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Still Straight and a Giveaway…WINNERS

By January 27th, 2021251 Comments
and the winners are…

Deliliah Nonar

Congrats divas! Email me at with your addresses!
Everyone else, thanks for participating… y’all know we’ll have another one this week!

Still Straight and a Giveaway...WINNERS
A little more than a week later and I’m still straight… going strong with little reversion and even less effort as far as upkeep. At night, I tie a scarf on to hold down my edges and then stuff the rest of my hair into my trusty satin cap. That’s it, which is great ’cause I haven’t had time to unpack my suitcase, much less worry about my hair. One things for sure though… I totally remember why I had zero desire to straighten for the past 5 years. My hair is fine. Damn fine. And there ain’t enough fluffing or pincurling in the world to help me escape that reality.

My stylist reminded me that short of torturous backcombing, fine hair will appear fine. But after some intense Googling, I came up with at least one new potential experiment to thicken up my situation… oat flour. At my next wash, I’m gonna add some to my conditioner and put this old wives tale to the test. Also, my gray roots are telling me it’s time to henna… it’s been at least 2 months I think, and henna is my only tried and true method for bulking up anorexic strands. As an aside, on my resolution game, I’ve been drinking half my body weight in water (ounces) every day and taking my vitamins.

I also plan to revisit my ‘less is more’ mantra for fuller hair that I often preach, but don’t always follow. Which means I also need to revisit my new grease infatuation. My foray into grease started because I wanted a product to give my blown out (or stretched via twists or rollers) hair, texture and definition without having to apply water. The results are spectacular, but after 2 weeks, my big and fluffy ‘Diana Ross’ turns into that James Brown mug shot-

Still Straight and a Giveaway...WINNERS
It is at this time that I should probably wash it, but with Hurricane Boog blowing through, I have no choice but to bun or retro french twist it. I plan to continue using Dax, as I’ve found it to be the best sealant…ever, but use it more sparingly and focus it on my ends.

In Greece I had success with Jane Carter’s Nourish and Shine… a product very similar in consistency to shea butter. It gave some definition– the waves weren’t as deeply set and didn’t hold for the entire day. But it did succeed at stirring up my inner PJ. So for the past week, thanks to LHCF and CN Forums, I’ve been collecting natural grease alternatives for the ultimate head to head competition. The contenders–

My guinea pig Boogie and her gorgeous, fine, virgin curlies will be test subject #1, and of course, once I wash my hair, I’ll be test subject #2. I’m looking for the product that will (1) provide natural hold and definition, and (2) feel lightweight. Obviously, it’s a grease replacement, so some greasiness will be expected, but I don’t want to be leaving marks on the furniture.

I’ll report back soon, after I wash, of course πŸ™‚

Still Straight and a Giveaway...WINNERS

Two days ago, I added a little Davines Absolute Beautifying Potion to the length and ends.
I’ve used a ton of serums in the past 6 months, and this is definitely among the best.

Still Straight and a Giveaway...WINNERS

What’s your favorite natural grease or pomade? How do you use it?

Leave your comment below for your chance to win a jar of MyHoneyChild’s popular Old Fashioned Hair Grease.

On Friday, Jan 20th at 5pm EST, I’ll choose 5 winners!


  • Afro Age says:

    My favourite grease is Jeba hair fertilizer, it gives me that tingly feeling and my hair responds to it very, very well.

  • s.perry722 says:

    My fav pomade is oyin's brown sugar and a little of fruit of the earth mixed in for hold! It never fails me! πŸ™‚

  • Crystal says:

    I confesss. I use something horrible: Soft Sheen's Coconut Oil grease, which has mineral oil in it. That is why I need to win the giveaway!

  • Crystal says:

    I confesss. I use something horrible: Soft Sheen's Coconut Oil grease, which has mineral oil in it. That is why I need to win the giveaway!

  • Anonymous says:

    Carol's Daughter Hair Balm!!!

  • Nai says:

    I use the products above to seal in moisture on my length and ends .

  • Nai says:

    Nikki fine strands be damned Nikki your hair looks FAB ! I use Oyin's Burnt Sugar Pomade,Alba's Unpetrolium Jelly,Taliah Waajid Healing oil is awesome too.Jane Carter's Nourish and Shine and Moxie's Hair Bling are big fave's of mine. I went out and got Dax indian hemp and it sealed in moisture wonderfully!I want to try Carol's Daughters Body Jelly another all natural alternative for hair and body . Product Junkie Much SMH!

  • Mrs Cherry says:

    I feel your pain……my hair is big n beautiful when curlie and no one believes that I have five hair until I flat iron. Crazy but overall I loves my hair!

  • NtrlGAGirl says:

    The last time I purchased JCs N&S, I got 2 jars from my local health food store on sale. The 1st one was fine, but the last one went bad & uugh the smell. Haven't used it since. I'll be twisting today using burnt sugar pomade, but I find the smell a little overwhelming. Hmmm, maybe I'm just olfactorily sensitive. Bwahahahahaha! I do like Darcy's Botanicals products for twisting–definition, no overpowering smell, softness.

    By the way, your hair looks great. It looks so flow-y! πŸ˜‰

  • Anonymous says:

    I am currently loving Qhemet's Hydrate and Twist Butter…now quite a grease but I just blogged about the results today which was an amazing twistout..I used to really like CD's hair honey on straight hair but like you my hair is super fine and I don't like to risk weighing it down. I've been itching to try one of the Oyin pomades. If I do add grease back to my reggie it will probably just be to seal or add shine to my hair.

    Check out my results!

  • naturallyLin says:

    my favorite grease is shea butter since is natural but blue magic is a fav too my mom used it on my hair when i was little and my hair loved it so i start using it again i use both to seal in moisture and the cost works for my college budget πŸ˜€

  • Anonymous says:

    Trying to squeeze my comment in, late as ususal! Any who, I like Black and Bossie! All natural ingredients and no mineral or petro oil in it. =)


  • DiscoveringNatural says:

    I use a shea butter mix I made. It contains Shea Butter, grape seed oil, coconut oil, jojoba oil, vitamin E, tree tea oil, and a little bit of Wild Growth Oil.

  • TrollopCM says:

    My favorite pomade is castor oil and water! Nothing slick my edges down better!

  • Anonymous says:

    My all time favorvite hair pomade is Nature's Blessings. The best braid and/or twist out ever when mixed with a little bit of eco-styler gel. But I can not wait to try the Jane Carter's Nourish and Shine which so many other naturals seem to love. By the way Nikki your straight hair is FAB.

  • Unknown says:

    it still looks cute! my mom swears by blue magic

  • Adia H. says:

    I love the Dax hair grease that you turned me on to. Ever since then my hair hasn't looked dull. And it gives me an amazing twist out.

  • Lana says:

    Blue Magic used to my joint back in the day. Now, I've steered away from it. A friend and I actually concocted our own "grease" with shea butter, aloe vera gel, jojoba, tea tree, avocado, and castor oils. I recently made a redux (read: poor man's version) and just used shea butter, castor and jojoba oil. I haven't taken my hair down yet, so the verdict is still out…

  • Anonymous says:

    My favorite is Aveda's pomade. It comes in a small jar. A little goes a long way.


  • Joie says:

    Blue magic indian hemp. stuff smells awesome and gives amazing definition and hold and excellent moisture retention

  • NaturalNerd says:

    I used shea butter mixed with tea tree oil. Im still experimenting with mine.

