Ion Conditioning Curl Whip – Review

Hey everyone!

I hope you’re all having a great weekend so far. Mine was productive with a little bit of house work and a little bit of yard work, and now tonight is all about relaxing in front of the tv.

Today’s post is about the Ion Conditioning Curl Whip. I got this item for free at Sally Beauty when I renewed my membership. I could choose any product from Ion so I decided to try this styling product for curly hair.

Soft, touchable definition for curly and wavy hair.
100% Vegan
Paraben Free

The Scent

How to describe the scent…? It’s chemical-y, which I was disappointed with. I like my hair to smell good so I like a bit of scent in my products, but this one was just not doing it for me.

Dispensor

Doesn’t this make you think of a can of whipped cream? 🙂

Formula/Texture

It even kinda looks like whipped cream when you squirt it out!

The texture feels kind of watery and it’s not sticky at all. I’m used to styling crèmes that are a bit sticky so I didn’t have big expectations for this one.

I usually use 2-3 times this amount when I do my hair cause it’s a bit long.

Performance/Results

I rub the product all over my hands and try to distribute it evenly though my wet hair. First while standing up, then I flip my head over and just rub all of my hair together to try to distribute it more.

And then is the drying process. I always dry my hair the same way: flip it over and dry with high heat and low speed. I find on high speed it can take away from the crunchy effect – which I like from a styling product.

Here is a comparison of a day when I didn’t put anything in my hair and one with the Ion Conditioning Curl Whip.

Well, I was surprised by this product. I didn’t expect much, but it delivered. I like a product that leaves a bit of a crunch in my hair (kind of a wet look). Not a hard crunch like hairspray, but more of a soft crunch that keeps the curls defined (otherwise it gets all poofy). And this one did – it left a light crunch that was perfect.

Final Thoughts

I was greatly surprised by this product because the texture didn’t give me much hope. I didn’t like it as much as my regular product, but I liked it enough to keep using it. I think if it had a better scent it would be almost on par with my regular product, but the scent did drop it down a few notch.

Do you have wavy/curly hair? What products do you use to define your curls?

– Chantal 🙂

Computer geek by day and super mom by night, Chantal loves to try products of any kind and share her thoughts with the world.