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New Product Alert!

Hey ladies, most of you know that I blog about beauty, etc. I recently got to try a new product line, and I LOVE it!! Honestly, so far I think it's going to replace my beloved KCCC, it's that good, for my hair. So, I thought before I posted about it on my blog, I'd dish to all you other PJ's. The line is by Queen Helene and it's called Royal Curl. There's a shampoo, conditioner, styling product and hair oil. The line is free of sulfates, petrolatum, parabens and phthalates.

The shampoo is nice, it's got a good lather, smells nice and gets the job done. It didn't leave my hair stripped or awful feeling.

The conditioner I'm not crazy about, it smells good, and contains BTMS, which I love, but oddly it doesn't have very good slip.

Now onto the real gem, the styling product, Royal Curl Curl Shaping Creme, it comes in a 15 oz.tub. Wowza! It isn't a cream at all, it's a gel. It's got a similar color to KCCC, but more natural looking, if that makes sense. It's almost sort of brownish, or yellowish. It's not slimy or sticky, the way KCCC is. The directions say to start with a dime size, but I use way more than that, probably 2-3 quarter sizes. Then I use it again at about 85% dry, per the Consistently Awesome Hair Technique. This stuff is awesome! It doesn't behave like KCCC does, and the consistency of it leads you to believe it won't have much hold, but it's got plenty. It drys to a soft crunch, but it holds all day! I've been using it for about a week, and I live in Oklahoma, and our weather has been all over the place. Rainy and windy, sunny and humid, and the list goes on. This stuff has held up to all of it without fail. It gives me a reasonable amount of curl enhancement, beautiful definition, volume galore, and shine. It does contain glycerin, high on the ingredients list, so if your glycerin sensitive, this will probably be a bust for you. I love it!

The oil is also great, it smells good, and I use it to SOTC.

Each product in the line retails for $7.95, and should be available at almost anywhere you can get Queen Helene products, sometime this month.
How's My Hair?
Review: L'Oreal Evercreme Cleansing Conditioner
Review: Yes To Carrots Nourishing Shampoo & Pampering Conditioner + 35% off at YTC.com

3a-b, fine & medium texture, medium-high porosity from years of damaging. I'm addicted to changing my hair color.
Cleansing: No-Poo, Elucence MBS, YTC Poo,
Conditioner: One Condition, JC Too Shea!, YTC Condish, Elucence MBC, Joico Daily, KCKT
Styling: KCCC, LALPS, BRHG, Biotera Gel
SMB Photography
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Comments

  • curlyserfcurlyserf Posts: 858Registered Users
    Oh, no. I'm going to be in trouble! LOL!

    Sounds like great stuff. And for the price, it's definitely worth a try. Thanks for letting us know!

    Kerri
    2?/3a ??? ; fine; high density; normal porosity and elasticity
    color treated

    CURRENTLY USING:
    cleanse:Organix Vanilla Silk, Use Me Cleansing Cream
    rinse out/li:Ion Effective Care, Tresseme Naturals Radiant Volume (both with NPF added)
    stylers:Curl Keeper, UFD Curly Magic, & Alba Botanicals Strong Hold Gel
    PT:CJ Repair Me

    mod CG since August 2010
  • smasters467smasters467 Posts: 527Registered Users
    Oh, I forgot to mention, I'll have pics and the full review on my blog in the next few days.
    How's My Hair?
    Review: L'Oreal Evercreme Cleansing Conditioner
    Review: Yes To Carrots Nourishing Shampoo & Pampering Conditioner + 35% off at YTC.com

    3a-b, fine & medium texture, medium-high porosity from years of damaging. I'm addicted to changing my hair color.
    Cleansing: No-Poo, Elucence MBS, YTC Poo,
    Conditioner: One Condition, JC Too Shea!, YTC Condish, Elucence MBC, Joico Daily, KCKT
    Styling: KCCC, LALPS, BRHG, Biotera Gel
    SMB Photography
  • FrizzBgoneFrizzBgone Posts: 2,678Registered Users
    Hi There! Always keen to hear about a new line!! Would you mind posting a link. I am using the Curl Talk app on my iPhone & thought I had found the company, but I didn't see a curl cream. TIA :)
    Type: 3a fine & dense,with normal porosity, terrible product junkie
    ROUTINE: LI, enhancer, gel, plop with Curlease towel, serum product (either CIAB or Gel-les'c), clip & diffuse.
    Too many favourite products to list ... I finally have my routine that works and alot of products to choose from. My product stash is huge, but well loved !!!
  • smasters467smasters467 Posts: 527Registered Users
    Hey FrizzBgone, the company website is queenhelene.com, however the products aren't on their website yet. I'm not sure exactly what day their going to lauch, so maybe they're waiting to put them on the site until they've officially launched. I was able to find one website, where they're available, here. But I've never shopped with them before, and I thought it was strange that products that aren't even released just yet are available through them. They're also $1 higher than SRP. As soon as I find out a release date, and exactly where they'll be available I'll post update links, etc. :)
    How's My Hair?
    Review: L'Oreal Evercreme Cleansing Conditioner
    Review: Yes To Carrots Nourishing Shampoo & Pampering Conditioner + 35% off at YTC.com

