09-05-2010, 07:49 PM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Yes, I am completely natural now. I used it while transitioning. I did research on it because of the RIO scare at the time, and even called the owner of the company to ask about it. Finally, when I used it, I was very happy. I stopped only because I wanted to try something else. Perhaps this was the beginning of me becoming a conditioner junkie. LOL.
I am pleased to see that the formula has not changed. If you use it without a steamer or bonnet (hard or soft) dryer, you will see results in 6 months. If you use the steamer or bonnet dryer, you will see results in 3 months.
I used Herbal Tame twice a month.
For me, it softened my hair and defined my curls. My hair was stretched slightly. I liked Herbal Tame because my hair felt and looked healthier. It was easier to comb, (when I used to comb my hair), and people commented that my hair didn't look dry and looked healthier. I did not achieve that look at the time with just a conditioner.
I still had the shrinkage, but less of it, and I still had to detangle my hair, but it didn't take as long as before and there was less breakage. My goal was for my hair to become more manageable and to be soft. Herbal Tame helped.
It's funny that you asked if I would use it now because I will be buying soon! I want to see how my hair will respond to it now that I'm not transitioning. I plan on buying the packets since they haven't been mixed with a conditioner as the gel. With the packets, I can make it to the consistency that I prefer.
Overall, using Herbal Tame helped me to like my hair in its natural state, want to touch and style it, and could begin to could also finger comb. I still needed a leave-in conditioner as I do now because my hair is very dry and porous.
Also, with Herbal Tame, I didn't have to worry about changing products with the seasons. That's another reason why I want to try it again; I want to see if I get the same results as the last time that I used it.
If you want your hair to go from Type 4 to Type 3, Herbal Tame will not achieve that for you. But if you want your hair to have fewer tangles, become manageable, feel and look healthier, then based on my experience, Herbal Tame may help you achieve those goals.
I hope this helps you. If you have other questions, please feel free to ask me.
ModCG-Naturally Highly Porous and Dry
This list is not exhaustive...
Pre-treat: coconut oil, sometimes cheap red wine/banana
Clarifier: baking soda/brown sugar paste
Cowash: HE The Sleeker The Butter, HE NOYF w/Mandarin
PT: hiatus for now
DT:Redken Diamond Oil Deep Facets
LI/Detangler: MyDNA, Nu-Gro Leave-in
Stylers:AH Cupuacu & Burdock Sweet Hair Pudding, DVC Light Defining Gel
*experimenting and loving it!