Saturday 25 March 2017

CURLSMITH Moisture Line

Surprise!I wasn't meant to be uploading this post until the end of the month to gather my final thoughts on this range, BUT, as I have so much to say about these products, I really wanted to get a post up for you all to read.Curlsmith launched earlier this month and I was kindly sent a box to review, to give them my feedback.
It arrived in a beautifully presented box and I loved the "Curl Code" message printed at the top.I remember the time when I used to hate my curl pattern and had friends that hated there tighter curls too.It was hard to find a brand that would not only cater for all curl types, but made us feel that all curl types were beautiful.Before I agreed to try out Curlsmith, I always do a little research on the brand, which involves me going through there website or there social media channels.It was so refreshing to see so many different girls with different curls types and with inspirational captions.I knew straight away that this was a brand that I wanted to know and get to work with.All of these products none contain any harsh chemicals, are vegan friendly and are cruelty free too :)

Curl Quenching Conditioning Wash:

"Say goodbye to traditional foaming shampoos which contain chemicals and soaps that strip the natural oils from your curls.This gentle, lightweight yet hardworking formula removes build-up and dirt, leaving curly hair manageable, soft and shiny.Suitable for color-treated hair and perfect for detangling.Plus its blended with rare ingredients like Andiroba to restore shine and Resurrection Flower to help curls retain moisture"

This product works as a co-wash, and I'll be honest with you, I was really worried about applying it to my hair for many reasons.I've tried many co-wash based products in the past, and 99% of them left my hair in a really bad condition.This was actually a few weeks ago, which was why I had to take a break from blogging on hair products, because I was super worried that this was going to happen again.However, from looking at the ingredients list, its organic and is handpicked:
  • Mashed Shea Butter
  • Resurrection Flower
  • Organic Coconut
  • Rare Andiroba 
  • Organic Avocado Oil
  • Torn Sage And Basil 
  • Black Pepper Oil 
This conditioner smells delicious, like I wanted to eat it.The cream is fairly thick, but thats just the way I like it personally.My hair that week had so much build up, which was perfect to see how well this conditioner worked.I applied a 50p sized amount and massaged it into my hair, making sure to focus on the scalp as well to remove that build up.I left it on my hair for 3minutes as recommended on the bottle and washed it out.This is probably going to be TMI, but I couldn't believe on how much dirt and buildup that it removed from my scalp, it was crazy.I'm a very clean person and this conditioner proved on how much it cleansed my scalp from EVERYTHING, without stripping my natural oils.My hair was left detangled, soft and moisturised, which of course made me very happy.You can leave your hair without applying anything else or you can follow it up with the leave in conditioner from this range.

Intense Deep Treatment Oil Serum:

"Our hard-working and versatile serum brings back sine, strength, silky softness and manageability to even the most damaged curls.Perfect for lifeless, dull, brittle, frizzy or roughly handled hair.Our formula contains Oats to enhance elasticity, Macadamia to protect against damage and  Apricot kernels for ultra hydration"

I remember opening the pot to this serum and wasn't expecting the texture inside.Of course I couldn't wait to use it as I was intrigued to see what it felt like, so I scooped on the outer side of the pot and kept it untouched in the middle so you can see what it looked like.The texture melts into an oil on skin contact and again smells absolutely amazing.I've applied this both on damp and dry hair, and personally I prefer to apply it on my dry hair on Day 4+ hair, as it re-hydrates my curls.I've provided a few of the ingredients in this oil serum below:
  • Infused Jojoba
  • Organic Avocado Oil
  • Silky Oat Oik
  • Rare Andiroba 
  • Macadamia Oil
  • Organic Apricot Oil
It recommends to use a teaspoon sized amount, but I use a smaller size, as too much can make your hair a bit greasy.This will vary on your curl type and how much hair you have, so its pretty much trial and error, but its worth it to have your curls nice and hydrated.Its great to use in the L.O.C method, which I do on days where I'm in a bit of a hurry, but want my curls to be fully moisturised.I've now introduced this for my L.O.C method, so its great for those that either have dry curls or curls that are needing that extra moisture.

Curl Defining Styling Soufflé 

"Our styling Soufflé is all about bouncy definition.It is perfect for creating flexible wash & go styles, braids and twist outs.It leaves no residue, is non-greasy and non-crunchy.Plus, its blended with Irish Moss for elasticity, Babassu Oil for moisture and Flax Seed for defined curls"

The Curl Defining Styling Soufflé was the first product that I tried out of the box and it has easily become one of my favourite curl products.I always like to keep at least 3 curl definition products for my hair on days where my hair is feeling temperamental: frizzy, lack of moisture and day 4+ hair.The products that I was using before didn't do too bad, but it was finding them working together that made it difficult, whereas this soufflé works perfectly.A few of the ingredients that are in this soufflé are listed below:
  • Indigenous Irish Moiss
  • Babassu Oil
  • Flax Seed Infusion 
  • Rare Andiroba 
  • Wild Rosemary & Sage
  • Organic Avocado

I took this picture on the 23rd March after a live stream, as I had a few questions about how defined my curls looked.That morning, I had actually washed my hair and normally after applying a defining cream, my hair would still shrink and have a lot of frizz.After stepping out of the shower with my towel on my shoulders to stop the excess dripping, I took a 10p sized amount, rubbed it between my hands until it turned into a foam like texture and applied it to my hair, whilst doing the scrunching method.Its one of those products that you really have to massage into the hair or it will leave a white residue, which is not a pretty look.It works great alongside the oil in cream for that extra moisture, but I'm perfectly happy with just using it on its own to achieve definition and happy curls.I'd also like the mention that the texture is a bit like a jelly, but turns into a foam like texture once you rub it between your hands as I mentioned above.

Curl Conditioning Oil-In-Cream:

"Our rich leave-in conditioner is perfect for TWA's, Wash & Go, L.O.C. Method, braids and twist outs.It can also be used as a curl primer in combination with other products.It doesn't flake, is non-greasy and non-crunch.Plus its blended with organic carrot, olive and aloe vera oils for extra strength, moisture and shine"

This leave in conditioner works absolute miracles and works so well alongside the soufflé.I love to use it mostly for the L.O.C method, because it gives my hair more moisture and definition.The cream is fairly thick so you literally only need a very small amount to work in the hair.I followed the instructions on the tub to scrunch in a upwards motion, as this gives me more volume from the root and softens the curls too.I love the ingredients in this one the most because it leaves my hair super moisturised:
  • Resurrection Flower
  • Organic Carrot Oil 
  • Rare Andiroba
  • Organic Olive Oil
  • Aloe And Basil Blend
As it works great as a curl primer, it makes it perfect to use as a base if you like to wear your hair up in a messy bun.I would normally just go in with a curl definition product for hold, but found that my hair would feel a bit dry a few hours later as a definition product wasn't enough.After wetting my hair, I take a small amount of the oil in cream, making sure that all of my hair is drenched in this cream, so its moisturised.I then go in with the soufflé for hold and style my hair up in a high bun, leaving a curl to hang loosely.Sometimes I will use the oil in cream on my edges afterwards so I can style them and of course moisturise them.
I'm really impressed with these products and highly recommend them to anyone with any curl type.I feel that not only would these work for anyone, but will be perfect for those that are just starting there journey of being natural.I would also like the thank Curlsmith for sending me these products to review and also bringing me amazing products that my hair love, and also the amazing message you portray for all curl types.A brand that will for sure will be making there way up to the top this year :D

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