Evolvh Review for 2C 3A Curly Hair – Curly Girl Method

Evolvh Review for 2C 3A Curly Hair – Curly Girl Method
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In my Evolvh review for curly hair, I review several of Evolvh’s products for my curly 2b, 2c, 3a hair. I detail how each product performs and have a video tutorial towards the end of you can scroll down to see.

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I received trial sizes of Evolvh’s Smart Curl shampoo and conditioner in June’s Goodbeing box. I had tried the Evolvh volumizing leave-in conditioner spray before and while it worked, I wasn’t wowed.

I was excited to try this line because I had seen a few other rave reviews. And let me tell you, this line delivers! My curls are so bouncy, shiny, soft, and defined when I use the shampoo and conditioner. I thought I liked my hair before but after trying this line I am a total convert and will be switching to this shampoo and conditioner for good.

Remember that I have very fine, thin 2c-3a hair that is high porosity and I live in a warm, humid climate.

Evolvh SmartCurl Shampoo and Conditioner

Smart Curl Shampoo

The first thing you notice is the scent. It is nice and fresh, although pretty strong, and they call it “Smart Scent”- you can read about it here. The shampoo lathers nicely and leaves my scalp squeaky clean. It is not as hydrating as other curl lines which I actually prefer for my really thin and fine hair. It reminds me of the conventional shampoos I used to use years ago that left my scalp really clean. If you need something very hydrating, then skip this.

Smart Curl Conditioner

This has the same scent as the shampoo. Right away you’ll notice that it almost feels like water as your hair instantly absorbs it. The slip is ok for me but it might not be enough for others. I use about 2 squeezes and after squishing it into my hair I can detangle with my fingers. It rinses out well and leaves my hair really soft, with minimal frizz, and defined curls that have lots of bounce. Again, this is not as hydrating as other lines but as I said before, this works very well for my hair. The lightness of this line doesn’t weigh my hair down so that I actually have some volume!

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The results:

evolvh smartcurl shampoo
evolvh smartcurl conditioner

The pictures speak for themselves. Every time I use these products my curls turn out amazing. Just for reference, the only other product I used here is Raw Curls medium hold gel. I never get such good results with any other combo so I know it’s the shampoo and conditioner that are making this big difference.

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This wash lasted me 5 days. For all 5 days I could leave my hair down and I needed minimal refreshing. My curls stayed shiny and bouncy, defined, and frizz was minimal. Since then, I have experimented with other brands and products but I always get great results with Evolvh’s Smart Curl line. I am awaiting the Wonderbalm in the mail to test out too. I’ll keep you posted on that.

If you’re interested in trying this line out use code HE15 for 15% off your purchase. They also have a Curls Discovery Kits for only $38 with 4 different products making it a great way to try out the line.

Evolvh Styling Products for Curly Hair

Evolvh sent me the WonderBalm, Total Control Styling Creme, and the Ultrarepair Reconstructing Masque for review, and I am even more in love with this brand. I now understand why the shampoo and conditioner are not as hydrating is because their styling products are very hydrating. It took quite a bit of tweaking around with the products as far as how much to apply, what method to use, and in what order to apply them. Here is what worked for me.

Total Control Styling Creme

This product is like a gel and cream in one. It feels like water as you apply it as if you’re not even putting anything in your hair. But don’t be fooled! It is very hydrating, has a minimal cast with great hold, and imparts some shine and great definition. It can be used alone but I prefer to add the WOnderBalm on top for extra softness, definition, and ultimate shine.

evolvh total control styling creme review


This product is like a hair serum. Again, it feels like water and you can’t feel it as you apply it. Their styling products really melt right into your hair which can be quite deceiving and lead to using too much product. Start small! This stuff gives incredible shine and softness. I find it doesn’t give me enough hold which is why I like to layer it on top of their styling creme. They recommend it be used under but I prefer my results using it over the creme.  Again, I always stress to experiment with new products to find what works for you. This product is also very expensive, but honestly, I can see this bottle lasting over a year. They really should sell it in a 1 ounce. And they actually do offer a sample size for $12, which will last a few months.

evolvh wonderbalm review

Ultrarepair Reconstructing Masque

This is a deep conditioner and it works like any other. It is not as hydrating or thick as other deep conditioners for curly lines but it is perfect for my hair. I like to apply it and use a heat cap to help it penetrate the hair.

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Here is my current curly hair routine:

Wash and condition with the Smart Curl line. Flip my head upside down and spritz liberally with the Smart Volume leave in conditioner. This part is the most important as this is when you want to clump your curls, prior to applying the styling products. So I add water or conditioner as needed and squish and pulse towards my scalp to get the clumps I want. Once I have nice clumps, then I apply about a nickel size of the styling creme. I scrunch and pulse up from the ends and take my time to ensure it spreads out evenly. Then I apply 1 half pump of the WonderBalm (dime size) in the same way. I keep scrunching and pulsing up to my scalp then I use a flour sack towel to scrunch out the excess water. I then either air dry or diffuse after about 30 minutes.

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The reason I love this brand so much is that it leaves my curls ridiculously soft, without frizz, shiny, and defined without feeling like it has any product. My curls are totally weightless and the style lasts. Below are my results using only Evolvh products.

Evolvh review curly hair
Evolvh review curly hair
Evolvh review curly hair

If you’re interested in trying this line out use code HE15 for 15% off your purchase. They also have a Curls Discovery Kits for only $38 with 4 different products making it a great way to try out the line.



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