I was lucky to recently win a new conditioner in a Twitter contest sponsored by British Curlies. The line is a new one called NYC Curls, by well known New York curly hair specialist Carlos Flores.
|I know, half empty, beauty blog no no! But my og phone pic wasn't great (see below) Plus you can see I actually used it! ;-0|
The packaging is clean and simple, with a pump dispenser. The line is pleasingly free of sulphates and silicones, a big curly girl no-no! The NYC Curls Conditioner contains lots of curl friendly ingredients like Aloe and Olive Fruit Oil. It is VERY light on the hair, it does not weigh my hair down at all. I haven't honestly tried it as a deep conditioner yet, it's just so light I keep forgetting to use it this way. It's ever so slightly lumpy in texture, nothing major, it's just something you might notice if you use it, and I haven't noticed any of the lumps clumping in my hair or anything. It has a pretty light, lemony sweet fragrance that I love.
My only issue with this conditioner is that it contains glycerin, which like some fellow curly tops, makes my hair a bit fluffy/ it doesn't hold its curl as long. It's not the worst I've experienced, and when I rinse it out it's nicely detangled and my hair is fairly well behaved. But as a leave in I don't think this works for me for that reason sadly. I get nice curls though so long as I'm careful with it.
I do like this conditioner, I think I might even try the shampoo and gel in the line because it is hard to find silicone and sulphate free products in the U.K. But I don't think the conditioner will be entering my "Holy Grail hair product" category, at £15 it doesn't blow my socks off enough, though I do think it is reasonably priced for the quality of the product. I am pretty picky with conditioners though it has to be said!
This conditioner is recommended for all curly hair types, and let me just say that some curly hair types LOVE glycerin, for some people it's actually something they seek out in their products. So don't let my fluffy head put you off trying it! It's for sale in the U.K. over at British Curlies, along with lots of other curl friendly hair stuff!