CurlKit Subscription Box Review + Coupon – February 2016
CurlKit is one of very few subscription services dedicated to hair care. Mainly focused on the needs of curly hair, they provide a variety of quality products that can be hard to find in stores. CurlKit also has an online shop where you can purchase products found in their subscription.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: CurlKit
The Cost: $20 a month + $5.00 shipping
COUPON: Save 20% off your first month’s membership with code CURLYFIRST!
The Products: A variety of 6-9 hair care samples
Ships to: US (and International fees apply)
Each box comes with a “CurlLife” pamphlet and a few info cards. This month, CurlKit has teamed up with SoftSheen-Carson for an Amla Legend Takeover! Unfortunately for me, I just received an Amla Legend takeover from another subscription and I do not like these products due to the ingredients. I’m lucky to receive this subscription for review purposes and I’m happy that I have a church family, friends and coworkers that love hair care donations. This box now has a home with a pair of natural twin sisters from church. The featured article is Part #2 about maintaining dreadlocked hair. I’ve contemplated loc’ing my hair but have never gone through with it. Maybe one day! The Editor, Heather Cummings, also wrote a really nice note about “color” and touches on five questions you should ask yourself before going on a color run. I’ve colored my hair once with a temporary henna, but the shade was too close to my natural hair color and it didn’t look like I did anything. Fail! I would like to add that the kiddos are 1000% sure that the Amla Legend covergirl is no other than me, “Mama”. After showing John my CurlKit spread, he also agrees with the kids, “Hot Mama”! LOL!
SoftSheen-Carson – Amla Legend – Moisture Remedy Conditioner – 13.5oz -Value: $6.30
This conditioner is said to be great for all types of hair. I’m not of fan of many of the top ingredients. My 18 year old niece says that she really enjoyed this entire line. For reference, she has a head full of both 2c and 3a type curl patterns.
SoftSheen-Carson – Amla Legend – Moisture Remedy Shampoo – 13.5oz – Value: $6.30
This shampoo is said to cleanse and detangle hair while adding moisturizing properties to damaged hair. We my niece colors her hair a lot, maybe that’s why she loves it so much!
SoftSheen-Carson – Amla Legend – Combing Cream – 10 oz – Value: $6.50
Designed for looser curl patterns, this cream is said to tackle multiple tasks at once: Condition, Detangle and Define. Use after cleansing and rinsing hair, use this product then style!
SoftSheen-Carson – Amla Legend – 10-in1 Silky Blow-Out Elixir – .34oz – Value: $1.00
You know how I feel about foil packaging, but at least this one has notches for easy opening. LOL. This elixir is said to be great for heat protection during the blow drying process. For best results, the instructions say to apply after conditioning on damp hair just before applying heat.
SoftSheen-Carson – Amla Legend – Rejuvenating Oil – 1.9 oz – Value: $5.99
Oil is one of my favorite products to receive in subscription boxes. Unfortunately, this one is full of silicones and mineral oils and I can’t use this in my hair. I love using natural fruit and nut oils like coconut, shea, olive, even grape oil is really nice.
The Challenger – Jumbo Rake Comb #3550 – Value: $2.00
I love this comb. It’s great to use to stimulate the scalp. The teeth are large, long and have a medium gap which also makes its really nice for lifting coarse hair during styling. I’ve tried it in William’s 3b/3c curls and it lifts great. Anything looser than that I’m going to say you’re not going to like it. I’m still trying to figure out Abigail’s hair and this comb does nothing for her. Her hair is just too feathery when I attempted to manipulate it using this.
Verdict: February’s CurlKit had an estimated value just over $28.00. It’s not a high value box, but at least it covers the cost of the subscription. TakeOver boxes are always a hit or a miss, just depends on if you like the brand. Unfortunately, I’m just not a SoftSheen-Carson kind of girl. I would love to see a takeover from a hair brand that doesn’t use harsh ingredients such as mineral oils, parabens, or sulfates. Again, these are just my two little pennies in dollar store. Obviously this brand is great for someone, maybe even perfect for you!
Have you tried the Amla Legend line? What do you think of CurlKit this month?