After attending Treasure Tress ‘Kink Up’ event I received a goodie bag with Activilong Paris Castor Oil Range. Activilong Paris has created a line for every hair type, from your kinky and thick to your dry and damaged.
I have seen Activilong Paris in previous Tressure Tress boxes, so I had a little knowledge of the brand. After hearing more about the brand at the Kink Up event and Tressure Tress users singing it’s praises, I couldn’t wait for my next wash day.
Activilong Paris is a Black Owned business, created to cater for natural, afro textured hair types. Founding the first salon for afro textured hair in France in 1976. Yannick Cheffre went on to combine science and nature, to develop the brand we now know as Activilong Paris.
Gently Cleanses – Nourish – Detangles
This whole range smells amazing by the way. The shampoo lathers up extremely well, you will only need a little. I have had no issues with this shampoo, it always leaves my hair feeling fresh, clean without stripping my hair, this has become one of my favourite shampoos.
Fortifying Care Mask
Nourish – Detangles – Revitalises
You already know how much I love a good hair mask, this one did not disappoint me. It left my whole room filled with a lovely scent after I used my Hydration Steamer from Curls & Co (won it in a giveaway). This mask made my hair feel buttery smooth when applied and even after I rinsed it out, making it easier to detangle and style my hair.
Strengthens – Nourish – Moisturises
After a few uses I can say this is the one for retaining moisture. I didn’t experience any dryness till day five. A quick spritz of water and a good hair balm or butter can bring my hair back to life before wash day. I don’t like to use a lot of product on my hair so this cream works really well in small amounts with an oil and/or balm. It’s not the lightest of creams but it’s light enough for me, however I’d highly recommend this to those with thicker hair types.
In terms of frizz, if that’s something you think about I would say that it works well to reduce frizz during the first two days after styling but after that I would suggest adding in something extra like a gel or a smoothing product. As frizz doesn’t bother me I didn’t add anything to my hair.
This combination m is just perfect for my hair, I know you can layer these products with their other styling products. For me it would be too heavy for my hair.
I have only just started to use the sealing oil, so far I like the consistency and the scent is similar to the rest of the line. It helped to reduce some frizz as well, which is great for those who have fine strands like myself. These products from this range is perfect for these colder months and for us type 4 Kings and Queens .
If you’re looking for moisture and products that are easy to use, I’d say these products do exactly that. You can see how I used these products to create this protective style here.