EVOLVh Love Your Curls Discovery Kit Review

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I was sent the Love Your Curls Discovery Kit (the Smart Curls line) from the team at EVOLVh – it is a four piece set that contains shampoo, conditioner, leave-in conditioner and styling lotion in their new packaging. This four piece kit works together to give your hair soft, frizz-free curls. They are sulfate free, paraben free, gluten free, colour safe, cruelty free and vegan! [info in italics taken from the EVOLVh website]

EVOLVh Love Your Curls Discovery Kit

SmartCurl Hydrating Wash & Conditioner gently cleanse, moisturize and condition the hair to prepare for the perfect curl.

SmartStart Leave-In Conditioner is a game changer for reducing frizz, adding moisture and softness without added weight.

Ultimate Styling Lotion has been dubbed “ringlets in a bottle” by stylist and clients.  The 5-In-One botanical formula creates volume, holds style, de-frizzes, adds shine and or defines curls into smooth ringlets.

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I’ve previously  reviewed (and LOVED) the Ultimate Styling Lotion so today’s review will concentrate on the other three products. As you all know, my hair is wavy, fairly thick, and prone to frizz.

The SmartCurl Hydrating Wash & Conditioner:

EVOLVh Love Your Curls Discovery Kit - SmartCurl Hydrating Wash & Conditioner

Our passion for curls reveals itself in our dream-come-true wash for curly hair, made with the finest natural & organic ingredients. It gently cleanses without stripping beneficial oils, and infuses essential nutrients for increased strength, shine, softness, and maximum hydration, resulting in easy to manage, soft frizz-free curls.

The ultimate hydrating conditioner for every curl type – resulting in the smoothest hair you’ve ever had with increased strength, shine, softness and curl formation. Simply dreamy is an understatement. 

Both have a light, fresh scent – I can’t pinpoint exactly what they smell like, but I do like it, and it isn’t over-scented (a huge plus in my opinion). After using the shampoo and conditioner for a few weeks, that my hair is so soft and shiny, and way more manageable.

The leave-in conditioner:

EVOLVh Love Your Curls Discovery Kit - Ultimate Styling Lotion and SmartStart Leave-In Conditioner

Nourish and detangle with this weightless creamy formula specifically designed for all curly hair.   The addition of shea butter and coconut oil provide additional hydration and fatty acids for rich curl smoothness   Strengthens strands, eliminates frizz & flyaways, and prevents breakage while protecting from heat and UV damage.  The ultimate hair preparation after showering, and before using our curls styling products.

This makes combing my hair out after washing so much easier. I love that it is also a heat and UV protectant, while also helping to manage frizz and flyaways. It gives an added hydration boost without weighing my hair down or making it feel gross.

The Discovery Kits are a great way to try out a full system without committing to full size products. And they are perfect sizes for travelling! There are three other Discovery Kits available: Turn Up the Volume, Keep it Smooth, and Protect Your Color.

Have you tried anything from EVOLVh?

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Disclosure: In case you missed it at the beginning, these products were sent to me to try out. I was not paid for this review. My opinions (and troublesome hair) are entirely my own!

DevaCurl Melt into Moisture Matcha Butter Conditioning Mask Review

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I cashed in some of my Beauty Insider points with my last Sephora order and got a deluxe sample size tube of the Deva Curl Melt into Moisture Matcha Butter Conditioning Mask. Just a reminder, my hair is fairly thick, wavy, colour-treated, fizz-prone and often dry at the ends as I only get a trim every couple of months – my haircut was in December. [info in italics taken from Sephora website]

Deva Curl Melt Into Moisture Matcha Butter Conditioning Mask

What it is: A nourishing treatment mask that transforms dehydrated curls with matcha butter for intense moisture, softness, and shine. 
Key benefits: 
– Deeply conditions and nourishes 
– Boosts shine 
– Makes waves and curls silky-soft 
If you want to know more… If your natural hair texture is prone to extreme dryness or your curls are parched from moisture-zapping weather, this luxuriously creamy mask is just what you need. This nourishing treatment features a buttery texture won’t weigh hair down, but it melts onto every strand—infusing hair with moisturizing matcha green tea butter, vitamin-packed sweet almond oil, and protective beet root extract. The rich formula leaves all curl types shiny, silky-soft, and completely transformed. 

Deva Curl Melt Into Moisture Matcha Butter Conditioning Mask

I applied the Matcha Butter Conditioning Mask after washing and towelling off excess water and left it in my hair for roughly 20 minutes before rinsing it out.

Deva Curl Melt Into Moisture Matcha Butter Conditioning Mask

The Result – Holy silky hair Batman, my hair had ZERO TANGLES to comb out!  I decided let it air dry to see how my hair would turn out. My hair was beautifully soft, shiny and wavy. It didn’t feel weighed down or heavy at all.

I think I might need to get a full size of this one the next time I’m buying myself a special treat – even though it is on the pricy side at $49 CAD for 8 oz, / $87 for 17.7 oz!

Deva Curl Melt Into Moisture Matcha Butter Conditioning Mask

In case you are curious, the background is one of the Betsey Johnson bags from my collection. I’ve been using it a lot lately!

Disclosure: I used my Sephora Beauty Insider points for a deluxe sample size tube.

 

Marc Anthony Strictly Curls Curl Defining Styling Lotion

Marc Anthony Strictly Curls

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Sorry for posting later than usual, I usually have the posts written up the day before, but had a longer than expected work day yesterday so this review didn’t get written up until this morning. Better late than never!

Onto the review!

Marc Anthony Strictly Curls

I purchased the Curl Defining Lotion from Marc Anthony’s Strictly Curls line about two months ago to try out on my thick, wavy, often out of control, sometimes beastly hair. The website claims:

Our number one curly hair product for soft yet defined curls. Strictly Curls™ Curl Defining Lotion is the perfect product for those who love and want to enhance their curls. This alcohol-free, lightweight, non-sticky formula enriched with Vitamin E and Vitamin B binds to the curl strands to create definition, while leaving your curls bouncy and soft to the touch. Curl Defining Lotion will give you lasting curls while repelling humidity, locking in shine and giving you the ultimate frizz control.

First off, this pale lemon lotion smells really nice, kind of reminiscent of lemon meringue pie to me. It doesn’t leave my hair sticky or crunchy but instead makes it super soft and shiny. It tames frizz up to a point. Yesterday is was super wet and rainy, and despite leaving my house with beautiful smooth waves and an umbrella, by the time I got to my appointment, my hair was super wavy, but definitely starting to frizz up. I think that on days like that, I might need to use a second product to help tame and control frizz, or just resign myself to having a giant mane of hair!

Marc Anthony Strictly Curls

The Curl Defining Lotion comes in a massive 245ml / 8.3oz tube, I’ve barely made a dent in it after using it for around two months!

Have you tried this? What is your favourite product to enhance curls or waves and control frizz?

Thanks for reading and have a beautiful day! ❤

Disclosure: I purchased this! My opinion is very much based on my experience of using this product.