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  1. Hi. I now have short curly hair. When my hair was long, it was easy to put on top of my head to sleep and not mess up the curl too much. No longer! I have a big ball of fuzzy hair when I wake up now (and I sleep on a satin pillowcase). Any suggestions?

  2. Kelly Kumec says:

    I just wanted to say thank you! Bounce Curl Clarifying Shampoo is the perfect cleanser! I just started using it and can’t believe how much this has helped my curl pattern.

  3. Melissa Dietrich says:

    Thanks so much! I have a lot of hair but it’s fine. My curls can range from 2C, 3A, 3B and 3C. It is hard to find real reviews of safe products. Devacurl made my scalp break out and hair fall out. I just want soft hold and definition. I do color my hair- does the clarifying shampoo remove hair color? I thought curlies were only to clarify monthly…thanks for the help. Gorgeous hair. It looks like mine one it’s best days so hoping I can get consistency….

    1. This is a real review of safe products, my blog has millions of views and I take my role, platform, influence and opinion very seriously! The Bounce Curl Clarifying Shampoo isn’t clarifying the same way as a chelating shampoo is, to be honest, I wish they’d change the name as it’s very misleading. It’s also colour safe.

  4. Hi, I was wondering if you have any issues with the curl creme and gel having glycerin. I just received mine and didn’t realize there was glycerin (my bad). My weather’s dewpoint is almost never in the best range for glycerin. I don’t know if I should return them or try it out. I think the mouse at the end might help…

    1. Hi Karen, the curl cream is extremely moisturising and you only need the very, very smallest amount!

  5. Hello! Thank you for the review of these products! You usually mention something about how high humidity affects products you have reviewed. Living in Southern Georgia, I always have to be aware of humidity as well. I noticed a lot of their products have glycerin, have you found that to be an issue?

    1. Hey Jayne, so glad you liked the review! I tend to use the cleansers, gel and hairspray the most and haven’t found any issues.

  6. Sarah Duncan says:

    Hi, thanks for this great product review. I am new to the CGM and looking to buy some of the Bounce Curl products to start my journey. I have worked out that my hair is currently very dry due to heat damage, and snaps easily so think it needs moisture over protein. However now not sure whether I need the Enzyme Gentle Clarifying Shampoo or the Moisturing Shampoo or if I should get both and then use alternatively on wash days?
    Any insight would be gratefully received. Thanks so much.

    1. Hi Sarah, you could get both and use alternatively, or when your hair feels particularly dry use the moisturizing shampoo. Or, get the clarifying one and see how you get on, if you feel like it’s still not moisturizing enough, then get the moisturizing one. You’ll probably like their leave in conditioner as it’s very moisturizing, but just remember to only use a very small amount!

  7. Christina says:

    Hi, thanks for this great and detailed product review as I am fairly new to the CGM. I am looking into purchasing some products from this line, mainly the stylers to start with. I know you don’t know my hair type, porosity etc. and I am still trying to figure all that out myself (even after reading your blog on porosity), but would you use the leave in conditioner, clump and define cream and gel together? I definitely want to purchase the gel but having trouble figuring out which of the other two (or both) to choose. Any tips or advice would be really appreciated. Thank you!

    1. Hi Christina, I wouldn’t use the leave in conditioner and the clump and define cream together. They are both extremely potent and extremely moisturising, so it’s moisture on moisture and that would be too much for my hair, and many others. I suggest trying the clump and define cream, but please know that you only need the smallest amount! And then the gel.

  8. Cheryl Loder says:

    Great post! I’d love to see the 1L size bottles of shampoo/conditioner.

  9. Nathalie Almanzar says:

    Hi!! Thank you so much for the review, it really helped!! I have a question about the leave in conditioner… My hair is really dry (2c-3a btw, long, there’s a lot of it, and it’s in between fine and coarse) so i’ve been doing coconut and olive oil mask before every wash day, it’s helped quite a lot. However, I would like to be able to skip that step once in a while so I was wondering if, in order to do that, I would have to make sure to use very moisturizing products. I guess my question is if using the leave in conditioner, the clump cream, and the light cream gell is way too much, especially after the clarifying shampoo and the cream conditioner? It’s really hard for my hair to retain moisture and definition so I don’t know if to pick and choose or if to just go for it. I’d really appreciate any tips/insight you may have!!

