You know me by now — I’m always looking out for my bellas on a budget. The days of just splurging on any ol’ beauty product just because it smells good, is lavishly described, or has pretty packaging are O-V-E-R — especially these days, when steady paychecks are at a premium. Maybe I’m just speaking for myself, or maybe you’re right there with me. Holla if you hear me, bellas!
In these times, I’m taking my reviews even more seriously. What could be the hair holy grail for me, could leave your tresses a tangled up mess, and vice versa. As a product junkie with drawers of half-used hair, skin, and body goops galore, I can say with confidence, everything isn’t for everybody. I’m trying my best to temper my gushing with practicality, so if I’m rhapsodizing, please know it’s from a genuine place and I did a whole lotta product testing.
I say all that to say this — Curls’ latest styling product, Curl Gel-les’c, is incredible. I love it, and I’m totally going to repurchase it when my review sample runs out.
In Curls’ own description, “It isn’t a gel, and not quite a serum it’s Curl Gel-les’c (pronounced Curl Jealousy).” If I had to choose, I’d describe the product as more of a serum than a gel — there’s none of the stickiness or stiffness I associate with gel products, but there’s all of the definition. This product worked perfectly for my hair texture, delivering exactly the results I hoped it would. It leaves my hair very defined, soft to the touch, and yes – very, very curly. I love it, I love it, I love it. I even made sure to take a picture, from a park in New York on my road trip.
Springtime in the air, and happy, happy hair.
Now again I’d like to reiterate, not everything works for everybody, and the weather in NYC definitely played a role in my hair’s overall behavior. If you’ve got the kind of hair that’s prone to spiralling, then Curls Gel-les’c will probably accentuate your hair’s natural tendency to curl. If your hair isn’t so much curly as it is kinky, I can’t say for sure how your hair will react to the product. But from a look around, it appears quite a few other reviewers feel the same way I did.
Check out the comments left on UrbanCurlz. Mocha Knitster did two YouTube video reviews that gives additional perspective. So did St8isis, crownofHisglory, LexiWithTheCurls, BerneaseBrown, and JuicedAboutHair, so I’d advise you click around and see how bellas with a variety of textures responded to this latest product from Curls.
Water, certified organic aloe leaf juice, organic coconut milk, linden seed and flaxseed oil, and extracts of chamomile and rosemary are some of the ingredients of this lightweight serum-like styling product. I love it best slicked on after a conditioner wash, when I’ve fully combed through my ends and my hair’s completely detangled. Curls Gel-les’c smells incredible, and it’s the kind of product I’d use every day if I could. But I don’t because — 8 oz costs $25. And the way I love this stuff, I could go through that 8 oz pretty fast.
Is it worth it? I say definitely yes, this stuff is awesome! But if price is a factor for you, bear that in mind. At $25 a bottle (Update: $18 at Amazon.com), I wouldn’t call it an every day kind of product. I show restraint and bust out the gel-les’c on special occasions, when I want to go out on the town smelling and looking pretty from head to toe.