Miss Jessie’s Leave In Condish is a lightweight leave-in conditioner for all types of curly hair. Nothing makes me happier than refreshing Fashion Potluck’s front page and seeing a post related to curly hair, so here’s my addition.
There Are Some Big Promises
Leave In Condish is a lightweight and detangling leave-in conditioner with soybean and aloe ingredients to tame frizz and moisturize curls. It promises to leave our curls “super soft and uber shiny without any oily buildup”. After a month of continued use, I’d mostly agree. My hair is softer, shinier in the right way, and there’s no build-up.
Create Softer And Bigger Curls
The Miss Jessie’s product page lists “softness, suppleness, and volume to your curls” as key benefits of Leave In Condish. Before using the leave-in conditioner, I wasn’t using any hair products for weeks (which I plan on writing about in future posts), so I had a fairly accurate starting point for assessing these benefits. For my 2C-3A hair, I definitely noticed softer and bigger curls.
The Instructions Are Simple
Everyone loves instructions that are easy and effective. I searched through the other reviews on Fashion Potluck and there’s a consistent theme of loving simple and straightforward products. Leave In Condish gets good marks for its instructions—use after conditioning and before styling by squeezing a small dab out and coating damp curls.
Ingredients For Success?
The ingredients for Leave In Condish include aloe, soybean, and pumpkin seed extract. And about a quarter of the ingredients are certified organic—although certification processes don’t mean we’re getting better, safer, or more ethical products. Personally, I believe ingredients should create a useful product, not risk our health nor destroy the environment. That’s not just my standard—bigger brands like L’Oréal are becoming serious about sustainability too.
Never Forget About Shipping Costs
Priced at $11 for an 8 oz. bottle or $14 for an 8.5 oz. tube, I initially thought the price was right for me. Then, I tried to check out and the shipping cost was just as much as the products I wanted to purchase. I was disappointed in the sudden total price increase and initially decided it was not a necessity at the moment and not the right time for me to buy. This article about minimalism from Daniela Alvarez reminds me of the ability to know the difference between wants and needs in shopping—check it out!
Sign Up For Exclusive Offers
So I found this great product I was so excited to try, but had a bag total that I was less than thrilled with. I wasn’t desperate for the product, so I left the site not buying anything and instead signed up for their email list. A few weeks later I got an email for 40% and immediately made the purchase. I excitedly waited for the package to arrive, quickly started testing it out, and then went to Fashion Potluck to share this review.
Support Black Women
Leave In Condish softened my curls without any build-up, so I recommend it because it works. But there’s more to say about the company this product comes from. Since we’re stuck in capitalist structures that systematically marginalize others, one of the best things we can do with our money is to spend it wisely. Miss Jessie’s was founded by two black women, Miko and Titi, who have dedicated their work to curly hair products.
Choose Your Products Wisely
Miss Jessie’s is an excellent brand choice for our curly hair needs rather than giving more power to large corporations that offer less quality and have fewer morals. Where we spend our money matters. With every purchase, we make a choice to uphold or ignore what we think is right. And personally, I like that I have the same name as one of the founders, so I just really love this brand.
Create The Content You Want
In my first post for Fashion Potluck, I listed the top six blog articles that inspired me to make an account and start writing. I’m proud of the post, but it’s missing any mention of something very important to me—curly hair. That’s why I decided to dedicate this whole post just for a curly hair product review.
Other Fashion Potluck Posts Inspired Me (Again)
Three other curl product reviews stood out to me as I’ve been searching through the platform. First, Chloe Faulkner’s post about how to look after natural curls at home. And two reviews about natural curly hair products from Natalia. One about Shea Moisture’s Curl Enhancing Smoothie and another about Moroccan Oil’s Intense Curl Cream.
Again, Support Black Women
My favorite hair and beauty products are the ones that come from the people and companies with values I also care about. Values that must include black, trans, disabled, and all the voices that have to be heard. That’s part of why I love Fashion Potluck’s mission for inclusivity and empowerment. All of the choices we make matter—even which leave-in conditioners we choose and use.
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