On Black Friday, I shared with my Instagram followers that I had purchased a Q-Redew for $20 off! I’ve been eying this and the Huetiful Hair Steamer for quite some time, and (at the moment) decided to settle for the Q-Redew due to its price, portability, and recommendation by a fellow blogger girlfriend Monet of CurlsandMo.com. The product actually came on Cyber Monday (talk about fast shipping!), but had been sitting at the post office, and then in a corner of my room while I tried to piece my life together before heading to Nigeria. Well my hair HAD to be done on Sunday, so what better time to test out the Q-Redew than on a two week old twist updo? Here’s the quickest review ever:
My hair feels the bombdotcom!
No really, that’s all I’ve got to say right now. In case you were wondering how I used the apparatus, here’s how it went down:
- Frantically try to finish a specific section of your paper before the sun goes down at 4:00pm.
- Notice at 3:15 that the sun is going away because the weather reports don’t account for the Manhattan skyline blocking the sun extra early. Stop paper mid sentence and pull out camera and tripod.
- Section dirty dry hair into 6. Skim the user guide and fill the reservoir with water. Fill a small water bottle so you don’t have to get up again. Time is money.
- Begin using Q-Redew on front left section of hair. Hold machine thing 2 inches away from section, which is being held in one hand. Move machine linearly, coating both front and back, and with free hand, gently pull hair to stretch out tangles. Marvel at the increasing softness of your hair for about 5 minutes.
- Spritz water/oil/conditioner mix to very minimally finger detangle, and more importantly, begin the prepoo process.
- Comment on camera that this thing is pretty cool, and has cut down your detangling time by 1/3 at least.
- Continue Q-Redewing all over. All 6 sections later, observe the reduced amount of shed hair (half or so), and reflect on the ease of detangling. Go to say all of this in the camera. Realize the shots are ugly, dark, and you’re wearing your non-stylish glasses and have chapped lips. Abandon video effort.
While the Q-Redew made my hair easier to detangle, did it actually leave it soft after my wash? I can’t say for certain that it was the cause, but… my hair was dumb soft after I washed it. I know, I know, I owe y’all an updated regimen that’s really just going to have to wait until 2014, but I listed all the products I used below. None of them are new to my hair (as in I’ve used them at least once), so my conclusion is that the Q-Redew, plus all the other things I’ve been using for my hair, are a great combination.
- Pre-poo: Q-Redew + pre-poo mix (water, Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil for Hair, Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner)
- Shampoo: Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Shampoo
- Deep Conditioner: Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repair Mask
- Rinse out Conditioner (unnecessary bc my hair still had good slip, but I used it anyway because it smells nice): Carol’s Daughter Monoi Repairing Conditioner
- Leave-In (liquids): Carol’s Daughter Monoi Anti-Breakage Spray, Shea Moisture Curl and Style Milk
- Oil: Ishimma CocoMint Hair Oil
- Cream: Ishimma Hydration Hair Butter
My hair is pillow soft. Like, I’d lay in it if I could. As for styling, I braided my hair in small-medium sections and rodded the ends. Unfortunately, (as of Monday when I wrote this), I’ve still got a paper and a final in between myself and freedom, so I’ll be keeping my hair under wraps until I arrive in Nigeria at the very least. Make sure you’re following on Facebook and Instagram to get photo updates of my hair and other things while I’m in the motherland!