I’m back with another Pook’s Product Review!
My Curls is a London-based hair company that I learned about thanks to Twitter, the new mecca of communication and networking. They kindly sent me a sample of their Curl Smoothie hair lotion and I was excited to try it. My hair regime is in need of some revamping, and a new product or two could help.
The Curl Smoothie comes in a 250 ml- or 8.5 oz- bottle that sells for £11.99 or $18. It claims to reduce split ends and breakage, which is great if you’re trying to retain length. The hair lotion also has beneficial ingredients, such as palm kernel oil and coconut oil. Here is the full product description from My Curls’ site:
Looking for a lushious creamy hair lotion that makes your hair super soft? Sounds like you’re in need of the much-loved Curl Smoothie!
This creamy, natural hair lotion is an absolute essential for very curly, tightly coiled and afro textured hair.
Filled with effective natural ingredients, the Curl Smoothie has received rave reviews and it’s not surprising why. It’s perfect as a daily leave-in moisturiser and nourishes without being greasy.
The Curl Smoothie smells delicious but please do not eat it!
When I first opened the bottle, I noticed the scent. I’m allergic to most perfumes, but luckily it didn’t cause my eyes to become itchy and watery. My Curls says it has a “Fruitylicious” smell, but I’m not sure if that’s how I would describe it. I would just consider it a nice, light scent.
The Curl Smoothie has a texture similar to lotions you would use on your skin. It’s not a thick hair lotion; it’s quite loose in consistency. My super kinky, coily hair requires a lot of moisture so I was a little concerned about how well it would quench my strands.
I decided to use it after co-washing (washing with conditioner) my hair. In order to retain as much of my hair’s natural moisture, I haven’t been shampooing as often. When it was time to apply the Curl Smoothie, I used it as part of the L.O.C. method. This is a routine that I learned from various naturalistas, to keep your hair moisturized. Shea Moisture’s Restorative Conditioner was my leave-in, coconut oil was my sealant, and finally the Curl Smoothie was my cream.
The mixture made my hair easier to comb and detangle. My Curls does not mention this perk on their website, but it’s mentioned on the bottle. Next, I began to separate my hair for a braid-out.
I took out the braids after they set and there was a huge difference in the feel of my hair. My sister touched my hair and agreed that it no longer felt dry and brittle like it did earlier. I did a braid-out with intentions of stretching it out for mini-twists later on and it still felt moisturized. On the second day, I didn’t have to reapply the Curl Smoothie. My hair was still soft and not coarse. I’d recommend this hair lotion if you need something to refresh and lightly moisturize your hair. To spruce up my mini-twists, I applied it to my hands and fluffed them out.
Now, if you have hair that gets very dry like mine, then use it as the “C” in the LOC method. As I mentioned earlier, its consistency is not thick enough to thoroughly moisturize my kinky strands. However, if you have a looser curl pattern, then it may do you more justice.
Thanks again to My Curls for allowing me to sample this product! I will continue to use the Curl Smoothie on my mini-twists (which will stay in for about two weeks) and will give you all an update about the product. Loading up on thick creams can cause build-up on mini-twists, so I believe the Curl’s Smoothie will come in handy as a quick daily moisturizer.
- Nice scent
- Made combing and detangling easier
- Works well with the L.O.C. method
- Good for daily use
- Not very thick or creamy in consistency
- When used alone, didn’t thoroughly moisturize my hair
- Unsure if I’d spend nearly $20 for the bottle
To purchase the Curl Smoothie and try it for yourself, check out My Curls’ website.