26 February 2013

The Naked Curls: Naked Bounce

After trying out the Little Miracle Leave In from Naked Body Care I ended up ordering, 6 more items from the Naked website, these included items from the Naked Bounce range for curly and wavy hair, I'm aware that I have neither curly nor wavy hair my hair is in fact kinky however I was enticed by the claims that the bounce range moisturised and defined curls, If I'm honest I wasn't expecting miracles with this line which is why I'm pleasantly surprised! That I'm happy with the results

I co washed my hair with the Curl Defining Conditioner a thick lightly perfumed product, the conditioner had great slip which made it easy to detangle with  my trusty Tangle Teezer, Its a rinse out conditioner but my hair still felt soft after rinsing out.

Aqua, Cetearyl alcohol, Glycerin, Brassicamidopropyl dimethylamine, Dicaprylyl carbonate, Persea gratissima (Avocado) oil, Aspartic acid, Dicaprylyl ether, Lauryl alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Parfum, Phenoxyethanol, Trimethylsilylamodimethicone, Guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, Crithmummaritimumextract, Laminaria digitata extract, Chondrus crispus extract, Citrus aurantium amara (Bitter orange) leaf oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) leaf oil, Citrus aurantifolia (Lime) oil, Pelargonium graveolens (Geranium) oil, Ferula galbaniflua (Galbanum) oil, Rosa damascena (Rose) flower oil, Chlorphenesin, Disodium EDTA, Ascorbic acid, Potassium sorbate, Citric acid, Benzyl salicylate, Linalool, Butylphenyl methylpropional.

Once I rinsed out the conditioner I used Curl Taming Cream as a leave in, which is said to help define and add lustre, I found this to be my least favourite product of the three I used as it didn't have a lot of slip and found it didn't run through the hair as smoothly as I would like (though now my hair is dry I can feel that it has benefited from the moisture obtained by the Curl Taming Cream)

Aqua, Cetearyl alcohol, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl ether, Sucrose laurate, Alcohol, Glyceryl stearate, Stearalkonium chloride, Corn starch modified, Mangifera indica (Mango) butter, Parfum, Chlorphenesin, Benzyl alcohol, Dehydroacetic acid, Citric acid, Benzyl salicylate, Amyl cinnamal, Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Eugenol, Geraniol, Citronellol, Benzyl benzoate, Limonene.

 To set (applied mousse and combed through from root to tip leaving to air dry)  my curls I used the Curl Styling Mousse, the mousse claims touchable defined curls, this products has no hold, if you wanted really defined curls you'd have to follow up with a gel, but the mousse did define my natural curl pattern which is as you know very tightly coiled

Aqua, Hydroxypropyltrimonium hydrolyzed corn starch, Cocamidopropyl betaine, Sodium cocoyl glutamate, Hydroxypropylmethyl cellulose, Corn starch modified, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera) extract, Parfum, Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, Phenoxyethanol, Citric acid, Benzyl salicylate, Amyl cinnamal, Linalool, Hydroxycitronellal, Eugenol, Geraniol.

After using Eco Styler Gel over the last week it would be easy for me to say that the naked range didn't really work as well at defining my curls, but it actually worked very nicely at defining my natural curl pattern (the pattern that I have with out applying heaps of gel) I basically washed and added some product no twist outs, finger coiling or shingling methods where used and I can see my coils popping which doesn't usually happen when I don't manipulate my hair. My hair doesn't feel like I have too much on it which is great for the touchability factor but not so great for gaining second day hair (we shall see)  Overall I'm pleased with the results I got, I'll use the conditioner again and the taming cream because my hair is super soft right now! The mousse was OK but I think it would work better on a looser curl pattern as my hair needs a little more hold for real definition

for a drug store brand with added benefits of being 97% natural, with no parabens or silicones and easy on the pocket (everything is under a fiver!) I'm glad I stumbled across this brand!
I must also mention the speedy delivery and packaging of the naked products which was wonderfully presented (I'm a sucker for good presentation!)


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