Monday, May 29

Review: Curls Passion Fruit Curl Control Paste




What they say: 

Smooth unruly edges and create your favorite natural style with this award winning product. Formulated with certified organic evening primrose, mango and shea butter (proven to seal in moisture, soothe dry scalp, and protect against harmful rays). Tame frizzy, out of control curls, and add amazing sheen all in one step. This product is the go to product for curlies demanding coiffed curls.
  • No sulfates, silicones, parabens, artificial oils, colors or fragrances
  • For multi-ethnic women and girls
  • No animal testing



Ingredients: 

Water, Ceteareth-25, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Glycerin, Isostearyl Isostearate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Shea Butter, Mango Seed Butter, Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Passion Fruit Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Maize Starch, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance.

Directions: 
Use this super sculpting, incredible sheen enhancing pomade on wet or dry hair to create perfectly sculpted curls and to smooth down rough and unruly edges.© 2015 Curls

What Ms. D thinks
I have been using this product to smooth down my baby hairs/edges and the perimeter of my hair for about 3 years now. It does a great job at smoothing the hair down, while keeping it moisturized and soft. I have  never experienced the hardness of some gels or white flakes. 
The hold doesn't last all day for me, but because it's so moisturizing, my hair still looks good.  
It smells divine and lasts forever. A little, like a dime size, goes a long way. If you use too much, certain parts of your hair will be much shinier than the rest.

Although there are a bunch of positives about this product, I have one huge negative. 
Whenever I use it to slick down my edges, I see one or 2 strands of hair on my finger. I believe because the consistency is like an actual paste and is very thick, it pulls some of my fragile edges out while I smooth them down. Because of this, I now use this paste very sparingly. 

How I use it: I would just scoop a little of product onto my finger, rub my fingers together to spread the product out a bit,  then either slick my baby hairs to the side or smooth my hair all the way back.  Afterwards, I would tie my hair down with a satin scarf for about 30 minutes. 
You could also use this to set your hair(braid/twist outs), but I haven't done so. 
My hair after using the Control Paste 

Cost:
$7.99 for 4 oz. @ Target, Walgreens or Sally Beauty Supply

Rating (from 1-5) : 3.5 

Would I repurchase: After the realization that it pulls some of my hair out, no. 


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