Thursday, May 30, 2013

Soft Sheen Carson Care Free Curl Gold Instant Activator

I took it old school and bought some curl activation AKA jheri curl juice!

I had seen someone using it on youtube, and when I was in the store and saw that is was only around three bucks....I picked it up. It can't hurt to try it after all!

Soft Sheen Carson claims:
    Activates and moisturizes in one easy step. Restores curls, smoothes hair and adds sheen. Leaves hair feeling silkier and looking livelier, never greasy or stiff.
    Dual conditioning,For natural or curly hair

I was surprised to find that this stuff smells pretty nice. I say suprised because sometimes the older products smell...outdated! This one is almost like a floral, gentle, aloe scent.  It's light and doesn't linger. So it's ok in my book...

The actual product is somewhere between a gel and a serum. It easier to distribute and all that jazz.

The problem is, it doesn't do much to activate any curls. My hair looks pretty much the same after if not a bit frizzer. 

The good news though is that it adds a little moisture and makes detangling a breeze. And it doesn't give you that wet look, which I kinda wanted!

 Water (Aqua) , Propylene Glycol , Glycerin , Cetearyl Alcohol , Dimethicone , Polyquaternium 11 , Stearalkonium Chloride , Cyclopentasiloxane , Imidazolidinyl Urea , Propylparaben , Fragrance (Parfum) , Dimethiconol , Wheat Amino Acid , FD&C Yellow 5 Aluminum Lake , Orange 4 (CI 15510) , Silica

The ingredients aren't that great though and one would probably be better off just spritzing glycerin and water in the hair.

Remember hair is flammable, I feel like jheri curl product make the hair even more flammable....just sayin'.