Beauty Review: Roots of Nature Remedies for Natural Hair Butter Whipped Coil Cream & Curl Reviving Spray

Hey Bombshells! After seeing an ad in Essence magazine’s Hot Hair Issue last year, I’ve been on the lookout for Soft Sheen Carson’s Roots of Nature Remedies for Natural Hair collection. Well, after much difficulty and waiting, my local beauty supply store finally got in their shipment of this new line.

So, here’s what the ad claims:

Unbeatable 24-hour curl definition leading salon brands can’t beat.

In tests of Roots of Nature Feather Whipped Cream and Butter Whip Coil Cream versus Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding and Roots of Nature Curl Reviving Spray versus Deva Curl Set It Free.

Pretty tall order, but one that could save natural hair beauties a ton of cash in the long run, because natural hair care product ain’t cheap! So did these products live up to the hype? I’ve been using the Butter Whipped Coil Cream and the Curl Reviving Spray for the last few weeks to find out!

First up is the Butter Whipped Coil Cream (click on the pic above for a closer look). This is the product that I was really hoping would work. Sadly, I was greatly disappointed. I first tried to use this product on my TWA for a wash-and-go style. I applied it in sections to my soaking wet hair…and was left with a wet head full of creamy white product. I raked it through my hair again, and again (and again) and still the same results. This stuff refused to be absorbed into my hair, and no amount of rubbing or raking would help. Over the course of a few weeks I tried using different amounts of the product, with varying degrees of moisture in my hair, with no luck. Needless to say, I did not get the least bit of curl definition.

Next, I decided to try using it on a twist-out. I applied the product on damp hair that was then twisted into two-strand twists. I let my hair dry over night and untwisted it the next morning. Apparently, this is where this product excels. My hair had great definition without frizz. The only downside was that it was very dry looking, so I applied some oil to add some sheen. While Day 1 results were very good, the same couldn’t be said for Day 2 and beyond. My coils no longer had definition, and were very frizzy. So I turned to the Curl Reviving Spray

As you can see in the pic above (click for a closer look) the Curl Reviving Spray claims to refresh next day curls, leaving them “brilliantly defined without shrinkage or frizz”. Uh, not so much. While this spray (along with some manipulation from my fingers) did help some squashed curls, it couldn’t do so without creating tons of messy frizz. Any definition my hair had was gone after using the Curl Reviving Spray. I’d have been better off using a spray bottle filled with plain ‘ole glycerine and water.

I passed these products on to my mom, who also has natural hair, and she had similarly disappointing results. This is saying a lot considering every product for natural hair, from the cheapest drugstore stuff to the most expensive and trendy brands, seems to work with great results on her hair (yeah, she makes me sick!). The products I tried from this line were just no good for her or for me. I did not care for these products, but if you’re just itching to try them, or are in need of a cheaper alternative to more expensive brands, then go for it. They didn’t work for me, but maybe they’ll work for you. I paid $6.99 for each item at my local beauty supply store, so you won’t be out of to too much money if you don’t love it.

I should also mention that there is also a Feather Whipped Curl Cream for curly/wavy hair (think 3a-c hair types), a Thermal Smoothing Serum for blowouts, and two low-pH relaxer kits in regular and gentle strengths. I don’t quite get how relaxers fit into a line for natural hair, but there they are. If you can’t wait until your local store gets this line in stock, Luxurious Hair Boutique has the entire line for sale online.

So, there you have it! Will you be trying this line? Already tried it? What did you think? Share in the comments!

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  • Nikki

    Thanks for the heads up! I have 4a type hair I saw the the ad in SBH magazine and I was ready to run to my local beauty supply and buy it! I would have been nice to be able to save money ( ms jessies product line is expensive) but I guess the old saying is right, you get what you pay for.

  • http://www.Brownbombshellbeauty.com Amber

    You’re welcome, Nikki! Thanks for reading!

