Friday, January 1, 2010

Product Review: Curly Q's




I want to say thank you to Curls for allowing me to review
your products.

About Curly Q's

Looking for the right products for your curly hair kid? Not too heavy or greasy like most ethnic products found in drugstores, with the right amount of moisture and curl definition, minus the dryness found in products created for straight hair? Curly Q's is just for you!

Curly Q's, quality curly hair products are gently formulated for curly hair kids with naturally curly, kinky, wavy, and/or natural-afro hair!

Formulated with natural humectants, organic moisturizers, and curl enhancers. Your curly angel's hair will never be the same!

Curlie Cutie Cleansing Cream

The Claim: This rich and creamy sulfate free cleanser gently cleanses your angel's curls, hydrates, and conditions the hair all in one step! Produces a mild, gentle lather, as it is sulfate (detergent) free. Infused with Carrot Seed oil, Horse Chestnut, Sage Leaf and Arnica Montana Flower Extract, this exceptionally formulated cleanser with cleanse, hydrate and condition her hair all in one step!

Ingredients: Purified water, Sodium Cocyl Isethionate, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, cocamidopropyl Betaine, Steric Acid, Glycerine, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polyquaternium-7, Fragrance, Silk Amino Acids, Panthenol, Daucus Carota, Sativa (carrot) seed oil, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Aesculus Hipocastanum (Horse Chestnut) extract, Salvia Officinalis (sage) leaf extract, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Caramel.

Price: $12 8oz

Review: I rinsed A's hair with warm water, poured a little Curlie Cutie Cleansing Cream in my hand, then gentled massaged it in circles on A's scalp. This shampoo is very moisturizing and has a nice lather. It was very easy to rinse out and smells amazing!

A's hair with Curlie Cutie Cleansing Cream in.


Coconut Dream Conditioner

The Claim: Looking for a rinse off conditioner that provides MAXIMUM moisture and softness for your angel's dry curly tresses? Look no further, Coconut Dream conditioner is guaranteed to soften the kinkiest curl, moisturize the driest lock, and detangle the most unruly tresses.

Ingredients: Purified Water, Cetyl Alcohol (derived from coconut) Stearalkonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol (derived from coconut), Polysorbate 60, Virgin Coconut Oil (Cocos Hucifera), Panthenol, Certified Organic Arnica Flower Extract, Certified Organic Chamoile Flower Extract, Certified Organic White Tea Extract, Monoi de Tahiti, Methylheptyl Isostearate, Hydroxypropyltrimonium, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Natural Fragrance,Caramel.

Price: $14 16oz

Review: After rinsing out
Curlie Cutie Cleansing Cream I applied a generous amount of Coconut Dream Conditioner in sections of A's hair. This conditioner was moisturizing and had a nice slip. I finger combed her hair first, then used a wide tooth comb on each section. I let it sit for a few minutes then rinsed.

A's hair with Coconut Dream Conditioner in.


Moist Curls Moisturizer/Detangler

The Claim: Moist Curls is the daily detangling liquid moisturizer you've been looking for! This hot seller detangles, revives, protects, moisturizes and conditions your angel's curls. Give her curls a boost while protecting them from the harsh environmental elements. For best result use daily on wet or dry hair.

Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Bean Tree, Certified Organic White Tea Extract, Certified Organic Chamomille Extract, Certified Organic Pomegranate Seed Extract, Hydroxypropyltrimonium, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Butyrospermum Parkii Shea Butter, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Seed Oil), Cocos Nucifera Coconut Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Silk Amino Acids, Citric Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Disodium EDTA, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Natural Fragrance.

Price: $14 8oz

Review: I actually sprayed a little of the Moist Curls Moisturizer in my hand, then applied it to each section of A's hair. It definitely helped me glide the Denman D3 brush through her curls very easily. A little of this product goes a very long way, so use sparingly. This stuff smells great! A said it smells like gum, watermelon, and yogurt. lol :)

Curly Q Milkshake

The Claim: Perfect leave in for your curly angel...especially for those with needy, dry curls. Derived from natural milks (coconut and sweet almond milk), this moisturizing cream will bring life back to her overworked tresses.

Ingredients: Purified water, certified organic aloe barbadensis leaf juice, cetearyl alcohol, behentrimonium methosulfate, jojoba oil, cetrimonium chloride, soy protein, soyamidoprpylkonium chloride, allantoin, soy lecithin, beeswax milk, coconut milk, aloe vera milk, milk amino acids, buttermilk, arnica extract, lavender extract, certified organic chamomile extract, certified organic white tea extract, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, fragrance.

Price: $14 8oz

Review: I applied a little of the Curly Q Milkshake on top of Moist Curls Moisturizer. This product is light, creamy, and very moisturizing!

Curly Q Gel-les'c (pronounced Curly Q Jealousy)

The Claim: It isn’t a gel, and not quite a serum it’s Curl Gel-les’c (pronounced Curl Jealousy). This botanically based, organic curl styler imparts brilliant sheen, banishes frizz, and holds those twirls in place! Transform dry frizzy locks into the enviable curls that every girl dreams of, with Curly Q Gel-les’c!

Ingredients: Purified Water, Polyquaternium-11, Sorbitol, Certified Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Polyquaternium-37, Vegetable Glycerin, Certified Organic Coconut Milk ( Cocos Nucifera Fruit Juice), Certified Organic Linden Seed Oil ( Tilia Cordata Flower Extract), Certified Organic Flaxseed Oil ( Linum Usitatissimum Seed Oil, Certified Organic Chamoile Extract (Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract) Certified Organic Rosemary Extract (Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol.

