Posted by curlymetalgirl (Type 3b) on 07/10/2014
I tried this product as an alternative to Pillow Soft Curls. Pillow Soft Curls has become my styler of choice. It delivers gorgeous, defined, soft curls every time. I do not usually use gels because my hair is so dry, and they seem to suck the moisture right out of my hair.I figured that Miss Jessie's Jelly Soft Curls would be the same, but I was wrong.
I bought this because I wanted something that would add volume, make my hair big and temporarily 'cancel out' my dominant curl pattern (I have 3b 'S' pattern curls at my roots and towards the middle section of my hair whereas the ends are tightly curled 3c ringlets. My 'evil' patch at the nape of my neck is probably a 2a and doesn't curl at all to till the very ends, and for some reason, that one damn section is CONSTANTLY forming dreadlocks. It's very odd). I love Pillow Soft Curls, but I do not always want a defined curl. Sometimes I want the 3b section to take over.
I've figured out how I have to use this gel. If I use this gel for a wash-n-go, I will not like the results. My hair dries in a strange shape and still retains its dominant curl pattern. What I learned is that I need to use this gel after a wash-n-go but i MUST braid my hair and leave it in a plait for at least a day. After I remove the plait and pick out my hair with an afro comb-BOOM. There it is, exactly what I wanted-moisturized, soft, big, voluminous hair. I normally do not get big hair, even when I use a pick, but for some reason with the Jelly Soft Curls, I did. I used coconut oil underneath the gel as a leave-in and spritz the plait with water at night and then once in the day. I am so, so pleased with this product. I did not use a conditioner because I had heard that Jelly Soft does not play well with other leave-ins. The coconut oil helped me a lot with moisture, I just used it very lightly.
I cannot speak to a hold because I do not pay attention to things like that. LOL! Where I live it's not humid, I have to worry about sea-fog. But I really appreciate the Jelly Soft Curls. I got great results-oh and my hair did not shrink!!!
Posted by testimony777 (Type Unkown) on 06/11/2014
I have been looking for something that would give me soft (but lasting) hold, shine and reduced shrinkage during the humid spring/summer months this fits the bill. The consistency and feel during application remind me of Eco Styler Crystal but the softness and shine are much longer lasting (I also find the tube more hygienic than the tub). The performance in humid weather is comparable to Ouidad Climate Control Gel but this works much better at reducing shrinkage and has a longer lasting hold. I regret that it took me so long to try this gel, if you are thinking about it I strongly encourage you to give it a try it is worth it.
My curls: 3c/b, medium/corse texture, low-normal porosity.
Posted by gardencurls (Type 3b) on 05/20/2014
On day 1 this gives me bouncy, defined, frizz-free curls, but it doesn't last through to day 2. I find this gel is brilliant for having hold without crunch, but it is drying for my coarse hair. I tried using it combined with Pillow Soft Curls, but the overwhelming fragrance from both products just about asphyxiated me. Jelly Soft Curls has the same Downey scent as Pillow Soft Curls, but Jelly Soft's is less concentrated, and milder. Pillow Soft has given me raging headaches when I accidentally used too much, but the scent of Jelly Soft has yet to bother me. Jelly Soft, unlike Pillow Soft, does not detangle my hair but it does give me tighter definition. Miss Jessie's styling products are the ones I find myself purchasing again and again because they are reliable and they really do what I need. Miss Jessie's products do contain proteins, but they must be in fairly low concentration, because they don't seem to affect my hair (contrary to, for example, Deva styling products, which make my hair brittle and crackly.)
Posted by ashlee_dee (Type 4a) on 03/11/2014
fast drying, and flake free! definitely leaves my hair feels soft. great for wash n go's and cant wait for my hair to get longer to test performance with styles.
Posted by Angela0804 (Type 4c) on 01/01/2014
A great gel that has a light hold, and provides a nice shine to the hair. I like using this product whenever I roller set my hair, or put my hair into twist. It also aides in detangling and smoothing my hair out. The scent is a little overpowering and smells like the scent of dryer sheets or laundry detergent. I would repurchase during a sell.
Posted by HappyJ (Type 4b) on 12/29/2013
Terrible! Just as drying as ecostyler clear gel which sucks 100% of moisture from my hair... Feels good when putting on, but after it dries, my hair is a dry desert mess.
Posted by trenee.brown (Type 3c) on 11/25/2013
Good stuff! Could possibly replace my KCCC..no crunch or residue and kept my corkscrew curls moisturized, soft, and shiny. Used over the leave in condish and the two scents together were fab!
Posted by costumeloftla (Type 3b) on 11/17/2013
I received a sample packet from a recent curlmart.com purchase. And, I must say I am pleasantly surprised. This is nothing like the Curly Pudding (which I have a hard time believing people still buy). Jelly Soft Curls is not greasy and it is not drying. It does seem rather thick while applying it...a little goes a long way. Ive used it twice...have one or two more uses left just from the packet. I will probably buy this and maybe even try the pillow soft curls. Overall happily shocked!
Posted by gardenerwithcurls (Type Unkown) on 09/11/2013
I like this a lot, but it won't be replacing my Pillow Soft Curls. My hair is too dry to use Jelly Soft Curls without a leave-in conditioner, but with a leave-in Jelly Soft won't set well without adding Quick Curls. Pillow Soft Curls works as a leave-in and a styler for my super dry, coarse 3b hair. I think the problem is the dryness of my hair, though, and not this product. Miss Jessie's have become my staples because they're faster, easier, and more effective than so many other lines. Sometimes I have to be careful with "protein overload", but for the most part this line is good to my hair.
Posted by Greatcurls (Type Unkown) on 09/03/2013
Definition, body, bounce, and shine is what this product delivers to your curls. The next day, it was still defined, shine was still there, and still had the bounce and body. And, no white residue as when I used the Pillow Soft Curls.
The scent is a mild "Downey" scent such that someone has to be close to you to notice the scent. The gel is clear and thick, but spreads easily in your hair. If your hair is naturally dry, just make sure that your conditioner is moisturizing or use a leave-in. The steam from the shower can also add any additional moisture you may need.