CurlKit Subscription Box Review + Coupon – December 2015
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.
CurlKit is again popping at the seams!
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. I’m loving the cool hair cut on the model wearing shades…I love itl! My baby sister rocks a cut similar to it, but with 4c curls!! She’s brave like that. The theme for December is “Haute Holidays”. Included are guides for various curl styles and a descriptive list of this month’s products.
Eden BodyWorks – All Natural Cleansing CoWash – Full Size – 16oz – Value: $8.49
I’ve been using this co-wash in all our hair. It’s really nice! I see this brand in my local Sally’s and never picked it up. I was a little concerned with the ingredients listed, so since I’ve got it, I had to try it! It says there’s no sulfates, but halfway down the list, there is one listed. I tried this on my kiddos first. It suds, but nowhere similar to that of a typical shampoo. However, rinsing was a problem when I used too much of it in Abi’s fine strands. In my 4c coils, I actually enjoyed the slippage and was really impressed. After some reading, I learned that the sulfate listed is considered very gentle and is actually curly-girl approved! So, maybe some sulfates aren’t so bad after all. I learned something new!
Curls – Blueberry Bliss – Twist N Shout Cream – 2oz x2 – Value: $7.50
Curls has been climbing up my list of favorite hair care products. They smell amazing and are always full of organic ingredients. I have an open leave in conditioner from the Blueberry Bliss line, I’m putting these away for later. I love having small hair creams like this. I can keep some in different bathrooms around the house.
Acure – Moroccan Argan – Triple Moisture Repairing Shampoo – 1oz – Value: $1.00
Acure – Moroccan Argan – Triple Moisture Repairing Conditioner – 1oz – Value: $1.00
It’s not a foil packet but it’s basicly the same thing. I can’t do much with only 1oz of conditioner. I’ll either gift this pair away or use it on the kiddos. Considering, the full sized version comes in at 24 ounces, I wish the sample not for sale version was a little bigger. The backing says this brand is cruelty free, free of sulfates, paraben, silicone, vegan and etc!
Adore Botanicals – Flourishing Scalp Nectar – 2oz – Value: $7.95
John really likes this oil. His scalp gets extra dry in the winter and he loves the pointed applicator to push the product directly to his scalp. I like it too! The ingredients are all great in my opinion and it smells very clean. I only wish that we had received a full sized version like the insert previously stated. The full sized bottle is 8 ounces and cost $29.95. I would love to try more from this brand in future subscriptions.
African Pride – Olive Miracle – Moisturizer Lotion – Full Size -12oz – Value: $2.99
One of the larger items this month, and unfortunately it’s lacking in quality. The majority of the final ingredients are silicones and parabens, but it smells really nice! There’s so much of it, I tried it on the kiddos. John really loved the way it made their hair smell after baths. Now what do I do?! LOL, I hate to waste it, John loves it, maybe I can work this in with the Honest Company Oil as an after bath DIY lotion?! I don’t know.
Earth’s Nectar – Honey Curls Curling Agent – 4oz – Value: $7.90
Yes!! I was so excited to see this in our box. I’ve been curious about the brand after sampling their mint oil a few month’s back. It’s not bad at all and the ingredients seem alright too. I wouldn’t look to this for holding power, but it slicked my hair back and didn’t once leave me with flakes or an itchy scalp. Fingers crossed for a takeover in the future from this brand! I want to try it all!
LottaBody – Control Me – Edge Gel – Full Size – 2.25oz – Value: $6.00
This edger works much better in my son’s hair type than mine or Abi’s. If you have bouncy, Slinky descending the stairs kinda hair, you’ll like this! Anything thicker than that, you have to set it heavily until it dries.
Clique by Roble – Perfume Sample – 2ml – Value: $2.00
I love getting perfume samples! I’ve sampled this fragrance before about a year ago. It’s very nice. Top notes are of Citrus and the base notes are Chocolate Dessert?! Yummy, no wonder I liked it. I should have known that, Roble is a Celebrity Chef and BravoTV Reality Star. I’m behind on a ton of shows, ya’ll. I don’t watch much tv.
Vivas – Toasted Coconut Body Bar – 1.5oz – Value: $1.00
I’m not big on bar soaps, but John likes them. I find most soap bars dry my skin out and I have to moisturize much more after I’ve showered. If he doesn’t use it first soon, I’ll put it in my shower rotation.
Hask – Hydrating Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment – 1.75oz – Value: $2.99
Hask – Intense Deep Conditioning Hair Treatment – 1.75oz – Value: $2.99
Fans of foil packets, cover your eyes. Oh, how I loathe thee! Hair care and foil packets don’t mix. My hands are normally wet while doing hair and it makes it nearly impossible to handle these in the shower or alongside the tub. Even though the Acure samples are nearly half the size of these, I’d reach for them before I would ever think about grabbing these. The Macadamia Oil treatment has a few parabens and the Argan Oil treatment appears to be just fine.
Doo Gro – Mega Long Extreme Reconstructor Conditioner – 1.75oz x2 – Value: $2.00
Ingredients list mineral oil and parabens. I’m curious to try this one, but I just can’t get past my instincts saying, “Just Say No”. So, I’ll pass this along or put it up for swaps.
Verdict: December’s CurlKit had an estimated value of $54.00, doubling the total cost of the subscription.
Overall, I’m happy to have received products from Earth’s Nectar and Eden BodyWorks that I really wanted to review. At the same time, I’m disappointed that CurlKit appears to no longer adhere to original values of only providing customers with quality curly-girl friendly ingredients. What are your thoughts on CurlKit for December? Did you received different products than this?