The Product: Redken Curvaceous Curl Dive, $19
Why: 60 percent of us have curly hair. I’m one of them. My hair is long and wavy. That’s why I was psyched to give the Redken Curvaceous Curl Dive a try. It’s a deep conditioning treatment designed specifically for, duh, curly hair.
What does it offer your curls that other deep conditioners might not? Good question. It contains sugar crystals, which attract moisture to help reactivate the shape of waves and curls. Moringa oil, which deeply hydrates strands to keeps curls full of bounce. Along with the hydrating ingredients you’ll find Keralink, a snazzy trademarked protein that strengthens hair, and amino acids, which protect the surface of hair to keep it shiny and healthy-looking.
Does it work?
Absolutely. I’ve been using this weekly (as directed) for about a month. And, as a frequent deep conditioner user, I can tell you this does something other products don’t. It hydrates waves enough to make hair soft and as shiny, but without ever weighing them down. Often the day after using a deep conditioner, my waves fall a bit flatter and lose their shape. That’s definitely not the case with this tub of conditioner. The day after using it, I love the way my waves look and my hair isn’t overly slippery. Oh, and the smell is divine. Not too overpowering and not fruity or floral, which I dig. It’s a fresh, almost beachy scent. Very spa-like.
Full disclosure: A sample of this product was sent to me by reps of Redken. For more information, check out my disclosure policy.