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Desert Essence Soft Curls Hair Cream - Anyone try it?

angel29ishangel29ish Posts: 800Registered Users
Desert Essence Coconut Condish is one of my very few on ground favorites. Today I came across the Soft Curls Hair Cream and Coconut Hair Defrizzer. Any thoughts on these? I've searched for a review, but didn't find anything. I purchased them and plan to try them soon. Here are the ingredients for the cream and defrizzer if anyone is interested:

Soft Curls Hair Cream:
Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol (Coconut Oil), Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Avena Strigosa Seed Extract (Black Oat), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin (Plant), Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Agave Rigida (Sisal) Extract, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Extract, Opuntia Vulgaris Extract (Nopal Cactus), Yucca Schidigera Root Extract (Yucca Cactus), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract (Comfrey), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Yucca Schidigera Leaf/Root/ Stem Extract (Yucca Cactus), Glyceryl Stearate SE, Glyceryl Caprylate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Lecithin (Soybeans), Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance (Parfum), Sodium Hydroxide

Coconut Hair Defrizzer & Heat Protectant
Ingredients (INCI): Water (Aqua), Glycerin (Plant), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Extract, Agave Rigida (Sisal) Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Opuntia Vulgaris Extract (Nopal Cactus), Yucca Schidigera Leaf/Root/Stem Extract (Yucca Cactus), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A Palmitate), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Decyl Glucoside (Coconut), Cetrimonium Chloride (Coconut Oil), Diglycerin, Polyquaternium-11, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Propanediol, Citric Acid, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprylate, Sodium Phytate, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance (Parfum), Potassium Sorbate
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3B, fine, low/normal porosity
CG - July 2009
CO/RO/Trt.-Suave, BCB, Tigi OH & MM, EO, CJRehab, SG, DF & CF, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Darcy's, K-Pak, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin, JCWDT, CurlQ
LI-GDLI, Abba PGC, CJRehab, CF,SG & BCLI, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin
Styler-FSG, Re:coil, CJCCCC lite & CIAB, Komaza CCP & CS, DB, BRHG, Joiwhip/gel, Ecostyler, Boots, SS, Gel-les'c, DMMCG, KCSS
Too many others to list!

Comments

  • tonsofcurlztonsofcurlz Posts: 323Registered Users
    I also love that condish and I use it as a leave in. I've never heard of these products but I'd love to try them! Where did you buy them?
    3b, fine texture, low to normal porosity
    Low Poos:
    MOP C Hydrating, JC HCC, Ion Swimmer's Poo
    Condish: GVP Balm, Kenra, Tigi Oatmeal/Honey, DE Coconut
    Leave-In: BWC, Abba Gentle, KBB Nectar, GFTN
    Stylers: CJ AF/CIAB, SS CEJ/FHG, QCCC, Komaza Puddings, EW SAJ or Alba Soft Curl w/KKSS, Kenra, Homemade FSG, AOMM, CK/QB HTSG

    Save $5 off your first order at /home/leaving?target=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.iherb.com" class="Popup. Use discount code: SOF540.
  • angel29ishangel29ish Posts: 800Registered Users
    I found these at a local Health Food Store (in Canada). I was looking at the Desert Essence site and see they have another new product called Coconut Shine & Refine Hair Lotion. Here are the ingredients for it:
    Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol (Coconut Oil), Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Glycerin (Plant), Avena Strigosa Seed Extract (Black Oat), Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Extract, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Agave Rigida (Sisal) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Yucca Schidigera Root Extract (Yucca Cactus), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract (Comfrey), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Glyceryl Caprylate, Lecithin (Soybeans), Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance (Parfum), Citric Acid
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3B, fine, low/normal porosity
    CG - July 2009
    CO/RO/Trt.-Suave, BCB, Tigi OH & MM, EO, CJRehab, SG, DF & CF, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Darcy's, K-Pak, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin, JCWDT, CurlQ
    LI-GDLI, Abba PGC, CJRehab, CF,SG & BCLI, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin
    Styler-FSG, Re:coil, CJCCCC lite & CIAB, Komaza CCP & CS, DB, BRHG, Joiwhip/gel, Ecostyler, Boots, SS, Gel-les'c, DMMCG, KCSS
    Too many others to list!
  • asugirlasugirl Posts: 937Registered Users
    I have had all three of these new DE products in a cart at HealthSuperstore for about three weeks but life has been a bit crazy and I haven't pulled the trigger to purchase yet. I need more products like I need a hole in my head but I always have interest in finding stuff that really works. I am very interested in what you think of the two you have, angel29ish!

