If you haven’t heard about Camille Rose Naturals you need to head on over to Google ASAP because, hunny you have been living under a rock. Just kidding! But seriously, they are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Their products are made from natural ingredients and smell amazing. No wonder they receive such high praise from the natural hair community. There are cleansers, curl definers, hair oils, and everything in between.
I had the opportunity to try one of their customer faves, the Almond Jai Twisting Butter. It is made with ingredients such as almond milk, almond oil, jojoba, hemp and honey. This styler is said to elongate your hair and leave it feeling silky, yet defined. Just apply to dry hair (or wet depending on your preference) making sure to give your strands that extra TLC and moisture, then twist away (or braid in my case).
When I first received the product I couldn’t help but notice the super cute packaging. It’s so girly and feminine I just fell in love with it. Their logo reminds me of a vintage Victorian bust. The scent is heavenly mixed with a dash of “good golly miss Molly”. Yes, it’s really that good. It smells like a mixture between cake and brownies. And the thick, rich, and creamy consistency works wonders on a luscious mane.
How I applied the product:
I am the braid-out queen. It is my all-time favorite transitioning hairstyle and has become my signature look. So naturally I wanted to see how I could incorporate this product into my hair styling routine.
Step 1: I first divided my hair into four sections and secured away with hair ties. Starting with the front left section, I divided it in half again and secured one portion with a clip.
Step 2: I then spritzed the loose section with water from a spray bottle, applied a dime size of extra virgin olive oil, and begin to detangle from ends to roots with my paddle brush.
Step 3: Once the entire section is detangled, I apply a small amount of the Almond Jai butter and create six braids. I secure the ends of each braid with a perm rod rolling an inch to an inch and a half of the way up.
I repeat this process throughout my whole head and allow it to set over night. In the morning I remove the perm rods, unravel the braids, separate, pick, and fluff.
Price: This 8oz jar retails for $16.99 on the Camille Rose website and Target. It is a little bit expensive for my personal preference. I have other stylers in my collection that are equally as moisturizing and defining but much cheaper. Although I liked the product a lot, it wasn’t enough to justify the price in comparison to other products I own.
Moisturized/Softness: My hair is super moisturized and soft. I’ve learned that I have to be careful during the application process. Some of my braids/ sections feel greasy while others do not. I’m not sure if I misjudged and added too much product or if this is just one of the down sides to having low porosity hair, or a combination of both. But overall, I found the product to be a great moisturizer.
Styling: My hair was fluffy with a great amount of volume and shine. A little goes a long way so I suggest starting off your style with a small amount of product and working your way up if necessary. The Almond Jai Butter didn’t give a lot of hold but the definition was still amazing. With the summer and its unpredictable humidity, I know that I will have to opt for a product with a greater hold or mix the butter with a gel.
Accessibility: I love that I can find this item at my local Target and online. The more accessible the product is, the better. It’s like I get to have the best of both worlds. If I don’t feel like paying shipping and handling or cannot wait for the product to ship I can just run over to Target. If Target happens to be sold out of the product, I can just as easily go online and place my order.