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Best Curly Hair Product Review: Milbon CREATIVE STYLE; WAVE line DEFINING CREAM 1

Updated: May 31

Hairstylist approved & tested

There are so many curly hair patterns deciding what product to choose is quite a challenge.


Real Simple has an article breaking down the types of curl patterns it's a great read.


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Milbon Wave Defining Cream 1 was recomended to me when I was on the hunt for my own hair.

My choice of product was discontinued & I was on the hunt again. At this point Id tried countless products...


Milbon have meticulously studied hair for more than 50 years—even at the nano level—to help it achieve its fullest natural potential.



As the #1 professional haircare company in Japan with a rapidly expanding global footprint

A healthy hair foundation complements the art that stylists create every day. As the first in the world to examine hair through CAT-Scan technology, our innovative products are backed by rigorous scientific research and high-performing ingredients to ensure the quality, efficacy and safety to preserve hair’s integrity.



First Impressions #1:


This product is a light weight cream form with a subtle clean scent.

Description Straight from Milbon:

Hydrate and safeguard hair from frizz, humidity and heat. Naturally derived botanical oils and glycerin condition unruly hair for enhanced definition, shine, and soft, touchable hold. Air dry or diffuse hair for beautiful waves, or blow dry for a sleek, shiny finish.


Ware Test #2:


I have a mix of 2C & 3A curls; that tend to go FRIZZ city if not treated properly.

(MOST FRISS IS UNTAMED UNTREATED CURLS)


So here is my routine; I shampoo, condition, towel dry, add a quarter amount to palm & spread around evenly... & the most important step second only to the product is manipulating the curls by separating into sections & finger curling into the natural direction of the curl. After I set each curl I scrunch & let it air dry.

For me diffusing tends to disturb the curls I finger curled so I prefer to air dry this reduces the most amount of frizz & heat damage. Once my hair is 80% dry I fluff up the roots gently.


I was so ecstatic at the end of the day; the retention each curl stayed in shape soft to the touch as if I had nothing on my hair, it had a natural healthy shean, & to my ultimate surprise the next day after sleeping it still looked amazing in the morning!


Directions on Bottle:

Apply a pea-sized amount to towel-dried hair from roots to ends, then blow dry, diffuse, or air dry. Add more as needed.

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 Pros & Cons #3:


Let me start with the Pros

  • light weight, won't weigh your hair down

  • buildable; depending on texture you may need more or less than the recommended to avoid a greasy look or an unsatisfactory hold.

  • soft non waxy, stiff, or flaky

  • natural shean that gives your hair the look of healthy shiny hair

  • all day dependable memory hold, that holds well into the next day.

  • You can also use this as a blow dry cream as it is a heat protectant for smooth frizz free bouncy blowout look.

  • works an all curl patterns


The Cons

  • a lot of product amount required for curl patterns 3C - 4C


The Final Score #4:


After 12 years in the industry I have struggled to have a product to offer the quality Milbon has. Finally have found something that works for my hair & that I could stand behind to recommend to my clients.

I tried this on my daughter with 4B texture & while it still delivered great shine, softness, & moisture; the amount of product used is key. I had to use about 3 dalops of the product to weigh down and tame her curls. The results were beautiful however the rate of going through one bottle of product is rapid to say the least.


As we all know no one curl is the same nor do we have a size one fits all product; my review was from the POV of my type of curl for those with similar types.

I definitely recommend & will soon add a cart option to order online directly with me, although I am not sponsored nor affiliated Milbon is only sold in professional salons. If you are in the area feel free to stop by & pick one up in person.

I have seen Milbon sold on Amazon however it is not directly by Milbon so I could not ethically recommend to purchase as there is always a probability of tampering.


*Learn more directly via their website.


Ingredients

WATER, CYCLOPENTASILOXANE, GLYCERIN, CETYL ALCOHOL, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, CETYL LACTATE, DIMER DILINOLEYL DIMER DILINOLEATE, ALCOHOL, HYDROXYETHYL ACRYLATE/METHOXYETHYL ACRYLATE COPOLYMER, PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) OIL, ISOSTEAROYL HYDROLYZED SILK, ISOSTEARIC ACID, OLEYL OLEATE, STEARYL ALCOHOL, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, AMP-ACRYLATES/C1-18 ALKYL ACRYLATE/C1-8 ALKYL ACRYLAMIDE COPOLYMER, AMINOPROPYL DIMETHICONE, DIMETHICONOL, DIMETHICONE, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL, DISTEARYLDIMONIUM CHLORIDE, BEHENTRIMONIUM METHOSULFATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, FRAGRANCE, BENZYL ALCOHOL, CITRONELLOL, GERANIOL, HEXYL CINNAMAL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL



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