I have wavy hair and I love my hair. One of the issues I always face is that if I comb my hair thoroughly, the waves get straightened and lose their bounce. I have been using Osis Curl Cream for a very long time and recently LÓreal released a few styling products and I picked up one for buns and one for the curls. Today’s review is all about L’Oreal Stylista the Curl Tonic Hair Styling Spray. Read on to know more.
Price and Quantity:
£5.99 for 200 ml
Enhance your curly hairstyles with long-lasting natural bounce and shine when you use StylistaThe Curl Tonic Hairstyling Spray from L’Oreal Paris. The alcohol-free formula is great for curly hairstyles, including wavy loose curls and bouncy tight curls, awakening natural curls with humidity-resistant definition. The hair spray with Goji Extract smoothes and enhances curls for easy hairstyles at home or on the go. Give your hair frizz control for up to 48 hours.*
How to Use:
Step 1: Spray evenly on damp hair
Step 2: Scrunch hair with your hands to enhance curls
Step 3: Dry hair using a diffuser
Aqua/Water, Propylene Glycol, Decyl Glucoside, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, LyciumBarbarum Fruit Extract, Tocopherol, Lactic Acid, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, PEG-40/PPG-8 Methylaminopropyl/ HydroxypropylDimethicone Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Trideceth-9 PG-Amodimethicone, Triethanolamine, Aminomethyl Propanol, Trideceth-12, Polyacrylate-3, Polyurethane-34, Polysorbate 20, Polysorbate 80 , Limonene, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Alcohol, Dipropylene Glycol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Acrylates Copolymer, Geraniol, Potassium Sorbate , Coumarin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Glycerin, Parfum/ Fragrance. (F.I.L. C213282/1).
My Experience with L’Oreal Paris Stylista The Curl Tonic Hair Styling Spray:
The Spray comes in a plastic orange bottle with a black spray head. The cap is transparent and you can hardly see it on the spray. It is tight enough and doesn’t allow any accident pump. There is some basic information on the bottle. The bottle is not sturdy and you can squeeze the bottle. I absolutely love the orange bottle! The product is good to carry but since it squeezes, I am scared that if something heavy is placed on top of it, it might crack.
The tonic is transparent but feels a little milky and this is due to the force with which the product is sprayed. It has a gel-like consistency and is runny. The product smells amazing. It is sweet and floral and I absolutely love it. The smell lasts a while on the hair and it feels like a hair perfume. The product feels a little sticky on the hand, but it vanishes away pretty soon. The application is simple, you can spray on your hair and scrunch it and then use a diffuser, or for loose waves, you can just apply the product onto your hands and then scrunch it onto the hair. On a frequent basis, I use the second method and it gives me amazing loose curls. I absolutely love the way it defines the curls. However, if you comb through again, the curls do disappear.
Coming to the curls with diffuser, I need to still get a hang of correctly using it. The curls were tighter than normally and it does give a light curling effect, but don’t expect it to provide tight curls. If you have curly hair, the curls get defined, but since it is not a curler but just a cream, it doesn’t create any dramatic curls. However, the curls are denser when a diffuser is used. The product does reduce the frizz and makes the hair look bouncy. The product also makes the hair feel smooth like a leave-in conditioner. The product is lightweight and doesn’t leave any greasy residue nor does it stick the hair together. But at some times, I noticed that if you spray a lot, it creates a white cast. So, use it in moderation.
The curls stay put for around 8 hours which is pretty good, but this is only if you do not touch your hair. The product is meant for curly or wavy hair and not for straight hair. The product is free from alcohol, but it does contain silicones and SLS. This makes me wonder if it does cause any issues for my hair. However, for now I like the product and hoping to bounce my curls!
Pros of L’Oreal Paris Stylista The Curl Tonic Hair Styling Spray:
- Amazing smell feels like a hair perfume.
- Doesn’t leave any residue.
- Easy to use.
- Suitable for loose or tight curls.
- Defines the curls,
- Makes the hair look bouncier.
- Reduces frizz.
- Free from alcohol.
- Holds the curl for around 8 hours.
Cons of L’Oreal Paris Stylista The Curl Tonic Hair Styling Spray:
- Suitable only for curly/wavy haired people.
- Doesn’t create curls, but only defines them.
- If used in excess leaves a white sticky cast.
- Contains silicones and SLS and thus, no long term benefits.
IMBB Rating: 3.5/5
Would I Recommend L’Oreal Paris Stylista The Curl Tonic Hair Styling Spray?
Yes, it smells amazing!
Would I Repurchase L’Oreal Paris Stylista The Curl Tonic Hair Styling Spray?
Maybe a No! This would go for a long time as I do not use it often.
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