I don't usually bother to look at the hair products at most stores, but for some reason I decided to look when we were at Meijer. The label caught my eye right away when I saw the word 'Curls', so I grabbed one of the bottles.
The bottle of the Curl Creme Brule says that it's formulated with certified organic ingredients and has no sulfates, silicones, parabens, mineral oil or petrolatum, so I was sold.
*I wasn't able to find this product on the Curls website, so I'm not sure if it's available anywhere other than Meijer.
Water, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin Soya (Soybean) Oil, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glycerin Stearate, Tocopherol, Allantoin, Certified Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Certified Organic Prunus Amygalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Carbomer, Potassium Sorbate, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol
$12.99 for an 8oz. bottle at Meijer
Curl Creme Brule will define, defrizz and moisturize your tresses leaving soft curls without hold. Add Goddess to your extra frizzy sections for more control.
Day1- Apply Curl Creme Brule to freshly cleansed/conditioned hair, section by section. Allow hair to air dry.
Day2- Refresh your curls with Lavish Curls Moisturizer, and reapply Curl Creme Brule to curls as needed.
This smells wonderful. It reminds me a lot of Catwalk's Oatmeal And Honey conditioner. In fact, I'd say they smell the exact same! It smells a little like a sugar cookie or a white cake.
Creamy, thick but light and non-greasy. This didn't leave C's hair flaky, crunchy or sticky and didn't leave any build-up.
When I use a product that promises curl definition and less frizz, I like to leave at least some of C's hair free so that I can see if it really does what it's supposed to do.
I deep conditioned C's hair the night before and added lots of leave-in conditioner plus lots of the Curl Creme Brule and Lavish Curls Moisturizer spritz. I moisturized her hair the same way before I styled it.
Here is a photo of C's free curls before school, while it was still damp...
|Ignore the face C's making- we didn't have time to keep taking pics before school :)|
And here's what C's hair looked like when it was dry...
Her hair isn't only dry- this was taken after a whole day of school, and she was running around in gym!
Umm... Yeah, I think her curls look great! Her hair was MUCH more more moisturized and had lots less frizz than normal. There's also lots more definition.
We've used a full bottle of this and part of another one, so far so good!
I decided I wanted to try the this on more of C's hair to see what it would look like.
I used lots of the Creme Brule in each section of C's hair, and then I sprayed a good amount of the Lavish Curls Moisturizer spritz and rubbed it into her hair. Here is what C's her hair looked like at the end of the day...
I was less impressed with the results this time. It was snowing and C's hair got pretty wet by it, then she was wearing her hood too so that might have had something to do with it. I will probably try it again. Her hair was more moisturized than other things have made it, but it had lots of frizz and poorly defined curls.
As long as this Creme Brule keeps C's hair moisturized in styles and in small amounts of free hair, I'll be happy with it! Basically, this isn't the best product so I'm still going to try other things, but it's no worse than anything else we've tried. Since it's easy to find and has decent ingredients, I'll be keeping this around until something better comes around.
I'm going to do a review on the Lavish Curls Moisturizer spritz (tomorrow??) I used it to freshen C's Valentines Day style before school and before bed, and we've been using it almost everyday along with the Creme Brule. We also bought Goddess Curls defining gel to have a more completely partnered product line, so be sure to check back for that review as well! :)