  • Marvene

    I tried Roots of Nature Feather Whipped Cream and love it, I wasn’t able to find the Curl Reviving Spray so can’t say how that works. Because my hair dries very quick I had to keep wetting the section before applying the whipped cream and raked it through with my fingers. When finished I used the blow dryer to lift the hair and help the drying, didn’t completly dry the hair, just used the dryer for about 5-6 mins. When my hair dried it had shine and was not hard and crunchy like some of the other products.
    I will try the Butter Whipped Coil Cream when I do my twist, coils and braids.
    Price wise I paid more then double the $6.99….. $14.95 yes this is Island living..
    Oh yeah I love the smell of this product…

  • http://www.Brownbombshellbeauty.com Amber

    Hey, Marvene! I’m glad you got good results from these products. I can’t believe how much you had to pay, but I guess it’s still less expensive than other brands! Thanks for commenting! :)

  • Lalo

    I got hooked on the Butter Whipped Coil cream with a sample from my fav beauty supply. It took me 6 weeks to find the product and since I have it I use it every other day. My hair does not soak up oil or grease but it will drink this like water. I apply it 3 times a week or every other day and use the curl reviving spray in between. I even use it on my daughters hair. Leaves her hair so soft and frizz free. And it adds definition to my curls. While I am not all that happy with the Feather Whipped Curl Cream when it dries my hair felt a little frizzy to me and dry while others did not agree I like the coil cream better. I tried the heat serum on my daughters hair when I hot combed it and it left it very shiney and pretty. Normally her hair looks a little like straw unless I put some oil in it when I straighten it. But all in all I like the product.

  • http://www.Brownbombshellbeauty.com Amber

    I’m glad you’re getting such great results! Thanks for sharing :)

  • Eloise Hardy

    I was just reading your review on the Soft Sheen Carson – Butter Whip Coil Cream and Reviving Spray for natural hair. Well I have been using it now for 2 to 3 weeks and I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. I had locs for eleven years and cut them a month and a half ago. Now I have a TWA and started off with another product (will not mention any names), it was okay, but it left my hair feeling like a sponge and a lot of flakes. I started using this and have been so happy with it. I did the two strand twist and my curls have been great, my hair is soft and I can’t keep my hands out of it. As each day goes by, my hair actually gets curlier and curlier. I used the reviving spray the day of and after a week of doing my hair I still have my curls and my hair is just as soft as it was the first day I did it. I am sorry it didn’t work for you, but I LOVE IT. You wonder how products you use on your hair, works on someone elses hair, as they say all products are not for every one. Thanks for your review of the product though.

  • Marketa G.

    I, too am in love with this line of product. I use the nurturing repair shampoo, the deep conditioner, the serum, and the curl cream. My hair is thick and dry and this line gives me the moisture I need to keep my natural hair looking nice and feeling soft.

  • A.W

    I LOVE the Butter Whip Coil Cream! It is amazing on natural hair. It leaves hairs soft and the coils it produces are amazing! I wet my dried hair with a spray bottle and did a two strand twist! The twist were soft and shiny. I took the twist out a few says later and the twist out look is even better!

  • Essence

    I want to transition from relaxed hair. I saw the ad for these products in Essence and started looking it up on the web and came across your site. I was so excited, but your negative reviews have brought the skeptic back in me. I’m happy you pointed out they had a relaxer in line with natural products, because that is ridiculous. Also, the “natural” products say they can be used on relaxed hair… so how are they for natural hair?? IDK, I think I’m still gonna buy it, because I can’t think of any other cheap hair products I’d be able to use for my hair.

  • Essence

    I want to transition from relaxed hair. I saw the ad for these products in Essence and started looking it up on the web and came across your site. I was so excited, but your negative reviews have brought the skeptic back in me. I’m happy you pointed out they had a relaxer in line with natural products, because that is ridiculous. Also, the “natural” products say they can be used on relaxed hair… so how are they for natural hair?? IDK, I think I’m still gonna buy it, because I can’t think of any other cheap hair products I’d be able to use for my hair.

  • Sincera

    I brought Miss Jessie’s and Kinky Curly and was disappointed because they absorbed my hair and left it white and dry. I am just beginning my natural routine. I have been on youtube and asked friends. I went into the beauty supply store after researching and can actually say this is far the best product I have tried on my hair. I have pretty coils and I revived them the next day. Be Blessed and good look on your journey.

  • http://www.Brownbombshellbeauty.com/ Amber/BrownBombshellBeauty

    So many of these products are subjective, but I’m glad you found success with this product :) Miss Jessie’s didn’t work for me either (I got the same results you described), but I’ve found that the less product I use, and brush it through with my fingers or Denman brush, the better results I get when it comes to Kinky Curly. Thanks for commenting!

