Hola! I have a great product review for you today. When Curlific! by Aphogee was first released about a month ago I searched high and low for it, however I had no luck so I gave up. That was until one random day last week when I wandered into my local beauty supply store and there it was on the shelf. I squealed silently to myself (being the pj that I am) and eagerly read the ingredients then made my way to the register to pay. A few days ago I gave it a try but first let me tell you a bit about the products I bought—Moisture Rich Leave-In and Curl Definer.
Here is a snippet of the Q & A from their site:
Q: Everyone seems to have “Curl” or “Natural” lines now….what’s different about Curlific!
A: You’re right! As curly hair has stolen the spotlight in many style circles….many companies formerly known for removing curls as well as others, have launched products to tie into the trend. Some of these products are quite good, others represent re-packaging of existing formulas. At ApHogee, we started formulating and testing in 2010, developing each Curlific! formula from scratch. Naturally curly hair is more delicate than straight hair, because of the ovoid cross-sectional shape of the hair shaft. Generally, the curlier the natural hair, the more flattened the hair shaft and the more prone to cuticle damage. We pride ourselves on the use of protein in hair care and it’s a natural for ApHogee to specialize in care and maintenance of curly hair. We’re very excited about the results with organic Quinoa protein in our Texture Treatment, Textured Hair Wash and Moisture Rich Leave-in. Our Curl Definer is the first of our styling aids for curly hair and it gives solid control without making the hair “crunchy”. It also washes out cleanly without an aggressive cleanser.
My review: I washed and conditioned my hair as normal. Recently I have been practicing the LOC (leave-in condish, oil, cream) Method in order to maintain moisture and I must say it works great! I used the Curlific Moisture Rich Leave-in mixed with Giovanni Direct Moisture Leave-In Conditioner. I did that because although the Curlific one is creamy and coated my hair I felt that I needed a little more weight. Since the temps are chilly now I try to use heavier leave-in conditioners to keep the moisture in. I then oiled my hair paying close attention to my ends; I also use Castor Oil for my scalp and edges. It is great for thinning hair and itchy scalps. Give it a try!
My final step was the Curlific Curl Definer. It was incredibly cream and it had a pleasant scent. I put my hair in four sections then proceeded to rake and smooth it through my strands. Instantly I noticed my curls started to pop and plump up—love it! Lately I have been into big hair so this was perfect. Once I air-dried my coif was soft and fluffy!
Here are the final results…the smile on my face indicates how satisfied I am. Even after three days my curls still looked great and all I had to do was refresh with water. On a scale of 1-10 I give these products a 8.5. I would suggest to definitely give it a try, you have got nothing to lose! So what do you think? Do tell.
Disclaimer: This is not a paid review. I purchased the products and all opinions are my own.