TCB Naturals Hair and Scalp Conditioner
TCB is for ETHNIC HAIR
Read, African American hair. It's called hair grease. TCB along with other products like Blue Magic is a leave in conditioner, otherwise known as hair grease in the African American community. White hair does not need this product. We use this because our hair is naturally dry and devoid of oils that keep our hair moisturized. This product is great for controlling frizz and detangling rough coarse hair. This product is best used for people with dry hair. If you do not have hair that curls like an afro, this product is not for you.
I am of mixed race and I've used TCB all my life, thanks to my mom being of African culture. With my hair, it works best if I've just washed it (I use Tresseme moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. Lots of conditioner. I use about 1.5 bottles of conditioner to 1 bottle of shampoo and use TCB after I've brushed it out still wet because once it dries that's it, there is no helping it then) and I usually braid one long braid and let it dry. Once my hair is completely dry, I take the braid down for controlled curls that look super cute. I can put them up in a ponytail or leave them down and it wont dry and frizz. Other times I use TCB on wet hair and let it dry on its own. I'm in my 20's and I have controlled my hair enough so that even when it dries without hair grease, it's still manageable.
Flat ironing is also helped by TCB, I usually wash my hair the night before I plan to flat iron it, brush it out wet and braid it without any grease. The next day when it's dry, I take it down, grease it up, and flat iron it. It's beautiful and straight, and with the help of TCB it keeps it controlled for a few days. Ethnic hair also doesn't need to be washed everyday, that takes more moisture out of it. I find for myself, every 3 or 4 days is best. Everyone is different, however.
Perms are also an alternative for controlled, straight ethnic hair. I would advise going to a trusted hair care professional for a perm, however, as you are working with chemicals instead of natural oils. Perms can also damage scalp and ends.
Hopefully someone will find this review super helpful, as I live in a state where African Americans are few and most people have never heard of 'grease' for hair in their lives. As for the review that called it 'greasy', well, that's what it was made to do. Don't use this product unless your hair needs it. And always remember to wipe your forehead after you're done so that you don't have a greasy face :D
June 1, 2015
My 8-year-old granddaughter has naturally curly hair (3A) and a very tender scalp. Over the years, we've bought many many products of all prices to help comb out her hair after having washed it, and it took forever to detangle her hair anyway. This product is amazing!. I divide her hair into 3 or 4 parts, I place a little conditioner on one hand, then I rub both my hands together. I slide each hand down her hair to the ends (one hand on top of the section and the other hand under the section). I then brush each section starting from the bottom, and the brush just glides through her hair by the time I get to the top. (She has a lot of hair and it's long.) The detangling that was painful and took forever before now takes under 5 minutes. The conditioner makes her hair shiny, and it controls frizz. It also has a pleasant fragrance. Try it!
September 11, 2014
PASS ON THIS!
I tried this scalp and hair conditioner prior to bleaching, thinking it would give me a leg up on keeping my hair healthy. First off, the instructions aren't clear as to whether you should leave in for some time and rinse, or leave in. I washed my hair and applied a tiny fraction of an amount to my finger tips and ran through my hair and waited a few minutes and attempted to rinse out. IT DID NOT RINSE OUT!!! IT was greasy, nasty and discusting and I literally just glided my finger over the top of the stuff! I tried to dry my hair, but it was so greasy nasty it wouldn't even dry, so I washed my hair again....and again......AND AGAIN......and on the 5th wash, I FINALLY got it to be ungreasy enough to blow dry. It felt aweful! I think bacon greasy would have felt and worked better. Definitely a pass on this one. It's gross!
February 10, 2013