Product Review: CeCees Curls Pineapple Whipped Shea Butter

CeCees Curls is a young Nigerian small business, based in Abuja. Today, I’m reviewing their Pineapple Whipped Shea Butter.

I know the tub says "guava", but I got a pineapple sample.

I know the tub says “guava”, but my Pineapple sample (which matters) was inside.

First Impressions:

The smell? Yummy. And it’s good to know that with the exception of the pineapple fragrance, all the ingredients are natural and edible. I was one of those kids who tried chalk, powder and soap so I wouldn’t entirely put tasting it past me. O_o Just kidding. I’m a growwwn woman now. ( ._.)

The card it came with was also a pretty nice touch! 🙂

Ingredients:

Shea butter, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera, Glycerin, Pineapple Fragrance.

I got to know this in a note.

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In future, it’d be nice for CeCees Curls to have the ingredients listed on the tub, or at least a broad description- “Shea butter enriched with penetrating oils and humectants…” Something like that.

Let’s Get To It

I’ve only tried one other whipped butter in my life and it was a little too light for me. I like to use shea on my lips and sometimes body. I even mixed a little of this one day with some castor oil to give myself a much needed massage so you can understand why I prefer the heavier texture of CeCees Curls.

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This butter is not as thick as raw shea (duh, because its been whipped!) but it isn’t too light. I don’t know if you can see what I’m saying here.

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I used this alone for my 3 strand twist out which you saw or you can see in this post, and my hair was soft for a week, from Friday to Thursday! I didn’t need to spritz my hair with water to refresh. And note that I didn’t use any leave-in conditioner. I just used the whipped butter to twist on damp freshly washed hair. I honestly don’t know if this is because my hair is in such a good place right now, or because of the humectants in the whipped butter. I’m thinking it’s more of the latter, but maybe I’ll try again with raw shea later, when I take my kinky twists out, to definitively compare results.

I’m not one of those naturals who praise shea butter like it’s the ultimate hair elixir. No shade! It’s just my low po-ro-si-ty! From past experiences, (raw) shea butter is an okay sealant, that’s all; Which is why I’m inclined to believe the humectants in this whipped butter kept my low-porosity hair moisturised.

Would I buy this?

I aspire to be a mixtress someday. Till I gather myself to make my own whipped butter, yes, I’d be happy to buy me some CeCees Curls!

A Little Story

One month after my re-chop, I met Neku, the madam behind CeCees Curls at Capital Naturals 1 (November 2012). CeCees Curls was still a dream. Everyone was making small talk outside at the product stands, and she told me she was thinking about starting a shea butter business, and wanted to know if I’d be interested in that kind of thing. And I was like yes, if it’s good, why not?

More than a year later, I got an email from CeCees Curls asking if I’d like to try their whipped butter. I said Yes. It was only after days of going back & forth to choose the flavour I wanted to try/ arrange delivery that I looked at the Google+ profile and it occurred to me that she was the one I’d talked to at the meetup!

It made me very happy to know she followed her plans through, and it’s even better that I’ve tried it, and I actually like it!

When was the last time you thought about your dreams? The last time you took a step in their direction? Let this inspire you in a small or big way today, to get going!

WHERE TO FIND

You can get CeCees Curls in Abuja, in a variety of other flavours. I also got a whiff of some of them and I think the Hazelnut may be my fave!

Connect with them on Twitter @ceceescurls and Instagram @ceceecurls, and to order, you can:

1. Call 07052809468 

2. Email- ceceescurls@gmail.com or

3. BBM: 332E7A1A

If you’ve tried any of CeCees Curls butters, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!

Love,

AB,

Xx

Want Shea Butter? Holler at Estella’s Pride!

Hello Naturals in Nigeria,

New on the scene is Estella’s Pride, here to bring you all-natural shea butter and oils you can trust!

Why buy from us?

A lot of Shea butter sold today isn’t the real deal.

When Shea butter isn’t authentic, it doesn’t have the qualities you seek.

The Shea butter Estella’s Pride stocks is gotten from the Middle Belt of Nigeria and neighbouring Ghana.

We are very familiar with the people who make it, and are well acquainted with the production process from start to finish.

What we’ve got

That’s not all. We’ve also got Cocoa Shea, Whipped Shea butter, 100% Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Grape Seed Oil, Ginger Oil, Jojoba Oil, as well as other oils.

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Find us!

We are based in the Lagos area, but we do deliver to other locations!

For more information, contact us: www.estellaspride.com

Email address: estellaspride@gmail.com

Phone: 07032583692 /07052194358.

Hey boos.

This isn’t a sponsored post. 

The ‘Where To Find’ Directory is a growing resource that was started to assist the natural in Nigeria, and Estella’s Pride is our latest addition. For information on where to find Natural Hair Friendly products and salons, do visit the page. Let’s help you find what you’re looking for! 🙂

And if you’re a Natural Hair Friendly business in Nigeria- product retail or salon or mobile stylist or loctitian, anything related, please leave a comment under the Directory with your information or email thekinkandi@gmail.com, so that I could list you, it’s absolutely free!

Till next post,

Love,

AB

xx

Saturday 10 May, 2014. An update- Estella’s Pride has revamped their packaging. Don’t be alarmed when you see this, it’s still them. They have also expanded their product line. Whoop! 🙂

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