Sunday, February 5, 2012

Mop Top Review

I was blessed to win a giveaway from Dominique at Natural Hair Care Info.  I won a travel sized set of Mop Top products that include their gentle shampoo, daily conditioner, anti-frizz gel, and detangler and refresher spray.  This past Saturday I decided to try out my new products.  I want to let you know up front that I didn't use any other products besides the Mop Top products so I could give a honest non-bias review.  I did go to the Mop Top site and watched the video on how to use the products.  

First up was the gentle shampoo.  The scent is lavender mint and I found it very refreshing.  I  followed the directions and focused on washing my scalp.  I used only a little bit about a quarter sized amount and I felt like my hair was clean, but not squeaky clean.  That's good because that means that my natural oils were not striped from my hair.  So, far thumbs up.

Next came the daily conditioner with lemon sage scent.  I liked this scent better than the lavender mint and I followed the directions from the site to not use a lot and to rinse most of the product out after a few minutes of sitting in my hair.  Now, I thought "no way will I have enough slip to comb my hair with that little amount".  So before I rinsed most of the conditioner out I finger combed my hair and I has pleasantly surprised at how easily my fingers slipped through my hair.

After rinsing most of the daily conditioner out and patting my hair with my micro fiber towel, I decided to run my wide tooth comb through my hair and was once again surprised at how easily my hair detangled  with no damage to the pulling on my hair.  Before adding the anti-frizz gel I just had to add some more daily conditioner as my leave in about a quarter size to my entire head.  I then added the anti frizz gel and I only used about a dime sized amount to four sections to my hair.  The gel is labeled as "light hold" and I was not sure if this light gel would hold my curls.  I was a little surprised to see how my curls popped from the little amount of gel.
Just finished applying gel and my hair is still wet.
Couple of hours later and my hair is completely dry.

So let's get to what I liked and didn't like about these products.  I really liked the shampoo and was very impressed with the conditioner.  When I looked at the little bottle of conditioner I thought "well I'll maybe get one use out of this".  I used about 1/4 of the bottle, so being able to use less conditioner was a big plus.  Also, the slip I got from the conditioner was awesome and very surprising.  Moving on to the gel, I liked that I didn't need to glob a lot of gel to get defined curls.  The light hold allowed my hair to retain it's natural softness and I would call my curls "touchable".  My hair also has a very natural looking sheen instead of the wet shiny look other gels can give your hair.

Ok, now the cons about these products.  The expense!  This kit costs $23!  I'm a tightly curly method girl and I have never spent that much money on just four products of only two ounces each.  The daily conditioner ranges from $20.50 to $39.95 and I just can't justify spending that much when I get similar results with my $6.59 32 ounce bottle of Aussie Moist.  Second, the light hold from the gel is just that, light.  The next morning when I used the refresher I had to use more gel to make my curls pop.  Right now as I'm typing this review I'm planning on a puff tomorrow because my hair has frizzed out of it's curl.  I tend to wear a puff when my style has frizzed out to the point that I need to rewash to get the defined curls back, but it's not wash day yet.  So, basically I got only two days out of this style. 
Next day hair after refresher and more gel.
Overall, I'm glad I got to try these products.  The one product that impressed me the most was the daily conditioner.  I loved the conditioner and that might be the one product I would drop the coin on to purchase regularly because I wouldn't need to use as much as I would my Aussie Moist so I could justify the expensive with the fact that it would last longer.  I want to mention that Mop Top does have a deep conditioner and a leave in conditioner.  I can't speak for those products because I didn't try them out.  Until next time...
Blessings!

14 comments:

  1. Great review Jen! Your hair looks wonderful!

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  2. Isn't it crazy how products you just love have to cost so much? I feel that way about Hair Rules. A bottle of shampoos is like $25. I like it but that's just too expensive.

    by the way, your hair looks like it's getting thicker!

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    1. I'm with you! I was ready to buy the shampoo and conditioner until I saw the price. Thanks about the thicker hair. I hope it's getting thicker.

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    2. well right now I am enjoying 3 complimentary bottles :-) I went to their salon in NY for an event and they gave them out free! My daughter got 2 bottles and so did I. I gave one to my mom. Now I wish I had kept it LOL

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    3. I used the products again today and I really like how soft and defined my curls are. If it doesn't work out for you, you can always mail the bottles to me.

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  3. There was another plus . . . there was very little shrinkage between your wet hair and the "hours later" picture. That was cool Also, I agree with RBBeauty, your hair does really look thicker. Given your list of "likes" maybe you can catch these products when they are on sale. Your hair really seems to like them.

    I do agree that adding more gel can be a drag. But if you are getting results that you like with what you are already using, the decision not to get Mop Top -- walking away from it -- shouldn't be too hard.

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    1. I agree about the shrinkage and thanks about the thicker looking hair.

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  4. Woo . . . I just went to the website. Boy, these products ARE (very) expensive. I don't even think that I would buy them. Their deep conditioner is $31.50 (whoa!) and I was complaining about KBB's $25.00 price tag.

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    1. Those are the prices before shipping! I like being able to run to my drug store and pick up whatever I might need for less then $10. I would be willing to try the deep conditioner and leave in conditioner if the price was more reasonable.

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  5. Yay! So glad you liked the products! I love Mop Top and use their products every once in a while but I agree, it's pretty expensive! Great review!

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    1. Thank you again for the Mop Top products!

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  6. Loved the review. Glad the products worked for you. You are just radiant in the photos, and I can tell you love the prods:)

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    1. Thanks! I like MopTop a lot, but they cost too much money.

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