I just finished testing out the Dark & Lovely Au Naturale Coil Moisturizing Souffle with the Sheen Sealing Nectar and it was a success! First, a little telling and then a little showing…
Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Coil Moisturizing Souffle
“Treat your curls and coils to our Coil Moisturizing Souffle, a moisturizing delight with a low crunchless hold that instantly defines and softens tight curls and coils.”
Ingredients: Water, cetearyl alcohol, cetyl esters, glycerin, amodimethicone, behentrimonium chloride, parfum/fragrance, phenoxyethanol, isopropyl alcohol, mangifera indica seed oil/mango seed oil, trideceth-6, cetrimonium chloride, benzyl salicylate, methylisothiazolinone, linalool, benzyl alcohol, limonene, CI 19140/yellow 5, CI 15985/yellow 6, geraniol, bambusa vulgaris sap extract.
Directions: After conditioning and detangling, apply a generous amount of Coil Moisturizing Souffle (less for fine hair and more for thick hair) from root to ends using fingers to comb through. be sure to keep hair damp while applying. Air dry. Finish off your look with Sheen Sealing Nectar.
Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Sheen Sealing Nectar
“The final course and dessert for your hair, our Sheen Sealing Nectar conditions both hair and scalp while providing a succulent sheen.”
Ingredients: Isopropyl myristate, helianthus annuus seed oil/sunflower seed oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, prunus armeniaca kernel oil/apricot kernel oil, dicaprylyl ether, isopropyl isostearate, parfum/fragrance, mangifera indica seed oil/mango seed oil, benzyl salicylate, linalool, benzyl alcohol, limonene, geraniol, bambusa vulgars extract.
Directions: Spray onto hair after styling with our Curl Defining Creme Glaze, Coil Moisturizing Souffle, or 10-in-1 Styles Gelee. Use as often as needed.
I know you can judge the shine and definition for yourself from the pics, but I just want to say that my hair is super soft right now. My hair has great hold without the crunchiness some products can give you. I’m impressed, Dark and Lovely. I am impressed.
What did I do to prep my hair? I washed and deep conditioned my hair, applied my leave-in conditioner and sealed with coconut oil before I got to the styling part. I let my hair air dry for about three hours so my hair wouldn’t be soaking wet when I applied the products. This always helps shorten my drying time.
My hair was in about eight big twists while it was air-drying. I would take a big twist, split it into two (making a total of 16 twists) and slather each smaller twist with a couple fingertips worth of the Coil Moisturizing Souffle from roots to end as directed. Then I sprayed a couple pumps of the Sheen Sealing Nectar, smoothing it on to the section as I twisted the hair. It didn’t take me too long to do and I was off to bed.
I let my hair set all day today because of course it was not dry when I woke up. I sprayed a little bit more of the Sheen Sealing Nectar on my fingertips to reduce frizz while I took down all of the twists. I separated each section a couple times until I realized I should stop since I’m going to bed soon and should leave some of the hair unseparated for when I wake up in the morning. I love the results and once again, I’m pretty impressed.
The only thing I would probably change about my process is using less of the Sheen spray on my hair. A lot isn’t necessary to get the shine, it seems and I had oils all over my hands after I took down my twists. It smells awesome, though. So does the Souffle, but I really like the Sheen Sealing Nectar. I have a feeling that it’s about to be the star of the show when I’m reviewing the rest of the line.
The Dark & Lovely Au Naturale Curl Defining Creme Glaze! Give me a couple days to enjoy this twist-out and then that review will be on the way too.