Mango and Lime

Mango and Lime

With more than 23% of African Americans (including myself) with natural hair, a recipe from the fertile hills of Jamaica was developed with mango and lime ingredients specifically designed to start and maintain healthy and well groomed locs and twist. Of these products my favorites include, the Mango and Lime Firm Wax, and the Mango and Lime Cactus leave in moisturizer.

 

jamaican mango and lime

With more than 23% of African Americans (including myself) with natural hair, a recipe from the fertile hills of Jamaica was developed with mango and lime ingredients specifically designed to start and maintain healthy and well groomed locs and twist. Of these products my favorites include, the Mango and Lime Firm Wax, and the Mango and Lime Cactus leave in moisturizer.

The Jamaican Mango and Lime Locking Firm Wax is a blend of conditioning cremes and traditional bees wax. It is made to provide extra hold for difficult to lock hair and is also colorless and great for gray or color treated hair.

For so long I wanted to loc my hair, and I loved how women of color looked with locs and how long they grew and accentuated ones face. As much as I knew this hair style was one that I would embrace, I wasn’t sure how I would keep them up. At first I was discouraged to start my locs because my hair has a really soft texture to it, especially in the the center of my head and around the edges where it is wavy and somewhat curly.  I wasn’t sure what would work for me. I was advised by many people to not use beeswax because of its heaviness and stickiness, and how it tends to stay in the loc for long periods time, and I knew I couldn’t use regular hair grease alone on my soft hair, so what was I to use? 

Well thank goodness for Jamaican Mango and Lime products! Previously, before I went natural I would notice many of Jamaican Mango and Lime products in beauty supply stores and I even remember seeing the products in videos over the internet, but I had never actually used them myself. After having my locs for a while and still feeling like they weren’t locking and holding as good as they could, I decided to try some of the Jamaican Mango and Lime products, and one of them included the locking firm wax. This product was great, it was like I had beeswax and hair grease put the together but much much better.  

First of all the smell was amazing. Because Im the type of gal who loves sweet smelling aromas I was immediately drawn to this product. It was was almost like there was an actual brew of mango, lime, and honey mixed together. Once I finally stopped 

 

My name is Safeeyah, Im 25 years old and I am competing for Americas Next Natural Model. Growing up in a society where the majority of women of color have chemically processed, or fake hair, it can sometimes be difficult to find , let alone stand out as yourself. I have been fortunate enough to wake up and realize what has been going on in front of me before it was too late. I love being natural, and I truly feel that it has changed my outlook on how I see hair, which is now a more positive and beautiful outlook.

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