Having a mane of curly/wavy hair means being on the constant lookout for products that can tame the frizz and keep the curls from turning into a messy mop! During one of my random shopping excursions to the Lifestyle store, I found Toni and Guy Twist-It Curl Balm on a massive discount. The terms “Toni & Guy”, “Curl Balm” and “discount” were enough for me to bring it home. Only my curly/wavy-haired sisters at IMBB would understand that feeling of anticipation one gets while trying a new hair product, read on to find out whether this curl balm gave me the hair of my dreams, or did it just turn out to be another passable styling product.
Try out a new look this weekend and give those curls some definition and style with the Toni and Guy Twist-It Curl Balm Hair Styler. Ideal for both men and women, this high quality hair care product is apt for all types of hair and helps you create a variety of hairdos to enhance your personality. Whether you’re looking for a classy corporate look or a casual beach appearance, this hair styling cream will give your strands proper separation and clarity along with an improvement in hair texture. The lightweight hair gel offers you a long lasting hairdo along with frizz-free hair that makes maintenance extremely easy. Created from ingredients like magnesium and Maris sal, this hair balm will give you those lovely curly locks you’ve always wanted.
Directions For Use:
- Apply a moderate amount on your hair evenly.
- Gently massage for proper absorption and let it dry naturally.
- Style according to need.
INR 875 for 100 ml.
Aqua, Cetyl alcohol, VP/VA copolymer, Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glyceryl stearate, PEG-100 stearate, Sodium polyacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, Parfum, Methylparaben, Dipropylene glycol, PEG-90M, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylphenyl methylpropional, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexenecarboxaldehyde, Isobutylparaben, Propylparaben, Hydroxycitronellal, Linalool.
My Take on Toni and Guy Twist-It Curl Balm:
The packaging is one of the major factors that drew me into buying this product. It’s an extremely sturdy, chubby, translucent plastic bottle with the text in hot-pink. The pump dispenser is super cool and super smooth; one can totally control the amount of product being dispensed. The cap shuts with an assuring click, rendering the bottle safe for carrying around during travels. Coming to the consistency, it is a white creamy-gel that spreads easily on damp hair, without leaving the palms sticky or greasy. I am quite fond of the perfume-y fragrance that lingers for a while before fading away, but some of you might find it undesirable.
Performance-wise, I would say it’s a pretty average product. Having used countless products in the past to tame my semi-curly-semi-wavy hair, I have made peace with the fact that no product is going to give me shampoo-model hair unless I torture it with loads of heat and this product is no different. If I don’t heat-style my hair after applying this curl balm, it just takes the natural movement out of my hair and makes it look dull and matte. When I do style my hair after applying this balm, I do not get anything that I wouldn’t have got even if I hadn’t used this product. The amount of balm to be used needs to be regulated according to the length and volume of hair since using too much would leave the hair greasy and mucky.
The only saving grace of this product is that it provides a tiny bit of longevity to my styled hair and since I have spent money on it, I like to believe that it somehow protects my hair by acting like a physical barrier between my hair and the hot air of the styler :p
Pros of Toni and Guy Twist-It Curl Balm:
- Helps hold the styled curls in place for a little longer than it would on its own.
- Acts as a mild heat protectant for hair.
- Packaging is adorable, convenient pump dispenser.
- Product consistency is good, spreads evenly through damp hair.
- Pleasant fragrance.
Cons of Toni and Guy Twist-It Curl Balm:
- Does not stand up to its claim of defining the curls. I see no obvious difference in the texture of my hair after using it.
- Makes the hair look dull and matted if hair is not styled after applying this balm.
- Using too much product makes the hair greasy.
Do I Recommend Toni and Guy Twist-It Curl Balm?
Toni and Guy Twist-It Curl Balm is definitely not a must-buy, as is quite evident from my review. My advice would be to skip this product in favor of other more effective ones available in the market.
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