I Spy A Local For My Curls Beauty Brands Wishlist

I Spy A Local For My Curls Beauty Brands Wishlist

Hair care, very subjective to every individual's requirements. One's solution is usually not another's remedy. Too many factors play a role. Other than different hair types and concerns, weather of a region plays a major role to hair outlook. This includes air characteristics and water. Most obvious example is when you're travelling and hair outlook changing with the weather. The products you used in your home town become alien in another region. It is this different. The rant is for all hair types but the one in particular to today's post... the curly hair. You got that right, I'm the curly one! More on the topic in future posts, definitely something you would not find this comprehensive and informational anywhere on the internet! So do Sign up to my Blog because I push out only great content for you.

Where I'm from, local and imported brands are usually for straight hair. There are only a handful of imported curly hair brands, but none from my wishlist. So I overlook them and get regular commercial brands instead. Then recently, this came. The first curly brand called "Coco Curls". A responsible, vegan, and cruelty free brand that is formulating products free of sulfates, silicon, and parabens. It is making curly hair products for women and men. I'm proud to say that it's local!

Coco Curls Leave-In Curl Conditioner

Coco Curls Leave-In Curl Conditioner, 250 ml, $7.9

Coco Curls Leave-In Curl Conditioner is a lightweight hydrating formula that detangles, moisturizes, and restores hair definition.

Ingredients:

According to all I've learnt on my self-taught journey (though I've much more to learn), the product's ingredients are atypical of straight hair products but not uncommon in curly hair brands. This is the basic ingredient list you need to look for in natural curly hair products! Of course the brand would also state curly hair on its packaging. If you don't see these, then those are probably commercial hair products for straight hair.

Look for the sulfate free tag. Curly girl method products should be sulfate free to avoid damage and definition loss to the curls. Instead, look for Behenamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Isopropyl Myristate, Polysorbates, and Cetrimonium Chloride. This product is without any oils and is purely a hydration formula. Highlight ingredients are Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, Green Tea Extract, Sugar Cane Extract, Apple Extract, and Citric Acid.

How I Use It:

One pump for short hair and three for long curly hair is enough. You don’t want to pile too much of leave-in conditioner. Apply on wet or damp hair after washing, and then comb.

Review:

Coco Curls Leave-In Curl Conditioner is the lightest form of a conditioner. Texture is not tacky at all which I loved. But when I smelled it, I could smell the chemicals, it was inky. This is where innovation concept comes but more so, the art and finesse of product development. Coconut fragrance is not effectively infused in the product. So it would go pretty much away, making it a mild fragrance. To give you the best review, I tested it for two days. On day 1, it de-tangled, and coated my extremely dry and damaged hair with some hydration. Further, it did two things; gave the bounce and volume. Day 2, it didn’t help with tangles but kept the bounce and volume. Also, the product did not make my hair drier even on the second day, meaning the formula is not strong.

It didn’t give curl definition or reduce frizz, which is the job of oil or gel based curl enhancing products. But as the product claims, it gave hydration. To tame my hair I would definitely need to follow up with more styling products.

Packaging:

Coco Curls Leave-In Curl Conditioner comes in a bottle with a pump. It is a good, clean and hygienic way to use the product. The cap is quite basic and commercial, not too elegant, but I like the cardboard box and yellow and green branding.

The responsible part to packaging is that the brand recycles the bottles. It encourages a call back on empty bottles for future discounts. This also makes the customer responsible to not dump it in the bin and instead, send it back which they will collect from customer's location. A smart win-win! Environment, customer, and brand, all are happy.

How It is Different from its Competitors:

If we look at economic factors, there is still considerable import ban in Pakistan. This gives the brand a fair chance of establishing in the market. I found out about this brand through word of mouth and got my first buy. Unless the best brands for curly hair show up in the market to give it a head on competition, I believe it will enjoy its monopoly, the inelastic demand from curly haired consumers. Another benefit is price as per quantity. It retails for USD 8, whereas imported leave-in conditioners are for USD 15 on average.

Key Decision Making Factors:

The first factor you need to look for is accessibility. Don't get straight hair imported products if you have relevant and local alternatives available. Nothing is better than promoting local products. This rule applies for all, no matter where on the globe you live. Two, it targets curly hair. So you, the right audience, don't look for straight hair products to which you were so loyal to for 20 years! Hair calls for changing product regime! Don't hesitate to ditch your old hair care products for new ones and do your curls a favor. Explore!

Would I Repurchase:

Probably yes. But for now, I’m trying to look for a different solution set to my hair. I will share with you once I get them.

Recommended for: Curly and wavy hair.

