06/01/2010 Well fellow naturals, I'm going to have to give it to Blended Beauty, The Down and out Styles IS a wonderful cream styler. I used Karen's Body Beautiful Hair Milk as a leave in after a cowash and then just added the Down and Out Styles hair cream. My hair clumped, and curled as normal. The only downside is my hair didn't have a lot of hold that I like. I tend to sleep a little wild so my hair was mussed. I was very surprised to see my hair curling with a cream that went on like buttery icing. The only down side that I can see if the price and the hold is very soft for me. I'm going to have to play with it on a weekend to see if it has a full potential but I'm really happy to find a styler that lets me have touchable hair.
I love the freedom of wearing my wash and gos in the spring and summer time. What I don't love is the fact that I haven't found a styler gel that doesn't give the crunch factor. Most stylers of my gel stylers contain high amounts of aloe or flax seed. I can use Curl Activator gels but getting the dew point right and either having a soft fro which I may or may not be going for , or tight curls depending on the weather. I would like to find a product that used alone is my styler and moisturizer. I want it to define my curls and keep them with a soft hold. I do not like that fact that my hair looks great but feels crunchy. I can scrunch the crunch out and I don't mind doing so but it would be nice not to have to.
I read a rave review on NC where a great blogger listed the results of using the kids version of Blended Beauty's Happy Nappy Styles on her daughters hair, A fellow natural Cassadie also reviewed it and loved it as well. I'm highly excited to try both products as I purchased the Happy Nappy Styles and the Down and Out Styles.