About a year and a half ago, I did an article about how to deal with curly hair. As anyone with curly hair knows, hair care is an evolution and there are always new things to try.
I was very excited when, about a month ago, I received an email from Paul Mitchell, asking me if I'd like to try and review a couple of their new products for curly hair. Of course I said yes. I was surprised when a package the size of a shoe box arrived at my door with regular sized bottles of Spring-Loaded Detangling Shampoo and Full Circle Leave-In Treatment.
This observation has nothing to do with the actual product, but whoever came up with names using Spring-Loaded and Full-Circle deserves an enthusiastic high five. I like it when words or phrases are used in a clever way and these are both great!
I used them for the first time yesterday. I usually think of shampoo as just shampoo and I'd rather spend less there and more on conditioner and styling product. This Spring-Loaded Detangling shampoo was great. It made my hair feel almost slick. I comb my hair in the shower (that's the only time I comb it--ever) and the comb slid right through my hair. It was great.
After my shower, I wrapped my hair up in a cotton t-shirt. That's a tip I learned recently that I'd highly recommend. I now dry my hair with a t-shirt. It soaks up the excess water without being as rough on the curls and their shape as a towel is. I've found that the curls keep their separated shape better.
After I t-shirt dried my hair, I took some of the Full Circle Leave-In Treatment and finger-combed it through my hair. Then I used the diffuser to dry my hair to that almost-dry point. My hair was soft. Really soft. The curls were tight and defined without being frizzy. There was no crunchiness. I loved it.
Now to me, the real test is how does it hold up after sleeping on it? I can't wash my hair every day or it dries out and gets split ends. I've tried some products that look great the first day, but when I finger comb it after sleeping on it, I have a head of steel wool.
Today was day 2. I slept on it last night and got up this morning to...
Great hair. The curls still had separation and there was no frizz. A little adjusting to make it even and it looked like it had the first day.
I'm completely comfortable giving this my highest recommendation.
Thanks, Paul Mitchell. My curls and I are thrilled.