Earthtones Naturals Curl Define Enhancing Gelly Product Review


Earthtones Narturals

The Kinky Curly Custard has definitely met its’ match, I introduce to you a Canadian manufactured product called Curl Define Enhancing Gelly from Earthtones Naturals.

Ingredients

Purified Water, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sofium PCA, Bambusa vulgaris (bamboo) extract, Macrocystis pyrifera (sea kelp) extract, Silk Amino Acids, Panthenol, Xanthan gum, Dehydroxanthan gum, Fragrance, Propylene Glycol (and) Diazolidinyl (and) lodopropynl Butycarbarnate

Expectation

Earthtones Naturals states:

This product “Defines and moisturizes curls and waves.  Curl Define Curl Enhancing Gelly is perfect for wash n go styling and enhancing curls, it creates defined moisturized, frizz-free curls and gives the hold your curls need to last for days without feeling crunchy or dry.  Your hair will feel soft and appear shiny.”

Texture

The consistency of the Curl Define is a very light gooey sticky gel where a little goes a long way.  As I rubbed this product in my hands you can feel the a smooth oil like texture.

Experience

First off I used this product on my flat-ironed hair, although the directions stated for best results this product “should be applied to damp hair”.  I wanted to add texture and loose curls to my straight hair and in order to do so without the default of my natural hair texture reverting back, I had to apply the product with very little water.  Can you imagine the struggle?  To my surprise this product got very sticky to my hands instantaneously.  In the 30 minutes it took me to flat twist my hair, I had to wash my hands 3 times just to avoid sticky clumps.  Each time I would shake-my-head as I felt as if I was washing away valuable product down the drain. I did notice that the more water (mist) I added to each section the more glide and slip the product had to my hair.

Unfortunately in the sticky clumps dried and end up making my hair look flakey, I was so sad, but my curls came out so defined soft and bouncy that I didn’t even care.  Watch this video to see me shake it.

The smell of the product is great, at times I got tempted to taste it,  ha!  I will give this product another try, next time I will try it on damp hair as recommended and see if that elevates the sticky clumps.

Price

This product was gifted to me by Curl Bar Beauty Salon and is retailed for $14 CAD for a 125 ml.  Earthtones Naturals online store sells it for $11.

Overall

I would definitely recommend this product to someone who is looking for defined, bouncy and soft set curls or ringlets.  I know this product would work well with a flexi-rod set.

Comments

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  • Maria

    I bought it by a store in Toronto that my hairstylist sent me to. The hairstylist I went to was good but the store she sent me to severely overcharged me. As it was my last day in Toronto (and I could not get it in a store where I live) and I knew no better I paid at least $25 dollars. Then the hold did not last nor did it really define my curls. Sorry to say I don’t think I will repurchase this product if I ever see it again.

    • Maria

      I made this comment four months ago but could not remember my login credentials to update it to how i now feel about this product . I remember being so mad that I worked no where and was overcharged by so much. I felt terrible because I dipped into my savings. Anyway I had to come back and write a re boot review. I think the method i first used with this product was flawed. This product needs be used used on very wet hair to get the best results . It leaves a wonderful shine and moisture. I honestly am changing my mind about this product for the better. I think eventually when i run out i will re purchase. Im actually now sorry I left my initial review saying i wouldn’t repurchase. I regret that i cannot login back in and delete the initial review. I was mad and inexperienced with natural hair and this product. I hope they continue to make this line, particularly the gelly. It’s really good. God bless.

      • Awwwww thank you so much for trying the product again and for reviewing it again. We appreciate your honesty!