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Miss Jessie's Product Review- Curly Meringue

 After attending a party in Hollywood, Miss Jessie's products were given out in gift bags. The bags contained a full size Curly Meringue and Super Slip Sudsy Shampoo. It also had samples of the Curly Pudding, Baby Buttercreme, and Super Sweetback treatment.

I have never used these products before so this is a first impressions review. I visited Miss Jessie's website looking for specific directions to get the best results, but I found everything rather vague. Considering the reputation of Miss Jessie's, I must say I was a little underwhelmed by the before and after photos on the site. However all biases aside, I will review these products with an open mind and lots of curly, frizzy hair. =)

Here's my hair with only a Motions Leave-In Conditioner. I have let it air dry and combed through any tangles:
Yeap, that's a lot to handle

I wet my hair and let the natural curls reform. To start, I wasn't sure if I should used the Curly Meringue or the Curly Pudding since the packages have the exact same description. I decided to use the Meringue based off the fact I had more of it and the website's description:
"Wanna boost? This potent emulsion packs the punch you need for pogo stick oingy boingy curls. MEDIUM HOLD STYLING CREME. Instructions for use: Apply a palm full of Curly Meringue to damp freshly shampooed and conditioned hair. Rake through large sections and air dry. Great for: Fingerstyling, 2 Strand Twists, Spiral Rod Sets, Relaxed Hair seeking curly styling and Transitioners, Silkeners and Texturizers. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT CHEMICALLY ALTERING The must have maintenance product, Baby Buttercreme and Curly Buttercreme, add to hair the day after styling." 

The Curly Meringue has a creamy texture and a strong coconut smell (I don't mind, I actually like when my hair reminds me of a tropical island). This product isn't very sticky, which leads me to believe soaking wet hair isn't necessary like with other concentrated curl enhancers. Although it wasn't sticky, it was thick and did need slightly more than towel dried dampness. Here's my immediate results using towel dried hair and a spray bottle for extra water was needed (basically all over):

I was talking to my Mommy lol 

I went through my hair in 1 inch sections and applied the product. I knew that large sections of hair wouldn't work for my thickness. I like my curly styles to have lots of definition (I HATE FRIZZ) and little volume. My face is sort of small, width wise, so too much body sort of takes over my face. With that said, I feel like Miss Jessie's Curly Meringue didn't do much for my hair. After an hour and near dryness, I could not tell there was any definer product in my hair, it literally looked as if I had let it air dry alone (without combing), aka 1980's perm, not my favorite look. Notice the shrinkage as well, I am not a fan of using a blow dryer to stretch my curls. I do like that my neck and back do not feel sticky from left over product. Also my hair is soft and moves freely. The strong coconut smell has faded and a light scent is left.

Before (Wet)

After (dry)
Overall: I would not purchase this product for myself. It did not give me the styling definition I'd hoped for. However, I would recommend this product for people who want lots of volume, a la Diana Ross. This product reminds me of something that would work for biracial people looking for light curl definition.

Note: Since this was my first impression, I will try this product a few more times before officially ranking it in my list of curl defining products.

Miss Jessie's Curly Meringue can be purchased here for $7.00-$38.00. 

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