I tired this gel for hold when slicking my hair for a bun (I'm 4 b-c) and it smells amazing. I got the hold that I wanted initially, but it did not last throughout the day for me. I see a lot of ladies trying this for a wash n go styler, so maybe I should use if for another purpose. Using it as a regular gel for hold was meh. I also wanted it to be of a thicker consistency; seems kinda watery for a "gel". But soultanicals is my ish! so no worries, I'll find something of use with this lol.
This curl blazing rendition of our hair glaze is especially for wash-n-go lovers. Botanical goodies stimulates the coil pattern while plant gum tames the frizzies! Achieve moisture, shine & hold in one!!!
DIRECTIONS: For best results apply Afro Gel-lato to soaking wet, freshly washed hair. For tightly coiled hair use a leave-in conditioner then apply Afro Gel-lato to soaking wet hair in small sections. Smooth each section with fingers from root to tip.
CURL ENHANCING INGREDIENTS:
Distilled water Infusion of Nettle, Marshmallow root & Horsetail, Aloe Juice, Pro Vitamin B5, Guar Gum, Rice Bran Oil, Fractionated Coconut Oil, Sea Kelp, Sodium Lactate, Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Citrus Essential Oil and Fragrance Blend, Potassium Sorbate and Citric Acid- all gelled up in love!
I have been natural for 2 years now & this is one of the three gels that I love & use. I can't stand hard crunchy hair and I don't get crunchy hair with this, I get great definition, hold, doesn't dry my hair out. I love this gel!!
I'm not a fan of hair gels because they usually leave flakes or dry out my hair and make the curl crunchy. So far Afro Gel-lato is my favorite! And while I'm not a fan of fragrances and prefer unscented products, I like this product. Just a little is enough to slick back the edges and fly-aways. And no glycerin!! Yay! The only thing I would change? Make it fragrance-free. Please!!!
I previously gave this product 3 stars because alone it did nothing for my hair. Now I've found a way that it works wonders! I co-wash my hair once a week (clarify with shampoo as needed) and will do a mid-week conditioning rinse just to reset my hair mid-week. Sometimes my primary styler acts a little funny causing my curls to look stringy and feel dry. On a whim I decided to apply this on top of my primary styler. My curls instantly clumped together and hair got the extra moisture boost it needed. Definitely worth having this product on hand on those days when my wash n' go just won't act right.
I bought this instead of Curl Blaze because my hair acts a bit funny with glycerin unless it's in rinse outs. I put this on soaking wet hair after my leave-in and saw no curl definition or hold. I had to use Uncle Funky's Daughter Curly Magic over it to achieve that. Don't think this one is a reorder for me.
At the time I purchased this product, I was still transitioning (but on the verge of bog chopping) and living in Jamaica, so I was looking for a gel that would provide, slip, hold and have no glycerin due to my wonderful year-round tropical climate. Excitedly I tried this product and ti was a womp-womp! I'm not sure if the Jamaican heat or I got an off batch but the consistency was very liquidy, not very tacky at all like you would expect a gel to be - so nothing like the description. When I applied it to my hair it didn't seem to do a thing but essentially wet my hair.So i wrote off the product for MONTHS. So this past weekend, i decided to do a wash an go for the upmteenth time on my fully 3cish/mainly 4a/4b natural tresses and i sat in front of my product stash not sure what products to use to attempt this feat. So I scanned through my stash and did various product mashups to test for white balls and decided to try out the Afro Gel-ato again. I essentially used it as a leave-in. As i said before it basically wet my hair...butttt it helped to set the base for my stylers (Camille Rose Naturals Curl Maker for clumping and Eco-Stlyer Argan Oil for added hold). Afro Gel-ato may be the key to my first successful wash and go. If i am unable to find a cheaper, more easily accessible alternative then I will be repurchasing and probably try the Curl Glaze as well.
My washed curls were booming! My blow-outs were textured and held in the heat of summer! This helps my 4c/4z bra-strap Fro achieve Mane Fabulousness! The smell I don't like. It's like soap. I wish it was coconut or vanilla. It still will be my staple
First of all I would like to say that I love the idea of a natural, black owned vegan hair company. However, I had a few issues with my order. For one, I did not like how long it took for this company to ship my order (almost 2 weeks). Also, when I finally received the gel and used it on my hair it left white flakes all over :-( Super disappointing.
I am in love with this gel, great slip, had great definition.
One of the best organic gels I have used. Will repurchase.
This stuff is amazing!!! The scent is so heavenly and it moisturizes, defines, and provides a soft hold like it promises! Please don't change the formula, BUT can we get a 16 oz?? Love your products!
I added this to my flat twists to give my twistout a little extra hold. It works well, no crunch, lots of shine, nice hold, no frizz in the humidity, and it smells awesome!
This was amazing! I applied the I can't Believe It's Knot Butta to wet hair then applied the Afro-Gelato sparingly. My hair was super soft and coily. I was able to get 4 day hair with spritzing with water everyday.
Like curl blaze but better. It's a little thicker and melts into hair and leaves it shiny and soft with a soft hold.
I just got this gel and could not wait to use it! I did a twist out using this gel. I must have gotten at least 10 compliments at church today! No crunch nice hold is had super defined curls as I raked it thru last night. I am so impressed with this line of products. Please don't change the formula.