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Best leave in styling product for curly hair
on July 20, 2011
I've been using Curl Whip for about 2 years now. My hair is thick, frizzy, coarse and curly. My curls aren't spiral, more all over the place. I don't really love the way my curls are since they have a mind of their own but this product has given my curly hair more structure and less frizz.
While I don't like applying it to soaking damp hair, I just use my towel and gently squeeze my hair once before applying the curl whip. I usually absorb a little of the wetness so it's not dripping all over my back. With curly hair, the more you touch it or dry it, the frizzier it becomes. So the less touching the better.
My hair is shoulder length and I use a little less than a quarter size from the roots to the tips and just shake out the curl. For a little added softness I add a drop of Olivina oil all over the ends, avoiding the scalp (yes its a body & leg oil, but when I was at Lake Austin Spa they used it in my hair and it left it sooo soft and shiny!). I shake my hair out and sleep with it wet.
The next morning, again I shake out the curls because they do end up being a little tight, but formed. My hair is super bouncy, my curls are soft and formed. I re-wet certain spots that I slept on and the curl re-appears. It's not crunchy, not wet looking, flat or anything else. Just bouncy curls. Usually 2nd day hair is best because the curl has loosened a bit, all you do is re-wet (spritz) and go. So simple.
If you're not sure if this product will work for you, they have a smaller travel size. The smell isn't all too great, but it goes away. The oil I add loosens the curl a bit too. I would definitely recommend this product to curly hair people! The perfect leave in styling tool without all the hardness or crunch!