NYC Curls The Curl Conditioner Review



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'm not convinced putting up pictures of my hair is particularly useful with hair product reviews, because photos tend to blur out the frizz/my hair usually looks decent in pictures unless it's really freaking out. And it's always just, you know, curly hair. But trust me when I say it's sort of fluffier than normal if I don't really pile on my curl cream and gel after using this. 

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!


6 comments

  1. Thank you for this review. I've had curly hair all my life. I usually refer to it as "Having a mind of its own." I like the curls but I don't want them frizzy or have me come out looking like Shirley Temple.

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    1. Hi,thanks for stopping by! Yes curly hair definitely has a mind of its own lol! I have found after years of trial and error a basic routine that works - that said if I have a special occasion it is guaranteed to play up, of course! Also humidity, my mortal enemy!Ah it's an adventure! :-)

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  2. I feel like a bad curly hair person, because I really do not pay attention to the INGREDIENTS of my hair products, this could probably help me figure out why some work and some don't...

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    1. I feel like for the amount of money and time I spend on it I am still pretty clueless, basically the glycerin thing is the only thing I have figured out! There is this whole porous or non-porous hair type thing too that supposedly helps you narrow down which ingredients your hair will like (I think there are various ways to test it if you google it). Which I always forget which one I am lol! Plus there are just so many hair products to try, it's crazy. ;-0

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  3. Them curls are gorgeous, girl!
    I ended up uh - accidentally chopping my hair into a pixie (post on that to come) ;) so I won't be using any leave-ins or smoothing/defrizzing sprays for a while, but I did get a pomade to use to keep my locks in line, so I still have things to play with. :)

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    1. OMG!! I love a pixie! Show me!! Pixies are curly girl crack. I blame Felicity! Actually I cut off all my hair the year before the show did that (also after a breakup because I am a cliche), and it was so empowering. The second time less so with the cancer but once I had duck fuzz I was all, yeah world this is my head, deal with it. It's a dangerous thing for a curly head because it's like the only way you will ever look edgy or cool, so it's tempting, but then you have to deal with the re-growth. Or just keep it short, which I totally would if I didn't have a flat board head lol! Anyway can't wait to see your hair!! :-)

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