My Virtue Curl Review.
Firstly, the shampoo and conditioner both smell like a delicate, invigorating, citrus and jojoba dream. It’s what I imagine Harry Styles’ hair would smell like... moving on.
I lathered an AirPod-sized amount of the Virtue Curl Shampoo 240ml in my hands before working through my wet hair. You only need this small amount - adding more water is the key to getting that foamy lather (without the nasty ingredients that actually make shampoos foam). Rinse and do not repeat.
Next, I went in with a decent amount of the Virtue Curl Conditioner 200ml - a lot of the time, people with curly hair are told not to use too much conditioner because it will weigh down your curls. Not the case here. Don’t be stingy with the conditioner, but instead of plopping it on your scalp like I tend to do, the trick is to work it through your fraying split ends upwards to your ears. Steer clear of greasy roots.
Once it was all combed through, I slicked my hair into a Kardashian-esque topknot. Then you leave it on for two to three minutes to marinate. This is a good time to do other shower jobs, or you can sit on your shower ledge and contemplate life's big questions. Rinse thoroughly with cold water.
I usually air dry my hair - cue frizz - but using the Virtue curl products gave me noticeable thickness and sleekness. I’ve also noticed my hair is looking healthier overall since I started using the range about a month ago.
But most importantly, these products gave me unreal curl formation and definition. So much so, I even received a rare compliment from my sister. Naturally, she wanted to try them on her more coiled hair. So did my mum. Thumbs up all around.
Here are some before and after photos of my hair. The first photo was taken before washing (the curls are fluffy, frizzy and a bit lacklustre). The after shows how glossy and defined my curls looked after using the Virtue curl products. Sure, there's still a bit of frizz because, that's curly hair for you, but I loved how it brought out my natural curl pattern.
Would I Recommend Virtue’s Curl Range?
For ethical, beautifully-packaged hair products for curly hair, I can’t recommend Virtue enough.
It’s pretty obvious that when the sad day these bottles run out finally comes - let's not even go there, OK? - I'll be adding the Virtue Curl Shampoo and Conditioner to cart.
Not just because they're the best curly hair products I've ever tried. But also because the peachy pink bottles have upped my shower shelf aesthetic significantly.