Archive for May 19th, 2009

May 19, 2009

Miss Jessie’s Stretch Silkening Creme

stretchWhile purging some products a ways back, I decided to jot down the names and labels of products that did and did not work for my hair.  There was a lot to got through because I absolutely refuse to throw away products, particularly products that’ve cost me over $20.  So first up is the much beloved Miss Jessie’s Stretch Silkening Creme.  Now, my Miss Jessie’s post is still sort of waiting in the wings, my quasi thesis outlining my love/hate relationship with the products.  BUT…here I digress to offer my two cents on just this one for the time being;-).




Stretch Silkening Crème is a quick-to-dry whipped soufflé that delivers an amazing plump curl and a brilliant shine. Fabulous for fingerstyling. The lightest of the curl crème bunch.


Water, parafinium liquidum, orange 4, red 40EDTA disodium, butylcarbanate iodpropynyl hydration, DMOM-5, oleth methoxycinnamate, ethylexyl, fragrance, dimethicone leaf extract, hydrolyzed wheat protein, avocado oil, coconut oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba seed oil, olive fruit oil, PEG-12 barbadensis, aloe crosspolymer acrylate, ALKL/C 10-30 acrylates, triethanolamine, glycerin, wheat amino acids,


Ranges from $7-38 (2 oz – 16 oz respectively)


I used this product last year while still holding on to a  good amount of heat damaged ends.  I purchased the creme in hopes of camouflaging the two different textures, and needed a fast drying curl creme that would work when used with my foam rods.  I’m hesitant to say, even a year later, whether or not it ‘worked’ or not simply because my hair does react differently today with my heat damaged ends cut off.  Instead I’ll just point out what I did like which was…well not much.  I used it to two-strand twist my hair and found that while it did dry relatively faster…faster than some other curl cremes…it left a bit of residue.  The smell was a bit strong for me as well, a floral/citrusy thing, but it never lingered on my hair which was good.  Application is easy, not messy at all…yet it does have the tendency to build up on the hair, or to make my strands feel product heavy.  Rarely did I use a detangling leave-in, instead I opted for the spritz  (Jane Carter’s Revitalizing Leave-in). If I were to use a product similar to KCKT I’m almost certain it’d be a heapin mess.  The ingredient list bothers me some, which is nothing new with this line, mineral oil is listed as the second ingredient…something that reacts negatively with my hair.


Would I purchase this again?  Not anytime soom…reason being…I think my hair has grown up.  My hair likes different products now that the damaged ends are no more…I’d even say it prefers simpler products with more effective ingredients, rather than products meant to ‘quick fix’ your hair into some enviable style.  I’ve also become an ingredient junkie of sorts, so I’m a bit hair conscious when it comes to picking up whatever’s on the market.


Why it could work for you:

If you like curl cremes, I say give it a try. This is my personal experience with the product, but have seen others have moderate to great success after using.  It’s fast drying, so if you’re a gal (or guy) that’s always on the run, loves wash-n’go’s more than you like playing in front of the mirror for an hour and a half each morning…I’d say invest in a 2 oz jar to see if it’ll work for you. 

I do have about 2-3 oz left of the curl creme left, so if you’re interested in sampling drop me a line in the comment section, or e-mail me at  Depending on how many responses, I’ll pick a name by end of week and send out, shipping is on me;-)!