My Hair’s Soulmate is too Expensive



When I applied Miss Jessie’s “Pillow Soft Curls” it was like love at first application.There was no need for any other product.

I have no clue what magical combination they use in this product to get it to tame my hair in one go, but when I applied it to my hair the gates of heaven swung open.

Now I’m not a Miss Jessie’s, Carol’s Daughter, or any of the high-end natural hair line coping, kind of girl. I’ve tried Miss Jessie’s when I first went natural, and didn’t care for her butter-creme or curly pudding, nor their ridiculous prices.

My hair is not the pickiest. It has a less is more attitude. My product junkie ways comes from me looking for that one product to adhere to all of my needs. I hate dabbing on more than 2 or 3 layers unto my hair.

Natural hair is supposed to be low maintenance and free, and when packed with product it takes that away.

Anyway, back to Miss Jessie’s “Pillow Soft Curls”.

Last summer I was making pretty decent money from my internship (my first corporate full time job), so I decided to splurge and give Pillow Soft Curls a try. Everything advertised on the label appealed to me :

“The name says it all.  Pillow Soft Curls™ is a quick drying styling lotion that is perfect for achieving big, soft, curly hair that we all dream about.  Pillow Soft Curls™  is the first “fabric softener” type styling lotion for your hair leaving your curls clothesline fresh and fluffy soft.  It spreads so smoothly and feels as light as a feather on your curls.”

Big, soft, FEATHERY; Girl what!?! They had me right there. I LIVE for feathery curls. I do not like my curls super defined. I like fluffy bouncy, lightweight hair.

On payday I couldn’t stop looking at reviews online. I could hear the product calling my name. I couldn’t wait to get off work!

I went to Target asap and purchased an 8oz tube for $22 plus tax. I prayed it would deliver or I was going to return it without hesitation.

Surprisingly it did deliver, and beyond expectation.

The price kills me though. It only contains 8oz of product. I wash and go 3 times a week in the Winter, and damn near everyday in the summer.

With careful use, it’s still probably going to only last me 2 weeks. That’s $44 a month plus tax for 1 product, when all of my other products combined for the month don’t even cost that.

I don’t know. I’ve been dying to get my hands on another tube.

I’m currently a jobless, recent grad (4 mths post graduation). Maybe when I cop another well paying job, I’ll make pillow soft curls a staple in my hair routine.

I still think she should lower her prices by a few dollars though, sheesh. I mean..I don’t even think her products are all organic so..


2 thoughts on “My Hair’s Soulmate is too Expensive

  1. yes! I fell in love with Pillow Soft Curls after my first use. But then I stopped using it as much because of the silicones… and once it was gone, it was too expensive to replace!

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