Since I first started trying more natural hair products (even when I still had relaxed hair), I’ve tried several products from Curls. I have a hit or miss relationship with the brand, but the only products I really like are the Coconut Dream conditioner and Curls Milkshake (adult and kiddie versions), and today…that remains the same. It’s not that I dislike the Curl Ecstasy at all, I actually like it, but overall…I’m just not wowed. Let’s get to it.
What the site says:
Transform dry, damaged, chemically processed or overly stressed hair within minutes! This is the DEEP treatment you’ve been dreaming of! For best results use with heat!
- As a DC – Since the CE is mainly marketed as a DC, this is the first way I used it. I used it with and without my steamer. Now, this is one of the conditioners I definitely liked better with my steamer, and I think the kick of protein kept my hair from poofing out. My hair felt nice, but it wasn’t super special. It wasn’t overly soft, but still felt moisturized, and strong.
- As a leave-in – Now, for me, this is where this conditioner failed, which was surprising to me, because usually deep conditioners kick butt as leave-ins because they have the ability to soften the hold of a crunchy product. This? Not so much. I used it with a few different stylers, including my beloved Blue Eco, and I just feel like the moisture wasn’t long lasting. Later in the day, my hair felt a bit dry, and was sorta stiff. Did not like.
- As a rinse out – After the CE didn’t work as a leave-in for me, I just decided to use it as a rinse out in the shower (I also had two bottles, since I got another one at a swap). Now, as a rinse out, it can be one of two things. Most of the time, it’s fairly pleasant – the slip is pretty good, enough so I can finger detangle. However, when I rinse this out and get out of the shower, my hair feels like I need a leave-in (not that it’s just a luxury), but honestly, that doesn’t really matter because I have a billion leave-ins and I love my leave-ins! Also, when I need to clarify…this is one of those conditioners that definitely lets me know. It just sits on my hair and has no slip whatsoever. Then – I know it’s time to clarify, and it’s not really the conditioner’s fault.