By Geniece of Beau­ti­ful­ly Made

CurlK­it offers cus­tomers the oppor­tu­ni­ty to receive a bundle of hair prod­ucts each mon­th upon pur­chas­ing a sub­scrip­tion to their ser­vices.  You don’t pre-select the items, how­ev­er, so each mon­th you’re in for a sur­prise. The CurlK­it you receive is com­prised of a range of hair prod­ucts that cater to wom­en with nat­u­ral­ly curly or coily hair tex­tures.

When I received my CurlK­it I took note of the fact that the items were placed in a study box.  This is impor­tant because it means that your prod­ucts should be able to with­stand the reg­u­lar rough and tum­ble of ship­ping and han­dling. I also appre­ci­at­ed the fact that that the com­pa­ny taped the lids of items that might spill in order to pre­vent any unpleas­ant acci­dents. Now, let’s get to the good­ies.

My Curlk­it con­sist­ed of two full sized items, four sam­ple sized items, 4 sam­ple packs, a wide tooth comb and the CurlK­it pub­li­ca­tion, Curl Life. The items in the CurlK­it I received were as fol­lows:

Quinoa Con­di­tion­er by UR Curly (10 oz.)
Smooth­ing Gel  by As I Am (8 oz.)
Juices and Berries by Oyin Hand­made (2 oz. )
Hon­ey and Sage Deep Con­di­tion­er by Alikay Nat­u­rals (2 oz.)
Olive Oil Gel by Ampro (2 oz.)
Pump­kin Pomade by Amaz­ing Botan­i­cals
Two packs of 4 Nat­u­rals Afro Stretch Curl Cream  (.5 oz each)
Two packs of Oil Mois­tur­iz­ing Lotions by Lus­trasilk (.5 oz. each)


The Items in My CurlK­it

Quality of Products

Because the prod­ucts change each mon­th a review of each pro­duct may not help you decide if this is the option for you. I can, how­ev­er, high­light a few things about the prod­ucts that you can take under con­sid­er­a­tion. First, I received two full sized items, both of which cater to nat­u­ral­ly curly hair. I’m not super picky about ingre­di­ents, but it seemed that for the most part the prod­ucts con­sist­ed of nat­u­ral ingre­di­ents, even if they were not entire­ly nat­u­ral. Sec­ond, sev­er­al of the items were pro­duced by small busi­ness­es.  I also liked that sev­er­al of the own­ers of the com­pa­nies were black wom­en who actu­al­ly use their own prod­ucts.

Bang for Your Buck?

Although I can’t give you a def­i­nite total esti­mate of the prod­ucts I received, I can provide you with some insight into whether the $20 a mon­th sub­scrip­tion makes finan­cial sense. I looked up the price for some of the prod­ucts and was able to deter­mine that from a finan­cial per­spec­tive the CurlK­it is more afford­able than pur­chas­ing each pro­duct indi­vid­u­al­ly. For exam­ple, the 10 oz. Quinoa con­di­tion­er by UR Curly costs approx­i­mate­ly $9, the As I Am Smooth­ing Gel (8oz.) is $8 and Oyin’s Juices and Berries (2 oz) is $3.50. The­se three prod­ucts total $20.50, not includ­ing the ship­ping and han­dling that you would have to pay if you were unable to acquire them in per­son. If you were to pur­chase just 3 of the­se items you would pay more than all of the items includ­ed in the CurlK­it. So, is a sub­scrip­tion worth it? I think if you are a min­i­mal­ist who finds the thought of using more than oil and water exces­sive, then this prob­a­bly isn’t for you. If, how­ev­er, you are still search­ing for your sta­ples or enjoy try­ing out new prod­ucts, this may be right up your alley.

Have any of you tried CurlK­it? What are your thoughts on the ser­vice?

Gen

Island girl raised in the most roy­al of NYC’s bor­oughs. Proud nerd, social sci­en­tist, edu­ca­tor and recov­er­ing awk­ward black girl. When not lis­ten­ing to NPR, try­ing to grow spir­i­tu­al­ly, or detan­gling my fro, I’m search­ing for the best shrimp and grits in the Queen City.

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francine4koko

I ordered my first Curlk­it back in July of this year. I must say Curlk­it has nev­er failed to sat­is­fy my Pro­duct Junky­ism! Each mon­th I am more sur­prised than the mon­th before. Also I have got­ten enough products(full-size) to have a set of sham­poo and conditioner,and leave-in. All I can say is Curlk­it ROCKS!!!!!

DiJah

Is this the Decem­ber curl kit?

Natalee

No, I think its a pre­vi­ous mon­th. This is a review of December’s CurlKit(Holiday Box) MelsharyA on Youtube:

Kayla

I real­ly liked the cost break­down at the end of this review. The cost of sub­scrip­tion ser­vices often comes up. I can see this is def­i­nite­ly a cheap­er way to try out more prod­ucts.

