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Fairy Tales Curly Q Natural Curl Maker Gel

xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
I was in a local mall yesterday and they have a new hair product store. Funny part - I saw it from the hallway and I tell SO - that store is HUGE. I get all excited but he wants a beer and a snack so we have to go into the 99 Rest. first!! We finally get in there and he laughs and says I was fooled by the mirrors - it was not as large as it seemed - they had mirrors on the walls! Oh well. They had a very good selection of products - they carried Deva for one thing. I cannot recall the name of the store - but long story short they also carried Fairy Tales hair products. It is marketed for kids but I picked up the Natural Curl Maker gel which says it is for 'kids of all ages'. I really like it. I used it this morning over KBB milk with very good results. It has a decent hold - I probably used a nickel sized amount for my whole head...I could have used a bit more on the back of my head - that is always the spot I miss because I apply most of my product upside down. I diffused after scrunching with my curlease towel and even now, late afternoon, I have defined, frizz free curls. There was some crunch but to be honest I scrunched out before I was totally dry because I was headed out. It was reasonable - $9.50 I think for 8 oz. I was a bit concerned about the oils in this product but I did not notice any issues with them - no weighed down curls or stringy curls. Also, this smells like [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Curl-Junkie-Hibiscus--Banana-Deep-Fix-Moisturizing-Conditioner-p-478.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=curl-junkie-hibiscus-banana-deep-fix-moisturizing-conditioner]curl junkie hibiscus & banana deep fix moisturizing conditioner[/buylink] - not sure why but it does.

I know curlmart carries these products - here are the ingredients from curlmart:

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Steareth-10 Allyl Ether/Acrylates Copolymer, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Prunus Serotina (Wild Cherry) Bark Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Potassium Sorbate, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Tetrasodium EDTA, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance (Parfum), Sodium Hydroxide, Diaxolidinyl Urea
Central Massachusetts

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  • curlygirlymecurlygirlyme Posts: 1,340Registered Users
    I've been waiting to try this gel for myself and my daughter but I've never read anything about it. Thanks for posting.
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    I used this yesterday with no leave in with pretty good results too. It has a decent hold which surprised me so there is a bit of a crunch to crunch out which I need. But once my hair is dry and crunched out I have nice soft curls. For the price - it was a decent find.
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • SnarlsSnarls Posts: 2,537Registered Users
    I think I posted a review of this gel back in the day, but especially in the hair forums, anything older than a few months gets lost (or purged regularly).

    I used to use this gel a lot in the winter. I really like it. The only negative for me has been that the gel is pretty thick and that makes it harder to apply (and even get out of the bottle).
    formerly Castella
    (my dogs aren't snarly, my hair is)
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    Castella wrote: »
    I think I posted a review of this gel back in the day, but especially in the hair forums, anything older than a few months gets lost (or purged regularly).

    I used to use this gel a lot in the winter. I really like it. The only negative for me has been that the gel is pretty thick and that makes it harder to apply (and even get out of the bottle).

    I agree that it's thick but so far I have been OK with distribution but that could be because my hair is soooo wet when I put it in. For me it's similar in thickness to JASON all natural styling gel and maybe even BRHG.
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    Ok...I have been using this gel for about a week and I have to say I really like it. Also, if anyone is looking for clumping - this gel is it.
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • curlygirlymecurlygirlyme Posts: 1,340Registered Users
    Clumping you say.... :hiding:
    I love that word.
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    I have used a couple of other gels the past week or so with decent results but used this gel again today. I really really like this gel. I have almost used 1/2 bottle which for me is amazing because I rotate so much so you know I keep going back to this one. I realized it talks about it's clumping ability in the description - I had not noticed that before. As noted above - it is thick but I emulsify it in my hands and then rake/scrunch in and I have had no issues getting it distributed.

    Just thought I would update.
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • cfrycfry Posts: 73Registered Users
    I was going to ask you if you were still liking this, because I'll be close to a salon that sells it tomorrow. I'm definitely buying it now! Thanks for posting your update.
    Currently using:
    shampoo bars, GVP K-Pak, Abba Pure Gentle Leave-in, Mop curl cream, Babaii Mousse and BRHG
  • InissantAngelInissantAngel Posts: 173Registered Users
    I use it on my daughter and it works well. I do find it has a strong herb scent to it.

