This stuff has been on my "things I must gush about" ever since I first started this blog. Behold the awesome Curls Up Curl Reactivator and Defrizzant:
ingredients & whatnot
My hair is
impossibly naturally curly and, if left to its own devices, it will end up looking something like this:
(the amazing Gilda Radner as Roseanne Rosannadanna on vintage SNL)
...therefore some kind of defrizzer is absolutely necessary. The problem is, there are so many defrizzers that either make my hair angry and crunchy or gooey and gross. Then, about 5 years ago, I discovered Curls Up, and a chorus of angels promptly descended from heaven. All I gotta do is work a palm's worth of this stuff into wet, toweled off hair, scrunch and let it air dry, and I get silky, springy, defined curls like this:
It's a clear, thin gel with a vaguely fruity scent (I think--I am the WORST at pinpointing and describing smells) and it simply melts into your hair strands once you work it in and promptly disappears. In addition to using it on freshly washed wet hair, I also mix a bit of it into a spray bottle with some water to spritz on dry hair that's getting a little too unruly.
Once upon a time, you used to be able to find this stuff on the shelves of Walmart & Target (which is where I first discovered it). Unfortunately, it has since vanished off of shelves but, once again, the internet came to the rescue and I found it both on Walmart's website in 2 packs for $7-something AND I found it all over amazon, too in varying amounts (from single bottles to multiples). I literally buy a case (6 bottles total) of this stuff at a time for like $35.00 (including shipping) here on amazon. It takes me a few months to get through 1 bottle since you really don't need much product at all per use, so 1 case usually lasts me over a year...
soooooo if you have ungodly hair like me and you're looking for a cheap, easy way to take it from tumbleweed to soft happy springyness, then go get you some! This is one of those holy grail "i need this to LIVE!!!" products for me. I've tried sooooooo many different curl defining & defrizzing products--both high-end salon stuff and drugstore stuff and Curls Up beats the pants off of EVERYTHING I've put it up against every single time.