Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Lavish Curls Moisturizer -- In Review

Walgreens Price:  $10.99 for 10 ounces
Second Day Curl Refresher to Reactivate and Moisturize Curls

Formerly Called "Quench Curls"

Product Description:

Are your curls dry, dull and lifeless? Give them just what they need! daily moisture! This EXCEPTIONAL moisturizer will hydrate, condition and revive your curls, restoring their natural beauty. Consider this your "under wear for your hair." Revive your 2nd day bed head curls with Lavish Curls for a fresh new start, without recleansing!

My Review:

The funny thing about this review is that I had decided to give some products (a symptom of product junkism and needing products to review) to a co-worker who said "don't throw them out, bring them to me!"  This product was included in the batch.

However, when I got to work, I decided to revisit the product.  This week I apparently had reached another in between stage and my hair was simply rebelling!  So, I said "let me try this again!"

The problem with this product is that it doesn't come out of the bottle in a "spray" -- it's too thick -- so it SQUIRTS out!  Okay, okay, there is a solution!  I would simply spray the product in my hands then scrunch-in my hair.  However, since the bottle was less then a 1/3 full, I filled it with 2/3 of water and it spayed out of the bottle without a problem.  This worked out fine since the glycerin, if too much is used, can cause the hair to feel sticky and I could "extend" the use of the product that was left.

I sprayed the Lavish Curls onto my hair and because of the glycerin "sprayed" a mist of just plain water over the product.  

Stepped out for lunch.  Curls were a "touch" sticky and I'll re-mist with plain water.  However, the fact that I already had on my hair:  Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-In, Oyin's Whipped Pudding, and Reve's Lemon-scented Hair and Body Moisturizer -- Lavish Curls did its thang -- Refreshed the Curls!

Ingredients:

Water, glycerin, polysorbate 80, methylheptyl isostearate, silk amino acids, certified organic anthemis nobilis flower extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, certified organic camelllia sinensis leaf extract, citric acid, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, disodium EDTA, potassium sorbate, phenoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, fragrance

Scent:  Fruity/Mango/Peachy

Consisentency:  Thick and almost Clear


Pros:

  •  Helps With Frizz Control
  • Adds Shine
  • Smells Nice
  • Plays Well With Other Products
  • "Organically" Natural
  • Works Best on "Fine" Hair Textures
Con:

  • Product SQUIRTS out of the Bottle Instead of Sprays
  • I've Seen It Called a "Bi-Racial" Hair Product Line
  • Contains Glycerin (for those who don't like glycerin in their products)
  • I Would Recommend More for Your 2 to 3c/4 Hair Types
  • Too Much Glycerin Can Make Hair Sticky!
My final thoughts are:

I am thinking about repurchasing and layering it with plain water.  I also realize that some times it pays to "revisit" a product.

As a Side Note:

This is the only line that I found that "sells" a "line" in Target and another on-line.  I've read that the Curls, sold in Target may not be 100% organic and may use inferior ingredients to make it "more" affordable to its customers.  I had forgotten about this until referencing the product again.  I then remember that it was for that reason alone that I ordered directly from the Curls site and the product was more.

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As Always,

Happy  Curls to You!

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