First up was the gentle shampoo. The scent is lavender mint and I found it very refreshing. I followed the directions and focused on washing my scalp. I used only a little bit about a quarter sized amount and I felt like my hair was clean, but not squeaky clean. That's good because that means that my natural oils were not striped from my hair. So, far thumbs up.
Next came the daily conditioner with lemon sage scent. I liked this scent better than the lavender mint and I followed the directions from the site to not use a lot and to rinse most of the product out after a few minutes of sitting in my hair. Now, I thought "no way will I have enough slip to comb my hair with that little amount". So before I rinsed most of the conditioner out I finger combed my hair and I has pleasantly surprised at how easily my fingers slipped through my hair.
After rinsing most of the daily conditioner out and patting my hair with my micro fiber towel, I decided to run my wide tooth comb through my hair and was once again surprised at how easily my hair detangled with no damage to the pulling on my hair. Before adding the anti-frizz gel I just had to add some more daily conditioner as my leave in about a quarter size to my entire head. I then added the anti frizz gel and I only used about a dime sized amount to four sections to my hair. The gel is labeled as "light hold" and I was not sure if this light gel would hold my curls. I was a little surprised to see how my curls popped from the little amount of gel.
|Just finished applying gel and my hair is still wet.|
|Couple of hours later and my hair is completely dry.|
So let's get to what I liked and didn't like about these products. I really liked the shampoo and was very impressed with the conditioner. When I looked at the little bottle of conditioner I thought "well I'll maybe get one use out of this". I used about 1/4 of the bottle, so being able to use less conditioner was a big plus. Also, the slip I got from the conditioner was awesome and very surprising. Moving on to the gel, I liked that I didn't need to glob a lot of gel to get defined curls. The light hold allowed my hair to retain it's natural softness and I would call my curls "touchable". My hair also has a very natural looking sheen instead of the wet shiny look other gels can give your hair.
Ok, now the cons about these products. The expense! This kit costs $23! I'm a tightly curly method girl and I have never spent that much money on just four products of only two ounces each. The daily conditioner ranges from $20.50 to $39.95 and I just can't justify spending that much when I get similar results with my $6.59 32 ounce bottle of Aussie Moist. Second, the light hold from the gel is just that, light. The next morning when I used the refresher I had to use more gel to make my curls pop. Right now as I'm typing this review I'm planning on a puff tomorrow because my hair has frizzed out of it's curl. I tend to wear a puff when my style has frizzed out to the point that I need to rewash to get the defined curls back, but it's not wash day yet. So, basically I got only two days out of this style.
|Next day hair after refresher and more gel.|