I’ve tested all of the four Curlsmith products (co-wash, oil-in-cream, treatment serum and styling souffle) and I can say that I definitely like the whole Curlsmith product line! I already had that feeling when I got their box, which was packaged so nicely (got to love their design). Their box comes with great explanations about each product including how to use them and infos about the ingredients (all vegan!).
Before writing a final statement about their whole product line, I’d like to review each product and let you know what I thought about it (I saved the best for last :-))
Curlsmith Curl Quenching Conditioning Wash
This sulfate-free shampoo has a creamy consistency, smells great and gets rid of my product build-up. Plus it smells great! What else would you want from a shampoo?
Curl Conditioning Oil-In-Cream
I’ve used their conditioner to detangle and condition my curls at the same time. Like the whole product line, the conditioner is rich in moisture. I guess that since it also has different oils in it, it works really well as a detangler! Therefore, I didn’t use as much conditioner as I would have with other brands and got great results.
Intense Deep Treatment Oil Serum
This deep treatment’s consistency is really interesting, which is why you need to rub it between your palms until it turns oily. If your curls need more moisture, this deep treatment is exactly what you need. As for my curls it was too much and has left me with over-conditioned curls. Even though I only used very little of this product. I suppose this means that this product is great for curlies with a tighter curls or with damaged curls that seek moisture. However, if your curls are wavy or less curly (3a like mine) and healthy please only apply this product very carefully.
Curls Defining Styling Souffle
This product is the styler in the curlsmith product line. It is jelly-like (even more than the Kinky Curly Curling Custard) and is my favorite curlsmith product. It will definitely become part of my regimen! I like it so much, because it clumps my curls while leaving them frizz-free, soft and bouncy at the same time. And because my curls are so soft on washing days, I also get better second day curls 🙂
If you give this styler a try, please only use a really small amount. The first time I tried it, I used too much of this product.Meaning it left me with crunchy, wet-looking curls even after scrunching out the crunch and shaking my curls like crazy. What do I mean by saying you should only use very little of this product? I only used about a dime size or a small teaspoon full of it and got great results (I don’t have really long, but really think hair). So, don’t give up on this product too soon, but instead just experiment with different amounts and see how much is perfect for your curls.
I strongly recommend this whole product line for all the curlies out there who are looking for moisture. So I think using their whole product line is a great idea, if:
- you are a new curly or are still transitioning and therefore are recovering from heat damage
- your curls are thirsty for moisture for any other reason than the one mentioned above
- you have tight curls
If your curls don’t need this much moisture (anymore), the Curlsmith product are still a great choice, just make sure you don’t apply too much of each. Also, if your curls have a tendency to be over-conditioned, keep in mind to only use the deep treatment every once in a while.