“ Brand: Toni & Guy / Cremes / Type: Hair Cream „
I have shoulder length naturally wavy hair which, when washed with normal shampoo and left to dry naturally goes to ringlets. This would have remained the limit of my hair styling efforts if I hadnn't bought a Toni and Guy gift set in a sale.
One of the products in the set was this fairly unassuming tin of soft curl cream. For a long while I gave the smallish (8cm diam 4cm depth) tin a stiff ignoring being a bit wary of what hair products will make my hair look like, with visions of it becoming crispy or oily.
Obviously, as I'm writing this review, I finally plucked up the courage to give this a go. The description on the tin sounded like it was just the thing I wanted - a "curl defining cream nourishes and glosses for full soft, tumbling curls". On twisting off the tin's lid I was greeted by a white cream, quite thick like a body butter, with little by the way of a scent which is great as I don't want my hair to overpower any other perfume just to smell clean. On a quick side track the tin has a screw lid and the metal feels fairly substantial, I'd happily stick this in a bag and take it on trips without fear of coating everything in the cream.
Following the very simple instructions rubbed a small amount - probably a hazlenut sized blob or whatever I get on a gentle two fingered swipe through the tin - between my hands I then rub my hands through my towel dried hair which was previously washed with T&G frizz smoothing curl shampoo and conditioner. Not a very exact method of styling but simple and quick, and its quite easy to rub away any excess cream. I aim to make sure that there is a light coating over the whole length and no white streaks visible.
I then leave my hair to dry naturally, there is no advice as to how best to dry your hair. And after this minimal effort styling regime I am left with soft loose curls which feel fairly soft (although a little dry) and do not feel as if they are coated in styling products. And if I really have to I can simply brush my hair out and it looks respectable enough the day after without washing.
You can also use this on dry curls for extra definition but I've never tried this as I really like the natural, product free look.
I would never have bought this product if it hadn't come in a pack with the shampoo and conditioner, however now when the tin runs out I will be restocking. A 75ml tin costs £6 in Boots and is often part of T&G multi buys. I'm not sure exactly how long this tin will last, as I don't use the cream every day, but I guess that I'll easily get 25 applications from one tin although obviously this will depend on the length of your hair.
I'd recommend this to any curly haired people who want to enhance their curls but not look over styled.