Aunt Jackie’s Don’t Shrink Flaxseed Elongating Curling Gel: Review

Friends, I’d like to introduce you to one of my favorite gels for sleek edges and a super defined (but soft) wash and go. Aunt Jackie’s Don’t Shrink Flaxseed Elongating Curling gel is one of the best gels I have used on my curls.

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Pros

Enriched with flaxseed which is best for helping with thinning, shedding, and hair breakage, this gel is one of a kind. The texture is beautiful– not tacky or sticky– and it leaves my hair super soft, moisturized, and full of volume. This is a big deal for me because as a natural with fine hair, I run into so many products that weigh my hair down and leave my curls looking like dried out spaghetti noodles. I love the body and movement that I’m able to achieve using this gel, and though I may experience a bit of frizz (due to the high glycerin content) I embrace every bit of it because my hair really looks beautiful.

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I use this gel on my hair and J’s hair, and I feel comfortable doing so because it isn’t heavy or harsh. I haven’t experienced flaking, and when I use it for my edges, my hair is actually pliable/flexible the next day. Have you ever had edges that looked like they were superglued onto the side of your head? Not cute.

As with many of the Aunt Jackie’s products I’ve tried, this gel smells delicious (like fruit punch) and is pretty inexpensive at  $9.99 for 15 ounces.

Cons

The high glycerin content (it is the second ingredient) is forcing me to use less of this gel during the cooler, dryer months so I haven’t been using it as often as I’d like as a “winter” wash and go styler.  I also wish I could rely on this gel as the styler for my dry, stretched styles but I’ve only tried it once and I lost my style/shape once it met the Florida humidity.

 

The Truth

This gel has helped me see my hair in a way I didn’t think was possible because of the experiences I’ve had with so many other products. Though my hair is super coily and shrinks up to more than half it’s length, I get a crazy amount of elongation, or “hang time” when I use this gel and I can’t get over how many days I can stretch a wash and go! Hallelujah! By the way, have you seen my sleek low bun tutorial? Guess what amazing product I can credit for helping me slick those curls down? Yep! New boo. I’m so in love.

I’d like to thank Aunt Jackie’s for gifting me with TWO jars of this gem. Of course I’ll be replenishing when I start to run low because I’ve already added this gel to my list of favorite products!

Talk to me, what is your favorite styling product?

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