Today, I will be reviewing a few products from the Camille Rose collection. The modified version of the maximum hydration method that I follow has a specific list of approved products to use in order for the method to really work. Prior to starting the regimen, I had my own list of favorite products and it’s really difficult to switch products when you think you’ve found “the one.” But, as much as I wanted to think that I found the right hair products for me, my hair still didn’t feel the way I wanted it to feel and I experienced some breakage.
I wanted to try the Camille Rose natural hair line since it’s on the approved list of products for MHM. So far, I’ve tried the Almond Jai Twisting Butter, Curlaide Moisture Butter and the Aloe Whipped Butter Gel. The great things about these products is that they’re glycerin and silicone free. Glycerin, when not used in the right conditions can cause hair to become dry which can eventually lead to breakage. Silicone, on the other hand, forms a coating on the hair strands which is difficult to remove without the use of sulfates.
The first product that I tried was the Almond Twisting Butter. My initial reaction was that it didn’t have enough grease, (which would come from the glycerin), and that it would leave my hair feeling dry. After I twisted my hair with it, it looked really dry to me so I put it to the side. Instead of washing the product out of my hair, I decided to re-twist it with Beautiful Textures whipped curl creme which has always been my go-to product for great looking twist-outs. But it turns out that it doesn’t have the greatest ingredients in it and it has silicones which is no-no ingredient according to MHM.
I didn’t want to give up on Camille Rose because I’ve read really good reviews about the products so I decided to try a couple of the other butters to see if they would work for me. The following week, I went out and purchased the Aloe Whipped Butter Gel and the Curlaide Moisture Butter. I used these two products in conjunction after watching a YouTube video of someone who got really good results using these products together. First, I cleansed my hair with Shea moisture shampoo and ACV rinse, then I used the Giovanni leave-in and sealed it in with Grapeseed oil and Almond oil. After that, I divided my hair into large sections and applied the Curlaide Moisture Butter. Then I began the process of twisting my hair (medium twists) with the Aloe Whipped Butter Gel.
All I can say is that I was pleasantly surprised. The twists still seemed a little dry but when I untwisted my hair the next morning, it was moisturized, soft and shiny.
My one concern was how I was going to get through the cold months wearing twistouts without my hair breaking. I had so many issues last winter and I knew that because 1) I twist my hair every night, and 2) I was using the wrong products, it caused my hair to break. Not to mention that I also had color in my hair.
So all in all, I am happy that I found these products with great ingredients, and, I will give the Almond Twisting Butter another try in the future.
Has anyone ever tried these products? What was your experience with them and do you still use them?
Have a great day everyone and thanks for reading!
*I was in no way endorsed to provide this review. This is my honest opinion on products that I’ve tried.