  • ScootieBootie says:

    i love oyin handmade's burnt sugar/sugar berry pomade, its my main ingredient for a perfect twist out<3

  • ScootieBootie says:

    i love oyin handmade's burnt sugar/sugar berry pomade, its my main ingredient for a perfect twist out<3

  • Anonymous says:

    i just washed my hair after wearing it straight since before the new year! (dec 30th to be exact). i'm so surprised my hair lasted that long being straight with no reversion. every night, i would apply coconut oil to my ends, temples, and nape, wrap or pin curl it for volume (my hair is super fine as well), and that's it.

    my favorite pomade is oyin's burnt sugar. it is kind of "gritty" but after rubbing it in my palm for a few seconds, but texture evens out. it's awesome and it smells amazing!


  • LaShayla says:

    i just washed my hair after wearing it straight since before the new year! (dec 30th to be exact). i'm so surprised my hair lasted that long being straight with no reversion. every night, i would apply coconut oil to my ends, temples, and nape, wrap or pin curl it for volume (my hair is super fine as well), and that's it.

    my favorite pomade is oyin's burnt sugar. it is kind of "gritty" but after rubbing it in my palm for a few seconds, but texture evens out. it's awesome and it smells amazing!

  • LaShayla says:

    i just washed my hair after wearing it straight since before the new year! (dec 30th to be exact). i'm so surprised my hair lasted that long being straight with no reversion. every night, i would apply coconut oil to my ends, temples, and nape, wrap or pin curl it for volume (my hair is super fine as well), and that's it.

    my favorite pomade is oyin's burnt sugar. it is kind of "gritty" but after rubbing it in my palm for a few seconds, but texture evens out. it's awesome and it smells amazing!

  • LaShayla says:

    i just washed my hair last night after wearing it straight since before the new year! (dec 30th to be exact). i was so surprised that my hair lasted that long being straight with no reversion. every night i would simply apply coconut oil to the ends, my temples, and nape.

    my favorite pomade is definitely oyin's burnt sugar. it is "gritty" but after melting it a bit in your palm, it's awesome and it smells amazing!

  • KayDanai says:

    Whoa, how'd I miss this giveaway until now?
    Newho, I'on even know nothing bout a grease alternative….so it'd be great if I won! My grease tho is bergamont hair press.

  • sfaithfully1 says:

    I have Carols Daughter Mimosa Hair honey, I love the smell and a little bit goes a long way. I don't use as much anymore because either the corn oil or saflower oil made me breakout, but unsure. I have not used in a while but will revist soon now that I have clear skin. I can really see if it was the culprit!

  • Kay says:

    My fav grease is a tie between B&B Castor Oil and Carol's Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey. (My bank account favors B&B). B&B is light weight and the hold/shine is great. Carol's Daughter is a little thicker, so I use it during colder months. I use both for bantu knot outs, twist outs and braid outs!

  • WineGrrl says:

    I like the Mimosa Hair Honey from Carol's Daughter. I also like the Loc Butter, but sometimes it can be a bit heavy.

  • Anonymous says:

    My favorite grease is Nature's Blessings Grease. It's has nice all natural ingredients like rosemary and nettle, and It's petroleum free! I massage my scalp with it for the nice tingly feeling. Plus, Felicia Leatherwood reccomended it at a natural hair expo held a few months ago.

    -Neesha Cherie

  • Decher says:

    What I consider a grease for my hair is coconut oil. On wash days before I style my hair, I massage it into my scalp.

  • CurlyChellez says:

    I havent used a grease or pomade in a looong time, so I couldnt even tell u my favorite, but after your great results, I would love to try one!

  • Alice says:

    Jane Carter Nourish and Shine! It's my favorite of the list πŸ™‚

    Alice in Nappyland

  • Keni says:

    I like Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Pomade and their Sugar and Berries one.

  • Anonymous says:

    I would love to try this grease. The best grease I have tried has been Bergamot (blue grease).

  • Alexis and Derek says:

    My favorite by-far is the Jane Carter's Nourish and Shine. If I'm doing a braid-out I smooth a little bit down each section before braiding. For my wash-n-gos I will scrunch it in after my hair has dried to add shine and softness (if any). However, my favorite use of the Nourish and Shine is on my pregnant belly – it truly works on reducing the amount of stretch marks – I wish I would have known about this stuff the first time around.

  • Caray says:

    Nikki, your hair is still looking good! Im 5 months into my transition with 2 inches of new growth and loving it!

  • MsJboogie007 says:

    I finally tried Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Pomade. So far so good. I also use the Softee Coconut Oil…but since I have tried the burnt sugar pomade I don't use that as much.

  • Anonymous says:

    How about African Pride!! The smell is heavenly!! I just use a small amount on my hair not scalp after I wash, and before I twist.

  • Maria says:

    Nikki, I love the straight hair on you. I had a feeling you wouldn't last 2 weeks with straight hair though LOL I know you miss your curls. I go back and forth between straight and curly just to mix it up and not bore myself.

  • KARA J says:

    Well I was a secret grease user although I use many products that naturals rave about I could never give up my BLUE MAGIC COCONUT GREASE. This grease provided me with so much definition and the moisture last for days!!!!!

  • Bethany says:

    I don't remember if I left a comment or not.

    But I started using a grease again after cutting it out for a year because oil wasn't working for me.

    I first tried the $3 herbal grease from Sally's didn't like it.
    My mom had a jar of Palmer's Olive Oil Formula Gro therapy from Walmart and I tried that.
    I put it on after a wash after my BWC leave in as sealer and this last month my hair has been so soft and shiny. I also use it to retwist during my non wash weeks with just a spritz of water and my twists stay shiny and soft.

    This last week I tried Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Balm on my ends. It's not advertised as a grease but it's all natural and about the thickness of chapstick, This has left my dry ends soft and moist. I might give it another try with the leave in next week.


  • EngProf says:

    @ CurlyNikki Yes, the Hair Bling does provide hold; I'm telling you, it'll rock your world! lol

  • Anonymous says:

    I've been recently using Royal Crown for dry twist outs. Love the shine and very easy to use. And of course, less spending and PJism!!!

    Your hair and the highlights look fabulous!!!

    Jennifer aka Missycee on CN or @Missycee21 on twitter.

  • moonchyldcrab82 says:

    I make my own body butter, made mostly of shea butter. Great for skin and hair πŸ™‚

  • Candace4life says:

    I like using Blue Magic Castor Oil grease that has the sheabutter/aloe mix already in it. I then apply some V05 passionfruit moisturizing conditioner to my hair and mist with water. Then put my hair into 2 strand twists or mini-twists. This keeps my hair nice and moist with a great shine to add.

  • Anonymous says:

    I love to use Oyin Burnt sugar pomade. This stuff is great! Smells great, leaves my hair soft and not greasy.


  • Candace4life says:

    I like to use Blue Magic Castor Oil Grease that has shea butter/aloe already mixed in it. I then put some V05 passionfruit moisturizing conditioner on my hair and mist with water,and then apply my grease to the hair. Then I will do my 2 strand twists or mini twists, and the hair is nice and moist with a great shine.

  • ms diy says:

    i would not recommend the carols daughter, it does nothing for me. I bought for straight hairstyles and tried it as a sealant…dry split ends galore!

