Amazing Twist Out + No Gel = Pure Shock!

Hey Curls!

I recently purchased  Qhemet Biologics Aethiopika Hydrate & Twist Butter. I was hesitant to use it because I didn’t think it would provide any sort of hold. All of my successful twistouts in the past have been with various gels. I’m  holding out on a full review of the Qhemet products until I try the butter a few more times and I try their conditioner and oil serum. They have a sale coming up soon so I plan to splurge. I already love love love the Amla and Olive Heavy Cream and the Burdock Root Butter Cream. This line smells so frickin’ yummy and are light so it’s not overpowering.

But back to this twistout… It’s super soft and shiny. My hair is definitely moisturized.  I washed with Jane Carter’s Moisture Nourishing Shampoo, deep conditioned with Jane Carter’s Nutrient Replenishing Conditioner with my heat cap, applied Kimmytube’s leave in recipe (a mix of Kinky Curly Knot Today, aloe vera juice, coconut oil, and castor oil) and a Roux Fermodyl 619 Leave-in treatment, I then dug out a dime sized amount of the butter rubbed it together with wet hands and hair and applied to 8 flat twists. I sealed the ends with castor oil and rolled with satin rollers. I wore the twists under my favorite purple hat yesterday and took them down just now with my oil mix (olive, coconut, avocado, jojoba oil) on my hands and viola…a million steps later and some minor fluffing I have this beautiful flat twistout. No frizz & defined curls (even in back)!

I plan to try this again to make sure it’s not some freak case. I will co-wash and use Kinky Curly Knot Today as my leave in, twist with the butter, and seal my ends with castor oil. I also want to try it with bantu knots my favorite for twist outs. The for final confirmation I will do a 2 strand bantu twist out. I really want to try it with Qhemet’s Amla and Olive Heavy Cream or the Moringa Tree Conditioning Ghee but I am trying to control my product junkie habits until this sale.

Overall I am impressed and think I have found a winter staple and styler. Now I have to keep my fingers crossed that it will hold  up over night since it is a soft hold.  I will keep you all posted…until then… stay tuned and stay curly!



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Hey you!

Okay  I’m not to sure about this stuff. I have been playing around with the sample pack for the past week.  I have had some success but no OMG or HG moments. I decided to do a flat twist out instead of the Bantu’s because the products are so light which makes me question the hold. The best thing going so far is the smell.

After I use up the rest of the sample pack I plan to do a full review. At this point in my tests, trials, and experiments I think I would only re-purchase the Greg Juice and Honey Hemp Conditioner and order it from Naturally Curly’s Curl Mart for faster delivery.

My flat twist out is okay at the most. It might have been my fault partly because I didn’t seal and stretch my ends by rolling then. The front is defined but the back is a bit on the puffy side. Its not worth taking a picture (actually I can’t find my camera). I plan to try another flat twist out and see how it goes. In the meantime if you are an Oyin user please share your combo’s of the products and success stories. I really just want this stuff to work.

P.S. I will add pix later today once I locate my camera.

The Results are In…

So last night I flat twisted my hair with GVP Conditioning Balm (watered down and added coconut oil) as my leave-in and Herbal Essence Totally Twisted for some extra hold. I sealed my ends with my whipped shea butter and rolled them.

I’m not too happy with the results. My hair isn’t defined the way I like and there is a ton of frizz and puffiness. Some areas are better than others but I think the gel didn’t have enough hold for me. HE Set Me Up has  a stronger hold but I might try this gel again as a wash and go just to use it up. Its only 6 oz and I got 32oz of the Eco Styler for the same price.

I like the condish it’s very moisturizing but I plan to just use it as a deep conditioner because there isn’t much slip or hold. As for my watered down mix I will try it one more time with another gel. Well here go the pix…

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I’m reallllly loving this stuff. My hair has looked so fab for it to be 2nd day hair. The curl definition is amazing and my hair isn’t crunchy (thanks to some coconut oil). I can’t wait to use this again but I have some more experimenting to do as well as more product reviews.

Stay tuned….I’m doing a flat twist out with the GVP Conditioning Balm (Matrix Biolage generic) and Herbal Essence’s Totally Twisted Gel.