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Curl Junkie Pattern Pusha - Hair Styling Gel

Brand: Curl Junkie

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NEW! Curl Junkie's Pattern Pusha - Hair Styling Gel is a medium-thick, yet slippery, naturally derived gel formulated for hair with waves, curls and coils.

4 (42 ratings)
CurlMart
Size: 16 oz.

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Description

NEW! Curl Junkie's Pattern Pusha - Hair Styling Gel is a medium-thick, yet slippery, naturally derived gel formulated for hair with waves, curls and coils...helps to enhance all patterns! Has a Fruity-Floral Scent.

When scrunched into the hair it helps to give your hair definition, volume and bounce, and when smoothed into hair it can help stretch out the curls you have and add weight to hair to help elongate and define curls. Also can be used for 2-strand twists!


Ingredients

Water, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Dehydroxanthan Gum, Corn Starch Modified, Xanthan Gum, Ulmus Fulva (Slippery Elm Bark) Extract, Camelia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance, Tetrasodium EDTA.


Ingredient Attribute: Glycerin Free
Paraben Free
Protein Free
Silicone Free

Styling Tips

 All hair types.

For fine hair use less and smooth/scrunch/blot into hair.

For thicker, curlier/coily hair use more and smooth through hair thoroughly with fingers and blot hair.

Use diffuser to stretch hair slightly if more length is desired.

Customer reviews

  • 4

    Posted by wavydaze (Type 2b) on 03/09/2014

    I like this gel. Not sure I love this gel. But it is a very solid gel. I like that it is glycerin-free. Can be used on soaking wet or damp hair. It gave excellent results when applied to dry hair... but then it flaked. That is its weakness. It didn't flake when applied to wet or damp hair though, so it depends on how you like to use your gel and how important you find versatility. I'm not sure I would re-purchase as I would like to try other gels. Overall, a nice gel though.

  • 5

    Posted by cataubawoman (Type 3c) on 03/05/2014

    I do not usually give 5 stars, but I love this stuff. I repurchased before I ran out. I use it for my natural curl pattern - gives me great definition without crunch. I also use it for bantu knots or twists and it really helps my hair to conform better to the altered pattern. I mix it with other products and have not had any problems with flaking or build-up. If you want some definition, I highly recommend this.

  • 4

    Posted by brigmcca (Type 3b) on 02/07/2014

    I got this product after doing some researching on new hair products. I simultaneously had a drastic cut. So my rating of 4 stars might be my own issues with learning how much to use. I gave this product 4 stars because at first it made it look stringy and dirty even right after washing- I was about to send it back and then I tried a very minimal amount - about the size of a pea- and I completely changed my mind! Now that I have figured out the appropriate amount, my hair feels and looks amazing! It works for second day curls- but that is its limit (I think because of my earlier complaint that if there is too much of this product in my hair it looks weighed down).

  • 2

    Posted by harrie402@yahoo.com (Type 3b) on 01/21/2014

    The product has very little slip when applied to the hair and tends to flake when used with other products. It does give some great definition but my hair got dryer on second and third day hair. I gave it two stars because it does what it says but I wonder if my regimen contributed to the product not working like I expected. I'm not ready to give up just yet.

  • 5

    Posted by JJ (Type 2b) on 01/07/2014

    Hair type is really 2c, but I cannot find how to change it.

    I have only used this twice, but my hair loves it. Right now, NE Ohio is going thru the artec vortex with temps today a high of -2 F and wind chill down to -40 F and my hair is thriving!! Granted this is not our normal January weather, we usually hit single digits in the middle of January and maintain them for 2-3 weeks, but if my hair can make it thru this artic vortex this nicely, then it is a tribute to Curl Junkie products! My hair curled nicely after cowashing this morning and my frizz forecast was Lazy Wave Forecast with a dew point of -2 F, and I have soft, moisturized CURLS!!! PP is a thinner creamy gel that really defines my curl pattern and gives a glycerin free embrace to pop my 2c waves into 3a curls! This is definately going to become a staple in my hair care arsenal.

