“ Brand: Trevor Sorbie / Texture: Cream / Type: Hair Cream „
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I have very unruly curly hair and I wanted a leave in styling product to define my curls. I already use the Trevor sorbie conditioner for curly hair which has improved the texture an look of my hair so I was hoping that if I purchased the curl cream and use it after I wash and condition my hair with Trevor sorbie hair products my hair with turn from unruly curls to bouncy manageable curls. I use this curl cream around twice a week after I wash my hair, this product really worked well for defining my thick curly hair. To get the best look I would suggest only to use a small amount on wet hair this makes my curls frizz free and manageable ,too much product made my hair look flat. I would purchase this again , my hair is completely transformed and helps give my hair life.
I've got very untidy dry curly hair which has become even drier since it turned grey. I'm always on the lookout for a product that will hold my hair in relatively neat looking curls with as little effort from me as possible.
I found this product a number of years ago and have been using it since, apart from a wee gap which I'll mention later. There are other curly hair products within the range which I have not found as successful but this one does work on its own.
The cream is very easy to use, just spread some in your hands a rub it through your hair. Now the back of the bottle says a generous amount, which means bigger than a pea but not a handful as if over done it can make the curls a bit rigid. Make sure you come up to the roots from underneath, I go for an upside down head approach, as too much product on top will lead to a flat head. After that it's up to you. I never blow dry my hair so when I want a bit of style, I twist in some ringlets while it's wet and shake out once dry and other days just rub through and scrunch. Both ways I get a result I am happy with. The instructions do say you can dry your hair with a diffuser
I have found that the product lasts all day but no longer than one day. The instructions say to apply to damp hair. I agree with this and would strongly advise against using it on dry hair as it doesn't cope well and has a tendency to clump. Also I don't find it conditions my hair so on days when I've only wet my hair I go for an alternative product. Although I'm grey now, I have had my hair coloured in the past and again this product worked well with it, not detracting from the colour at all. I've also had my hair from short to long and would recommend it for all lengths.
I mentioned earlier not to use it on dry hair as it clumps and this is the same if you put too much on wet hair. You get left with solid pieces of hair that you can just about pick the product out of. Don't let that put you off though as it's pretty obvious after a few uses what is the ideal amount.
So I mentioned a small gap in my using of the product. Well a few years ago, they changed the formula. No idea why but the resulting product had no impact at all on my hair and I was left with the same frizzy mess I would have had with no product at all. I was devastated as I've not ever found a suitable replacement. Well I'm delighted to say that they are now back the original formula and it's working well again.
Value for money, the bottle 150ml lasts me a couple of months with every second day use. I never buy it full price as it is regularly on 3 for 2 offers from boots.
My hair is naturally quite wavy and if left to its own devices it can become quite frizzy, so I usually like to use a serum or cream on it before blow drying to control my hair a bit and give it a nicer finish. I often opt for products which promise to smoothen and defrizz. Sometimes I go for ones which leave my hair more or less straight but at other times I use products intended for curly hair, which promise to define curls, as I do like my natural curls as long as there is no frizz involved.
Trevor Sorbie is a hair care brand which I thought was quite reputable. It is a mid level band which you generally find in Boots alongside the likes of John Frieda, Charles Worthington and Umberto Giannini etc, so not the cheapest but not bank breaking either. I bought a small tube of this for only a couple of pounds and I think the bigger full size tube was about six pounds.
It comes in a simple and practical squeeze tube with flip top, which is fine by me. Now that I have been using an Aussie one with a pump I have to say I do prefer the pump as its easier to control the amount and always use the exact same amount of product each time, but I can't really complain about a tube.
The cream is a whiteish creamy colour and very thick. The first thing I noticed when squeezing it out is that it smells utterly disgusting! I can't quite describe the smell but it is just chemically and unpleasant. It didn't exactly make me feel keen to put it in my hair. As it is much thicker than I am used to it is not as easy to work through the hair, as it doesn't have any silkiness to it. It feels a bit sticky and gloopy. The first time I used it I must have used too much, as it made my hair look really greasy and dirty! I was quite annoyed by that and felt desperate to go wash my hair again but I couldn't as I had to hurry to go out, so had to shove it in a pony tail and feel bad about my hair all day, so really not the desired result.
When using a smaller amount, roughly a hazel nut sized blob, the results were better and not as greasy but I was still far from impressed. It did define my curls but left them feeling a bit forced into place, as they felt kind of crispy to the touch, like with a bad hairspray! I like my hair to feel light and not weighed down, and to be able to move naturally, so I was not a big fan of this. It didn't seem to add any extra shine or gloss either.
I don't like waste so I feel like I should really use up this tube, but I can just never bring myself to use it as I would rather just use any of my other hair serums and creams which work so much better.
For me this was a dud product and I am just glad I only bought the small tube! Unfortunately I cant recommend it.