    2c/3a - fine - medium porosity & density
  • abstractcurlsabstractcurls Posts: 380Registered Users
    Planning on trying it at some point I've been using the Coconut Conditioner for years.
  • angel29ishangel29ish Posts: 800Registered Users
    After I've given these products a good try, I'll post a review. I tried the Soft Curl Cream today and liked it, but I like to try things a few times before I decide whether they are keepers. Here's a pic from today(hope this works-1st time with my iPhone)
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    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3B, fine, low/normal porosity
    CG - July 2009
    CO/RO/Trt.-Suave, BCB, Tigi OH & MM, EO, CJRehab, SG, DF & CF, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Darcy's, K-Pak, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin, JCWDT, CurlQ
    LI-GDLI, Abba PGC, CJRehab, CF,SG & BCLI, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin
    Styler-FSG, Re:coil, CJCCCC lite & CIAB, Komaza CCP & CS, DB, BRHG, Joiwhip/gel, Ecostyler, Boots, SS, Gel-les'c, DMMCG, KCSS
    Too many others to list!
  • asugirlasugirl Posts: 937Registered Users
    Looks great!

    2c/3a - fine - medium porosity & density
  • diasporadiaspora Posts: 596Registered Users
    Wow, great curl definition! I hope this keeps working for you, looking forward to your review.
    Formerly Urbancurl.
    Medium-high density, fine-medium, low-normal porosity, 3b/c, permanent color.
    CG, no heat, combs, brushes, parabens.
    Fall/Winter HG=Alba Botanica Soft Hold Style Cream.
    Spring/Summer HG=MGA Sculpting Gel
    Current fave LI=Madre Labs Made by Nature for Baby Conditioner.
    Limit oils, butters, glycerin.
  • curlyAimeecurlyAimee Posts: 1Registered Users
    I tried this yesterday on top of the Desert Essence Shea Butter Conditioner which I use as a leave in. It gave me great curl definition and bounce. However my curl felt a little dry and it made my hair very thick - hard to get my fingers through. I'll use it again but may try it with a different leave in. I have 3a hair.
  • angel29ishangel29ish Posts: 800Registered Users
    I have finally tried all 3 of these products in low to high dews. I really like all 3 products in any dew. These are in my rotation of products so I don't use them more that 1 day in a row. I love anything coconut and these products are very nicely scented.
    Like some of you I have been using the condish as a leave in. The Soft Curl Cream and Hair lotion work much the same, but have a little more hold so it gives my curls a nice lift for volume. You do not need to use a leave in with the cream or lotion. They are both moisturizing enough so paired with a leave in may be too heavy. Both have protein so if you are sensitive you may experience that protein dry straw like feel (curlyAimee, this may be what you experienced). Both the cream and lotion give my curls nice definition, softness and bounce. I like extra hold so I always top things off with a BRHG gel/serum combo.
    The Defrizzer is in a spray bottle so it may be a good 2nd day refresher for some. I very rarely do 2nd day hair so I use this spray for a protein boost. I like to spray it into my curls right in the shower with soaking wet hair after I've rinsed out my co-wash of the day. I don't use a rinse out if I do this as I find the spray is enough.
    My usual routine with these products is: use Defrizzer spray in the shower, use a dime sized amount of either the Curl Cream or Hair Lotion raked and scrunched into curls, add water to Super Soak, blot out moisture with CLU towel and finally scrunch in a mix of BRHG/CJ Curl Queen or BRHG/Curls Gel-les-c.
    If anyone else has used the products, I'd like to hear how you use them.
    :flower:
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3B, fine, low/normal porosity
    CG - July 2009
    CO/RO/Trt.-Suave, BCB, Tigi OH & MM, EO, CJRehab, SG, DF & CF, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Darcy's, K-Pak, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin, JCWDT, CurlQ
    LI-GDLI, Abba PGC, CJRehab, CF,SG & BCLI, Jasmine's, Bellacurl, SS, Shescentit, DE Coconut, MD, Oyin
    Styler-FSG, Re:coil, CJCCCC lite & CIAB, Komaza CCP & CS, DB, BRHG, Joiwhip/gel, Ecostyler, Boots, SS, Gel-les'c, DMMCG, KCSS
    Too many others to list!
  • NvmbrCurlssNvmbrCurlss Posts: 732Registered Users
    Tried it and didn't like it. It must have been too heavy for me, but it left my hair greasy and a bit hard? It may have been the coconut oil...that's a hit or miss for me. Maybe it was the cactus extract or soy, my hair hates soy protien...not sure, I just know I didn't like it.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3B, Fine, Normal P, Normal E, Low-Med D
    LowP: Kinky Curly Come Clean (50% EVOO)
    NoP: As I Am CC
    RO: Suave Coconut, VO5 Shea Cashmere
    LI: KCKT or CJBCLI or HETT/HENOYF (w/ 8 drops GSO)


    "To much is given, much is expected"
  • wavydazewavydaze Posts: 2,061Registered Users
    I just got the DE Shine and Refine lotion and I really like it. I used it on both dry and wet hair and like both results. I used it as my only styler and it gave me nice soft 2b waves. I think it's a keeper.