TINA SMITH

HATE DECEMBER’S BOX ITS CATERED TO CURLY LOOSE HAIR AND MINE IS KINKY. TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY. I’M SELLING MY BOX TO A FRIEND

Mariota Theodoris

Nev­er heard of this before, I will be sign­ing up ASAP! I fig­ured, this is an easy way to try many prod­ucts at min­i­mal cost…shoot!, my cheap­est sham­poo n con­di­tion­er com­bo is $20, not includ­ing gel, leave-in con­di­tion­er, extra nat­u­ral oils like, etc.
This is so worth it! thx for shar­ing! ;-)

Trini

This is a very thor­ough and help­ful review. May­be it’s out there in cyber­land, but I have not come across one that includes a pro­duct pricelist as this review did. Since I found my sta­ple prod­ucts I am not tempt­ed to sub­scribe; well I was and then the voice of rea­son stepped in.

lulu

I wish I could even think of giv­ing it a try but my hair is too dang picky for any of this hair pro­duct box­es. It does save me $$$ though

Shahidah

I’m going to try it…I have been try­ing to get a curl­box for MONTHS and every time they open it up I go to the site and can nev­er get through. Glad some­one else is doing it

JenniD

Clev­er idea for new­bies or for peo­ple who want to try some new prod­ucts.

Yayer

Since I’m non US, I can’t get this stuff but it sounds and looks great. Ah my dream Kinkbox would con­tain As I Am, Qhemet, Oyin, shes­cen­tit and oth­er brands we can­not get in the UK. Actu­al­ly I wish all com­pa­nies did sam­ple sizes of all their prod­ucts.…

BrinkyDinks

You can get Oyin at Nextrastore.com, Qhemet prod­ucts are sold at Adorn­men­t365 in Lon­don (you could call and see if they ship). As I Am is avail­able from gidore.com.

Yayer

Ah sor­ry I meant oth­er brands that I see US nat­u­rals talk about I.e Pura­Body Nat­u­rals, Silk Dreams, Kyra’s Ulti­mate Indul­gence. I own Oyin, As I Am and have stopped buy­ing Qhemet due to lim­it­ed avail­abil­i­ty. How­ev­er the import costs for UK sup­pli­ers means that most of the prod­ucts are ultra expen­sive and often sup­pli­ers here only do full sized prod­ucts rather than sam­ples. I hope we do get curl/kink box­es even­tu­al­ly.

For the Love of Curls

Nov was my first mon­th sub­scrib­ing and i was very hap­py with Curlk­it. Dec’s kit is so-so from first glance because most of the brands i’ve nev­er heard so i don’t have an ini­tial excite­ment. I look for­ward to try­ing the detan­gler though.

Karen

I have been a sub­scriber of Curlk­it since March and I have been hap­py with it. I am very ready to try the prod­ucts in my Decem­ber kit espe­cial­ly since I am a nat­u­ral with a very loose curl pat­tern.

Chanda

I have nev­er tried the Curlk­it, but after this review I am def­i­nite­ly going to sub­scribe to it and try it out. Your review was great and I agree with the fact that by the time you add up the prod­ucts you will prob­a­bly be well over the $20. Thanks

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Is this an ad or a review?

teamnaturalmke

I think it’s a review. My ques­tion is: curlk­it vs. curl­box, any­one know the dif­fer­ence or have a pref­er­ence?

shae

I go for the curlk­it, it’s always avail­able you dont have to fight to get one like with the curlbox(the signup line is crazy at times ). I also real­ly like Heather’s cus­tomer ser­vice and down to earth attitude.Everyone is treat­ed the same, whether pop­u­lar or not. 

Both are good, curlk­it is just eas­ier to get and keep! And from what I have seen, offers bet­ter bang for your Buck.

Kari O.

Thanks for the thor­ough review of Curlk­it. I am debat­ing on Curlk­it or Curl­box and lean­ing toward Curlk­it. I am white and have hair sort of like Anna­Lyn­ne McCord on a bad day (think that Twit­ter pho­to of her with­out make­up, only less ringlet-y). Do you think the prod­ucts would work well for my hair type?

Dananana

They might–from what I’m see­ing that actress has a fair­ly loose curl pat­tern, a 2A or 3A. A lot of the stuff might be too heavy for your hair type. If you do decide to try out nat­u­ral hair prod­ucts mar­ket­ed for eth­nic wom­en, aim for stuff with lighter oils, like grape­seed oil or extra vir­gin olive oil. Stuff with heav­ier ingre­di­ents, like shea but­ter or cas­tor oil, might make your hair flat and life­less :\

Kari O.

Thank you Dananana. I did order my 1st Curlk­it, so we will see! I have no clue on weight of oils and eth­nic hair prod­ucts, it’s is like a secret world to me! So this is going to be a learn­ing expe­ri­ence and I am super excit­ed!! I will watch for ingre­di­ents and may­be exper­i­ment with the heav­ier stuff on the week­ends. I have enough bad hair days as it is, let’s be hon­est.

marir gladney

Greetings!Would like to pur­chase the curlk­it box & need infor­ma­tion how.

vikky

Is this avail­able in UK?

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