  • 3

    Posted by rjones1950 (Type 3c) on 12/17/2013

    I've been using Kinky Curly Curling Custard and honestly really like the product but wanted to try a different gel just to make sure I wasn't missing out on a better product for my hair. Pattern Pusha is ok but not the best gel for my hair. It has a similar sticky feel to KCCC but I don't think it dries as nicely as KCCC. In fact, I have to make sure I use enough oil or leave in because if I don't this gel is prone to flake. I'll go ahead and use it up but really had higher hopes for this product.

  • 4

    Posted by LuvnM3napturally (Type Unkown) on 12/10/2013

    (4a/b). This is a light hold gel for me, I received the same type of curl with the Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion when my hair was much shorter. Goes on smooth & has plenty of slip, does not require a lot product. I applied it to my hair while wet. There is no crunch or flaking, gives a soft natural hold. Has a perfume scent but it does not linger. Gives great shine. Refreshed my coils the next day by spritzing my hair with a mixture of aloe vera juice & water followed by a small application of gel. Loved second day hair more than the first.

  • 4

    Posted by StacieDAE (Type 3c) on 11/17/2013

    I mostly love this gel for its natural ingredients. It doesn't help my styles to last as long as I would like it to, and I have to be mindful that this product does flake. Another great thing about this gel is that you can dampen 3rd or 4th day hair and reapply product to areas that may need to be touched up. It truly pushes out your natural pattern.

  • 5

    Posted by etos (Type 3a) on 09/12/2013

    3a, fine&porous, medium to high density.
    Best gel I tried so far! It's nice that you can use in somewhat higer dew points, because there is no glycerin in it.

  • 4

    Posted by chloe92us (Type 2c) on 07/11/2013

    I like this gel- I use it over various leave ins and have never experienced any flaking as mentioned on other reviews. I always use a hard hold gel over everything, and this is definitely not hard hold. For me, this is a medium hold but it works well at keeping my frizz at bay. I use this interchangeably with uncle funkys curly magic and my homemade okra gel as my "middle" curl-enhancing product.

  • 3

    Posted by gizelle (Type 3c) on 07/05/2013

    I have used uncle funkys daughter curly magic and this product performs the same to me. There's nothing particularly special about it. I can get the same result with a cheap gel and a Denman brush. As I've mentioned in previous reviews, my hair is SUPER curly on its own, so curl enhancers don't ever really impress me.

  • 4

    Posted by dericka_brown_bear (Type Unkown) on 06/28/2013

    Besides my homemade gel, I think this will be my store bought gel. Cheaper gels made my hair feel so dry that I completely stop using them, until i got curious about this one. Glad I tried it.

  • 5

    Posted by rbb (Type Unkown) on 06/27/2013

    i had to add another review -- i have been using pattern pusha on wet hair and it has been working well. i love it in the high dews, no frizz, no puff. it seems to be a great all-weather gel! i do use a leave in with it, and if the dew points are very low or very high i also use a sealant, then the pp.
    just noticed my hair type not on, my hair is 3A, medium texture, medium porosity.

  • 5

    Posted by emma.oberman (Type 2b) on 06/01/2013

    This is an awesome gel! It makes my hair shiny, soft, and less frizzy, and it has a nice natural hold. It also seems to be working well in different weather conditions, which is great.

  • 4

    Posted by lag28wa (Type 3a) on 04/22/2013

    This is great for a lighter gel. I can't wear my hear to the beach on a windy day using this and I do notice that it give more volume and spirals versus thick clumpy ringlets that some gels give. It has a really nice fragrance and a really nice "non-producty" feeling in my hair.

  • 5

    Posted by nenehbee (Type 4a) on 03/27/2013

    Has a nice hold! Will last me!

  • 5

    Posted by vapourtrail (Type Unkown) on 02/24/2013

    I have 3B hair and this leaves my hair perfectly frizz-free. I never leave reviews, but I needed to for this product because it's what I've always wanted. I definitely prefer this over Curls in a Bottle.

  • 5

    Posted by rbb (Type 3a) on 01/24/2013

    i loved the first version in the jar, could not make the pump bottle version work for my hair, at all. until recently. i have been using it quite successfully on dry hair! does not frizz, does not flake, gives me lots of curls and umph! my hair already has leave in and a sealant, then air dried. on the days when my hair is just falling flat, i scrunch pp into my already dry hair, and wow! this might just be my winter HG!

  • 2

    Posted by lovelychica1022 (Type 3c) on 01/11/2013

    I have high porosity(3c) and hair this product does not work for me at all. I've tried many different leave-ins underneath, nothing works. My hair shrinks and gets poufy :( Do not recommend if your hair is porous.

    *if you put the product on the back of your hand the skin will become uncomfortably dry and tight, people w/dry hair, be careful...

  • 4

    Posted by themedievalist (Type 2c) on 01/07/2013

    I picked this up this past summer, along with several other glycerin-free options, and found the results from this one to be pretty blah. If I used just a bit too much, my hair looked stringy and overladen with product. Using less didn't keep the frizz away. This winter, I brought it out again, and it turns out that the harder hold which weighed me down during the summer is perfect for preserving my curl formation despite the winter winds and hat-wearing which leave my hair a flat, lanky mess with lighter-weight gels. So, while I'll probably skip this gel in the summers, I'll definitely keep buying it to use in winter! I subtracted one star because a) it's not quite as great for me in winter as my other favorite, Spiral Solutions Firm Holding Styling Gel, and b) it's sort of annoying to buy a product that only works well for me for a few months.

  • 5

    Posted by growingcurls (Type 3b) on 11/18/2012

    OMG! I love this gel. At first it was hating it because it wasn't doing anything for me but then I realized it was because i was mixing it with the wrong products for my hair (products with glycerine). I now use curl junkie curl rehab as a leave in and then apply patter pusha. I even get second day hair from it! The only thing is that I have to use a lot of it, which is not necessarily a bad thing but i'm going to run out quickly. I experienced a teeny little bit of flaking in places where it dried as a little glob but with just some coconut oil it went away. It dries crunchy but with some scrunching it goes away.
    Now I'm going to try curls in a bottle as a finisher and jamaican black castor oil to seal my ends because coconut oil makes my hair crispy. Hopefully this will give it just the right finishing touch and make my curls JUST BAM!

  • 5

    Posted by Msmariejude (Type 4a) on 11/11/2012

    I love this gel. After trying various gels that end in epic fails. I have found HG product. It gives my hair great hold with zero crunchiness. Will definitely include Pattern Pusha in my hair arsenal.

  • 1

    Posted by carmelvanill (Type 4a) on 11/05/2012

    I did not like this gel at all, after it dried my hair was crunchy. The worse part was that it made my hair super flaky

  • 5

    Posted by alldaymicg (Type 3c) on 10/30/2012

    This is the best of both worlds - this is a lightweight gel that smells great too. This helped me perfect my wash and go. I think the kicker here is the pump, which allows me to make sure I'm not going overboard during application. This is on the HG list.

  • 1

    Posted by jazblaylock (Type 4a) on 10/25/2012

    Pattern Pusha is by far the worst gel i have ever used. I had flakes for days and i was extremely hard to wash out of my hair.

  • 5

    Posted by kbeani2001 (Type 3c) on 09/28/2012

    I've used quite a few gels -which my hair HATED, and was convinced my hair preferred creams only (Jane Carter's or SheaMoistures), but THIS stuff far surpassed them all!! I get outstanding definition, hardly any frizz (including the super frizzy section on top of my head), and it refreshes very well with just the shower steam after pineappling all night. This means I can get more days out of my wash and go, and as big as this bottle is, means I won't be going through it in 4 weeks. The first time I used it I was a bit heavy-handed and my hair got super crunchy and a little too straight, but now I've found the right amount to apply (about a dime size). I also cut it with a couple of drops of water so it spreads well through my hair.

    My routine: shampoo with Jane Carter shampoo, condition with Curl Junkie Curl Assurance and leave it in (otherwise my hair dries out fast), apply Curl Junkie Leave-in and add avocado oil, apply Pattern Pusha, and finish off with Curls in a Bottle. Viola fabulous, compliment gathering curls!

