I was recently sent the entire line of Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils to try and review. I hadn’t heard much about the company but after reading the ingredients I was super excited to try them out for myself. While all of the products were great, two really stood out to me: the Knot on My Watch detangler and the Curl La La styler. To hear my first impressions and thoughts on EACH product after using them all, check out my video HERE.
Product Name: Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils Curl La La
Price: $9.99 retail
Availability: Local retailers.
Product Description: Kiss frizzy, hard-to-tame hair good-bye. The mega-moisture humectants in Curl La La give long-lasting bounce to curls, and shine and definition to spirals and coils. Define your signature look by adding a little or a lot. Whatever your style, rest assure that it will be well-moisturized and soft to the touch, without caking or flaking. Use it as often as needed on wet or dry hair.
Use it: For Scrunchy, Tight Curls, apply generously to wet or dry hair and use a diffuser while scrunching style into place, or allowing to air dry. For Elongated, Bouncy Curls or Spirals, apply to wet or dry hair, gently stretching curls with your fingers as you style, using a diffuser, hooded dryer or allowing to air dry. For Coils, Braid-Outs and Twists, apply a small amount to sections of wet or dry hair, roller/rod set, braid or twist each section. Sit under a hooded dryer or allow to completely air dry, then release each section, finger styling into place. Keep hair clean and healthy by shampooing, as needed, with OH SO CLEAN! Moisturizing and Softening Shampoo.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Propylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, PEG-150 Distearate, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Glycerin, Parfum (Fragrance), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Cyclopentasiloxane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Lanolin Oil, Polyquaternium-37, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Acrylamidopropyltrimonium Chloride/Acrylamide Copolymer, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearalkonium Chloride, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, d-Limonene, Hexyl cinnamic aldehyde, Linalool, Amyl cinnamic aldehyde, Lilial,Benzyl alcohol, Citronellol, Hydroxycitronellal, Cinnamic alcohol, 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one, 2-Methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one, CI 17200 (Red 33), CI 19140 (Yellow 5)
Scent: Sweet but unidentifiable. (Note: In my opinion the scent is stronger from the bottle than it is when applied to your actual hair. Also keep in mind that the scent will linger in your hair until you wash again – a week for me. I don’t mind this and actually prefer it since my hair smelled clean throughout the week which is something I don’t normally experience with other products.)
Consistency: Thick with slight movement.
My Experience: I normally separate my hair into four sections during the cleanse and style process. However, because I noticed some product buildup on my scalp I needed a thorough cleansing so I didn’t separate before washing. I shampooed twice, applied the conditioner and let it sit for 10 minutes then used the detangler. Finally, I used the Curl La La on soaking wet hair and I loved the results (below).
Not only did it give me great definition the day I took out my twists but throughout the week! I keep my hair in protective styles (flat twist updos or two strand pinned updos), especially during the winter so while I still wanted to continue protective styling, I also wanted to see if the definition of my twist out would last the entire week without retwisting or adding any more product to it and it did.
Pros: Every product is free of parabens, sulfates, mineral oil AND petroleum. The product is amazing for frizz-free definition and hold – one of the product descriptions I was unaware of until after trying it. (I don’t read product descriptions before trying products, I only read ingredients. I like to form an unbiased opinion and Aunt Jackie’s held up to what it claims.) Aunt Jackie’s products are NOT tested on animals.
Cons: While the Aunt Jackie’s Curls and Coils website is gorgeous, it is unclear where these products can be purchased. This is unfortunate because I’m sure as these products become more popular, people will look to the website for retail information.
Final Thoughts: I would definitely buy this product! The results are comparable to other products I love but Aunt Jackie’s has better ingredients and is cheaper! Today I volunteered and I wanted to separate my twists – ’cause that’s what I do on the weekends – but I didn’t separate the “chunkiness” (results below).
Have you tried the Curl La La or any other Aunt Jackie’s products? What did you think?