Friday, April 29, 2011

Hair Care Friday: Kinky-Curly (rave review)

Happy Friday! Even though this was a short work week, it still feels like it went on forever. This weekend I have plans to do a whole lot of nothing. But before I begin my journey of laziness, there is hair care to be discussed. From Kinky-Curly.

Come Clean Natural Moisturizing Shampoo

Blurb: You know all the grimy stuff you've put on your hair. Here's your chance to COME CLEAN. NEW & IMPROVED Formula with Phytic Acid - a natural chealating agent that removes hard water minerals such as calcium & magnesium. An all natural replacement for EDTA derived from soy & corn, it wlll soften hard water, rinse cleaner and prevent hard water buildup on your hair. Our exclusive blend of Mandarin Orange extract will gently clean your hair and scalp of dulling buildup while Sea Kelp will help maintain its proper moisture balance. This Sulfate Free shampoo is perfect for dry damaged hair and gentle enough for everyday use.

Knot Today Natural Leave In/Detangler

Blurb: A creamy herbal conditioner and detangler designed to smooth the cuticle and remove knots, snarls and tangles from thick curly textured hair. After washing hair, apply KNOT TODAY generously and work through troubled areas with a wide tooth comb. Can be used as a regular rinse out conditioner for wavy hair or as a leave-in for thicker curlier hair types. An excellent product to use after removing braids and extensions.

Curling Custard Natural Styling Gel

Blurb: Gives moisture and curl definition, hold and brilliant shiny hair all in one product! It reduces bulk, defines & elongates your curls helping them to 'hang' better. CURLING CUSTARD will bring out the natural curl or wave pattern you never knew you had! It is an advanced botanical formula made with ALL NATURAL ingredients that nourish and strengthen the hair. Utilizing the humectant properties of the Agave Nectar, CURLING CUSTARD will give weight to your hair, define your curls, remove frizz, provide long lasting hold and shine without ever being greasy, crunchy or drying to your hair. This high performance product is very concentrated so a little goes a long way.

Spiral Spritz Natural Styling Serum

Blurb: The perfect styling product for individuals with fine or wavy hair types. SPIRAL SPRITZ is a wonderful natural alternative to silicone serums. This lightweight Aloe based spray is made of all natural ingredients and contains vitamin B-5 to add moisture to your hair and completely eliminate frizz! Can be used to style wet or dry wavy hair and provides a flexible hold. Works great to smooth, moisturize and re-fresh 2nd day hair and remove frizz on all hair types.

This is awesome organic care for curls, kinks and waves! I’m so thrilled to have found these. Late spring and summer bring tons of humidity to the Philly area; and I need products that will keep my curls pretty, hold frizz at bay, and still condition my color-treated hair.

The Shampoo did a great job of cleaning and removing buildup without making my hair feel dry or stripped. It’s sulfate-free and had a fresh orange fragrance. I tried the Leave In/Detangler as both a rinse out conditioner and a leave-in and was thoroughly impressed. As a conditioner, it did a fabulous job of detangling and moisturizing (and my hair felt like silk when I rinsed). As a leave in, it kept my hair soft, touchable, and fly-away free.

As much as I loved the Shampoo and Leave-In; in my opinion, the styling products are the real revelations. The Curling Custard gave me unbelievable curl definition (even on my ends which currently need trimming). The directions said to apply to soaking wet hair; but I got better results when I applied it to wet (not damp) hair. I didn’t need much, and I got fabulous results. My curls looked great, and they stayed looking great all day (even on the humid day when the air conditioning at work conked out). Oh, and it smells downright delicious.

The Spiral Spritz is another godsend for curly girls. I’m one of those curly/wavy girls who doesn’t shampoo every day, but still has to wet my hair each morning. This product is perfect for day-after styling. It re-activates the curl, and also controls frizz and flyaways.

What thrills me to bits is that both the Custard and the Spritz gave excellent definition, control, shine and hold without being drying. No drying at all! In fact they moisturized and protected! This is huge! A+ Kinky-Curly!

There are more awesome-looking products on the website (including products for kids). Read the tips page, and check the retail locations section for local salons and beauty stores. Kinky-Curly products are also sold at Target and Whole Foods.

(ftc disclosure: sample/product received from manufacturer or representative)

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