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laurabeth33
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laurabeth33's Latest Product Reviews

Kinky-Curly Stellar Strands

Aug 25, 2014 - When I first got this DT, I'd been using a condish that wasn't getting it done. So I used this DT to replenish the moisture my curls were lacking for 2 days in a row. Then, a week after coloring, I used this instead of the DT I normally use. The texture was thick and initially unspreadable through the tangles in my curls. However, after applying more and working it through, I noticed it had thinned in my hair and produced almost a foam (not a lather, no poo, but that kind of texture). The only other conditioning product that has done this in my recollection is Robert Craig's Conditioner, and that foam-like texture allowed a smaller amount to essentially multiply when worked into my hair. So for the rest of that application and the other 2 days I've used this, I used more normal-sized amounts and massaged the DT into curls without raking until this texture appeared, and then I raked it through to detangle and work it into every bit of my curls. The result of all of this creativity? My curls POPPED on the days I used this DT. Usually, I have to use a leave-in with a little protein in it around a week after coloring to coax my curls back to life like this. Low frizz made this a keeper. As for the fragrance, I am really sensitive and persnickety about fragrance, and this scent leaned citrusy -tangy without ever being overkill. Once I rinsed it out, the fragrance didn't linger and interrupt my day (which with a sharper note like citrus, it would have felt obtrusive). I don't give 5-star reviews often, but this one is a worthy addition.

U R Curly Loose Curl Enhancer

Jul 17, 2014 - I tried this gel a number of ways (with the accompanying poo/condish/serum and with a different condish to isolate attributes specific to this gel rather than with the whole system). Solid results all around. The gel squirts out very thick and keeps its shape in my hand. But once I rubbed my hands together and raked it through, it spread with easy slip and no challenges to even distribution. My curls were springy and encouraged well on both my 3a and 2b sides. The curls lasted all day and weren't deterred by the stifling heat and humidity we've had the last couple of weeks. I did notice one unusual attribute. When I wet my hair, my hair felt coated under the shower's spray exponentially after each day's use, but doing my normal conditioning each time made that same sensation undetectable after rinsing out my conditioner. I didn't witness any other signs of buildup either. My instinct is that it did build up a little bit, but conditioner dissolved most of the gel. However, a little remained each day, which is why I noticed an increased coated sensation with each passing day. That said, the coating I felt most likely is why this gel faired well in humidity, and as long as I conditioned daily, I had symptoms of buildup which, quite frankly, is the best of both worlds.

U R Curly Sili-Free Hair Serum

Jul 15, 2014 - I tried this serum 2 of the methods on the label. First, I tried a small amount on wet hair as a styler with a tiny bit of the loose curls gel over it. The result was skinnier/stringier curls than I prefer and more frizz than normal. Another day, I tried it on one side when a late-afternoon t-storm brought the humidity frizz. It didn't seem to do much other than make the frizz shiny. I like the idea of a silicone-free serum, but I don't think my waves/curls are the hairtype best suited for this serum.

laurabeth33's Latest Salon Reviews

Salon Disegno - Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
Stylist:
Martha

Jan 23, 2011 - Excellent dry cut with Martha! Cut each curl with the Curly Girl angle at the ends and used the great analogy of cutting a curling ribbon. She also reinforced that I would know my curls best rather than pushing attitude (which is all I've encountered from OTHER stylists since moving to the Atl metro). Easy to talk to. Spent a good bit of time before the actual cut to get to know me, my preferences, what I do with my hair, etc. $53 for the dry cut. Very reasonable price for leaving happy about my cut. Feeling positive about the haircut experience--priceless!