After failing to book a hair appointment for over eleven months without any real cause other than sheer laziness, I buckled down and got a good few inches taken off and loads of layers put it on Friday morning. I’m a fan, already despite not being good with change – but it shouldn’t be a shock considering that looser wimpier curls like mine always look more bouncy and voluminous while layered. Anyway, I also used the salon as an opportunity to pick up two products and I thought that I would share my purchases and some preliminary thoughts.
After using the Precious Oil Softening Masque for almost a year and loving it, I recently ran out and given my love for the brand, it should not be a surprise that I went to pick up another deep treatment from the brand when I got my hair cut. There is no getting around the fact that this deep conditioner is pricy but in my experience, Pureology offerings seem to be worth the investment, concentrated and effective. I was interested in the new curl range from Pureololgy as soon as I heard that it launched but as soon as I heard that lots of the products not only included silicones, but also boasted about their detangling and shine-enhancing properties in their claims, I was more than a little bit wary, however, upon discovering that the silicone was amodimethicone and hearing my hair stylist praise the product, I decided I would give it a go. I’ve used this twice in the place of a regular conditioner – I tend to use deep treatments in this way consistently – and I’ve been very pleased with the results. It has a hydrating oil-infused but lightweight texture that is quite gel-like and what struck me was how effective it was at detangling my mass of hair and how conditioned yet bouncy it left my hair. It might just do what it promises, conditioning while enhancing curl and not weighing down the hair in the slightest. Two other noteworthy properties were the impressive novel pump packaging and the slightly different floral scent that was still luscious.
DevaCurl Set It Free Moisture Lock ($26 CDN)
I hadn’t intended on picking up a second product with my hair cut but upon discussing my hair once again in relation to products to my stylist, she voiced her opinion that this misting spray would solve a multitude of my hair issues — add texture, especially to clean hair, add moisture to the hair and refresh the curls after being slept on. I mean I’ve heard loads of people with similar hair concerns rave about the spray before but this was the final push that made me bite the bullet. I appreciated that this was one of the few sprays of its kind formulated without silicones and have been enjoy using this spray both on wet hair as a leave-in and to refresh it, but I can definitely assert that it should be applied into the hands first and then scrunched into the hair especially on dry hair — the beeswax that helps to add texture to the hair in the product can feel quite sticky otherwise. I have to say that while I’m not altogether put off by the jolly-ranchers-esque scent that the spray has, I do not particularly enjoy it and it’s potent.