  • 5

    Posted by SarahBeth (Type 2b) on 09/26/2012

    There is something special about this gel! It makes my hair incredibly soft, clumpy, defined and shiney. Love it!

  • 5

    Posted by TenorsMom (Type 3a) on 09/25/2012

    OMG - This stuff is GREAT! I have even had women compliment me on how it smells! I love that I found this site!

  • 5

    Posted by JessiesCurls (Type 2c) on 09/18/2012

    This is the best gel I have ever used on my 2C/3A curls! It has a nice consistency and smells divine. After I use this, I have shiny, full, bouncy curls. It sometimes makes my hair a bit crunchy, but I can easily take care of that by "scrunching out the crunch" or blotting a bit of water into my hair. I will be sure to keep this as a part of my hair care routine.

  • 5

    Posted by JessiesCurls (Type 2c) on 09/18/2012

    This is the best gel I have ever used on my 2C/3A curls! It has a nice consistency and smells divine. After I use this, I have shiny, full, bouncy curls. :) It sometimes makes my hair a bit crunchy, but I can easily take care of that by "scrunching out the crunch" or blotting a bit of water into my hair. I will be sure to keep this as a part of my hair care routine. :)

  • 5

    Posted by currrlygurrrly (Type Unkown) on 08/30/2012

    Second purchase of this gel. I love it! Best for my 3B hair. Keeps frizz at bay and smells delicious! HG, so you know I had to buy another... a curl has to have back ups!

  • 4

    Posted by haleyrenee (Type 3c) on 08/24/2012

    The only reason I am not giving it five stars is because I haven't tried many gels (only Eco styler which would be great for except my hair HATES glycerin). After I used this I had way less frizz and great curl definition. I had a lot of crunch, which I don't mind at all because I don't let anyone touch my hair so that crunch doesn't matter. This is a great product and the ingredients seem pretty good too, but, I must say the best part about this gel is the scent. OH MY GOSH it smells like heaven. It's this delicious fruity smell and it stays in my hair all day. If you don't like strong scents that last then reconsider buying this gel. And I am very sensitive to smell and the way products smell on my hair, probably because I'm 17 and other teenagers don't mind loudly stating what your hair smells like.
    Anyway, this gel gets an A+ on hold and definition and an A++ on smell.

  • 4

    Posted by haleyrenee (Type 3c) on 08/23/2012

    The only reason I am not giving it five stars is because I haven't tried many gels (only Eco styler which would be great for except my hair HATES glycerin). After I used this I had way less frizz and great curl definition. I had a lot of crunch, which I don't mind at all because I don't let anyone touch my hair so that crunch doesn't matter. This is a great product and the ingredients seem pretty good too, but, I must say the best part about this gel is the scent. OH MY GOSH it smells like heaven. It's this delicious fruity smell and it stays in my hair all day. If you don't like strong scents that last then reconsider buying this gel. And I am very sensitive to smell and the way products smell on my hair, probably because I'm 17 and other teenagers don't mind loudly stating what your hair smells like.
    Anyway, this gel gets an A+ on hold and definition and an A++ on smell.

  • 5

    Posted by Greatcurls (Type Unkown) on 08/16/2012

    Had my doubts at first, then I looked at the ingredients. I have used the product five times, and every time, I received compliments about my hair. It gives my highly, porous hair definition and shine that lasts until the next cowash or shampoo. A little bit does go a long way, so if you're heavy handed, you will need to "scrunch out the crunch" with water or a little oil. Pattern Pusha is now my favorite out of all the Curl Junkie products!

  • 5

    Posted by Greatcurls (Type 4a) on 08/15/2012

    Had my doubts, but after looking at the ingredients, decided to give it a try. Gave my highly, porous hair wonderful definition and shine the first time and everytime I've used it. Received compliments each time as well.

    A little does go a long way, so if you're heavy-handed with products, just add a bit of water or a little oil to your hair to scrunch out the crunch.

    Out of all the Curl Junkie products, this is now my favorite!

