Curlee Box Free-From December 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, it’s time to share December’s Curlee Box Free-From box.  This year has been rather interesting with some hits and misses and I was almost at the point of cancelling my subscription.  But I’ve stuck with it and overall I’ve loved discovering some new brands!

A discovery box of hair goodies for curly and kinky tresses.
Receive 4 to 6 gourmet hair products every month.


This month features 4 full-sized products and I was particularly excited to see Flora & Curl featured again.

What’s Inside:

Cantu Natural Hair Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream (355ml | £7.99)

Smoothes and enhances natural curl pattern revealing frizz-free volume. Made with pure shea butter and formulated without harsh ingredients.

  • Activates curls revealing frizz-free, bouncy curls
  • Delivers volume & shine
  • Great for a quick Wash n’ Go

Ingredients:

Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Propanediol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Stearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Polyquaternium-11, Parfum (Fragrance), Cetyl Alcohol, Polyquaternium-10, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate, Glycine Soja (Soyabean) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silk Amino Acid, Canola Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Hydrolyzed Silk, Lonicera Caprifolium Flower Extract, Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Red Grape) Seed Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Fruit Extract, Persea Gratisima (Avocado) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Seed Oil, Daucus Carota Sativa Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Benzyl benzoate, Coumarin, Hexyl cinnamal

I’ve tried a few Cantu products and some of them have worked well for my hair. This is one of those products that didn’t work well for me. The consistency is nice and creamy and it smells tropical like pina colada (artificial fragrance). What I didn’t like about this product is it just seemed to sit on my hair, weighing it down and making it look dull. Unfortunately it’s one to give away.


Aunt Jackie’s Curl Boss – Coconut Curling Gèlee (426g | £4.99)

Aunt Jackie’s Curl Boss Coconut Curling Gélee is the perfect styling remedy for help achieve soft, bouncy, smooth, hydrated, radiant-looking curls, coils and waves. Great for 1c – 4c textures, wash-n-go styles, and any curly style in need of long lasting moisture. When used properly, and along with other Aunt Jackie’s therapies, Curl Boss can help minimize shrinkage, and won’t weigh hair down, or cause flaking or caking.

Ingredients:

Aqua, Glycerin, Carbomer, Aminomethyl Propanol, Polysorbate 20, Phenoxyethanol, Polyvinylpyrrolidone, Parfum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tetrasodium EDTA, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Glycolate, Cocos Nucifera Oil, Linum Usitatissimum, Seed Oil, Potassium Sorbate.

I haven’t had the chance to use this yet but I got on well with their ‘Don’t Shrink Flaxseed Elongating Curling gel’ so fingers crossed.


Flora & Curl Curl Refresh Clay Wash + Clay Mixing Kit (220g | £25.50)

Say hello to our deeply and creamy moisturising clay-based cleanser. Not looking forward to wash day? You will with this! Cut the time you spend on washday in half with our unique 2-in-1 purifying and conditioning Clay Wash. Nature’s most healing earth clays of Morrocan Lava (Rhassoul) Clay and Bentonite Clay purify the scalp of build-up and dirt better, while fruit powders of organic Coconut and Banana powder deep condition overworked strands, bringing your tired curls back to life. 

Ingredients:

Bentonite (Bentonite) Clay***, Moroccan Lava (Rhassoul) Clay***, Musa Sapientum (Organic Banana) Powder*, Cocos Nucifera (Organic Coconut) Milk Powder*, Acanthopanax Senticosus (Siberian Ginseng) Extract, Proprietary blends of Eucalyptus Smithii (Eucalyptus) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Geraniol**, Citronellol**,  Linanool** 


*organic ingredient **natural component of essential oils ***naturally sourced

I was really happy to see this clay wash as it’s now a favourite. I reviewed it here.

The clay mixing kit is a nice addition with mixing bowl, spatula and measuring spoons.

However I use double the measurements stated in the instructions as that would not cover my entire hair. It is easy to mix with water and apply to the hair and scalp. I absolutely love the results from using this clay wash, it gives my hair and scalp a nice detox. My hair is left clean and my curls shiny and defined.


Flora & Curl Jasmine Oasis Floral Hydration Hair Mist (250ml | £22)

Hydrate thirsty hair with a botanically active fusion of floral essences: Organic Rose Flower Water, Aloe Vera and bioactive flower oils of Lavender, Jasmine and Sandalwood. Hair transforms from dry and brittle to instantly softened with a therapeutic spritz to activate your kinks & coils daily.

Ingredients:

Aqua (Distilled Water), Rosa Damascena (Organic Rose Damask) Flower Water*, Honey (Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey), Vegetable Glycerine, Pro Vitamin B (Panthenol), Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Powder, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 20, Citric Acid, Proprietary Blend of Jasminum Officinale (Jasmine) Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Oil, Amyrisbal Samifera (Sandalwood) Bark Oil, Limonene**, Linalool**, Benzyl Alcohol**, Citral**, Citronellol**, Coumarin**, Geraniol**

*organically grown
**natural component of essential oils

Another favourite from Flora & Curl. This was featured in my first Curlee Box back in February and I’m happy to see it again. They have also increased the size from 200ml to 250ml which is a great bonus. My hair craves moisture especially during this cold winter season. This hair mist helps to soften and hydrate my hair without weighing it down. It is also great for refreshing curls and smells amazing!

So that’s my roundup of the last Curlee Box of 2018.  This box is worth over £60 and overall I’m pleased.

Thank you Curlee Box for introducing some amazing brands and products to us in 2018.  I’m looking forward to discovering more exciting brands in 2019!


Have you tried Curlee Box?  What do you think of this month’s box?



Lola ♡

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