    I'm going to try straight lanolin and see how that works for me starting this weekend. It's supposed to seal and be a humectant. I'm curious about DAX, but if I start using that I will have to use sulfates again and I currently love my mud wash, we shall see.

  • Anonymous says:

    My fav is Jane Carter's Nourish and Shine! I love to use this from head to toe. For hair I use to seal after I have moisturized mine and my daughter's hair. My husband uses it to make his deep wave caesar shine. After showering I massage it into my elbows and the heels of my feet. The name of this product is fitting because it absolutely nourishes and shines!


  • new1013 says:

    I love JC's Nourish and Shine. It's not as hard to melt as shea butter and still provides great moisture and shine. I use it on damp hair before twisting and on my second hair after using KCCC. It has also become my summer ash-be-gone.

  • DiJah says:

    My favorite grease *ahem* pomade to use is Dax Pomade. I've been using it since I was a child and even though I'm not a fan of greasy hair, I use this every now & then. If my hair is feeling a lil dry, the day after my wash day when my hair is almost dry, I would part my hair in 2 down the middle and grease my scalp in parts.
    Another way I use it is if i'm going out, the night before, I flat twist my hair with water and some Dax. It gives my hair a nice hold and great shine. If it aint broke don't fix it!

  • Anonymous says:

    I have the Qhemet's amla oil and I'm not a fan! I wouldn't recommend. I do love their cocoa detangling ghee and would buy that by the ton! My hair is very coarse and heavy so I'm weary of new products.


  • Jivelene says:

    It's winter so my hair has been LOVING oils! I've been using my fav pomade, Original Moxie's Hair Bling for the shiniest twist-outs ever!


    I happen to like Zipporah Beauty pomade. I use it to braid and it makes my hair very shiny and isn't greasy per say. It also has some definition (on dry braided hair). I also like royal crown for wet twisting. The twistouts show so much definition and have awesome shine!


  • Jazmin Lawrence says:

    I love Carol's Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey. It's great for transitioning!

  • herkinkyhairRocks says:

    But honestly, I am buying some Dax today! I never sleep on the Dax, it was the business too.. but minus the dryness of Green Blue Magic!!

  • herkinkyhairRocks says:

    I am so glad to know that u will be trying the Myhoneychild Old Fashioned Hair Grease!! I have been plotting on it AND the sugar pomade for sooooooo long. I've got to get some grease again. I loved the blue magic back in the day, but honestly and weirdly my hair was long and strong, but dry. I am looking soooo forward to your reviews.

  • Brittany says:

    Good old fashion Blue Magic.I haven't used it in a while but I hope to change that.

  • Kinky Kinetik says:

    Before learning about how petrolatum isn't good, I used Indian Hemp. Even though it is not a 'grease' I like to use CD Mimosa Hair Honey.

  • Paula Lawrence says:

    I have always liked indian hemp grease. I use it to seal when my hair is damp.

  • ljkelly says:

    I use Carol's Daughter Kizzi Stay Put but I would love to try something new (with better ingredients). πŸ™‚

  • Notthecoolmom says:

    Carols daughter Kizzy ( I think that's the right name) I use it on twists and braids for shine.

  • MsJisola says:

    My favorite is Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Pomade. It smells great but doesn't leave a greasy feeling on my hair. Before I discovered ecostyler to seal my two-strand twists in the front where the hair is very short, I used this to pull the hair together. It sealed and moisturized very nicely.

  • k.labell says:

    Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Pomade

  • Anonymous says:

    Hi Nikki! As always I love your hair! I was a longtime Dax user, so when Dax came out with their Roots line, I jumped at the chance to sample it. The Bergamot Butter was great on my twists and liked it alot! It has a soft hold in my opinion. Sorry to throw another product out there for you to try but you did ask!

  • MzChacon247 says:

    My all-time favorite "grease" is castor oil. I have a thick, soft, mega-fro, and have tried so many products. But castor oil is my TRIED AND TRUE. It moisturizes, strengthens, and helps my hair to maintain length, in combination with a good, low-maintenance routine. Castor oil is the LOVE Of my hair life, and that is the TRUTH!

  • Bethany says:

    I use Palmer's Olive Oil Formula Gro Therapy to seal in my leave in and to retwist during the week. Hair stays soft and shiny not crunchy

    It's not a grease but I've also started using Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Balm on my ends and it seems to keep them soft.

  • Sable says:

    Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Pomade. Smells yummy, and locks in moisture like crazy.

  • JElise1130 says:

    I use Carol's Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey on my hair and mostly on my 3year old daughter's hair……I use it on her scalp, ends and edges…..I LOVE it! And the shine is to die for!

  • AcecentriclyNatural says:

    I used to use the blue magic coconut grease as a natural in high school. And when I went off to college and started experimenting with my natural hair I was told like everyone else grease wasn't good fir my hair so I stopped. So you should have seen my surprise when I did my daily visit to your page, and saw your feature. I was like get out if here. I gave up my good smelling grease for nothing. Lol. So after I laughed at myself I didn't go buy any because I'm a new Gras student balling on a spandex budget. And because I have a bin of semi brand new natural products that I need to get thru before I buy anything else. And as a product junkie, I wanted to let you know you didn't make it any easier featuring the pomade. Great piece though.

  • Anonymous says:

    what flat iron did you use?

  • TDE says:

    I love Oyin's Burnt Sugar Pomade. This is a recent addition to my hair styling products and I love it!!For twists and for puffs it is great!

  • Nakia says:

    My favorite grease/pomade is hairveda's almond glaze pomade and I use it on my edges and when twisting my hair on blown out hair.

  • IntricatelyMe says:

    I would say that my favorite "grease" would be shea butter. It gives my curls lasting shine. I use it on my scalp, as well as to stretch the time in between washes when I need added shine.

    I too straightened my hair a few days before you did. It was the first time I used any kind of heat on my curls, and i've been nat for 2 years. To my surprise, my curls did NOT revert back. My hair doesn't look or feel damaged, but…no curls. Any tips?

  • Anonymous says:

    My fav is "Nature's Blessing"

  • MrsJones says:

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  • MrsJones says:

    I'm a fan of the Oyin Burnt Sugar pomade

  • Anonymous says:

    My favorite lite weight sealent for my fine hair is shea butter mixed with V05 strawberries and cream conditioner.

  • Cinthia says:

    Hi Nikki, I'm from the old school and embarrassingly admit to using Palmers Coconut Oil Formula…you know, the green and white jar! lol. This was before I knew of using the real organic stuff. Time to try something new.

  • Rebwar says:

    Hi Nikki!

    Gorgeous hair – as ALWAYS! πŸ™‚

    I love Original Moxie's Hair Bling too! It's wonderful.

    Have you tried DAX's new ROOTS product line? I think you may like it – AND you can get free samples. If you haven't seen the thread posted in the Special and Coupon Codes forum, check out: DAX Roots Line – Free Samples

    I love, love, LOVE the Bergamot Butter. Order the free samples (instructions are in the post), try them out and tell us what you think! πŸ™‚


  • Aitza Briauna says:

    I have a natural grease and a old school grease I use.
    My natural grease is Oyin Burnt Sugar Pomade. My hair just eats it up.
    My old school grease is B&B with coconut oil ( I think?). It comes in the orange ans white packaging. Whatever it's called I've been using it for years and my hair loves it.

