Hey lovelies and welcome to my first post of 2016! This post is primarily for my fellow kinky curlies representing #teamnatural out there. If you have curly hair that requires styling to keep it in check, this might be useful to you as well.
#SpiceVoxBox Products UsedLast month I received the #SpiceVoxBox complimentary from Influenster. Inside I got three lovely hair products that my kinky curls are adoring right now: SoapBox Soaps Sulfate-Free Coconut Shampoo, SoapBox Soaps Coconut Conditioner, and Not Your Mother's Whip It Up Styling Mousse. Along with these three products I also used fractionated coconut oil on my hair. Now that you know the products used, you can guess where title of coconut cream curls comes from.
How to Get Coconut Cream Curls in Six Steps
- Wash with SoapBox Soaps Coconut Shampoo
- Condition with SoapBox Soaps Coconut Conditioner. Optional: Leave in for 15 with warm towel wrapped around head
- Seal and moisturize curls with coconut oil
- Apply Whip It Up Mousse to damp hair
- Twist, roll, bantu knot or use whatever curl setting method you prefer and dry hair (air or blow dry).
- Finger style hair to maintain curl definition
Read a few more details for setting and styling methods I used.
Applying the LOC MethodLOC stands for Liquid, Oil, and Cream. This is the order that you apply products to hair, a liquid (water or a leave-in conditioner spray), oil, and then a styling cream. For this I just used the water since my hair was already damp. I followed with fractionated coconut oil, and lastly applied the Whip It Up Mousse as my cream for hold.
Styling DetailsAfter I set my hair, I allowed it to air dry overnight. The next morning, I removed the rollers and separated the twists. I finger style my hair because my kinky hair likes to get poufy and frizz if I brush or rake a comb through the curls. I separate and define the curls with my fingers into the style I want. Check out the big and fluffy Coconut Cream Curls.
About SoapBox Soaps Coconut Shampoo and ConditionerSoapBox Soaps Shampoos and Conditioners are all sulfate-free. This is great for curly hair because we don't have to worry about the products stripping away our hair's moisture. The conditioner is thick with good slip to it. So you can detangle your hair with ease. Both the shampoo and conditioner rinse away clean. The best detail about SoapBox Soaps is that when you purchase one of their products you are either giving clean water to a community that needs it or are giving a bar of soap to someone who needs it. That is a company to get behind and support!
About Not Your Mother's Whip It Up MousseThis Whip It Up Mousse is not like the mousse products I used to use. It actually is creamier than many mousses I've seen and used. It has a whipped cream texture which my hair enjoys. It does not leave a film or flake, but I did use it with oil so this could be why. I was able to get soft hold for my kinky curls which is great. Plus, it has a wonderful smell. It says cupcake smell but to me it smells like creamy vanilla frosting.
This is strictly curly girl speak coming up. Whip It Up Mousse only gives me two-day curls. I can't count the third day because the "curls" are hanging by a thread losing luster, hold, and definition. So, for me, I will use this up and buy some more for summer as I wash my hair more frequently and the mousse would be more beneficial then.
Come back throughout the week lovelies for more posts on here and Between Sunshine and Rain about the items from my complementary #SpiceVoxBox from Influenster.
I received a sample(s) of the product(s) to keep for consideration in preparing this content.