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MANE Events: Twistin’/Hawkin’ Out and African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Buttery Creme Review

For the past two weeks I’ve been wearing my hair out (no protective styling).  For one, I wasn’t in the mood to put a protective style in even though I have purchased materials needed to install marley twists.  Contemplating on how to style my hair, I washed it last Thursday and decided while detangling that I would just do a twist out, only this time I would use a new product that I had sitting on the shelf – African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Buttery Creme Hair Moisturizer (say that three times fast).

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Price Point:

$4.99 (via local beauty supply store)
Size/Amount:
6 oz.
Description:

African Pride®’s Shea Butter Miracle™ Butter Créme gives amazing manageability, softness and shine to naturally Curly, Wavy, Kinky-Coily Mixed Textures, plus perfect for Transitioners.


What It Does/Who It’s For:
Nourish & Soften Curls, Coils and Waves
Stretch & Elongate Curls and Kinky-Coils
Smooth and Tame Frizz
For individuals with naturally curly, wavy, kinky-coily, mixed textures and transitioners.
The Ingredients:

AQUA, GLYCINE SOJA OIL/SOYBEAN OIL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDES, OLEA EUROPAEA FRUIT OIL/OLIVE OIL, BEHENTRIMONLUM METHOSULFATE, PEG 75 LANOLIN, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CETEARETH 20, CETYL ALCOHOL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII FRUIT/SHEA BUTTER, MANGIFERA INDICA SEED BUTTER/MANGO BUTTER, ARGANIA SPINOSA NUT OIL/ARGAN OIL, COCOS NUCIFERA OIL/COCONUT OIL, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT/ ROSEMARY EXTRACT, DIMETHICONE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT/ALOE VERA EXTRACT, PHENYL TRIMENTHICONE, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT/GINSENG EXTRACT, POLYSORBATE 20, IMIDAZOLIDINYL UREA, DMDM HYDANTOIN, YELLOW 6, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, BENZYL BENZOATE, BENZYL SALICYLATE, COUMARIN, D-LIMONENE, HEXYL CINNAMAL, LYRAL, METHYL IONONE GAMMA.


Jesus, be a dictionary… Got toe mighty!

Directions:

Rub a generous amount of creme between your palms. Gently finger comb section-by-section from roots to ends. Comtinue stretching and elongating curls until satisfied with your curl definition

Natural Styling Suggestions: 
Try a Two Strand Twist by applying creme to damp or dry hair, twisting each section. The more you twist the more you define the size and length of the curl. Air dry, blow dry w/diffuser or dry under hood. Untwist each section for a fuller look or just leave twisted for tighter look.

I used this product for a twist out and the twists that I installed were nice and plump! I didn’t use heat to set, I only air-dried for those results, so I am not familiar with how it would dry with the blow dryer or the diffuser.


For this style, I let my hair dry and set for about 24 hours, unraveled the twists, separated them and used bobby pins to pin my hair into a ‘fro hawk style. I also shaved my sides so that I could look boss with a clean edge up… Boss.

Consistency:
This Buttery Creme really lives up to its name. It melted like butter in my fingertips! It’s light, definitely did not weight my hair down and paired PERFECTLY with the Shea butter I used for sealing!
The Scent:
Day 2 Hair

It has a light, floral perfume smell but it nothing too drastic. It doesn’t stink, but if you don’t like artificial smells you may have apprehensions.  Now that I think about it, it smells like baby powder – fresh but not overbearing.

Overall Conclusions:
I was so taken aback from the definition in my twists that I got up, grabbed my camera and started recording the process.  LISTEN… if I get up from my seat to film a tutorial on spot like that, know that it was completely BOMB.COM (in a good way)! Oh my… It’s awesome
Would I buy it again? Yeaaaaaaap! For 5 bucks and the definition I got, yep. Sure would. Why not? 
Have you used African Pride Shea Butter Miracle Buttery Creme?  What are your thoughts?

Bonus: If you are interested in recreating this look, check it out here: