First Impressions: Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Jelly

It's been a long time since I've tried new products, but lately I've been looking for new a gel. I'm out of all my favourites (UFD, WetLine Xtreme, and homemade flaxseed gel, and need something...asap. I went by Zara's Hair & Cosmetics a couple weeks ago and picked up Kinky-Curly Curling Custard (KCCC) and Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Jelly. Something told me to maybe just get the large KCCC, but the old product junkie in me won.

Ingredients: Water, blueberry leaf exract (, PEG 40 hydrogenated castor oil (seeds co pressed from the ricinus communis plant), acrylates copolymer (stabilizer that sets the hair and protects it from humidity), carbomer polymide-1, aminomethyl propanol (ph adjuster used at less than 1%), caprylyl glycol (natural fatty acid), sorbic acid (organic food preservative), hexyl cinnamal (fragrance from the essential oil of chamomile).

First Impressions: The jelly smells like blueberry popsicles and has great slip and defines well. There were a few areas that were a bit frizzy when I did my wash and go, so I smoothed them with KCCC before sitting under my hooded dryer. My hair dried extremely quickly, even the roots. I was under the dryer for less than 30 minutes. My wash and go's usually take longer to dry, and even when I'm done under the dryer, I still have to air dry. My hair was defined but after sleeping on it, it looked like third day hair on the first day. Each day after using it, my hair felt dry no matter how much moisturiser I applied. During this wash, I had done a cold water rinse after applying the Jelly and then scrunched with Deva Curl Ultra Defining Gel. I'm hoping that this is the cause of the dryness. The Jelly is way too expensive, in my opinion, to be dealing with dry, dull hair. I'm going to try it again, most likely tonight. Hopefully the results are better.

Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Jelly retails for $25 in the US and £18.95 in the UK. You can find it on the Curls website and local retailers. In the UK, it's sold at Zara's as well as online with British Curlies.

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