Crowning Glory: Cashmere Curls Leave in Conditioner

I have locs so I am not necessarily looking for  product to give me ‘effortless frizz free curls’, but I am looking for hydrating, moisturising nourishing products.

Cashmere Curls Leave in Conditioner 1

This is an interesting product as it has cashmere extract in it.  The cashmere extract is a hydrolyzed keratin.  As an avid knitter I know that cashmere is a very expensive yarn created from the fleece of a goat (the belly of the goat is where the best cashmere comes from).  Hydrolyzed keratin is the main active in this product and the cashmere in the brands name.  Keratin is found in skin and hair, and hydrolyzed keratin in the product has the same structure of proteins as hair.  Keratin is often taken from wool (sheep) or synthesised from non animal sources so this is the first product that I am aware of where it comes from cashmere.

Cashmere Curls Leave in Conditioner 2

This leave in conditioner smells very very sweet, and quite synthetic –  like pineapple soda.  The product is high in glycerine and this is reflected in the texture, very smooth and quite runny.

Cashmere Curls Leave in Conditioner 3

I’ve used it in two different ways.  I washed and deep conditioned my hair, rinsed, and then applied my usual cocktail of lotions and potions followed by a healthy dollop of leave in conditioner.  I then retwisted and put my hair into plaits ranging from nine to twelve locs. I kept that in for twenty four hours, took my hair out and I had a great braidout.  It was both defined and long lasting.   The curls stayed for about two weeks.  They did drop of course but at the end of the two weeks there was still a definite kink to my hair.  Due to the length of my locs, a curl or braid out can drop quite quickly but I was really impressed with this product for maintaining curls.

2 week old braidout

I also used it after washing without any other products on my  hair.  After a couple of days my hair was a little drier then I would have liked.  I would not use it on it’s own, but in conjunction with my usual concoction of lotions and potions it works well.  I found that it  absolutely requires locs to be wet rather than damp for the best effect.

I would recommend it for setting styles on locs but not on it’s own as a leave in conditioner.


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