If you've been following me on social media, then you know how crazy I've been going over Camille Rose Naturals! Hands down, this is the best brand I've encountered for my mix of 4-type hair so far and I've tried several.
Have you ever bought that "bomb" deep conditioner or styler just because your curlfriends are ranting and raving about it, but it does NOT work for you? Yeah. Been there, done that.
I'd seen Camille Rose Naturals before on the multi-cultural haircare shelves at Target, but never really thought to purchase it. This heavenly set of products showed up at my door back in April and I've been in love ever since. I've got to share my thoughts and results with y'all! My twistouts have been the juiciest they've ever been using these. I swear they're heaven sent.
1. Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse | Castor & Aniseed Oil
I started by using the Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse (or shampoo) which I was super shocked by because I really can't stand any shampoos. There are very few that I'd recommend for natural hair. Not only does it have an aroma of sweet ginger, but it contains castor and aniseed oil. I'd never heard of aniseed oil before, so that one was pretty new to me. The cleaning rinse is sulfate-free as well. The number one reason why I hate shampoos (even some that claim to be sulfate-free) is because they often leave my hair feeling completely dried out after the washing process, but I didn't experience that horror with this one. Thumbs up from me!
2. Algae Renew Deep Conditioner | Cocoa & Mango Butter
I didn't have any of the regular conditioners, so I used the Algae Renew Deep Conditioner I had once a week. THE STUFF IS THE ABSOLUTE BOMB.COM! I'm actually on my second container of it, so I really need to change using it weekly. Honestly, I think it's where the long-lasting moisture has been coming from. It contains cocoa and mango butter, so it's seriously packed with moisture! I also detangled a little bit in the shower with it, too, after leaving in for about 10-15 minutes in the shower and letting my hair take in the steam.
3. Fresh Curl Revitalizing Hair Smoother | Avocado & Castor Oil
Once I hop out of the shower, I dry a little bit with an old t-shirt and begin sectioning my hair to prep for two-strand twisting. I use the Fresh Curl Revitalizing Hair Smoother to detangle with the help of a Denman brush (this is the one I have -- also pictured above). Avocado oil is one of my favorites...and castor oil stimulates hair growth. Keep in mind that this is a leave-in conditioner that can be used on dry or wet hair as well as a detangler. If you're using to detangle before twisting, this product can disappear pretty darn quickly. You might find yourself replacing quite often.
4. Almond Jai Twisting Butter | Sweet Almond Milk & Honey
After the leave-in/detangler, I use a dime size of the Almond Jai Twisting butter. If you have 4-type hair like me (especially 4C) and want definition and plenty of moisture, butters are your best friend! This twisting butter gave my hair life. I actually wore my hair twisted under a cute bob wig on the day of my graduation in the heat (about 8+ hours), and it wasn't dried out after I took it off. Now that's what I call a ride or die styling product! It contains sweet almond milk, so if you're allergic you might want to use another butter options (Curlaide Moisture Butter ingredients seems pretty safe).