  • Bitty Boss says:

    Count me in! I have been curious about this grease alternative for 2 years now, but I have never tried it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Randi says:

    I like sheabutter mixed with castor, olive, and coconut oils as a natural hair "grease".

  • Kenya V says:

    I am transitioning and have used Royal Crown hair dressing on my bantu knots. It gives them nice shine and bounce. It also helps me not need to add more product the next day or so when I re-twist them for bed, just spray a little water.

  • MrsCrystal says:

    I don't have a natural hair grease. I just use some of the same greases my mom used on my hair growing up. I need grease that can help give my hair some weight.

  • Anonymous says:

    My favorite at the moment is AS I am Naturally DoubleButter Cream. It's great as a sealant and fantastic on dry hair.The best part is that you can obtain it locally via Sally's.

  • Admin@RandomFacts says:

    My favorite grease/pomade is Oyin's Burnt Sugar Pomade! I'm transitioning so I use it for my edges, twist n curls and as an overall sealant. I'd love to try MyHoneyChild's grease!

  • samantha says:

    I still use regular hair grease. A tiny bit of Blue Magic. Not on my scalp but on the hair.

  • Niqui36 says:

    For the life of me I can't remember the name of this all natural grease I purchased about 2 years ago! It was just sitting on my shelf and I pulled it out after reading about all the grease stories. lol! I used it on a twistout and loved it!!! Hair was soft, shiny, and well defined. But…the words had been rubbed off the jar……

  • Andrea H. says:

    I just started using Nature's Blessing Hair Pomade to seal my ends.

  • Niky says:

    My fav grease at the moment is BB Coconut Oil grease.. I enjoy using just a little bit on my ends when sealing my twistouts!

  • Davina916 says:

    My favorite pomade is Carol's Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey, I use it for twist-outs. Thanks!

  • Miche'al says:

    I really like Vitapoint. My mother used it consistenly on both of us. I have used it in between wash to define and moisturize my twist. It is great!!

  • Deliliah Nonar says:

    Burnt Sugar Pomade- I used this to add shine to my strands and to retwist or seal. I also have a natural pomade that I formulated using butters, oils, and beeswax that I am yet to try.

  • Leah_Elisa says:

    Ive actually become a fan of murrays beeswax. It was always too heavy for my straight hair, but I use it for twist outs and braid outs on my curls. It give great hold and definition while keeping my hair soft and shiny.

    Like grease, it accumulates build up, so i use it sparingly between washes. I (slightly) dampen my hair with my water/avacado oil/conditioner mix and seal with the beeswax. Then i twist or braid away! Really neat results every time.

  • Anonymous says:

    My absolute favorite, will always and forever be, Oyin Handmade Sugar Berry Pomade..hands down!! It does an awesome job of sealing the moisture in my hair. I also use it for styling my hair into two-strand twists as a low-manipulation style. It keeps my twists from getting frizzy. I love this stuff πŸ™‚

  • Lilou says:

    Jane Carter Nourish and Shine applied after my leave in as a sealant. It smells great, makes my hair soft and shiny without a greasy feel.

  • Quite says:

    my fav is qhemets alma oil nourishing pomade..I can use it on my scalp (very soothing) and my thick hair. i mix it with a little aloe vera gel when i want extra hold

  • FMurray says:

    I can't get over how straight, shiny and full your hair is! I just started doing the "straight look" by doing wet sets about 10 days ago, after 1 1/2 years of Twists and Braids….My hair has never been this long in my whoooole life!

    Also interesting that the "grease" I use for natural twist styles doesn't work as well for the straight styles…For straight styles, I've tried CD Mimosa Honey-No, JCarter's Nourish and Shine-so, so. Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Pomade-NO. What my hair really likes is just regular oil, olive,jojoba,and coconut oil, once in the morning and once before I go to bed.

    But I would like to win the My Honey Child grease! I have their deep conditioner and that's goooood!

  • Tise says:

    Right now I'm using Qhemet's Amla Oil Nourishing Pomade, and I love it, and the way it smells. It's a perfect pick me up for my twists! I hate the way that CD Mimosa hair honey smells, so I couldn't even use it; it bothered my nose for some reason. I've yet to use anything else, but would love to try. I'm a recovering Product Addict.

    BTW your hair is still pretty!

  • Yolandi says:

    I use Lush's R&B. I use it as is on my ends. I also mix it with jojoba oil and use it on the length of my hair ever other night. I only use a little bit every time and I love that it's not greasy and gives my hair incredible shine and makes it feel so soft.

  • CharmaineH. says:

    So far I have only tried one Pomade for natural hair and it's the Carol's Daughter Macadamia Hold & Control. It have a great shine and doesn't dry my hair out.

  • Anonymous says:

    My favorite is Original Moxie's Hair Bling. It's a solid oil pomade that I use as a sealant. I love this stuff – gives me great shine that lasts for days, and my hair's still super soft.

  • NiNa says:

    My fav is Oyin's Burnt Sugar. I use it on wet hair to seal and on dry hair as protectant for blow drying.

  • J.Love says:

    Jane Carter Nourish and Shine, Oyin Handmade Sugar Berry Pomade, and Whipped Pudding. I use these to help seal my hair and moisturize my scalp if its feeling dry.

  • Aniseforpeace says:

    My favorite grease is a shea butter mix and botanical herbs and aromatherapy oils.

  • Ordered Steps Productions says:

    Shea butter! πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous says:

    What about KBB Butter Love, im curious about this product?

  • Anonymous says:

    Am so glad you are doing this! i was using a friend of mines black & bossie all natural oil and loved it on my wet roller sets. With all this natural hair hype, i totally forgot what works for me, good ole fashion hair grease. (Butters tend to be to heavy and leave me with out the flow. It brings the shine but my hair will be plaster to my head. I love jane carter's NS but its more a butter.) Then I was wondering about other brands too. (but do not really have the budget to explore) AM so pumped about this! Thanks nikki!

  • Denita says:

    A small web based company called Mahogany Roots has a product called Pikaki Pomade that work well as a natural hair grease.

  • Angela says:

    Jane Carter Shine and Define is the best. I use it to untwist and to add shine to my hair.

  • Anonymous says:

    I also use Nature's Blessing. I have used it most of my life and it's the best. I use it daily on my curls and when I flat iron it once in a blue moon.

  • CessCurls says:

    I use the Nature's Blessing Hair Pomade. I sometimes use it to seal my ends after moisturizing with water. I also use it as a finishing product for my braid/twist outs to give it a nice smell and shine.

  • Elaine D. says:

    I love my coconut oil, jojoba and olive oil sealant. LOOOVE IT!

  • Devon says:

    Oyin Sugar Berry Pomade and I have a love thang gooing on:) The smell is dreamy and it's oh so creamy. I useit for twist outs and to slick bacl my unruly edges. But from time to time, I cheat on it with Original Moxie's Hair Bling. It's light weight, gives me a wonderful sheen and shine, and it bling, bling it does it's thing! This one I use for twist outs, braidouts, and for wash and goes to seal.

  • Lashawn says:

    I am in love with Oyin Handmade's Burnt Sugar Pomade! I use it for twists/twistouts, and when I have my hair flat ironed (as I have it currently). I haven't tried the Sugar Berry scent yet, but I know I won't be disappointed, :).

