If you follow me on IG then I’m sure you’ve seen my recents posts (and exploration into video content) featuring the newly released Suave for Natural Hair line. Infused with coconut and shea butter the line is formulated especially for those of us with wavy, curly and coily hair types and comprises 6 products that I’ve been using for the last 2 1/2 – 3 months.
As everyone with natural hair knows, the road to finding products that work for you is long, filled with potholes and expensive AF!
Which raises the first point, how AFFORDABLE the line is. At Pennywise each product is about $40- $70, a Superpharm or other drugstore might run you up to $80 but I promise you it doesn’t get more expensive than that.
My hair is quite frizzy and has a lot of trouble retaining moisture, it can also be categorised as:
•Thick individual strands
•Has a mind of its own
Now let’s chat about how each product worked, and what rating I gave it.
Sulfate-free Cleansing Shampoo- ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
According to Suave’s website, this shampoo:
•Gently cleanses and moisturizes
•Ideal for curly to coily hair
And they’re right, it is super gentle and doesn’t strip your hair to the point where it feels like dry and hay-like. However, for me, it took about 3 shampoos in one wash session before my hair felt as though it was clean. Now I’m not a person who typically uses a lot of products in my hair and I wash weekly so there isn’t time or product to have buildup. It took quite a bit of work for the shampoo to feel as though it worked and because of this I had to give it three stars. (But it did make finger detangling easy)
Moisturising Curl Conditioner -⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
For the conditioner, it:
•Deeply moisturizes and provides maximum slip
•Detangles and softens curls
•Tames frizz while enhancing shine
•Ideal for wavy, curly and coily hair
If you comb your hair out in the bathroom then you’d surely enjoy this conditioner like I did. There’s a lot of slip which made combing my hair out super easy and immediately afterward my hair did feel softer and remained manageable and untangled before I began the next steps of adding leave-in, curl defining cream and gel and that’s why it gets a 4 from me!
Nourish & Strengthen Leave-in Conditioner- ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
•Deep treatment for nourished coils
•Works to help protect from styling damage
•Ideal for coily hair
After conditioning I applied this to my wet hair and one thing that’s absolute is how soft my hair felt after applying. It also didn’t weigh my hair down like other leave-ins I’ve used and the scent is really light (because as you all have heard a million times before I really dislike heavily scented products). The main reason I gave this product a three is, it didn’t have a lasting effect on my hair, so while it remained soft, it didn’t remain quite moisturised. ( But like I said, my hair has a major problem retaining moisture so this wasn’t going to be fixed overnight)
Cream Detangler Spray- ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
This works by:
•Detangles on wet hair
•Calms frizz on dry hair
•Ideal for wavy, curly and coily hair
Since I usually detangle in the shower, I used this product to revive my hair and tame the frizz. It worked quickly to help detangle but I did need a lot of it given how stubborn my hair itself is. Given how much of the product I had to use to get it work is what made me give it a 3.
Curl Defining Cream- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
The Curl Defining Cream:
•Enhances natural curl pattern
•Ideal for wavy to curly hair
•Adds softness and shine
Undoubtedly, this is my favourite product in the line. And, coupled with the Define & Shine Serum Gel, made my morning hair routine quick and easy. It did help my hair feel moisturized and in terms of enhancing curl pattern worked best when used with the serum since I did try using it alone a few times and that didn’t work out too great as my hair became frizzy in a few hours. In spite of the frizz those few times, the one constant with this, and all of the other products, my hair was super soft so it gets a 4.
Define & Shine Serum Gel-⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
•Locks-in moisture for touchable curls
•Holds curl shape with brilliant shine
•Ideal for wavy hair
Due to wash and go’s being my forte, a defining product is the secret weapon in my arsenal. And the Suave Define & Shine Serum, helped give me major definition but without my hair feeling heavy or getting crunchy which happens with regular gels. Like my comment above, it worked best with the Curl Defining Cream for a more defined wash and go and that’s a 4 from me.
Collectively, for the price, product sizes (only the serum is 4.75oz, the others are 12-16oz) and the fact that through using all of these products my hair retained softness, it’s a great buy especially if you’re still learning what works and what doesn’t for your hair. It took my hair about 3-4 tries before warming up to these products so it may be a matter of your hair has to get used to the product and its ingredients and definitely this lined worked perfectly together as I did try in between to mix and match with some other products.
Have you tried this? Tell me how it went for you?
(Please note I received this line from Suave to review)