For three years I have been natural and happy. My weekly wash and style regimen was executed with pride and precision, and I shed the insecurities that came from when my hair was relaxed. However, during the past six months, life has intervened and my hair routine has become the last thing that I care about. My staple has become a fashionable hat-I know, feel free to judge me. Going to the store has become a struggle. As I pass by the hair relaxers, I remember how it felt to have your hair “done”. “Done” meaning not having to get another relaxer for another six weeks and an “easier” hair regimen. But I also remember scalp burns, split ends, and that horrid period right before you need to get a relaxer where your ponytail gradually gets shorter. I recently made myself a promise, before I make any drastic decisions regarding my hair, I will try to develop a new routine. I am past the stage of spending my hard-earned money testing multiple expensive products that may not work. However, I found a service that allows me to pay a base amount($20.00) to receive a mixture of full-size and sample products geared towards women with naturally curly hair- Curlkit.
Curlkit subscribers receive 6-9 full and sample-size products geared toward women with naturally curly hair. The following will include a summary of my ordering process, delivery, package contents and my overall thoughts.
Last year, was when I first learned of subscription box services through Curlbox, another service for women with naturally curly hair. I was turned off by the ordering process, for Curlbox you are placed on a waiting list until spots open (typically on Saturdays). I work most weekends and was not able to subscribe. With CurlKit I was not placed on a waiting list.
The ordering process was fairly simple and they offered monthly subscription services as well as gifts of subscriptions. I purchased a 3 month gift subscription for myself (I don’t like being tied down). My only issue with the ordering process was the fact that they currently do not allow payments through PayPal, my preferred service.
According to Curlkit’s website, orders are sent between the 4th and 10th of each month and clients will be notified by email once they have shipped. I did not receive an email or tracking number, which caused me some concern. My package arrived on the 10th, and several hours later I received my email with my tracking number and shipping information. I’m not sure if this happened since I am a new member, but if you are someone that likes or needs to know when your packages are arriving this may be an issue.
My products came in pretty packaging, I felt like I was unwrapping a gift.
(Left to Right) Ors Hair Mayonaise; Cream of Nature Argon Oil Moisturizing Milk Masque; Naturals by Hask Weightless Repairing Dry Oil*, Shine ‘n Jam Silk Edges
(Left to Right): Kandy Kurls Lemoncello Daily Refresher; Hair Rules Hydrating Finishing Cream*; Ors Uplifting Shampoo; CurlMax Twisty Curly Spray
The above video describes my overall reaction to my first CurlKit box. I am excited to try my new products, but I am overwhelmed by the volume of them. The fact that I will have 6-9 more new things to try next month is a bit much for me to handle. I am satisfied with my decision to only purchase three months.
Follow this link to receive 10% off of your order or you can also like them on Facebook to receive a discount.
* According to the product booklet, this month’s box contained bonus items I received two; Hair Rules Hydrating Finishing Cream and Naturals by Hask Weightless Repairing Dry Oil.
** I was not paid by Curlkit and purchased it on my own.