By Sheila Arkee
I’ll never forget the moment last year when my holy grail of hair care products failed. After using it off and on for the better part of five years, I noticed that my hair was full of a weird silicone goop that was nearly impossible to remove. Perhaps it was a bad batch of the product, but my curls were in a state of distress!
When it comes to products for my tender ringlets, I’m looking for something that won’t weigh my hair down and yet lend some long-lasting structure. Over the years I’ve found that my hair responds best to a sticky base that keeps the curls together. Anything else seriously compromises the integrity of my hair and I quickly find myself in a flyaway mess!
Enter Samy’s Twisted Curl Define Spray, which is a lightweight spray gel that promises to fight frizz and protect curls without build-up or excess stickiness. The spray has a twist-up base, which is apt to slipping once twisted up. However, you can easily take off the base and just use the spray.
Test #1 – Product By Itself: When spritzed and crunched over my head and allowed to air dry, this produced quite a gorgeous curl. Not too tight, not too loose, but a consistent curl. However, the spray just doesn’t have anything that keeps the curls together. After a few hours of being out and about and putting my hair back a few times, the curls weren’t as great as they started out.
Test #2 – Product As Base For a Gel: I’m all about second chances, so I did my usual hair care routine, spritzed the Samy over my head, and then added a heavy duty traditional gel and allowed to air dry. The results? Much, much better with a consistent curl that lasted more than just a few hours.
Will I keep using this product? I will definitely keep using it as a base under a gel, but I won’t use it on its own. Samy Twisted Curl Define Spray retails for $4.99 and can be found at Ulta.
*Product provided for consideration.