Moroccanoil Curl Defining Cream8.5 oz. | Styler
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Used this product for 3+ years and my 3a curls absolutely loved it! The only reason I have recently stopped was because I got talked into trying a different product by my stylist (mistake!). I can use it alone or coupled with another product, and get soft bouncy curls every time. Usually applied it when my hair was dripping wet, but works well for touch ups on dry hair as well. The only issue I can imagine some people having is with the smell. I happen to love it, and have received many compliments on it in the past, but I can see how someone who hates the smell would be reluctant to use this product.
The smell gets me. It lasts for days! And I like how it creates the texture of my curls. It has a firm hold, yet isn't crunchy or too harsh on my locks.
I added the same review under Moroccanoil Curl Control Cream, by mistake. My review is for the Curl Defining Cream. Even though I try to avoid some of the ingredients in this product, I'm giving it the highest rating, because it's really remarkable if you need what it delivers. From my own use, I'm thinking that Curlies wanting LOTS of body would adore this cream. This is almost like a gel-cream, and it squirts out of its pump in a thin, snakey line. It's not too highly concentrated, so it's fine to use a generous amount. The first time I tried this, I diffused my hair for a bit, assuming this would help my hair to be fully dry in about 5 hours... I must say, for a cream, this begins to dry remarkably fast. Even with a diffuser, my hair quickly began puffing out into poofs, instead of swirling into curls. The shorter hair on my crown looked like I'd styled it into a bouffant; like one of those wigs for I Love Lucy costumes. Not a good look for me. After a couple of minutes, I didn't even want to see the end result, so I rewet my hair and air-dried. Much better. Elongated soft curls that weren't expanding in completely different directions. On the occasions when I do use this cream, I have to plan way ahead, because it has to be air-dried. This does allow nice curls to form,and it makes my hair feel amazingly silky. It's the kind of soft that makes me think, "Here comes the frizz," but the frizz doesn't come (as long as I avoid heat-drying). I think the best thing about this product is that is has an outstanding ability to control frizz - without additional gel, etc. With this, my curls can hold their shape for two-day/three-day styles, easily. Even in very dry conditions, this keeps my hair feeling smooth and resilient. This contains dimethicone, which is an ingredient I avoid in almost every other product I own. However, there are days when "glycerin" is more problematic for me than 'cones, and it's really, really hard to find another frizz-controlling curl cream that doesn't contain glycerin. Overall, this cream seems to protect my hair from environmentally induced dryness. It definitely helps it not to tangle, or get crackly, and the dimethicone is probably responsible for some of the silky, strong feeling this gives my hair. When I wash with a hair cleanser like Kinky Curly, I don't feel any build-up, so I'll use this a day or two before "wash day", just to be on the safe side. Personally, I wouldn't use this every time I do my hair, because I honestly feel like it leaves a coating over my hair. I don't want to risk drying-out my hair too much, plus I live in an arid climate. (In humid climates this coating is probably helpful, if it repels moisture from your hair.) The thing I like the least about this cream is the very, very heavy, perfumey fragrance. If I get the cream too close to my eyes, they get red and itchy. I prefer that the fragrances of my hair products dissipate quickly. This cream is like wearing heavy perfume, for me, and my hair seems to hang on to the scent, sometimes even after cleansing. The fragrance is pretty; very feminine, and floral, but it's highly concentrated, and it really gets cloying. If you're looking for something highly moisturizing that adds lots of body, has good hold, and great frizz control, you should definitely give this a try. But if you have sensitivies to fragrance, make sure you sample it, and test it on a small part of your skin before you buy it, just to be on the safe side.
Ingredient Attributes: anti-humectant
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