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Saturday, September 1, 2007

NJ B.A.P.'s Product Spotlight - Miss Jessie's

Being a natural-tressed girl myself, I am always looking for new hair products. Miss Jessie's products were created by sisters Titi and Miko Branch. These sisters of mixed Japanese and African-American descent got the idea and formula for their hair prodcuts from their grandmother, Miss Jessie, who seemed to be the only person able to manage their thick, neither straight nor kinky hair.

**** Love this product and would recommend it to anyone.
*** This product works pretty well, and I like it, but it doesn't do everything I need it to do.
** An ok product, but I've used better
* This product is terrible, and I still have most of it sitting in a drawer somewhere.

Curly Meringue: This medium hold styling cream helps define natural curls. It has the smell and consistency of lemon custard, and can be used everyday. This is one of my favorite products. The only downside? It costs $38 for a 16 oz. jar, but they do now sell smaller sizes ($22 for an 8 oz. jar and $7 for a 2 oz. jar). Trust me, a little goes a long way. ****

- Curly Pudding: This soft hold styling cream helps define and elongate curls. It really is the consistency of pudding, which is where it gets its name, and it kinda smells like grape candy - which can be a good or bad thing, but for me it got kinda annoying. I like this product, but it contains aloe (to which I am allergic) so I don't really use it anymore. It also costs $38 for a 16 oz. jar, $22 for an 8 oz. and $7 for a 2 oz., but like the Curly Meringue, a little goes a long way. ***

- Baby Buttercreme: This moisturizer is great for hydrating dry hair. It softens the hair without weighing it down and making it too greasy. It has the smell and consisency of vanilla icing (are we sensing a pattern here?) and ,like the other products, a little goes a long way. It's great for twists, puffs and other natural styles. Keep in mind though that it contains water, so its not necessarily the best for natural hair that has been straightened. It costs $58 for 16 oz. (ouch, I know), $32 for 8 oz. and $9 for 2 oz. ***

- Curly Butterecreme: This product pretty much does the same thing as the Baby Buttercreme, but it has a strong peppermint smell. It's a little thicker than the Baby Buttercreme, and it is priced the same. The peppermint smell was a bit much for me, so I'll stick to the Baby Buttercreme. **

Visit Miss Jessie's website - www.MissJessies.com

1 comment:

Sage said...

Sounds interesting...and so how we can we get Miss Jessie's products?

If you get a chance, check out AOL's Black Voices blog, "I Am My Hair" http://blackvoices.aol.com/blogs/category/i-am-my-hair. CoilyGirly generally lists good hair products.

Later, girl.