This summer I had the honor of being a hair model for Mielle Organics during Essence Fest (so exciting!). The Mielle family were kind enough to gift me with their entire line of products! (Every natural girl's dream, right?) It's been about a month since I've been using the honey and ginger styling gel so I thought I'd give you a review.
What is it?
Styling gel formulated with honey, ginger, and babassu.
What does it claim to do?
Claims to provide curl definition, smooth edges, and reduce frizz while nourishing and hydrating the hair and providing a manageable hold.
How I used it?
I used it as a wash and go styling gel.
What I like about it...
- Provides great curl definition
- Provides a pretty good hold
- No flaking or residue
- Made with certified organic ingredients
- Adds shine
- Doesn't dry hair out
- Pairs well with other products
What I don't like about it...
The only problem I've experienced with the styling gel is when used with the Mielle Organics Avocado Hair Milk, there was some residue and flakiness. However, I think that it was more of a result of the hair milk than the styling gel. I tried the hair milk and styling gel combo twice. The first time, using quite a bit of the hair milk and then the second time, cutting back on the amount of hair milk. I experienced residue both times, but less residue the second time due to using less hair milk. So, I cut out the hair milk/gel combo and have been using the gel with just leave in conditioner or using the gel with a leave in and a different moisturizer. Both of these combinations have cut out all residue or flakes leaving me to believe the residue/flakiness was the result of the hair milk.
Would I purchase again?
Though I didn't purchase this product, I would definitely purchase it in the future.
I really love the Mielle Organics Honey and Ginger Styling gel for my wash and go's! It is not the cheapest styling gel out there, however, the price is great for the quality of ingredients this product contains. Though I have only used the styling gel for wash and go's, I feel it can be used for many other styles like twist outs, braid outs, etc.
Where can you purchase?
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