I am no hair care guru. Nor am I by any means a natural hair blogger. I am not even a product junkie. When it comes to my hair, I like to keep it simple and keep it moving.
My hair is natural. This simply means that I do not use chemicals to relax or straighten my hair in an attempt to alter its natural texture. In it’s natural state it is big, it is curly and sometimes it can be unruly.Since going natural nearly three years ago, I have consistently used the same 2 products…an oil and a conditioner. I admit that I get LAZY with my hair. I don’t want to take the time to detangle it after washing and I simply put it into a ponytail and leave it. BIG MISTAKE. This week was a lazy week for me. I am so ashamed to say that I can not recall the last time that I ran a comb through my hair and admittedly it has been an embarrassingly undisclosed amount of time since I have given it a good wash:(. Having a baby, being able to take the time to do my hair has become a luxury. Needless to say I wanted to kiss the courier that delivered a package of Curly By Nature (www.curlybynature.com) hair care products to my door. He was right on time. My hair was in need of a wash and I was able to carve out some time to put the products to the test. This is what laziness looks like: (Nevermind my strands of graylights!)
Curly By Nature is a line that caters to genetically curly hair types of all kinds. It’s natural and free from sulphates, parabens, petroleum, mineral oils and alcohols which are the culprits contained in many hair care products that leave hair brittle and dry.
Founder, Klerissa McDonald has personally invested her time and expertise into making Curly By Nature a dynamic luxury hair care line for those that need it (that would be ME). Teaming up with cosmetic scientists she has carefully selected each formulation to contain an array of oils (pumpkin seed, avocado, grapeseed, coconut, and rosehip oil to name a few).
I hardly ever use shampoo to clean my hair. I do what is called a co-wash which means that I use conditioner to wash my hair instead of shampoo. It seems that every shampoo that I have tried always leaves my hair feeling stripped, super dry and dehydrated. That’s the last thing that I need when dealing with a head full of hair that is already bordering on the edge of unmanageable. So in the package… Curly By Nature Moisture Shampoo. I give it a go.
Immediately I put a dollop on my hands and rub it into my hair. The first thing that I notice is the amount of lather that I was able to get from such a small amount of the product. Full of suds. My hair was loving this! I proceeded to wash my hair and it felt soooo good. It is coconut and sugar based so I am sure you can just imagine the smell! My hair felt clean without feeling lifeless. It felt like it had been rejuvenated. I was able to detangle while washing which is something that I haven’t been able to do in ages with my now nearly bra strap length hair.
The Curly By Nature Moisture Shampoo did exactly what it was supposed to do and more. It cleaned the unmentionable number of weeks worth of gunk out of my hair but most importantly it took the crunch out of my curls, leaving them bouncy, full and revived.
After rinsing out the shampoo I smoothed Curly By Nature Intensive Conditioning Mask through my tresses and let it sit for a while. The Intensive Conditioning Mask makes for a great hair treatment and can be used as a deep conditioner when coupled with heat. This really works. I wanted to see what my hair would look like blown out and if my hair would react positively to the products when I use heat on it.
I applied Curly By Nature Hair Repair Oil and dried my hair a bit more. This stuff smelled great! It has such a natural aroma, a really fresh scent. It left my hair feeling soft and easy to brush through. It tamed my mane and I was back in business!
I’ve noticed that my bottle of shampoo is getting low and I have serious suspicions that “P” is using it. His head full of curly hair is looking a lot shinier than usual! Two words for Curly By Nature….Highly Recommend!
For a list of Curly By Nature’s products and services go to www.curlybynature.com.
**Curly By Nature Moisture Shampoo, Curly By Nature Hair Repair Oil and Curly By Nature Intensive Conditioning Mask were gifted by Curly By Nature. This Review is the unbiased opinion of Cocoa of Cocoaonthegogo**