Something “nouveau”…

28 Jul

A few of you have asked about my shiny, happy wash-n-go/curly fro. Giovanni & I have sampled some new styling products that he really likes & he asked me to share them with all of you 🙂 Our acquisitions include: Wave Nouveau Moisturizing Finishing Lotion & Mane N Tail Hair Strengthener Daily Leave-In Conditioning Treatment – SMH @ Mane N Tail for this verbose nomenclature!

I know you’re wondering & I can guarantee you that I HAVE NOT been back to the BSS this pay period. I bought these products about two weeks ago (on the same day I purchased the Ruby Kisses gel liners)… I just wanted to use them a few times before giving y’all my 2¢.

Wave Nouveau Moisturizing Finishing Lotion contains a blend of silicones & humectants to provide shine, softening & moisture to curly hair. Apply as needed to maintain your Wave Nouveau style. It promises to:

  • Quench dry, thirsty hair
  • Provide long-lasting softness & shine
  • It’s excellent for permanent waved & natural hair

1. Apply the desired amount of lotion into palm of hand. Apply evenly throughout hair, massaging thoroughly.
2. Gently comb through the hair and style as usual.

Ingredients: Aqua (Water) , Propylene Glycol , Glycerin , Cetearyl Alcohol , Cetyl Alcohol , Polyquaternium-11 , Behentrimonium Methosulfate , Dimethicone , Methylparaben , Fragrance , Chlorhexidine Dihydrochloride , Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein , Butylphenyl Methylpropional , Linalool , Simethicone , CI 16035 (Red 40)

My analysis: Although it’s called a lotion, it has a liquid-gel consistency. If you ever wear your hair curly then you know that it’s difficult to find balance between curl definition & crunch. The glycerin in this product gives your hair a soft, yet shiny hold… I love the “wet look” & on top of that it smells amazing! This 8.5 ounce bottle cost me $5 @ my local BSS. The efficacy of this product combined with its reasonable price make it a no-brainer! I will definitely be adding this to my natural style repertoire.


Mane N Tail Hair Strengthener Daily Leave-In Conditioning Treatment is a daily protective & fortifying leave-in treatment for stronger, healthier hair. It promises to:

  • Nourish & repair
  • Provide essential protection to help prevent split ends
  • Protect hair strands from heat & chemical styling
  • Provide additional moisturizing & conditioning protection
  • It has an alcohol-free formula
  • It’s safe & gentle for all hair types

Ingrdients: Water Chaparral Qaternium-79 Hydrolyzed Silk Polyquaternium-11 Colts Foot Allantoin Propylene Glycol Horse Chestnut Retinyl Palmitate (Vit. A. Palmitate) Isostearamidopropylmorpholine Lactate Meadow Sweet Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Dimethicone Copolyol Red Clover Panthenol DMDM Hydantoin Polysorbate 20 Niacin Aloe Vera Polysorbate 80 Fragrance Horsetail Grass Quaternium-79 Hydrolyzed Keratin

My analysis: I used this spray refresh my fro on day two. I selected it because it has a light, non-greasy formula & smells wonderful. It cost me about $5 for a 6 ounce bottle… again, very wallet-friendly. I wish I had more to say about it, but for me it was just something to do. However, I do plan to try it as a thermal protectant spray some time in the future… I’ll keep you posted 🙂

Day 2 Hair!!!


5 Responses to “Something “nouveau”…”

  1. Chio July 28, 2011 at 10:19 pm #

    I completely understand the struggle to find a product that hold the curl without creating the crunch. I don’t know how much money (I probably shouldn’t even think about it!) I have wasted on products that weigh my hair down too much or make my curls crunch. I’m currently testing out the Ouidad products. So far… I just think they are “okay.” They work, but I’m not sure it’s worth the mullah. Your hair looks great in these photos!

  2. Sham July 29, 2011 at 9:24 am #

    Yes… we are constantly searching for the holy grail of hair, LOL!

    What Ouidad products are you using? I wanna get the Ouidad double detangler, but I feel nervous about buying a $24 comb, LOL!

  3. Angela February 27, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    Do u have Wave Nouveau on ur hair? Or are you putting these two products on natural hair. I’m natural and thinking about getting Wave Nouveau put in my hair I really LOVE….YOUR HAIR

    • Deb June 3, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

      I came to ask the same question. I have really tight, coarse curls and want to try wave noueveau.

      • Sham June 4, 2013 at 10:43 am #

        No, I do not actually have a wave nouveau process in my hair. I just use their styling products on occasion.

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