Alba Botanica Soft Style Cream?

Hi(: I was wondering if this was a good product for clumps, hold, and moisture. Also, does it dry out hair in winter because of the glycerin? What's the texture to it? Looks like a good product.

Thanks!
2c/2b with some 2a, coarse, dense, thick, low porosity
Growing out a CL bob. Currently at APL.
CG again as of 7/20/12


Cleanser: BRÖÖ Smoothing I.P.A. Shampoo
RO: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Styler: Beautiful Curls Gel for Wavy to Curly Hair

all-natural products, light moisture, humectants, argan oil
silk protein, synthetic ingredients, heavy oils/products, cowashing
I was very curious about this product a while back, so I did some research on the board. Curlies with fine hair found it to be too rich, whereas those with a coarser texture got great results.

Diaspora was a huge fan of the Alba curl cream, but I haven't seen her around here lately. If we're lucky she'll drop in and give us an update on her experience with it
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2c/3a, BSL, medium, low porosity
Low-poo: Bobeam and CV poo bars; Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell
Conditioner: Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell; Desert Essence Shea
Stylers: Sweet Curls Elixir Curl Cream; SM CES
PT: BASK Whiskey Soak
I tried it awhile back and the smell was awful I don't know if I got a bad one or what I decided to try it anyway and threw it out cause it didn't do anything for me.
I tried it awhile back and the smell was awful I don't know if I got a bad one or what I decided to try it anyway and threw it out cause it didn't do anything for me.
Originally Posted by abstractcurls
Yes, I forgot about that - people complained that it smelled like Elmer's glue, although the tube says "fragrance free". Yuck!
Thanks for the input! Hmmm...the smell might be a turnoff, but my leave-in's smell is pretty strong and might cover it up.

However, the description says it contains protein, and my hair HATES ANY protein at all:/ But I don't see protein in the ingredients list? Am I mistaken?
Purified water, VP/VA copolymer, behentrimonium methosulfate, cetearyl alcohol, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, vegetable glycerin, tocopherol (vitamin E), guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, camellia sinensis (green tea) extract, certified organic extracts of aloe barbadensis leaf, lavandula angustifolia (lavender), melissa officinalis and chamomilla recutita (matricaria), citric acid, polyquaternium-10, phenoxyethanol

"Enriched with herbal extracts, botanical oils and plant proteins, without any of the ingredients that can be harmful to your hair..."

Thanks!
2c/2b with some 2a, coarse, dense, thick, low porosity
Growing out a CL bob. Currently at APL.
CG again as of 7/20/12


Cleanser: BRÖÖ Smoothing I.P.A. Shampoo
RO: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Styler: Beautiful Curls Gel for Wavy to Curly Hair

all-natural products, light moisture, humectants, argan oil
silk protein, synthetic ingredients, heavy oils/products, cowashing

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