So i was up to the challenge as i came across Original Moxie. I came across this product line while i was at Naturally Flyy and the first thing i noticed was that this company is Michigan Based! This was a plus because i always feel its a must to show some love to companies from my home state.
Despite its name, this product is so much more than a simple gel. Though not fussed up with a lot of extra ingredients, this alcohol-free gel is derived from flax seeds, infused with a high concentration of botanical extracts and fortified with Panthenol & Silk to deliver strong, touchable hold without the Dried-Out-Crunchies.
What It IsAlcohol-free styling gel.
Who It's ForThose with medium to thick hair with just about any degree of curl who want definition and frizz control.
What's In ItPut your hands together for the one, the only, the amazing Flax Seed! This little miracle of nature is derived simply by boiling the dried seeds of the Flax plant. The gooey extract that is released contains many of the seed's natural proteins, minerals, amino acids and omega fatty acids, while providing strong hold for any style.
What It Smells LikeIncredibly fruity and slightly floral.
How To Use ItWork through wet hair after all other styling products have been applied. Use more for extra control and less for softer styles. Style as usual.
Hot TipGot too much of a good thing? Break up excess hold with a small amount of Hair Bling™ applied to dry hair.
Rachel's NoteThis our most universal product in its appeal to a variety of hair types. It doesn't matter if you're male or female, black or white - chances are, you will find a use for this product. Some clients combine it with Lux Locks™ for flawless, frizz-free twists, and others who use it as a stand-alone to give control and lift to straight hair.
Flax Seed Extract; Distilled Water; Aqueous Extracts of Amla, Bhringraj, Comfrey, Irish Moss, Ginger, Horsetail, Neem, St. John’s Wort, &Yucca; Organic Aloe Vera; Castor Oil; Potassium Sorbate; Polyquaternium-10; Acacia Gum; Sorbitol; dL-Panthenol; Sodium PCA; HE-Cellulose; Honey; Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (Paraben & Formeldahyde-Free Preservative); Vitamin E; Citric Acid; Silk Amino Acids; Essential Oils of Jasmine, Litsea Cubeba, Sandalwood (3% Dilution); Sweet Orange, Tangerine, & Ylang Ylang.
Color: Beige/Faded yellow
Scent: Orangey botanical fragranced
Texture/Consistency: Liquidy with a light feel
Cost: $3.00 per 1oz and $21.00 per 8oz (Shipping was 5.10 for just the sample)
My first bit of amazement was with the fragrance! I couldn't quite pin point it but i could definitely smell an orangey-botanical burst of YUM upon first smell! I was enlightened by the fresh and great pure smell which is also very light in nature and not pungent.
Next the liquidy consistency was sort of interesting, until this product i have not seen a liquidy gel so lots of thoughts were going through my mind. This gel isn't liquidy such as water it is more like thickened water (for lack of a better example). If i tipped this over it would spill easily.
Here is an idea of the texture to the best degree i could capture it...
I was unsure about the texture still, wondering if it would really hold for a few days.
I moved on to experimenting on Diva R's dry hair. I must say that i could immediately notice a difference in feel as i applied it to her dry hair it seemed to work more like a thick gel and it held much better. It is my FAV on her dry and damp hair. The texture is not like a gel at all, and it would be just that much better if it was more solid :) The cost is a little steep too from my budgets stand point but the way i look at things are you get what you pay for most of the time anyways.
I WILL be trying more Original Moxie soon!
Diva R's Mommy-Kim