Wednesday, May 4, 2011
1st Impression : Curl Junkie Curls in a Bottle & Assurance Smoothing Lotion (Leave-in)
Assurance Smoothing Lotion (Leave-In/Rinse Out/Detangler) - Well I left it in and did not have to detangle but I took my wide tooth comb through to make sure that I covered my hair from root to tip. It does not take alot of this to get the job done (for me) and says so on the bottle itself. I liked the way it made my hair feel and the smell is very nice and not overpowering. I used this product after rinsing my hair. (Remember this is a 1st impression , I will come back by the end of week for a full review)
Curls in a Bottle (Lightweight hair styling product) - It is a light liquid gel and it immediately tamed and controlled any frizz and added shine, just like the bottle stated. I was very impressed with the overall look of my curls/coils and that even with manipulation the curls were not frizzing. This worked better than the anti-frizz serum I used by Garnier Frutise. I definitely saw a big difference between using this product and the Eco styling gel. For my hair texture and density, I was able to continue to rake and scrunch my fingers through without sectioning and have my curls/coils stay in tact. It had a pretty good Hold without feeling Crunchy and No Frizzing. This product can also reactivate with Water... So Yay to possible multi-day WNG's. My initial impression....Awesome!
These two products I will have to continue to try and maybe even mix and match with a few other products in my cabinet to give a full review of the interaction with other products. For now, these curl junkie products together are fantastic. These pictures do not give the full effect. It is a very rainy day and I donot own an umbrella and my curls stayed fabulous!
Both of these products are not super thick and what I am finding is that my hair texture (fine/normal to low density) does not like heavier products on my wng's but more on twists and updo styling. I think that is why I love the Oyin Handmade Honey Dew for refreshing some of my styles.
I may have to try quite a few other items of the Curl Junkie line but for a good smoothing lotion/leave-in and a Nice Styler... I like these two products. I will have to try the Curls in a Bottle with my OH Hair Dew to see if I get the same effects. The Hair Dew comes in a larger bottle for less money and its Local... but I cannot wait for the next Curl Junkie Sale! I bought this product through Amazon (Aveyou)... Next time probably straight from Aveyou or Curl Junkie.
I will post again on Friday along with my Weigh-in from my Weight loss journey. Until then, Stay Blessed!