  • 5

    Posted by currrlygurrrly (Type Unkown) on 08/05/2012

    (3B)
    Just when I think I could not love CJ products more, out comes Pattern Pusha gel.... and my curls just pop. It is a definite keeper in my list of HG products. My ringlets are well formed, soft and frizz free (that is something living in Memphis in August).
    I used it on clean hair (Daily Fix cleanser [another fav!!]), followed by a few minutes of Deep Fix (amazing product for moisture). A quick squish of my microfiber towel to remove the excess water from rinsing. A good size dallop of CCCC well distributed in hair (more moisture) and then a light scrunching of Pattern Pusha and air dry! Voila...... amazing ringlets. I even woke with the same fantastic curls! INCREDIBLE!!
    Awesome product and I simple LOVE the pump dispenser!!

  • 5

    Posted by lj2 (Type Unkown) on 03/11/2012

    Excellent gel. Feels very natural in hair and gives a medium hold. Rinses clean every time with no build up or drying effects. Gives me lots of shine, moisture and bouncy curls. No frizz at all. Really like this gel, it is my favorite in the CJ line. Sometimes use Curl Queen(has protein) but I like that this has no protein or glycerin...can use it year round. Great natural product.

  • 5

    Posted by curlisle (Type 4a) on 03/07/2012

    This is the best gel I have tried so far! For me it controls frizz, gives defintion, and adds moisture. I do not know if using it with other cj products makes a difference but I use it with the smoothing lotion and leave in. It is amazing for twist outs so if you feel it is not working for wngs try it for a to. The price is steep but I will def. reup during the next sale.

  • 2

    Posted by blboston8 (Type 3c) on 01/27/2012

    This is just not for me. Since banning heat and embracing my curls, I've found that my hair is not as hard to handle as I thought. It was just a matter of understanding why it likes to frizz, and that light/medium hold is good, b/c it Wants to curl. That being said, I have never used a product that has given such a firm and tight hold. It was crunchy, stringy, would not dry (meaning beyond the requisite 9hrs it usually takes), and straightened some of my ends. I have never experienced this in a gel. All I can say is that I may have put too much--but it says use a generous amount--on my sections. I used the same amount as I do with CIAB! It just didn't work for my curls. However, the big bottle (which I thought was a plus) means I will have lots more chances to try again--in a long long while.

  • 5

    Posted by erfrank (Type Unkown) on 01/23/2012

    I have had great success with most of the Curl Junkie products I have tried and Pattern Pusha is no exception. I was looking for a styling product without glycerin or protein for the winter. I live in a very cold and dry climate and have noticed that products with glycerin leave my hair feeling dry and looking frizzy by the end of the day. Pattern Pusha to the rescue! It nicely defines and holds my curls all day. I do have to use a lot and be careful to distribute it evenly. It dries a tad crunchy but that goes away. This is the only product out there that meets my needs and actually works.

  • 3

    Posted by riotkitty (Type 2c) on 12/08/2011

    I was so excited for this that I sold my bottle of CIAB to justify buying another styler. Unfortunately it didn't work as well as I'd hoped. It did hold and define the curl but my hair seemed messier and much more frizz prone with it, and my hair rarely frizzes in winter. Individual hairs on the canopy were frizzing up and bending every which way. Also *and this is just personal to me* I found the cucumber melon scent pleasant in the jar, but strong in my hair. So strong that it took two co-washes with Daily Fix to get it out. It was something I would have learned to deal with if I loved everything else about it. Maybe in a different climate I would have had better luck--I live in the Denver area which is cold and dry right now. I ended up selling it and buying another bottle of CIAB. Lesson learned.

  • 5

    Posted by tamaroo (Type 3a) on 12/04/2011

    I love Curl Junkie and am so glad they came out with this gel. It definitely has hold to it and kept the frizz at bay. I usually use LALSG, but this new CJ gel may very well take its place. It worked nicely without feeling sticky or drying and gave me good clumps that didn't look stringy. My curls held well all night while I was out with my girlfriends - even in the cold Minneapolis wind. It did dry crunchy, but it was easy to scrunch out and I was left with soft, shiny, bouncy hair that wasn't weighed down at all. I used this over KCKT and CCCC Lite and thought they worked great together.

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