Jamaican Mango & Lime may be very popular, but it’s not a product I would use myself. Here’s why…
First, I had an allergic reaction to the creme wax early during my loc journey. I have sensitive skin, so it burned my scalp and I had to wash my hair really well (soaking it in apple cidar vinegar and baking soda beforehand) to get it out. It was also really waxy. Some of their products contain wax and petroleum, which will coat your locs and be hard to wash out.
You don’t want buildup in your locs, discoloration, lint, wax, anything that’s going to make your locs look dirty or unattractive, so that’s why I stay away from Jamaican Mango & Lime.
I know it smells really good (it smells like candy), I know it’s popular, I know it’s affordable. But a lot of the black hair care products, they’re affordable or cheap because they are mass produced and they contain cheap ingredients like mineral oil and petroleum that just aren’t good for your hair.
So I stick to the more natural, lighter products.
If you do use it and it works for you, I’m not saying it’s a bad thing. But to each their own.
I just believe that lighter products are better for your hair in the long run so that you can keep your hair clean and open to retaining moisture, instead of putting something on your hair that’s going to coat it and repel moisture.
Some of my favourite retwist products include:
Taliah Waajid Lock It Up
Murray’s Loc-Lock Gel
and even ORS Twist and Loc Gel
The latter two aren’t as natural as the Taliah Waajid line (which conists of mostly aloe vera, herbs, and essential oils) but are very light and will keep your locs residue free.