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You might have heard of Controlled Chaos from its appearance on ABC's hit TV show, Shark Tank. Controlled Chaos was founded by a hairstylist who wanted to provide her clients with a product that "Defines, detangles, eliminates frizz, enhances curls, adds shine and provides UV protection." Not only is it a holy grail amongst many curlies, it recently won Best of the Best from our community. They named the Curl Creme their favorite styling creme, so I decided to give it a try!

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Can you be a product junkie and a minimalist? Well, that's how I would describe myself. My cabinets and drawers are filled to capacity with hair products, but I prefer to keep my styling routine as simple as possible by refreshing, detangling and then adding a light-weight leave-in conditioner. Even though my daily hair routine is pretty simple, I think it's good to have a variety of products on hand depending on your hairstyle, weather conditions and etc.

My first impressions for the curl creme was the super sleek packaging! I can admit that I have an obsession with great branding and packaging and that's what definitely caught my eye with this product. From the sleek, matte black bottle which is BPA- free to the simplistic design with pink accents, I was intrigued to see if the product worked for my short 3B/3C curly hair.

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As I mentioned, my everyday styling regimen involves me refreshing my curls with a water bottle, adding my favorite detangler, and then adding a leave-in conditioner. For the past couple weeks, I have followed my daily routine and incorporated the Controlled Chaos Curl Creme as my leave-in conditioner.

The creme is light-weight, fragrance-free and doesn't require any more than a quarter size of the product. Tip: A little goes a long way. To avoid product build-up, use a quarter size and add more every other day if needed.

Tip: A little goes a long way. To avoid product build-up, use a quarter size and add more every other day if needed.

As instructed, I used the curl creme on my wet hair, raked it through from tip to root and let my hair air dry. Once my hair was completely dry, I picked my roots to provide more volume.

After using the curl creme my hair was very defined, soft and bouncy! I would definitely recommend it to other curlies for them to experience because it most certainly lived up to the standards of fighting frizz, adding shine to my hair and is great for all curlies, which I appreciate.

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Have you tried Controlled Chaos Curl Creme? How does it work for your hair? Let me know in the comments below.

To see the full list of Best of the Best winners, click here

Photography courtesy of @dahliadanda

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