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  1. I use the Shine and Define and I love it but it’s interesting to me how it is marketed. I love it, but not for what they claim. It is a great “light” setting lotion/creme for me, although I’ve noticed that if my hair isn’t clean, it winds up making nasty flakes. However, i can use it to get a soft hold for about 3-4 days if I either roll my hair or if I do my own version of bantu knots to “set” my hair (I’m not sure if what I do counts b/c I never have those super neat, uniform ones, but I do get great loose curls in my hair from it). My hair is soft and well-conditioned, and the ends are neater but not stiff (good and bad b/c over the day, I might lose the hold).
    I don’t do wash and gos but the consistency seems like it’s better as a setting cream of dry or damp hair. It doesn’t seem stiff enough to keep out frizz.

  2. yeah, i too had issues with the Shine and Define. it was the FIRST product i bought when i went natural (because it is, ahem, down the streeet) and yeah… it left me feeling some kind of way. BTW, the jar i had was wayyy looser in consistency than yours, so you can imagine me trying to slather than on my TWA. bad idea. i got more of it on my bathroom sink than in my hair. but it does work well for twist/braid outs πŸ˜‰ gives great shine for sets.

  3. Hilarious! Good on you for not editing it out, bloopers are worth every minute.

    Also, great review. PS, what did you use on your hair when it was short? After the initial BC? I’m really trying to stay away from gels…I use Aubrey Honey as a leave in but what sealer did you try?

    1. Hairveda Cocasta Oil was my favorite sealer when my hair was shorter. I definitely would still use it, I just haven’t placed an order with Hairveda lately. I also used KCCC alot (I know you don’t want to use gel but I’ve used that product since I first decided to stop relaxing), and Beija Flor Naturals Creme Brulee and Licorice Root Scalp Elixir. I’m personally not that big on sealers because my hair does not like oils and butters on wet hair really…I’d rather use a water based moisturizer that also contains butters/oils. Or, if I’m going to use an oil, I use something that I can buy from Whole Foods, like Hemp Seed or Wheat Germ oil.

  4. I have a sample size of this coming that I ordered with the Hair Dew after your 2 reviews. I’m hoping it works OK but honestly I really don’t care lol. I have such a sickness. It might work better for me b/c my hair isn’t as thick as yours. We shall see.

    BTW, Jessicurl WDT is everything! I love it! I love the Too, Shea conditioner too.

    1. LOL! Yea…I don’t really like the WDT. It’s too thick or something so it’s really hard for me to wash out of my hair. 😦 I’m going to give it one more try before I review it though.

  5. i like your necklace.

    i thought shine and define was gonna be like gell-y or serum-y, not creamy or buttery…i think i’ll get the sample pack that comes with whipped pudding b4 just to try it…the ingredients sound good though

    1. Thanks! Yea it’s definitely not a bad product – the ingreds are really good. It just didn’t work how I wanted it to. And I didn’t remember how buttery it is, lol! For some reason I thought it was more like a curl creme…I tried it over a year ago so I totally forgot!

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