Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Battle of the Styling Gels: Nexxus Alluring Curls vs. Redken Crystal Curls vs. Sunsilk Captivating Curls

Much like my experiment with eye treatments that I mentioned recently, I've been playing around with a few styling gels recently and here are the ones that I loved and ones that I didn't:

Nexxus Alluring Curls

This styling gel was my favorite of the lot, with the Redken gel coming in at a close second. The reason I chose this gel above the others is because of its superb ability to add shine without too much crunchiness and without drying out my hair.

I love rubbing a little bit of this gel in my fingers and running it through my hair to separate sections after I've curled my hair. Even in rainy weather, my hair holds up very well with this gel. Above is a pic of my hair, having already used the gel for hold and shininess.

I love this styling gel for the hold and the intense shininess it provides. Plus, one tube has lasted me quite a while as you don't need much product to style your hair. Downsides of this product were the stickiness and the fact that it made my hair slightly crunchy, perhaps due to alcohol ingredients.
Sunsilk Captivating Curls Gel and Cream Twist
This was the product that I wanted to love so badly because of the pricepoint but didn't. For some reason, the twist of gel and cream ended up being ineffective in both holding a style and calming frizz. Any positives? I really can't think of any, which is why almost a full bottle of this continues to sit in my cabinet after about four months of purchase!


  1. Big favor to ask: any way you could do a hair curling tutorial? I love your curls but never really learned how to use a curling iron. Would really really appreciate it :)

  2. Hi Desipolitan! Sure I can do a tutorial...I'll try to do it soon -I'll take photos whenever I curl my hair next!

  3. woo hoo! Thanks...looking forward to it!

  4. Gotta give Mixed Chicks products a try when going curly. Stuff is good.


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