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.