Truly Tropical Curls | Kurlee Belle Full Review
At the end of May, I received the full line of Kurlee Belle products to try on my hair. I'm always getting new beauty products shipped to me, so sometimes it takes me a moment to get to each one. If you follow me on social media, you've probably seen me going completely crazy over Camille Rose Naturals. I've been 100% stuck on those heaven-sent products and I was honestly so afraid to try a new line of products. When you find products that work for your hair, switching up can be pretty traumatic...but I mustered up the courage to try Kurlee Belle.
Scent of the Caribbean
Initially, I was a little skeptical of the smell of each product. The bottles claimed "tropical" but I'll admit that I was expecting more of an overbearing tropical scent. Each product in the line smelled just a tad bit different from the next, but now I'm glad they weren't so strong. Surprisingly, the scents made perfect sense when used together. You could smell everything from the hibiscus in the leave-in conditioner to the yummy bananas in the deep treatment.
Kurlee Belle on 4-type Hair
How a product line will work on 4-type hair means a lot to me. Many will tell you that texture doesn't matter and that you can use any product on any hair type, but that's not always the case. There are actually some products that do not work for me. I find better results with hair butters and puddings to style. I call a brand that has a range that will work for my hair "4-type friendly" and Kurlee Belle is just that! Let's walk through each of the products.
Almond & Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo | $14.00
The Almond & Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo does exactly what it says -- moisturize. As y'all know, I'm not a big fan of anyone's shampoo. The only one I've found that seriously worked for me is Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse from Camille Rose, but I was surprised to see that this one had a fairly similar effect. It left my hair feeling clean, but not like a fish out of water either. I began detangling while I worked the shampoo through my hair and rinsed with warm water to open your cuticles.
Banana Nut & Avocado Deep Treatment | $14.00
Honestly, I can see why they only sent a sample size of the Banana Nut & Avocado Deep Treatment! It smells just like a delicious banana nut treat and I was more than happy to leave it in my hair. If you're going to sit under a dryer, definitely leave it in for 5-20 minutes. However, if you're not a fan of heat, you can simply leave it on while you're laying around the house for about 45 minutes to allow your hair to soak up the nutrients. Be sure to rinse it out with cool water to close the hair's cuticles!
Kurlee Tropical Oils Blend | $12.00
After rinsing out the deep treatment, I took a few drops of the Kurlee Tropical Oils Blend and applied it to my hair all over. You don't need to use a ton! A little really does go a long way. This oil has castor, avocado, jojoba, and Argan oil which will seriously help your hair grow. Amazing ingredients! I swear castor oil is what helped my hair grow like a weed after a terrible, balding weave experience a few years ago! You can actually massage this on your scalp a few times during the week to increase the blood flow.
Thirsty Curls Leave-In Conditioner | $12.00
For the best results, you should absolutely make sure your hair is detangled. I typically detangle with a leave-in conditioner with my Denman Be-Bop massaging brush. This helped work the Thirsty Curls Leave-In Conditioner through each section and create smoother twists for more defined results. It contains hibiscus for acid balance and aloe vera to soothe dry and damaged strands. This was a prep for my choice of styler: Kurl Defining Creme or Jelle Coconut Styling Gel.
Kurl Defining Creme | $16.00
For my twist-out, I decided to use the Kurl Defining Creme. This is a great styler for twists and braids. I used my Be-Bop brush to work this product through my hair as well before creating several tight twists around my head. My hair wasn't as defined as some of the other defining products I've used, but it gave me a much softer definition -- which is perfectly fine, too. It contains shea butter, cupuacu butter, and Argan oil to pump the hair of tons of moisture, and it can even be used as a daily moisturizer!
Jelle Coconut Styling Gel | $12.00
I dipped in the Jelle Coconut Styling Gel only a little bit when I was getting ready to go out and I needed something to get rid of the foundation (makeup) on my edges. This is not an edge control! BUT I can tell from the consistency that the coconut oil will give soft results. I might give this a try the next time I do a perm-rod set and I'm trying to get my hair to stay perfectly smoothed around the rods. Gels don't really work for my hair when I'm doing twist-outs and braid-outs, so I'm pretty sure I won't be using it for that. I'll update on this final product soon.