This has changed my hair life forever.
A bit about me: In Curly Girl language I'm a 2c/3a with coarse hair, high porosity, natural hair color with quite a lot of gray coming in, and no intentions of coloring my hair.
I've tried so many products, probably hundreds, for my very coarse and porous hair, which takes on the look of Hagrid's hairdo every time I've been outside the house in the slightest wind or rain. I've tried the Curly Girl method, washing with only conditioner. I've gone all-natural with shampoos and conditioners. I've avoided silicones and mineral oils for years and years. I threw out my brushes many moons ago. I've done the oils and the flaxseed gels, the LOC methods and the KCCC. The result of these virtuous efforts? A huge mane of scraggly hair which would only look good for about half a day after washing, and never any shine in sight.
One day I'd just had enough. Who was I kidding? All that natural stuff may be working for many women, but it definitely didn't do anything for the appearance of my hair, and I was sick and tired of having bad hair days every single day. So I got myself a bottle of Garnier shampoo and a rich conditioner to go with it, plus a deep treatment in the same line, and a bottle of Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream, and went home to go against everything I've believed in for many years.
After washing, conditioning and towel drying my hair I put about a dime sized dollop of the curl cream in my hands and distributed it as evenly as I could in my hair. I loved the soft smell and how soft and slippery it made my hair feel. I must admit I was a bit apprehensive, since the product has petrolatum and mineral oil and a silicone in it. I expected frizz, which is how my hair usually behaves no matter what I do with it. But instead something else happened: as I let my hair air dry, beautiful spiral curls started to form and believe it or not, they were shiny and soft!!! What's more, the morning after when I let my hair down from the bun I always put it up in for sleeping, it was still soft and shiny, and the curls were still there!
I've been using the Intense Curl Cream for a week and a half now and it performs beautifully every single day. Amazingly enough my hair is even curlier than before, but the frizz is gone and instead it's soft and shiny. I can go three days without washing, and if it's a little flat in the morning, I just wet my hands and slide them through the curls and they bounce right back, shiny and soft. This is incredible. I've found my HG hair product and now all the other stuff is going in the bin. Yay!!!