Our next try in the world of Natural hair products was Miss Jessie’s Buttercreme.
Now this one was $35. that’s a lot.
I decided to try a “braid out”. Wash hair, apply Miss Jessie’s Buttercreme while still wet and braid my hair. Wet. Then, sit under a hood dryer for one hour.
This wasn’t hard at all. I love the peppermint smell of Miss Jessie’s and the thick consistency. My hair needs thick products.
So, after an hour, my hair was complete. I unbraided it and…..
Yes, there is no picture. Why? I HATED IT. Oh, the Miss Jessie’s left my hair very soft and moisturized, but I didn’t like the actual braid-out. Maybe it was the pattern I braided my hair in?
But my main problem with this hairstyle/product, is that it is time consuming. Once again, as a Mommy of a now 10 month old, I don’t have time to spend 30 minutes applying the product and braiding my hair, then another hour to let it dry. I need something quick!! And I am discovering that nothing about this natural hair journey is quick. Other than braids. And even that is a 4 to 6 hour ordeal. But at least that lasts more than a few days.
So, I got braids. Actually, I just got cornrows for the trip. There is no way I could go anywhere with my hair looking the way it has been. I was beginning to be a little depressed with myself. It’s amazing how much hair is tied to my self esteem.
So in conclusion, I don’t think I’ll be using Miss Jessie’s Buttercreme for braid outs or twist outs that often. It is a great moisturizer though. I used it the rest of the week and my hair was never dry.
So, that’s all the expensive products I think I’ll try for now. My budget just can’t do it!