Sisters with natural hair are currently being spoiled for choice as a lot of international brands are hitting our shelves faster than one can blink. As great as this phenomenon is, some of these products have ridiculous price tags that a girl on the streets cannot afford. This is where the American Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils brand has an added advantage over the rest.
This mix and ethnic hair brand offers affordable products with no sulphate, parabens, mineral oils or petrolatum, making them ideal for women who like me are seeking to grow healthy hair without harmful chemicals. As luck would have it, I got to put their products to the test and tell you all about them.
AUNT JACKIE’S OH SO CLEAN! MOISTURIZING & SOFTENING SHAMPOO
The Aunt Jackie’s Oh So Clean Moisturizing & Softening Shampoo has a pleasant peachy colour and scent. Once I applied it to my scalp, it foamed more than I expected and since a lot of sulphate-free shampoos tend to produce less lather due to their lack of soap, the foam had me a bit concerned. Two washes and two rinses later, all the hair products were washed out of my Afro, yet it felt soft to the touch. As gentle as this shampoo was to my hair, it has also proven to be an effective cleanser.
AUNT JACKIE’S IN CONTROL “ANTI-POOF”
This light creamy and jellylike conditioner smells of my favourite childhood grape Kool-Aid ice lollies. Tempting to taste, but I refrained and applied it to my towel dried hair. After 30 minutes of allowing for the Anti-Poof conditioner to be absorbed (I have used it for overnight conditioning as well) I noticed that once it sinks in it has no discernible residue. Even though I could not “see it”, my locks felt slick and some of that suppleness remained even after I rinsed off the conditioner leaving me with a much easier to manage Afro.
AUNT JACKIE’S KNOT ON MY WATCH INSTANT DETANGLING THERAPY
I have used the Knot On My Watch Detangling Therapy lotions on freshly conditioned hair as well as on dry hair that I’ve dampened with water. In both instances, my Afro felt softer, more moisturised thus easier to comb and detangle. And once the lotion dried on my hair, it left no oily or greasy residue. If, like me, you like touchable hair and dislike sticky hands, then this is a must-have detangling lotion for both of us.
AUNT JACKIE’S CURL LA LA DEFINING CURL CUSTARD
This lilac styling product has a consistency similar to that of the Anti-Poof conditioner. It has become my preferred product for twisting Bantu knots. Used sparingly, the Aunt Jackie’s Curl La La Defining Curl Custard gives me twist-out curls that are soft and defined. I’ve noticed that when I use a bit more of this styling product to twist, I end up with stretched hair instead of defined curls, which is perfect when I want to wear my hair longer and straight.
Below are the results achieved from using these products:
Aunt Jackie’s is giving away one hamper of all the above mentioned products to one lucky winner! If you would like stand a chance to win this hamper you can enter the giveaway by doing the following:
- Subscribe to the blog (if you are not already a subscriber) by entering your email address in the subscribe section on the FroChic blog homepage (top right hand side, above the search box).
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- Write a comment in the comment box below and mention why you should win this hamper.
Rules of the giveaway:
- The giveaway is only open to South African residents and the products will be couriered to any destination in South Africa.
- Please only enter once.
- The winner will be chosen at random using random.org
- The winner will be contacted via email using the email address used to subscribe to the blog.
- This giveaway closes on Friday, 20 November 2015 and the winner will be announced on Monday, 23 November 205.
About the contributor
I am a blogger, a Foschini Brand Ambassador and a recovering shopaholic.