Not everyone wants to make their own hair gel–even if it is simple! And there is a gel that doesn’t make my curls crinkle, crackle, or crunch.
For as long as I’ve been a fan of the Curly Girl method, I thought my hair was destined to be slightly crunchy everyday after the necessary dose of gel or mousse infused my curls with staying power. I was wrong.
Why I Love It
After drying my fresh-from-the-shower head, I squirted some of the Tropical Dream Hair Gel into my hand. It’s slightly more liquid-like than gel-like so I got more than I expected and used too much that first time. I scrunched my curls well then sat down at my desk to write. Within a few minutes, I heard this strange dripping sound–my hair was letting me know I had used too much gel by ridding itself of the excess! So, be warned, with this gel, a little goes a long way (the good news is the bottle will last a while!).
The next day I used less and liked how defined my curls looked immediately after I used the gel. With mousses, my curls seem weighed-down at first (they seem to spring up after they dry). This gel is very lightweight and encourages even wet curls to bounce.
I noticed after my curls dried that they were much softer than they are when I use mousse. No crackle in sight! Another plus is the fruity scent. It’s feminine and sweet without being overwhelming (and it doesn’t attract bees like another fruity hair gel I once tried!).
Why I Recommend It
Looking for something more lightweight than a mousse? Tired of the crunchiness that gels give your hair?
I recommend checking out the hair gels by The Healthy Farm Girl. Not only are they natural and free of harsh chemicals, they smell amazing and will tame your hair into behaving without causing it to crunch.
About The Healthy Farm Girl
The Healthy Farm Girl provides natural hair, facial, and body products free of harsh chemicals and irritants. Homemade by Melinda, each product promises to be good for you! Melinda is in the process of updating all her stock, but here are some of the things she carries or will soon return to her store!
- Facial Products — Lotions and lip balms that leave your skin soft, smooth, and smelling delicious.
- Hair Products — Hair gels that feature essential oils which give hair a feminine scent.
- Body Products — Soaps and scrubs that clean and rejuvenate skin.
Other Curly Girl Resources
Disclaimer: I was provided with a complimentary sample of Tropical Dream Hair Gel by The Healthy Farm Girl in exchange for an honest review.