    3a-b, fine & medium texture, medium-high porosity from years of damaging. I'm addicted to changing my hair color.
    Cleansing: No-Poo, Elucence MBS, YTC Poo,
    Conditioner: One Condition, JC Too Shea!, YTC Condish, Elucence MBC, Joico Daily, KCKT
    Styling: KCCC, LALPS, BRHG, Biotera Gel
    SMB Photography
  • hippiechic81hippiechic81 Posts: 1,239Registered Users
    The new products sound pretty cool. But I just checked out your blog for the first time and I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll definitely be following it!!:toothy4:
    2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

    [FONT=Going back and forth between Herbal Essence Don't Fade On Me shampoo and condish and L'oreal Sulfate Free shampoo

    Stylers-
    - Not Your Mother's Curl Cream, La Bella Sports Gel, Aussie Sprunch Spray

    [/COLOR][/FONT] My waves are finally getting stronger thanks to weekly PTs and longer hair in general. Still trying to grow it out though!:headbang:

    mod-CG since December '10

    I have Celiac's Disease so no gluten please!

    My hair is basically my hobby!!

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  • smasters467smasters467 Posts: 527Registered Users
    Aw, thanks hippiechic!

    I just got word back that the products will initially be available at Whole Foods starting next week.
    How's My Hair?
    Review: L'Oreal Evercreme Cleansing Conditioner
    Review: Yes To Carrots Nourishing Shampoo & Pampering Conditioner + 35% off at YTC.com

    3a-b, fine & medium texture, medium-high porosity from years of damaging. I'm addicted to changing my hair color.
    Cleansing: No-Poo, Elucence MBS, YTC Poo,
    Conditioner: One Condition, JC Too Shea!, YTC Condish, Elucence MBC, Joico Daily, KCKT
    Styling: KCCC, LALPS, BRHG, Biotera Gel
    SMB Photography
  • LISA LISALISA LISA Posts: 566Registered Users
    I LOVE Queene Helene!:cheers:
    I use their Mint Julep protien shampoo every two weeks or so as a low-poo - I simply ADORE the stuff!

    Can't wait to get my paws on this new line!
    Big Chop from hip - 5/2014
    Enjoying the journey to APL or BSL!
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  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    Oh, I forgot to mention, I'll have pics and the full review on my blog in the next few days.
    Will there be an ingredient list as well? :sunny:
    Discovered CG 2007

    2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

    Link-Spritz & Condish Washing:glasses7:

    I'm aCurlJunkieJunky :love4:

    My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars :tongue6:


    CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    I found this but not sure if it's accurate:

    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sndonline.com%2Fqueen-helene-royal-curl-shaping-creme-15oz-p-15811.html" class="Popup

    Ingredients
    Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Pectin, Agave Rigida (Sisal) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance (Parfum)
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Glycerin is second? Oh well. Won't waste my money on it then.


    Sent from my iPhone using CurlTalk
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • smasters467smasters467 Posts: 527Registered Users
    From what's on my jar, the ingredients that xcptnl posted are accurate. Thanks for posting, typing that out would be a real pain.

    RCC, yeah glycerin is 2nd. I know it won't be for everyone, but it works great for me. :)
    How's My Hair?
    Review: L'Oreal Evercreme Cleansing Conditioner
    Review: Yes To Carrots Nourishing Shampoo & Pampering Conditioner + 35% off at YTC.com

    3a-b, fine & medium texture, medium-high porosity from years of damaging. I'm addicted to changing my hair color.
    Cleansing: No-Poo, Elucence MBS, YTC Poo,
    Conditioner: One Condition, JC Too Shea!, YTC Condish, Elucence MBC, Joico Daily, KCKT
    Styling: KCCC, LALPS, BRHG, Biotera Gel
    SMB Photography
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    I was quite curious since a single digit cost KCCC is always appealing.

