Who are Bounce Curl?
Bounce Curl was founded by beauty, skincare and haircare formulator, Merian aka Mismmo on Instagram. I think this is part of what sets Bounce Curl apart from many other brands on the market. Because of the person behind the formulations. Not only does Merian have curly hair herself, and a rich Middle Eastern culture and knowledge, using natural ingredients in haircare. But she also has the chemistry and formulating background that allows her to develop unique products and formulas, from scratch, in the lab. In 2015, Bounce Curl released their Light Creme Gel. Two years later, they launched their cleansers and conditioner. Since then, they’ve added vitamins, tea and more styling products. So here are my favourite products, what I recommend to buy from Bounce Curl, along with reviews of each product mentioned. And of course, an amazing giveaway!
Price & Discount Codes
Before we get started on the products. I wanted to take a quick minute to talk about the price. Although they may seem more expensive than other brands, you’re actually getting more bang for your buck. Because the quality of the ingredients in these products is so high, and the formulations are so concentrated. One bottle lasts much longer because you actually need less product, only the smallest amount. I’m only on my second bottle of clarifying shampoo and moisturizing shampoo in two years!
I have a 10% discount code for you, available site wide. Use code CURLMAVEN at checkout. If you’re outside the US, you can get Bounce Curl at Naturalistic Products, who ship throughout Europe. If you live outside the USA and EU, click here to find your nearest distributor. However, please note my discount code only works on the Bounce Curl website. They currently have a price reduction running across all their products, and my code still works. So if you’ve been wanting to try Bounce Curl, now is the time!
My Holy Grail Cleansers!!!
For many people, the first Bounce Curl product they fell in love with was the Light Creme Gel. But for me, it was their cleansers. If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I’ve been using, loving and recommending the Clarifying Shampoo and Moisturizing Shampoo for a long, long time! I’ve been following the curly girl method for almost three years, and I’ve tried so many different brands and products. I truly believe Bounce Curl have the best cleansers on the market! They deserve so much more attention and hype than they get.
Bounce Curl Cleansers
The cleansers are divided into light, medium and extra moisture. The protein and moisture levels change from cleanser to cleanser. For example, the light moisture, Clarifying Shampoo has the most protein and least amount of moisture. The extra moisture Cleansing Conditioner has no protein at all, and the most moisture. The light and medium moisture shampoos are so well formulated! They are the only lo poos I’ve tried that don’t dry out my hair, at all. This is why I think they’re the best on the market, why I continue to use and recommend them. Because they are so hydrating and moisturising – in a good way. They’re the perfect balance of protein and moisture! And because they’re formulated so well, with a balance of concentrated ingredients, you don’t need a lot of product. If in doubt, add more water, not more product!
I use the Clarifying Shampoo the most. It’s gentle enough for regular use, perfect for wavy or fine hair, or if you’ve got an oily, itchy or flaky scalp. It lightly moisturizes the hair without weighing it down. Despite lathering up, which can turn a lot of CG followers off, as well as the protein, it’s not drying at all! It’s also great as a gentle clarifying shampoo, if you don’t have hard water or swim in the sea or pool – read this post for info on clarifying. If I could only use one cleanser for the rest of my life, this would be it!
For me and my fine hair strands, the medium moisture, Moisturizing Shampoo is like a beautifully balanced, light-weight co-wash. I have a lot of hair! But my actual hair strands are pretty fine, I just have a lot of them, which is why my hair looks so thick. So for me, the Moisturizing Shampoo is the perfect co-wash, the perfect in-between. Not too much protein, not too much moisture, not too much lather. I prefer to use this one on my daughter’s hair, as her hair is more dry and frizzy than mine. It lathers up a bit, but not as much as the Clarifying Shampoo. Again, less is more, you don’t need a lot!