Sunday, November 29, 2009
Curl Junkie Sprays
Curl Junkie Sprays
Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Hair Styling Water
Curl Junkie Curl Fuel Curl Enhancing Spray
This is an interesting spray. While the instructions say it provides shine and definition for your curls as well as fly-away taming I actually find the best use to be as a sort of Scrunch-Out-The-Crunch (SOTC) product or immediately thereafter.
It has a floral type smell but it is not really strong. I usually spray it into my hands and then add a few drops of water and then rub my palms together and then scrunch it in. It helps "set" my curls by corraling the stray ones that have their own idea of where they want to go. In addition I do find it provides assistance with clumping as well. A little goes a long way and you don't need too much. My curls don't feel gunky or sticky after use with the Curl Fuel. I do need to say my hands do feel sticky afterwords though. I just wash them.
Spray's tend to be tricky--most refresher sprays are kind of sticky and can leave a residue. Curl Fuel did take a few minutes to sink into my hair but once it does I'm good to go.
If you like sprays for a sort of refresher on second day hair you can give this a try. I don't do second day hair (because I like to experiment too much!) but this would be a good choice for those of you that do. This is not a product for me that adds a ton of moisture so if what you want is a pure moisturizer instead of some curl boosting and enhancing refreshment you might want to try just adding in some of the Curl Assurance Leave-In mixed with some water in your hands.
Curl Assurance Hair Styling Water
When I first got this spray I had no idea what to do with it. I wasn't sure what a styling water was. At first I tried it as a curl refresher. No go. Then I tried it as a hair spray type product and no love with that either.
It wasn't until I fully read the instructions that I realized this was a styler. (Guano: ALWAYS read the directions for products LOL). Once I figured that out I was good to go. I use this before the CCCC to help with curl enhancement and to provide additional hold. It has some holding power. I still use a hard hold gel over it (with or without the CCCC). The smell is citrusy and fresh. It is not sticky to me at all when I use it on wet hair. If I use this and the CCCC I do not need a leave-in. The picture posted with the Coffee-Coco Curl Creme is me with this water and CCCC in my hair. I got a nice amount of curl boosting and the use of the styling water seems to help my hair be more full and thick looking. I also felt it did an EXCELLENT job at helping to clump my hair that is prone to stringlet's.
In Sum: While not everyone likes to use spray's if you do so or if you are curious these are two that are well worth checking out.