Hi luvs,

…and I’m finally back :) Thank you so much, to those of you who’ve reached out to me with sweet and kind words throughout the time I was away. Your support really uplifted my spirits. I’m really grateful for each and everyone of you, who have continued to support my Youtube Channel, my blog and my other social media accounts while I was gone.

This week I’m officially back here on the blog and I’m in the midst of filming and editing some youtube videos so I should be back on my youtube pretty soon as well:) I’ve really missed sharing all the things I love here on the blog and on my channel. But it was a much needed break and it really helped me get focused and back on track.

So let’s get to to today’s post, shall we?

I always get questions concerning products on the MHM Recommended product list and to be quite honest I’ve only used Kinky Curly Knot Today, Kinky Curly Curling Custard and Tresseme Naturals Radiant Volume…partly due to my location…It’s really hard, if not impossible to find good natural hair products on the ground, let alone those on the MHM Recommended product list. I basically have to order everything online…more on that here. Because of this, I decided to stick with what works for my hair and what is easily accessible to me at the moment. My motto is, “if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it” :) But trust me if I was currently living in the US, I’d probably be a product junkie LOL

That being said, I know that some of you may still want to experiment with products on the MHM Recommended list. And hearing reviews from others who have used the product could really help y’all when trying to narrow down your choices. So I thought I’d start sharing some reviews from others who have tried the products on the list, and I hope that this is helpful to you guys.

Today, I’ll be sharing a review from Kayla of What the Kink, she has a youtube channel and a blog and I featured her MHM story here, if you haven’t seen her feature do check her out and send her some love.


She did a review not too long ago comparing the Kinky Curly Curling Custard to the Giovanni LA Natural Styling Gel. I do get quite a few questions concerning the Giovanni LA Natural Styling Gel so I hope this is helpful.

Here is a short summary of her thoughts:

Kinky Curly Curling Custard
1. Smells Great!
2. A little goes a long way.
3. Applies a lot smoother.
4. Hair doesn’t shrink as much leading to less tangles.

1. Not Cheap

Giovanni LA Natural Styling Gel
1. Fair price

1. Strong Smell.
2. Very thick and need a lot of it to get a good hold.
3. Drips a lot and causes frizziness & shrinkage after hair does dries.
4. Shrinkage ultimately leads to more tangles
4. Hair felt dry.

For her full thoughts on these two products do watch her full video review below:

If you’ve tried any of the two gels above please share in the comments below…I look forward to reading all your tips and experiences :)

BTW I’ve just compiled the full MHM Recommended product list here on the site you can now find it under the Max Hydration product list tab up on the menu for easy access.

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great week ahead,



Natural Hair, Product Reviews, Reviews, The Maximum Hydration Method

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Hi luvs,

I know I’ve been MIA for a while…September has just been a tough month for me.  A lot has been going on in my personal life.  For those of you who follow me on instagram and facebook, you’ve probably seen  some of my posts.

I had some major renovations going on in my home and then right in the middle of that I had to travel to California (By the way I’m still here and will be here for a month or two)…


But none of that compares to something that has completely shaken my world…

A very close friend of mine, my childhood BFF has lost her battle with cancer. She was only 32. She left a 1 year old baby girl.

Words can not even begin to describe how I’m feeling right now… I am HEARTBROKEN. I have no words….

All I can say is please keep her, her baby girl and family in prayers.

This weekend October 4th also marks 11 years since my father passed along…

These two events intertwining just make this time of the year that much harder for me…

I thought of you today, but that is nothing new.

I thought about you yesterday and days before that too.

I think of you in silence, I often speak your name.

All I have are memories and your picture in a frame.

Your memory is a keepsake from which I’ll never part.

God has you in His arms, I have you in my heart.

Because of this I feel like the world is conspiring for me to take a break…but I’ll be right back…

If you’ve left me messages here on the blog, email, facebook or youtube and I haven’t responded please be patient with me…I will take the next couple of days/weeks to slowly catch up with everything….

When I’m ready I will come back to blogging and youtube….

If you want to keep up with me I will be a little active on my instagram page.

Thank you for your patience and understanding,

Love Always,







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