Saturday, December 24, 2011

Jessicurl Confident Coils Styling Solution Review

Back a few months ago we received a few Jessicurl product samples from the amazing Naturally Flyy Detroit's Anniversary Meetup and this time around i am reviewing the Jessicurl Confident Coils Styling Solution

Product Description

"Confident Coils is one of my favorite products, largely due to how it came to be. Jessicurl fans all over told me loud and clear that they loved the curl enhancement provided by Rockin’ Ringlets Styling Potion but that they needed something with more hold to go with it. So in 2004, after months and months of testing with my very eager customer testing group, Confident Coils finally hit the market. It was even named by a Jessicurl customer through our Name That Product contest. This product truly was a group effort and as a result, it works for a variety of curl types and patterns."

"It’s a creamy styling product with a consistency thin enough to make it easy to distribute through even the tightest, kinkiest curls. It creates amazing definition and provides excellent humidity protection. By itself it’s not super curl enhancing, which makes it great for tighter curl patterns looking to elongate rather than enhance curls. For those with looser curls, using it with Rockin’ Ringlets will give you all the bounce, definition and frizz control you need."


Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, VP/VA Copolymer, Polyimide-1, C 12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Polysorbate 60; Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Dehydroxanthan Gum, Magnesium Sulfate (Epsom Salt), Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate 


Use Confident Coils with Jessicurl Rockin’ Ringlets or Gelebration Spray for extra curl enhancement or alone to give tighter curls definition and hold. Distribute evenly through soaking wet hair and scrunch to encourage curls or finger-comb to elongate. Air dry or dry with a diffuser. This stuff is pretty concentrated, so less is more. If your hair is fine and gets weighed down easily, use a very small amount at first and increase from there if you need more hold.  Check out my product demo videos in the Curly Care Center to see Confident Coils in action. 

Our Review

Color: White
Scent: Lotiony
Texture/Consistency: Light, creamy, silky
Cost: $14.95 per 8oz

I received a sample size packet and this is what it looked like...

You can see that the texture sort of resembles thickened milk.  So i wanted to use this at the very best and most prime time so that i could make the best out of its use and get the best results from doing so.  With that being said i chose to use this right after my daughter got out of the bath with her freshly shampooed hair.  I ONLY shampooed her hair as i was planning on using this Styling Solution as a conditioner/moisturizer.  Upon first inspection i noticed that this styling solution has a really light and creamy texture to it which to me contrary to its description seemed to be perfect for my daughters thin and fine hair.  I could say that the feel was very soft and silky on my fingers before i applied it to her hair and it really didn't have much of a fragrance aside from being slightly lotiony smelling but not in a bad way. The texture sure didn't feel like your average lotion it was much nicer and lightly formulated.  

I finger combed it through her hair from root to tips and used about half of the sample as i could clearly tell that this sample packet is good for 2 uses so i wanted to save enough for another application.  I could feel her curls absorb it and her curls began to spring into her varying ringlets rather quickly.

As a few minutes began to pass i noticed her curls shrinking and becoming nicely defined on their own with no coaching.  This is where my curiosity came in and the testing of its "hold" without the crunch claim came to play.  With gels i could always expect that yucky crunch shortly after application which would accompany the drying and frizzing. This did NOT happen and i was utterly surprised at how soft her curls were and yet they had a great hold and her definition stayed very nicely throughout as if i just applied the styling solution.

This claim proved to be true and work very nicely on her hair. Her curls were far from weighted down and considering that i used a decent amount to cover her hair there was not a bit of heaviness nor oily-ness in sight. even as her hair began to dry the results stayed the same. below is the best picture of her results and you can see for yourself how her curls reacted to this Confident Coils Styling Solution...

The second use i wasn't able to take pictures of as my camera decided to act funny. But i will say that this styling solution is best when applied on wet or damp hair for us as when my daughters hair dries most products take doubling to achieved the same results as the results that were achieved on damp/wet hair.

I was more pleased with how this worked on her wet hair and even through the night her curls maintained some bounce and softness. I made sure she used her sleep cap so that these results could be retained and the benefits still remained the following day. I really wish i would have received more of this as i feel i could have created a more extensive review if so. This is worth having in my opinion and it was a pleasure reviewing such a nice working curl definer.

wearing to bed LOL I don't know why but she really loves wearing formal dresses as play dresses and pajamas :)

Diva R's Mommy-Kim


HappyandNatural said...

Hey Kim; I received the same sample pack at the Hair Meet Up and waited a long time to use it; it was GREAT! I love it on my kinky coily hair as well-it is a great definer for me. I ordered from the internet (it took awhile to get as they were in the process of changing their look) but it was worth it. I just wish they sold it someplace locally :)

LYGBC said...

@HappyandNatural- I gree with you, i prefer to shop local as well and its a bummer that JessiCurl isnt local :(

Brooke Uhm said...

I think her hair looks fabulous...really nice!

LYGBC said...

Thank you Brooke <3