Product Review: CURLS Curl Souffle Medium Curl Cream

This is an update to the post I made on Looking for a good hair cream, pomade or styler for medium hold during the summer months.  CURLS Curl Souffle Medium Curl Cream is one of the two styler hair products for natural hair care that I was looking into trying and reviewing.  I ordered the Curl Souffle from the internet because from my research I found that it is not sold in a brick and mortar store. When I received it I was really excited to try it. After opening and getting a whiff of the sweet and fruity wonderful fragrance I was pleased and even more excited. I really like how thick and creamy the souffle textured cream is.

Here’s how I used it:

I chose the twist & curl (dry) style. I let my hair air dry after washing, conditioning, detangling and applying my leave-in conditioner. I denman brushed about twelve even sections, applying about a quarter size amount of the Curl Souffle to each section evenly distributing the product through my hair. Then I double strand twisted each section and rolled the ends with small flexi rods letting the twists set for a day.

After my twist & curl (dry) set I took it down and realized that I may be in love with this product! My curls were well defined, springy and bouncy. My locks were very moisturized with a lot of sheen. This souffle cream defrizzes, defines, and has a soft natural hold for my curls while locking in moisture. This curly hair product works really well for my thick hair. Though I have only used it once I must say that I am very pleased so far and look forward to using it again as part of my natural hair care regimen. CURLS Curl Souffle is on board as a staple for me icon smile Product Review: CURLS Curl Souffle Medium Curl Cream

I’m a newbie to the CURLS line of products. What are some other products in their line that you’ve tried? Which ones would you recommend?

Product Review: Aveda Light Elements Defining Whip

About a month ago I posted about Looking for a good hair cream, pomade or styler. I planned on trying AVEDA Light Elements Defining Whip 4.1 oz/125 ml for medium hold especially during the summer months. Defining Whip is a styler for all hair types that allows the creation of texture and medium hold. It is a light whipped wax that absorbs into hair well without buildup. I have since tried Aveda Light Elements Defining Whip and here is my review of it.

I stopped into the Aveda store inquired about this product and the sales associate thought that for what I was looking to do with my hair that the Defining whip would be a good choice. I was excited and could hardly wait to try it for my dry twist outs. A 4.1 oz., jar of the Defining Whip is $24.00. Honestly, this is quite pricey for my budget. But I’d read so many good things about it despite the price I was open to trying it, hopeful that I’d found my staple styler. The texture of the whip feels light weight, not too heavy or greasy. The smell is the strong distinct fragrance that Aveda products have, though it does not linger.

Here’s how I used it:

I let my hair air dry after washing and conditioning. Then denman brushed about twelve even sections, applying about a quarter size amount of the whip to each section (again I have very densely thick porous hair), then double strand twisted and rolled the ends with small flexi rods letting the twists set for a day.

My review:

As I was taking my hair down I was hoping to see some really defined curls that would be shiny, bouncy and tight. Once I had all the flexi rods removed and the twists separated, shaken and fluffed I was sad to see that my hair was limp, felt sticky, and with barely any curls defined. My hair was a little stiff, clumped together and nowhere near the curls I had expected. Maybe I used too much or maybe my hair just didn’t take to this product. I was quite disappointed because I had anticipated that this would be my go to styler. Just because this styler didn’t work for my hair texture and style does not necessarily mean that it won’t work for what you are trying to achieve with your hair. Luckily when I purchased the Defining Whip the sales associate mentioned that if it didn’t work out for me I could bring it back. So I headed back to the store and exchanged it for the Aveda Brilliant Anti-Humectant Pomade.

Have you heard all the rave about a product that you couldn’t wait to try though when you did it didn’t work the same for you?

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The dog days of summer have kicked in. Here in Cleveland the weather has gone from cold, to rainy then right into scorching hot. We have not experienced spring time temperatures nor have we eased into summer temperatures. This will be my first summer that I am wearing my natural hair without synthetic twists, braids or flat ironing so I have to begin pulling together a summerizing hair plan for those hot, humid, scorching summer days ahead. Continue Reading

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On many of the hair care blogs and forums, that I regularly visit, I’d been reading a lot of positive things about the Shea Moisture products. This week I read about the Shea Moisture products being on sale at Walgreens. To fulfill my curiosity and pj urge icon smile Shea Moisture... I stopped at Walgreens to catch the sale; 2 Shea Moisture products for $9.99. I got the Brilliant curl shampoo and Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque.  I actually needed to wash my hair last night and I was a little anxious and excited to try it. The shampoo was very gentle and moisturizing. I applied the mask, it was very thick and moisturizing, I left it in for about 45 min. As I rinsed the mask out, my hair felt like silk. Can’t wait to try a twist out with it icon smile Shea Moisture... The sale ends on Sat. I plan to go back tomorrow and buy two more of the Deep Treatment Masque’s to have on hand, I can see where this will be a staple for me for the summer.