Technique Thursday: How I Use The New Scurl "No Drip" Activator Moisturizer Formula On My Hair.

             Have you read the reviews on the new Scurl No Drip Activator Moisturizer lately? It seems like both women with relaxed hair and natural hair have  a problem with it. Some complain about the smell, some complain about the consistency, and some complain about how it does not get their hair moisturized. Yes. The company really messed up this time. Like we say here in the US, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." They tried to fix something that was not broken and broke it in the process. The new formula makes my hair dull and sticky. And like most of you, I think the scent is over-powering, too. It drips from the bottle when I spray it, and it is more expensive than the older version. I went to 3 different stores in one day trying to get a bottle for under $4.00, but I could not. Not even at the Family Dollar store. Sucks, right?

           But for those of you who have loved the old Scurl formula  just like me and are not willing to give up on this product just yet, I have found a way for us to still enjoy it; that is if you can stand the smell, of course. I use it to moisturize my ends only and to baggy my hair. I have found that less is more with the new formula. I also alternate between the new Scurl and just plain water. For example, if I moisturize with plain water on Monday, the next day I use the new Scurl formula to moisturize my hair, followed by my oil/sealer. I use just a little bit on my hair twice a week, I cover it up with a plastic cap,  wrap my head with a scarf, and leave it on overnight. I add my sealer in the morning and style my hair. Voila!

            I know the new formula sucks, but don't give up on this product yet.

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Nerline Germain is an auntie, sister, wife and mother. My passion for writing led me to create this little space. I mostly write beauty related articles, but this is also a lifestyle blog. My goal is to share my experiences with you. Hopefully you will learn from my mistakes:-) Contact: chicfromhair2toe@gmail.com. .


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  2. It can be so annoying when your tried and trusted product suddenly changes for worse! I usually avoid the product alltogether once it happens :-(

  3. Don't you just hate it when they make changes just for the sake of it!
    hugs honey

  4. Great Review. Uggggh I hate when companies try to change things up. Looks like they are gonna lose a lot of business.

  5. Ugh, how disappointing, Luster products are generally good. At least i have been using their Pink Oil for years and i like it.


  6. Such a great and honest review. I have not used this product yet but I have been seeing it around.

    I gave my hair a break from hair products for now but would definitely try out a few products again soon.

  7. Glad that you have found out a way to use it.

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  9. So far I like both but the old one seems to be better, so i went around buying up all the old i could find. I have 4 32oz bottles several smaller ones.
    Apparently you can order the old formula if you ask for it. Check out this review . http://tinyurl.com/kzchsob Click "newest first " & scroll down till you see the review titled "LUSTER'S WILL PROVIDE "ORIGINAL" FORMULA "

    Here's the review in case link doesn't work"

    1.0 out of 5 stars Luster's Will Provide "Original" Formula, March 29, 2014
    By Private - See all my reviews

    This review is from: Luster's S-Curl Activator/ Moisturizer 8 oz. (Health and Beauty)

    I do not like the "New" formula either. I searched Amazon in hopes someone still had a few 'classic' formulas left... Nope. So, I contacted Luster's directly to find out how I could get the "original" S-Curl No Drip formula. I would have to order it from them and note "Original formula" in the 'order comments'. I ordered 2 16oz sized bottles and my hair has been in heaven since. The shipping is more but hey it was worth holding that good 'ol classic in my hands. :o)