Camille Rose Naturals launched a new gel (Lavender Crush Defining Gel) about a year ago (as of the writing of this post. I totally ignored it because who needs another gel when you have CurlMaker!
I’ve been using CurlMaker for about a year now. When I first tried it, I didn’t like it because of how it separated my curls too much and made my hair look piecey and lifeless.
Then, I discovered that I needed to apply this gel differently than other gels. For example, I like to rake my CurlPrep Around the Way Gel into my hair but with CurlMaker, it’s better to smooth the product in.
At any rate, once I discovered how to apply CurlMaker, I realized that I needed to try it with various leave in conditioners and/or cream stylers.
Now, that I have the product paring and application technique down pat, CurlMaker has become a staple.
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Imagine my utter shock and disappointment to find that Ms. Camille had not brought any of my beloved gel to the Circle of Sisters event I attended at the end of September.
Seriously, I was so disappointed because I had planned to rack up and buy like 4 bottles of the stuff. At events in NY, the Camille Rose Naturals booth sells their products for $10. That’s right. $10!! CurlMaker is normally $20+
Anyway, I get it now. The reason they didn’t bring CurlMaker with them is they are really trying to promote the new Lavender Crush Defining Gel.
CurlMaker Gel vs Lavender Crush Defining Gel
Well, I finally tried it and so far I love it! It doesn’t have as much slip as the Curlmaker gel but it has a little more hold and it leaves your hair feeling touchably soft. It smells good too!
I’ve yet to use the Lavender Crush Defining Gel to do a wash and go but check out this half hearted twist out:
I was not planning to do a twist out. I used the gel to set my twists and was going to release the twists and put my hair in a bun. Putting large twists in the hair is a method for stretching natural hair without heat.
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After releasing the twists, the definition was so awesome I decided to just rock a twist out for a day. The results that the Lavender Crush Defining Gel were more than I could have hoped for!