    But, glycerin that high would strip my hair dye in no time flat. Glycerin is a great solvent. Having it that high may also limit its seasonability for some. Plenty of people love the glycerin though, so it should work well for them.


    Sent from my iPhone using CurlTalk
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • Al1020BlueAl1020Blue Posts: 147Registered Users
    I'm going to have to check this out...but I am of the glycerin but for the price...might give a go anyway! :blob2:
    If at first you don't succeed you must try, try, try again...:disgust:

    Current Products:


    Poo: SM Moisture Retention Shampoo & SM African Black Soap

    LI Condish: Oyin HH, SM DTM, SM Y&A Milk
    DC: SM DTM, Honey & Oil Blend
    Stylers: Oyin S&D, Oyin BSP, Oyin J&B, EcoStyler (Blue), SM C&S Milk
    Oils: Tea Tree, Grapeseed, EVOO, Vatika Oil, Sweet Almond, Avocado Oil, SM RSB Elixir

    We are all so much together, but we are all dying of loneliness - A. Schweitzer
  • dianemary126dianemary126 Posts: 184Registered Users
    since it says all natural, does this mean it is silicone free as well? thanks
    Diane
    NYC/NJ
    2c/3a..fine/regular texture..normal porosity..low elasticity..high density..cherub curls

    MONAT all natural hair products are the absolute BEST
    /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dianemary.mymonat.com" class="Popup

    goals: grow out bad breakage cut and artificial hair color1
    last softener: Sept 2010
    last color: 2.14.15
    last cut/trim: 4.7.15

    blog: /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fdianemarybeauty.blogspot.com" class="Popup
  • bluesheepbluesheep Posts: 300Registered Users
    I was quite curious since a single digit cost KCCC is always appealing.

    But, glycerin that high would strip my hair dye in no time flat. Glycerin is a great solvent. Having it that high may also limit its seasonability for some. Plenty of people love the glycerin though, so it should work well for them.


    Sent from my iPhone using CurlTalk

    Yow, glycerin strips color?! :shock: I had no idea. I guess I need to step up my research. Thanks for mentioning that!
    3b/3a, medium porosity, slightly coarse, high elasticity, high density. CG 2004; mod CG since 2006. CG again since 4/1/11.

    Lowpoo:
    Gudonya Salty Dawg (etsy), SM Moisture Retention
    CO: Gudonya Intense (etsy), SM Restorative, Tresemme Naturals
    LI: Gudonya IHC, SMCH Milk, Tresemme Nat, Biotera LI
    Stylers (current rotation): AVG/H20 spray, Eco Styler, EVCO, SMCH smoothie and mist, La Bella LoC, ORS Lock & Twist.
    Homemade DTs, PTs and Pre-Poos
    Love flour sack towels.
    Coconut oil = magic!
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    Well, to be more specific, it can strips semis and demis and large molecules like red. There's an article about it here if you want to search. I'm phone posting so can't search well right now.

    It doesn't seem to bother bleach blonde or most browns.

    I do know personally that it affects my red. But, I did just go to a new color that had more brown/red in it.


    Sent from my iPhone using CurlTalk
    Kiva! Microfinance works.

    Med/Coarse, porous curly.
  • montREALadymontREALady Posts: 1,210Registered Users
    The same Queen Helene that's been in bss for years?

    Sent from my MB300 using CurlTalk App
  • ttlollattlolla Posts: 948Registered Users
    The same Queen Helene that's been in bss for years?

    Sent from my MB300 using CurlTalk App

    I swear I was thinking that too . I guess it is a new line of products

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  • montREALadymontREALady Posts: 1,210Registered Users
    ttlolla wrote: »
    The same Queen Helene that's been in bss for years?

    Sent from my MB300 using CurlTalk App

    I swear I was thinking that too . I guess it is a new line of products

    Sent from my Desire HD using CurlTalk App

    Yeah, I was on my phone so didn't do a search. I use their cholesterol dc sometimes.

    Sent from my MB300 using CurlTalk App
  • smasters467smasters467 Posts: 527Registered Users
    Yeah it's the same Queen Helene who makes the mint julep mask, etc.

    Also, the line is silicone free as well. :)
    How's My Hair?
    Review: L'Oreal Evercreme Cleansing Conditioner
    Review: Yes To Carrots Nourishing Shampoo & Pampering Conditioner + 35% off at YTC.com

    3a-b, fine & medium texture, medium-high porosity from years of damaging. I'm addicted to changing my hair color.
    Cleansing: No-Poo, Elucence MBS, YTC Poo,
    Conditioner: One Condition, JC Too Shea!, YTC Condish, Elucence MBC, Joico Daily, KCKT
    Styling: KCCC, LALPS, BRHG, Biotera Gel
    SMB Photography
  • jillian93jillian93 Posts: 107Registered Users
    Wow I always see that line at Sally's and never thought to try.
  • montREALadymontREALady Posts: 1,210Registered Users
    Yeah it's the same Queen Helene who makes the mint julep mask, etc.