    At night after bath she gets a leave in (also from Fairy Tales) and a drop a [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]kccc[/buylink], and for the inevitable bed head both in the morning and after a mid day nap I use a little bit of the Little Sprouts Curl Calmer and the Fairy Tales gel. I kind of just rake that in her hair and the knots just dissapear ( not always wetting it down, I dont' need to with the curl calmer) and then scrunch in some of the fairy tales gel. Prefect hair. It does help with clumping even on *gasp* her dry hair. It also has the lightest hold I've ever seen, darn near no hold at all. Perfect for my 2 1/2 year old.

    She asks every morning and every day after nap for Mommy to make her curlies beautiful.
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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    Funny - I think it has decent hold. I would consider it medium on my hair-I would compare it to Mop Top Frizz free gel or maybe even [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/DevaCurl-Angell-p-57.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=devacurl-devacurl-angell]Deva Angell[/buylink]. To me it smells like cherry or something similar.
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • InissantAngelInissantAngel Posts: 173Registered Users
    xcptnl wrote: »
    Funny - I think it has decent hold. I would consider it medium on my hair-I would compare it to Mop Top Frizz free gel or maybe even [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/DevaCurl-Angell-p-57.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=devacurl-devacurl-angell]Deva Angell[/buylink]. To me it smells like cherry or something similar.

    LOL, I think the difference in hold we find may just be location. I'm down here is humid FL. When I took the baby to visit my parents in Ma, the gel did have a tiny bit more hold to it instead of the barely there hold we find in most products down here.

    Cherry? Really? Hrmm maybe my allergies are giving me more of an issue than I thought.:disgust: All I get is a strong rosemary type smell from it.
    Anyone who lives within their means, suffers from a lack of imagination. ~Oscar Wilde

    There are only two ways to do things: right or over.
  • cfrycfry Posts: 73Registered Users
    Went to the salon today and found that they don't carry this particular product- ugh! The owner did say she would order it for me, but it would be 3-4 weeks. So, because I hate to pay shipping costs, I'm waiting. The herbal scent you noticed is probably rosemary. Apparently their whole line is designed to repel head lice.
    Currently using:
    shampoo bars, GVP K-Pak, Abba Pure Gentle Leave-in, Mop curl cream, Babaii Mousse and BRHG
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    cfry wrote: »
    Went to the salon today and found that they don't carry this particular product- ugh! The owner did say she would order it for me, but it would be 3-4 weeks. So, because I hate to pay shipping costs, I'm waiting. The herbal scent you noticed is probably rosemary. Apparently their whole line is designed to repel head lice.


    This is separate from that part of the line. I put the ingredients in my first post and I think its the wild cherry I smell. This one does not have any rosemary in it.
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • curlygirlymecurlygirlyme Posts: 1,340Registered Users
    cfry-

    I was wondering... in your siggy it says you use alba strong hold gel. What do you think of it?
  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    I have my eye on this. Intrigued by the shea butter. It's only $9.00 in Curlmart. A local drugstore has it but only the lice line.
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  • cfrycfry Posts: 73Registered Users
    curlygirlyme, had a busy weekend, but would like to answer your question. I really like the Alba strong hold gel, but of course, feel there may be something better out there. It's a very, very thick gel, and the hold is nice, but not too crunchy. The main reason I like it is because almost everything I use causes breakouts in my hairline, but this one does not. I'm getting my hair cut tomorrow (1st time in almost a year) and will see if that makes a difference with how happy I am with this gel.
    Currently using:
    shampoo bars, GVP K-Pak, Abba Pure Gentle Leave-in, Mop curl cream, Babaii Mousse and BRHG
  • CurlyLinZeeCurlyLinZee Posts: 462Registered Users
    Has anyone else tried this gel? xcptnl: you still getting good results?

    I'm intrigued by this product so I searched for a thread. I'm in a very dry climate though--so not sure about the humectants.

    And are acrylates water-soluble??
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  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    I am still liking this gel. I have used up 2/3 of the bottle which in the time frame is totally astonishing for me because I have so many prodcuts/gels to rotate through. I have had some gels for over a year!

