Giving this the benefit of the doubt...
January 3, 2012
I've used Diva Smooth three times on my 3C/4A shoulder-length natural hair, and I have to say that I haven't seen any real 'smoothing' effects. That said, may be it's me: (a) I wasn't sure whether to apply the product to wet hair or dry hair (so I've tried it both ways, it feels better, more 'slippery'--that is, when I use it on wet hair. On my dry hair, it's so sticky that I saw some breakage as I slicked it into my hair...); (b) My blow-drying skills aren't very good since I rarely use heat of any kind on my hair. But I don't know: just to make sure that I wasn't negating the good results of Diva Smooth with bad blow-drying technique, I also just applied the product, left it on for 45 minutes, and then just rinsed it out. Either way, I didn't really notice that my hair was really any smoother...maybe a trained stylist could make this work better.
As for the Coconut Serum, mine came totally solidified in the container--not what I expected for a 'serum,' but anyway...I heated it up in the microwave for a few seconds and it was liquified. I don't really like the smell (kind of lemon-waxy). I used about a quarter-sized amount (the container isn't that big) , and I didn't think that it made my hair shinier. It just didn't seem to do really anything to my hair. The one thing that I did notice that the 3 times that I used it, I had break-outs around my hairline and on my cheeks the next day. Again, these are just my experiences-- I love the concept, and I especially like that these are natural products and seem to have high quality ingredients.
ProsI love the concept, and I especially like that these are natural products and seem to have high quality ingredients.
ConsDiva Smooth is very sticky. Wear gloves to apply!
Shine coconut serum is likely to be in solid form when you open the container (due to the coconut oil).