Pros: Works well, easy to use, no heavy scent.
Cons: Stupid name!
The geniuses who came up with this product line must have noticed that most advertising for cosmetics implies that if you use The Product you will be sexy, and so, being geniuses and all, they figured they might as well just cut to the chase and call their products "[adjective of choice] Sexy Hair." Obnoxious, if you ask me, and I actually had a hard time buying this because I was sure that it was all hype. Actually, if anything else in the store had seemed like a good bet, I wouldn't have bought it. But I'm glad I did. The name is stupid, but the product is stupendous.
I have shoulder length, wavy hair that tends to be a bit on the dry side. After I wash it, it's hard to comb through. Most leave-in conditioners don't quite do the trick: they'll condition but they won't detangle. I've had very bad luck even some supposedly curl-friendly products (are you listening, Revlon?). And although my salon's Aveda products work great, they have a strong smell that I am not willing to live with every day. So I have been on a quest to find a curl-friendly, not too heavy, detangler/conditioner that won't completely break the bank.
After crusing the aisles at Ulta for a lot longer than I intended, I settled on Curly Sexy Hair Curling Detangler. Problem solved!
1) What is it supposed to do? The package says: "Keep curls conditioned and manage with the dynamic styling and detangling formula. Provides extra support to shape and hold curl while creating lots of bounce. Plus, it controls frizz and protects hair from environmental stresses": in other words, detangle, condition, style. All in one bottle!
I'm no chemist, but I didn't notice anything too exciting about the formulation. However, if you look at the Sexy Hair website (which I'm glad I didn't do before I bought this -- let's just say the general tone of the visuals on the site would support changing the product name to "Stripper Hair") anyway, the manufacturer touts special ingredients including "Rice Protein, Wheat Protein, Avocado Extract." Maybe those things make this work; maybe not. If you look at the bottle, you'll see the main ingredient is, of course, Water.
2) How do you use it? Spray it into towel dried hair and use a comb or your fingers to detangle. I generally don't like spray products (I feel like I'm spraying the entire room; it's hard to tell if you have actually gotten it where it needs to go; it's wasteful). But Curly Sexy Hair detangler is easy to apply, and it doesn't seem to take much to do the trick. I suppose I could spray it on my hands and work it in like any other product.
3) Why I like it: First, one reservation: it isn't all that great at controlling frizz; I still use another product to smooth down the little short hairs that fly away on their own. But I find that it not only makes my hair easy to comb, but also detangles for the rest of the day. It gives it a smoother look but doesn't take out the curl. It only takes a few sprays to do the trick. And best of all, it does not stink!
Price: 8.5 ounces for $14.99 or less (look for sales). Not dirt cheap, but a little goes a long way.
I still wish it had a better name. But I guess "Really Great Detangling and Conditioning Stuff for Skeptic's Hair" just isn't, well, sexy enough.