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Birchbox The Care For Your Curls Kit Review + Coupon

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Birchbox recently added a new discovery kit to their lineup — The Care For Your Curls Kit!

FYI – this box is still available for purchase!

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Birchbox's The Care For Your Curls Kit review

About This Birchbox Kit

The Box: The Care For Your Curls Kit

The Cost: $35 + shipping ($88 value)


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The Products: Haircare necessities to show your curls some TLC and help them be their best selves!

Ships to: US, FranceSpain and the UK and Canada

Birchbox The Care For Your Curls Kit Review

Here is the info sheet detailing the products included.

OUAI Curl Jelly, 0.68 oz – Estimated Value $4.06 (buy the full-size version for $26.00)

I can’t be the only curly girl who went through being a teenager with crunchy curls in an effort to learn how to actually control my mane, right? Anyways, I am glad I have grown up and graduated to better products like this curl jelly—while it is technically a gel it turns into an oil when it is distributed through your hair, and this left my curls defined, soft, and significantly less frizzy.

Briogeo Curl Charisma™ Rice Amino + Quinoa Frizz Control Gel, 0.75 oz

Briogeo Curl Charisma™ Rice Amino + Quinoa Frizz Control Gel, 0.75 oz – Estimated Value $2.73 (buy the full-size version for $20)

I am not going to lie, I am happy to see a Briogeo product that isn’t their deep conditioner! This is another gel that doesn’t leave my hair crunchy, making it perfect to fight this southern humidity I am facing in Louisiana! I used a little bit distributed through the ends of my hair before scrunching my curls and air-drying, and I was happy with the end result.

Davines LOVE Curl Shampoo, 2.5 oz

Davines LOVE Curl Shampoo, 2.5 oz – Estimated Value $8.28 (buy the full-size version for $28)

This did a good job of cleansing my hair without stripping the natural oils, and the light scent reminded me of getting my hair done at the salon. I only use about a nickles-worth of shampoo at a time, so this sample will last a long while considering I only shampoo my hair once a week.

Davines LOVE Curl Conditioner, 0.4 oz – Estimated Value $1.45 (buy the full-size version for $32)

I am going to rant real quick, but I think it will hit home with all of my curly girls—I have NEVER in my life used more shampoo than conditioner, and I haven’t met any curly girl who has, either. It makes absolutely zero sense to include a big sample of shampoo and a foil packet of conditioner—if anything, the sizes should be reversed. This isn’t the first (or the fifth) time a beauty company/subscription box has done this in my experience, and I just don’t understand it. This foil packet was enough for one use, and while I liked how it left my curls feeling soft I don’t feel like I have enough information from that one use to decide to buy the full-size version.

amika Curl Corps Defining Cream, 0.67 oz

amika Curl Corps Defining Cream, 0.67 oz – Estimated Value $2.50 (buy the full-size version for $25)

This defining cream leaves my hair so incredibly soft that my hair basically turns into a cloud. This doesn’t leave me completely frizz-free, but that is the trade-off for how soft and silky my hair is left.

Bumble and bumble. Curl Defining Crème, 2 oz – Estimated Value $7.29 (buy the full-size version for $31)

I have gotten this in a subscription box before, and while it is a decent product it isn’t my favorite. If I don’t use the correct products my curls will lose their definition throughout the day, and this isn’t really up to the task of keeping my curls defined and springy. I do like the light floral fragrance this product has, and it should work well for people whose curls are more loose, to begin with.

Curl Keeper by Curly Hair Solutions™ Original Curl Keeper, 3.4 oz

Curl Keeper by Curly Hair Solutions™ Original Curl Keeper, 3.4 oz – Estimated Value $8.08 (buy the full-size version for $19)

I got a sample of this in a Birchbox way back when, and I completely forgot how much I love this stuff! More importantly, my curls love it too! This is a lightweight, clear lotion that really defines my curls and holds them throughout the day, but it doesn’t leave buildup in my hair that can cause tangles. This is the biggest sample in the kit and I am a happy camper!

Ouidad Curl Quencher® Moisturizing Styling Gel, 2.5 oz – Estimated Value $7.65 (buy the full-size version for $26)

Ouidad is such a great line for curly hair—my holy grail deep conditioning mask is their Triple Treat Deep Conditioner! This styling gel provided great hold to my curls while still leaving them soft, and this held up to the high humidity of Baton Rouge. A little of this goes a long way so I will happily be able to use this sample for a while.

