Curl Care and Definition with the Boucleme System
I’ve been rocking my natural curls for five years and in that time I’ve not committed to one brand. I have my hair staples but I tend to mix it. It’s has been a real challenge to find all the things I need from one range. I have thin hair with fine curls of a 2B/2C curl type but many products on the market are either too drying for my hair because it is colour treated or too heavy to style it. Boucleme has a three-step system which comprises of a Curl Cleanser, Curl Conditioner and Curl Defining Gel. It is 0% parabens, silicones and sulphates. Boucleme has given me curl perfection and I believe it will work well for many curl types. The Boucleme system was conceived, created, and is manufactured in the UK. As a UK based naturalista I see the merit in using a brand that was made here and I believe that it should cater for our water and climate.
I trialled the range for three consecutive hair washing sessions with wonderful results. I like the simple stylish packaging - each product is packaged in an uplifting pastel colour and the script for the directions are clear and easy to read. The fragrance took me by surprise though - simply because t’s just so different to anything I’ve ever used on my hair. It's not unpleasant, just not the typical floral or overtly sweet and feminine smell. I am still trying to decide whether I like it or not. What I can say is that it’s a unisex sort of citrusy smell so curly guys can use it too.
Trial One The Curl Cleanser has the consistency of a light conditioner and works like a co-wash cleanser. I don’t use many styling products in my hair but what I do use are mostly organic. When I washed my hair with the cleanser I applied it only once and after rinsing my hair it felt clean and lightly conditioned. I applied the conditioner as advised to my wet hair and I found that it detangled easily. Normally I towel dry my hair before applying any treatment or conditioner so this was a slightly different technique for me.
After detangling my hair I rinsed out the conditioner and applied the Curl Defining Gel. I applied the gel to wet hair as directed which again was a first to me. I then followed up with my favourite hair oil and diffused my tresses. The result was well defined bouncy moisturised shiny curls without the crunch. I was also extremely happy that my hair looked and it felt full.
Trial Two I applied a handmade Organic Leave In Conditioner after the Curl Defining Gel. Mid-week after trial one my hair was a little dry but this is no fault of the product at all. As stated earlier my hair is colour processed so it requires bit more attention to stay hydrated. I had even better results by including the Leave-in Conditioner in my hair regime.
Trial Three I applied a handmade Organic Hair Butter after the Curl Defining Gel. I was curious to see what results I would get. Then after diffusing, I applied a little Hair Oil. I am pleased to say that this process gave me the best result yet. My tip for those with dry hair is that the Curl Conditioner can be left in as a leave-in conditioner. I didn’t do that during my trial, however, I did use it during the week as a styling product and my hair didn’t feel clammy or tacky by end of the week.
I believe the Boucleme system will work for many curl types. However, for tighter and coarser curl types to have better definition and longer curl retention I would recommend using the Curl Conditioner as a leave-in conditioner, including a stronger hold gel along with an oil to retain moisture. The Curl Cleanserr and Curl Defining Gel are priced at £15.00 each and the Curl Conditioner is priced £17.00 for 300ml. Depending on the length, thickness and how often you wash your hair they should last for at least five to six weeks.
Boucleme has a really good website. A newly natural lady or a naturalista who struggles to achieve the best look for her curls will find helpful information on the website. It contains curl care tips and information on their products.
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