Cush Cosmetics Creme De Palme Styling Gel

I’ve been trying to find the perfect hair gel to incorporate into my routine, and it’s been a bit of a struggle. Lots of gels are fine, okay, meh. But none so far have been truly amazing, you know? Some are too heavy and stiff. Others just aren’t strong enough. All I want is a hair gel that is light yet still strong, and that won’t dry out my hair. Is that so much to ask?!

I just tried out the Cush Cosmetics Creme De Palme Lite Styling Gel, and guys, I’m pretty into this one.

This gel is a “Lite Moisturizing Styling Gel.” The “lite” and “moisturizing” parts are already promising – many gels are too thick and heavy for my 3b curls, and they can be super drying. This gel contains palm oil to nourish your hair, as well as castor oil, almond oil, and panthenol. Also important: it’s alcohol-free.

Recently, my second-day hair was looking pretty pitiful because, again, I haven’t found a great hair gel. I tested out the Creme De Palme Lite Styling Gel by using it to refresh and revive my 3b curls. Here’s how it went!

First Impressions

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The packaging is dark orange, and it comes in a standard 8-ounce bottle. Nothing too fancy here.

The Creme De Palme Lite Styling Gel has a different consistency than any other gel that I’ve tried. It’s milky-white and feels much more oily or creamy than most gels. It’s not sticky.

The gel also has a more herbal, perfumey smell than most of the others that I’ve tried. I can’t put my finger on what it smells like exactly, but it’s like a mix between a perfume shop, an incense shop, and a plant store. It’s not too overpowering.

Testing It Out

I started with frizzy, undefined second-day hair.

After spraying my hair with water, I applied some leave-in conditioner. Then I generously applied the Creme De Palme Lite Styling Gel to my hair, focusing on my roots and crown.

Because the gel has a smooth and creamy consistency, it was really easy to rake through my curls and distribute evenly.

I then let my hair air dry, which went pretty quickly since I didn’t start with soaking wet hair.

The Results

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After air drying, my curls were sharply defined.

The gel left some of my curls a little hard and stiff, but it was easy to break the cast by fluffing my hair a bit. (If you have no idea what that means, read all about gel casts here.) This is definitely not a heavy gel that will weigh down your curls.

I didn’t spot any flakes, and my hair definitely wasn’t dry. If anything, it felt a little oily at first, but that feeling completely went away as my hair dried. My curls were soft and fluffy, yet still defined, and they stayed that way for the rest of the day.

Is this a miracle?!

Final Thoughts

I’m a big fan of the Cush Cosmetics Creme De Palme Lite Styling Gel!

This gel is truly light and moisturizing. It left my hair defined yet soft, and it held my curls in place all day. I’m afraid to jinx it, but... I think I finally found a hair gel that meets all of my requirements. Hallelujah!

At $14 for an 8-ounce bottle, this gel doesn’t break the bank, either. My only complaint is that it’s not widely available in stores.

You can buy the Cush Cosmetics Creme De Palme Lite Styling Gel here.

Have you tried this gel, or any of the other products from Cush Cosmetics? Are you a fan?