ApHogee Curlific! Texture Treatment
Jan 27, 2014 - My general criteria for a good conditioner is that: I don't have to use a lot for it to be effective, I can finger comb my hair with it with relative ease (which is apparently YahooAnswer's definition of good "slip"), it smells good (after all, it tends to be the last product I put in my hair), it keeps my curls together, and it doesn't have a bunch of yucky ingredients in it. The only reason I give this product 3 curls is because it works(-ish) and is a great price. I don't know, I'm kind of rubbed the wrong way by this product because it refers to itself as a texture treatment, which to me would indicate that the texture they refer to is curly hair, not poof. Poof is how I feel my hair looks with this stuff. It just seems to weigh down my curls to where there are vague waves at the top and frizzy waves at the bottom. I've been using it all week, using different amounts of the product, and it either seems like I'm not using enough, or way way too much (the first demerit). It lets me finger comb it with ease, which is good, but as I mentioned, it didn't seem to actually hold any of the curls together (second demerit), it just expanded out. If you read the ingredient list, you should immediately realize that this is not, by any stretch of the word, a natural product, which to me means I'm automatically not going to use it regularly. And as every other reviewer mentioned, this stuff just smells awful. It actually gave me a headache the first day (apparently I didn't wash it out enough), now it's just a lingering annoyance.
Now. All the negatives being said. I still think it's worth the price. I've tried many products more expensive than this that make my hair look way worse. I also think that as long as you wash it out enough and are careful about how much you use, the smell shouldn't be a problem, since it is a wash out treatment, not a leave-in. It gives volume, which is probably a great thing for thinner curly-haired folks. It definitely makes your hair soft too, which is always nice!