  • DrChuck24 says:

    I recently started using this pomade called Nature's Blessings. Pretty dope so far. Provides shine and the hold is not too bad. It does give great twist outs. I have used it alone and with Kinky Curly Custard on top. πŸ™‚

  • marian0221 says:

    My favorite hair grease (I have 2) is Dax pomade w/ Lanolin, bergamot, oilive oil, and castor oil- the green one. Qhemet's Amla Pomade is my favorite natural grease/pomade/sealant. These products are nothing seals my moisture or defines my twists better. I apply either of these products after I apply my leave in conditioner and moisturizer which is now Qhemet's Qhemet's Amla & Olive Heavy Cream. Ahhhhhhhh…My hair is in love

  • sparkspop says:

    My best grease so far is actually a serum. FX Brazilian Smooth Straight and Shiney serum w/argan oil. Softens, keeps my hair nicely stretched, smoothes ends. The first product that made it possible to blow dry and flat iron my hair w/o damage. Sets my wet twist and dry twist nicely. I use all my other natural oils but this stuff has allowed me to up my hair game.

  • M says:

    although I dont think they still make it, but carols daughter loc butter, its smells citrusy but its definitely on the heavy side at the same natural, keeps twists and plaits moisturized and shiny for days.I use it with some EVOO for a dry twist out

  • Carla says:

    Shea moisture deep treatment masque is a great product to apply as a grease!! When I'm out of my normal grease…which at the moment is Dax… thanks nik!!! Lol I opt for the masque.

  • Monique says:

    OMGosh you have some beautiful hair. I haven't used hair oil in so long and would love to learn how to incorp it into my route

  • Chimera says:

    I finally found a way to use my juicy leave in…as a natural grease/sealant. I originally found it to be heavy, but this is the perfect use for it. I apply it to the ends of my twist after using a water based twisting cream. Perfectly moisturized hair that last for at least four days.

  • Anonymous says:

    Carol Daughter Mimosa honey

  • Vonnababy2 says:

    Wow, I just noticed you said "Natural" grease (DUH!-LOL) In the natural category, I have to give yet another vote for Original Moxie Hair Bling. Used for slicking edges/twistouts. In my opinion, it does not give much hold, but is very good for definition and shine. And your straight 'do looks FAB!

  • Anonymous says:

    Qhemet's Aethiopika! It gives softness AND hold.

  • Anonymous says:

    I LOVE Hairveda's Almond Glaze! I tried the Burnt Sugar Pomade, Carol's Daughter Mimosa, and Royal Crown grease. The Almond glaze in my opinion is the best natural alternative. Has a lovely light scent, not syrupy like BSP, or heavily fragranced like the mimosa. Plus it leaves your hair very soft and provides hold. I love that I don't have to worry about moisture getting through because it's a natural alternative.

  • Vonnababy2 says:

    I use Dax as a sealant for my twistouts over the top of my leave in. As long as I'm light-handed with it, it works well. It gives me definition, shine, and some hold.

  • Michelle Radiant Brown beauty says:

    I'm with you on the Nourish and Shine. JC was at an Own Your Natural event in NYC this weekend and sold it for $10!! You know I got 2 jars. I wanted to get more but figured they would melt in my hot behind apartment.

  • thenaturalmo says:

    hey nikki the hair bling has light hold. you can use a little of their just gel on top if you want something stonger. your hair will be shiny and awesome.

  • Erica S says:

    I'm not sure if this classifies as a grease or a pomade, but I like organic root stimulator's edge control to help tame my hair when it's laid down.

  • NaturalEGood says:

    I found Blue Magic Coconut Conditioner (grease) in Tarjay and I really like it for my braid outs.

  • indigo. says:

    I use Carol's Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey (aka my fancy grease)I like how light it is and the scent and it also works pretty good on dry-set styles.

  • Dr. Nikki says:

    I too have very fine hair. I have been using Shea Moisture Curl and Style Milk followed by the Curl Enhancing Smoothie. On my most recent twist out, I decided to use the Deep Treatment Masque (which I hate as a DC) as my "grease" with a little jojoba oil…OMG!!! BEST. TWISTOUT. EVER.

    Nicole G.

  • Blane says:

    I straightened my hair this week and I'm already over it! LOL.

  • Unknown says:

    I like Murray's hair pomade in the Orange can because it holds my twists together nicely and keeps down frizziness!

  • Anonymous says:

    My jar of Darcy's Botanicals Palm Fruit and Cheery Kernel Butter arrived last Thursday and got on mt staple list after one use!
    The stuff is heavenly to use, a little goes a long way, and seals in moisture for the day easily.

  • Dana says:

    I'm really diggin' the Jane Carter Nourish & Shine but expect the definition to fade throughout the day. My second and new find is the Original Moxie Hair Bling because it has beeswax and provides longer hold. I use them both to do twists on damp hair.

    Those are about as close as I'll get to grease.

    I used to like Carol's Daughter's Hair Mimosa and the Kizzy back in the day but experienced batches that appeared and smelled different from time to time, which I didn't like. They were similar to the JC Nourish & Shine regarding the soft hold that faded throughout the day.

    I also wouldn't mind trying Qhemet's Alma Nourishing Pomade because QB products are the BUSINESS!!!

  • RandomlySpeaking says:

    I sometimes use CD's Mimosa Hair Honey, its OK kinda too greasy. But I really like Hairveda's Almond Glaze (The natural hair grease/pomade) it smells good, makes my hair super soft, good for putting directly on the scalp and also is great for shiny twist outs it has beeswax that makes for good definition.

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  • Tiffani says:

    I have been using the Mimosa Hair Honey on my bantu knot outs and it gives hold but weighs my fine hair down a little to much. So I use it every other day or every few days. I have had the best success with Shea Moisture Curl and Styling Milk or Curl Enhancing Smoothing.

  • Anonymous says:

    Royal crown for twistouts….Dee

  • janubie says:

    I have been using Carol's daughters healthy hair butter (on my length and ends) and kinky curly gloss pomade (on my edges) for my two strand twists. They work as amazing sealants! My hair stays moisturized for over a week (and my hair is extremely porous and difficult to keep moisturized). I prefer the sleek look so the heaviness doesn't bother me.

  • Vanessa aka Miss V says:

    I love QB's Amla Oil Nourishing Pomade. I use it on my scalp once or twice a week, usually after I wash and condition my hair. It's light, not super greasy, and works well with my hair.

  • Sparkle Arts says:

    I'm still learning my hair and choose to grease my scalp using jojoba oil. The rest of it is in yarn braids so some daily spritz of my homemade concoction seems to work.

  • Editor says:

    My favorite is Oyin handmade's Burnt Sugar pomade, I use it to massage my scalp, to sel my ends when twisting, to "slick" my sides down when I wear my poof puff. This stuff is heavenly and smells like sweet cinnamon rolls. LOVES it!!

  • keisha says:

    i like oyin burnt sugar pomade!

  • daphne74 says:

    I am a year into my natural hair re-journey and I think I gave up the first time cause I didn't know what I was doing. On this second go, I have turned into a real PJ, but I have not tried any greases or pomades yet. When I had locs a few years back I used Organic bees wax, but that stuff made my hair so stiff it took several washes to get it out and then I went to mousse. I would like to try something for when I attempt my first flat-iron cause my hair is just the opposite of yours and is very think.

