Scurl No Drip Curl Activator Moisturizer *New Formula*

Friday, February 15, 2013

Promises: S-Curl "No Drip" Curl Activator & Moisturizer should be used daily to eliminate frizz, condition, soften and strengthen your natural, curly, or wavy hair style. It contains botanical conditioning agents including Argan Oil and Olive Oil, as well as vitamins that strengthen, eliminate breakage, and gives your hair a natural healthy sheen. The special "No Drip" formula is absorbed into the hair-shaft to condition and strengthen your hair from the inside out and it is soothing to the scalp. Never leaves the hair with a greasy feel. S-Curl "No Drip" is great for the entire family. It is also excellent for use on curly, wavy, or straight human hair extensions!

Old Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Acetamide MEA, Ceteth-20, Olealkonium Chloride, Stearalkonium Chloride, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Simethicone, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Fragrance. 

New Ingredients:
Deionized Water, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Propylene Glycol, Argan Oil, Olive Oil, Acetamide MEA, Ceteth-20, Oleakonium Chloride, Stearalkonium Chloride, Panthenol, Simethicone, DMDM Hydantoin, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool, Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene, Coumarin, Alpha-Isomethyl lonone.

Truth: I've been using this moisturizer exclusively for the past week and a half. I've been having a love/hate relationship with this product. First thing, the scent has greatly improved. It has a fruity scent that lingers in the hair after you've applied it. It reminds me of a Herbal Essences Conditioner. Very fruity, fresh and sweet smelling. The consistency is still the same, very watery and thin. As for how it made my hair feel,  some days my hair would feel moist and smooth, other days my hair would feel dry and brittle. This new formula has been giving me mixed signals so it's very hard to tell whether or not my hair truly likes it. My hair is very fussy when it comes to moisturizers containing oils. It will either love it or hate it. Once I apply the moisturizer to my hair, it feels hydrated, however, as the day progresses, my hair has a tendency to feel coated and oily, not moisturized. I believe this is due to the Olive and Argan Oil mix. I noticed that when I aggressively shake the bottle before moisturizing, the oils are mixed in evenly and the product worked much more efficiently. I did notice straighter looking hair when using this product. My hair appeared to look straighter and less poofy/frizzy when applied to damp hair, which is a plus for those who air dry. As an added bonus, I noticed a nice sheen to my hair while using this product. Do I love the new formula more than the original? Absolutely not. Would I use it if the old formula was discontinued? Yes I would, although I may look for an alternative. Are you still going to use it? Yes, I plan on finishing the bottle (32oz) in hopes that my hair may have a change of heart :).

Pros: 
  • Fresh Scent
  • Contains nourishing oils i.e. Olive Oil, Argan Oil
  • Frizz free hair
Cons:
  • Oil can sit on top of hair
  • Scent may be too over-powering for some.

Price: $14.99 CAD for 32 fl. oz.

Hairlicious Rating:   (3/5) Okay
  1. Thanx for the update. Luckily my local bss still has an abundance of the old formula. I may just go and buy about 6 bottles...I'm really n not excited about this new formula...I too will try it/use it if nothing else but uuuugggghhhh why you gotta change when I'm starting a hhj lol! I will also look into carefree gold no drip if my hair does not like the new formula...peace

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    1. I know. I really don't see the necessary need to change the ingredients. Smh. Congrats on starting your hair journey :)

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  2. Permanent Wave » Care Free Curl » Care Free Curl Gold Instant Activator - 8oz.





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    Care Free Curl Gold Instant Activator - 8oz.
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    Product Description
    Exclusively formulated for today's "Dry Curl" style to help prevent hair breakage while providing "round-the-clock" moisture control without excess wetness. Excellent for body waves and natural styles.
    Activates and moisturizes in one easy step. Restores curls, smooths hair and adds sheen while the silk moisturizers soften and help prevent breakage. Hair is left feeling silky and non-greasy.
    8 oz.

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  3. Sunshyne,
    Thanks for the review. A couple of questions: With the added oils in the moisturizer did you still seal with oil? Or seal with less oil?

    S-Curl is also my go-to daily moisturizer. I will definitely have to test out the new formula before my bottle of the old runs out.

