Spiral Solutions Curl Enhancing Jelly8 oz. | Styler
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Wow. Spiral Solutions anything just appear to be an HG for me. This jelly/serum is exactly the liquidy but still jelly consistancy I love for a base layer. I have also wet scrunched it into second day hair and find it gives a good refresh. It does not dry out my hair as some I have tried, or do nothing as with others. Used in conjunction with the FHG, I have even sometimes been able to forego a rock hard gel on top. The sole difficulty with the SS products is the uncertainty of availability. I love these products. I really love them together. They seem especially suited to difficult dewpoints. To me, I just don't think you can go wrong by any of them. I am 2a-b medium texture, normal density and fairly porous (dyed and highlighted hair). I wish that they could be more available.
This product along with the Firm Hold Gel is an HG combo for me. My hair loves protein and jelly products so this was a natural fit - can't believe I waited so long to try it! I haven't tried this with any other gel over the top but I really like how the FHG works with it, so I'm not gonna mess with success! It works amazing when I use CJ Curl Fix as a leave-in. I love that there's no bad way to apply the CEJ too - it gives me awesome clumps and definition whether I layer it with the FHG or mix it with the FHG in my hand first. Love it!!
Ive been wanting to try this a long time & only received it this month. However, I haven't tried it yet due to the extremely strong scent. I can't even describe it, but it reminds me of something you'd read in an old story where the Hero was ill and the Healer gave her something with Eye of Newt, Cod liver Oil, a bunch of herbs and anything else he had laying around, and the Hero said she felt better just so she never had to take that nasty stuff again. My 3a,b hair tends to hold onto scents and I'm afraid if I use this it won't fade as it dries. And that's if I could stand applying it in the confines of my small bathroom! I'll update my review when I do try it.
Totally amazing product for my medium texture, high porosity 2c-3a curls. I can't say enough about this product line! It is wonderful. This jelly is watery, like curl keeper, and I use it the same way but because it has no glycerine I can use it in the Florida summers and it keeps my frizz in check. I have used it under gels, mousse, and creams. Always perfect hair. I can even use it on dry hair, although my new miracle worker for dry hair is the SS firm hold gel. Wow. I have found my HG combo- this with the gel is a dream come true. Try it!
3B: Works great in the less humid months. I use it in conjunction with the firm hold styling gel. I get good curl formation, never sticky, very little, if any crunch. Has a slight herbal scent. Easily finger-combed through hair. Medium consistency. Two thumbs up!
I love this Jelly when used under the styling gel. It is so light, but still makes my hair so much curlier! Sometimes I use it over the top of the gel if I feel like there are parts of my hair that aren't as curly. I do use a leave-in conditioner to help with frizz, but my hair has never been curlier since I started using this product! I'm so happy with it.
i used this product on dry 2nd day hair..it make my hair crazy shiny & helped with frizz but it also left it a bit stiff and crunchy
I love this product! The hod Is great when mixed with the gel. The two products together work great. It's a heavier hold and weighs down my curls which I like. I definitely will continue to buy.
I've been experiencing with jelly products and this is a good one. It is glycerin free, which is great for the dry weather here (especially in winter), is not sticky, and distributes well. Not quite as moisturizing as some of the other jellies I've tried, but it works well with other products.
For me, this product was pretty solidly mediocre. Ideally, in a styling product, I look for curl definition, frizz control, and some moisture for my short, medium-thickness 2c/3a curls. This doesn't completely fail in any of these departments, it's just not quite as good as the other glycerin-free stylers I've been relying on (all Curl Junkie products - Curls in a Bottle!, Curl Queen, and Pattern Pusha). I'll use up the bottle, but it doesn't compare well enough to my favorites to buy again.
Meh...Was hoping to see real texture definition. Not so much. My hair is loose, fluffy 4a in the crown; a coily, crochet needle sized 4a everywhere else except the random, crimpy, coarser 4b patch over my left ear. My point here is this product serves no purpose for hair as coarse and kinky as mine. The first time I tried it was a bust. Applied to clean, "naked" hair with just my Oyin Dew leave in. Blended Jelly w/the Firm Holding Styling Gel (as Spiral Solutions recommends) and the results were so dry, crunchy and "stripped, it frightened me! Immediately rinsed it out. Few weeks later, tried again once I determined which moisturizing butters, milks and sealing oils I wanted to use under and over the Jelly/Gel cocktail. My final results were disappointing. Hair didn't feel "crunchy," again, (that was remedied by all the butters, etc.) but when I took out my 2 strand twists, I had a rather stiff, bushy afro with more frizz and less definition than when I did NOT use the product. Hmmm. When I applied just the Jelly to freshly washed, conditioned and moisturized hair - either dry or damp - the results were a very subtle texture definition that didn't last or impress me at all. I prefer Shea Moisture Curling Souffle for what I am looking for in this product. I just can't deal with the SMCSouffle's glycerin content. CONCLUSION: If you have thick, coarse, strong, 4 a, b, or c hair, you will not be thrilled with the results of this Jelly. Am bummed.
