The Curly Try Guide | Not Your Mother’s

Hey, Hey Party People!

Here we are again, I’ve found a new favorite product and I had to share it! I’ve seen Not Your Mother’s on shelves for awhile now but I never knew about their product line for curls. For the longest time I thought all they had was dry shampoo and texturizing spray. I wasn’t interested in either so I would just pass them by. When I started following curly girls, I started seeing the same pink bottle pop up! It was their Tahitian Gardenia Flower & Mango Butter natural line! I was quick to ask if they would allow me to try some of their products and they were so kind to share with me the whole line! {THANKS GUYS!} Keep reading for a review of my experience with the Not Your Mother’s Tahitian Gardenia Flower & Mango Butter Line!

This blog post was made in collaboration with Not Your Mother’s. All products were gifted by Not Your Mother’s and all opinions on products are my own.

Not Your Mother’s – Tahitian Gardenia Flower & Mango Butter

Not Your Mother’s Tahitian Gardenia is amazing for our curls. Tahitian Gardenia Flower soothes and softens to enhance the shape of natural curl. Mango Butter reduces frizz, restores hair’s elasticity and creates shine.

  • Gentle formulas for everyday use
  • Plant derived ingredient alternatives
  • Environmentally friendly formula
  • This finished product is never tested on animals
  • Recyclable container

100% Free of:

  • Sulfates
  • Silicones
  • Phthalates
  • Parabens
  • Gluten
  • Synthetic Dyes

This stuff is Curly Girl Method Approved. {You can do a happy dance now}

The Tahitian Gardenia Flower & Mango Butter natural line offers four products.

  • Curl Defining Shampoo
  • Curl Defining Conditioner
  • Curl Defining Detangler
  • Curl Defining Combing Cream {MY FAVORITE}


This is what you’re really here for: the experience!

First I washed and conditioned my hair using the Shampoo and Conditioner. I’ve been big on using a co-wash so this was the first time {in a long time} that I used a shampoo that lathers and it took a lot longer to wash out {I think I’ll stick to a co-wash}. The conditioner was amazing and had great slip. Easy to finger comb through my hair.

On to styling with the Detangler and my new favorite Creme! Of all the brands I have tried recently, this Creme was the absolute best. It went on easy and dried still so defined. This cream did the job and doesn’t need any help from a gel!

Here are my results.

Day One – Used all four products. This Day I actually did something fun with it for my nieces birthday party. I did a middle part {which I never do} and made some Minnie Mouse ears!

Day Two – Refreshed with water, Detangler, and  Combing Cream. I also moved my part back to the side. It worked pretty well.

Day Three – Refreshed with Combing Cream. Still so defined. I’m a fan!

The next wash day I styled with the Detangler and the Combing Cream using the finger coiling technique as I applied the product.  Here is day one and refreshed day two and three. So much definition in these curls!


Tropical Bliss – a pleasant tropical smell. Not overwhelming in my option.


THIS STUFF IS SO AFFORDABLE! Not only is it easily accessible, you can get most of their items for $9 each. The best part, retailers almost always have a deal for Not Your Mothers. I’ve seen BOGO at Ulta, Walgreens, Walmart, Target, and CVS. It’s really a good one to try if you’re low on the hair budget. Always look for deals!


You can get these just about anywhere but here’s a link if you’re wanting to order online!

Happy Hair Days!

Mucho Love!


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34. Houston, TX. Wife to Ramiro. Mommy to Brooklyn. Creative Assistant and Worship Leader and Lakewood Church. Passionate about encouraging people to be their best. I also love my curls and want to share about all things curly!

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