Loving Carina Organics gel (and it's Canadian!)

beantreesbeantrees Posts: 116Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Connoisseur
Just wanted to say that I have been experimenting with Carina Organics Sweet Pea gel for the past week and a half, and so far am loving it!  It makes my curls clump really well, has good cast and good hold, and CG friendly from what I can tell.  It's made in North Vancouver and available on Well.ca.  I am always excited to find vegan cruelty free products that are available in Canada and am pretty delighted with this one.  There's also a scent-free version.

Here are the ingredients:
Filtered Aqua, Acacia senegal (gum) extract, Pinus banksiana (pine) extract, Matricaria chamomilla (chamomile) flower extract, Urtica dioca (nettle) leaf extract, Taraxacum officinale (dandelion) leaf extract, Trifolium pratense (clover) flower extract, Lathyrus odoratus (sweet pea) flower extract, Olea europaea (olive) fruit oil, Cucurbita pepo (pumpkin) seed oil. 

I've also tried their sweet pea deep conditioner and liked it too.

Has anybody else tried it or other products from this company?
2C/3A, med/coarse, thick density, high porosity - CG since 5/17/2018
Earlobe length on one side and pixie short in back and other side.  Growing out to chin/jaw length.
Cleanse: Inecto Coconut Conditioner, SM JBCO shampoo
RO Condition: SM Curl & Shine
DT: SM JBCO masque
LI: SM JBCO leave in, Giovanni Direct Leave-in
Stylers: AG Recoil or SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie or SM Curl & Style Milk, Carina Organics gel


Comments

  • Guide 65Guide 65 Posts: 1,984Registered Users, Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    I have some of that!  I've only used it once though.  I bought a bunch of stuff all at once, and I haven't really gotten back to it yet.  I've heard some good things about it though!
    Formerly known as Janiegirl
    2B/2C, fine hair, low density, mixed porosity, protein loving hair
    Current products:
    Changing up my shampoos because I can't find one I like
    Deva Curl One Condition (original formula)
    Innersense I Create Volume
    Deva Curl Ultra Defining Gel
  • GretchenGretchen Administrator Posts: 10,840Moderators Curl Virtuoso
    Never heard of it; thanks for introducing me to a new product! I'll have to add it to my wish list! 

    Gretchen
    NaturallyCurly.com co-founder
    3A

    You are beautiful!
  • Therese1Therese1 Posts: 2,563Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I'll have to give it a try. I had heard of it, but when I saw "sweet pea" I passed it by because pea is often used as a source for protein (and protein does nasty stuff to my hair). But I see that the pea is pea flower, which might be OK.
    Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonic; Oribe Cleansing Creme
    RO: IN Harmonic
    LI: CJ Beauticurls; Jessicurl (JC) Gelebration Spray
    DC: JC Deep Conditioning Treatment; Weleda Rosemary Conditioning Oil
    Stylers: JC Confident Coils; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray; John Masters Sea Mist; Bumble Bb. Gel; Kenra Firm-Hold Gel; Sevi Blue Yarrow Sea Salt Spray
    Low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair
  • beantreesbeantrees Posts: 116Registered Users, Curl Ambassador Curl Connoisseur
    Yes @Therese1, sweet pea is a type of flower, and they have unscented as well with no sweet pea.  But they are not the same as regular peas ie. pea protein.

    2C/3A, med/coarse, thick density, high porosity - CG since 5/17/2018
    Earlobe length on one side and pixie short in back and other side.  Growing out to chin/jaw length.
    Cleanse: Inecto Coconut Conditioner, SM JBCO shampoo
    RO Condition: SM Curl & Shine
    DT: SM JBCO masque
    LI: SM JBCO leave in, Giovanni Direct Leave-in
    Stylers: AG Recoil or SM Curl Enhancing Smoothie or SM Curl & Style Milk, Carina Organics gel


  • OnduleeOndulee Posts: 1,305Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Thanks for bringing this to my attention! I'm looking for good moisture products now that my hair has dried out drastically in the last few years.  IvI' never used moisture products before and didn't know where to start for my fin
    shoulder length bob; fine; 3A-3B; thin density; normal porosity; normal elasticity- my hair loves keratin, ACV, silk protein ,Curlkeeper and AG:Recoil ; needs moisturizing products and hates oils except mineral oil; CG- Jan/'09-mod CG Sept/'09;CG again Jan/'10/mod CG from Mar'10


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