If your Frizz Forecast continually predicts "Mellow Curls" or "Tricky Curls", you MUST try Spiral Solutions Curl Jelly. (I am not affiliated with SS in any way shape or form. But I definitely think those with "low-dew-point difficulties" should try this product.) If you fight low-dews, you've probably been doing searches for, and scoping posts for "glycerin free" stylers. You've probably noticed that there isn't exactly product-overload in this category. You finally come up with a "glycerin free" match, only to have to narrow your pursuit even further, by adding "silicone free" to the filters. (Silicones must be super cheap, and super easy, because it seems like they're in 95% of all hair products. It's maddening.) I was excited when I found the ingredients for this jelly because it is GLYCERIN FREE and SILICONE free. Yay! For me, it works a little like a combination of my favorite characteristics of Curls in a Bottle, Rockin' Ringlets, and KCCC. I know that sounds like I'm exaggerating, but based on ingredients, and performance in my hair, it's really true. My hair can curl in types that go from 3a-3c, depending upon dew points, humidity, etc. Living in a dry place, with dew points being mostly very low, there are times I have to put a lot of effort into getting just 3a's. Like everyone with curly hair, I've been searching for products that will enhance definition, hold style, and eliminate frizz. I'm pretty sure there is no "one" product that does all that; however, Spiral Solutions comes close! It doesn't add much moisture (for me), but it supports definition and shape, and it does a great job taming flyaway frizz. I love that I can use it wet or dry and it doesn't get hard or sticky. It has good slip even on dry hair. Also, it smells wonderful. I don't know how this will work whenever I get to experience a "high dewpoint" or any humidity soaking up the air, but I am thrilled with how this product works in my current weather. As I've experimented with this product, I find I like it applied on damp hair, over Spiral Solutions gel (which I rake into soaked hair). I rake this before I "scrunch" because it has to thoroughly coat my whole hair strands to get the best long curls and definition. I've used this alone for "second day hair", and I've applied it on dry hair as a refresher. It's just absolutely great!
I love this stuff, it works great on my 3b hair. It also smells so good. I'm really shocked there isn't more reviews on this since everytime I try to order it's sold out.
I really like this. It's definitely curl enchancing and unlike some other gels it leaves my hair super soft and clean feeling. It has great ingredients and a nice citrus-berry scent, soo... in my book it's a winner, and a keeper.
This is my consistent and go-to HG. I get great hair without fail every time I use this product. I try to use a LI under it because it can be a little sticky or grippy to apply sometimes and I do need a gel over it for hold. This product is my number one curl enhancer, though, and I feel lost without it. I used this product for my wedding day hair and it did not let me down.
Love this product! I have 3b curls with some 3c underneath. It moisturizes my hair and helps tame fizzies. Like other curlies have said, it also works great as a second day refresher. I can wear this product alone with just a leave in under it or with a gel on top. I gave 4 curls because the price is steep. It is a product worth trying though. I most likely will repurchase.
This curl jelly is wonderful. I use about a dime-size amount and rake through my hair and then apply SS gel. My curls are moisturized, frizz-free (depending on the temps) and well-defined. Very ease to rake through hair. Has a nice fresh scent (very light).
This stuff is so amazing, and so different from anything else I've tried! It dries with some crunch, but is easily scrunched out and I LOVE how my hair feels! It is frizz free yet feels defined. This is a great product. I'm not sure how long this bottle will last, and for the price that is my only concern.
I had problems with this in the summer humidity - seemed too producty for my fine hair. Kept it around and tried it again after winter set in. WOW! This just might become a HG for me in winter. Used it over just a tad of CJCF as a leavin, and added AnGel. Diffuse to 50% and let air-dry. After completely drying and on a snowy, cold, windy day, my curls are very soft, no frizz, with definition. When I first started CG in the summer I couldn't figure out what everyone liked about jellies. Now I know! Maybe with more experimentation this will work next summer!
I found what was missing when using the gel. I bought the gel and found it kind of hard to use at first but got it to work with Curls in a Bottle but it works even better with this enhancing gel. My hair looks great. The two together are great for controlling my frizz. Of course it is gettin to be winter but I think the no glycerin is good for my hair this time of year. I will have to save my glycerin products for the summer. However, I do use Curl Junkie Cleansing Conditioner and her Beautiful Strenthening Conditioner with it and I think that helps too.
