this Miss Jessie’s Super Sweetback Treatment. As you know, I think it’s ridiculous for some people to think certain products are only for naturals. As I’ve said time and time again, how on earth does the product know if your hair is natural, color treated or relaxed? Exactly…it doesn’t. So, although I don’t have any curls I’m trying to enhance, shampoos, conditioners, leave-ins, moisturizers…even detanglers work for both natural and relaxed hair. That being said, I’ve always been curious about the popularity of this particular line but never wanted to try it because of their prices. However, after receiving several samples and even a full sized product (most of which I gave to my friend DrMystique12) I decided to give it a go.
For starters – the ingredients of this product genuinely confuse me. This conditioner retails for a whopping $48 for 16 ounces! So even before I tried it, I knew I’d never purchase the full size. Ever. Therefore this isn’t a full review. However, for forty-freakin-eight dollars, there shouldn’t be a synthetic ingredient in sight! Let alone MOSTLY synthetic ingredients – cones, alcohols and fillers! Why on earth is this product line so popular?! I don’t understand it.
About my experience: The product consistency is nice and thick and it smells amazing. It coated my hair nicely upon application and I had really high hopes at this point. After covering with a plastic cap, I sat under my cousin’s hooded dryer for about 15 minutes and then walked around with it for another hour before rinsing. As soon as the water hit my hair to rinse, the nice, coated feeling I had disappeared. My hair didn’t feel soft, moisturized and lacked slip. In fact I was so disappointed with the way my hair felt that had I been at home, I would have re-conditioned with Kerapro or even the Optimum Care Masque. I was disgusted by Miss Jessie’s because I feel they are completely taking advantage of the “natural movement” and providing a crappy overpriced product based on consumer ignorance. Secondly, before my HHJ, I probably would have paid my hard earned dollars thinking that I was buying the best of the best, not understanding about ingredients or how well conditioned hair is supposed to feel. Honestly, I am hugely disappointed with the performance of this product.
I’m glad my curiosity has been cured – Miss Jessie’s is not for me, not that I ever thought it would be at those prices. Ridiculous.