I know, I know. It has been AGES since I wrote my last hair product review! I decided I should continue doing these since my past reviews still get the most views. They seem to be helping people with their hair routines, and I still enjoy doing them so why not? I try to be consistent with my products but moving from country to country always makes things difficult. My issue now is that the products I buy one week won’t be in stock the next which forces me to try other things. This time it worked in my favour, and I am back with a review on a styler – SURPRISE it’s NOT a gel! I’m not sure if I’m a “gel girl” any longer and have been using mostly creams and custards for the last two years or so. Today, I will be reviewing Taliah Waajid’s Curly Curl Cream.
Taliah Waajid’s Curly Curl Cream promises to define curls, coils, kinks and waves by adding moisture and eliminating frizz. It also conditions and nourishes hair while adding shine, and holds hair in place for longer lasting styles. On wash day, it will easily shampoo out with no residual build up.
How did it work?
For the last two years, I stopped chasing after super defined hair and focused more on hair health. I don’t need to control or tame my pattern and often allow it to be free even when it’s really frizzy. Basically, I’m a lazy natural that got a bit lazier. However, when I stumble on a good product that helps me to maintain/moisturise my hair AND leave it defined, it’s a plus! This Curly Curl Cream does exactly that! The label suggests that you use fingers to distribute smoothly to define, shape and style curls. It can be used on its own after rinsing out conditioner.
What I do is prime my hair with a liquid based leave-in first (I’ve been using Taliah Waajid’s Intense Moisture Bamboo and Coconut Milk Strengthening Leave-In). Then I apply the Curly Curl Cream to my hair which I section into quadrants. I use about a quarter-sized amount per quadrant and distribute it evenly with my Denman brush. Afterwards, I rake through my hair with my fingers to separate the curls, and smooth them down with praying hands. This product definitely leaves my hair moisturised and frizz free. My hair dries soft but with enough hold for my curls, and stays defined until my next wash which would be in 4-5 days.
What to expect
The Curly Curl Cream is beige in colour, and is very thick and heavy. It has a light herbal scent which I prefer over products that smell like strong perfume. I know frizz seems to be a curly girl’s enemy, so I’m happy to say that you can expect this product to leave your hair frizz free. In fact, it ticks all of the boxes: moisture, definition, shine and hold. I think it will work for any hair texture, but definitely adjust the amount you use based on the thickness of your strands. Actually, speaking directly to my fine or thin haired ladies/gents, Taliah Waajid makes a lighter formula of this cream called Curly Curl Cream Creamy Hair Lotion. I’ve also tried this cream and can attest to it being super lightweight. So, if thicker products tend to weigh your hair down, I recommend you go for the hair lotion instead!
The featured ingredient of the Curly Curl Cream is Shea Butter.Shea butter is an emollient that softens the hair and seals the cuticle whilst also providing shine/gloss.
Full Ingredient List:
Water (Aqua), (PEG-75) Shea Butter Glyceride (Butyrospermum Parkii), Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Sodium Cocoyl Glucamate, Sodium Polycrylate Ethylhexl Trideceth-6, D&C Caramel 050, Sage Extract (Salvia Officinalis), Caprylyl Glycol Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum).
Because I became hooked on the Curly Curl Cream, and it’s no longer in stock at my local beauty supply store, I have been ordering strictly from the official website. The cream is fairly affordable being $8.00 for 6 ounces. The products from this brand are paraben free and cruelty free, although not all of them are vegan. Otherwise, I would be purchasing a lot more from the product lines.
Would I buy it again? A resounding yes!