Gwen's Blends Review: Heavy Hair Whip and Hair Lotion

I really love trying out new products for the wash n' go style just because my #1 go-to product for wash-n-go's is Shea Moisture Curling Souffle - I know so many people young and old, men and women that use it! For some reason I just can't settle on the fact that a Target product is the best product out there to hold a curl without loosing the moisture. Granted this product does come with some setbacks, including overt stickiness after a few days. You can read more about my review here,Shea Moisture Curling Souffle I was excited to try Gwen's Blends for several reasons. I really like boutiquey, small and controlled hair product making companies. It helps to reconfirm that the products they are actually making are natural and fresh. I ended up buying the sample pack of shampoo, conditioner, and hair lotion. I also purchased the Heavy Hair Whip with the primary intention of doing a wash-n-go. I followed the video which I think features the owner and producer of gwens blends:

After washing my hair with the shampoo and conditioner, I sectioned my hair off and applied the lotion and the heavy hair whip product. My curl pattern is significantly kinkier and curlier than the lady in the video - she used the light hair whip as well which I suggest you use if you have finer or wavier hair.

Heavy Hair Whip
Heavy Hair Whip

My first impressions of the Hair whip and lotion was that they both had a very nice smell - like you are walking into a bed bath and beyond/Pier One imports - so not your typical smell you get from hair products which include flower, vanilla, fruit scents etc. I got more comments on the fragrance of my hair more so than any other hair products I used, probably because it was so different.

I bought a regular .5lb container of the hair whip and about half was gone when I was done using it for a wash n go style. I think it's because of the consistency of the hair whip which even though it is labeled as 'heavy' it is still very liquidy. It didn't seem like a concentrated formula to be used sparingly plus my hair still still had some poof to it after it tried which made me think I should of used even more product! It took awhile for the product to dry in the hair (that is also evidenced in the video) - So plan for at least 30 minutes of dry time before going out - it usually takes me 30 minutes to get to work so I don't have to worry about that : ) There was also a slight crunch to the ends of my hair once the product completely dried, but went away when I sprayed my hair with water the next day to refresh my curls. I can say that my hair didn't feel dry when I kept the product on in a wash n' go style for three days. I think the hair lotion really helped with that.

Gwen's Blend Wash n' Go
Gwen's Blend Wash n' Go

I luckily had enough product to twist my hair a few days later and by the end of that the product was completely exhausted : ( The twists looked nice and lasted the typical two week period that I wear them.