  • daphne74 says:

    I am a year into my natural hair re-journey and I think I gave up the first time cause I didn't know what I was doing. On this second go, I have turned into a real PJ, but I have not tried any greases or pomades yet. When I had locs a few years back I used Organic bees wax, but that stuff made my hair so stiff it took several washes to get it out and then I went to mousse. I would like to try something for when I attempt my first flat-iron cause my hair is just the opposite of yours and is very think.

  • shea_nicole says:

    I felt the mimosa hair honey had good hold it definitely does hold with my twist out buns. And it holds in the moisture really well when using it to seal. You wont regret it, just try it.

  • crimsonpeach says:

    Get the OM Hair Bling, Nikki! Gives me the best and most consistent twistouts. I use it on top of whatever leave in and I get the most defined, soft, and "blingy" hair ever! It provides hold for me and cuts down on shrinkage.

  • MahoganySha says:

    I am ready to free myself from extensions and braids but getting enough definition so that my hair does not interfere with my studies for a few days is hard …MYHoneyChild just may save me ! Gotta buy the rest of these books first.

  • Natural Sunshine says:

    I love the OYIN Burnt Sugar Pomade. Occasionally I use DAX and I get really awesome results. I love the CD Hair Honey for my daughters hair especially for her braids.

  • chaya says:

    olive oil edges!!! Im still trying to figure this natural thing out. I love this site!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Your hair looks great! Don't put your hair down because it looks great! She did a really good job with your cut!

    Mahagony Chica

  • Janel says:

    My favorite pomade is Oyin's Burnt sugar. I mostly use it to seal my ends when I do twists

  • Asenath Na'Aman says:

    my mom always uses the smooth care with coconut oil,growing up she would grease my hair before braiding it, and than go over my scalp about grease over load lol,
    btw I love your hair!

  • BKDolceVita says:

    Whenever I flat iron my hair, it puffs up as soon as I walk outside. I need a little "fine" in this thick madness.

  • RonishΓ‘ G says:

    My ALL TIME favorite is Jane Carters Nourish & Shine! I use it to seal my twist & braids. Also to refresh on 2nd/3rd day hair.

  • Shana B says:

    My natural "grease" is Shea butter mixed with oils (coconut oil, olive oil, castor oil..whatever's on hand). I also like to take plain castor oil (or sometimes mix in a little evoo with it) and use it to lay down the fly-aways around my edges, seal my ends, and add definition to my twists/braids. This plus the Aussie leave-in equals heaven for my hair. I actually think my hair likes it more than the Shea butter mix.

  • Anonymous says:

    6 years into natural hair and I still do not have a favorite "grease." I used Shea butter for maybe a year and realized it looked to be doing more harm than good. Maybe if I win this giveaway I'll have luck with the myhoneychild grease. πŸ˜‰ Thanks Nikki.

    Monica S.

  • janaymc553 says:

    Original moxie hair blizzzzing all the way! Absolutely love it. Shine with a little hold.

  • Kiara Gaston says:

    I loved Carol's Daughter Kizzi Pomade but it got discontinued so now I'm on the hunt as well…thinking about Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Pomade or Carol's Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey as well πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous says:

    Hey Nikki i love Jane Carter's nourish and shine.

    ~ Abby A

  • socialitedreams says:

    @anonymous in chicago, i know that Rasheeda at Natural Beauty Couture is really good. It's in the south burbs though, homewood. 773 510 9537

    I actually don't have a pomade, which is why i'd love to try one! can slick back my newfound love: high buns on top of my head

  • jojomclovin says:

    Although I don't like smelling like a syrupy kid on Saturday morning, Oyin Burnt Sugar pomade is a staple for me. I use it when I do a puff. Spray a little water, slick down w/ the pomade, put a scarf on it for awhile, and it's shiny and the waves are SICKENING! I don't use it solely for twist outs and such, but I do seal my ends w/ it.

  • yumpopstar says:

    I really like the Oyin Handmade Burnt Sugar Pomade. At first I hated the smell, but the other day I wen to Sage Naturalceuticals and smelled the sugar berry version. I smelled it and realized the burnt sugar scent wasn't that bad. I really like the BSP for sealing my ends, my edges , or just for us as an all over hairdress.

  • Anonymous says:

    I love Komaza's scalp conditiner. It's light and doesn't weigh my hair down. Love it!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Beautiful hair!

  • Anonymous says:

    Kinky Curly Pomade – its light and smells really good to me.

  • Netta Dee says:

    For my 5 year old daughter, I use CD Mimosa Honey and CD Hair Butter. For myself, I use Oyin Burnt Sugar Pomade, Nourish and Shine, and Koils By Nature Mango Butter.

  • April says:

    I'm so mad at you Curlynikki. Your hair looks great and you're complaining. I would need to rod my whole head for it to appear as thick as yours looks. My hair is thin as frick, not fine. Great job on keeping it looking so nice after a week. Just cut my hair and I'm feeling like a weave after only two weeks and I hate those. It's probably been done to death, but a review or post on volumizing thin/fine strands would be really nice please!

  • Bianca says:

    I love Crystal's Royal Secrets Herbal Hair Rejuvenator…I use it to moisturize my scalp and sometimes seal my ends…

  • MsPrincess says:

    My hair loves Jane Carter's Nourish and Shine. My pockets don't but luckily one jar lasts me a while

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    One more good review of this Original Moxie and I'm all up on it…

  • k.lynn says:

    my favorite is the oyin burnt sugar pomade. i received the most compliments on my hair from using it. i use it to seal and set my twists/braids and it leaves them stretched with just enough definition. even turned my mom on to it

  • Anonymous says:

    Your hair awesome!! I like to use Oyin burnt sugar pomade as my natural grease. I enjoy the sweet smell and the shine I get from it πŸ™‚

    Dottie Mef

  • Smooth Jaz Luvr says:

    I have fine hair as well. I use – and keep going back to — Jamaican Black Castor Oil pomeade. Pomeade works betters than any oils for my hair/scalp (weights hair down and scalp itches). WOW – so many products out there! So easy to become/still be a PJ– and stay/become even more confused. YIKES!

  • Temetria M. says:

    You hair still looks great. I've been wanting to straighten mine to see the length and give myself a little trim, but I haven't been able to muster up the energy. One day soon. I also need to get some products that will protect against the heat.

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    does the moxi hair bling have hold??

  • Jor-El (Mane Man) says:

    I haven't used any of the products you're going to try and I don't want to feed your inner PJ BUT I love Kinky Curly's Pomade. It just smells so damn good and emulsifies easily….love that stuff.

  • Sunshinecurls says:

    My favorite pomade to use is Original Moxie hair bling high shine pomade is great!!! I use it to seal and I also use it to take down two strand twist so that they are less frizzy.

  • stephanie says:

    I used mimosa hair honey about 10 years ago when carol's daughter first came out. I really liked it. My favorite is the lying burnt sugar pomade. It smells good, a little goes along way, and it lasts forever!

  • doc. Sydnor says:

    I have the carols daughter mimosa hair honey. And to answer Ur question Nikki, it does not have hold. It basically use to as a sealant for my twisties after using Shea butter and coconut oil. But it does gives the hair natural sheen. Very smooth consistency, feels like a water base to me, and can be easily mixed.with other oils and butters. Can be used on damp or dry hair. Before I used to use it with CD's loc butter. Good combination….so conclusion this works very well with a butter to give the hair hold or use it by itself to give the hair sheen, smooth flyaways, and makes hair soft.


