As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, many curlfriends have decided to cancel eco styler. yes yes, I know this is tragic. I personally haven’t cut it out since I haven’t had any negative effects, but I have been using it less. If you’re one of those who have walked away or just want to know your options check out the list below.
I’ve used all of these products repeatedly over the years and have found them to be just as comparable to eco styler as far as providing the definition and minimal shrinkage.
- Camille Rose Naturals – Curl Maker : I couldn’t start the list off without this Holy Grail. This is generally my immediate go-to for wash + go if I want the most definition without my hair being flat. My hair lasts 5 days with this jelly and stays moisturized and soft to the touch all while providing it nutrients. Be careful not to use too much or your hair will be sticky!!
2. As I Am Naturally – Curling Jelly : This is a very, very close second and is actually a bit lighter on the budget. The consistency is about the same and provides great slip and shine.
3. Design Essentials – Defining Creme Gel : I love how moisturized and soft my hair feels when I use this. My hair loooves this creme and so does my wallet! You get a lot of product for the price.
4. Taliah Waajid – Curly Curl Cream : I stumbled across this product years ago and forgot how much I loved it until I picked it up again a few months ago. It’s a thicker cream, borderline butter, and melts into your hair. I love using this in the cooler months for my wash + go’s or super defined braid outs.
I plan to try a few others in the near future. If you’re on a budget, you can also try making your own flaxseed gel! Super affordable and makes a ton! I’d love to know what you think about the eco debate. Have you cancelled Eco Styler? Did you find another holy grail? Let me know in the comments below.