    :walk:
    2bc/ f / ii. low porosity roots + normal-high porosity shaft where bleached. normal elasticity.

    Currently using:
    Poo: Earthbath Oatmeal & Aloe
    RO: V05 Kiwi Lime
    LI: CJ Smoothing Lotion
    Styler: UFD CM, CJ PP
    PT: CJ Repair Me

    :thumright: hydrolized protein, jelly stylers
    :angry8: guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, sulfates, jojoba oil
    Neutral on cones.

    iherb discount code: CFN646
  • SereneCurlsSereneCurls Posts: 1,145Registered Users
    I've been using the curl cream off and on for the past year, and I think it's a Great versatile product. I don't need a leave in under it, and I can use it on its own if I'm in a rush and just want soft frizz free waves.
    3a, dense, fairly coarse, normal porosity and elasticity, just below shoulder
    Low poo: Giovanni 50 50
    Co-wash: aia, suave coconut, salon care
    R O: Tresume Naturals, gvpcb
    L I: KCKT, gvpcb
    Stylers: cjpp, re : coil, kccc, brhg
    Oils: coconut, argan
    Experimenting with: curls rock amplifier, pantene mousse
  • pinkpostitheartpinkpostitheart Posts: 112Registered Users
    Can anyone answer these questions:

    (1) Does it dry from white to clear within 10-15 minutes? (I have black hair, so I'd like to get away w/o using a diffuser sometimes in a rush; I typically avoid coconut oil in Winter due to the white film it has when solidifying)

    (2) Is the fragrance light? (I have a problem with heavily scented products giving me a headache [HE's Totally Twisted Curl Creme] or breakouts)

    Thank you!

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    Last Relaxer: 12/24/2012
    Weekly Products I'm Using:
    Pantene Relaxed & Naturals Shampoo and Conditioner
    Blue Magic Hairdress
    Grapeseed Oil
    my hair is normal-ish porosity / dense / fine+medium strands
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,270Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    angel29ish wrote: »
    Desert Essence Coconut Condish is one of my very few on ground favorites. Today I came across the Soft Curls Hair Cream and Coconut Hair Defrizzer. Any thoughts on these? I've searched for a review, but didn't find anything. I purchased them and plan to try them soon. Here are the ingredients for the cream and defrizzer if anyone is interested:

    Soft Curls Hair Cream:
    Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol (Coconut Oil), Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Avena Strigosa Seed Extract (Black Oat), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin (Plant), Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Agave Rigida (Sisal) Extract, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Extract, Opuntia Vulgaris Extract (Nopal Cactus), Yucca Schidigera Root Extract (Yucca Cactus), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Symphytum Officinale Leaf Extract (Comfrey), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Yucca Schidigera Leaf/Root/ Stem Extract (Yucca Cactus), Glyceryl Stearate SE, Glyceryl Caprylate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Lecithin (Soybeans), Citric Acid, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance (Parfum), Sodium Hydroxide

    Coconut Hair Defrizzer & Heat Protectant
    Ingredients (INCI): Water (Aqua), Glycerin (Plant), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Extract, Agave Rigida (Sisal) Extract, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Opuntia Vulgaris Extract (Nopal Cactus), Yucca Schidigera Leaf/Root/Stem Extract (Yucca Cactus), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A Palmitate), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Decyl Glucoside (Coconut), Cetrimonium Chloride (Coconut Oil), Diglycerin, Polyquaternium-11, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Propanediol, Citric Acid, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprylate, Sodium Phytate, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance (Parfum), Potassium Sorbate

    Dang. I bet my hair would like that. Anything that has those first two ingredients usually my hair LOVES. I did see some people on the wavy hair community who like it.
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,270Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    curlyAimee wrote: »
    I tried this yesterday on top of the Desert Essence Shea Butter Conditioner which I use as a leave in. It gave me great curl definition and bounce. However my curl felt a little dry and it made my hair very thick - hard to get my fingers through. I'll use it again but may try it with a different leave in. I have 3a hair.

    Honestly, with those ingredients not sure you need a leave in!
  • WildfoxWildfox Posts: 148Registered Users
    I have the heat protectant. I like it because it's quite light and it does help with frizz. I don't trust it for flat ironing or straight Styles that require high temperatures though, I'll just mist it all over before blow drying.