There comes a point in the life of every curly-haired girl or woman, that finds them seriously considering throwing on a lab-coat and nutty-professor goggles in pursuit of a solution to their persistent curl issues.
If the fancy products at the local salon won’t do the trick when a gazillion dollars spent on gels, conditioners and creams turn out to be a waste, what else is a woman to do?
Perhaps that’s what prompted Mahisha Dellinger to launch her own line of hair products in 2002. Don’t worry – with Dellinger’s extensive background in chemistry and her team of leading cosmetic specialists, you can rest assured that the Curls brand was not born from a garage-science experiment on a bad hair-day; this popular range was born from expertise.
Available at all the biggest retailers across the US – and, of course, online – the California-based brand has become a household name, and for good reasons.
Made from natural, certified organic ingredients, this is the brand celebrities such as Alicia Keys, TLC’s Chili, Blair Underwood and Yvette Nicole Brown turn to for red-carpet events as well as civilian life.
One of their most popular products is the Curls Passion Fruit Curl Control Paste – a curly girls’ solution to fly-aways, curl definition and added shininess.
Awarded Best of Beauty 2011, it has continuously shown that it can tame even the unruliest of curls without weighing the hair down or leaving it with a greasy appearance.
Made up of “pure goodness”, namely pure passion fruit oil, shea and mango seed butter, this sculpting shine pomade will help you control the formerly uncontrollable – those rebellious edges that don’t want to slick down; that awful frizz that keeps sprouting from the crown of your head, no matter how carefully you dry and condition it; those damn curls that seem to want to escape your skull.
According to Curls enthusiast Janelle Green, her “multi-textured (4c and 4b) hair doesn’t lay down for any man, woman or edge control but this one!”
The Curls Passion Fruit Curl Control Paste’s shea butter adjusts its properties to your hair’s needs, in other words, it will act moisturizing and reduce flakiness on a dry scalp and will reduce excessive oil production on a greasy scalp.
This makes this pomade safe to use on varying skin and hair types. Add to that the emollient properties of the mango seed butter, which seals the strands and makes them less prone to damage, along with its antioxidants and vitamins, and you’ve already got yourself two superfoods for your hair.
The key ingredient, however, is the passion fruit oil.
The passion fruit oil in this pomade is the ingredient responsible for this newly found, ultimate control over your curls and edges. Made up of 75% omega-6 fatty acids (mainly linoleic acid), passion fruit oil is used in a variety of hair and skincare products, due to its non-penetrating properties.
A better understanding of the vitamins and flavonoids it contains, will also help you gain clarity as to why this natural oil is so beneficial to our hair: it is full of vitamin A, C, K and E, phosphorus, calcium and potassium – all the goodness we are taught to pack into our diets from an early age.
So why not the hair?
You could even choose to complement your Curls Passion Fruit Control Paste routine by using pure passion fruit oil in a carrier oil directly on your scalp and curls.
Curly is known for its delicious-smelling products, and this one is no exception. You’d think the Curls Passion Fruit Curl Control Paste would have a fresh and fruity, slightly nutty scent based on its ingredients.
According to the beauty editors at Allure, however, “it smells like a butterscotch-flavored dessert” – and we can live with that. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with our hair smelling like fresh baked goods.
“it smells like a butterscotch-flavored dessert”
The texture of this edge and curl controller doesn’t look much like a paste, it has much more of a pomade consistency which may appear somewhat thick at first.
Once you dip your fingers into it and disperse it between your tips a little, you’ll see just how light and smooth it is. Not to mention shiny – just a few little dabs to lay down your edges are more than enough and the shine it leaves will last all day.
The same goes for any other styling techniques you might use the Curls Passion Fruit Control Paste for – 4 B and C type curls are particularly responsive to it and that goes to show, especially when worn in a puff. This product will keep your puff soft, bouncy and in place for the duration of the day.
Due to its soft, light-weight consistency, the Curls Passion Fruit Curl Control Paste has even converted those who usually abstain from experimenting with new products, for fear of ruining whatever hair regime they finally had working for them.
Its feel, smell and consistency make it almost impossible not to want to try it. Testing it on a small area – such as the edges it is known slicken – offers immediate, visible and tangible results, that simply cannot be denied.
It can be used in addition to an already existing hair styling regime – deep conditioning, co-washing, leave-in conditioners, etc. – and can be combined with a variety of other styling and moisturizing products such as shea or coconut butter.
Regardless of your usual hair regime, this Curls product can help you achieve the greatest styles, and they’re guaranteed to be long-lasting.
The Curls Passion Fruit Curl Control Paste happens to be a true favourite among recognized hair and beauty YouTubers who have been testing products for years.
It has established itself as the go-to product for twist-out curls that have never come out better, stronger and more defined than with the help of this mighty curl controller.
Whether the vital styling components are the glycerin or the natural jojoba and evening primrose oils – all we know is that this paste knows what it’s doing and so far, it has few competitors.