It’s Wednesday, which means I’m coming to you with another post all about hair!
A few weeks ago, a new product for curly girls was sent my way by nice folks over at Lottabody. They recently went through a complete ‘brand revolution,’ as I like to call it, which included the introduction of some brand-new products.
When they offered to let me test-drive their Moisturize Me Curl & Style Milk, of course I said yes. Lottabody is a brand that has been in my cabinet, my mother’s cabinet and probably even my grandmother’s too at some point or another since I was a child. So I had to find out what their new curl enhancing product was all about.
What It Is: Lottabody Moisturize Me Curl & Style Milk
What It Does: According to the product website, it defines curls, tames frizz, moisturizes and adds shine. It’s a product for both natural and relaxed hair.
Primary Ingredients: Shea Butter and an elixir of different oils including coconut, sunflower and avocado. It contains both natural and man-made ingredients.
Price Range: $3.99
How I Used It: Since this product is supposed to be a curl definer, I used it for my weekly wash & go process (you can read all about my wash & regimen here). I substituted this in for the curl product I typically use, Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie. I did the same exact process I noted in my regimen post, but instead used this Curl & Style Milk as my curl definer.
What I thought: (+) = good (*) = not good or bad (-) = ehhh…not so hot
(+) First of all, this product has a heavenly aroma. It’s not too strong, but just enough scent to make my hair smell fresh and delicious at the same time.
(*) The consistency of this product was a little thicker than other products that also carry the curl milk moniker, which for me was actually a good thing. The thinner varieties I’ve tried add moisture but never actually seem to do what they say they’re created to do, which is help define my curlz.
(*) The texture of this product was also different than the Curl Enhancing Smoothie I have grown to love, it’s not as airy and fluffy and it didn’t have the consistency of a smoothie or custard. It seemed like a true cream, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing because it still worked.
(-) I did notice that I had to manipulate my curlz a little more than I usually do to get this product to achieve the results I desired. This meant I spent more time twirling/coiling my curlz around my fingers, as noted in my regimen post, to get the full definition I wanted. The product wasn’t immediately defining.
(+) While the process did take a bit more time and effort, I was still able to achieve the same wash & go results I love.
(+) I also noticed that this product provided a stronger hold to my curlz once it was completely dry. Frizz was definitely minimized by this product, which even helped add an extra day or two to my wash & go.
The Verdict: I liked the results, but not necessarily the extra time it took me to get them. While it hasn’t knocked my go-to product out the top spot, I would certainly rotate this product it into my regimen every so often, especially during weeks where I need to stretch the length of my wash & go.