Monday, April 9, 2012

Curls Like Us Curl Cloth's REVIEW

Curls Like Us Curl Cloth Review

Back a while ago we had received a sample set of these Curl Cloths by Curls Like Us and have spent lots of time trying them out and i feel that I've gathered enough from using these so that i can provide a thorough and detailed review on them. 

I had stumbled upon Curls Like Us via an incoming Twitter Request and i was intrigued so i had checked out their website and to my surprise these Curl Cloths were something completely new to me and we have yet to come across anything like them. So i had to jump in and see what these were about.  We were sent these Cloths and i couldn't have been more excited to be able to try these out, the colors we received were Pink & Green trimmed...

Here is a bit about Curl Cloths snipped from and the link to learn more and/or buy them <3
Curls Respond to Kindness

My quest to discover the ideal way to care for my curls took years of experimenting with all the latest products and methodologies as well as reading everything I could find on the subject. Finally, I uncovered a common theme: “Curls Respond to Kindness”. They do not respond well to being; tugged at with brushes, confined into turbans, scorched with hot irons, or washed with harsh cleansers. And surprisingly, they don’t appreciate being roughened up by abrasive terry towels either. Who knew?

A T-shirt?

Once, while on a business trip to New York City, I had the opportunity to have my hair cut and styled at a salon that focused exclusively on curly hair. To my surprise, after washing my hair, the stylist used paper toweling to remove excess water from my hair. He said he preferred using an old t-shirt but that was not allowed at this upscale salon. He went on to further explain to me that traditional terry cloth towels have too course of a texture to them. Not only can this texture disrupt the natural “s” formation of your curls it can roughen up the hair which can cause breakage, split-end, frizz and even inhibit your hair’s ability to shine. As I looked into this philosophy more deeply I found that there were many salons, websites and even magazines that were recommending the use of t-shirts on curly hair.

Not all T-shirts are Created Equal

It took some testing time but, eventually I discovered that not all t-shirts yield the desired result, since T-shirts come in so many different weights, weaves and fabric types. Once I finally found one I liked, it wasn’t long before I grew tired of the look of an old t-shirt hanging off the shower door. With so much press in the “curl world” about the benefits of using a t-shirt why couldn’t I just buy a towel made out of the optimal t-shirt material?

This is when I decided to create my own product. The Curls Like Us Curl Cloth. This absorbent material removes just the right amount of moisture, while setting your favorite styling product into the hair. Its smooth surface prevents the cuticle from getting roughened up and maintains the hair’s natural curl formation. The result is well- defined, shiny curls without the frizz. Even better, it seems to complement almost any type of styling product. It’s even made using a brown colored material so it doesn’t show any discoloration from hair dye.

The word spread much quicker than we had anticipated. After being on the market only a few months, we sold through our first order. Initially we we’re selling mostly to consumers. Now the bulk of our orders come from salons owners nationwide who realize their benefit and want to use them on clients as well as have them available to purchase.

My related work experience

Over the years, I have held several positions with one of a largest hair care companies, Helene Curtis. Then went on to gain additional experience in marketing, brand management and product development with other consumer product companies including; Nu Skin International, N.V. Perricone and Pfizer. Although my professional background has been quite advantageous, I have found that my own personal research and testing has been invaluable.

Every Curl Deserves to be Happy!

Karen Piotrowski
Creator and Chief Curl Counselor

Our Review

Color: Brown with Pink/Green Trim
Texture/Material: Very soft almost organic feeling/Surprisingly 100% Cotton
Cost: $24.95 for a set of 2 cloths

When i got these in the mail i was surprised at how quick the package came <3 I read the directions of use and decided i was going to wash these before first use so I unfolded the Curl Cloths and snapped a few pics of them in their laid out positions.   These pictured were pre-wash and are open ended on both sides. 
See the softness of this cloth? Its not your overage 100% Cotton I'm sure of that, its way softer and i was already liking it just that quick.

I decided to let these cloths air dry after being washed because dryers are known to wear materials out quickly and when it comes to hair wear i always use this method to prolong life of the items. I began using these right away following every shampoo day which is about every 2-3 days unless her hair is styled.  The directions say to use the Curl Cloth following your application of Curl Enhancer product in the shower after you thoroughly wash out the shampoo.  This Cloth is meant to help squeeze and keep the moisture and enhancer in abundantly without the ravaging effect of trying this with a towel, terry cloth or like material.

I chose to put both of my hands through each side of the cloth so that i could move around and squeeze all side of her curls as the cloth is absorbing excess water and product while keeping whats needed in the hair actually and purely on the hair/scalp without removing the moisture that i am trying to get in.  The cloth began to get dark brown in color as i was squeezing showing that it is soaking in what is too much in quantity on her hair.

Here is an after pic of using the Curl Cloth and Dejas Hair Milk as the Curl Enhancer...

Here are some views and different angles of another use of the Curl Cloths and this time around i decided to use the Blended Cutie Jelly Cream as the Curl Enhancer as i wasn't too pleased with the resulting feel from using the Dejas as an enhancer since it is actually a hair milk.

I can visibly see that products like the Jelly Cream have instantly amazing results along side the Curl Cloth and its magic moisture maintenance.

Here is the after math <3

Below are a set of pictures as i am squeezing the curls with the Cloth after i had applied our enhancing product of choice. Notice her curls just springing up!

After i use the Curl Cloth i always let her hair air dry the rest of the way and below are some pics of what her curls looked like a few hours after...

Her curls were super springy and superbly soft and bouncy...

Overall i was thoroughly impressed with Curls Like Us Curl Cloths and i am thankful that i took time to look into them because i believe these are truly amazing and hold true to every claim and intent.  Prior to using these i was using towels and i would just squeeze the water/product into her hair with one of those and i thought i was doing right by her curls by doing it this way since i wasn't rubbing but since i have stopped doing it that way Ive noticed a tremendous change in her curls health and bounce. Ive learned that the material used when the hair is wet and in its most fragile state is crucial to not causing damage or further damage to the hair.  I LOVE these cloths when i am doing my hair in the wet look too i just grab it and scrunch and go and my hair stays defined and scrunched throughout the day without the heavy hold of too much product or gels.

Yay for Curl Cloths, these would be a great addition to any/all households with varying hair type's and texture.

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Diva R's Mommy-Kim

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