Being the product junkie that I am, I am always looking for the next best thing. I want the product that is going to give me twist outs with each strand defined perfectly and that lasts one month, even if I go a few nights without my silk bonnet! Ok, I am exaggerating lol. I do look for curl defining creams that are all natural (no sulfates and parabenes) but will still give me the long term hold that I am looking for.
I did not hesitate to try the As I Am Twist Defining Cream, because I am madly in love with the As I Am co wash. I purchased this twist defining product from Sally's and let me just say it was a little pricey for my taste (about 20 bucks). The first time I used it was for a bantu knot out. My hair was incredibly soft and fluffy, but the curls did not hold like I wanted them to. By the time I had returned from my night out, my hair looked more like a slightly defined blow out =(. I was looking for a crisp, individually curled and defined bantu knot out. (See pics below)
Before I counted this product out completely, I tried it on a flat twist out. The results were beautiful!!! My hair was as soft as it was with the bantu knot out but my twisted out hair was defined and shiny. For this reason alone, I would recommend this product if you're looking to achieve a shiny, well-defined twist out with no-crunch. Oh, and I almost forgot, I was able to fix some of the frizzy ends of my flat twist out by simply twirling the frizzy end of my hair around my finger with a very small amount of this product. That is a definite pro!
I would not use this product for styles that begin with heat processed hair (Ex. I did my bantu knot out on hair that had been blown out with the blow dryer.) Using this product on hair that has been stretched with heat seems to make the hair revert back to its kinky or curly state. My next project will be to try it on a regular twist out and possibly a braid out. Stay Tuned!
Final Product Grade: A-