What The Clump! Master The Art of Natural Hair Curl Shrinkage

What The Clump! Master The Art of Natural Hair Curl Shrinkage

Never let it be said that the size (and length) of your curly locks doesn’t matter. Dark and Lovely solves the mystery of how to master the art of curl shrinkage in just two steps.

The Buzz

Dark and Lovely has been busy in the lab expanding its Au Naturale collection with two musts for girls with curls who want the curl without the frizz: Anti-Shrinkage Clumping Clay Cleanser and Anti-Shrinkage Clumping Curl Creme Gel. Perfect for all curly and wavy hair types, these two products are formulated with a nourishing blend of Argan Oil and Coconut Oil that moisturizes and smooths coils.

Anti-Shrinkage Clumping Curl Clay Cleanser is the first step in a two-step system that that softly binds and defines curls. It contains a blend of Kaolin Clay, Argan Oil and Coconut Oil to cleanse your hair without stripping your hair of moisture while promoting curl definition.

The final step in the system is the Anti-Shrinkage Clumping Curl Creme Gel, which holds your curls together minus the build-up and frizz while keeping it moisturized and soft. The price is $9.99.

The price for each is $9.99 and is available in mass drug and beauty supply stores nationwide and Amazon.com.

Why You’ll Love It (or not)


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On the left: Dark & Lovely Curl Creme Gel. On the right: Another brand


Since making the decision two months ago to start using relaxers again, I asked my sister, Tara, who rocks nothing but natural curls to give me her honest opinion of these new launches. But first, where were these products BEFORE I decided to go back to the creamy crack?! After I would my hair pre-relaxer, I’d wonder “where did they go?” they had shrunk so much.

Day One: As directed, Tara used the Anti-Shrinkage Clumping Curl Clay Cleanser first, and then followed with the  Anti-Shrinkage Clumping Curl Creme Gel – both products only used on the left side of her head. Notice in this picture on the left how her curls are stretched and more defined, while on the right, her hair is frizzy with some curl-definition only on the tips.

Day Two: My sister said her hair feels even softer and her curls are still as defined as on day one. She even said that “my hair is so easy to comb through now.”

My thoughts? I did feel on day one some film on my sister’s hair, but on day two, that film was long gone and in it’s place was frizz-free really soft hair. Dark and Lovely, it looks like these two products are getting a thumbs up for the doable pricepoints, the attractive smell, and the formulas!

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