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New Birchbox Perfect Curl Collection Box + Coupon!

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Birchbox has a new box dedicated to curls!

The Box: Birchbox Perfect Curl Collection

The Cost: $18

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Also don’t forget to add your free sample pack on orders of $35 or more!

The Products: Each kit includes:
Davines Love Curl Enhancing Shampoo (sample size)
Davines Love Curl Enhancing Conditioner (packet)
DevaCurl No-Poo™ – Cleanse (sample size)
Living proof.® Curl Defining Styling Cream (sample size)
Macadamia Professional™ Nourishing Moisture Oil Treatment(sample size)
Ouidad Climate Control® Heat & Humidity Gel (sample size)

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
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40 Comments

  1. I found Alikay Naturals through a Curlkit years ago. There products smell amazing too. Super expensive in my opinion but I haven’t found one product I didn’t like.

  2. Ulta had a curl box like this that they sold for $10. It was a great way to try different products, and I use them when I travel. The Diva Curl is my favorite, and I think that size is almost $9 or $10 on it’s own. I wish they had included the conditioner though. The Ouidad stuff is terrible, but I would love to try the Living Proof. Oddly enough, my hair never curls the first day, but my second day dirty hair is always nice and curly.

  3. When I see this box all I can think of is, “If you’re havin *curl* problems I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems but a b**** ain’t one”.
    Lmao!!!

  4. This box seems nice but the price does seem high, especially if you aren’t adding on and have to include shipping.

  5. There is no way in the world I’d waste $18 on this especially with Ouidad’s trifling self on the inside.

    For those really interested in a curl-friendly box, just know there are plenty out there and many offer full-size products. Google is your friend while BB is probably just jumping on the bandwagon (late as heck, mind you) to get your curly bucks.

  6. I’m curious to know if these products are all curly girl approved and what their ingredients are. Alot of products claim to be for curly hair when they in fact contain ‘cones’, alcohols and sulfates, all things that will weigh down and dry out a curly girls hair! Deva curl is for sure a great cg product but i’d research the rest first.

  7. A box specifically for chicks with curly hair?! Yahoo!! Oh, it’s $18 for what is basically a regular $10 Birchbox? No thanks. Also, I’ve yet to sample a Living Proof product that I like. Also surprised that they didn’t include a Miss Jessie’s sample in the box. I found Miss Jessie’s through Birchbox and it’s the only hair product that I’ve liked enough to purchase full size through them.

    • Totally agree on Miss Jessie’s!!

    • Miss Jessie’s works for me too! 🙂 And yes, after a free sample, I also bought a full-size product.

  8. Since this is the only time we’re likely to have a “curly girl” forum, what are your favorite curl products? Aveda has been my go to for years but have tried a number from the subscription world. I liked Deva Curl but it smells too strong and is expensive. Miss Jessie’s seems to be about the best value brand, I thought Living Proof was terrible, and found Curl keeper pretty meh. What works for you?

    • Surprisingly, the best product for my curls was not targeted for them specifically. Birchbox sent me their Rusk hair mousse and it was perfection. Aside from that, DevaCurl’s styling crème.

    • I really like JessiCurl products. My curls are easily weighed down so a lot of products leave them droopy.

    • – Obia’s Twist & Lock Cream is amazing as well as their Curl Moisturizing Cream. I use both as leave-ins but I also use the T&L for it’s intended use lol.
      – Shea Moisture’s African Black Soap Balancing Conditioner is the BEST conditioner I’ve ever had the pleasure of using. It has instant slip! Do you know how rare that is for a rise-out lol??? Their Yucca & Baobab (sp?) Anti-Breakage Masque is one of the best DPs I’ve every used with great slip as well.
      – Sarenzo’s Ms Thang Creamy Oil is great for sealing. Their Avocado and Honey Leave-In is good as well as their Moisture Mist if you don’t make you’re own refresher.
      – Lush’s R&B Leave-In is surprisingly great (although I hate it’s name and descriptor) and smells good. Their Rethread Conditioner wasn’t formulated for curls like the aforementioned but it worked surprisingly well on my 3c/4a hair. Trick is leaving it in a bit longer than normal (e.g. 20-25 minutes).

      • Oh, and for those who like shampoo – Sienna Naturals makes a wonderful shampoo/body wash. It’s amazing! It has a very faint herbal smell, doesn’t strip the hair, and leaves it feeling moisturized. That and Anu Essentials’ Cleansing Gel are the only shampoos I use (the latter has a nice yet light floral scent).

        • Thanks for all the new product suggestions! @Flubs

    • What I’ve found that works great for my thick, curly hair (with a little bit of every curl pattern including some straight strands) – baking soda mixed with henna and lavender castile soap (or liquid black soap), an ACV rinse and then style with some coconut oil. Then a simple warm water rinse every few days until I feel my scalp needs to be scrubbed again.

