Firstly I would like to say a huge thank you to Olivia from Curls Allowed for sending us this box to review.
Curls Allowed is a monthly subscription for us harder to cater for curly haired girls. They send you 4 carefully selected travel / deluxe sample sized items each month and the occasional full size as a treat.
I was so excited when this landed, if you have long thick curly hair like mine you will know how high maintenance it can be to care for, and finding the right products to aid our hairs natural beauty is a minefield. So is this box the answer to my life long quest for the perfect hair products?
It came packaged in a gold and white dotty Jiffy bag, I love it when companies care about the packaging it shows that, well they care! Opening that I found a sleek white box with a rose gold curls allowed logo on it. Unboxing I was met with a lovely hand written card detailing a bit about what the box was geared towards, and thanking us for reviewing, yet again it’s the little personal touches like this that show me a company cares!
This months box is all about the curly girl method, I am fairly new to this way of looking after my locks but I’ve heard it mentioned a lot recently and have been curious as to what it is, so I was even more excited to try it.
Hopefully in the baby pink tissue paper sealed with the Curls Allowed logo sticker are new miracle products to aid me on my quest to discovering why the curly girl method is so good!
If you missed me unboxing it live you can catch it here:
I found a lot of the things with the curly girl method like avoiding heat styling I already did naturally, but you also don’t shampoo or brush as it damages your curls. I’m not too sure how I feel about that but I’m willing to try anything at this point in my life to tame my mane.
So the product included to help me this month are:
KeraCare leave in Conditioner 60ml
I have long, long hair! And was sceptical about how long 60ml would last but surprisingly I can get at least 3 uses out of this. That gives me enough to see any benefits whilst following the CGM, and decide whether I want to repurchase the full size.
This is the first step after rinsing! The product smells really nice, and gave my hair bounce and shine. I don’t know what it is about the formula but it instantly defined my Curls when I applied it.
KaraCare Defining Custard 58ml
No I haven’t written that wrong and yep you read that right, Custard for your hair? I can honestly say I’ve never come across hair Custard, but in the pursuit for luscious locks I tried with an open mind. A little goes a long way with this product and it smells delicious. This was the second step for me and definitely helped to define my curls.
Trepadora Curl Therapy Açai Berry Fix Curl Defining Gel 100ml
I love using gel products on my hair! Ever since I was a teen it’s been my go to product as mousse on its own just doesn’t seem to hold and within 10 minutes I have frizz! But I do find a lot of gels to heavy for my long hair. I found this one very light weight but with good hold with flexibility and minimum frizz once my hair air dried.
Flora & Curl Hydrate Me Jasmine Oasis Hair Mist 50ml
Subscribers were given a choice of the flora & curl Mist or Giovanni Direct Leave-in-Conditioner this month and I’m glad I got this!
This lives up to its name and smells like a floral oasis, it’s a great way to breathe some life back and moisture into your hair throughout the day. I think it’s a good size and will last me a while! Hair needs hydration as much as the rest of our body does and this is the perfect solution to pop in my handbag and use on the go as well as being a quick fix on rushed mornings.
Trepadora Curl Therapy Leave in Curl Primer 20ml
This was an extra sample sachet included this month, I’m glad it was! This is on my must repurchase list. Another product where a little goes a long way and I felt it worked well with the gel fighting frizz and keeping definition in my hair. A hair primer is a brilliant thing I mean we prime our face to help protect our skin and give our make up the perfect base; it just makes sense to do the same for your hair.
I think Olivia has filled a huge gap in the subscription box market with Curls Allowed! The concept of being able to try new things specially developed for curly hair every month is brilliant and much needed in my opinion. Shopping for hair care is a nightmare and you can drop a pretty penny or two on products that end up in the bin because they just don’t work for you. The sizes in the box gives you enough to find out if you like a product without the huge outlay and it becoming wasted if you discover that one is not for you.
The basics like the leave in conditioner are reasonably priced if you want to purchase the full size and the exclusive discount codes on the full sized products included is a brilliant touch. I have tried the CGM and I don’t think I can go forever without brushing my hair but I’m glad I’ve tried it, I can definitely see the benefits and the appeal. The great thing about the products included this month is they are perfect for curly hair if you don’t follow the CGM and safe if you do.
Instead of fighting my hair this box has helped embrace and enhance my hairs natural beauty. My hair is more defined easier to manage, less frizzy and I’ve been asked several times if I’ve been to a saloon since using the products.
I have found some new cult products in this box, a lot are vegan friendly as well! Whether you have waves, curls kinks or coils this box is a must and it comes highly recommend from me. I mean just look at these amazing locks compared to my hair on my live, definitely a few miracle products in here!
So let’s scrunch the numbers (pun intended)
I had 4 good sized travel times and a good sized sample sachet:
- KeraCare leave in conditioner 60ml RRP £2.50
- KeraCare Defining Custard 58ml RRP £2.50
- Trepadora Curl Therapy Açai Berry Fix Curl Defining Gel 100ml RRP £10.50
- Flora & Curl Hydrate Me Jasmine Oasis Hair Mist 50ml RRP £8.50
- Trepadora Curl Therapy Leave in Curl Primer 20ml 200ml is £19 so this is worth around £2
Total RRP £26
The box is £15 plus £3.95 P&P so £18.95
Giving you a saving off £7.05 under the monthly rolling option or £8.05 under the prepay options.
There are a few subscription options:
- A one off box £15 plus £3.95 P&P
- Monthly rolling £15 & £3.95 P&P billed on the 1st of the month.
- Pre pay quarterly £42 plus P&P make each box £14 plus postage.
- Pre pay 6 month plan £84 plus P&P also making each box £14 plus postage
They ship out between the 15th – 20th via Royal Mail. If you subscribe after the shipping date and they have the stock available they will ship it out to you in 3-5 working days. There’s no contract or hidden fees and you are free to cancel anytime.
You can also gift the:
- One off box
- Prepaid quarterly
- And the prepaid 6th monthly plans
The website design is gorgeous, well laid out, easy to use and full of inspiration. You can check out the website and order yours here: