A saviour for curly hair: Curlvana’s Fortifying Curl Cleanse

I say the same words to my curly hair, that Chandler once said to Monica, “they can say that you’re high maintenance, but it’s okay because I like…maintaining you.” Yes, curly hair is a lot of work, but boy do they look pretty! They have individuality and a mood of their own, which makes them stand out, or should we say strand out. Specialized shampoos for curly hair, give coiled, curly mane the freedom to be as they are, in their most glorious form.

In a world where straight hair has been glorified, to a point that it has become the benchmark of beauty, it’s difficult to embrace curly hair, (which is yet to receive mainstream limelight). But you know what? I am curly and I know it!

Discovering the curly girl method was an eye-opening moment for me, but that was just the tip of the iceberg. The hard part was finding the right CG-friendly products in India. A few years back, finding the right sulfate-free shampoo for curly hair was a major struggle, but thankfully things have changed for the better. Indian personal care brands are finally coming up with hair care ranges that are dedicated to curly hair.

Curlvana is making waves in the curly community

Curlvana is India’s very first glycerine-free curl care range that fights humidity to keep textured tresses frizz-free. The brand has a whole range of products that are specially formulated for all types of curls, waves, and coils that work across all porosity levels. They claim to be the one-stop shop for all curly hair needs.  Curlvana’s products are devoid of all toxins, chemicals, and artificial fragrances. What’s even better is that they are a cruelty-free brand that cares about the environment too.

Curlvana’s Fortifying Curl Cleanse

Using sulfate-laden shampoos is the first cardinal sin for curly hair. So be someone who chooses sulfate-free shampoo, in an aisle full of sulfate-based ones. Curly hair is already dry and therefore needs a lot of TLC. Strong surfactants can further dry out the curls making them prone to frizz. Curlvana’s Fortifying Curl Cleanse is like a breath of fresh air. Not only is the product absolutely brilliant, but the brand and its ethos also reverberate the idea of celebrating Indian curly hair.

This curly hair shampoo India comes in a no-fuss, bright-yellow coloured 200ml tube. I am in love with the packaging because it’s simple, yet very attractive, it’s certainly going to stand out in my vanity. Coming to the texture and feel of it, the shampoo is very smooth, with a dark chocolatey hue to it. As expected, the shampoo doesn’t lather too much but spreads easily throughout the hair and scalp.

After about 2 weeks of usage, I could notice less hair breakage as well. The formula contains Fermented Rice Water, Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Aloe Leaf Extracts, and Plant Protein that help in strengthening the strands.

I like to leave it on for about 2 minutes before rinsing it off, as that helps in breaking down the dirt and product build-up on the scalp. The best part is, that the shampoo did not dry out my hair which was my major concern. My scalp felt squeaky clean, yet my strands felt hydrated. I could feel my starting to detangle while I was washing my hair, which is very unusual for me, and my fingers easily slipped through the strands.

Overall, Curlvana’s Fortifying Curl Cleanse is one of the best CG-Friendly shampoos for curly hair that I have used in a while. It helps in defining my curls, while thoroughly cleansing my scalp. I don’t find the need to shampoo my hair more than twice a week, as my scalp feels fresh.

Final Verdict

After reading my aforementioned review of Curlvana’s Fortifying Curl Cleanse, you might have guessed that I absolutely love this shampoo and will repurchase it when I am out of it. Priced at Rs 599 for 200ml, it is a steal for the quality. I would recommend this shampoo for wavy, curly, and coily hair, as it does what it promises.

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