I am a natural hair product junkie! I can't help it, I love spending my money on hair products (and FOOD). I have to try anything and everything, because one day I will find that perfect formula of products that will make my curls pop.
Todays review is on Ebony Coily Gal (aka Marika) Homemade Hair Gelee (right), which I love! It is difficult to find gels that don't dry out my hair or make it super crunchy. In return I have to wash my hair more frequent, because it feels like it is going to fall out. That wasn't that case with the Hair Gelee.
The Hair Gelee has a sensational minty smell that makes me feel like my hair is clean 24/7 which I love lol. Not to be graphic but the gel does feel and come out of the bottle like snot which scared me at first. During the cold seasons I wear my hair in a slicked back low bun to protect it from NYC's freezing cold temperatures, so a good gel is essential to my weekly routine. Which consists of a Shea Moisture masque product or an old school hair mayonnaise mixed with coconut oil deep conditioner.
I apply the gel to my hair as I brush it back into a tight bun. I love the slip this gel has and how it dramatically lays down my frizzy curls. I use a handful of gel because I leave this hairstyle in for a week without manipulating it. I tie my hair up in a scarf over night to help lay my edges and my hair down. After a couple of hours my hair is LAIDT and ready to go. My hair is very THICK and CURLY, making it difficult for me to actually get it to slick down and stay down. Especially when I go outside, my hair gets frizzy super fast once the air hits it. But this wasn't the case with the Hair Gelee.
THE HAIR GELEE as shown in the photos had my hair gelled down nicely without it feeling crunchy, dry and about to fall out. There are a few frizzes but that is inevitable. Basically, this gel is awesome and I will definitely order more so I can do a summer review on a wash n go. The smell is pretty strong when you first apply the product (which I like) but the next day you can only smell a hint of it. What adds to the greatness of this product is that it is homemade, without the crazy unknown chemicals that I can't pronounce or drying alcohols.
Marika, I am a fan of your Homemade Hair Gelee and will be purchasing more! To purchase this product click here!
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