Rating:

Performance Rating (overall) 4

Category:

Quantity                5

Price                     5

Texture                 3

Moisturizing         3

Ingredients          3

Packaging           4

Value for money  4


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42 comments:

  1. I hate it when I finally find a natural product to reduce frizz. Then it does not work. Well done and very detailed post!

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    1. yea it's difficult for curly hair like ours, and thank you Mecah for reading this! <3

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  2. I love how detailed your reviews are. It's a shame that the coconut scent isn't more present, because I love everything with coconut in it. Seadbeady Blogs xxx

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    1. although, I smell coconut in my hair oil all the time I wouldn't mind another fragrance haha. Thanks Renata! <3

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  3. Loved reading the detail on this review. My hair is a mess currently, it is so frizzy and dry, definitely need to switch up my products x

    www.nadinealex.blogspot.com

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    1. yea it's a struggle for sure. Thanks for reading Nadine! <3

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  4. Awesome review, I think we need to support more of the local. Especially, when it's store that make produce it. Not buying it from other store to sell it.

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    1. sure should. thanks a lot for reading Fransic! <3

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  5. I have wavy hair, so I love that this conditioner is geared toward my hair type! I like using products that are as naturally and wholesomely made as possible, so I look forward to checking out what goes into it a little more thoroughly though, when you described it as light, I confessed I felt sold.
    Thanks so much for sharing!

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    1. love reading your feedback every time Jaya. They are so helpful to me. Thanks a lot! <3

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  6. Thank you for the review! I should try this product with my stepdaughter!

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    1. don't think its internationally available yet. Thanks for reading! <3

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  7. Your reviews are hands down my fave! The research, time and commitment that goes into them is amazing, I really appreciate it!
    Rosie

    https://www.loverosiee.co.uk

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    1. oh wow! never replied till this long? Thanks a lot Rosie!! Always appreciate it! <3

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  8. It's a shame that this didn't completely live up to it's potential, but I loved reading this review. It was so detailed! x

    Lucy | www.lucymary.co.uk

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  9. Thank you for such a detailed review. I really hate when products don't work too well.

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    1. Thanks Seriah! Yea its a bummer sometimes.

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  10. Ruth| Ruthiee loves Glamour18 October 2021 at 22:29

    This was an in depth review and I loved reading this. The fact that you could smell the chemicals is a turn off in my opinion. That got me wondering if the product is even safe to use. It does sound like a good product but little adjustments here and there will help!

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    1. yea it is. It is safe I check in detail. I also know the making procedure because I'm indirectly involved in what goes behind these. But yea, refinement is called for for sure. thanks a lot Ruth! <3

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  11. You write an excellent review! I love that more and more brands and opting for recycling packaging. Shame that the product wasn't all that you hoped for.

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  12. So great to read your review! I love that you were able to find a local brand and that it is cruelty free. I hope you can find a product that works better overall for you

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  13. Interesting to read and you definitely did a thorough review. I found your discussion on how it will likely do in the market to be fascinating - you know your stuff!

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  14. This product seemed to have a lot of potential, shame about the lack of scent. I agree sourcing locally is the best way to go.

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    1. yea. responsibility counts everywhere. thanks Louise <3

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  15. great review article, its awesome that you are supporting locals

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  16. Thanks so much for the detailed review. It's frustrating to purchase a product and have lackluster results so I appreciate you giving us a heads up!

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  17. The detail in this review is so good, I have poker straight hair and never really worry about finding products but the girl I’m dating has super curly hair and is forever moaning about products causing frizziness. Will be sending this her way!

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  18. I love this review so much, you wrote so many details and great information. I also love that you are supporting your local community is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing this :)

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  19. Well done! thanks for the infos and the details. :)

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  20. I haven't heard of Coco Curls and I've got curly hair myself which is a hot mess to tame most days - with our harsh winters my curls really need a good boost of moisture and that's something I look for with products. I love how detailed your review is - thanks for sharing!

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  21. I haven’t heard of this product before. A shame about the scent, I do like hair products to have a lovely scent. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

    Lauren - bournemouthgirl

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  22. i always appreciate and enjoy an in-depth review! thank you for sharing this product!xx

    jessica | www.overdressedblogger.com

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  23. love the honest review here - i'm always on the hunt for good products for my curly hair. i personally haven't had good luck with that.

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  24. We hate when we can smell the chemicals in beauty products. Great review!

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  25. Really useful review -- thanks for the info as I need to figure out what is best for my wavy/curly/unruly hair!

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  26. Aloe vera is always a GOOD ingredient!
    When I read the name I thought it cuuld smell like coconut: a perfume I like so much!

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