mizsockmonkey's review of Miss Jessie's Pillow Soft Curls


28 reviews

71% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.1

Price: $$$


Water (Aqua), Emulsifying Wax NF, Glycerin, Amodimethicone, Behentrimonium Chloride, Methyl Gluceth-20, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Blue 1 (CI 42090), Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, Citric Acid, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Silk Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein/PVP Crosspolymer, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Amyl Cinnamal, Citronellol, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Hydroxycitronellal, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Equisetum Arvense Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Agave Americana Leaf Extract

Age: Unknown

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

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.

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