Naturally Silk Elements Curly Cream Gel
Wow... so, I've never been so eager to return a product as I am with this one! Just opening the jar, I was taken aback by the smell, but I figured I'd try it anyway. I don't even know why they bother to call it a gel. It's more like a runny creme. And there was absolutely NO hold or even a hint of curl definition for me (I have loose 3c/4a hair). What disappointed me most was that it doesn't even work well with it's own leave-in conditioner. I washed my hair with a sulfate free shampoo so that there was nothing else to alter the effects of these products, used their leave-in (which actually felt really nice - I'll leave a review for that one, too), then started to apply this "gel" starting from the back. I was absolutely horrified by the amount of white product balls I immediately began to see in my comb, my hands and my hair! I just had to run back to the bathroom, wash it out, and start all over again. I'm soooo glad I didn't wait to try this on a work day as a wash n go. I guess that's what I get for not adhering to my "recovering product junkie" rules.
March 28, 2015
Don't waste your time.
I bought this just to try something new and it is honestly the worst product I have ever used. Its thick and it doesn't spread well even when my hair is wet. I have 3c hair. While your hair is still wet, it feels soft and your curls looks nice! then it dries, and your hair looks so dull, no shine, and crusty as well. It does nothing of what the container promises. Not moisturizing at all. Terrible hold.This product had me thinking it was my hair that was damaged, but I switched to my old stuff and voila- my curls were back. And for 8.99? Ugh, so mad I wasted my money on this!
February 8, 2014
This is not a good product. It defines, and smells good, but I had to use way too much product. When it dried my hair was dry and stiff. It left a white substance on my hair that did not wash away with co-washing. I had to wash my hair with shampoo to remove the product completely. I returned the gel to the store and received a full refund.
July 30, 2013
Hi. I recently tried this product in conjunction with their leave-in conditioner. I was so hoping to replicate the results that I received from the now defunct Mixed Silk Leave In conditioner which was my holy grail styling product. Unfortunately, this combo didn't deliver the awesome results that the Mixed Silk would give me for my Wash and Go's. That being said, I believe it to to be a good product for moisturizing and for very, light styling.
July 8, 2013