*All products reviewed were gifted, however all reviews expressed in the following are purely my own.
Thank you for checking out my review. Just a heads up, my hair texture is within the 4b/c and my toddler’s is within 4 range.
When I first heard of the DD Girls With Curls Ultra Hydration line I was really skeptical. Simply, because there wasn’t much spoken about it. There weren’t many reviews, not much media, in fact not much of anything.
So when I was contacted to host a giveaway of the line on my channel I jumped on it. I love giving away free products, but most importantly I think it’s really important to find products that fit our needs without breaking the bank. Personally, I believe that as a mother it’s my duty to teach my daughter the importance of self-love, self-care and self-awareness. If I can make her journey in life easier by helping her take care of her hair then I would be really happy.
Now on to the review. I was blessed with
- Ultra Hydration Coconut Curl CoWash which comes in 250 mL, in a tube and retails for $5.97 CAD
- Ultra Hydration Coconut Curl Butter which comes in 180 mL and in a tub and retails for $5.97 CAD
- Ultra Hydration Coconut Curl Styling Cream which comes in 125mL in a tube and retails for $5.97 CAD
This is what the dippity-do Girls With Curls website states about each of them.
“Coconut Curl CoWash. Enriched with star nourishing ingredients like coconut oil, avocado oil, sweet almond oil, bamboo extract and shea butter to help lock in essential moisture and lock out frizz. This gentle 5 in 1 formula cleanses, conditions, detangles, adds shine and deep treats your hair in one step. Leaves your hair silkier, stronger, and glossier without added residue.”
“Coconut Curl Butter. Moisturizing formula instantly rehydrates and boosts shine to transform dully, frizzy and coily hair into perfectly defined curls. An exclusive shine blend of Coconut, Avocado & Macadamia Oils combined with creamy Shea and Cocoa Butter melts into each strand helping maximize curl length and preventing shrinkage for longer lasting styles with light hold.”
“Coconut Curl Styling Cream. A moisture-rich frizz control styling cream that tackles 3 key concerns for curly and coily locks: dryness/ dullness, shrinkage and breakage. Infused with coconut, olive, argan, babassu, and moringa oils to hydrate, shape and tame curly or coily hair.”
Now each of them are sulfate free, paraben free and colour safe.
Now here are my thoughts.
As for the Coconut Curl CoWash, I really don’t know how much more I can love a product. I have tried it sometime last year and it’s been one of the few products that I keep on hand. I even started using it on my daughter’s hair and I’m very particular about my daughter’s hair. It’s become a staple in my hair care regimen year round. Even though it’s meant to be used as a cowash, I usually use ti as a conditioner. It does a great job at giving my hair the slip I need to detangle in the shower. We all know that a good “slippage” allows for easy detangling and minimal hair breakage. That to me is the most important factor for a good hair.
The product is dispensed through a tube, so gravity really does all the work. All I got to do is squeeze into the palm of my hands and apply to my wet hair. That’s a plus. Also the scent is light enough that it doesn’t interfere with any other shampoo or leave-in conditioners. So for me, this cowash is a must buy for all curly hair locs.
I wish my opinions for the coconut curl butter could resonate the same way but alas it does not. It’s texture, for starters, I found was too thin for a curl butter. I was really thrown off by it. When I think of a butter, I’m thinking of a thicker consistency especially if I’m trying to prevent shrinkage and/or keep my hair hydrated. I also found the scent to be way too strong. It was just too much, too soon and too strong. I’m not sure what fragrance was used but it was off putting. Also, after applying it on my hair I noticed that as soon as my hair was dry, the texture of my hair was brittle and dry. The only proof that I even applied the butter was but for the scent.
On a plus side, the product applies very easily on the hair and a little goes a long way. Apply too much and these flaky white residues start showing up. Believe me it’s not cute. Overall, this was a no-go.
The coconut curl styling cream on the other hand is a major hit. It does what I want, how I want. I use it on my daughter’s hair all the time especially when we’re going to church. I absolutely love it. It’s in a tube, so I squeeze the tube, get the product and apply to the damp hair. I’ve used it in conjunction with other leave-in moisturizers and it works wells with others. It gives the benefit of control over the hairstyle without stripping my baby’s hair of the benefits of the moisturizers. The scent is light and lovely. The texture is a nice balance between liquid and butter. It tames the edges without the gel look. I’m always running out of it because I use so much of it. In other words, I love it.
So here is my review. I hope you enjoy it.
Have you used the dippity-do Girls With Curls Ultra Hydration Hair Care line? What did you think of it?