Curls need different care than straight hair, but since the relaunch of L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert, the beloved Curl Contour line was gone. It took some time for the replacement to arrive, but as one of the most extensive Serie Expert lines, the successor to Curl Contour is finally here; L'Oréal Professionnel presents Serie Expert Curl Expression!
What do curls need?
As anyone with curls knows, your hair really has a mind of its own. From frizz to sagging and very much dependent on the weather. Curls can sometimes be a bit difficult. Luckily, you know your hair inside out and know exactly what it needs.
Curly hair especially needs good hydration to make your hair curl optimally. That's why every product in the Curl Expression range contains moisturising ingredients. For curls, it can't be too much hydration. What you should pay attention to is the thickness and the curl pattern of your hair. Do you have thinner hair with curls that can easily sag? Then you should go for light products and offer extra strength to your curls. If your hair can handle everything, but perhaps needs a good amount of styling, then you may want to choose heavier products. Luckily, the Curl Expression line has something for every curl type!
Serie Expert Curl Expression Products
With the arrival of L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Curl Expression, 10 new products have been added to the already extensive L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert range.
Curl Expression shampoos
The two shampoos in this range can be used together or individually. The L'Oréal Professionnel SE Curl Expression Anti-Buildup Jelly Shampoo is great for thin to medium hair and gently cleanses the hair. It also provides basic hydration, keeping hair light and easy to detangle.
The L'Oréal Professionnel SE Curl Expression Moisturising Cream Shampoo is a mild shampoo that also has a moisturising effect on the hair.
Curl Expression masks
There are two masks in this new curl line. The L'Oréal Professionnel SE Curl Expression Mask provides great care, shine and anti-lint protection. It also keeps hair light and natural. The L'Oréal Professionnel SE Curl Expression Mask Riche, as the name suggests, is richer in ingredients and provides the same shine and anti-frizz protection, but it has a stronger controlling effect, which may be too heavy for thin hair. For thick hair, it just helps with good care and control of your wild curls.
Curl Expression styling products
There are no less than 4 styling products in the Curl Expression line. Here is a short list;
- - L'Oréal Professionnel SE Curl Expression 10-In-1 Cream-In Mousse: Hydration and Definition
- - L'Oréal Professionnel SE Curl Expression Intensive Leave-In Moisturizer Extra hydration.
- - L'Oréal Professionnel SE Curl Expression Cream-In-Jelly Definition Activator: Extra definition
- - L'Oréal Professionnel SE Curl Expression Drying Accelerator: drying time accelerator and heat protector
Revive curls with the Curl Expression Curl Reviver
Don't want to wash your hair just yet, but want to give it a refresh? Then use the Curl Expression Curl Reviver. This spray refreshes your hair so you can style it again.
Curl Expression Density Stimulator treatment
Do you notice that your hair is getting thinner or do you think that your hair could use a growth boost! This treatment that you apply directly to the scalp stimulates healthy strong hair growth. It will give you fuller, stronger hair, so that your curls will look even better!
Is L'Oréal Professionnel Curl Expression suitable for the Curly Girl method?
The Curly Girl method has many requirements, such as what ingredients it can and cannot contain, like alcohol, but then also specifically which alcohol. We checked the ingredient lists for you and part of the L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Curl Expression line is Curly Girl proof, namely;
- L'Oréal Professionnel SE Curl Expression Anti-Buildup Jelly Shampoo 300ml
- L'Oréal Professionnel SE Curl Expression Cream-In-Jelly Definition Acti 250ml
- L'Oréal Professionnel SE Curl Expression Curls Reviver 190ml
So if you do the Curly Girl method, you can use these products in your routine! Be sure to let us know how it fits into your Curly Girl Routine.
L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Curl Expression Reviews
We have been asking around to family, friends and colleagues with curls to test our curl products!
Curl Expression Review by Evelien:
Evelien: Curly thin hair - (wavy/curly)
For Evelien, we created a wash routine with the Curl Expression Cleansing Cream Shampoo and Curl Expression Mask because she has well-defined curls, but thin hair. With the normal mask, you keep the hair lighter, that's why we didn't use the Rich Mask. For styling, we also focused on giving her more definition, so she uses the Cream in Jelly for the first styling and the Cream in Mousse on other days.
Evelien: "What's immediately noticeable is that the entire line smells delicious! It also makes my curls beautiful, so I'm happy with the care products. The Cream in Mousse gives me a beautiful curl the next day!"
Evelien's Curl Expression Routine:
Sara's Review on Curl Expression:
Sara: Curly thick hair - (wavy-curly)
For Sara, we chose to test "heavier" products as she has thicker hair. She therefore used the Intense Moisturizing Cleansing Cream shampoo and the Rich Mask. She also styled her curls with the Leave-in Cream.
Sara: "I really like the shampoo. Normally, when I use shampoo, my hair gets super dry, but this one is much less so. Mask is also nice, but not very different from what I am used to from other masks. Cream is also very nice, it makes my hair really soft. But after that, I need something extra to strengthen it. The Refresh doesn't work optimally for me, I just have to do it again. The products smell really good! Not too overpowering, but really a bit like sitting at your hairdresser's!
Sara's Curl Expression Routine:
So L'Oréal Professionnel Serie Expert Curl Expression is already well received by our testers! Please let us know what you think of this new curl line in a review or comment on this blog. If you have any questions about Curl Expression, we are happy to help!
Have a good one,