Original Moxie Shape Shifter Re-Forming Creme Review

Original Moxie Shape Shifter 12 oz $34

9 day twist out (smiling to hide how sleepy I am)

Day 9 Twist Out!

The Wash n Go is how I style my hair 99% of the time and an occasional twist out or two strand twist but I love Wash n Go’s! However, this disrespectful weather with high temperatures in the teens and the dreaded wind chill factor in single digits or lower has forced me to forgo my beloved Wash n Go (takes my hair a full 24-48 hours to dry). My favorite product for twists and twist outs is the Camille Rose Almond Jai Twisting Butter https://www.camillerosenaturals.com/products/almond-jai-twisting-butter

I, unfortunately, waited too late to purchase it during Camille Rose’s Black Friday sale it was sold out (also sold at Target). I was looking through my stash and came across Orginal Moxie Shape Shifter Reforming Creme. I have had this product over a year I purchased it at the salon (Oasis Hair Salon in Rockville, Maryland) the stylist used it on my hair after he trimmed and shaped my hair.  http://www.oasis-salon.com

After he styled my hair with it I loved the way my hair looked but I only got 2-day hair; I tested it several times and it would always flake on me like HUGE flakes that required me to re-wash my hair. So it sat for a year. Out of desperation, I reached for it again since I was out of my go-to product.

I decided this time to actually read the directions, this product has to be applied to soaking wet hair I used a dime-sized amount on each section (In my defense I have always used creams/butters that can be used on either wet, damp or dry hair). Using the product correctly gave me super bouncy, shiny, well defined, moisturized twist and amazing twist outs. The product is described as moisturizing with a flexible hold; I would totally agree. The hold is firm but doesn’t leave my hair crunchy or hard. I am currently wearing a 9 day twist out (I leave the twist in for 3 to 4 days) and undo twist on the 5th day and wear a twist out (I normally re-twist at night). I have used it at least a dozen times and have about a quarter of it left which I can easily get another 5 or more uses.

The consistency is very liquidy with lots of slip, the scent isn’t my favorite it reminds me of playdough but it doesn’t linger at all. I have used it with several leave-in conditioners without any issues. This product is among my top 3 for twist and twist outs. Orginal Moxie can be purchased on their site https://www.originalmoxie.com/curl-cream/

The ingredients are amazing:

Aqua (Water), Linum usitatissimum* (Flax) Seed Gel, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Aloe barbadensis Leaf Preserved With Potassium Sorbate*** & Citric Acid***, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic-Capric TG (Fractionated Coconut Oil and/or Palm Kernel Oil), Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed (Cupuaçu) Butter, Jasminum grandiflorum (Jasmine) Wax, Ricinus communis (Castor) Oil, Polyquaternium-10, Sorbitol***, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid, Polianthes tuberose (Tuberose) Wax, Essential Oils of Vanilla planifolia (Vanilla), Styrax benzoin (Benzoin), Santalum album (Sandalwood), Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang), Jasminum grandiflorum (Jasmine), Cinnamomum cassia (Cassia) Bark, & Elettaria cardamomum (Cardamom).
*Certified Organic

I made a rookie mistake early on not using this product as directed the first time and tweaking later if needed. I would highly recommend this product!

Do you have a similar experience with a product that you didn’t like but later loved it?  Do you style your hair differently in the colder months if so what is your go-to winter style?






  1. Joyce Riley
    January 10, 2018 / 8:50 am

    When I twist my hair and leave it twisted for days, once I take the twist out my hair is hard. Especially if I twist it while it’s soak and wet. What am I doing wrong? I normally use a leave in conditioner and moisturizer but for some reason the hair is not soft afterwards. If I use shea moisture it’s not as bad, when i shampoo my hair and just wear it out, after it dries its always soft. Only when i do a twistout its hard. I get so discouraged when it comes to my natural hair it makes me not want to try different products. This is the reason I keep it short. Thanks for your input on natural hair. I might try this product.

    • Karen's Essentials
      January 11, 2018 / 8:02 pm

      Hi Joyce,
      What are you using to twist your hair? Do you use a leave-in conditioner? Being natural can be very discouraging until you find out what works for you. Start with knowing the ingredients in the products you use and how they make your hair feel. For example, if you notice your hair feels dry or hard when using certain products check the ingredients there may be something in it that your hair doesn’t like. For me, if coconut oil is in the first 5 ingredients my hair normally doesn’t react well. Coconut oil is a staple for a lot of naturals but for me it makes my hair feel very brittle and dry. Don’t try a lot of different products until you learn what ingredients your hair likes. Keep a journal and take notice of when your hair feels its softest what did you use what are the ingredients in that product. Do the same thing when your hair has an adverse reaction to products take note when your hair feels dry or brittle then check the ingredients to try and pinpoint what your hair doesn’t like. I know my hair responds well love aloe vera, marshmallow root, (softening moisturizing ingredients) my hair likes lighter oils like jojoba oil, avocado oil, etc..
      It may seem like a lot but once you figure out what works you can reduce the number of products you buy just by what’s in them. Or add to your regimen the products that have the ingredients you like. Don’t buy products based solely on someone else’s review let that be a guide but it starts with you knowing your own hair. So I am giving you an assignment: go through your stash and see what works then write down the ingredients that these products have in common then make your purchases based on what your hair likes then do the same for the products that don’t work for you what are the ingredients do these products have in common then avoid those ingredients. Don’t continue to use products that don’t work for you. If you purchased your products from Target or Sally’s and you have your receipt you can return the products. I hope this helps. Please keep us posted. I hope this helps XOXO

  2. Geraldine Deloris Fowler Me
    January 11, 2018 / 4:23 pm

    This was so full of great information, and so I so enjoy how your blog comes across as having a conversation with you very relaxed like girlfriend to girlfriend you do a good job

    • Karen's Essentials
      January 11, 2018 / 8:02 pm

      Thanks so much Ms.Geri 🙂

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