Hey gurl heyyyyy. We back. Let’s do this. Review time!
The local product game has been shpopping! It feels so good to have all these options. Considering where we started it’s a great time to be natural 😌
However a lot of these businesses run online. Shipping fees are never the tea, and especially if the product doesn’t even end up being worth the costs.
And that’s why this review is for Curlabear hair care- is it worth the hype?💁♀️
Meet the latest darling to hit the online streets. They currently have the two products in the range, a 🍃 Gentle Clay Cleanse Shampoo🍃 and a 🌾Deep Conditioner Souffle🌾. I am a hoe for bentonite clay so I immediately knew this had to be the one I reviewed.
First things first:
You order via email to inquire about the price/purchase. I purchased both products for R80 on their opening special, plus R65 shipping. I’m really not too sure why they’re a #InboxForPrice situation. Like Insta has the shop tag function now, so prices can be as easy as a tap instead of a “I hope this email finds you well” vibe 👀🤷♀️
Gentle Clay Cleanse Shampoo (250ml)
Like I said, bentonite clay is my vibe 🙌🏽. I love how it clarifies my hair and scalp- especially if you’re like me and tend to use a lot of leave-in products, this is perfect to avoid product build-up. The cleanser is super convenient because mixing bentonite clay tends to take time (one word: lumps). So to be able to get the benefits without the mess and effort is great. You don’t need a lot to get the cleansing effect, so I see this bottle lasting a really long time. Definitely a product I recommend if you enjoy clay cleansing. 💪🏽
Is it gentle tho? Honestly my hair was lowkey singing the Somebody Come Get Her song because we did feel a little bit stripped. A teensy bit 👌🏽. Like unless you used glue on your ends, avoid applying it directly on there, this is a scalp only product😅 My hair is naturally quite dry so while this did a great job at cleansing my scalp (& I loved that!) I definitely recommend using a thicc 🍑 deep conditioner after to balance the effects.
Deep Conditioner Souffle (125ml)
Eish this one🙍🏽 They needs to size this guy up because their target market does not use the recommended dime size amount 😂 I wanted to get a fair review so I added my usual Ayurvedic powders (amla and aloe) which usually make a conditioner stretch. Even so, I only got two uses out of it and they were meh 🤕 uses at best.
From my understanding they make small batches at a time so there will be variation between batches. The batch I got was more soup than souffle and just not enough for my hair needs.
Final thoughts: it’s CG approved with clean ingredients and locally made = WIN. Get the clay cleanser stat. It’s a staple for lazy washdays. The conditioner needs some work. Let them refresh the formula👩🏽🔬 before you go in with your coin sis 🙆🏽