It Runs Deep, Thank You Pattern
Pattern Products have not only revitalized my once severely damaged hair, but has changed my life. From my confidence level, to passing it down to my daughter so now we both use all Pattern everything, to reminding myself what it means to be a Proud Black Latina Queen. Moving from California to Georgia put a lot of stress into my hair. It was brittle, dry, weak, and had lost every ounce of curls. I tried everything from Aunt Jackie to at home treatments to braiding my hair every night- you name it. Nothing. Worked. And everything. Absolutely everything further damaged my hair. Understandably I fell into a deep pit of depression because I was always taught my hair is an extension of my essence as a Latina and Black Queen- and having moved across country with just my man, daughter, and pup I was already overly stressed out and overwhelmed & my hair felt that. It's hard loving your hair when its at it's worst. Then came along my Fairy Godmother, that's what I've always called Tracee, and she released Pattern. It was love at first wash. Her hydrating shampoo and conditioner for curlies truly is in a league of its own. It's untouchable. My hair felt fresh, light, a bit stonger because it wasn't so dry, and smelled amazing after just the first wash and conditioning. From there, within less than two weeks, I noticed a drastic improvement/change- I HAD GOTTEN MY CURLS BACK (GO NIESHA GO GO GO! Haha). Not only that, but my hair was just alive and back then better before. Fast forward 7 months and I am still continuing to rebuy like clockwork: Pattern Hydrating Shampoo, Pattern Curlies Conditioner, and Pattern Leave In Conditoner. I also have purchased Pattern Shower Brush, Pattern Wide Tooth Comb, Pattern Argan Oil, Pattern Strong Hold Gel, Pattern Jojoba Oil Hair Serum Self Heating Packs, Pattern Hair Clip, Pattern Satin Scrunches, Pattern Microfiber Towel, and Pattern Spray Bottle. Every single one of Pattern's hair tools are reliable, durable, and exquisite. I believe this product makes such a difference in my life because it's unapologetic, fierce, genuine, and loving. Not just to my hair, but to me as a biracial woman. I feel like the purest form of myself when administering these products, because I know I'm giving my hair the best that is out there. I'm happy to report my hair is soaring, I haven't been depressed for the past 7 months, and my daughter is learning how to be a young lady and taking pride in her hair because of Pattern. Thank you to the team at Pattern- from marketing to those in the warehouse who package and push out thousands upon thousands of products everyday. Thank you Tracee Ellis Ross for throwing yourself into something so beautiful and life changing. Thank you for making it possible to love my hair more than I have ever been able to in my life. Thank you Pattern.
Honestly this wasn't my favorite
Honestly this wasn't my favorite and it's sad because this is what I was most looking forward to using. Typically curl gels are great in that they're light weight but because I have dense thick coils they typically don't define my curls well or give me the hold I need. Thus, choosing the strong hold gel I thought it would give me the shine, definition and hold I needed. While the shine and hold were decent the definition was definitely not there for my coils. Additionally although it's advertised that the product doesn't cause flaking when I paired it with the styling cream it flaked when I used it by itself it still flaked. Not very impressed. I also noticed that when using the gel I began getting a lot of pimples on my face (especially forehead) area and I tend to only get hormonal acne and even then it's typically one to two pimples this caused me to have wayyy more than I'm use to. I'm not sure if it's because of me working out so much but I don't think I like this product. I wish there was something designed for people with sensitive skin and low porosity in mind instead of just a generalized product that works for 3b-4c curls/coils as everyone's curl, scalp and pattern is different creating various styling products (especially gels/custards) that work for specific types of hair similar to what's been done for the Pattern conditioners would be helpful
Would not buy again!
Horrible, very drying and made my scalp itch. It was so drying I had to use a different gel to get the hold i need, when i use a different product outside of pattern, I get these white clumps and have to wash it out. Smh.
Best gel ever!
Have used this for awhile, and ran out of product. Decided to try another brand, but that did not work, so back to Pattern. It is perfect for my hair, just a little is needed on damp hair with leave-in conditioner applied. Does not leave a hard crunch, and holds all day beautifully!
smells like DEP gel from back in the day, drying; not nourishing at all. Didn't really do much for me. no hold. on the thick side. I paired it with the pattern styler. no shine or anything.
A life changer
I haven't seen anything like this until my daughter introduced it to me. How did people live without this!!!
I was looking for something to hold the grey hairs around the edges of my hair. I must say that it does a pretty good job. It's better than some of the other things I've used.