This is a sponsored post for Carol’s Daughter. However, all opinions are my own.
When doing a protective style it’s important that the hair is moisturized, soft and easy to manage to avoid breakage and damage. The Carol’s Daughter Coco Creme Collection is perfect for protective style prep since the products are designed to add deep moisture to dry hair, improving manageability and leaving hair soft to the touch. I used the Coco Crème Collection to prepare my hair for the installation of Goddess Locs and let me tell y’all, it’s amazing. The light coconut scent is pleasant and gives Summer vibes. It’s not too strong which is important to me as my nose is sensitive. But best of all, the products do what they claim.
The Coco Creme Sulfate-Free Shampoo is rich and creamy, and lathers up nicely with just one pump. It left my hair feeling clean yet very moisturized, and not stripped or dry. The shampoo also really made my coils pop. So I can’t wait to try it for a Wash n’ Go.
The Coco Creme Conditioner is thick and creamy with a lot of slip. As my hair gets longer the ends tend to tangle really bad. The Coco Creme conditioner made it easy to detangle without having to put in too much manual labor. The tangles melted right out and my hair felt great. The conditioner should also work as a leave-in for Wash n’ Go styling since it’s so moisturizing. I will definitely be trying this when I remove my Goddess Locs.
The Coco Creme Hair Mask gave my hair an extreme moisture boost. It left my hair feeling soft and silky. Even my ends which can sometimes feel rough and stringy. My hair felt so moisturized after prepping with the Coco Creme Trio that I didn’t need to add much else. Just raw coconut oil for an extra boost and to lock in the moisture. To finish my prep I braided my hair into large box braids to stretch, then let it air dry over night. My hair was ready for me to install the Goddess Locs in the morning.
It takes me about twelve hours to install my Goddess Locs. So having my hair so soft, moisturized and manageable made styling easier. Although my sides are shaved low, the hair still felt well moisturized and smooth.
I’m sometimes apprehensive about protective styling since your hair can get damaged if not prepared properly. Or not taken care of underneath. But I’m not worried as my hair was more than ready after prepping with the Carol’s Daughter Coco Creme Collection. And I keep my scalp clean and moisturized. So I’m confident that my hair will be fine upon removal.
Thank you so much for the information you provided on protective styles. I am very new to the natural look. Currently I have my sides shaved and a protective crochet style installed. Using the Jamaican Bounce curl. This is not my normal style the Faux Locs is my favorite. My question is, how long is it good to have a crochet style in. My hair is not individually it has a braid pattern.
You’re very welcome. Unfortunately I can’t give much advice for crochet styles as I’ve never worn one personally. However, if your hair is braided underneath, you should be able to wear it for as long as you usually wear braids. Or as long as you would wear a sew in weave. I hope that helps!