Curls – A range of hair products.

After hearing some really good reviews I decided to test out the Curls range.


The products I tried were; Curlicious Curls Cleansing Cream, Coconut Sublime Conditioner, Quenched Curls Moistuizer and the Whipped Cream. They are all made with certified organic ingredients.





I got all four products from Gidore, a new UK based company that supplies all our favourite hair products check it out www.gidore.com


SHAMPOO
So, let’s start with the Curlicious Curls Cleansing Cream, on Gidore this is £8.95. (240ml)

Ingredients: Water, Sodium Cocyl Isethionate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Steric Acid, Glycerin, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyquaternium-7, Fragrance, Silk Amino Acids, Panthenol, Certified Organic Daucus Carota Sativa (carrot) seed oil, Certified Organic Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Certified Organic Aesculus Hipocastanum (Horse Chestnut) extract, Certified Organic Salvia Officinalis (sage) leaf extract, , Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Caramel.


This shampoo had a smell that reminded me of a sweet I used to eat, I can’t remember the name and wasn’t quite sure if I liked it.


On the bottle it says that it is a low suds gentle cleansing cream, but on washing my hair I found it was no suds at all. After washing one section and rinsing it my hair didn’t feel clean and after such a hot week I thought that I might see some dirt in the water but nothing. So I abandoned it, and rewashed that section and the whole of my head with my regular shampoo, loads of dirt came out and my hair felt better (clean not stripped). So I think that it’s just a bit too gentle for my hair type. I think it would be perfect for a child or a baby though, it is very very gentle.


Not much suds at all





CONDITIONER
The Coconut Sublime Conditioner is £10.95 on Gidore (420ml)

Ingredients: Purified Water, Cetyl Alcohol (derived from coconut) Stearalkonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol (derived from coconut), Polysorbate 60, Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos Hucifera), Panthenol, Certified Organic Arnica Flower Extract, Certified Organic Chamoile Flower Extract, Certified Organic White Tea Extract, Monoi de Tahiti, Methylheptyl Isostearate, Hydroxypropyltrimonium, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Natural Fragrance,Caramel.


I liked this smell, it was yummy and if you like coconut and caramel you will like it. When I shampoo my hair I usually follow up with conditioner and a plastic cap and leave it on for a while. So I did this but I think it was a mistake, when I washed it off my hair felt like a brillo pad. I wasn’t happy.




LEAVE IN CONDITIONER
The Quenched Curls Moisturizer (£8.95 on Gidore) smells so good I wanted to drink it.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Bean Tree, Certified Organic White Tea Extract, Certified Organic Chamomille Extract, Certified Organic Pomegranate Seed Extract, Hydroxypropyltrimonium, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Certified Organic Butyrospermum Parkii Shea Butter, Certified Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Seed Oil), Certified Organic Cocos Nucifera Coconut Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Silk Amino Acids, Citric Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Natural Fragrance.


This was better than the first two products; because my hair felt so bad I put loads and loads of this on. It did soften my hair a bit so I was pleased.


STYLING
I twisted my wet hair with the Whipped Cream (£11.95 on Gidore)


Ingredients: Botanical Infused H2o, Certified Organic Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetyl Alcohol, Certified Organic Soybean Oil, Glyercin, Polyimide-1, Stearic Acid, Certified Organic Coconut Oil, Certified Organic Gardenia Essential Oil, Certified Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Certified Organic OIive Oil, Certified Organic Jojoba Oil, Certified Organic Avocado Oil, Certified Organic Wheat Germ Oil, Certified Organic Centella Asiatica Extract, Bean Tree, Tocopherol, Panthenol, Allantoin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polysorbate-80, Sodium Carbomer, Natural Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Caramel.



This was quite a light cream I used loads of this as well, but it did give me lovely twists.

Really nice twists





SUMMARY
When my hair was dry I didn’t like the feel, I am used to cotton wool softness but my hair felt a bit rough. Initially I would have said that these products just didn’t work with me/my hair. However a few days later I took the twists out and gave them a spritz with Quenched Curls again and my twistout was fab – I wish I had taken a photo. The definition stayed in place for 5 days! So whilst I wouldn’t use the shampoo and conditioner again, the other products might be worth a try.


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Comments

  1. loving your honesty in regards to this review I have tried the line and had the same experiences, it worked better for my looser coiled friend x

  2. iv used the shampoo and didnt like it either..too light n i like to hav some suds, didnt clean enough…was looking to try other products from their line but after reading ur review i dont think their products are suited for type 4 hair

  3. I tried these products a while back. Whilst they smelt nice and were packaged well, I could not help thinking that they are really designed for type ‘3’ hair. I certainly would not purchase them again. Just goes to show how wonderful natural hair is!! what works for me may not work for you and vice/versa.
    Jah Bless

  4. Loved the review! Very nice

  5. @ Belle – yes lots of people keep telling me they have had the same problem

    @ Kinky – you know what, I think I have to agree with you.

    @Naturally UK – Yes, our hair is a blessing and we are all different, I bet these products work fantastic for other people.

    @NaturallyEDray – thanks!!