This is my second, ever, attempt at a cornrow mohawk or faux hawk hairstyle. D had swimming camp and I wanted something that was going to withstand the daily dips in the pool, and rinses and/or washes throughout the week and I thought a pomade would be best for this. So, I used this opportunity to use some new styling pomades we’d recently received from the Morrocco Methods natural hair care line.
Our gentile pomade blend actually smoothes and conditions hair while providing that sought after texture and shine
Defining Styling Cream: Extreme Support Pomade:
Styling Dragon Pomade: Defining Styling Cream
Ingredients: Aqua(Water), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Beeswax, Lecithin,Glycerin, Borax, Bacopa Monniera (Brahmi Oil), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot Kernel Oil), Nardostachys Jatamansi (Spikenard Oil), Tocotrienols (Natural Vitamin E), SalixAlba (White Willow) Bark Extract
Price: $29.00, sale price $19.00 4oz
Spike-It Dragon Pomade: Extreme Support Pomade
Ingredients: Aqua(Water), Thea Sinensis Saponin (Green Tea), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cera Alba (Beeswax), Lecithin, Glycerin, Borax, Jatropha Dioica (Blood of the Dragon), Algae (Sea Silk), Raw Honey, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Oil
Price: $29.00, sale price $15.00 4oz
Neither of these really have a scent, they are both natural unscented. Both products are thick, the Styling Pomade being more of a creamy pomade and the Spike-It Pomade being more of a solid waxy pomade. Below are photo comparisons to show the texture of each:
My first thought when I looked at the ingredients of these products was “how can these not be amazing?” There was a little part of me that feared the worst…what if her hair is dried out and feels like straw when I take her braids down…I won’t lie, that thought crossed my mind, but in my heart of hearts I knew it wasn’t going to be.
I had washed and banded D’s hair the night before I did her cornrow mohawk, so when it was time to style I evenly distributed the styling cream throughout each section of her hair as I removed the bands. Starting in the front I began parting and braiding adding the pomade to each individual section of hair before I braided. When I finished, her hair looked really, really good…most of the credit going to the products and not my cornrowing abilities, lol.
Each say after swimming and rinsing I would moisturize with Bee Mine Hair Milk and spray with Morrorro Methods Styling Spritz Hair Spray for hold.
Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Whole Leaf Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis), Blood of the Dragon (Jatropha dioica), Marine Proteins of Sea Silk (Algae leaf extract), Kelp (Macrocystis purifera), Nori (Nori Algae), Kombu (Laminaria digitata) and Fucus (Fucus vesiculosis), Yucca (Yucca aloifolia), Cactus (Opuntia erinacea), Shea Butter (Vitellaria paradoxa), Enriched Volcanic Ash with natural plant-base Herbs and Spices, Orange Seed (Citrus sinensis), Pure Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis) Oil, Lemon (Citrus limon) Oil
Price: $19.00 16oz
French braid down the center for a few days:
This was Day 5, the style was still going strong after the week of swimming, it could have lasted longer but I was anxious to take her hair down to see how it felt and to give it a good washing after all that swimming.