Product Review for Aunt Jackie's Curl La La Defining Curl Custard

     I have never used any of the Aunt Jackie's products, but I have heard many great things about this brand. To say the least, this product definitely lived up to the hype it was given.

     My first time using this Aunt Jackie's Product, I was very skeptical. My hair is outrageously thick and dense all at the same time and the thin consistency of the product threw me off alone, almost completely. However, I decided to give it a shot.

     This product states on the container that frizz, unruly curls and lifeless coils would be taken care of. It will add moisture, shine, and 'natural conditioning'. No buildup, no flaking, and your hair won't be stiff. It also promises long-lasting control and definition. These claims, along with the glorifications this product- and this brand -was given, my expectations were high.

     Whenever I try a new curling product, especially one with such high praises, I start on freshly washed and conditioned hair, and nothing else. No leave-in conditioners or other. Just squeaky-clean hair and the product to be used on it.

     Besides the thin consistency of the product, a 'pro' in my Pros and Cons list was that the smell is absolutely heavenly. I assume it's because of all of the enriching oils included in this product, the Shea butter, and olive oil, however it had somewhat of a fruity smell to it. Moving on from the smell and the consistency of the product to the way this product preformed.

     I separated my hair near the nape of my neck, putting the rest of my hair in a ponytail. My hair was damp, but I added more water anyways to allow the product to spread more. I took a dollar-coined sized amount and applied it to my hair, finger detangling as I went, and oh. My. Gosh. This product was amazing!

     Not only was it extremely easy to detangle my 3c, borderline 4a hair, but the curls produced were absolutely gorgeous. I remember smiling like a kid in a candy store because this is when I realized that the thin consistency was a 'pro', not a 'con'. The thinness of the product is to ensure that your hair is lightweight and bouncy when your hair dries, which is exactly what my hair was when it did, even though my hair doesn't go past my neck since I cut it last year. 

     I continues this process throughout my hair until I reached the crown of my head and the front, the 2 most stubborn parts of my hair that refuses to curl, no matter what product I use. I applied the Curl La La to this part of my hair and still, these stubborn parts remained. There was definitely curl definition being achieved but not as much as I would like.

     One thing I will add is that there was a frizz issue. The Curl La La did amazing to moisturize and hydrate my hair more than any product I've used all year, especially since it was the ONLY product I used when I tried it the first time. Maybe this was my fault, not using anything to control the frizz, however it says on the container that you can 'say GOODBYE to frizz...' .

     Overall, on a scale of 1 to 10, I give this product an 8.5. This product is amazing, no doubt about it, however the frizz control is one thing I was looking forward to, but was disappointed on. There was definitely long-lasting control and definition, which was amazing, and buildup was never an issue. What was an issue was however, was how much my hair drank this. I used up a whole container, 15 oz, in ONE WEEK! Even using water to dilute the product and stretch it as far as I could, it did not last.

     So to close, to anyone looking to try out this product, I say go for it! If your hair is super thick and dense, as I have described mine, I would say proceed with caution. If your hair is prone to frizz, I would definitely use an oil or a serum to prevent this.

     To recap, this product is amazing. I would recommend this to anyone hair similar to mine and I personally will be purchasing again soon.

(Unfortunately, I do not have any pictures of my hair with this product in it.)