  • Angela

    WOW~ I’m really sorry to hear that~ I bought this weekend and my 4a hair is absolutely beautiful~ I am a product junkie and I’ve tried them all kinky curly, miss jessies, carols daughter etc, and this is simply the best~ I must say that I use One and Only Argan Oil shampoo and conditioner which softens and volumizes my hair which is why the product may work for me! Hands down it is the best product I’ve used to date and as stated before I’ve used them all~ i usually wash my hair 2 or 3 times a day. I washed my hair two days ago and refreshed this morning with the spray and my hair looks awesome~

  • http://www.Brownbombshellbeauty.com Amber

    Hey Angela! I’m glad to hear it’s working for you! There are few things better than finding the perfect product! LOL

  • Monique

    I did not like the Butter Whip Coil Cream, however I love the Feathered Whip Cream! It leaves my hair soft with lots of moisture! No white dry flaking and it smells great!

  • http://www.Brownbombshellbeauty.com Amber

    That’s good to hear! I was curious how people liked the Feather Whip Cream, but I haven’t heard any reviews. Thanks for sharing! :)

  • http://twitter.com/kidrobotgirl kidrobotgirl

    I had lukewarm results with the coil cream myself.  Either I applied too much or my hair is just too fine but left my hair greasy. 

  • Elorraines

    I love this product.  I have only tried the Feather Whipped Curl Cream.  I apply it when my hair is completely wet.  I take my fingers and rake it through my hair.  Sometimes I comb it through to get a nice even look.  Then, I let it air dry.  The results are outstanding.   Since I started using this product,  I have gotten numerous compliments and people keep asking what product I’m using.   The only draw back I find – this product only last a day, two if you re-moisten and re-rake with your fingers.   I haven’t had good result with extending it to a third day.  So I’m using it every other day.   But other than that, this is a keeper.  Plus, I can afford the price.  It’s sold here in Houston for $7.88 at Wal-Mart.    Natural hair isn’t easy but it is worth it.   Thanks! 

  • Arl101442

    Thanks for the comment/reviews! I just purchased the Curl Reviving Spray & Butter Whip Coil Cream today.

  • Dst576

    I tried the Roots of Nature Remedies Mango OIl & Sweet Almond Oil Thermal Smoothing Serum.  I only had samples.  It is suppose to provide process-free straightening for natural hair.  It is applied on damp – toweled dry hair.  I am growing out a perm so I have natural roots.  My last perm was back in March 2011.  It works with a hot comb or blow-dryer.  My hair looksand feels healthy. I do not know where to get the product.  I was given samples.

  • http://www.Brownbombshellbeauty.com/ Amber/BrownBombshellBeauty

    Hi! I just purchased the thermal serum recently at Sally Beauty Supply, but I have also seen it at Target, WalMart and Walgreens. I haven’t tried it yet, so I’m glad to hear you like it!

  • Riche’

    I use the feather whip cream and the reviving spray i have 3c hair and some 4a hair. i love it it defines my curls, and doesnt leave my hair with the crunchy feel. i guess its true when they say some products arent for everybody.

  • http://www.Brownbombshellbeauty.com/ Amber/BrownBombshellBeauty

    You’re very right! I’m glad it’s working for so many ladies, it’s always nice to have (affordable) options!

  • Blessings2310

    I absolutely love this product.  I’ve been using for about 2 months after using another product which left my hair dry and brittle.  I love the texture of my hair and each day it get curlier and curlier. My curls last up to a week and a half. I would recommend this product to anyone wanting to go “natural”.

  • http://www.Brownbombshellbeauty.com/ Amber

    Glad to hear it’s working well for you!

  • JazzyOne

    I love the Feather Whipped Curl Cram!  It keeps my naturally “kinky-curly” hair from turing into a puff ball when it’s dry, and defines the curls beautifully.  The two different creams are for two different types of curl.  The Butter Whip is for coarser hair.  i love being able to spritz and go with the Curl Reviving Spray!

  • http://www.Brownbombshellbeauty.com/ Amber

    The Mint Julep mask is an oldie but a goodie! I’ve been trying to find my tube, lol!

  • Ms. Shae

    I actually LOVE the Feather Whipped Cream… I didn’t realize there were two until I accidentally picked up the Butter Whipped Cream. It was too thin for my 4c hair. The feather whipped product is a thick butter and really penetrates and keeps my hair moist. I love it and will use it forever!

  • Chez

    I am just about to try the Feather Whipped Curl Cream & the Reviving Spray this weekend as I try to determine whether to transition to natural ‘naturally’ (twists & curls) or with the help of extensions.
    You and other bloggers have mentioned this product is cheap and I’m thinking ‘huh’? I paid the equivalent of US$19.00 for these 2 products. Did I miss something?? I pray they work… or I guess I’ll be leaving them with my hair care specialist.