Saturday, October 11, 2014

Wondercurl Product Review : Restoring Treatment and Detoxifying Clay Cleanser

I've been a fan of Wondercurl products since she first appeared on the natural hair care products scene so to speak.  I found out about the vendor on Naturally Curly Type 4 Forum and bit the bullet and tried out her Get Set Hair Jelly and Get Slick Smoothie.  I was very happy to be able to pick my samples up locally because at the time Scarlett was literally one town over from me. What more could a product junkie ask for. Very simple ingredients and they worked great together for my wash and go routine. She then launched the Butter than love products and I bit on those too( Pudding and Whipped). FAB products to twist with.

I was fortunate enough to attend an event at Meko NYC and received a sample of the new Restoring Hair Treatment and LOVED it.  I am a die hard clay lover  so I find it amazeballs whenever a product vendor adds clay to  their hair products.

Scarlett the owner reached out to me to do a formal review of her two treatments and I was ecstatic to do so.  I received the  Restoring Treatment and Detoxifying Clay Cleanser.

The "Products"

8ozs for $24.00
Detoxifying Clay Cleanser  is a gentle cleanser that detangles and conditions hair in one process while removing impurities to refresh the scalp.

Kaolin clay revitalizes dry and damaged hair. Shea Butter has been used to sooth dry itchy scalp. Avocado Butter fortifies hair from the inside. Olive Oil contains antioxidants, which remove harmful free radicals from the surface of your hair and scalp.

Ingredients: DI Water, Kaolin Clay, Cetyl Alcohol (and) Behentrimonium Chloride (and) Cocamidopropyl Betaine (and) Sorbitan Laurate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Butter, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Calophyllum Tacamahaca (Tamanu) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol

8ozs for $22.00
Restoring Hair Treatment is an intensive deep hair treatment that strengthens, moisturizes and smooths your hair. Olive oil can easily penetrate into the hair, passing through the layers of cuticles to provide a deep moisturizer for the hair and mend split ends. Avocado prevents hair loss and promotes hair growth. Shea butter is rich in vitamins A & E. It soothes dryness, repairs breakage and mends split ends. Tamanu oil regenerates, strengthens and protects hair. Plus, Vitamins E, C, B3 & B6 to protect hair, stimulate growth and maintain moisture for healthy hair.

Ingredients: Aloe barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Juice, Shea Butter (refined), Cetearyl Alcohol, Avocado Butter, Ricinus communis (Castor) Oil, Polyquaternium, Tamanu Oil, Guar Gum, Olive Oil PEG, Hair Vitamins, BTMS, Stearalkonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, dl-Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Cocos nucifera (Coconut RBD) Oil, Vegetable Glycerin, Limmnanthes alba (Meadowfoam) Oil (Refined)

My "thoughts"

As I had already tried and fell in love with the Restoring Treatment, I wanted to try the Clay Cleanser first. I was thrown off by the texture of this cleanser as its almost like putty. It doesnt feel like putty but if you have every played with or touched putty, you know that, when you touch putty, your fingers can sink it but unless you put some effort into pulling it apart, putty will show the indentation of your finger and then slowly expand back out into its original state.  I put a video up on Youtube so you could see what it looks like.

Man, if this stuff were already slippery without introducing water, I would never use anything else. When your hair is wet and you add water to this product, it becomes a slippery detangling product that cleans your hair and gets it clean. The problem for me is, that the product does not become a liquid. If you take out a small amount and add water to your hair, it slips around in your hair or at leas it did in my hair. I had to almost knead it into my hair to get it to stay in long enough to get my scalp and length of my hair. Its super slippery though. I like it, but its a hassle to get it in, lol.  If this can be more of a creamy texture or easily to disperse,  I'd LOVE IT.  I was getting so mad in the shower trying to get it to not slip off my hair.

Out of a 10, I'd give it a 5 for sheer effort BUT once it's in , a 10!!!

The Restoring Treatment will go up in another post.

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