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1/11/11

New Product Review c3



This product was recommended to me by a local distributor.  The goal was to find more products for us naturally curly girls and guys. I tried the product on my hair and below is my professional opinion.

On the front of the bottles the product indicates its Sulfate-Free and 100% Vegan
  •  c1 Gentle Foaming Cleanser (on back) silky, shiny, manageable curls begin with this richly foaming gentle cleanser.  Completely sulfate-free, natural coconut derived cleansers gently remove impurities while preserving hydration.  Rich argon oil imparts shine and manageability, leaving hair perfectly primed for rich conditioning.   Ingredients: Purified Water (Steam Distilled), Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, cocamide MEA, Argan Oil (Moroccan), Glycol Distearate, Amodimethicone, Trideceth 12, Cetrimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium 10, Fragrance (parfum) Phenoxyethanol, Methylthiazolinone. 

  • c2 Beyond Condition (on back) Get instant, gorgeous natural curls with this super rich conditioning formula.  Infused with powerful Noni Berry extract, a super fruit and antioxidant, c2 Beyond Condition hydrates and softens.  Argan and avocado oils add shine and work to keep curls silky and manageable. Ingredients: Noniberry Extract in Steam Distilled Water, Dicetyl Diammonium Chloride, Quaternium 93, Moroccan Argan Oil, Avacado Oil, Pectin Fragrance Guar Hydroxypropyl Trimonium Chloride Phenoxyethanol, Methylchloroisthiazolinone.

  • c3 Curl Control Balm Medium to Coarse Textures. A unique balm infused with Rosemary, specifically designed for medium to coarse hair textures, c3 Curl Conforming Balm is the perfect finale for gorgeous natural curls.  Balm controls, smooths and maintains curls with a touchable feel. Ingredients: Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary Extract in Purified Water, Methyl Gluceth-10 (Corn), VP/Dimethylaminoethyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride (Guar Plant), Phenyl Trimethicone, Amodimethicone, Trideceth 12, Cetrimonium Chloride, Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate (Amino Acid Derived) Phenoxyethanol, orange 4 ci 16230.

  • c3 Curl Conformer Mist Fine to Medium Textures. This innovative super-fine styling mist, specifically designed for fine to medium hair textures, is the perfect finale for gorgeous natural curls.  This mist controls, smooths and maintains curls with a touchable feel.  Ingredients:  Steam Distilled Water, VP/VA Copolymer, Vinylcaprolactaum/VP/Dimethylamin oethylmethacrylate Copolymer, Quaternium 93, Cetrimonium Chloride, Benzophenone-4 (Sunscreen), Fragrance, Red 33 Ci 17200. 


Below is my application and review.

The shampoo is rich in texture and has a fruity aroma and lathered up very well.  I thought my hair was squeaky clean afterward! Next I applied the conditioner then combed through my hair with a wide tooth comb.  After rinsing my hair felt light and silky.  I chose the c3 Curl Control Balm and this product initially felt good in my hair and had a lot of slippage. Diffused and viola, soft frizzy naked curls.  I did not like what happened to my curls at all.  This product reminded me of the Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-in Conditioner.   It was too light for my hair texture.  I tried the entire process again on a different day and sprayed the Curl Conformer Mist. This time instead of just diffusing as is, I twisted my hair in 2x2 square inch sections.  The result was fabulous! I loved that my hair looked moisturized and shiny after it completely dried. It didn't feel greasy or sticky, and definitely had some hold.

Although second day hair was a different story, my hair was stiff and felt as if it needed some additional oils to soften the curls.  I used the Adagir Argan Oil (a favorite of mine) to add movement to my hair.

I would recommend these products for most curly hair types.  Especially if you want a naked result (feels like there is no product on the hair). In addition, the light hold and appearance that the hair is moisturized is what I loved the most.  I would definitely retail this product in my salon.

Typically I don't research ingredients but appreciated a few of the natural ingredients found in these products (i.e. Purified Water, Rosemary Extract, Argan Oil, Noniberry Extract and Avocado Oils)

Below are a couple photos of how my hair looked after using the whole system. 




I covered my face because no makeup! lol!

Hopefully this review will be helpful when the product hits the market!



Danielle Green
Colorist and Shaping Expert