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Moisture Booster

It’s been a while since my last post, looking back it seemed we transitioned from summer straight into winter with no in betweens. It happened too quickly.
Every year I go through the same ritual of trying to hold on to that little bit of sun in the sky. Yes, I’m the girl on the tube wearing sandals in the middle of October trying to convince myself it’s still summer. But once the leaves start to turn from green to auburn, golden paprika and burnt oranges, once I find my favourite scarf again, my odd pair of warm socks and my go to products I think to myself ‘this isn’t so bad’?
I’m not one to change products so when I find something that works I stick to it. For years my daily hair moisturiser has been shea butter and I wasn’t looking to replace it however this seasonal change has left my hair very dry and in need for more moisture.
 


 
I came across the Bouclème curl cream and it was the use of natural ingredients that first caught my eye. Ingredients like the kukui nut oil, rich coconut fruit extract plus super conditioning oils such as castor leaves the hair thoroughly nourished and moisturised. It minimises frizz, creating a soft hold for my twists. It has fast become my favourite seasonal transition hair moisturiser and a part of my daily styling regime.
 
My daily routine:

I apply shea butter to the scalp of my dry hair and then I section my hair and apply the curl cream to the body and the ends of my hair.
I rub my palms together to spread the cream and work it through my hair. I spend time massaging it throughout my hair and then style it by sectioning it and doing big twists.
During wash days I shampoo and condition my hair, then I dry it using the curl towel. I apply the curl cream to my semi dry hair then I twist it and continue to dry it further by adding heat. When my hair is completely dried I untwist my hair, brush it out and style.

 


 
I have 4c type hair which is the driest of all the curly hair types so my hair tends to soak up the moisture very quickly which with other products this causes a lot of ‘build up’ this is not the case with Boucleme’s curl cream. It makes my hair smell delicious, more manageable making it easier to style.
Here's another one of their product I would highly recommend:
Intensive Moisture Treatment
Revive 5 Hair Oil
Take a visit to their instagram page and blog and get some more tips on their products.
 
Thank you for stopping by fashionistas.
Rx

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