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Monday, May 16, 2011

~MY CURLJUNKIE HAUL AND SEMI REVIEW~...


Hello Ladies!

I hope everyone one had a productive , yet fabulous weekend.  I purchased a few products from the Curl Junkie line a little while ago.  I had heard many great things about this line , taking into consideration that if my hair doesn't like it.  I have 2 other naturals , and 1 texlaxed in my household so it will not go to waste. I was sure of that.  Below I will list the products in which I purchased , along with the reviews on the ones that I feel I am ready to give a solid honest review.  So, that's get started:

DAILY FIX:

They Say:

a concentrated, creamy cleansing conditioner offers a gentle, yet efficient option for cleaning your hair and scalp while providing lightweight conditioning. Daily Fix(tm) Cleansing Hair Conditioner allows you to clean your hair without harsh Sulfates or drying detergents and is able to remove all but the heaviest silicones and oils/waxes as well as removing most mineral deposits (if you have "hard" water). Daily Fix(tm) lightly preps hair for your conditioners or stylers without the stripping your hair of its natural oils like most traditional shampoos. 97% natural/naturally derived ingredients.

Ingredients: Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG -7 Olivate, Guar Hydroxypropytrimonium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Hydrolyzed Oat Flour, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Matricaria Recuitita (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Yucca Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Melissa Officinalis (Melissa) Leaf Extract, Polysorbate 60, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Leaf Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance.

I Say:

I really like this product.  In my opinion it does just as stated above, it doesn't leave my hair feeling stripped. It has a minty scent ( which is not bad)  My hair feels soft and clean after using.  I like the fact that it is a gentle cleanser , and is able to remove build-up without me having to use a harsh shampoo. And, it's in a safe range with a   pH of 6.   I will say I only use this little number 1x monthly or so., due to the Hydrolyzed oat flour ( protein).  This time around ( at least , right now)  I am really into ....moisture...moisture.....moisture for my hair.  With very little protein...very little.

Will I repurchase this and add it into my regimen....sure will!

CURL ASSURANCE SMOOTHING LOTION:

They Say:

a NEW super detangling leave-in that can help you moisturize and style your curls and coils. You only need a little to help you smooth out your hair. It can be used alone or can provide a great base for other styling products. It can also be used as a rinse-out or on dry hair to add moisture when needed or as a styling aid for twists & braids.

INGREDIENTS:

Ingredients: Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Vegetable Glycerin, Slippery Elm Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Panthenol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance.

I Say:

This is ...the bomb! ( yeah I said it ) the bomb (LOL).  The slip on this product is......AMAZING.  The scent is pleasant and light. It has a wonderful pH OF 6.    VEEERY moisturizing, again does just as stated.  But, that dang darn glycerin...gets me every time.  Now, I was fully aware that a lot of curljunkie products contain glycerin, with this one included.  But I wanted to give it a go anyway.  I really like this product, BUT my hair does not like glycerin.,.....at all.  Using this left my hair with all  mentioned above, but an added edition of frizz.....I don't like that. And, that is exactly what products with glycerin does to my hair....why....why....WHY! (lol)

Now, my oldest daughter 4/b/ 4c tightly coiled, thick hair.....STELLAR ...you hear me STELLAR! I mean this product just makes her hair soooooo moisturized for days, and easy to comb her hair like this a LOT.

Will I repurchase this for me ( 3b/3c hair)....No I will not.  My daughter 4a/4b hair...yes indeed this is a sure keeper in her regimen.  BTW, if the owner of this product reads this or anyone who works for this company...please consider making a product like this but  glycerin free :))

CURLS IN A BOTTLE:

They say:

a lightweight liquid styling gel/serum with a light hold. Adds brilliant shine and helps to tame frizz! Curls in a Bottle(tm)! is the ultimate solution to maintain and define your curls every day.

: Ingredients: Water, Hydroethylcellulose, Agave Nectar, Propylene Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Matricaria Recuitita (Chamomile) Flower Water, PVP, Panthenol, PEG-8 Dimethicone*, Polyquaternium-10, PEG-8 Raspberriate**, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance. *Water soluble-rinses clean!, **Derived from Raspberry Oil.

I say:

Now as you can see this product is not 100% natural.  And, it does contain a cone ( in which is water-soluble) so the cone doesn't bother me so much, because I know it will wash out.   I 'm still on the fence about this product.  And still taking it through the mill, the pH on it is 6 which again, in safe pH range.  Its said that this product is great for layering, over your gels in helping to reduce frizz, etc. But I do know at this stage in the game for my hair it's waaay to light to use alone.  This product also has a pleasant scent.  So, this is not a final...final review of this product.  The verdict is still out.

So, there you have it my thoughts on a few products from the curl junkie line.  A few things I can definitely say about this line would be:

Their product's has pleasant scents

pH balanced ( this very important in my regimen)

The bottles are a great size for the price ( at least the items I purchased)

Below I will post a few places in which you can purchase Curl Junkie products:

http://www.curljunkie.com/default.asp

http://www.aveyou.com/

http://www.curlmart.com/store/

Thanks a bunch for stopping by, and remember to stay....Naturally Fabulous!

                      TAKE CARE!:))

4 comments:

NaturalNubian said...

This is the second time that I've seen this gorgeous model on your blog. What's her name?

zainab1 said...

@NaturalNubian...I really don't know her name :( but, I agree with you isn't she beautiful!?

Thanks a bunch for stopping by Natural Nubian, take care :))

Tiffany said...

You stay up on the new products! Me and my daughter all up in the 4 range, and I will be adding this Smoothing Lotion to the wish list.

zainab1 said...

@Tiffany....lol! , I love the smoothing lotion for my daughters 4b/4c hair. Keep me posted on your findings if you get it. It's a great product.

Thanks for stopping by Tiffany, take care:))