Miss Jessie’s is like the best thing that’s happened to me in my natural hair journey. When I found it, though, I was anxious at first. I was paying $40 for two products (the Curly Pudding and the Baby Buttermilk), so naturally I didn’t know if I wanted to pay that much. After talking to some other natural hair sistas and researching what works best for girls with 4a/4b hair, I decided to go with Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttermilk for $16.
And it’s amazing. Like all the other Miss Jessie’s products I’ve tried (okay, I’ve only tried two…I’m a natural girl on a budget), I’ve found the buttermilk to be amazing.
Why It’s Awesome
It moisturizes my hair really well. After detangling my hair and putting into sections – I apply a little bit of the Baby Buttermilk to each section. Sometimes, without putting anything in my hair – I apply the buttermilk all over my hair at once and my hair stays moisturized. In addition, it really gives my curls great definition. The best thing is that I don’t have to put a lot to make this product work. Which is good…because it’s not cheap (that’s for sure).
Why It’s not so Awesome
Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttermilk has a lot of oils in it. That’s the only thing I don’t like about this product. When I put it in my hair, it’s greasy. It’s not impossible to deal with it – but as someone who already applies a leave in conditioner that already has heavy oils in it (castor oil, for one), I can’t use the buttermilk all the time.
But the good thing is that I don’t have to use so much…still, it can be very greasy on someone else’s hair.
Although the somewhat greasy residue of this product sucks, I still think it’s great. It works for almost any style: a wash-n-go, a great twist-out, or simply a moisturizing curl enhanced afro. And, still, I don’t have to use that much! (Amazing)