Friday, February 21, 2014

Curls Sample Kit Review

This is my review of a few Curls items that I purchased in a sample Kit. I bought the kit at Target and I've learned that this was a Target exclusive.  The kit retails for $19.99 though I accidentally got it for about $15. There were four 3oz products in the kit: Creamy Curl Cleanser, Coconut Curlada Conditioner, Lavish Curls Moisturizer, Cashmere Curl Jelly. I was able to use the entire kit twice and I used a few of the items more than twice. Plus I still have some product in a couple of the bottles.

 Here are my thoughts on each of these items. And please let me know if you've used this line.
Also, I have a few pictures below. I accidentally deleted some of the photos on my camera before uploading them to my computer :(

I have also listed the ingredients to all of the products. And although, at first glance, these ingredients look like potential harmful chemicals, they actually fare pretty well on EWG's Skin Deep Cosmetic Database.
This database rates the possible harmfulness of products and ingredients on a scale of 0-10 (low harzard to high hazard). Though I could not find individual Curls products on this list, I was able to search ingredients - most of them averaged a 3 or lower.

After using the entire line - nice definition but felt pretty dry


Creamy Curl Cleanser
Water, Sodium Cocyl Isethionate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Steric Acid, Glycerin, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyquaternium-7, Fragrance, Silk Amino Acids, Panthenol, Certified Organic Daucus Carota Sativa (carrot) seed oil, Certified Organic Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Certified Organic Aesculus Hipocastanum (Horse Chestnut) extract, Certified Organic Salvia Officinalis (sage) leaf extract, , Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Caramel

Coconut Curlada Conditoner
Purified Water, Cetyl Alcohol (derived from coconut) Stearalkonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol (derived from coconut), Polysorbate 60, Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos Hucifera), Panthenol, Certified Organic Arnica Flower Extract, Certified Organic Chamoile Flower Extract, Certified Organic White Tea Extract, Monoi de Tahiti, Methylheptyl Isostearate, Hydroxypropyltrimonium, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Natural Fragrance,Caramel

Lavish Curls Moisturizer
Water, Glycerin, Polysorbate 80, Methylheptyl Isostearate, Silk Amino Acids, Certified Organic Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Certified Organic Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance.

Cashmere Curl Jelly
Purified Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Lactamide MEA, Acetamide MEA, Polyquaternium-7, Polysorbate 80, Cashmere Extract, Cerifiied Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Certified Organic Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Water, Certified Organic Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract,PEG-40 Castor Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Polyquaternium-10, Certified Organic Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Polyquaternium-11, Lactic Acid, Bean Tree Palmitate, Diisopropyl Adipate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance