What It Does
Leave-in conditioners come in different formulations; some are thin and watery, while others are thick and creamy. This one is clear and serum-like. It's on the thick side, but is still lightweight. You can use it alone or under a favorite curl-styling product, as I did in conjunction with the Curl Souffle. My hair is too thick and dense to use it alone with great results, but if you have fine, wavier curls, you might be able to use this product by itself and get enviable ringlets.
It works for all hair textures, however. After shampooing and conditioning, apply as you would any leave-in. Then, let your hair dry or apply a styling product on top of it. If you've had trouble getting glossy, frizz-free curls in the past, Cashmere Curls should help, as it controls frizz and softens your hair.
Who Should Use It?
I've had crunchy hair in the past, and after much trial and error, I finally realized my hair's natural state is not to be crunchy! Finding the right conditioners, deep conditioners and other products has transformed my hair. Using a leave-in is an essential part of my styling routine, especially when I wear my hair "out and curly." (I still use a leave-in on the rare occasions I straighten my hair with a flat iron, mainly to protect it and hold in as much moisture as I can.)
If your curls seem lacking, maybe you need to start using a leave-in conditioner before applying any styling products. It's very important to begin with wet, almost sopping wet, hair when working with curls. Once curly hair begins to dry, adding products to it often leads to disappointing results. Apply products to wet hair to "seal" in that look; this is where a great leave-in helps.
I applied this conditioner after shampooing and conditioning with other Curls products, then used the Souffle on top of it. It cut down on frizz and made for soft, touchable curls that were still lightweight and bouncy.
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