A wash-and-go for my natural hair is virtually impossible – unless I want to walk out of the house in what my girlfriend calls my Afro Helmet.
Here is a look at my hair prior to using Curls Unleashed Curl Boosting Jelly:
Curls Unleashed Curl Boosting Jelly defines and holds curls without being crunchy and eliminates or decreases frizz. The first time I used this product I almost threw it in the trash because it did nothing for my hair. It also did nothing the second, third or forth time. The problem was not the product but my application technique.
After cleansing, conditioning and detangling my hair, I add a leave -in-conditioner and start working the Curl Boosting Jelly into my hair in small sections from roots to ends. I generally run my fingers through each small section until my hair feels smooth and I can tell that each tiny section has been coated with product — usually a few seconds on each part. I do this over my whole head until my entire head is complete.
IMPORTANT: I don’t touch the curls again until my hair is at least 80% dry.
Bottom line: Curls Unleashed Curl Boosting Jelly can take me from my Afro Helmet to super defined curls that can last up to a week. After about 4 days the jelly starts coming together and forming tiny little balls or flakes. However, if I spritz with water, add a tiny bit of jelly and use the same process I used above, the product again gets dispersed through the hair giving a great refresher to the curls.
Downside: The Curl Boosting Jelly breaks down nail polish. While I like the ability to wash and go with confidence, I also want to rock my manicures for more than 15 minutes and keep my nails strong and healthy. Besides, if there is a solvent in this product breaking down nail polish, what is it doing to my hair and scalp? Ugh!
There are some days when I don’t have the time to do anything but wash my hair and go, but because of the downside to using this product I am reserving it for only those occasions. With my hair at the length seen above I get about 5 uses from the 16 ounce jar. The 16 ounce Curl Boosting Jelly retails for $15 and you can find it here.
Have you used Curls Unleashed Curl Boosting Jelly? What were your results?