    Also, the line is silicone free as well. :)

    I'm going to look out for it. I'm looking for glycerin free for the summer BEFORE I invest in Curl Junkie's Curl Queen, lol.

    Sent from my MB300 using CurlTalk App
  • southernfibersouthernfiber Posts: 20Registered Users
    WOW!! I have been wanting to try KCCC, but the price has put me off. I don't want to spend all of that money just for my hair to not like it. I will look for this on my next product run and snag it if I find it. Can't wait to try! :blob2:
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    Products:
    Cleanser: Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Shampoo (every Sunday)
    COWash: Suave Tropical Coconut
    Condish/Leave In: Garnier Fructis TNT
    Styler: La Bella Lots of Curls
  • ttlollattlolla Posts: 948Registered Users
    It's not on the UK version of their website

    Sent from my Desire HD using CurlTalk App
  • montREALadymontREALady Posts: 1,210Registered Users
    ttlolla wrote: »
    It's not on the UK version of their website

    Sent from my Desire HD using CurlTalk App

    I think if you look up, it's not on any website yet.

    Sent from my MB300 using CurlTalk App
  • montREALadymontREALady Posts: 1,210Registered Users
    Aw, thanks hippiechic!

    I just got word back that the products will initially be available at Whole Foods starting next week.

    Thanks. Just read that it has glycerin :( Looks good though. Thanks for the info.

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  • bluesheepbluesheep Posts: 300Registered Users
    Well, to be more specific, it can strips semis and demis and large molecules like red. There's an article about it here if you want to search. I'm phone posting so can't search well right now.

    It doesn't seem to bother bleach blonde or most browns.

    I do know personally that it affects my red. But, I did just go to a new color that had more brown/red in it.


    Sent from my iPhone using CurlTalk

    No worries - I'll look it up. Thanks for the tip!


    Sent from my iPhone using CurlTalk
    3b/3a, medium porosity, slightly coarse, high elasticity, high density. CG 2004; mod CG since 2006. CG again since 4/1/11.

    Lowpoo:
    Gudonya Salty Dawg (etsy), SM Moisture Retention
    CO: Gudonya Intense (etsy), SM Restorative, Tresemme Naturals
    LI: Gudonya IHC, SMCH Milk, Tresemme Nat, Biotera LI
    Stylers (current rotation): AVG/H20 spray, Eco Styler, EVCO, SMCH smoothie and mist, La Bella LoC, ORS Lock & Twist.
    Homemade DTs, PTs and Pre-Poos
    Love flour sack towels.
    Coconut oil = magic!
  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    xcptnl wrote: »
    I found this but not sure if it's accurate:

    Queen Helene Royal Curl Shaping Creme 15oz [792115] : Super Natural Distributors

    Ingredients
    Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Pectin, Agave Rigida (Sisal) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance (Parfum)
    Thanks xcptnl I tried searching but obviously I'm not as adept as you :) This look like a nice ingredient list. I'm OK with Glycerin unless dews & temps are in the single digits. I also don't color "yet" so I'm very curious about this stuff.
    Discovered CG 2007

    2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

    Link-Spritz & Condish Washing:glasses7:

    I'm aCurlJunkieJunky :love4:

    My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars :tongue6:


    CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    DEL2C wrote: »
    xcptnl wrote: »
    I found this but not sure if it's accurate:

    Queen Helene Royal Curl Shaping Creme 15oz [792115] : Super Natural Distributors

    Ingredients
    Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Pectin, Agave Rigida (Sisal) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance (Parfum)
    Thanks xcptnl I tried searching but obviously I'm not as adept as you :) This look like a nice ingredient list. I'm OK with Glycerin unless dews & temps are in the single digits. I also don't color "yet" so I'm very curious about this stuff.

    No problemo del! I am curious too but I have so many gels that I can only use when the dew point gods are lined up not sure I need to add another one! I am surprised this will be a whole foods item as I have never seen their other products in a store.



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    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • montREALadymontREALady Posts: 1,210Registered Users
    Aw, thanks hippiechic!

    I just got word back that the products will initially be available at Whole Foods starting next week.

    I wonder when next week, don't want to stalk WF every single day, lol.

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