Size: 16 oz
DESIGN ESSENTIALS® NATURAL CURL STRETCHING CREAM defines curls in natural styles for curly to tightly coiled hair types. Adds definition to extremely textured hair. Botanicals provides excellent moisture and intense shine. Smoothes and conditions textured hair. Creates beautiful frizz controlled curls
Water (Aqua), Prunus Amygdalus (and) Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Sweet Almond Butter),Glycerin, Canola Oil (and) Glycine Soja (Soybean) Germ Extract (and) Zea Mays (Corn) Starch (and) Silica, Olea Europea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Glyceryl Stearate (and) PEG-100 Stearate, Acetylated Lanolin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Coco Glucoside (and) Glyceryl Monooleate, PEG-8 Dilaurate, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Potassium Sorbate (and) Hexylene Glycol, Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil, Ceteareth-20, Stearyl Alcohol, Fragrance, Sodium Borate, Carbomer, Panthenol, PVP/VA Copolymer, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), EDTA Disodium, BHT, Caramel, Silk Amino Acid
I have tightly coiled 4b hair and I used the stretching cream on wet hair to set my hair in two strand twists for a twist out. I also used this product on dry hair to set my hair in flat twists for a flat twist out.
The fragrance was interestingly pleasant. It smelled like yummy cake batter.
|My two strand twist out on wet hair|
I was so happy with this product because my hair was happy with it. When I applied the product to my hair it went on smooth and coated my very well. As I twisted my hair there was a white residue that dried clear.
When I used it on my wet hair for my two strand twists, I could see that my twists hung lower then when I style my hair with other products. The next day my twist out looked like I used flexi rods! The curl definition was impressive. My hair was shiny, soft, and moisturized. And finding frizz in my hair was like looking for a relaxed diva at a Bronner Bros Hair show. LOL (only naturalistas will chuckle at that. )
Disclaimer: The product directions say to use this product on WET/DAMP hair, but i like styling my hair dry so I did.
When I used it on my dry hair for my flat twist, my flat twists were bouncy and moisturized. When I took my flat twists out, my hair had decent definition, was stretched, shiny and had very little frizz. Because I set my flat twists on dry hair, it wasn’t as clear whether the stretch was from the product or simply the nature of dry hair. Dry natural hair tends to hang longer than wet hair. Also, dry hair tends to have less defined curl definition. So I can’t attribute my hang time explicitly to this product.
They weren’t fibbing when they said “provides intense moisture and shine” you could feel the moisture and see the shine while I styled, when I took the style down, and that night when I set my hair back in twists or flat twists for bed.
Price: For the price you get a ton of product and a little of this product does go a long way. I am heavy handed and I have alot of hair. I used this product twice and I have enough product to last me years.
This product does NOT give a hard hold (which is great). If you have been looking for a styling product that will give you soft, shiny, moisturized hair, this is it. It would be nice if they had a smaller size. For someone who may want to try the product out. Or a nice travel size for me to take with me on vacation.