When my hair is at it’s dirtiest and knottiest and most difficult, when I haven’t had a chance to give it a good wash or comb it out in a week, there’s one product I reach for before all others. That’d be Miss Jessie’s Rapid Recovery. It is THE BUSINESS.
There are a lot of deep conditioning treatments on the market, and trust me, I have tried a number of them. But I gotta admit, when Titi Branch told me they were coming out with this particular product, I already knew I was going to love it. Back when I interviewed her, she said that the treatment was something they used exclusively in the salon. “Itâ€™s great. It really helps to repair dry and split ends, and to bring moisture to your curly hair. Curly hair really looks best when itâ€™s moisturized, conditioned, plump, and happy,” she said at the time. Well now I’ve had the chance to try it, and Titi was so right.
Especially now when the weather is cold and your hair is exposed to harsher elements, or tucked away under a hat, deep treatments make the world of difference. Miss Jessie’s salons use Rapid Recovery under a dryer, and to keep your hair strong and healthy, I’d strongly recommend investing in a conditioning heat cap. I have that Gold n’ Hot model and I feel like a dork when I wear it, but it really makes my hair feel healthier and behave more like I like it to. Fortnightly treatments of Rapid Recovery with my heat cap has made a real difference to my hair.
Titi explained what makes this stuff so special: “What’s great about this product is its ability to supremely moisturize and hydrate dry brittle hair. Specifically for natural hair and naturally curly hair, dryness is always an issue. Shea butter and avocado cream oil (hydrogenated vegetable oil) are the foundation ingredients that aid in penetration for a rich radiant sheen that produces a smooth tangle free curl.”
I might as well just out myself as a Miss Jessie’s stan right now. I had real reservations about the price point way back when, but having tried the products, I know now that there’s a real reason that post that I wrote back in August 2006 has over 100 comments of bellas testifying. Now that Miss Jessie’s has come out with smaller sizes, I have no complaints. I can wrap my mind around a $9 2 oz jar of product, and for the Curly Pudding, that 2 oz can go a longer way than you might think. Not so sure about stretching a jar of Rapid Recovery, though. I have a pretty thick mane, and that recommended “golf ball size dollop” sometimes needs a little extra heft. And $48 is a lot to shell out for a product if you’re a bella on a budget. So here’s a little Thanksgiving cheer for you all. It’s the Miss Jessie’s Rapid Recovery giveaway!
Five lucky bellas can win a tub of Rapid Recovery of their very own. Just leave a comment that begins by saying “I need Miss Jessie’s in my life!” and tell me why you could use a little Rapid Recovery. I’ll announce the winners next week, when I return from my Thanksgiving getaway. I’ll also be announcing the Kinky Curly winners then, because the Thanksgiving madness swept me away. Apologies, bellas.
Worried you won’t be one of the lucky five? You’re STILL in luck. Miss Jessie’s is currently offering a buy one get one free deal! So you can treat yourself to the product you’ve been needing, and score the other item you had your eye on. Or even better, if you’ve never tried Miss Jessie’s and want to know what each product is all about, you can pick up the Travel Size Value Pack and get 2 oz sizes of everything.
Happy shopping, bellas, and happy Thanksgiving!