Like me, you’ve probably seen Pureology around salons & never had a chance to try it. In fact I’m pretty sure I’ve been shampooed with it at the basin in-salon at least once but I definitely like to get my hands & (‘fro) on the product personally (& in the comfort of my bathroom) before I make a judgement call.
Pureology’s best know for their Anti-Fade (as in colour preserving) Complex and has always had the equity of being super mild formulation wise in my mind. I have henna in my hair at the moment (I know, I know, I owe you a post on that too) so the timing of this was perfect…
Pureology’s new Curl Complete Range
I got to try:
I used all three products together last week & again since then to get the max effect of how they worked. I used exactly as directed except that I kept the conditioner on for 5 minutes instead of the prescribed 1-2 minutes and in 4 sections. Also, might I add, I used them for the 1st time on a rather important hair day for me – I was presenting at the inaugural Feminist Stokvel Hair Soiree (um, risky!)…
- the shampoo (in fact all of the Pureology shampoos) is sulphate free & uses sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate (a milder surfactant) instead – if you like a gentle (but still foamy) shampoo this is it
- all 3 products in the Curl Complete system I tried have coconut oil (including the shampoo!) though not in the highest quantities but definitely makes for a moisturised feeling. There’s also a bit of sunflower seed extract (softens & moisturises) in all 3 products
- if you’re after value the shampoo is very concentrated & they claim up to 70 washes a bottle (if you wash once a week like me that’s equivalent to a year & a half’s supply!). I will say that it “took” very quickly, spread easily & didn’t need a second shampoo
My favourite product of the 3 was definitely the Taming Butter (4th in the pic above). I can tell why they didn’t call it a leave-in conditioner – it’s more than that. In addition to coconut oil that the entire range has the Taming Butter also has glycerine, soybean oil, castor oil & our beloved shea butter. I applied it after a cold rinse (after the conditioner) and in about 8 vertical sections starting at the back of my head. Think of it as a hair butter crossed with a leave-in conditioner – its really good!
Heads up: Even if f you don’t have colour treated hair Pureology’s formulations are a good option for the days you know you’re going to be outdoors lots (i.e. for me when I’m running or maybe a beach day). Their Anti Fade Complex I mentioned earlier has a blend of potent antioxidants and full spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreens, including heliogenol (protects against free radicals) and Vitamins C and E.
So it’s a yes for Pureology from me – both the brand and this Curl Complete range. The Curl Complete Moisture Melt Mask (3rd in pic above) is probably a goodie too and if you have hair like mine (read: dry/curly) their Hydrate *& Super Smooth ranges look promising too!
Oh & yeah the hair turned out great at the Feminist Stokvel Hair Soiree. My curls held well, were soft & moisturised, “held” better than normal (the Taming Butter I’m sure) & smelled divine – I’ll do a post of the night soon!
Be kind to your hair!