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Charles Worthington Big Waves Definition Creme review

Doing Drugstore: Charles Worthington Big Waves Definition Creme

Contrary to what Beyoncé says there are some things that are irreplaceable. I have been trying to find a low-cost alternative to Bumble & bumble Grooming Creme ($25) at the drugstore for ages. Often, other products are too heavily-scented, which at least is detectable without taking out my wallet. I had high hopes for Charles Worthington Big Waves Definition Creme ($5.99), which promises "defined, wavy, super shiny, full hair." The scent was stronger than I'd like but not offensive, so I gave it a try.

The first thing I noticed was that it didn't smooth through my hair as much as I wanted it to. When you have waves — or are trying to create them — getting product evenly over your hair is key. The directions say to apply "liberally" with fingers, but combing it through is definitely a better idea. With leave-in defining products, even application can easily be the difference between success and failure, which is why I gave this Big Waves Definition Creme a second chance after my hair dried with, for lack of a better term, glue-y chunks. I love other Charles Worthington products, but this didn't do it for me either time. Bummer.

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emalove emalove 8 years
I love this line!!! I use it all the time.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
I have never used this product before but I must say I generally LOVE Charles Worthington products.
misfitgirl misfitgirl 8 years
Thanks, Bella! Now I feel bad because I should've just searched for it on BellaSugar. I bought the SunSilk wave gel stuff and also their beach spray on the way home from work, both which madbain mentioned. I have never found a beach spray that I liked, but seeing as these both retail at $4.49, I'm OK if I don't like them. My hair's in a weird growing-out phase, so I'm big on trying new styles/products/etc. to distract myself from not loving the cut! So thanks, ladies! P.S. - Spaghetti cat(snarkypants)!
Beauty Beauty 8 years
Misfitgirl, yep! Here's a review.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
Eew glue-y chunks doesn't sound very good at all.
snarkypants snarkypants 8 years
i'm not the biggest fan of any charles worthington product. they just don't seem to do anything for me.
thelorax thelorax 8 years
Thanks madbain, I will have to try that!
misfitgirl misfitgirl 8 years
OMG madbain, I forgot that I've been wanting to try that! That may be today's purchase!
madbain madbain 8 years
The Sunsilk Waves of Envy line is really, really good. Like, "This is from a drugstore?" good. I was really impressed the first time I used the gel/creme twist, but it worked wonders. And also the beachwaves spray is really good for livening up waves.
misfitgirl misfitgirl 8 years
Have you tried the Sally Hershberger wave stuff (available at Walgreens)? I read a good review about it in some magazine, but have not tried it for myself.
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