CurlKit Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 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.
These past months, CurlKit has been stuffed beyond belief. Same goes for this month, this box is heavy! I love that.
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: Use code CURLYFIRST to get 20% off your first month's membership.
The Products: A variety of 6-9 hair care samples
Ships to: US (and International fees apply)
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Each box comes with a “CurlLife” pamphlet and a few info cards. This month, the featured article is about maintaining dreadlocked hair. I don’t remember seeing any articles in the past about locs like this, but I’m really curious about the style. I’ve never loc’d my natural hair before, and I don’t know many people locally with them. My brother in law thinks I should be the first of my sisters to do it, in hopes that at least one of them follows suit. LOL. We’ll see! Also, the Editor, Heather Cummings highlights a few natural alternatives to shampoos. She talks about cleansing curls in tea, apple cider vinegar, soap nut, aloe vera and clays. I’ve tried a few of these, tell me down below if you bring these into rotation on wash day.
True – Conditioning Styling Cream – Full Size – 8oz – Value:$9.99
Oh wow! This leave in conditioner smells really great. I don’t recall seeing this brand before, and I’m loving the ingredients. I’ll try to keep my super picky opinions about the packaging to myself. Anyway, I haven’t tried this on the kiddos, just myself. And honestly, I don’t think I’m going to share it with them! LOL, I really love it and they have so many products that work great in their looser curl patterns.
Curls-R-Us – Moisture Rich Leave-In Conditioner – Full Sized – 8oz – Value:$13.99
I picked up this conditioner from Curlkit before, almost a year ago I think? I actually gave it away from my back-stash to a curl-friend in need. So, I’ll keep this one to try out. It smells, different. I can’t really place the scent. One of the top ingredients is green tea, maybe it’s that. Also, this is what leaked during shipping. The spray nozzle top was not screwed properly and make a tiny mess. I had to clean off a few other items before photographing.
UR Curly – Still Control for Edges – Full Sized – 4oz – Value:$5.99
We have a ton of hair gels in stock thanks to LottaBody and Creme of Nature. I don’t have one from this brand so, I tried a little bit on my 4c edges and it’s just not thick enough for me. So I’ll add this to the Donation Pile.
UR Curly – Tight Curl Enhancer – Full Sized – 8.5oz – Value:$9.99
I’m on the fence with this product. It really could be the weather. I found it very drying to my curls, not necessarily enhancing. I should probably put this on the back burner and try it again when the weather warms up.
I’m not a fan of foil packets, but UR Curly is doing it right. These are some hefty sized samples! I also definitely remember getting these a while ago. But I ended up never using them and swapped them on MSA for something else. #winwin Since I have two of each this time, which is amazing when you have a sheep on your head for hair, I can really give both a go. The shampoo boasts relieving itchy scalps with tea tree oil and the conditioner has lavender and quinoa protein which they say promotes hair growth. Both are free from harmful alcohols, parabens silicones, sulfates and dyes.
ORS Curls Unleashed – Shea Butter & Honey Curl Defining Creme – 1.75oz – Value:$2.00
I can’t wait to try this one too! To avoid the nuisance of the foil packaging, I’m going to transfer the creme into an empty travel sized hair container, when I’ve used the next one up. The first few ingredients are coconut oil and shea butter and I use these in my hair constantly all year long.
So these are super small next to the deluxe samples I just got. LOL. I’m not the biggest fan of Hask, the last hair oil I used up as an after bath oil. These are going to the giftbox pile. I’m not going to waste any effort on samples that are too small to wash one full head of curly hair. I just don’t get it. What are we supposed to do with it, wash half our heads?
I wish these we also a little bit bigger for me to try. They’re worth trying on Abigail since there’s a bit more product than the Hask samples. I really enjoyed the scent from this line and John loves when Abigail’s fluffy hair smells delicious! These samples are both made with Marula Oil, Biotin and are said to have a bounty of benefits when used on a weekly basis with the other 10-n-1 Renewal System products.
Verdict: This month CurlKit had an estimated retail value of nearly $53.00. I’m impressed with the inclusion of four full sized items and 5 deluxe sized foil samples. I may not be familiar with every brand included, but I’m happy to give a number of oldies and newbies a test run over the next few months. If any of these products are a favorite, let us know down below. Hair tips are welcome too! Who else is rocking a protected style all winter long?