    1. Hi Nathalie, oh boy! I do NOT recommend using raw, neat oils on your hair. ESPECIALLY to the extent and frequency that you are currently doing. That’s why your hair is unable to retain moisture, because it’s suffocated and coated in oils. The water needed to hydrate your hair is unable to penetrate through those oils. You’re going to damage your hair if you continue with that routine. You need to do a deep, detoxifying, clarifing, chelating wash to get rid of all those oils from your hair, I suggest using Bumble & Bumble Sunday Shampoo, you may need to use it for more than one wash day in a row to completely cleanse the hair from all of those oils. Then you need to deep condition afterwards and then continue to clarify your hair once every 4-6 weeks after that. Please see this post for more details on how you can achieve and maintain healthy hair that is able to retain moisture and with that will come the definition and shine etc. https://staging3.curlmaven.ie/the-golden-triangle-of-healthy-hair/

      1. THANK YOU SO SO SO MUCH!!!!

  10. Hi! Thanks for this video. It’s refreshing to read something straight forward when it’s so easy to get yourself into a product rabbit hole!
    How many times do you wash your hair with the shampoo? And do you use the clarifying one for every shampoo or use the moisture shampoo in between?

    1. Gabriella says:

      Hi Jade, thanks so much! I use the Clarifying Shampoo pretty much every wash day, except for my clarifying wash with Bumble & Bumble Sunday Shampoo once a month. If my hair is feeling particularly dry, then I’ll switch it for the Moisturizing Shampoo, but I tend to use the Clarifying Shampoo twice a week.

  11. Hi, thanks so much for your blog! It’s helping me on my curl journey so much. I think my hair is similar to yours only less curly- so I’m thinking I need less moisture than you. I get very easily over moisturized. Anyway, do you think I could do the clarifying shampoo, then skip conditioner and use the curl cream as a kind of conditioner? I typically can’t use more than one conditioner- like if I use Giovanni ttt shampoo and then their silk conditioner I can’t add a leave in – no matter how little I use.. my hair gets weighed down.

  12. Awesome review, Gabriella, but I always love your thorough reviews the most! I have had one wash day with Bouncecurl. I used the clarifying shampoo, extra moisture conditioner (used way way too much of both) Made another mistake by using Curl’s Blueberry leave in (thank you for pointing out the high protein in your review) then added the light cream gel to soaking wet hair (did not comb it but did rake products), towel dried with microfiber towel, diffused. Half way through I had the worst frizz I’ve had since starting curly girl. Sprayed hair to dampen it and added more gel in smaller sections to really coat my hair and used wet brush to distribute it (like the owner does). Turned out better but still not great. Will wash again today and am going to use Giovanni leave in, will wet brush my hair then add gel. Hoping to get the right balance this time. Any tips you could pass along about how you actually added the gel would be very helpful. Thank you again for a wonderful review and the tips! Oh and have you ever paired all the products with a different lo poo shampoo (like deva curl)? I’m not sure my hair can take using the clarifying two times a week. Didn’t order any other shampoo from bouncecurl so was trying to use what I have.

  13. Hello I have been looking into this products for a while now but I’m not sure what I need I love curls and I have a perm want it to help my curls am thinking of getting another perm my hair is way down my back i want volume from my roots down what products would I need to get the colander curl I so need and love I’m not sure on what to do or what I need to order due to me having a perm any suggestions pls help Thks so much xx hope to here from u soon pls Thks

    1. Gabriella says:

      HI, I don’t have any experience with perms I’m afraid. But if you want volume from the roots, you need to take off some of the length. If your hair is that long, the weight and length of it will be pulling and dragging and weighing your hair down, which will be hampering any chance you have for volume. I’d definitely get lots of layers done throughout the hair from the chin or collar bone down. Hope that helps.

