Fred Meyer finally got some new-new in the curly section. I saw the word sulfate free and my inner product junkie got to purring. Curls goes on to say No sulfates, silicone, parabens, artificial oils, colors or fragrances. Bingo. Bring it.
I’ve tried this method both on freshly washed hair and on dirty hair [these photos are the fresh, clean hair. read; shrinkage.] What I’ve found is these products are lightweight enough that it doesn’t get gummy or gross no matter what day / cleanliness level of hair you’re working with. I started with the lavish curls moisturizer, which smells SO GOOD. I would say it’s the greatest hair product smell I’ve smelled. Which, for my curlies who used to get Soft & Beautiful relaxers, smells exactly like the old, super moisturizing conditioner included in the box. That stuff, smell alone, would practically undo all the damage the relaxers caused and it felt so thick and lovely. After they changed it, I would just throw out that stinky, drying stuff they switched to. Anyway, this stuff smells exactly like that used to except without the gross chemicals. Yasssss! One sniff and I felt like the universe was smiling at me. The only thing I don’t like is the thick mist from the spray nozzle. You know what I mean? If you’ve ever used SheaMoisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus spray–that spray is a nice, fine mist. The Lavish Curl Moisturizer almost sprays like some sort of cat-punishing nozzle. Sometimes it sprays more than I think I need. Meh, not a deal breaker.
To achieve this look, I did a twist-out breaking my hair into semi random sections, moisturizing, then adding the gelle. My hair was already detangled, so this process went quickly. On fresh clean, very subject to shrinkage hair, I’ll end my twists with little snap-clips. They do a great job of helping gravity stretch my tresses.
I always twist my hair before bed, allowing my hair to air-dry overnight which is great because it eliminates the need to use heat on my hair and makes getting dressed super fast in the mornings. I just put coconut oil on my fingertips and unravel my twists to find curly-glory. I used the curl control paste just for the edges. It also smells really good, by the way, like candy. It’s a lot thicker than I expected just looking at it. A little will go a long way.
I don’t see myself doing too many reviews because I don’t use that many products in general, I only style my hair every few days and / or weekly and unless the product harms my hair I use it all until it’s gone. Budget, y’all. That said, it is a good idea for me to document my impressions at least for memory’s sake. Let me know if there are any new products you’ve checked out recently or if you’ve tried any other products from Curls.