I’m still on the search for a really good retwist product, sadly the As I Am Smoothing Gel isn’t doing the job (review coming soon), and in order to find you have to explore. So today in class we had free time to create a freestyle look on our mannequins or work on each other and I took advantage of working on myself and trying some products, lol. Even though I retwisted my locs last week with the new color [HERE] it was a loose retwist and a week later its pretty frizzy and unraveled so I thought I’d see what the Aveda products could do. I was impressed!
I was just experimenting, and I mixed the Brillant Universal Styling Creme with the Humectant Pomade and the results on dry hair were amazing shine, moisturized hair, and a decent hold. I chose these two products because I’ve heard good things about the Aveda Brillant product line overall and I just wanted to give them a try.
The Humectant Pomade is a clear solid and is primarily used for attracting moisture into the hair and adding shine.
The Universal Styling Creme is a opaque liquid that emulsifies really easily and is infused with jojoba oil and used for shine, moisture and definition.
Again, this was done on dry hair and after I took the clips out there was some hold but not that much. I would still use this combo together for a retwist in the future, but I also invested in the Pure-formance Pomade which is designed for a strong hold and moisture. I’m excited to try out my new products on my next retwist!
April 2, 2015 at 7:52 am
You should try the joie naturals mygel. It very thick and can be on the greasy side but I tell you it is my staple! It provides great hold and it’s very gentle on the scalp and doesn’t weight the hair down. I believe there’s two gels on the site I use the yellow one. You may be able to find it at your local beauty supply store. Hope this helps!
April 3, 2015 at 9:28 pm
Thank you for the suggestion, I had heard good things about this gel and seen it used in several salons, but personally I am not a fan. I appreciate you sharing and I am glad it works for you 🙂