African Royale BRX Braid & Extension Sheen Spray – Review

I use my own concoction to moisturize my braids, but staying with family I came across African Royale BRX Braid Sheen Spray, so I gave it a try.  I have always wanted to use braid spray, but never got around to buying one, I don’t wear braids too often, so I suppose that is why.

I sprayed my braids, and made sure to do the full length, and then sprayed my scalp.

It smells nice but literally 5 minutes later, my scalp was itching like crazy! I can’t scratch my scalp, so I’ve been doing the ‘Pat My Weave’ dance. It does not itch as much since a few hours have passed, but I am quite disappointed. I had high hopes for this braid spray, especially since it was my first time using this product. I must be allergic to one of the ingredients, I am not sure which.


Ingredients:
Deionized Water , Glycerin , Propylene Glycol , PPG-12-PEG-50 Lanolin , Dicetyldimonium Chloride , Polyquaternium 32 & Paraffinum Liquidum , Tea Tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia) Leaf Oil , Polysorbate 80 , Oat (Avena Sativa) Kernel Extract , Allantoin , Silk Amino Acids , Sheep Sorrell , Yarrow , Slippery Elm Bark , Sage , Henna , Comfrey , Burdock Root , Goldenseal , Cherry Bark , Ginseng , Black Walnut , Chamomile , Alfalfa , Hyssop , Wheat Germ , Methyl & Propyl Paraben , Fragrance

The spray smells lovely, but I find that it dries very quickly, so I am not sure how moisturized my braids are. Either way, I cannot use it on my scalp. I am going to try to pay attention to the ingredients in this spray, to see if any other products I have contains any of the ingredients and see how my scalp reacts.

Sadly enough trial and error are the only way to see how well your hair will react to a product, luckily for me, I did not have to purchase this spraIy. So if you can try sample sizes, or travel sizes when trying a new product, I suggest doing so. It can save you some money!
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As far as moisturizing goes, my hair does not feel any better or worse than it did before I sprayed them with this product, I cannot speak for my scalp, since I had an allergic reaction, so even with only one use, this product did not do it for me.

I guess I can give it a 2 out of 5, just because I like the way it smells!

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Kinky Twists

I thought it would be nice to share my experience with doing my own Kinky Twists with extensions. (Ignore the expression in the picture lol) I did them over the course of two days, but in actuality, it only took 8 hours to put in. It was my first time doing them myself! But I have done individuals twice before, so I guess you can say I had some form of practice. To prep myself, I watched some kinky twists tutorials on Youtube.
Videos that inspired me were by,
HiZcREATION09 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pLTn_ynX7w,
and BeautifulBrwnBabyDol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jHPzALwwgk

There were a few others, but I can’t quite remember which ones.

I brought my hair at a regular beauty supply store, and the brand I used is by FreeTress Equal, and it is called Marley Braid. I used color 1. I brought 3 bags/packages of hair, but I only used two.
I did them medium sized. The hair is pretty soft, and I cut it in half, because I did not want the hair to be too long, and I curled the ends with perm rods. I started them off as a braid, and then twisted. I liked the results. It is possible to do these styles at home! All you need is some patience, and time, and you can save yourself some money, and give yourself a break in the process!

Until Next Time, HHG to All, Naomi ❤

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