Product review time! I’ve been using the TGIN Moist Collection line off and on for about 5 months now. I’ve used the line for both wash and go’s & twistout styles. Below are my thoughts on how TGIN Moist Collection worked for my type 4 (curly, kinky, coily) hair.
Here are some quick facts about the line: TGIN stands for “Thank God It’s Natural”. Their products are specifically formulated with ingredients like shea butter, honey, amla oil, argan oil & vitamin E to provide softness, strength and manageability to textured hair. TGIN products do not contain petroleum, lanolin, parabens, phthalates, or artificial colors. Also, none of their natural hair care products are ever tested on animals.
I purchased the following products from the TGIN line:
Unfortunately, my local Target kept selling out of the Sulfate Free Cleansing Shampoo and I have yet to get my hands on it. I’ve cleansed with Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Pure Castile Soap whenever I’m using this line and they’ve worked great together. I was actually surprised as to how moisturizing this soap was on my hair.
Here’s what I love (pros) about the line:
- The Triple Moisture Replenishing Conditioner was extremely moisturizing but without weighing my hair down or leaving any residue behind. Since my hair is fine this was a very crucial benefit to me. I was also able to use the conditioner as a leave-in for added moisture. This conditioner also worked great as a co-wash in between washes which was a plus in my book.
- The Honey Miracle Mask is literally heaven and paradise in a jar! I can’t even begin to tell how soft and supple my hair was after deep conditioning for just 7 minutes in shower versus the recommended 10-15 minutes under a plastic cap & hooded dryer. My hair had nothing but SLIP! Any existing knots quickly unraveled and I was able to finger comb my type 4 hair with great ease. Let’s not forget to mention the intense shine my hair had afterwards! I was pleasantly surprised.
- The Twist & Define Cream worked great for both my wash & go and twistout styles. I did a live demo twistout on Periscope over the summer using the line. I don’t do twistouts often so I was a bit nervous to do one let along with a line that was new to me and my hair. This styling cream exceeded my expectations. It had both a moisturizing, curl enhancing & defining effect on my hair.
Here are my cons about the line:
- I did not like the limited availability of the line at the time I purchased it (July 2015). However, since then, TGIN products have become more widely available at Target & most recently Sally’s Beauty Supply stores.
- TGIN products are a bit pricey but are well worth the coins. I’ve restocked in their Honey Miracle Mask twice. Since I use it on my son’s hair we run through it pretty quickly.
- TGIN’s Twist & Define Cream is extremely defining so be careful when using for wash & go styles. I had to pair it with the Triple Moisture Replenishing Conditioner to soften the effects of the styling cream.
To unravel my twists I used Aura Cacia’s Sweet Almond Oil. I just placed a small amount in my palms and rubbed all throughout my hands and fingers. I slowly unraveled my twists while being careful not to disturb the twists pattern. This reduced the chances of a frizzy twistout plus helped to retain definition.
Overall I was pleased with the TGIN product line. Since it is winter here in NY, I look forward to doing more low manipulation styles like twistouts more often. Have you tried TGIN products yet? Do you have any faves? What hairstyles do you like to pair the line with?
You can purchase the TGIN line of products from your local target, Sally’s Beauty Supply stores or https://www.thankgodimnatural.com/ .
Thanks for reading!
Healthy Hair To Toe <3