Yippee...no more crunchy "Woodchip" hair (as my 18 year old stated many years ago:-). This styling lotion is fantastic for my extremely thick, coarse, & super curly hair! As a woman in her late 30's who has tried everything under the sun to tame my wildly awesome tresses; I am an expert in all things mousse, styling gels, creams, lotions, leave-in treatments, detanglers, volumizing potions, de-volumizing concoctions, frizz fighters, etc. I must say that I am thoroughly impressed by this fantastic product. It moisturizes my hair, defines my curls, smells lovely (not a strong fragrance to compete with perfumes and lotions), is lightweight, and all together perfect for when I want to wear my hair in it's naturally curly state! I have yet to try it as a straightening lotion, but I'm sure it will do just fine. Even my husband noticed a difference in my hair's look and feel & that is a miracle in and of
With all that said, the only drawbacks are:
1. The small sized bottle...I need a jumbo sized bottle!
2. The amount I have to use to get the desired ringlets (did I mention I have a ton of hair?). After sectioning my hair out into 8 sections, which helps me to evenly distribute this divine styling lotion, I found I used A LOT more than recommended! I tried several times to use it sparingly, but I did not get the desired effect, so more product went into my hair.
Even though I have these issues, it does not take away from my 5-Star rating because thus product is so good! I also want to say that this all natural, vegan, parabin and gluten-free formula speaks to my eco-friendly attitude and makes me feel like I'm doing a little bit more than I had been to save the environment. I even donated the products I will not be using anymore to the local homeless shelter. Paying it forward all because of this gem of a hair product!