My hair has always been rebellious. Growing up I was called many a name thanks to my wild curly hair. First it was Goldilocks or Curly-Sue, but the names got harsher as I got older. At 12 it was ‘Frizzy Lizzy or simply Frizette (clever variations of my name). At 13 I was nick-named Koosh because apparently I resembled a Koosh-Ball – a ball made up of hundreds of fine rubber strands that looked bit like a cheerleader’s pom.
It wasn’t all bad. Some people loved my hair. Strangers would approach me in the street to remark on it.
“Are those curls natural?” they’d ask.
“Yes.” I'd reply sullenly. Because typically, even though they were the object of envy for many straight haired girls, I hated my curls. I tried everything I could think of to straighten my hair. But this was before the days of GHD straightening irons. Everything I tried left my hair looking frizzy like a Brillo pad.
It wasn’t so much my curls I hated. I liked them when they behaved. But most of the time they’d go wild and poofy and leave me looking like Tim Burton. I went in search of smoothing products to hold the curl in place. I tried everything. But every time the products would either somehow make my curl even frizzier or become hard and crunchy in my hair.
The good news is it is getting better. It’s even started to curl again. So now I am once again in search of the perfect products to tame my hair.
Couture Styling Creme de la Crème is a new blow dry control cream by Kerastase. It not only provides optimal heat protection, anti-humidity and anti-frizz protection but it also delivers a smoothing finish with medium hold for a perfect soft touch blow out! This product really does everything it can for curly and rebellious hair!
Not only is Crème de la Crème great for blowouts, I also love it as a light styling product in towel/air-dried hair. It coats my hair lightly, giving hold to my curls and some much needed added shine. This product actually encourages my hair to curl up instead of frizz and it feels great – not crunchy!
I have issues with strong odours. Even if they are pleasant ones I still can’t handle them if they are too overpowering. I love the subtly citrus fragrance of Crème de la crème. It gives a just a hint of scent but it doesn’t linger on your nose like some other products can. I’ve given away so many hair products over the years simply because I couldn’t stand the perfume.
Crème de la Crème is all I’m gonna be using in my hair this summer!
Couture Styling Crème de la Crème Blow-Dry Cream (RRP$42.00)