Curl Ecstasy Hair Tea Deep Conditioner Product Review

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! 

This magical Asian Hair Tea conditioner combines certified organic extracts, exotic emollients with vitamin packed botanicals  to moisturize, condition, strengthen and protect your over worked curls. Ideal conditioner to combat the sizzling summer sun and brutal winter winds.  If you have dry, coarse, chemically treated and/or damaged your hair…this is the conditioner is a must have!
Use with CURLS Heat Therapy Wrap for best results.
Mahisha’s Tip: This is a great leave in also! After cleansing and conditioning my hair, I apply a generous amount of Curl Ecstasy, section by section, scrunch and allow to dry. It makes my curls pop! 
Ingredients: Purified Water, Stearalkonium Chloride , Soybean Oil,  Cetyl Alcohol, Octyl Palmitrate , Certified Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice , Certified Organic Sunflower Seed Oil , Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonum Methosulfate , Certified Organic Ho Shu Wu Extract, Certified Organic Green Tea Extract, Certified OrganicChamomile Extract, Certified Organic Calendula Extract,  Certified Organic Mango Butter, Certified Organic  Shea Butter,  Bean Tree,   Polysorbate 60, Panthenol, Soy Protein , Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, NaturalFragrance.
Consistency: A medium lotion type consistency. Not too thick, but not thin by any means. It’s not translucent at all, like many conditioners.
Scent: Absolutely delicious! It’s really fruity, sort of like a pack of Starbursts? I really like the smell.
Performance:
  • 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.
Overall, I’d give this conditioner a B. If I were in a bad mood and browsing my local BSS (I can get Curls on the ground), I might throw this in the bag, but more often than not, I’d gravitate towards the Coconut Dream, which I can use as a rinse out, leave-in, and deep conditioner. And if I did buy it, I’d most likely just use it as a rinse out.
xoxo

9 comments

  1. Hey, I was just wondering does this condish smell similar to the others from the Curls line? If so I’ll definitely buy it and give it a try.

  2. Elle – I love the coconut dream conditioner and that is the only product i buy from them nothing else works for me. Thanks for sharing and I so glad I can get it off of aveyou.com : )

  3. I really like the goddess curls. It defines my kinky hair great. I really want to try the cashmere curls though really bad. I have heard great things about it.

  4. Nooooooo!!!! This is literally my ONLY leave in! It’s the best for my hair. Love it, keeps my hair moisturized and sooooft for a whole week.
    Oh well, i guess our hair all react differently to products.

  5. Awww…I was hoping you were gonna tell me something mind-blowing about this product..LOL. I have a love/hate relationship with this line, too. And I want so bd to like it! Why is that? Should I see someone about this problem? Maybe because it’s sold at the local BSS.

    Anyway…the only thing that truly works is the Quench! It really revives my hair on that second or third day.

    1. I feel the same way! I wanna love it too because it’s so easy to get! I’ve never tried the Quench…I think I’m gonna get it once I run out of my Donna Marie refresher.

      1. Yep, I like the Quench…and the Target “flavor” (hahaha), too!

        It’s a liquid, but it doesn’t really “wet” the hair. Does that make sense? But, it does provide moisture. I don’t know how they did that. 😉 Using that, then a leave-in (if needed)…and the hair is refreshed.

      2. Yea, the Quenched Curls is glycerin heavy, which it isn’t as wet as a refresher with water/aloe and extracts, but still provides good moisture. I may not be able to get it until next spring though, because in winter here it can get dry and glycerin refreshers leave my hair feeling like straw.

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