CurlTalk

Alba Botanica Soft Style Cream?

Hi(: I was wondering if this was a good product for clumps, hold, and moisture. Also, does it dry out hair in winter because of the glycerin? What's the texture to it? Looks like a good product.

Thanks!
2c/2b with some 2a, coarse, dense, thick, low porosity
Growing out a CL bob. Currently at APL.
CG again as of 7/20/12 :laughing5:


Cleanser: BRÖÖ Smoothing I.P.A. Shampoo
RO: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
Styler: Beautiful Curls Gel for Wavy to Curly Hair

:love4: all-natural products, light moisture, humectants, argan oil
:pukeright:silk protein, synthetic ingredients, heavy oils/products, cowashing

Comments

  • yossarianyossarian Posts: 967Registered Users
    I was very curious about this product a while back, so I did some research on the board. Curlies with fine hair found it to be too rich, whereas those with a coarser texture got great results.

    Diaspora was a huge fan of the Alba curl cream, but I haven't seen her around here lately. If we're lucky she'll drop in and give us an update on her experience with it :)
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi
    2c/3a, BSL, medium, low porosity
    Low-poo: Bobeam and CV poo bars; Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell
    Conditioner: Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell; Desert Essence Shea
    Stylers: Sweet Curls Elixir Curl Cream; SM CES
    PT: BASK Whiskey Soak
  • abstractcurlsabstractcurls Posts: 380Registered Users
    I tried it awhile back and the smell was awful I don't know if I got a bad one or what I decided to try it anyway and threw it out cause it didn't do anything for me.
  • yossarianyossarian Posts: 967Registered Users
    I tried it awhile back and the smell was awful I don't know if I got a bad one or what I decided to try it anyway and threw it out cause it didn't do anything for me.

    Yes, I forgot about that - people complained that it smelled like Elmer's glue, although the tube says "fragrance free". Yuck!
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace. - Jimi
    2c/3a, BSL, medium, low porosity
    Low-poo: Bobeam and CV poo bars; Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell
    Conditioner: Acure Argan Oil & Stem Cell; Desert Essence Shea
    Stylers: Sweet Curls Elixir Curl Cream; SM CES
    PT: BASK Whiskey Soak
  • dresdendolldresdendoll Posts: 435Registered Users
    Thanks for the input! Hmmm...the smell might be a turnoff, but my leave-in's smell is pretty strong and might cover it up.

    However, the description says it contains protein, and my hair HATES ANY protein at all:/ But I don't see protein in the ingredients list? Am I mistaken?
    Purified water, VP/VA copolymer, behentrimonium methosulfate, cetearyl alcohol, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, vegetable glycerin, tocopherol (vitamin E), guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, camellia sinensis (green tea) extract, certified organic extracts of aloe barbadensis leaf, lavandula angustifolia (lavender), melissa officinalis and chamomilla recutita (matricaria), citric acid, polyquaternium-10, phenoxyethanol

    "Enriched with herbal extracts, botanical oils and plant proteins, without any of the ingredients that can be harmful to your hair..."

    Thanks!
    2c/2b with some 2a, coarse, dense, thick, low porosity
    Growing out a CL bob. Currently at APL.
    CG again as of 7/20/12 :laughing5:


    Cleanser: BRÖÖ Smoothing I.P.A. Shampoo
    RO: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
    LI: Kinky-Curly Knot Today
    Styler: Beautiful Curls Gel for Wavy to Curly Hair

    :love4: all-natural products, light moisture, humectants, argan oil
    :pukeright:silk protein, synthetic ingredients, heavy oils/products, cowashing
  • twirlygrannytwirlygranny Posts: 1,114Banned Users Curl Neophyte
    This stuff was awesome but now discontinued:confused5: