While helping my daughter clean up her room (yeah, I’m that mom. Don’t judge), I found some samples from Sof ‘N Free Honest Care for Natural Hair line that she received at a natural hair event we attended.
I don’t know why I didn’t get these same samples but we were both walking around so maybe I missed something.
Compelling Enough to Try
The Honest Care for Natural Hair line is specifically recommended for curly hair. The samples I tried were their Nothing But Clean Conditioned Cleansing Conditioner and their Nothing But Style Curly Pudding.
What compelled me to try the samples was not because of the list of ingredients which omit Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Sulfates, Parabens, Colorants and Phthalates. It wasn’t even the fact that these samples were free. I have received samples from Miss Jessie’s a while back and after being reminded that this line is absolutely atrocious for my hair, I threw them out.
No. I tried the samples I got from The Honest Care for Natural Hair line because of the guide that came with it. Sof ‘N Free took the extra time to put together this guide that provided an excellent overview of how to begin your natural hair journey. Three types of curls were mentioned: Loose waves, Ringlets and Coils
Hair typing was not a part of the equation. By offering a general overview of curls, no curly head is excluded. You’re able to align your type of curl somewhere in the mix.
Now, no guide offered by a company that’s trying to sell you hair care products (duh) would be complete without them recommending their products to you. Yet, Sof ‘N Free also shares tips on how to identify and care for your type of curl based on how it appears when wet. Then, the specific products are recommended to help you build a basic hair care regimen.
I don’t know about you but I like that approach. If you are going to sell me something (manufacturers), don’t just pitch me your product. Educate me about how and why I should be using the products.
My Personal Nothing But Weekly Hair Regimen
After identifying my hair’s type of curl (my hair falls into the category of Ringlets and Loose Waves but the predominant type of curl on my head is the Ringlet) in addition to using the cleansing conditioner, it’s recommended that I should:
– Style hair with Nothing But Curly Pudding by applying to the ends of the hair working up to the roots
– Apply the Nothing But Curl Sealer to the hair shaft to smooth the cuticles
That’s it. Seems pretty simple. Cleanse and Seal. The goal is to prevent split ends, tangles and frizzing. That sounds exactly like the issues I work to avoid with my curly hair.
Now to my thoughts on the products I’ve sampled:
Sof ‘N Free Nothing But Cleansing Conditioner
It’s very difficult to provide a thorough review of the cleansing conditioner because the sample was not enough for my entire head. What I can say is that it does not suds at all. The area of my hair that I was able to apply the product to however was very soft and appeared primed for detangling.
Soft ‘N Free Nothing But Curly Pudding
The Curly Pudding is OK. It provided a nice hold to my twists and the scent is very light, much like the cleansing conditioner. I still prefer Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie. Not much more to say about this pudding. You have to try it for yourself.
Last week I purchased the Nothing But Curl Wakeup Spray. Stay tuned for my official view of that spray. I have high hopes for it. It contains glycerine and a host of yummy natural oils. I can’t wait to try it.