Review – Bouclème Curl Cleanser & Conditioner

Hello October!  I’ve been using the Bouclème products I received in August’s Curlee Box for a little over a month so it’s time to share my thoughts.

A little bit about the brand….

Bouclème is a British haircare brand founded by Michele Scott-Lynch.

Related imageI began to appreciate the beauty of curls in my 30’s. Before that I battled against them, trying to make them what they were not (straight) and damaging them in the process.

When my 2 beautiful curly girls entered the world it was important for me to help them love their curls. I needed to be a curly role model for them to see the beauty in having a head full of curls. I was determined that they wouldn’t wake up every day feeling cursed, as I did for far too long.

I created Bouclème out of a desire to have healthy, frizz free curls using all natural ingredients. I was frustrated with the sulphate and silicone based curl products available. They stripped away moisture and weighed down my curls.

I wanted to create a range of products using pure natural actives that deliver moisture where it’s needed and that with long-term use would improve the condition of curls.

Bouclème natural curl care was born out of an authentic love and respect for curls, created by one curly for others.

I hope we can empower you to embrace and love your curls too.    testimonial-quote

The entire Boucleme range contains 0% sulphates, silicones, mineral oils, petroleum, propylene glycol, PEGs, parabens, and artificial fragrances and colours.

Bouclème Curl Cleanser (300ml | £15)

Zero foam for maximum hydration

Harsh foaming detergents strip all moisture from hair, leaving curls dry and frizzy.

Our non-foaming curl cleansing cream cleanses the scalp and hair without upsetting the natural moisture balance. Gentle enough to everyday use.

Boucleme curl cleanser

Our special blend of argan, virgin coconut oil, honey, aloe vera, linseed and pomegranate extracts nourish and moisturise the hair cuticle from the inside out. Our natural revitalising fragrance of citrus, spearmint and magnolia leaf will leave your hair clean, fresh, fragrant and hydrated.

98% naturally derived.

Ingredients:

Aqua/Water/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin (Vegetable), Polyglyceryl-3 Dicitrate/Stearate, Cocos Nucifera (Virgin Coconut) Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Distearoylethyl Dimonium Chloride, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey, Methylcellulose, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Hydroxymethylcellulose, Dehydroacetic Acid, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, ***Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Propanediol, *Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) Flower Oil, *Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, *Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin Red) Peel Oil, *Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Sweet Orange) Peel Oil, *Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, *Origanum Majorana (Marjoram Sweet) Leaf Oil, *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, *Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, *Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Leaf Oil, *Michelia Alba (Magnolia) Flower Oil, *Michelia Alba (Magnolia) Leaf Oil, *Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Leaf Oil, Styrax Tonkinensis (Benzoin) Resin Extract, *Tilia Cordata (Linden) Flower Oil, **Limonene **Linalool **Linalool **Geraniol

*natural pure essential oils

**potential allergens

***certified organic ingredients

If you’re used to foaming shampoos, don’t be alarmed!  This works like a co-wash.

I wet my hair thoroughly, apply some cleanser to my hands and then massage into my scalp.  The scent is citrusy and uplifting ( I love they included May Chang oil).  I give myself a gentle massage for 2 minutes and then apply some cleanser to the rest of my hair.  The cleanser has nice slip so I can gently finger detangle as I work it through my hair.

After rinsing my hair feels cleansed, nice and soft.  I love that it gently cleanses my hair without stripping away moisture.

Bouclème Curl Conditioner (300ml | £17)

Our super-hydrating curl conditioner is rich in Omegas 3, 6 and 9, vitamin E and antioxidants to strengthen the hair and protect it from environmental stressors.

Our unique formulation penetrates deep into the hair cuticle, using virgin coconut, argan oil and aloe vera leaf actives to replenish much-needed moisture and bring shine to dull dry curls.

Ingredients:

Aqua/Water/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin (Vegetable), ***Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Extract, Polyglyceryl-3 Dicitrate/Stearate, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Virgin Coconut) Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Fruit Extract, Linum Usitatissimum (Linseed) Seed Oil, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey, *Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, *Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, *Tilia Cordata (Linden) Flower Oil, *Litsea Cubeba (May Chang) Fruit Oil, *Michelia Alba (Magnolia) Flower Oil, *Michelia Alba (Magnolia) Leaf Oil, *Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Red) Peel Oil, *Origanum Majorana (Marjoram Sweet) Leaf Oil, *Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange Sweet) Peel Oil, *Cymbopogon Martini (Palmarosa) Leaf Oil, *Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Leaf Oil, *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, *Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Styrax Tonkinensis (Benzoin) Resin Extract, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Distearoylethyl Dimonium Chloride, Sorbic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, **Limonene, **Linalool, **Geraniol

*natural pure essential oils

**potential allergens

***certified organic ingredients

This is a lovely conditioner.  It smells so good, the scent is just like the cleanser.  The consistency is nice and creamy and it penetrates my hair strands well.  It doesn’t have that much slip but I’m able to finger detangle.

I like to leave it in for 15 minutes and then rinse.  It can also be rinsed out partly and left as a leave-in for drier thicker curly hair.  When used as a leave-in, it is super hydrating and doesn’t weigh my hair down.  My hair feels soft and moisturised.

 

 

I look forward to trying out more from the brand.

Have you tried Bouclème?

Lola ♡

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