So this post is devoted to the Curl Defining Creme Glaze. Retails for $9.99 for 14.4 oz of product. I know in my last two posts I said this new product line was only sold in select Target stores but I have heard from a few readers that they have spotted it in some beauty supply stores line Sally’s, so just check around your town if you are trying to find it!
Our new anti-shrinkage recipe with mango oil and bamboo milk. Includes no sulfates, mineral oil, parabens or petrolatum. A styling cream for wavy and curly hair. Curl Defining Crème Glaze has a light whipped cream texture for moisture and medium hold for curl types 4-6. The results are defined, elongated and frizz free curls. Hair is soft and touchable after styling!
42929 SS3-Aqua/water/EAU, soybean oil, polysorbate 80, PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, triethanolamine, oleth-5, carbomer, fragrance, phenoxyethanol, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, caprylyl glycol, mango seed oil, benzyl salicylate, linalool, benzyl alcohol, limonene, CI 14700/red4, geraniol, bambusa vulgaris sap extract, CI 19140/yellow 5. F.I.L. D55311/2 ****I had to re-key all of these ingredients by looking at the package because I couldn’t find them listed anywhere online that I could just copy and paste, so I am sure I misspelled something!! FYI
In summary, I would call this is a thicker version of the Coil Moisturizing Souffle (which I felt like that wasn’t for my hair type) but I think this one of the two is better for my hair type (thicker, dense, coily). It’s got the same yummy mango, apricot scent but is a thicker and a bit heavier. It’s still got a creamy, wet texture so I made sure I did my hair early in the day so it would be dry in the morning (even though It still was a bit damp :o( ). I think these products would dry faster if you used a hooded dryer or diffuser on a cool setting. I’ve learned that you don’t need to use a lot during the application.
I used this for my usual twist-out and it turned out pretty nice! It provided a nice amount of hold and definition. My hair was also shiny and moisturized. One gripe I have though is it does leave a little bit of tackiness on my hair but it’s nothing unbearable so I didn’t mind. I wouldn’t use this for a wash-n-go because creams don’t do anything for my hair as far as wash-n-gos go.
Here’s my twists fresh on Sunday afternoon watching the 49ers BEAT ATL!!!!!!! hehe…I find that with products that may not promise a lot of hold, I make my twists smaller/tighter. This creates more definition. I applied to dry hair but dampened each section with my spritzer mix as I went along.
Luckily I was able to get 2nd day hair which is ALWAYS great for those of us who have our lazy days and don’t feel like re-twisting our hair at night lol. I just threw on my usual scarf and slept on my side haha. Re-fluffed a little in the morning and spritzed a little of the Sheen Sealing Nectar. It lost a little definition and became a bit fluffier but I don’t mind, it gives me bigger hair which I love. Check the results below:
So overall with the new Dark and Lovely line, I was pretty pleased with the results I got with pretty much all the products. The only major thing I don’t like are the synthetic ingredients but I do like that they use Mango oil, Apricot oil and bamboo milk and there’s actually a pretty high content of those oils in the ingredients. I will always prefer to stick with products that contain all natural, organic (if possible) ingredients.
But I do feel that Dark and Lovely creating a line for natural hair is another big step for the main stream industry because lots of brands are doing the same thing (check out my reviews on the ORS Curls Unleashed line while you’re here!) and it’s important to stay current with consumer demands/trends. Since Dark and Lovely is pretty much a household name, it may help reach a larger audience and give those who may be considering becoming natural the comfort of seeing a brand they recognize. It’s like they are “endorsing” going natural :o)