One of my most recent goals has been to take better care of my hair, improving the way it looks, feels and grows. I've had to make some drastic changes to my hair regimen — the biggest change being to stop blowing it out or using a flat iron so often (read: daily). As a result, I had to learn to accept my curls. Briogeo Curl Charisma Leave-In Defining Crème ($18 in the shop) made this possible.
Already a fan of the Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Co-Wash ($20 in the shop), I was excited to give a styling product from the same line a shot. And I'm so glad I did! Anyone with gentle waves, soft curls or tight ringlets knows and understands curly hair can be the biggest pain — often times the only cure being a blowout. However, if one is ever so lucky, they'll come across a product that will turn an unruly mane into a defined and sleek but still all-natural look.
The Briogeo Curl Charisma Leave-In did just that, leaving my curls polished and defined without weighing them down. Many days I completely forgot I even had product in my hair. Plus, it was a breeze to use — just apply a quarter-size dollop to damp hair. I then let my hair air-dry or used a diffuser, and my curls required nearly zero styling thereafter.
Briogeo uses an all-natural formula, which is increasingly difficult to come across in hair products, let alone hair products that work well. It contains no parabens, silicones or phthalates. Key ingredients include rice amino acids, which help reduce frizz, and avocado oil, which softens and adds shine, The six-ounce cream is packaged in a squeeze tube that will last quite some time, and I look forward to a few more weeks of perfect curls until it's time to repurchase.