If you recall, yesterday I had a plan, a dream if you will- – to do my hair. I’d been wearing the same tired twist-out for weeks and my ends were ridiculously dry. I made it to Walgreens (OMGosh it felt good to see the sun) and ended up purchasing a bottle of Aussie Moist and a tube of Garnier Fructis Curl Sculpting Cream Gel. Random right? I’m not one for purchasing new stuff on the fly without reading reviews, but what the heck, life is short 🙂
Even though hubby offered to keep an eye on G Baby, I declined in order to get practice handling her and my hair at the same time. I set her up in the vibrating bouncy on the floor in the bathroom, and believe it or not, she allowed me do my hair! I felt like I was on the clock though…. like she was a ticking time bomb laying in wait. I detangled my hair in record time and twisted it up in probably 30 minutes! She looked up at me the entire time, watching every move I made… she was so alert and obviously curious. She cried only once, which made my boobs hurt, swell up and leak shortly thereafter. But I digress…
I shampoo’ed with Elucence (a random shampoo I need to review for you guys), rinsed and applied Aussie Moist. After 5 minutes the tangles were melting away and I removed the stubborn ones with the Ouidad Double Detangler. I rinsed the Aussie, got out of the shower and allowed my hair to dry for 10-15 minutes. I then applied a quarter sized amount of Aussie Moist to each half of my head and proceeded to make 11 twists (five on each side and one at the crown). I added a dollop of Garnier Fructis Curl Sculpting Cream Gel to each section as I twisted. I sealed the ends with coconut oil and rolled them on flexis. The combo played well together and dried relatively fast.
This morning, I removed the rollers and took down the twists to reveal very soft, defined curls. There is zero crunch, lots of volume, and some frizz (comes with the territory). The Aussie/Garnier combo left me with a product-less feel which made my hair very easy to fluff without fear of stirring up flakes. The gel claims to provide moisture and a strong hold. I can’t comment on the moisture just yet, but I’d definitely have to disagree with the amount of hold… it’s light at best. But I’m not complaining.
Ingredients: Water- Aqua , Dimethicone , Glycerin , Sorbitol , Propylene Glycol , PEG/PPG-4/12 Dimethicone , Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride , PVP , Fragrance- Parfum , Phenoxyethanol , Avocado Oil- Persea Gratissima , Polyquarternium-37 , Mineral Oil- Paraffinum Liquidum , Methylparaben , Disodium EDTA , Ethylparaben , Linalool , Limonene , PPG-1 Trideceth-6 , Amyl Cinnamal , PEG-192 Apricot Kernel Glycerides , PEG-70 Mango Glycerides , Citral , Lemon Fruit Extract- Citrus Medica Limonium Extract
From Unruly to Defined or Loose… Curls, Choose your Weapon.
. Bouncy Curls, Frizz Control with Extra Strong Hold
. Controls like a Gel, Conditions like a Cream
. Sculpted curls without the crunch
Hold Level: Extra Strong
How to use: Apply a quarter size amount of cream gel to slightly damp hair. Rake hair with fingers or comb through from root to tip for even distribution. Let air dry or dry with a diffuser.
Bottom Line: It’s super cheap and I’m definitely going to give it another try. The ingredients aren’t the best, but they aren’t the worst either. I’m curious to see how it would hold up in humidity. I used to live and die by Garnier’s Soft Curl Cream… it’s since been discontinued. It smells just the same, very light and fresh and yields the same results. Great curl definition, slippage, shine, softness and hold. I likey thus far 🙂