I have naturally very wavy long hair, with random bits that go into ringlet curls, bits that stay straight and then bits that are frizzy, in short it’s a bit of a wavy mess that either needs straightening or curling properly with tongs. So when I saw this product advertised I thought great, now I can make my hair look better and curly without having to torture it with tongs. I bought my bottle from Asda for £4.99 a few months ago, however it is now £3.99 in places like Boots and on the internet it’s even less (see links below). The curl perfecter comes in a 200ml pump action spray plastic bottle. It may have just been a fault with the one that I had bought but it was quite hard to spray, with it coming out in dribbles until a lot of pressure was applied. The label on the back says “breakthrough curl perfecter transforms wilted waves and curls…just spray and ‘scrunch’ for the curls of your dreams…sexy, highly defined swirls and curls that are soft and silky, never crispy.” The directions suggest that you spray small sections of the hair at a time with the product and then scrunch and leave to dry naturally or blow dry using a diffuser. I followed these instructions, experimenting a few times with a diffuser and leaving it to dry naturally and each time I got really rubbish results. My hair looked the same as before, maybe slightly less frizzy but there were definitely no bouncy curls or ringlets. It also felt sticky, which I really hate, so it did not live up to the ‘soft and silky’ claim for me, however it didn’t feel crispy, so that was quite nice. If it had of given me bouncy curls I would have been interested in seeing how long they lasted for without adding hairspray. So this product was a total failure for me, however I have read quite a few glowing reports about this product elsewhere on the internet, more good than bad to be honest, so the jury is still out for me. If you wanted to try this product I would recommend that you bought your first bottle of it cheaply on ebay or amazon (please see links below), as if it doesn’t work for you, like it didn’t for me then you haven’t wasted too much money.
I would not recommend this product for people with long, thick hair or those wanting long curls. It would also not be suitable for people who have dead straight hair.
Pros: Doesn’t leave your hair feeling crispy, works for some people, left my hair less frizzy than before.
Cons: After following the instructions to the letter several times I could not achieve the desired and advertised results. It also left my hair and hands feeling very sticky when I applied it.