The recent wave of hair milks have had mixed reviews. Some products lines have even taken it upon themselves to revamp the products, maybe because of poor sales or unsatisfied customer. I found from curly friends I have and know they only seem to work best on certain patterns of curly hair. Even my cousin who has a very loose curly wave pattern found some of Carol's Daughter's lines of hair milks to be very drying and not doing much for her hair. Since that comment I have been wary of trying out various hair milks on my 4b 4c tresses. However I have read how hair milks can be nourishing to the hair, especially hair milks that contain some sort of protein ingredient (watch out for products that say 'milk' and they are talking more about the liquidity or color of the product not the actual substance!).
I initially bought My Honey Child Coconut Hair Milk for moisturizing my tracks while I wore a weave. I chose it because of its viscous, non-greasy formula -- being quick to avoid moisturizing products that can cause of the 'greasy weave effect' my hairdresser warned me about. I usually make the hair milk even a little bit more watery by adding some water to an applicator bottle with the product and then adding/slightly saturating my tracks with it. I found that it not only cuts down on a dry/thirsty/itchy scalp, it really keeps the tracks soft and not hard and brittle. The last thing I want, is to take out the weave and my hair feels like straw, especially since it is naturally very dry to begin with. I also found that the hair milk that actually ends up on some of the actual installed hair (an indian body wave texture) gives it some added luster and helps keep the light waves soft and bouncy.
I am curious to try the coconut hair milk on my hair without a weave to see if I am just as satisfied with the results. I figure I probably would get some type of drying effect if I just apply it on my real hair but it might be a nice scalp moisturizing agent that is not as greasy or heavy as an oil.