Eco Style Black Castor & Flaxseed Oil Professional Styling Gel Review

6.5Overall Score
Overview

I feel cheated.

  • Product
    6
  • Price
    7

Although my latest reviews reflect an obsession, I am simply intrigued, as the hype that surrounds Ecoco’s extensive range of gels is immense as well as contagious. Eco Style Black Castor & Flaxseed Oil Professional Styling Gel appears to be everyone’s favourite, a must have. It is a new formula, hard to find in the UK. I searched everywhere for it, online and throughout London. Just as I was about to give up, I decided to search Amazon again, adopting a meticulous approach. To my delight, one 473ml jar remained. It was £5.46, not as cheap as the other formulas but in comparison to competitor brands, it is a fair price. With my desire to try Eco Style Black Castor & Flaxseed Oil Professional Styling Gel fulfilled, I feel a little cheated; “everyone’s favourite, must have” is rather lacklustre and most definitely overrated!

Its consistency and appearance left me feeling a little alarmed. Eco Style Black Castor & Flaxseed Oil Professional Styling Gel is cloudy as well as smooth. Most gels tend to have some sort of tack but this gel is quite velvety. It is also laden with a sparkling substance, which turned out to be nothing but an illusion as it was nowhere to be seen once applied. In regards to the consistency, this gel is heavy. The unusual density became apparent as soon as I tried to style my hair. Eco Style Black Castor & Flaxseed Oil Professional Styling Gel left my hair feeling dirty despite using as little product as possible. The ultimate test, my Wash & Go looked defined but a little frizzy. I found my curls clumped effortlessly but my hair was left coated in sticky flakes. Surprisingly, my main issue is the hold. It is marketed as a 10 but I believe it is a weak 6. Taking personal preferences in to consideration, a weak hold can be a pro as well as a con.

Eco Style Black Castor & Flaxseed Oil Professional Styling Gel smells divine! Sadly, the scent is not at the heart of this review. If you are looking for a styling gel, look elsewhere as Eco Style Black Castor & Flaxseed Oil Professional Styling Gel lacks hold. In regards to defining your curls, this gel does a great job, especially if you desire clumped curls and slip. I personally feel I have used much better. In fact, Eco Styler Olive Oil Professional Styling Gel is a better option. I’m a little disappointed; my experience did not reflect the raving reviews from most of the natural hair community. I have fine 4A curls so I need little product and a lot of hold as well as slip. Overall, Eco Style Black Castor & Flaxseed Oil Professional Styling Gel is an adequate gel, just a little overrated.

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