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?