6 August 2015

Did Mankind Give Me Mojo back ?

Hey guys 

I hope you are enjoying this so called summer we are supposed to be having.

I'm currently having a little time off work, we were going to try get away for a week but with the baby arriving in ten weeks time we decided to just get a few things sorted around the house and try go out on a few day-trip type adventures.

I haven't really been out much doing any sort of socialising meaning I haven't had a proper chance to dress my self up or make my self look anywhere near half-decent, it's mainly been a shorts and t shirt kind of a holiday.

Saying that though, I have made sure to keep up with my grooming routine and also I've had a good play about with some new hair products I've found landing in my possession...not that anyone has really had a chance to witness my hair creations - I've just been at home really. 

But I'm still very lucky to have had the products sent to me - I love finding new gems and trying them out to see just how well they will cope with my really thick hair - I've only really come across a few products so far that can actually keep it styled and held properly throughout the day. 

Having such thick and heavy hair with a natural curl means I really need products with a high hold factor to gain the style I want, but it often means, on the more lazy days, that I end up going out with a huge, untouched afro...

The latest product I've been using are called Mojo and the brilliant people at Mankind sent me them to review
(You may have heard of Mankind before in my blog when I featured the Neville beard oil)

Mankind is an amazing site and has a whole load of different products on offer - seriously you need to check them out (here) - you will not be disappointed. 

I was sent two products from the Mojo range.

My first thoughts when I opened thee products was,"Wow" - they looked really high end with brilliant attention placed on the packaging.

It's a really thick glass container with a thin metal lid and I've really not seen anything like it before, especially not with any of the hair products I've ever seen or used before.

Personally I think this range of products would be well suited to a shelf in a high class salon or barbers.

I was just hoping that the contents do the packaging justice...

The first product I tried out was the Mojo Clay 

This is a medium hold hair product so I wasn't too sure if it was going to keep my hair how I liked it -  but there was only one way to find out.

The directions say that this is better to use when it is applied to damp hair - great - this is how I usually use hair products anyway.

I found the clay to be very thick and took a bit of rubbing between my hands to get it to the right consistency before I could apply it to my hair.

The scent of the clay was great - really unexpectedly fresh...I kept going back to for another quick smell

I must admit, this wasn't the easiest product I've ever used and it gave me a kind of Sonic The Hedgehog look at first.

I also found it gave my hair a lot of added volume, which really isn't something I need at all, so I had  little mess about and tried to get the product to work with my hair.

I wet my hair a little more and this seemed to settle the style down a little bit and eventually gave me the look I was after.

I then went about my daily duties to see how long the hold lasted for and I was impressed to find that it did hold for about six hours...when it started to drop, giving me a "Peter Andre Mysterious Girl Video" look...

...OK back in 2004 when everybody wanted that look, not so much for 2015 and my 33 year old image...

So, onto the next product...

The Mojo Fibre Shaper

This has a lot stronger hold factor than the clay but is a lot easier to use because its not as thick.

The product rubbed together in my hands perfectly and was a lot easier to run through my hair which was a bonus.

Once again I found the scent really fresh and it reminded me more of a of pomade - it definitely had a bit of a shine to it.

The mega elastic fibre technology it has is designed to add texture and to help shape your hair allowing the style you want to be achieved quickly.

So did it work for me?

 Bearing in mind that this is more suited shorter styles of hair - something mine certainly isn't.

Well - it kind of did and kind of didn't really,

It didn't let me achieve the look I was going for because my hair is obviously too long for it to hold properly, but what it did do was to make my hair look quite cool...in a totally different style than the one I was after...

I did find it left my hair looking a little greasy though...but in a way this just helped with the shine, so I didn't mind all too much.

I found both of these products to be very different.

They both have their own qualities and limitations and I was pleased I had a chance to mess about with them - I even tested them out to see how they behaved when used both together.

I knew that the clay would give me a fairly good hold and shape but would add too much volume, whilst that the fibre shaper would give me a nice shine that I could use to contain the volume created by the clay... 

I found these results to be really good, although my hair didn't hold for as long as I would have liked, I did get the overall style I wanted - good enough for me.

I am in no doubt that the products would have worked far better if my hair wasn't as thick or as long so I would strongly recommend them both to anyone with this style of hair.

Hope you liked!


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