Price: $18 8oz

Review: Finally, I applied Curl Gel-les'c to each section of A's hair. I only needed a small drop for each section. I am absolutely in love with Curl Gel-les'c! You may remember my review I did a while back on a small sample size of this product. A has gotten some of the best frizz free, defined curls from Gel-les'c.

A's wet hair layered with Moist Curls Moisturizer, Curly Q Milkshake, & Curl Gel-les'c.


Before & Afters:

In her before pictures I had taken down 5 big "bed time" braids. If you would like to see what her hair looks like washed, detangled, with no product left in, go here




In the picture below, she was swinging her hair back and forth, you can really see how defined and frizz free her curls were.


I am definitely impressed with Curly Q's. A's hair is soft, moisturized, and frizz free. She has volume, but not "too" much volume. Just fun, bouncy curls! Everything smells absolutely amazing! I think the prices are reasonable, especially considering you don't need much of any of the above products. A little goes a long way. I can see several of the above full size products lasting several months. I really wasn't sure how much I would like Curly Q's. I thought it would be too light for A's 4A curl type but that is not the case. I am loving it. If you would like to purchase Curls, Curly Q's, or It's-a-Curl products you can visit their website.

Disclosure: The product(s) were sent to me free of charge from the company or PR agency for the purpose of this review. My opinions are my own and are not influenced by any other part.


  1. Great review...I always like your before and after pics, it really helps to see the effect of the product.

    I love the Curls line! Tia has a mix of 3c/4a hair and we have been using the Curly Q products since she was about 11 months - so nearly 2 years now. You're right, a little goes a long way. Shampoo does last for months in our house.

    For Tia's hair, custard works better than milkshake - I highly recommend it! If she has her hair loose, I like to use a few sprays of moisturizer and a small amount of custard whenever I need to freshen it - in the morning, after a nap, etc, and it makes her curls look so defined and shiny.

    If I am doing a style, then I use Curls Princess Glaze on each section immediately before braiding/cornrowing. It keeps it moisturized and shiny, but has good hold so it keeps the style longer and it's not too slippery so I can still work with the hair after I put it on. I will have to try the Gel-es'c, I haven't tried that one yet.

  2. Wonderful review! I love the milkshake for Danasia's hair. I've heard great things about the Gel-es'c. I need to try that soon. And I think I'm going to start the It's a Curl line for my little man.

  3. Ok I've been wanting to try these products and now you've convinced me. Kyndal's hair is similar to A's from the looks of the pics. I'm working on retaming some of her curls throughtout her head. With Terri's method its coming along. But I'm seriously going to order the Curly-Q and try it. GREAT REVIEW!!

  4. Great review...I purchased the Curlie Cutie Cleansing Cream for my daughter, and I love it!! It smells wonderful and cleans without stripping. Just like you, I thought it would be too light (even though my baby's hair isn't as thick as A's), but it worked fine. Your review is making me want to go out and buy the entire line now!! (Im such a PJ lol) :)

  5. I love the before and after pictures. Just wanted to know was this review based on the first time you used the products or have you used it more than once? Also, did you feel you had to use all the products or can you do without one or another? Thanks

  6. Thanks for the review and pics! I just ordered this for my daughter and hope to achieve similar results.

  7. Thanks so much for all of the comments everyone! For those of you who ordered, I'm pretty confident that you will like it! I did a review on a curl gel-les'c sample I got a while back and really liked it. It was a small sample, so I was iffy, but she got 3 days of great curls out of that small sample! Very surprising. I posted pics. I'll post the link again for you all along with the link to get the free sample.

    OH, And ladies, the day after doing this review, A's curls looked amazing!!! I couldn't stop staring at them. And she is a wild sleeper! Like I said, I'm really impressed. Her curls really popped.

    @Notthecoolmom, thank you! I used the curl gel-les'c before (small sample) and loved it. Like I said above, she got day THREE hair from the gel-les'c. That has never happened. The other products I just reviewed, this was a first time use. I do plan on trying them again. I would like to try the Milkshake alone, it's really light so I'm not sure if it would have a lot of hold on A's curls (but it is moisturizing!) by its self,but layered with the Gel-les'c it worked great. I highly recommend the Gel-les'c, once this runs out I am ordering. I also want to add, I styled A's hair today in small box braids (will post pics soon) and after I was done I put some Gel-les'c in my hands, then rubbed it on top of her hair to hold down some of her frizz, and I still pretty much have a full size 2oz sample of this stuff! I mean it goes a LONG way! Once I order the full size, I think it will last me several months. Maybe 6 months or so.

    Any questions feel free to ask ladies!! Email me if you would like!

    Ok sorry for any typos, I'm sleepy. Off to bed! <3 yall!

  8. thanks for the review. may have to give Curly Q's a try.

  9. I have only tried the Gel-les'c from the curls line and I really like it. My 22 month old daughter has very fine hair with loose curls, but boy can her hair frizz! It leaves her curls looking nice all day.
    by the way,♥ the blog! Very helpful, great job!

  10. I love the Curls Cleansing Cream! Great shampoo!! I like the tea conditioner they sell and LOVE the souffle.

  11. @honeysmoke, I think you would like it for your girls!!

    Thanks everyone! I like this line a lot.


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