Curls Ultimate Styling Collection!
I have slowly been working my way through various Cruelty Free curly hair products, finding out what works and which products work well together (which is SO much fun!) and Curls products have been on my list for some time. So when I saw they were launching a new collection of styling products – the Curls Ultimate Styling Collection – I grabbed the opportunity with both hands and bought all 4 products in the collection. So lets break it down below, and then see what it does on type 2c/3a curls!
“CURLS has emerged as a leader in the natural hair care industry. Continued development of new products has further established its unique formulation of certified organic ingredients which are distinctive of the CURLS brand.”
RRP £6.99 – 8oz
HOLD: Soft and natural STYLE: Use for protective styles
liquid derived from castor and rapeseed. Beantree conditions the scalp and hair while retaining moisture and absorbs quickly without leaving a greasy feel. It has excellent lubricating and emulsifying properties and seems to be a great replacement for silicones. Use this creamy, buttery, conditioning gel for all of your
RRP £6.99 – 8oz
HOLD: Medium USE: Roller/Rod set
What is Marshmallow Root? Marshmallow Root or Althea officinalis is a polycrest herb and is also known as a white mallow herb. It’s an African plant with short roundish leaves and small pale flowers. It’s been around for centuries. Super rich in proteins and vitamins, Marshmallow root is also great for soothing and relieving your hair and scalp, and it has INCREDIBLE slip!
RRP £6.99 – 8oz
HOLD: Medium USE: Braid/Twist Out
What is Quinoa? Quinoa proteins add strength
and protection to your hair. This OG superfood is packed with amino acids. Amino acids are the building blocks of cells, so it’s essential for both skin and hair to flourish. Since the grain has the highest concentration of protein than any other grain, and it has some of the essential amino acids that your body can’t make on its own.
RRP £6.99 – 8oz
HOLD: Firm STYLE: Use for wash n go styles
Why Aloe Leaf Juice? Aloe Leaf Juice contains something called proteolytic enzymes which repairs dead skin cells on the scalp. It also acts as a great conditioner and leaves your hair smooth and shiny. It promotes hair growth,
prevents itching on the scalp, reduces dandruff and conditions your hair
So! First of all, I have to straight up say that I have not used these products they way they have been intended to be used. Due to my hair type, rod sets and twist outs don’t really work for me. That being said, I have loved each and every one of these products for different reasons that all give different results on my hair type.
The B SMOOTH CURL BUTTER GEL not only smells incredible, but I love using these to refresh. This product doesn’t have much in the way of hold, but when refreshing it gives a strange kind of control and guides the curls back into place without being heavy or piling on more product. And did I mention it smells amazing? Think honey butter. absolutely dreamy.
Next the B ENVIABLE CREAMY CURL GEL is more similar to other products I have used in the past, with a cream like consistency (which I like). This product however is more gel like, but still gives moisture and helps to control frizz. I use this as I would do a regular styling cream and the results are just epic. Light a bouncy but still with some hold – and it smells like marshmallows!
So the next two products are definitely my favourites in the collection..
B DEFINED CURL DEFINING GEL, a cocktail smelling gel that isn’t heavy and doesn’t leave a cast (to be honest I do like to have a gel cast but this product works other miracles..), I use this gel either after or instead of the Creamy Curl Gel, and the definition is insane! After using this and air drying I can literally pick up an entire curl – a whole lovely curl – and each and every curl is clearly defined but still soft looking. Genius!
And last but not least, the B IN CONTROL CURL SCULPTING GEL is the cherry on the top. The smell to this is really difficult to pin down, but the closest I can get to is like fruity vegetables, in a fresh and natural way..? Make any sense at all? Probably not. However, this gives a light gel cast (which we now know I love) and seals everything in. A brilliant product to finish off an easy routing.
I’m not sure whether it is an individual product helping my curls clump together or if it’s a combination of using them together, but either way I am obsessed. After washing and detangling I use the Creamy Curl Gel first, followed by the Curl Defining Gel and a little In Control Sculpting Gel (praying hands!) to top it off. I scrunch away and then leave to air dry and the results are simply fabulous. The definition of my curls is something I have not yet found from products I have tried, and my hair is left bouncy and soft but it still lasts a few days before refreshing (with the Curl Butter Gel). Overall this collection provides pretty much everything you could need for a styling routine.
As I have mentioned with my type 2c/3a curls I am not using these products following their directions or intended use, but the results are still awesome. I can’t wait to keep experimenting and will definitely be trying out more products from Curls!