3a - 4a Curly Hair Tips From Team Cherie

Calling all curly girls! Team cherie shares some of their favorite ways to take care of their natural curls.
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Dec. 23, 2020
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Curly hair care is a craft—anyone with even an ounce of curl can attest to that! When natural hair care brand Mielle came out with their new moisturizing Hawaiian Ginger line, we asked our resident curl guru's on team cherie to put them to the test and see if they hold up against their tried & true tips, tricks, and techniques. Amber, 3c-4a Curls, Wash Day 101
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Hey curlfriends👋🏾 just stopping by to give you the deets on Mielle’s new moisture rx collection (products are listed in order of use): Hair Type: 3c/4a gurl ➰ Moisture RX Hawaiian Ginger Moisturizing & Anti-Breakage Shampoo Let’s start with this bad boy. Now I’ve used mielle’s co-wash in the past so I expected nothing but greatness from this product. In terms of functionality the pump was a struggle at first, I definitely had to put some arm strength into this one. It did take awhile to lather up, but once enough shampoo was applied I was all suddzy🧼 My hair did feel more moisturized after a single wash, shoutout to the avocado and ginger infused in this shampoo🥑 Moisture RX Hawaiian Ginger Moisturizing & Anti-Breakage Conditioner When it came to moisture, this product wasn’t playing. Immediately after washing my hair with the anti-breakage shampoo I sectioned my hair and then combed this conditioner through each strand. When it comes to my curls, I am HEAVY with the conditioner. Once applied, I wrapped each section into two Bantu knots and then let it sit for about 15 minutes. Upon rinsing my hair, my hair felt very hydrated, I was quite pleased. (Don’t get me wrong, I definitely still needed more product in my hair to keep it from frizzing up🦚) It’s finally twisting time🧬 After I wash + deep condition, I then applied these 3 products to my two strand twists: Moisture RX Hawaiian Ginger Moisturizing Leave-In Conditioner Moisture RX Hawaiian Ginger Moisturizing Hair Butter Moisture RX Hawaiian Ginger Moisturizing Styling Gel These three products combined had my twists SOAKED with maximum hydration. My favorite out of the three was definitely the hair butter. The hair butter was the key to unlocking the next level of protective styles🗝 My hair was voluminous, defined, AND hydrated. What more could a curly girl ask for? I’ve used these products on 3 of my twist outs so far and they still haven’t failed me. I definitely recommend these products to anyone looking to add some moisture to their collection💧 Lastly, I went in with Moisture RX Hawaiian Ginger Moisturizing Scalp Treatment. A little background on my skin type, I have very dry skin & when neglected I can get dry scalp as well. Once I finished my twists, I went through each part and spritzed this product onto my scalp. The texture was a bit oily, but soothing nonetheless! I would also like to shine light on the founder ⭐️ Monique Rodriguez⭐️ for being another pioneer to bring curly hair products to the forefront of beauty. I can’t say it enough, but support👏🏾Black👏🏾owned👏🏾beauty👏🏾brands.
Amber's Wash-Day Recipe:Lauren, 3a-3b Curls, Tips For Fine & Dry Curls
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a lot of product for a LOW price 🤑 OKAY curly girls of cherie. Let me put you on to Mielle if you haven’t heard of them already. Disclaimer: I have not tried everything YET. But wanted to get this in front of you so we can compare notes. ➿➿I have 3a/b curlzzzzz ➿➿ If you are really looking for some deep moisture this Hawaiian Ginger line is for YOU. Moisture RX Hawaiian Ginger Moisturizing & Anti-Breakage Shampoo The shampoo is a bit difficult to pump out, and you need to use kind of a lot of it to get some good suds (if you’re into that) 🧼 but overall it’s pretty nice. I thought it would be more fragrant but it’s not! It’s kind of like a calming ginger tea 🫖 Moisture RX Hawaiian Ginger Moisturizing & Anti-Breakage Conditioner The conditioner is definitely THICC. Had to take a few pumps then comb it through sections of my hair in the shower. Left it in and after a few mins I rinsed it out..it felt pretty smooth. Okay here is where it gets a little tricky for me. I have very fine hair. And it needs moisture but if I go overboard it just doesn’t sit right when I dry it. So when using the leave in conditioner, I think I overdid it and left a lil too much in. I normally use the Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Featherlight Styling Cream after I wash/condition and it is perfect when I diffuse afterwards bc it’s so light. But mistakes were made on my part bc it did not look cute when I diffused it dry. I only used a bit of the Moisture RX Hawaiian Ginger Moisturizing Styling Gel after the leave in and before diffusing and it was OK but I think I had too much leave in for it to do anything cute for me. Overall, I think it is worth another shot! There is seriously a TON of product here for a really great affordable price. I would say it’s only a bit smaller than Pattern Beauty but I would take Mielle over Pattern any day for the fragrance alone (Sorry Auntie Tracee) — I really hate strong fragrance in my hair products!! I def want to try the overnight conditioner and wash in the AM then use my regular products to style to see if I can still maintain the hydration from the night before, without it weighing my curls down when they’re dry. We’ll see how it goes!!!
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