  14. After buying the light gel, clarifying shampoo and cream, my first day using it didn’t go so well, because I used deva decadence conditioner and curls blueberry bliss leave In. I’m so glad I went back and read because those all had protein in them, no wonder I was a frizzy mess yesterday, not a good balance of protein and moisture. So until my bounce curl conditioner and leave in arrive I will use my kk not today and a less protein conditioner after the wash, maybe mop Top? I have a wall of products to choose from, yikes I’m a product junkie! Thanks

    1. Gabriella says:

      Yes, that’s a lot of protein, but it’s also a lot of heavy ingredients. The Bounce curl cream, Deva Curl Decadence Conditioner and Blueberry Bliss are all quite rich and heavy and not a good balance of protein and moisture. So definitely re-think the lineup until the rest of your Bounce Curl products arrive. x

      1. So my hair did turn out great yesterday, I went back and watched all the bounce curl videos, did the suggested acv rinse between wash and conditioning, then applied stylers in super wet hair, dried in front of my space heater, then the roots with my deva diffuser hand. You say you use Pantene mouse at the end, I have the deva mouse, would that be a good match as well if I wanted more hold? I flipped and fluffed throughout the day, then before I went out last nite, it was raining, gave lite mist of devacurl hairspray, I don’t have bounce curl one yet. I have hardly any frizz now, it’s so soft and fluffy, I really like it, but I’ve been so used to the hard and texture feel. Thanks

  15. Wonderful, thoughtful, well written and easy to follow post, as usual. New to your blog and I love it.

  16. Sharon Miller says:

    I ordered the products you use and followed you technique. Let me just say..AMAZING I’ve got curlsand fullness (which both were lacking), less stringiness all in my 1st use. I think I need more Aphogee and rice water treatments. But I see huge potential and hope to be a curly girl again. I cant get over the difference. My hair even dried faster on the medium setting. THANK YOU! @Bouncecurl for the win.

    1. Gabriella says:

      You’re very welcome, so glad they’ve worked so well for you! x

  17. I simply want to say thank you!

    You have no idea how much I needed this today. I had fallen down the rabbit hole of product despair and confusion, wishing for someone who seemed knowledgeable and trustworthy to just tell me what to buy.

    Thank you so very much!!

    1. Gabriella says:

      Aww thank you so so much! And I’m so glad you found it helpful, that’s always my aim. Never to push people to spend spend spend, but to help guide and educate them on what is worth them spending their money on. x

  18. Dilushani says:

    Fantastic review! So in depth. And very helpful! I’ll definitely subscribe to your blog 🙂

    I was wondering whether you will try Rawkyn which I believe Merian also formulates?

    Does the clarifying shampoo work as well as a scalp scrub?

    And you said the light creme gel works well when paired with moisture but you like the clump & define cream with it. Could the ‘moisture’ pair be the leave in cream or is that not a traditional curl cream? I ask because I don’t want volume which is what I read the clump & define cream does. How much volume does it give? And do you have any tips to reduce volume?

    Does the hairspray add volume? Those different methods of how you use the hairspray is so intriguing!

    Thanks for a fantastic review!

    1. Gabriella says:

      Hi Dilushani (such a beautiful name btw!) Thanks so much, I was worried it was so long and in depth that people wouldn’t read it! I tried one RawKyn product years ago, but I don’t think it was the right product for my hair. I’m keen to try the protein on though. Hopefully soon! I wouldn’t class the Clarifying Shampoo as a scalp scrub, for me, I use my fingers, and a scalp massaging brush thing if I need something extra. You could absolutely pair the Moisture Leave In Conditioner with the gel, it’s just that particular product is too moisturising for me. The cream doesn’t give me a tonne of volume, but more definition and clumps – just like it says. If you want to reduce volume, rake your products in, don’t flip it around too much. And diffuse your hair standing up straight, and hold the diffuser at a 90 degree angle to your hair as you dry. This will reduce the volume as much as possible without actually dragging or pulling your hair down. The hairspray can add volume depending on what way you apply it, for example spraying it onto a comb and fluffing your roots will add volume. Hope that helps lovey x

  19. Hey girl hey, eloquent and comprehensive post as always! Just a quick comment: your IG page says 10% discount code versus your blog at 5%..

    1. Gabriella says:

      Thanks Claire, sorry that’s my fault. The blog post is correct, its 5%. I’ve updated my IG page to reflect that. Thanks for letting me know. x