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Product Review: Miss Jessie's

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After doing the straight-hair hustle for the last seven months, I was ready to return to my heat-free, natural hair look. But it can be a struggle for us girls with kinky, coily hair to find the right products. From curl creams and co-washes to soufflés and jellies, nothing seemed to give my curls the look I wanted--until now. Miss Jessie's makes products that any woman with curly hair will appreciate. Here’s what I found when I tested out these three Miss Jessie products on my Type 4 (kinky coily) hair. 

Miss Jessie’s Rapid Recovery Treatment
Let’s start with the Rapid Recovery Treatment. After I showered and did my regular coconut co-wash, I applied a nickel-sized dollop of the cream onto four parted sections of wet hair. Starting at the roots, I worked the product through my hair, making sure to pay special attention to the tips. I twisted each section and let it sit under a shower cap for 30 minutes. The first thing I noticed was the smell. It wasn’t great. Aside from that, the cream was heavier than most leave-in conditioners. After rinsing it out, I realized how smooth it left my hair. This is something I can (and will) do every week or so--as recommended--to maintain those moisturized and soft curls.

Miss Jessie’s Leave-In Condish
The Leave-In Condish was next. Now this stuff smelled much better, which is good because you leave it in. I used a generous amount on those same four damp sections. This time, instead of working from root to tip, I started at the tips, gently finger combing through it to minimize breakage. When I got to the roots, I moisturized my scalp. This leave-in conditioner wasn’t goopy or super thick, but it still moisturized very well. As a base for styling, it works perfectly.

Miss Jessie’s Quick Curls
After all of the sections were combed out, conditioned, and resting, I was ready for the Quick Curls. Quick Curls is not too heavy, and it helped me get perfect spiral curls. I can’t speak for how it works with a wash-and-go style, but in terms of twist outs, Bantu knots, and the like, it does wonders. It feels a little slimy, but it's not unlike other gel products in that way. A pea-sized amount of product for small sections of hair is all it takes, too.

I used these three products sequentially, but that's not necessary. They deliver results when used individually, too. So let me give this summarizing shout-out to Miss Jessie: Whoever you are, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, please know you’ve converted another natural sista. You make the best darn hair products around. Consider this my golf clap to you.

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