    Thanks
    Julene

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    1. Hi, yes I still sealed with my oil, however, I did it lighter just to see how my hair would react and as I usually do...no change in how my hair felt.

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  4. Hi Sunshyne, sorry for the question isn't about this product but about JBCO. I used for almost three months. Today i relaxed my hair and noticed shedding, not grow. I'am so sad, is not suposed to happen, my roots seemed to grow'll be fine, i don't know what happenedthe hair is shorter than before using the JBCO. Please, please help me :(

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    1. Hi hun, that's okay. Seems like you had growth but you didn't retain any length. You must have experienced a lot of breakage. Send me an email so we can discuss your regimen in detail and what exactly went wrong.

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    2. I send you an email right now. I foward for the answer. Thank you so much

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    3. Do I have to subscribe the site to read your answer or can you send it to my personal email (because I did not subscribe it)?

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  5. so maybe you will return to wave nouveau finishing lotion

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  6. yass!!! u know how long i been waiting for this lol
    i hate that they added so much unnecessary ingredients smh. i hate wen companies do that.

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    1. I think they were trying to keep up with what's current and add natural oils to the product in hopes that it will attract those on a healthy hair journey. Just my opinion.

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  7. On my leave out, I like it but then again my leave out hair is way looser than my crown area. After using it in my crown area, I will have a legitimate decision

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  8. I had no idea their formula had changed. I love this product in the summer but I did find it gave me a bit of buildup.

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    1. Sorry to hear that. Depending on your hair type and texture, Scurl can be super heavy & moisturizing or extremely light and drying.

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  9. I really want the old formula back. The new one is just okay. I also liked the new scent but to me is a little too watery and it just isn't the same. I am hoping that my hair will adjust or i'm going to have to start looking for a new staple moisturizer which is just depressing :(.

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    1. Girl, I'm with you! It's a sad situation :( I'm hoping for the best.

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  10. I have to try this one. The old one didn't do much for me and the fact that this new is paraben free is a plus to me.

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    1. Maybe the natural oils will be a plus too. Hope it works out for you :)

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  11. my hair just doesn't seem to be liking the new formula. the old one was much more moisturizing for my hair. i now use the shea moisture curl enhancing smoothie which is doing wonders for me. now i don't know what to do with my half full bottle smh

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    1. Yeah, something is just "off" about it. Well I'm happy to hear that you found something that is working for you and your hair. Keep it up. Give the unused portion to a relative or friend.

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  12. Thank you for the review. I might be stocking the old formula because here in France everything comes so slowly that I bet the new formula won't arrive til 2014' lol.

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  13. LOL! I just bought it 2 days ago. As i first used it in May 2012 when i was 4 months natural and my hair looked off the hook!! BUT...I was receiving snapping. I was still new to being natural so now 1 yr natural with more knowledge of what products work with my hair and eliminating what doesn't i have decided to try it again and yes you are right! The smell is new! I'm not keen on the smell, :( we have skin allergies in the family..BUT..WOOH! did i see Argan oil!? My hair loves Argan oil which i learnt last summer, plus glycerin!! Could be a winner! i shook the bottle hard and straight away my dry hair was brought to life!! YAY! So far so good :)

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    1. Aww that's amazing!! I'm glad to hear that it's working for you.

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  14. So you can use activator on relaxed hair?

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    1. Yes you can. The moisturizer is perfectly fine to use on relaxed or natural hair.

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  15. You are a real inspiration to me I love getting advice from your blog when I had problems with my NG i went out and bought this very product and saw that you posted about it soon after. It made me feel as if somehow i was getting a greater understanding of what my hair needed. http://daintyffany.blogspot.com/

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  16. My mom bought the new formula for her natural hair but I'm scared to try it in my hair. I'm hoping that the bss still has some of the old formula.

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  17. Hey, love all your tips. But what would you do to stop, dry itchy scalp.

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  18. just placed an order online. hopefully its the old formula. thanks for the tip

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  19. I actually have a bottle of the old formula, you can have it. I purchased it a month ago & I did not like it. I have no desire to use it again. I personally love Kids Organics Shea Butter Detangling Lotion by African Best. It moisturizes & softens my 4B new growth.

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