Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Natural By Design Cosmetics: Curl Magic

Natural By Design Cosmetics caught my eye on Etsy a few years back due to her different ingredients she likes to add to her products. There's always an intriguing twist to something and it continues to draw me in. A favorite of mine is her Nectar Leave in Conditioner which though geared for fine haired folks, has suckered me in. The culprit is fenugreek. That however is a review for another time. This review is about her Curl Magic line.

In the line up is :


From the website

Ok so what's the hype over the Curl Magic line of products? It my latest contribution to my fellow Curlies to help improve curl retention. This WILL NOT CHANGE your curl pattern just help improve the look of the curls. This is accomplished by including some stuff you would have never thought of: tomatoes and rice. Yep I said it tomatoes and rice in the form of fermented tomatoes and rice protein. The idea is to create better formation of the disulfide bonds that form curls and to provide better moisture to give it a smooth and sleek look

Did you see the fermented tomatoes and rice protein??? What! I just had to pick this line up in the springtime.  The ingredients intrigued me and I was suckered right on in. I have used the conditioner on my hair several times and so far it is my favorite out of her cleansing conditioner lineup. Its moisturizing without stripping the hair and my scalp is always clean after I lightly scrub with the pads of my fingers. I dig it.

Cleansing Conditioner Ingredients: Distilled water, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) PEG-40 Castor Oil (and) Stearalkonium Chloride, glycerin, burdock root, Mentha piperita (Pepperment) Leaf Extract (and) Yucca Leaf Extract (and) Equisetum arvense (Horsetail) Leaf Extract (and) Urtica dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract (and) Melissa officinalis (Melissa) Leaf Extract, Tomato Fruit Ferment Extract & Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract & Keratin Amino Acids & Acyl Coenzyme A Desaturase, Gluconolactone (and) Sodium Benzoate and centronium chloride.
8oz $10.50




Curl Magic Leave In Conditioner is the perfect base to all your curly and wavy hair styling needs. Helps to reinforce your curl pattern AND lend a hand with much needed moisture. Is your hair not a fan of glycerin products? Then this leave in conditioner is also for you! This conditioner uses the moisture and humectant properties of coconut milk instead of glycerin. Major score!

Yup, this is a winner to follow up after the Cleansing Conditioner. It sinks in, doesnt leave my hair white and best of all it dries soft and touchable. I have even used this on my current weave install with success! I love the fact that its moisturizing without being heavy.

Leave in Conditioner Ingredients: distilled water, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, organic coconut oil, soy protein, cetyl esters, coconut milk, Tomato Fruit Ferment Extract & Rice Extract & Keratin Amino Acids & Acyl Coenzyme A Desaturase, and Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol
8oz $8.75
16oz $10.00


And the icing on the cake is the Curl Magic Styling Cream

Curl Magic Styling Cream was created with the wash and go aka curly girl method in mind. This cream will help define curls, waves and even twists with its Curl Magic base but also the addition of dehydrated xanthan gum. Best yet no mineral oil, petroleum or silicone's.

Yes, I like this indeed. There's not a butter in sight. Even though its very creamy, its lightweight and holds the hair after it dries with a touchable soft feel.  Oddly enough, I haven't tried this with my WashnGo's but for twist-outs. When I purchased, I ordered the 4oz. I can see myself being very heavy handed with this. I will be going back for a bigger size for the spring time when I unleash my hair.

Styling Cream Ingredients: distilled water, rice bran oil,Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth 20, black seed oil, cetyl esters, sodium lactate, Tomato Fruit Ferment Extract & Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract & Keratin Amino Acids & Acyl Coenzyme A Desaturase, Oleic/Linoleic/Linolenic Polyglycerides, dehydroxathan gum, Gluconolactone (and) Sodium Benzoate, fragrance and citric acid.
2oz sample $3.75
4oz $6.75
8oz $10.00


My latest experiment with the Curl Magic line has been to style my Peruvian Weave with it. I will update this post with how it turns out after fully drying.

* The only thing I would change is the smearing of the bottles when you touch them if your hands are wet

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