Have you ever used the big green bottle of Olive Oil Hair Lotion by Organic Root Stimulator? I have! When I first started wearing my hair natural back in 2005, it was my go to – and now it’s got an upgrade!
I spent a week in Paris for work and brought my ORS Curls Unleashed line to nourish and style my curls. The weather in Paris is extremely hot in the summer so I needed something that would moisturize and supprt a variety of styles! Although they have an array of products available, I brought with me the following gems:
Curl Defining Créme – For moisture and definition.
I think this créme is great for styling. Its quite thick so you need to comb, brush, or finger it through your hair thoroughly for a more even application. Once it set, I found I got a gentle hold and plenty of moisture!
Curl Boosting Jelly – For a long lasting hold without the crunch.
I am surprised I have any of this jelly left! In the summer it is a bit too hot for the typical wash and go. I mean my afro literally is a heat trap and I just don’t like being a sweaty Betty haha so I often go for twists or braids on the extra hot days. This jelly is perfect for twists. It doesn’t crunch at all! The hold is very flexible so I can keep my twists tight but then easily pull them apart for bigger hair.
Curl Refresher – To refresh and moisturize 2nd day curls.
The Curl Refresher is very runny in consistency which makes it a dream to apply to your wash and go. I would pair it with a few more sprits of water to really add moisture. The texture may feel slightly sticky but once it has set in, it doesn’t stick at all!
Shine & Define Mousse – Defines curls for a lightweight hold and fluid movement.
I don’t use mousses too often but I definitely like this one for styling braid-outs, twist outs, or up-do’s as it offers a great hold. I would pair it with a moisturizing product like the hair cream for the best results.
Here are a few of the styling results I had using my ORS Curls Unleashed products!
Day One: I used the Curl Refresher to refresh my wash-n-go!
Day Two: I created this simple up do with pins and a floral headband using the Curl Refresher to give life to the puff and the Curl Boosting Jelly to add moisture to the front braid.
Day Three: I rinsed and detangled my hair to remove product residue and then style my hair with the Curl Defining Créme and Shine and Define Mousse. Then I put my hair into a bun while I ran errands for the day. When I took the bun down my hair had set with such great volume and definition!
I fluffed it with a wide tooth comb at the roots to give the look more volume for my evening out.
Day Four: My hair was very moisturized from the day before so I simply used a little water on my hands and scrunched my hair to reduce the imprint from my pineapple (go to sleeping style) and then put my hair into an up-do. I literally used on hair tie for this one. SIMPLE LIFE!For the evening, I took my hair down and refreshed it using the….guess???? The Curl Refresher! I tell you, this product is great for adding flexibility when restyling.
Day Five, Six, and Seven were a combination of twists and knots with different hair accessories. I used the Curl Defining Créme and the Curl Boosting Jelly for each process. They make a PERFECT combination!
Thank you for reading my post! I hope you take away some summer style inspiration. For more information on ORS Curls Unleashed, check out their website and Instagram feed.
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