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Size: 18 0z.
Where to buy: Amazon.com
Overall rating: 8 / 10
The Aunt Jackie’s Elongating Gel is comprised of flaxseed, olive oil, shea butter and wheat proteins that offer a promotion of hair growth and anti-thinning properties. It comes in a relatively large jar size with a value that makes it a bargain compared to other hair styling products on the market. As it states in its title, this gel is targeted in combating shrinkage and instead helps to elongate your curl pattern. Unlike other hair gels, this one does not contain any alcohols, making for a more softer, moisturized finished result.
The Aunt Jackie’s Flaxseed Gel has by far given me one of my most defined wash and go’s yet. But I must say this product works best in conjunction with a leave-in conditioner (LOC/LCO method), otherwise it will leave crunchiness. This gel is perfect for wash n’ go’s as you will notice defined curls with little to no flaky residue left. As the product states in its title, it is meant to elongate your curls and combat shrinkage.
However, I found this may not work depending on how heavy-handed you are with the product. The less gel you use, the longer your curls, the more gel you use, the tighter your curls will be. Nonetheless, the flaxseed ingredient definitely comes through with providing both definition and moisture, as my curl pattern was not only be defined, but soft as well – often times what gels have a hard time producing.
Pros & Cons
- Large jar size & longer-lasting product
- Highly enhanced curl definition
- Doesn’t cause too much shrinkage
- Can cause crunchiness if too much product applied
To conclude, the Aunt Jackie’s Flaxseed Gel I feel is a must-have for me now. Its large jar size lasted me quite a while, and comes at a bargain. This gel left my curls ultra-defined with softness and moisture, which can be much attributed to the flaxseed ingredient. And surprisingly, my curls were actually left elongated with not as much shrinkage – so as long as you don’t use too much gel. This product is great for wash n’ go’s or when you want to add a little more definition to your other natural hair styles.