This product was sent to me as a gift from Naturallycurly.com. It is a unique product, and I'm still trying to figure out where it should fit into my routine...if it should fit in at all. Frank Juice has the same ingredient make-up as it's brother Greg Juice- the only difference is the fragrance. I've never tried Greg Juice, but I heard that it is pleasing to the old olfactory glands. Frank Juice smells like Frankincense and Myrrh. Interesting, to say the least. Smelling like incense is not really my bag, lol.
I've tried this product 3 different ways-
1. Leave-in- Although it is non-greasy, it is a bit sticky/tacky. It leaves my hair feeling producty. No go. Plus, no matter the ingredients, a watery leave-in just won't cut the mustard for my dry strands. I need something creamy and rich.
2. Curl Refresher- Maybe this will work for someone that doesn't 'set' their hair regularly. I like to refresh my hair with butters, not water. Butters smooth away the frizz, and for me, the Frank Juice (and other water based products) increased my frizz! This was expected though.
Most people that use Greg/Frank Juice religiously, use it as a refresher on day 2.
3. Detangler- Ding Ding Ding! We have a winner! For me, this product works best as 'mommas little helper' in the shower. After applying my detangling conditioner (HE Hello Hydration, PM The Detangler, KC Knot Today), I'm still left with knots and tangles that I know will take eons to work out. A couple of squirts of Frank Juice and problem solved! It has great slip and reduces the amount of time I spend detangling, as well as the amount of hairs lost. If your head is a tangle warehouse like mine, it's definitely worth looking into. KC Knot Today + Frank Juice = 10 minute detangling sessions! The only problem is that I then wash all that expensive ish right down the drain.
So, I have the same question I posed for the KC Knot Today- Is it worth keeping in stock? Perhaps. It's a great 'supplemental' detangler, that adds an extra boost of moisture and slip. The keyword here is supplemental- it wouldn't perform well as a stand alone detangler. When I come up with an answer to this question, I'll let you know.
Product Description For Greg Juice (Same as Frank Juice, except for scent): Greg Juice is an oil-free mixture of vegetable moisturizers and herbal essences combined in a beautiful amber pump spray bottle. It feeds hair & scalp like a salad, and is great for moisturizing, detangling & refreshing thirsty strands. It also boasts an herbal-citrus smell that’s absolutely delicious. I initially developed the recipe for my cousin Greg’s locks and he told me he was sniffing his own hair all week!
How does Greg Juice do its magic? It all starts with spring water, which is strongly infused with a variety of herbs known to help stimulate the scalp, condition the hair, and encourage growth. Added to this herbal infusion are vegetable ingredients for detangling and slip; pure organic aloe vera juice for moisture and suppleness; vegetable glycerine for humectancy and shine; and an essential oil blend nutritious to the scalp. All Greg Juice varieties are now without rosemary essential oil for those Oyin Honeys concerned about the effects of the EO on HBP or hypertension.
I’ve become rather addicted to Greg Juice for a daily pick-me-up on cornrows or twists. My sisters say it keeps their locs moisturized without weighing them down. And if I tried to detangle my hair without a bottle standing nearby, it would stand up and laugh at my comb. Many uses, this potion has. Cop an 8 oz bottle and find out for yourself. . .
This product is naturally preserved with grapefruit seed extract and citric acid.
If you've tried this product, do share :D