Posted by PrettiChic75 (Type 3b) on 10/01/2014
My review is in regards to the 3rd formulation of Curl Maker that Camille Rose Naturals recently launched. I have never tried any of the previous versions, so I cannot say how they compare to the version that I bought. Normally my hair doesn't do well with products that contain xanthum gum listed within it, especially if it is listed high on the ingredient listing. So, I was sort of sceptical about trying this gel, because it does contain xanthum gum in it. However, because the amount within it isn't alot, I decided to give this gel a try. And, I am so glad that I did, because I absolutely love it!
First off, the gel is all natural, with no harsh chemical ingredients in it, which my hair truly appreciates. This gel gives my curls lots of definition, added shine, all day frizz control, and most of all it doesn't flake on me. I am not sure how much if any curl elongation it provides, as my hair is at slightly below mid-back length, so my hair is long already. I always get a little bit of shrinkage on the first day, but that's normal and I've grown used to it. Also, this product has a mild, scent to it that is not overpowering at all.
This is definitely a product that you do not have to be heavy handed with. As, you do not need to use alot in order to get great results from this product. This product provides me with a fabulous wash n go, but I am sure that it can be used to create other natural styles as well. Even though it may be pricey, I feel that it is definitely worth splurging on. This product definitely is on my list of holy grails, and I sincerely hope that Camille Rose Naturals will keep the formula the same the way that it is now, and never change it again.
Posted by gardenerwithcurls (Type Unkown) on 06/12/2014
Just what I needed for frizz! Curl Maker is very similar to KCCC (which is an amazing product). Curl Maker has a similar consistency, and it works beautifully for definition. One huge difference in my hair is that as soon as I "scrunch" KCCC I get frizz immediately. Something in Curl Maker keeps the frizz away! KCCC has more shape hold, if I'm willing to battle frizz, but it's easier for me to kill the frizz with Curl Maker and use something else for hold. Curl Maker makes my hair feel SO soft! It has no stickiness or flakes...I can literally run my fingers through my hair when this gel is in it! It reactivates with water, so it's great for several days worth of curl. I wouldn't recommend this on its own for strong definition, but in conjunction with another gel or curl cream it's frizz's worst enemy.
Posted by CurlySassy (Type 3c) on 06/09/2014
Love the definition although I'm not a fan of the gels. Hoping it'll last for more than 2 days. Will update in a few days.
Posted by MelissaAaliyah_ (Type 3c) on 04/07/2014
Personally I love this gel, it doesn't make my curls crunchy, they're soft and perfectly defined and it's one of the few things that controls my frizz.
Posted by jb3c (Type 3c) on 02/21/2014
This product has glycerin even though under Ingredient Attributes it says "Glycerin Free". It worked OK for me. I love the line but I wasn't blown away by this gel. My hair doesn't really like glycerin.
Posted by hueraangel78 (Type Unkown) on 02/01/2014
3c/4a...Smells good like all CRN products. But didn't work for me at all. My hair felt like straw afterwards. I will not purchase this product again. I really wanted to like it but it was a definite waste of $22 for me. I wont chance it on my kids 3a/3b due to how dry my hair felt.
Posted by kcames101112 (Type 3b) on 10/29/2013
I purchased this product not liking gels or any gelly type anything in my hair. Ecostyler dries my hair out so I stay away from that stuff but the curl maker works well on top of a leave in and it works even better on top of Camille Rose Hair Milk. I wasn't using this product for curl definition but more for a crunchless light hold. I was able to achieve 5 day hair with this product. I am a wash and go person and prefer to wash every 3 to 4 days. I did have more curl definition which, I didn't think was possible. I did not have any flakes or crunch. My hair was not hard when used alone without anything underneath. Overall, I am glad I purchased this and will repurchase.
Hair Stats: 3B, waist length, low porosity and normal density.
Posted by ShellyNicole17 (Type 3c) on 08/20/2013
I am NOT a fan of using gels in my hair for my curls I hate the crunch, so I found this thinking it would hold my curls but have them fluffly I loved how my curls came out and there was a little bit of crunch but maybe its because I didnt diffuse, so ill reuse this product on a day I'm not rushing
Posted by ChanteeCurls (Type 4a) on 06/14/2013
I love this gel! Very similar to my KCCC & UFCM. I switch between these three gels to define my curls! 3c/4a I would repurchase but on sale!
Posted by GoldenBlaze (Type 4a) on 03/17/2013
This product is very nice. I like how it's easy to apply to your hair and it doesn't take long to dry. I've used it on both wet and damp hair. I like the consistency of the gel so that you can gage how much to put on your hair without using too much product, unlike thin gels. Also I like how your hair is not dry the next day. It's pricy but worth it, IMO.
Posted by jcokes (Type 4a) on 06/20/2012
The curl maker is a good for one day hair but to make it to my HG list I have to be able to get a minimum of 3 day hair.
Posted by jsuzkelley (Type 3a) on 06/15/2012
I've only used this one time, but it was okay. My hair looked good, nice curl definition, but my hair was a little dry. This is not as moisturizing as some of the other jelly products I've tried, but I think it could work well with a more moisturizing LI. Not quite 4 stars for me because there are other similar products I like better in my hair, but still a good product with great ingredients.