      I used to be a product junkie, but less seems to work best for me.

    • I am a big fan of Kinky Curly products (their Knot Today conditioner and Curling Custard styler). I have super thick (biracial) curly hair and that stuff works wonders for me! It did not work when my hair was shorter, but now it’s the bees knees- so don’t forget to revisit those old products at different hair lengths, curly girls 🙂

  9. As a curly haired girl I’ve received all these samples except the living proof at some point or another in my BB. I’m on board with the people that think $18 is a bit of a stretch. I’d be more inclined to shell out a few extra dollars if just one of these products was full sized.

    • The Living Proof one is terrible. I’m glad I got a sample from Sephora before I bought the full sized.

      • Agreed. I recently tried LP and it was GARBAGE! It dried by hair out before I could finish detangling. Talk about a hot mess.

  10. Does anyone know how that macadamia sample is? I’ve received the oil and it comes in a glass bottle… I feel like a cream would be hard to get out of the glass bottle and it looks the same.

    • This is an oil and it pours easily from the bottle which is made from glass. I love this oil and am saving up points to buy a full size. I’d already have it if it weren’t for the gym box, I would already have it.

    • I think that is a typo- it is the oil, not the styling cream (if you go to the Birchbox page it says oil and looks identical to the oil I have received)

      • Thanks!

        • haha you’re right, it only says cream in the picture

  11. I’m confused by people saying that the value isn’t there. Birchbox says it’s a $46 retail value, which means that if you like these products and want more, or just want to try them for the first time, $18 sounds pretty good to me. If you don’t want them, then the value for you is $0, which is the case for anything you don’t want, right? Like, the Cambridge Satchel from Rachel Zoe has a $0 value for me, but others would give up an arm and a leg for it. Sure, these are “just samples” but they’re sizable and will last a long time, not to mention that it’s not like you’d get a box full of specially curated curly hair samples in your monthly Birchbox for $10.

    • Actually it’s rare for me to even be able to get through half of my hair with shampoo and conditioner samples. And my curly hair is only shoulder length! The styling cream would last 2 wash/style cycles and the gel would last maybe a month at most. So to see if these products even work for me I would need 2 or 3 of each of these sample sizes at least (minus the gel which I was given full sizes of and it does flake on me)!

      It’s not for me but I am glad that they’ve made something like this!

      • Oh, sorry to hear that! I have thin curls, but long hair, so I tend to use more conditioner than shampoo – shampoo lasts ages for me. I, too, am glad that they put out a box like this, regardless. 🙂

    • Yes, it’s true BB doesn’t have a lot of curly-friendly products let alone boxes but guess who does… the various curl-curated boxes that have been around for years. *sips tea*

      So yeah, if people say the value isn’t there for them you can and will deal.

  12. I’m not seeing an $18 value there, at all. And, the Living Proof sample is the only one I’m intrigued by. I’ve tried the Deva Curl No Poo, macadamia oil, and the Ouidad gel, as I’m sure many of us curly haired girls have, because these products have been around and recommended for a while.

  13. I ordered the box. I’ve received one sample for curly hair despite tweaking my profile and emailing BB. I’ve been a subscriber since June 2014.

    • That stinks! I just got 3 samples for color treated hair in my last box and i’m really liking the color my hair faded to after my recent beach trip so I’m not coloring it currently and probably won’t until real fall (in the south so real fall is November 1 haha), so I switched up my profile… I was really surprised to see something for color treated hair.

    • I ordered this box right away after seeing it on Instagram last night and watching Rachel’s video describing how to use the products. On the video, the samples looked like good sizes (except the foil packet obviously). With my wavy/curly hair, everything in this box is something I either already like or want to try. So the value is there for me. Like you, PA Anna, I haven’t received many curly hair products in my actual Birchbox, so I’m glad to see a box that specifically targets this issue.

      Plus it was free with points and 20% off – I had been debating whether to take the plunge on the gym box too, so when I saw this I figured I could use my say yes code for purchase over $50. Yay!

  14. While I’d love a curly hair box for me, I’m going to jump on the “not sure why it’s $18” bandwagon here. That seems a little much for samples.

    • I know. I was about to order it (I have kind of wavy hair) and then I realized it was the same number of samples I might get in a good month in a $10 Birchbox.

  15. True $18 seems high for samples and miss jessie’s is my favorite and it’s not even in the box.

  16. I’m always a sucker for a new LE Birchbox but this does not peak my interest at all. This was an easy pass for me. 🙂 Saving up my points for Fall and Holiday boxes!

  17. The idea is nice but Michelle is right, no reason why a box of little samples should be $18. Too bad, because I know I would love this box.

  18. This looks like a box of samples to me, only one more than I get with my normal Birchbox each month. I have gotten some of these along the way in the box, is there something special about this box that I am missing that would make the additional $18 worth it?

  19. Ooooh – I may have to try that. My waves are looking pretty sad these days.

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