My hair is going through a transition. I have been growing my hair in this style for more than 8 years. IT has been longer and I cut 8 inches about a year and a half ago. What I have been experiencing over the last few months and slight thinning on the sides and at the crown. So I switched to co-washing regularly and shampooing perhaps once every 3 weeks. Co-washing is when you “wash” your hair just using conditioner. That actually works wonders for my hair and is especially helpful during winter when my hair can get very dry.
I received a package of Beautiful Curls to test out. I know the line has been out for a while and have seen it in Whole Foods all the time but assumed it wasn’t for me. What I came to realize is my natural hair texture is still curly, regardless of the fact that I have locs. In the package was the Curl Activating Shea Butter Shampoo, Curl Activating Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioner, Shea Butter & Coconut Hydrating Curl Oil, and Curl Reviving Tonic.
In the video, I used the first three products and just used the Tonic today. My first impression of products starts with label reading. The first three ingredients and the last 2 always set the standard of “natural, organic” validity. I do my research. The main ingredients in the shampoo and condition are some combination of Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Arnica, Comfrey, Magnesium Sulfate, and Panthenol. All scents are derived from flower extracts. The label discloses that there are no mineral oils, animal testing, and no synthetic fragrances. The product is vegan, what, soy, and gluten free (automatic plus for allergy sensitive people). The Shea Butter & Coconut Hydrating Curl Oil contains Shea Butter, Virgin Coconut Oil, West African Sesame Oil, Baobab Oil. My goodness! These ingredients speak to my genetic disposition since my father is from West Africa.
My initial reaction: whoa, my scalp feels clean. Usually, when washing my hair, I have to dig in my scalp just to remove the itching sensation when my hair is dry. With the shampoo, after the first wash, I didn’t have to wash aggressively at all. It did the job all on its own. The smell of the shampoo reminds me of children’s cold syrup and I think that is because it has raspberry in it. I don’t mind it at all. The best smelling of the trip is the Oil. It is a combination of Lavender and Ylang Ylang – one of my favorite essential oils.
I used the Tonic this morning to refresh my scalp and locs. My hair feels really soft, supple and smells like a tropical floral tree. I think I’ve found a new line of products I love!
Overall, Beautiful Curls combines the rich, indigenous ingredients to Western Africa in smart formulations that actually work for my hair. Hopefully, if you try, you’ll have similar results and reactions. If you want to test out the product, visit your local Whole Foods Body section, as you can ask for samples of any of the products to do spot testing at home.
And for this, Beautiful Curls receives:
Disclosure: This review is based on a complimentary received from Golden Media Relations. I received no other compensation and no requirements that I express a particular point of view.