I have been wanting to try Taliah Waajid since I heard about it a while back. I was very excited to find this at one of my local Meijer stores, and I put it right in my cart! The only thing that worries me is I might have a hard time finding it again... It was on a rack of discontinued items, so I'm thinking they wont be selling it there anymore! :(
I started using this a few weeks ago, but I wanted to wait until I could use it with several different styles over a period of time to give it a fair review.
I have to say, I absolutely LOVE this product! It has great hold for every style I have used it on, and it gives C's hair great curl definition. The gel looks like it would be sticky or greasy, but it wasn't. It has a nice coconut scent, and is orange in color.
When used on ponytails: This product held down all the fly-away hairs. By the end of the school day, C's hair was still in place and still well moisturized.
When used on braids: This product gave great hold and kept all the hair together while it was braided. I left C's hair in small cornrows for 4 days during Easter vacation, and her hair held up better than most other products I have used for braided styles. The braid out was beautiful, but her hair was a little dry.
Taliah Waajid isn't greasy or too heavy, and can be used for locks, twists and naturals.
After trying the Taliah Waajid and liking it so much, I decided to go back and buy the other jars left at Meijer before it was too late and I couldn't find it again. When I went back, I noticed there was also another kind! It has basically the same ingredients, but it is a thicker texture and its white. This one is called Taliah Waajid Tight Hold. It has a pretty strong menthol scent, like Vick's Vapor Rub would smell, but the smell doesn't stay in hair. *(at least it didn't stay in C's hair)
*Ingredients: Water, carbomer, triethanolomine, Vp dmpa/acrylate copolymer, Indian hemp (cannabis sativa), seed oil, yarrow roots (achillea millefolium) oil, rosemary, nettle oil, DMDH hydantion, fragrance
Have you tried this, and what did you think of it?