Despite its brevity, February is one of my favorite months of the year. Why? Because February is Black History Month. And as an added bonus, February also includes Valentine’s Day. So I invite you to celebrate the two, Afrobella style. It’s February, and I LOVE Black History Month! This will be an extra-special month full of knowledge, music, culture, and giveaways galore, entirely dedicated to celebrating people of color like you and me. Let’s kick it off with a bang!
When people rave about Miss Jessie’s products, most of the time they’re talking about Curly Pudding. Which is a great product, don’t get me wrong. But for my particular hair texture, I love the Curly Meringue, and to be really real with you, there are days when my hair just cries out for the buttercreme. If your bad hair days are like mine — your curls are continually craving moisture and they form knotty little tumbleweeds at the ends — you could probably use some too.
But be forewarned, bellas. Curly Buttercreme isn’t a hairdress or styling product in the traditional sense. It definitely should be used in moderation. Too much will leave your sproingy spirals looking more like a half-melted jheri curl. Curly Buttercreme is a minty, tingly, supremely hydrating hair quencher. A little goes a loooooong way. Trust me.
The potent scent of the product deters many an afrobella — it’s the kind of minty tingle you can feel in your eyes, if you know what I mean. That’s why I prefer the Baby Buttercreme, to be honest with ya. Baby Buttercreme smells mild and sweet, like vanilla flavored milk. It’s been Little Afrobella’s savior on many a tangly day, and look at that hair she’s got! She needs a gentle, sweetly scented moisturizer to tame the tangles and make her hair combable. I gave her my tub o’ buttercreme last year, and I think they’ve still got quite a bit left. Like I said, you don’t need a ton of this product every time, just a quarter-size dollop will do if you’ve got a typically thick mane.
Like the large sizes of most Miss Jessie’s products, the buttercremes are prohibitively pricey for a bella on a budget — the big jar will set you back $58. But is it worth it? In my opinion, yes — I loved it the first time I tried it. And if you don’t believe me, check out the Organic Beauty Expert. Or the ladies of the Long Hair Care Forum. Or the forums at Nappturality — site was down while I was writing this. But there are bellas who believe in buttercreme on there, and some who don’t. For the most part, the reviews are favorable. And here’s a chance for you to review it yourself! Currently, Miss Jessie’s is offering a sweet deal for those of you who know and love the buttercreme — buy a 16 oz buttercreme and get a travel sized duo for FREE while supplies last from Feb 1 to 14. Those travel sizes come in VERY handy, trust me. And there’s free ground shipping for orders over $125. And here’s your giveaway, dedicated especially to bellas on a budget who haven’t been able to afford this moisturizing goodness yet.
Former Afrobella of the Week, Titi Branch is generously offering FIVE full size 16 oz buttercremes for giveaway! So to kick off I LOVE Black History Month, here’s how I’d like participants in this giveaway to let me know they’re in it to win it.
Leave a comment below telling me your favorite thing about Black History Month. I’ll close these comments by Wednesday evening, or whenever we get over 80 comments — whichever comes first. Then I’ll pick five winners by the end of the week.
Good luck and happy Monday, bellas!
** comments have officially been closed. I’ll announce a winner over the weekend, when I’ve had a chance to properly peruse the brilliant comments you all left!