    I will definitely repurchase.
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • curlygirlymecurlygirlyme Posts: 1,340Registered Users
    I just ordered a bottle of this stuff. I can't wait to try it.
  • cfrycfry Posts: 73Registered Users
    I've been using this for about 3 weeks now, and I'm very happy with it. It gives me nice definition and alot of shine. I still use a little BRHG over it for the back of my head, as I need extra hold due to the length of my hair.
    Currently using:
    shampoo bars, GVP K-Pak, Abba Pure Gentle Leave-in, Mop curl cream, Babaii Mousse and BRHG
  • curlygirlymecurlygirlyme Posts: 1,340Registered Users
    I'm kicking myself for not trying this sooner (I've had my eye on it for months but thought for the price it couldn't be that great). It gives me nice formed curls and clumps. It has medium hold and I added about 3 nickel sized blobs of [buylink=http://www.curlmart.com/Kinky-Curly-Curling-Custard-p-778.html?utm_source=naturallycurly.com&utm_medium=text-link&utm_content=curltalk-post-text&utm_campaign=kinkycurly-curling-custard]KCCC[/buylink] for extra hold and lovely! I hope this is a keeper!:toothy6:
  • helloitsiohelloitsio Posts: 1,369Registered Users
    Darn it. I need to get my hands on some of this. Of course all the retailers in my area don't carry anything other than the FairyTales lice products. :sad7:
  • xcptnlxcptnl Posts: 15,678Registered Users
    I am hoping to be near the mall that had this soon as I am almost out and I really really still like this gel. I mix it with just a bit of BHRG to boost the hold - I need such a strong gel so my curls dry as curls.
    Central Massachusetts

    One good reason to only maintain a small circle of friends is that three out of four murders are committed by people who know the victim. ~George Carlin~

    In regards to Vagazzling: They just want to get into the goods without worrying about getting scratched up by fake crystals. ~spring1onu~
  • helloitsiohelloitsio Posts: 1,369Registered Users
    As luck would have it, a salon near my work carries the line and had the gel in stock! :thumbright:
  • EllyEllyOxenFreeEllyEllyOxenFree Posts: 6,446Registered Users
    Bump! I just picked up this gel today. Anyone still loving it?
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  • abstractcurlsabstractcurls Posts: 380Registered Users
    I have used this since my post in 2009. I have rotated but I always come back to it. I still love it and you can now get it at sleekhair.com for a cheaper price and fast shipping.
  • InissantAngelInissantAngel Posts: 173Registered Users
    We're still using it as well as the leave-in. Love the products. You can now buy Fairy Tales products at Ulta, so if you have one close you can save yourself the shipping.:mrgreen:
    Anyone who lives within their means, suffers from a lack of imagination. ~Oscar Wilde

    There are only two ways to do things: right or over.
  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    Bumping this old thread wondering who is still using this. I was reading a couple of reviews about this and I'm surprised as well that this gel isn't talked about more. I was at a friend's house and used this on freshly conditioned hair followed up with some BRHG and then used it at home the same way. So far I've used this twice with different rinse outs but still got very good hold and curl enhancement from it. If you don't need a lot of hold you can probably use a LI under it to soften it but I need the crunch to make sure my waves dry in place. I didn't have any trouble with SOTC & it seems to work better with diffusing. As I was air drying I didn't think it would amount to much but once I diffused it started to define very nicely. I got mine at ULTA but curlmart has it as well. If you're looking for a curl enhancing product with great hold this stuff is GREAT :thumbup:
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  • abstractcurlsabstractcurls Posts: 380Registered Users
    Still use it every time I do my hair and still love it :thumbright: Only wish is that I could buy it in a 16 oz bottle :sad5:
  • DEL2CDEL2C Posts: 6,418Registered Users
    Still use it every time I do my hair and still love it :thumbright: Only wish is that I could buy it in a 16 oz bottle :sad5:
    I have a TON of thick hair and use about a dime size. I emulsify it really well before scrunching it all in. I think one bottle will last me a very long time! Do you find a co-wash is sufficient to wash this out or do you use a Low Poo/Poo??
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    2C Fia BSL/Thick/Med-Coarse/Low(crown)-Normal Porosity Protein and Oil Sensitive

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    I'm aCurlJunkieJunky :love4:

    My hair LOVES Coconut DESPISES Soap Bars :tongue6:


    CJRehab or H&B Fix, Deva NO POO, EO Rose & Cham POO & Condish, CJ CurlFix, CJ Pattern Pusha, CJ CIAB, SS FHG, KCCC, BRHG, AG Mousse Gel, ACV Rinses,Shikakai Conditioning Hair Rinse.
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