|In my experience I have found that thicker gels work better for defining kinky curly hair, particularly 4 type. As such I have always been of the opinion that the thicker the product the better it works. Not so in this case.Like the name suggests, the texture of this product is like a thick jello. It smells pleasant enough but I found that the thickness of the product also made it difficult to apply it evenly on the hair without using too much.I used it to smooth down a curly puff on my 3 year old daughter and she spent the entire day scratching her scalp (something she never does) and we had to wash the product off that same evening.I have also recently developed a sensitivity to gluten so I was not crazy about the hydrolyzed wheat protein among the ingredients.Other curlies may like this gel but unfortunately I did not.Buy in the US|
|This is a pleasant smelling creamy leave in conditioner. It does what it says on the bottle and reliably softened and detangled my curls to help with my finger detangling sessions.The only red flag in the ingredient list as far as I can see is PEG 20 hydrogenated lanolin.I still find it incredibly annoying that manufacturers insist on using hydrogenated oils in hair products when there are so many other natural oils and fats to choose from.However with the use of shea butter and olive oil as the primary fats, showing near the top of the list of ingredient list, plus the addition of coconut oil in the formulation, I am willing to give this leave in conditioner a free pass (just this once)!A word of warning, although it smells quite pleasant, the scent can be a bit strong sometimes and if you plan to use it as a daily moisturizer, go easy because along with the scent, you don’t want excessive build up.Buy in the US|
While I understand why they have chosen the simple monochrome styled packaging, it does come across like a ‘no frills’ supermarket chain product line which is probably not what they had in mind. Also, since the shampoo and leave in conditioner look so similar, take care that you don’t grab the wrong bottle when you want to moisturize your hair!
My own hair is 4a natural but there is no reason why the shampoo and the leave in conditioner won’t work great on relaxed hair too. If you are a purist and prefer all natural ingredients, I don’t think this line of products is for you but if you are just looking for stuff that works then you should give some of these products, particularly the shampoo a try.