According to ethnic hair care brand Dr Miracle’s, there’s a new trend in the ethnic hair care market in that women are skipping out on the chemical straighteners and embracing their curls. As a result, they’ve created a new line called Curl Care which is formulated to treat and maintain your curls.
Aside from being very reasonably priced (between R70 and R80 per product), none of the Curl Care goodies contain sodium sulfates, parabens and pthalates. They do, however, make use of a honey and vitamin complex that promises to ‘hold’ curls for up to 12 hours. Other key ingredients include scalp-stimulating menthol, strengthening proteins and nourishing oils like jojoba, coconut and safflower.
As my hair’s pin straight and I spend what feels like half my life trying to put a little wave into it, I passed the range onto my curly-haired friend Leanne.
She’s spent the last few days giving the products a bash and was kind enough to share her thoughts:
Dr Miracle’s Curl Care weightless moisturizing crème
I used this on my dry hair. I was a bit hesitant, but it immediately made my hair look less dry and the curls more defined. It saved me from what would have been a ‘hat day’ for a bad-hair day.
Dr Miracle’s Curl Care rehydrating shampoo and nourishing conditioner
This was very menthol-y and it was quite alarming the first time I used it. I was told that it had menthol in it, so I expected it. However, my eyes burned a little and my scalp felt VERY tingly even after I rinsed thoroughly. But it wasn’t a bad feeling, just unusual. My hair felt very soft and manageable afterwards.
Dr Miracle’s Curl Care soft hold creme
Loved this! It made my curls smooth and voluminous after it dried.
Dr Miracle’s Curl Care boosting and defining leave-in conditioner
I preferred the consistency of the soft hold crème on my wet hair, but I think I may have added too much product. My curls turned out quite nice after it dried, though.
Dr Miracle’s Curl Care frizz control serum
I know from experience that serum doesn’t work for my hair, but I tried this anyway. It obviously went on much lighter than the other products, and I like that. I also like the way it makes my hair feel softer. However, my curls are not very defined with the serum, with lots of dry bits sticking out.
So there you have it curly girls! If you’d like to try anything for yourself, you’ll find it’s exclusive to Clicks.