Okay so this has been a review for a long time coming. I’m the worst, I know. Much like that trashboi you keep believing will change, thank you for believing I will post consistently. Unlike that trashboi, I actually love and appreciate you.
But I digress. Today we decide if Call Me For Curls is worth your hard-earned spenderoonies. Call Me For Curls is a local brand created by Rifa B Salvatore. She has fine curly hair and soon realised her fro didn’t want to play nice with any of the store brands she tried.
At some point she got over the ‘guessing-game-trial-and-error-Clicks-3-for-2-take-all-my-money’ method and decided to make her own products. That was a few years ago and when I tried the products back then there were definitely some… sticky moments 👀 🙊The range was really budget friendly, but at that stage you got what you paid for; the products had a very limited shelf life. As a self-proclaimed product hoe, this meant I couldn’t skip between brands every week and thus I couldn’t see CMFC fitting into my regimen.
I rediscovered the brand at the Texture Hair Event held recently, and decided to try out the revamped Call Me For Curls Range.
Can someone say THICC! This conditioner is so thick I had to dilute it with water to get a consistency my hair could absorb. Now I’m not hating, because that made the product last so long because I didn’t have to use a lot at a time. Looking at the ingredients I would use this as more a moisturizing treatment rather than a strengthening/protein treatment. My curls felt hydrated after each use, and I found myself consistently reaching for this conditioner as part of my washdays.
Leave-In Conditioner (R96 for 200g)
Okay I’ll be real. Again this required diluting but that might be because I prefer more slip when I use a leave-in. It definitely still moisturized my hair but the application and feel of the product wasn’t my favorite. If you’re a natural who prefers thick butters over thinner, liquid-y leave-ins, then I think you’ve found your next holy grail. It also double duties as a body lotion, so there’s zero excuse to be an Ashy Ashley this winter!
Seeing the evolution of CMFC has left me with a soft spot for this #localislekker brand. Also I just tried these two products but they have more haircare as well as skincare available. Its:
- Budget friendly
- Natural ingredients (she has ingredients available on request, so the Curly Girl stans can check that everything is #CGFriendly)
- Stores for a long time
- Mixes well with other products
If you’re a student looking to try something new (or an adult on a budget because financial goals are a thing #hustlehuntyyy), this is definitely an option to keep your fro looking boujee 💁🏾♀️
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