DevaCurl Melt Into Moisture™ Matcha Green Tea Butter Conditioning Mask, 1.5 oz

DevaCurl Melt Into Moisture™ Matcha Green Tea Butter Conditioning Mask, 1.5 oz –  Estimated Value $6.75 (buy the full-size version for $36)

This isn’t a new product to me, and I am happy to have more of it! If I go too long without combing my curls it tangles and dreads pretty quickly, and I use masks like these to help me nourish my curls before combing the tangles out. This will also work in three minutes, which is a major plus because I hate when a hair mask wants me to leave it in for 15-20 minutes—I just don’t have that much stuff to do in the shower to stay in that long, and I hate having to get out of the shower and then get back in. Maybe I am a little high maintenance, but this mask makes it easy to be so.

R+Co TWISTER Curl Primer, 0.5 oz – Estimated Value $2.70 (buy the full-size version for $27.00)

While I am very familiar with makeup primer, hair primer is a new one for me. This is designed to seal your hair strands off from frizz which in turn should help your other hair products perform better. I used this with the Curl Keeper lotion, and my hair looked absolutely incredible— I got numerous compliments that day. This may be a product I need to purchase in the full size because I love having good hair days.

Birchbox Microfiber Hair Towel

Hair towels are officially the most awkward thing ever to photograph, but I am so happy this was included in the kit! I usually leave my hair up in a towel for a long time after I shower, but this non-bulky version is so much easier than a big towel.  Microfiber is also supposed to be great for curly hair by not causing frizz, so that is nice too.

The Verdict: This discovery kit was a home run for me! Other than that darned foil packet of conditioner all of the samples are generous and should last me a long time. This kit contained some great new discoveries for my curls, and I am seriously thinking about buying a second one to have more curl-loving goodies for when I travel. Value-wise, Birchbox promises an $88 value and by my math, everything except the towel adds up to $51.49. I don’t quite think the towel is worth $30, but I still definitely feel like this kit is a great value.

The Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if I sign up today? Yes, as of publication, this box is still available!

Coupon – Check out all the free gift with purchase coupons, and don’t forget to add your free sample pack with any $35 purchase.

Value Breakdown: This box costs $35 + $5 shipping, which means that each of the 11 items in the box has an average cost of $3.64.

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Written by Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

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Comments (8)

  1. thank you for the excellent review on this kit. my hair is thinner and finer than yours, but i refuse to blow dry and so must embrace my curls. going to try this kit out as it seems like a low cost way to try a number of products. also, you should try a cotton jersey pillowcase or old tee shirt to dry your hair!

  2. Oh yes girl… I quite remember the wet-hair look back in high school. 😀

    I’m also with you about the usage of conditioners vs. shampoos. For every one bottle of shampoo, I go through at least 3 bottles of conditioner. Fortunately for me I really don’t care about pairing shampoos & conditioners, but if I really feel the need/desire to, I usually buy one regular size bottle of shampoo and a liter size of the conditioner… and I still run out of conditioner before shampoo, ha! Have you ever thought of trying one of the curly hair boxes? They’re awesome at sending out way more conditioning & styling products than shampoo.

  3. I love this review. Great job. I always buy 2 bottles of conditioner when I buy one shampoo, you are so right about that. The hair towel is totally overpriced. I buy nice ones at Ross or Marshalls for under $5. I love trying out samples because curly hair is so different from person to person.

    • Birchbox/Davines are infamous for that shampoo to conditioner ratio. Generous with the shampoo and itty bitty conditioner. The DevaCurl, davines, the R+co, Briogeo, Curl Keeper, and Amika are Curly Girl Method approved. The Ouidad has a water soluble silicone. The Bumble and Bumble has a non water soluble silicone- avoid if you’re CGM because you need a sulfate shampoo to wash out. Also the the only non Cruelty-Free brand.
      I agree about that over valuing of the towel. A DevaCurl towel is $20.

      • ETA The R+Co item does have silicone and is not curly girl friendly.

  4. I have to check out the ingredients for each of the products. I’m pretty flexible about the products i use in my curly hair, but the one thing I won’t use is silicone. As much as it makes my curls look great, I found that my hair looked terrible if I didn’t use it. Silicone really dries out my hair.

    • I’m not sure on the silicone but the products in the box are all sulfate and paraben free! Hope that helps.

    • I avoid silicone in curly hair products as well since it makes my 3c curls look limp and straw like in texture. B&B products are usually loaded with it and sure enough this one is too. The other product that definitely contained silicone here was the R&Co product. I’m not sure, but the Birchbox curl sampler that is dedicated to kinky curls might have less silicone containing products in it maybe (?) and I already know that I love the Camille rose product that it features so I was thinking of buying that one.

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