Over the past few weeks I have been trying out CurlyEllie products on my daughter Evie’s hair. I had actually never heard of the brand until a lovely follower of mine over on Instagram recommended them to me. The lady who owns the company then got in touch and offered to send me some products to try, which was very kind of her.
CurlyEllie was created by Zaina, who’s daughter Ellie’s curls were very difficult to manage. Zaina was fed up of her daughter wincing every time she brushed her hair, and this is where the motivation for CurlyEllie came from.
All CurlyEllie products are natural and kind to sensitive skin. These high quality products are designed specifically for curly, kinky and frizzy hair to moisturise, hydrate, detangle, define and shine your child’s curls. Products are gluten free, vegan, sls free, paraben free and free of all mineral oils.
So far CurlyEllie been awarded gold at the 2017 Made for Mums Award, gold for the best children toiletries collection at the Junior Design Awards 2017, as well as top 10 WholeFoods market hair care product for Summer 2017.
We were sent the whole range to try out, which includes the gentle shampoo, nourising conditioner, moisturising detangling spray, curl defining leave-in conditioner and intensive treatment hair mask…
Here’s a little bit of information about each product…
The gentle shampoo cleanses, detangles and adds shine to curly hair, giving a soft, smooth and clean feeling. It’s free from sulfates, parabens, silicones, synthetic fragrances and mineral oils.
Gentle shampoo (250ml) – £12.99
CurlyEllie’s nourishing conditioner penetrates the hair shaft for powerful protection and repair leaving curly hair looking smoother and silkier. It’s full of luxurious oils such as broccoli seed oil, gold of pleasure seed oil, abyssinian seed oil, coconut oil, oilseed turnip oil and sweet almond oil.
Nourishing conditioner (250ml) – £13.99
Curl defining leave-in conditioner
This leave-in conditioner is light, non-greasy and binds moisture, helps tame frizz and provides nourishment to curly hair. It can be as a daily moisturising styling cream to give hair a daily dose of moisture.
Curl defiing leave-in conditioner (250ml) – £13.99
Moisturising detangling spray
CurlyEllie’s moisturising detangling spray gently conditions hair, while detangling and moisturising to create soft, manageable curls. It conditions whilst providing shine and bounce – restoring much needed protein and nourishment to the hair.
Moisturising detangling spray (250ml) – £14.99
Intensive treatment hair mask
The CurlyEllie intensive treatment hair mask combines natural plant and seed oils to hydrate, nourish, moisturise and repair dry, damaged and coloured hair, minimising frizz and restoring shine, bounce and radiance.
Intensive treatment hair mask (250ml) – £22
We have very much enjoyed using the shampoo and conditioner together. A little goes a long way with these, so although these aren’t budget products they do last for a very long time. The combination of the two together has left Evie’s hair looking shiny, completely frizz free and feeling super soft.
My favourite product and one which I will most definitely be repurchasing is the intensive treatment hair mask, it really is amazing. After shampooing Evie’s hair I massage in a generous amount of this and leave it for 10 minutes before rinsing out. Her hair is left completely tangle free and looking incredibly shiny…
As CurlyEllie themselves say – “There’s no one-step solution for curly hair, each type is different, beautiful and requires unique attention.” Evie’s hair is very much like mine in that it appears to be thick but actually it is very fine and is weighed down by products very easily. So unfortunately the leave-in conditioner was a little too heavy for her hair. I imagine that this would be great for dry or thicker hair but just not fine hair like Evie’s.
Similarly the detangling spray was great at making sure Evie’s hair was smooth and tangle free but I did have to be careful to only use a small amount of product otherwise it just felt too much on her hair. This is absolutely not to say that these are bad products, it’s simply that Evie’s hair is very fine.
We have thoroughly enjoyed trying the CurlyEllie range and would definitely recommend these products. We will definitely be repurchasing the shampoo, conditioner and hair mask. If your child’s curls are unruly and need some love I would highly recommend trying out the whole range to see which products work for them and their curls.
For more information on CurlyEllie and to purchase products, visit their website here.
Thank you for reading.
*We were kindly gifted the above mentioned products, however as always all opinions are my own*