If you can believe it, until recently, I had never done a braidout on my hair. I’ve always been a wet two-strand twist kind of girl (those who have no idea what I’m talking about stay with me). But I had special occassion to try it for the first time. I decided to for the trial that I would experiment with using the Beautiful Curls line by Alaffia.
After washing, I used the Beautiful Curls Detangler/Leave-in to get all the fairy knots and company out of my hair with a wide bristled Denman brush. That set the mood, if you will, for the Shea Butter Curl Activating Cream for curly to kinky hair. While I didn’t do a wash and go style, the cream allowed me to achieve a smooth, moisturized braidout very easily. What I liked about it was that it was smoothing while not sticky or having a lot of hold. My hair is super coily and I need to be able to use a product that won’t build up when I stretch it out every morning. This helped a great deal with that as it’s smoothing, light, and perfect for summer time. Providing just the right amount of moisture. I think it would be great in the colder months as well, but I’d likely seal in the moisture with a thicker oil or butter then (Alaffia also carries a great selection of shea butters).
Check out my braidout on it’s 3rd day (yes, 3rd day!). Between the Alaffia Beautiful Curls and the braidout, I was about to still achieve big hair. And what makes it even better, the unrefined shea butter used in Alaffia products comes from a fair trade cooperative in Togo West Africa, which helps to empower and educate women. Love that!
You can pick up your own Beautiful Curls products at your nearest Whole Foods, including shampoo, deep conditioner, and sculpting wax.