I had high hopes for this product, but so far I'm not that impressed :o( It has good hold and a nice smell but it made my hair very crunchy. It worked a little better for me in combo with leave-in conditioner. Helps with frizzies for 2nd day hair, but not the best.
I really like this gel! I have pretty thick hair with some curls that need extra activating. Didn't like it at first but found that it really works well for 2 nd day hair. I dampen my hair with water, spray with Ouidad botanical boost and scrunch SS jelly throughout. Can either air dry or diffuse for just a few minutes. A tiny bit crunchy but I like that and can "de crunch" when and if I want to. Holds up well, no frizz, no build up, and curls are formed and touchable! I like the natural ingredients as well! I Will definitely continue to use this!!
Gives great curl defining on my 2C curls. I can use this under/over other products because its not too heavy or too light. or alone . great product to play with. only downfall is price . its one of those products thats always going to be my go to one.
It took me a little while to get the hang of this product, but when I did - whoa! Fantastic. I started using it in much the same way as I would KCCC (hair absolutely dripping wet), and this stuff gives me remarkable shrinkage, a bit of hold, and I can even run my hands through my curls later in the day without tangles! I find I need to use it with a creamy leave-in, otherwise I get a flash-drying effect.
Encouraged my curls nicely. Firmer hold than I expected on the super-hot run of days we've been having with not much rain/humidity.
Love this stuff! Got great curls. My only knock is that it did not hold up to humidity nor did it offer good second-day hair. But, really, those are minor complaints. I like it a lot.
Pretty good product for hold, definition. Used with the Firm Hold gel..together they work nicely. Funny thing....when I used these products and let air dry to about 85%, then use dryer to fluff out, my curls didnt do well....WHen I rewett hair to try again...POOF...my curlys looked wonderful! Fluffy, defined, controlled and frizz free. So for me, works much better for "2nd day hair" styling. Dont know why or how, but much nicer curl after spraying water..maybe it reactivates product for better hold etc. I do like it.
This is a terrific product. If you have fine,curly hair & have been looking for products that really work,Spiral solutions is the haircare line to use!
I tried it on dry and wet hair both times it gave me great result at the beginning but as the day went on my hair was getting drier and my curls were loosing their definition.
One of my fave styling products. It gives nice sproing to my curls and, when used in conjunction with the Firm Hold Gel by SS, I get good hold all day and even second day hair. I often use extra CEJ on subsequent days to refresh curls. I both rake then scrunch, adding a bit more to the lower half of hair to get clumpage going. I like that it's not sticky. Spiral Solutions gives me touchable, "sex-ready" hair as I call it. :D While I'm not wild about any of the SS scents, this one is a bit fruity and a bit herbally and not at all offputting. Just not a top fave scent. I like that you pump it out. More hygienic than sticking my fingers in a jar. An excellent product in a very good curl-friendly line.
I had to experiment with this one to get it right. It worked best for me over a leave-in conditioner. I had to use more on my ends to get good clumping. I really like the smell and the consistency.
One of my favourite styline products. I use the SS Deeply Decadent as a leave-in, finger comb the Jelly through and scrunch in some of the SS Firm Hold Gel. It ALWAYS gives me great curls, lots of volume and hair that is so soft I have hard time keeping my hands out of it. AWESOME PRODUCTS. Spiral Solutions is my favourite over-all line.
This Jelly is part of my HG. The entire line of Spiral Solutions is absolutely the best! I use the Jelly over some Caitlin's Conditioner, then add some Firm Holding Styling Gel and spritz with Protein Leave-In and Shine Spray. These products can get me through a Memphis, TN summer with triple digit temps and humidity level to make any curl frizz.... Not mine, with Spiral Solutions! :)
Wow. WOW. Using this as a base layer gave me shiny, voluminous, KNOCKOUT curls for a night out on the town. My curls are normally pretty lazy, and this really made them pop. I'm truly impressed.
I forgot to mention that it is definitely curl enhancing if that's what you are looking for. Nice clumpy curls, not producty and stringy at all!
On it's own, it's not enough for me but there are things that I like about this jelly. So I've been combining it with everything under the sun lately, because I do like the curl and clumping properties that it has (but unfortunately don't last all day for me)... And I found that applying this over a leave in (my choice is KCKT mixed with a touch of apricot kernel oil), then followed by a watered down layer of AO B-5 Design Gel makes for an awesome mix!
A wonderful curl enhancer, I've even gotten this to work for me on it's own! I love that it's glycerin free, and my hair loves all things aloe.
Ingredient Attributes: moisture, frizz control