  • cassburt88 says:

    I like shea butter because it gives a nice hold without being too stiff. It's also a great sealant. Plus, I have thick hair, so heavier products work well for me.

  • Sue says:

    I love Hairveda'a Almond Glaze. I use it to seal the entire length of my hair. It works great and smells great.

  • Empress says:

    My fav. is Influance Hair & Scalp Conditioner. The Salon I went to use the whole line of Influance. I fell in love with the Hair & Scalp Conditioner. It is very light and vitamins are in it. It makes my hair shiny and smooth without weighing it down. I do not need to use it daily, because it stays in my hair until my next wash day (weekly). I usually ordered it on line, because it's a Salon product. The Influance line are not available for retail. Love the Influance products for straight hair.

  • Tina says:

    Hi Nikki! Your hair is really cute….I Love It! My favorite hair grease is castor oil by isoplus, it's really light and it makes my hair shine. I've tried Dax grease and to me it's just ok. : )

  • Berthia D. says:

    I mix together coconut oil with some jojoba oil and melted shea butter and voila ! Simple and easy. It softens up my hair. I tend to focus a lot on my edges. Afterwards my hair feels super moisturized but not heavy and sticky. Ahh organic oils work WONDERS lol I'm always interested in trying new products so I'd love to try the Old Fashioned Hair Grease!

  • Sue says:

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  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    Thanks ladies!!!

    Does CD Mimosa Hair Honey have any hold?

  • purplgirl48 says:

    Nik you had me crackin' up with that JB picture. I like to look at the pics first and then read. So when I saw JB I couldn't wait to read this post! LOL.

    Now to the question at hand: I've have good results with my shea butter/coconut oil/olive oil mix. I would be interested in trying something else though. I'm just not sure which direction to go.

  • Just4jaden says:

    I love love LOVE John Masters Bourbon Vanilla and Tangerine hair texturizure. It has amazing hold,makes my hair soft but not weighed down, and its all natural, which I love! It comes in a tiny container, but a little bit goes a long way, so its worth it.

  • RazzyYazzy says:

    I use my shea butter blended with aloe vera gel and olive oil to seal my hair right after washing and deep conditioning. But for a leave in, I add some baby oil gel to kimmaytube's leave in recipe. Unconventional, but oh the shine!

  • PhenomenallyMe says:

    OyinHomemade Burnt Sugar Pomade is my absolute favorite pomade. (I ran out and definitely have to get more but for now I am using Shea Butter-Unrefined which is just as great) It was worth the 13 dollars I spent on it. It leaves hair shiny and the edges slick. It is definitely a staple that will stay with me throughout my journey

  • Anonymous says:

    So far, I've been fairing well with shea butter, but I'm looking to try something different that is a reasonable price. – Britt J.

  • Unknown says:

    My favorite greases are: Carol's Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey and Virgin Coconut Oil.

    I would love to try the Old Fashioned Hair Grease though!

  • Anonymous says:

    Actually my favorite grease is the green Dax pomade. This was used on my hair as a child and revisited a few months ago. I'm currently wearing my hair straight more often now that its cold. After straightening my hair, I take just a smidgen and rub it on my hair for some shine. I add a little bit to my hair almost every day or every other day to my hair particularly my ends. Yesterday I greased my scalp with it. I lightly greased it.


  • Anonymous says:

    I use Keracare glossifier for dry & itchy scalp or Jane Carter Nourish & Shine. I really like the glossifier better though. Not greasy, but provides shine with the built in itch relief for the cold weather and itchy scalp.

  • Anonymous says:

    Girl, please–I see nothing wrong with your hair! Looks like mine when I was relaxed. It has body & volume from what I can see in the last picture. Stop complaining and think of all those women going thru chemo that wish they could have your head of fine hair.

  • FaithPeach says:

    I am a die-hard fan of Oyin Handmade's Burnt Sugar Pomade (original). I use it on my scalp around my hairline for puffs and as a sealant during the summer months.

  • Anonymous says:

    That was not right…speaking ill of the dead—hahahahahhaha, that picture of James Brown always cracks me up (also Nick Nolte, and that country singer Glen Campbell-the best mugshots ever)

  • Mz.T says:

    I love Carols Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey. I use it over my leave in conditioner before I twist.

  • Evonet says:

    I really love Jane Carter Nourish and Shine, but as some have said, no Hold. Leaves a great shine and nice smell. Second to that, I would say Oyin Burnt Sugar pomade on top of the Hair dew on either wet or dry hair.

  • MelMelBee says:

    The Qhemet Aethoepika (sp?) Twisting Butter is good. A little goes a long way. It gives much needed hold, but it light. My hair is fine too and the first time I used it I went overboard and had build-up. But I mix it with QB Honeybush tea tree gel for twists and the twist outs are AMAZING!!!

  • tianna says:

    Qhemet's Amla Pomade is a great sealant. I apply it to my twists at night after a light leave in.

  • Anonymous says:

    Nikk, you had me rollin' with laughter at the comment and photo of James Brown's hair, "That's Cold Blooded" girl.(LOL)
    My favorite hair grease is still undecided but I've been trying, ULTRA SHEEN'S ORIGINAL FORMULA CONDITIONER & HAIRDRESS. It's light but still works. I have also been using the DAX POMADE & CAROL'S DAUGHTER MIMOSA HONEY.
    Allnatural1 (Michelle in TX)

  • SMALLFRO says:

    Oyin burnt sugar pomade and nourish and shine. Did a twist out this week with Elasta QP, super bro. Looking great on day 2. Smells much better than plain grease Yep it has petrolatum, mineral oil, wax, and silicones. We'll see how it works.

  • Karee says:

    I love my Shea butter mixed with coconut, castor, evoo, and lavender oil….it's the only thing I don't have to apply daily and keeps me moisturized

  • momoftwinzz09 says:

    I love Oyin's Burnt Sugar pomade! I use it for slicking back my edges for a puff and for added shine when taking down my twists. I did a twist set last week using KCCC (first time using it for a twist set) and then used the Burnt sugar pomade to separate the twists. It was on and poppin! Definition and shine!? Oh I was acting real brand new! I have been natural almost two years and that was my most successful twist out. But a little goes a long way with the pomade so keep that in mind.

  • Asia says:

    I try not to use it but soft sheen carsons coconut oil hair grease. It's not good, I'm pretty sure it has mineral oil in it. Lol

  • Stephanie says:

    My favorite is Koils by Nature Nourishing Hair & Body Butter. I love it for taking down my twists for a twist out. It provides me with shine and a bit of hold! -Stephanie D

  • shea_nicole says:

    Earlier this fall I purchased carol's daughters mimosa hair honey after hearing about it a few times as a good pomade but once i purchased it the smell and consistency reminded me of hair grease. I used it to seal and smooth my hair up into a bun and upon take town my hair was crazy soft and not greasy because I didn't use too much. The price may seem steep but you only need a little i have barely used a quarter of the container. To wrap this up my vote is try the mimosa hair honey.

