It has been almost 2 years now that I discovered the merits of sulfate-free shampoos for my dry, wavy, color-treated (also very frizz-prone) hair. I use a lot of different low-sudsing shampoos and conditioners, including WEN, and recently tried out the new Curl Care line by Dr. Miracle’s. designed specifically for curly and wavy hair textures.
The Curl care line boasts Dr. Miracle’s unique honey and vitamin complex formula, which helps hold curls for up to 12 hours. Formulated with natural ingredients, oils and proteins vital to hair health, like Jojoba, Coconut and Safflower Oils, Aloe, and Panthenol, Dr. Miracle’s Curl care products moisturize, condition, and define for healthy, beautiful curls. While this new line has been introduced to address the needs of African-American hair, it also aims to serve the needs of “the multicultural community embracing their natural curly hair textures” and in fact works for most hair types.
Rehydrating Shampoo (12 Fl Oz; $9.49)—Infused with Vitamins A, E, and Panthenol, this creamy shampoo lathers really well for a sulfate free shampoo, and I love that! It leaves my hair squeaky clean without stripping the natural oils and is gentle on color treated hair like mine. The scent is nice too, kinda fruity but pleasant. My only gripe is its strong cooling, tingling sensation that I do not enjoy in any haicare product.
Nourishing Conditioner (12 Fl Oz; $9.49)— It has a lightweight formula blended with coconut, Jojoba and vitamin E to moisturize, condition and soften hair. I just leave it in my hair after shampoo for about 2 minutes as I finish up my shower. The consistency is thinner than the usual thick, heavy duty conditioners I usually prefer but it nourishes well overall, smoothing my strands without adding weight.
Boosting & Defining Leave In Conditioner (8 Fl Oz; $8.99)— A creamy conditioner infused with Jojoba and Proteins, that hydrates and detangles superbly and really does live upto its claim giving me soft, bouncy & beautifully defined curls (like in this pic). It also takes care of the frizz nicely so I can easily skip following up with an anti-frizz serum if I want!
The entire Curl care collection consists of six products. In addition to the above three, there is also a Frizz Control Serum (4 Fl Oz; $8.99) that tames frizzies & adds shine with a non-greasy formula rich in Vitamin A and Olive Oil.
I haven’t yet tried the two styling cremes from the line - Soft Hold Crème (defines & adds hold while conditioning hair) and Weightless Moisturizing Crème (moisturizes & adds natural shine while styling).
Overall, I am pretty impressed with the new Curl Care line by Dr. Miracle’s and would recommend it to all you curly/wavy haired beauties looking for an affordable line of moisturizing hair products formulated without Sulfates, Sodium, Parabens and Phthalates.
Curl Care by Dr. Miracle’s arrives March 2012 at local drug chains (Target, WalMart, CVS, Walgreens and Rite-Aid), beauty supplies stores and online at www.drmiracles.com.
Disclosure: This review features a sample product provided by PR for consideration only and reflects my honest opinion as always!