Friday, May 6, 2011

Review: Queen Helene Royal Curl line

It’s product review time again! Today I’ve got something to share with you ladies, a brand new product line that I was given the opportunity to check out and review, Queen Helene Royal Curl. Yes ladies, that Queen Helene that you’ve seen and used for years. The Royal Curl line consists of 4 products currently; Stay Clean Shampoo, Moisture Rich Conditioner, Curl Shaping Crème, and Smoothing Oil. I got to check out all 4 products, so let’s get down to the nitty gritty.

The Queen Helene Royal Curl line is natural, free of harsh and drying chemicals like alcohol, sulfates, petrolatum, parabens and phthalates. Each product contains Royal Jelly. So what’s Royal Jelly you ask? It’s what worker bees feed the Queen!
The Royal Curl Stay Clean Shampoo is sulfate-free, as I mentioned. It contains sea kelp, mandarin orange extract, and green tea. It smells good, lathers nicely, and didn’t leave my hair feeling like a rat’s nest.

The Royal Curl Moisture Rich Conditioner contains jojoba seed oil, olive fruit extract, and green tea. Honestly, I was expecting a bit more from this conditioner, because the first ingredients after water are fatty alcohols and behentrimonium methosulfate. For me, BTMS is usually a great detangling agent, and it’s something I look for. While this conditioner smelled good, and felt good in my hands, it had almost no slip in my hair. I will say however, it did have a nice amount of foam to it when rinsing, so it might make a good cowash. I haven’t tried it yet, when I do I’ll give you ladies an update.

The Royal Curl Curl Shaping Crème is my absolute favorite product in this line. I am in love with it, and want to run away with it. It contains glycerin, aloe vera gel, agave nectar, and green tea. I’ve used this as my sole styler in all sorts of weather conditions, and it’s held up to whatever I’ve thrown at it. My hair has been outrageously shiny and bouncy and I’ve had volume galore. When I first opened the container of this and did a scan of the ingredients, I didn’t think it would have enough hold for me tastes, but for me, it’s been perfect. It dries to a soft crunch, which is easily scrunched out.

The Royal Curl Smoothing Oil contains meadowfoam seed oil, corn oil, and green tea. Most of the time when I apply oils to dry hair, it creates atleast some amount of frizz. I use them all the time, don’t get me wrong. I use coconut oil or Vatika Oil as a pre-poo, I’ve added grapeseed oil and/or coconut oil to deep treatment, I’ve used coconut oil to scrunch out the crunch when my hair is completely dry, and the list goes on. This oil hasn’t caused any frizz to speak of, whether I’m using it on wet or dry hair.

The Queen Helene Royal Curl line has been a fantastic addition to this product junkies arsenal. Each product in the line is around $8 and should be available initially at a Whole Foods near you in the next week or so.

For more information on the Royal Curl line of products and where you can buy them, please visit

Disclaimer: I was sent the products mentioned in this post for consideration by The opinions are 100% my own.


Asian said...

You have beautiful hair! Makes me want to dye my hair red!

The Asian Blondie

DCN said...

would love it if you posted the ingredients list for the royal curl. I am anxious to see what exactly is in it. Thanks :)

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Mrs. Blacksten said...

Hey DCN, here's the ingredients for the Curl Shaping Creme:
Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Pectin, Agave Rigida (Sisal) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Benzoate, Benzyl Salicylate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol, Geraniol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene, Linalool, Fragrance (Parfum)

your curly hair said...

awesome curls you have Sara. very well defined. Are your curls like that, because u use the products above? Cause if so, i think ill go to the mall and buy them.

Jen said...

Thank you so much for your review! As a curly girl myself, I am always on the hunt for new products!

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Mamacita Recipita said...

So I realize this is a 5 year old post but have you found anything similar to the Curl Shaping Creme? I have used it since it came out & they discontinued several months ago. I have tried CG friendly & not CG drugstore, naural, & salon products. Nothing!

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