Posted on September 16, 2012

Alaffia Beautiful Curls Review

Alaffia/ Hair/ Product Reviews

Shea Butter has a multitude of uses as a beauty product. You can use it on your skin and in your hair and a pre or post treatment. The review I am bringing you today is from the company Alaffia, their Beautiful Curls products are handmade from Certified Fair Trade Shea Butter. Beautiful Curls has several lines to fit all the different levels of curly hair and even a variety for babies and children. I tried three products from the Beautiful Curls Shea Butter Curl Nurturing System for Babies and Up.

Curl Nuturing Shea Butter Leave In Detangler: This leave in was a cream formula which I was not used to, the smell was a natural nutty scent but not overpowering. This did well with helping me detangle my course curly hair and left it feeling soft, but I felt like it did not absorb well.

Key Ingredients: Shea Butter, Virgin Coconut Oil, Calendula, Neem, Magnesium Sulfate, Panthenol
Price: $12:00

Curl Reviving Tonic: I was please with this curl reviving tonic spray, same nutty fragrance. This was light and helped revive my curls and did not weight them down. I found they were my defined and bouncy.

Key Ingredients: Shea Butter, Calendula, Magnesium Sulfate, Panthenol 
Price: $11.00

Curl activating cream: A nice compliment to the Curl Reviving Tonic this cream did  not weigh down my curls and left my hair feeling very soft and moisturized. I applied this again during the week on dry hair each night for a little added moisture and to reform my curls. When I applied this after washing I felt like it cold have absorbed a little bit better. Perhaps I used to much but it felt like a bit was left sitting on top of my hair. 

Key Ingredients:Shea Butter, Calendula, Neem, Aloe
Price: $14.00

Overall I give this set a B+ I think it would be perfect for for younger girls or those with softer hair to begin with. My hair is extremely thick and a bit course but my texture is a mix of wavy and curly. Although it did moisturize I didn’t feel like the results lasted long enough. I am a big fan of using shea butter in my hair, so next time I think I would try Alaffia’s Shea Butter Curl Enhancing System for Wavy to Curly Hair

You can read more about Alaffia and how they are working in the community to bring you Fair Trade Shea Butter and empowering the people of West Africa by visiting their website and following them on Facebook at 

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