I probably should have read up on this product before I bought it, but my aunt has been raving about it so I snapped up a tube during a recent online sale at the Miss Jessie's website.
This is for people who want a "fluffy soft curl." For me, this meant fluffy, poufy, and frizzy with no curl definition whatsoever. The real issue, though, is that not only does it not make my hair soft, it actually makes it feel kind of rough and starchy - the opposite of soft, and hard to run my fingers through it (which is crucial since I usually wear it up in a ponytail.) This effect is even more noticeable the next day. I had massive flyaways, a big frizzy poff ball on my head, and hair that's very coarse.
I have curly caucasian hair that's porous but not particularly coarse; it's fine but densely packed. This product actually made my hair look worse than it would have with no product in it at all. My go-to post-wash hair softening product/defrrizzer/curl activator is Carol's Daughter Hair Milk (lite or regular). Needless to say, I won't be switching over to Miss Jessie.
I guess I should have been dubious about this stuff from the get-go since the person who recommended it to me has fluffy, poufy, frizzy hair with no curl definition. Just sayin'.
I have long Caucasian curly hair that frizzes plus I live in a humid climate. I've used this stuff twice and I really like the results. I've only recently embraced my curls after years of damaging straightening. I haven't straightened in 6 months and I've been on a constant quest for curly styling products that work for me. I tried a few from Jessicurl but didn't like them enough to repurchase. I tried a few Carol's Daughter products, and her hair milk works well for me but her products are so heavy on fragrance that it triggered migraines in me more than once so I have half a bottle I prob won't ever use. My fav so far has been Moroccan Oil curling cream, until now that I've tried Pillow Soft. I got 2 big samples of it for free from the Miss Jessie website. They don't even require a purchase. How cool is that? I apply the Pillow Soft to soaking wet hair and work it in scalp to ends carefully. I have a diffuser but usually just let it dry naturally. I love the results once it's dry. Curls are defined and no frizz. And oddly enough, the smell doesn't bother me. Yes it's strong but no stronger than Moroccan Oil. I've used this twice now and even pre-menstrual it has not triggered a migraine in me. I'm going to use up my second sample, but I'm pretty sure I'll be ordering a full sized bottle.
I am loving Pillow Soft Curls! Sometimes I get tired of wearing the same two basic curly styles: 1. Yay! My curls are holding definition today. -or- 2. No, I did not just get electrocuted.
Pillow Soft Curls gives me "bigger" curls - just like it says. Instead of sharpie-sized spirals I get bigger, softer curls, and my canopy has swirls and waves. This lotion is very concentrated and the tube is huge! A little goes a long way. The fragrance of this does remind me of fabric softener, which works perfectly for me. I wash my hair at night, apply my Pillow Soft Curls, and it smells like I'm in crisp, freshly laundered sheets. It's very relaxing. One warning - be careful not to over-apply. I'm used to using a LOT of product, and the first night I applied this I put in too much. My husband had an allergy attack during the night, and accused me of "bathing in perfume". (Perhaps it was a psychosomatic rebellion on my part to having to put up with his snoring like a howler monkey all night long.) When I use a small amount of lotion in my wet hair, he does not appear endangered, nor does he complain about the scent. This has good hold, but it's not great at keeping frizz away. I add a little Ouidad Climate Control Gel as needed. Pillow Soft Curls is also not good for second day hair, because it's so moisturizing. I am enjoying the comforting fragrance, and the ability to have shiny bouncy curls with NO CRUNCH!
LOVE LOVE LOVE How the Miss Jessie's Pillow Soft Curls made my curls feel and look! So Soft and defined! I had gotten a sample packet just because it looked pretty and I liked the name "Pillow of Soft Curls" So I had to give it a try. I can have loose curls, loosely defined curls and sometime semi-wavy hair, just depending on the day, weather, hormones, or the products I use in my hair. As Stated on the website this is the softest hold so I apply this with a holding product if I want the effect to last longer. I don't mind the smell, I kind of like it, It smells like laundry detergent Lol. A Little definitely goes a long way. This product does do what it is said to do, I have expanded curls and they look and feel silky as ever! I plan on purchasing a big bottle soon once they have a good sale going on. I like the one they had for 50% off plus free shipping, what a steal! Of course at the same time I didn't have any money on my card. But It's worth it. Give it a try (;
I LOVE Miss Jessie's Pillow Soft Curls! I ordered the free samples from the website and also received them in my Birchbox this month. Between the samples I have been using this product about a month. I have medium size natural curls that can be frizzy and dry. Pillow Curls make them springy and not frizzy. A little goes a long way. It doesn't make my hair crunchy at all! It does smell a bit like fabric softener but that's a PLUS for me because I adore that scent! I've been looking forever to find a holy grail hair styling cream and I think I've finally found it with this product. My only con is that I wish it were cheaper, but it's worth it for frizz free curls.
Received this product in my Birchbox this month and as a curly-hair lady, I was pretty psyched to try it. The packaging touts it as "fabric softener for hair," which sounded weird... yet appealing? The idea is that it's quick-drying and defines & softens curls without weighing them down.
For reference, I'm about a 3a curl. My hair's not coarse - it's fine, but thick, and curly but not kinky.
I have to say, the fabric-softener descriptor is dead-on. I don't mean that in a good way, necessarily. First, the scent is very fabric-softener. I've been smelling it all day. It's not unpleasant. But do I want my head to smell like laundry? Not sure about that.
My curls are soft, for sure. But they also feel gummy, slightly weighted-down, and there's a fine layer of frizz on top. Think 1986-era stand-up comedienne. It's not cute. My hair feels slightly sticky, like it would attract dirt. Because of the feel and smell, I actually get the sense that I DID put fabric softener on my hair.
I've been doing a bit of reading of reviews online and it seems like people with coarser, kinkier hair are having good luck with this product. I think it's maybe just too heavy for my fine hair. I'll finish out the little sample of product, but unless the next time I use it my results are dramatically different, I think Pillow Soft Curls is NOT for me.