  • thanaturalmo says:

    My fav by far is that OM hair bling! That ish is AMAZING (excuse my french)! I used to be a die hard bsp fan but that bling has stolen my heart. I use it to twist, to seal, to add a lil sheen, hell I've even used it to grease my elbows. It's a lil pricey but it is sooo worth it. They even have samples you can try Nik, but I'm sure you'll want a full jar or if you are like me 2

  • JayCee says:

    Shortly after BC-ing my fav pomade was by Motions. It was sparkly and n a gold n purlple jar. It was not too greasy burdock everything I needed. Currently I use Shea or Mango butter but always on the hunt for something better!

  • Karima says:

    Castor oil and Oyin Handmade Sugar Berry pomade are amazing. The mimosa hair honey didn't work for me, but it smells so good!

  • adelh says:

    i use burt bees avocado hair treatment – it is multipurpose- you can use it as a deep conditioner, but for me it is best on my edges and ends, and it feels like grease. Best of all, it smells like apricots, and it has no mineral oil or petroleum jelly. I feel you about the thin hair; that is why i have gone natural. I didn't want to see my lack of hairline, and scalp ANYMORE.

  • ije says:

    I just use Shea butter. I used it as well when I had relaxed straight hair, I also used organic root stimulator jojoba oil and carrot oil creams too but just stick to shea butter now

  • Curly G.R.I.T.S. says:

    Melting a bit of shea butter in my hands and applying is a nice alternative.

  • Pecancurls says:

    I love the good old fashioned Indian Hemp hair grease. Yes, the one with the little flecks. I use it as a sealant on slightly damp hair after adding some Qhemet Biolgics Moringa Tree Conditioning Ghee. It makes my twist outs look shiny and feel so moisturized.

  • BreatheFashion3c says:

    *thicken lol

  • gblogger says:

    I've only used castor oil, from my days as a young girl growing up in Jamaica. I would love to try Jane Carter Nourish and Shine.

  • terysa says:

    Hi Nikki, my favorite whether curly or straight hands down would have to be my "Aveda humectant". The absolute best.

    When my hair is straightened, I melt a little (very little) into my hands and rub it into my hair while damp -concentrating mostly on my roots and secondly on the length and totally skipping the ends.

    When my hair is in it's natural state, after detangling I just apply root to end.

    It works magical wonders either way!

  • BreatheFashion3c says:

    Lord have mercy! I was just all bummed out about my fine/thin; 3b/3c strands too! I have been faking volume as of late by washing my hair, putting it into one plait down my back (overnight), and then after waking up, i take the braid down (still damp) and let it air dry on the way to work. Letting that air get to those damp strands is like giving breast milk to a baby! It just fattens those strands, well it looks like it does to the naked eye.

    To the point, I have been using Hairveda almond glaze to smooth my edges and provide natural hold, and I must say I LOVE IT! I find ways to use it no matter what style I am doing, and it always seems to work. Not to mention I am hooked on the smell of sweet almond oil right now, so this pomade fits right into my regi quite nicely. Before using this, i tried Oyin Burnt Sugar Pomade, but I could not get the grit to simmer down! It looked like little sugar balls in my hair and I smelled like IHOP! Seriously, everyone told me I smelled like breakfast and pancakes for days on end.

    Nikki, if you find a down home way to thinken up these strands, honey, me love you long time! LOL. Peace and Blessings doll.

  • Toni Wiggy says:

    My favourite is the Jane Carter Nourish and Shine. I love the hold it provides and fierce twistouts. I see tons of youtubers loved the scent, but my poor Jamaican nose cant stand the smell! I just keep getting the bad batches??? πŸ™

  • CutieCourt says:

    My favorite natural grease is Tropical Isle Living Jamaican Black Castor oil Hair Food. Really seals in the moisture for me and gives great hold.

  • RonnieV76 says:

    I like to use Kemi Oyl. I like to put that on my hair as a quick oil when I need something that I don't have to mix up. I'm a member and this is my first post so I really hope I win πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous says:

    My grease alternative is the Leave in conditioner by Shea Moisture, the original formula, for my fine strands.


  • Kaniece S. says:

    I use the Palmer's Olive Oil Hairdress. My daughter hair soaks that stuff up and without leaving too greasy. Your hair looks great by the way! That's exactly how my flat irons look except I wrap my hair every night. I may have to try pin curling next time.

  • Anonymous says:

    Luli's Lime pomade is really nice, it smells delicious πŸ™‚

  • Latoya says:

    I think you will really like Mimosa Hair Honey. That is my grease alternative of choice. It seals in moisture pretty well and has lots of shine.

  • Anonymous says:

    Alright….it's embarassing but it works, Crisco shortening and shea butter for some times.

  • NelleBelle314 says:

    Currently still experimenting with greases and other products; nothing is my favorite unfortunately but awesome hair as always πŸ™‚

  • Kristen says:

    I use Carol's Daughter Mimosa Hair Honey pomade

  • Vori Johnson says:

    I love Paul Mitchell foaming pomade.. I started using the pomade when I BC'd with just a leave-in conditioner for a wash and go.. But now I like to use it on twist outs when I re-twist at night. Gives me hold, shine, but if you use to much it can be pretty greasy. But still one of my fav's. Your hair looks gorgeous Nikki.

  • LoLo says:

    I've been using JC's Nourish and Shine to unravel my Twist and Curls. Smells wonderful and leaves a nice moisturized feel – not greasy. Happy MLK Day!

  • Unika Molden says:

    First of all Nikki your hair is gorgeous…

    I must admit that I still use Luster's Pink Oil Moisturizer from time to time. My hair loves that stuff..But as far as a natural grease, I've been using Mizani's H20 oil, its not really natural, but my hair loves it too…

  • NaturallyNatural says:

    Curly, how do you get your hair back to curly after straightening? My daughter has been wearing it flat ironed for a year and cannot get her curl back. Is it too late? Also, my favorite is the Murray's pomade in the orange tin can. I use it to do dry two strand twists with a little lock and twist gel and they look great and well moisturized.

  • Bryanna says:

    my favorite is carol's daughter mimosa hair honey i use it for my twist outs and to seal in the moisture

  • Bird says:

    Oyin's burnt sugar pomade is bomb for laying down edges πŸ™‚

  • phoenixa says:

    I think your hair looks gorgeous , but I know what you mean.

  • CURLYNIKKI says:

    @Engprof, you've gotta be kidding me. *adds one more product to the list*

    @Marcia, luckily, I have some of that on hand. I'll add it to the list too!

    thanks ladies!

  • Marcia says:

    hands down my favorite natural "grease" or pomade is Aethiopika Hydrate & Twist Butter. It's not greasy but then it is grease-like. It that makes sense.

    Nikki you hair looks great!!

  • EngProf says:

    Hey Nikki, you may also want to look into the Orignal Moxie Hair Bling. It's a pomade like product, but defintely lighter and easier to emulsify than the Oyin Burnt Sugar and seems to provide more hold than Jane Carter Nourish and Shine. I use it after my leave in conditioner when doing braid outs.

  • Anonymous says:

    Nothing to add. But BEAUTIFUL healthy hair!!!!!

    Anyone know someone in Chicago that can do something like this on natural hair?

  • Victoria8310 says:

    I remember the dax hair grease. My grandmother would grease my scalp with it and then straighten my hair with a hot comb πŸ™‚

  • dvaaunaturel says:

    Oh, and you are so wrong for that James Brown pic. LOL!

  • dvaaunaturel says:

    What's your favorite natural grease or pomade? Jane Carter Nourish & Shine
    How do you use it? As a sealant and for extra shine

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