I'm on a small business HIGH right now. Like, seriously. These companies stand up to (and in some cases completely knock down) some of my drug store and beauty supply favorites, easily. Not only do I feel like I'm getting better quality ingredients, I feel better about my Product Junkie tendencies because well, my habit is fueling some good quality folks and their good quality products.
Like Wonder Curl.
Founded by Scarlett Rocourt, the Wonder Curl line was created out of sheer frustration with what was available to help give her hair the look she wanted. After growing tired of piling product upon product upon product to achieve a decent wash n' go, she began exploring and creating her own products that were easy to use, and would streamline the styling process. After months of research, trial, and error, Wonder Curl was born.
Get Set Hair Jelly
Description: Get Set Hair Jelly smooths, soothes, and controls frizz without stiffness. Used with organic aloe vera which for many is a miraculous plant. In hair it is used to promote growth and revitalize hair. This jelly is also loaded with pro-vitamin B5 (panthenol) to strengthen your hair. Get Set Hair Jelly keeps your coils looking fresh and fabulous all day. Get Set Hair Jelly isn't your typical hair gel. This Jelly defines your curls and protects your hair from humidity.
Aloe barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Juice, Polyquaternium 7, dl-Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel), Phenoxyethanol, Vegetable Glycerin, Alcohol denatured, Carbomer, TEA, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Fragrance
Top Ingredients 411:
Aloe Barbadensis Juice: Acts as a natural conditioning agent that restores the hair's sheen, luster, and shine. It not only makes the hair soft, but it also enhances strength and suppleness.
Polyquaternium 7: Polymeric quaternary ammonium salt used as an antistatic agent and hair fixative (for hold).
Panthenol: Form of vitamin B known to moisturize and soften hair. Is also able to penetrate the cortex of the hair shaft, but cannot repair or thicken hair.
Witch Hazel: Natural astringent that provides a light hold, while helping reduce static and flyaways.
Phenoxyethanol: Preservative and fragrance ingredient.
Vegetable Glycerin: Vegetable-based humectant that absorbs and retains moisture from the air.
I must say, I absolutely ADORE Get Set Hair Jelly. When I tell you that I got 4 day hair that looked practically the same EVERY day, I mean it. And that was in spite of working out, putting hair in a bun, clipping it up, tossing it around, and otherwise doing things that would generally "disturb" curls. Not with this stuff. No wonder why it's called Wonder Curl! The one challenge for me was the fragrance. Although it is not overbearing or incredibly strong, I am going through a season of allergy sensitivities and the gentle floral perfume smell got to me. If GSHJ was available with an unscented option....