I promised that when I tried the Oyin Shine & Define that I won from your Birthday Challenge, I would take pictures and send them to you. Well, here they are!
Let me tell you how I did it: First, I co-washed with HE Hydralicious Self-Targeting Conditioner. After soaking up the excess water in a tee shirt, I detangled with a 1:1:2 ratio mix of Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut Conditioner, unrefined coconut oil, and water–I two-strand twisted my hair in sections as I went. I confess that my ends are in serious need of clipping, and I had to apply a little shea butter to some of them. When I was done, I un-twisted a section at a time, generously applying the Oyin SD, and separating out the curls. Once it was all unraveled and the curls separated out, I gave my head a few vigorous shakes, arranged the curls how I wanted them, gave extra attention to those parts that needed it, and that was it.
So what do I think? It definitely defines. And I like the smell. I think a little bit could go a long way, and I tend to have application issues with products like that, because I think I need more than I do and invariably use too much. Because my hair is dry in general and through the back upper section in particular, I find that I need to moisturize it daily. Although the pictures belie the growth I’ve had, I can stretch my hair out to my shoulders now; but, as you can see, the curls are tight, so I’m no longer so willing to go to bed with my hair untwisted; so night-time is when I moisturize and seal. So I think that for styling, I will need to dampen the sections as I undo them, then apply the Oyin SD and separate the curls.
So would I buy this? Well, I require that it keep my curls defined without drying them out. But because I moisturize and twist my hair nightly, I will also need it to be applicable daily without excessive buildup. And because I have chronic aggravated hand-in-fro disease and additionally want to avoid product transfer when I get hugged by people taller than I am (this happens at least weekly), I would like it not to make my hair tacky. If I find that this product delivers on all of these requirements, then yes, I would be willing to buy it, because it will have outperformed the Long Aid Moisturizing Activator I currently favor in terms of tackiness, and it will have done me better than the Eco Styler I bought to try but don’t like because it dries out my hair.
For CurlyNikki’s review of Oyin Define and Shine, click HERE.
I recieved my Oyin order (sample pak with greg juice, honey hemp condish, shine n define, and whipped pudding) yesterday. I also have a heavy hand when applying products. I also require a good moisturizer before styling so this is what I did.
After cowashing and detangling with the honey hemp I sprayed the greg juice as a leave in and put on a plastic cap with my towel over it for about 30 min. when i removed the cap i put the whipped pudding thru out my hair and separated into sections…I realized as i was twisting with the define and shine that I used too much pudding..so half of my head was a lil stiff..but as i finished and resprayed some greg juice…the tight twist loosened up well. So far I love Oyin….I will more than likely reorder. my hair is soft and has hold and less frizz than ever.
more of a review than a comment. Sorry ;-).
Smooches..I love your hair and the color..gorgeous.
Cygnet, Love the color and results of your hair! Thanks for sharing w/ us 😀
Oyin products were mainstay's for me before I loc'd my hair. I love their products!!!
Nice- looks nice and fluffy, soft and defined. May have to try this:-)
excellent results and congrats on winning. I've had my eye on this for a while and you've given renewed interest.