Hello curlies :o)
Oh how I love peppermint! There is something to soothing and relaxing about peppermint. I used to drink peppermint tea allll the time, reminds me of my momma :o) This makes me want to incorporate peppermint essential oil into my hair regimen now. Think I may just do that…
So this awesome find was a little 2 oz. sample I received in my bag of goodies at the B-more expo from Koils by Nature. It is the Soothing Herbal Curl Defining Peppermint Gel. I REALLY appreciate when companies provide samples that contain enough product to actually test and get a feel if it works for you. I mean it’s great that companies offer samples but most of the time they are just a teeny scoop. I’m like, what am I supposed to do with that!? lol It’s never enough to really be able to use it but this 2 oz. sample definitely allowed me to decide if I would buy a full size or not (I would!). On the website, this gel is $8 for 4 oz. and $16 for 16 oz.
This is hair gel contains no alcohol and will not dry out your hair. Herbal Soothing Peppermint Gel will provide your hair with great hold and is excellent for defining your natural curl, two-strand twist and excellent for smoothing your edges. The Shea oil & honey will keep your hair moisturized, soft, and lustrous & the peppermint essential oil, will cool, cleanse, and stimulate your scalp. Soothing Peppermint Gel works great in combination with the Nourishing Hair & Body Butter. *No Alcohol, *No Flaking, *No Artificial Color
Herb infused distilled water infused, aloe vera juice, Shea oil, grapeseed oil, macadamia nut oil, *Jamaican Black Castor Oil, carbomer,*organic marshmallow root,*organic slippery elm bark, *Jamaican Black Castor Oil, potassium sorbate, willows bark, lemon & peppermint essential oils, citric acid.
I wish I had more of this! I’ll have to buy to full size! I used this to do a two strand twist-out and it allowed my twist-out to last all week (I did re-twist it twice). It gave a really nice *soft* hold to my curls and allow my hair movement and was light and fluffy. I think my favorite part about this product was how well it held down my edges! I have some super thick edges that are in the process of growing back (I realized my bonnet was breaking them and stunting the growth! I don’t use it anymore for this reason) in to so they normally are not long enough to reach my twists in the front but this gel laid them down flat and made them look really sleek and nice! When I untwisted my hair, I applied a little coconut or Vatika oil to soften it and add some shine to it. My hair did look a little dull at first but I still loved the results. Check out the flicks below:
This is fresh, untwisted hair NOT separated yet.
Separated twists with coconut oil lightly applied
I also didn’t have much frizz at all either and it’s been really humid lately due to the rain we’ve had. I also was able to just tie my scarf around my head at night and fluff in the morning without disturbing the curl pattern and flattening my hair. Amazing lol I didn’t have enough to use this for a wash-n-go but I imagine it would be awesome! It didn’t flake and wasn’t crunchy at all. It has moisturizing ingredients and smells sooo yummy! The consistency is more of a liquid, creamy gel and not a thick, giggly gel.
I’ve been impressed with the products I have tried by Koils by Nature so far! Will definitely be buying the full size products once I use up some of the products I already have :o)
— What have some of your experiences with gels been like? Would you give this a shot?