I got a sample of Cool Wind pH Perfect Air Dry Crème with a recent order. I clarified and conditioned my 1c/medium/virgin hair, towel-dried, and applied only this product on damp hair to test it out (no additional leave-ins like oils, sprays, or serums).
The product is a lotiony consistency that spreads easily. The scent is light, pleasant, and doesn’t linger. I used a scant dime-sized amount for my dense chin-length bob. A little definitely goes a long way. The product didn’t give a lot of crunch as my hair dried, but it had decent hold.
So I let my hair air-dry for about 4 hours, went to bed, and slept on my “style” all night (no silk pillowcase or cap, gasp). The photo is me barely awake in the morning. All I did was comb through my hair, literally just a cheap plastic comb, no additional product, no water mist, certainly no heat.
The ends flipped less than usual, but what really impresses me is the body and bounce. And that shine! How did it get this soft and smooth? White flyaways are the worst, and they’re pretty much tamed, even after sleeping. I’m no good at hair, so for me, this is a better result than my inept blow drying, without any damage or yellowing to the unpigmented strands. I’m hooked! Once I add a dab of Two-Way Mirror oil, the shine and softness will be absolutely incredible. This is exactly how I want my natural hair to be as I grow it out.