In my PJ glory days, I loved trying out new curl creams, moisturizers and stylers. I gravitated toward these two when I was attempting to wean myself off of drying gels (yes, even the ones that don’t contain cones and alcohol can be drying). I thought, how perfect , something that will hold my hair, but moisturize it too! What else could a girl want 😀 I used Happy Nappy for about 4 months, and I only tried the Whipped Cream twice, but truth be told, I love them equally…but for different reasons. They are on par in the moisture department, but for very defined hair I’d reach for Happy Nappy, and for a fluffier, stretched out look, I’d reach for the Whipped Cream.
Both of these can be purchased from the wonderful ladies at Sistasplace.
I used Happy Nappy for several months after one of my favorite curly girls on NC.com (NaturalRemedy) recommended it. It was love at first use! All of a sudden, my once dry ends were moisturized and my limp hair had more bounce! The smell is intoxicating (to me at least) and the shine it provides is amazing. The only negative for me, was the increase in the amount of shrinkage I experienced. It wasn’t so bad that I stopped using it, I just had to remember that if I wanted a ‘stretched out’ look, Happy Nappy wasn’t the product to achieve that.
I had grown accustomed to hair gels…in fact, I was dependent on them. I thought that my fine strands needed to be loaded down with heavy gunk to make them behave. I truly believe that my experimentation with Happy Nappy and Whipped Cream opened my eyes to the fact that I didn’t need a product to ‘control’ my hair… I needed a product to moisturize. Because with moisture, comes definition. It’s that simple. When this idea stuck, my hair took a turn for the best! I haven’t looked back since 😀
I used this product on wet hair over Blended Beauty Curly Frizz Pudding (review to come). The pudding made my hair slippery, and thus made the Happy Nappy easier to apply (its a thick butter, and can sometimes go on a little rough). I’d then rake it through in sections, and twirl the frizzy bits (that refused to curl) around my finger to create a defined curl. My hair would last for about 2 days! The hold was very light…so the end result was soft, natural looking hair. I loved it! I highly rec this product, as long as you are totally comfortable with your shrinkage.
Product Description: A rich and moisturizing styling cream for kinky curls and dreads, or highly textured hair. Style and define your curls or twist locs, while naturally hydrating. Perfect for finger twisting curls! Create defined curls, with maximum moisture and softness. Drys touchably soft and satiny, not sticky or greasy.
Ingredients: Aqua (enriched with/avec Aloe Barbadensis and Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomile)), Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetyl Alcohol (and) Butylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Glycerin, Capryl Isostearate, Perfume, Soy Lecithin,Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Preservative [Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate], Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Silk Powder.
- Moisturizes beautifully!
- Light, touchable hold
- Smells delightful (some may find it too strong…I love it, and it disappears after your hair dries)
- Quality ingredients
- Price (during the time I was using it, the already pricey product became 5 dollars more expensive!)
- MAJOR shrinkage- with all of that moisture comes mucho definition, which in my case equates to shrunken hair.
- Hard to get on the ground (I can…Sistasplace is in Durham, NC!)
- Light hold- if you’re looking for a curl cream to hold those kinks like a gel…keep looking.
Stay tuned…I have an unused jar of this that you’ll have an opportunity to snatch up!
I loved this product, but ended up giving my jar to Frizzcurls427.
I’d use it over Blended Beauty Curly Frizz Pudding (again, the slip from this made it easy to apply the heavy butter). Like Happy Nappy, I’d rake it through my hair in sections, finger twirling the bits that wouldn’t curl if left to it’s own devices. The end result was a stretched out, fluffy look…my curls appeared bigger and hung lower. It was a great change from the Blended Beauty, and I didn’t have to do much to achieve the look. I highly recommend this product!!!! It does everything the ‘product details’ list below. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Product Details: Looking for a heavy cream for your thick, kinky, curly 3c-4b hair? Whipped Cream is the perfect 4-in-1 product! It defines, defrizzes, moisturizes and holds your curls.
Ingredients: Purified Water, Certified Organic Sunflower Oil, Certified Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Cocoa Butter, Polyimide-1, Glyercin, Certified Organic Coconut Oil, Certified Organic Sweet Almond Oil, * Gardenia Essential Oil, Tahitian Coconut Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Avocado Oil, Plumeria Oil, Olive Oil, Sodium Carbomer, Centillica Asiatica, Panthenol, Octyl Palmitate, Polysorbate-80, Soy Tocopherols, Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glyercin, Fragrance.
- High quality ingredients
- Great smell
- Light Hold
- Imparts a wealth of moisture
- A little goes a long way
- Can help you achieve a stretched look- this product is heavy and gave my curls some much needed weight.
- Goes on rough- it’s a little harder to apply than Happy Nappy…you have to work it in to get your hair to absorb it
- Price (but remember, a little goes a long way!)
- Hard to find on the ground (again, I can get it at Sistasplace…Atlanta curlies can get it at Urbanbella)