As per your request, the wash n go series is here! I decided to begin with a new favorite of mine, the Moptop Curly Hair Custard Citrus Kumquat that I purchased from Target. I have used it a couple of times, and I love it when I use the right leave-in. I purchased from Target for $15 in an 8 ounce jar. You can see the gel in action in the accompanying video..
Ingredients:ALOE BARADENSIS LEAF EXTRACT, GLYCERIN, CARBOXYMETHYLCELLULOSE, PECTIN, HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM HONEY, SILK AMINO ACIDS, HYPNEA MUSCIFORMIS EXTRACT, GELIDIELA ACEROSE EXTRACT, SARGASSUM FILIPENDULA EXTRACT, ROSMARINUS OFFICIALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT, SALIX ALBA (WILLIOW) BARK EXTRACT, URTICA (NETTLE) EXTRACT, SORBITOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, PHENOXYETHANOL, FRAGRANCE (PHTHALATE FREE)
Claims: Got a sweet spot for moisturized, defined, soft hair? MopTop Curly Custard is a confection your curls and kinky-coilys will savor! A little goes a long way for maximum hold, moisture and shine without heaviness or crunch. Its light, fresh scent of Citrus Kumquat will awaken your untamed spirit and revive your senses!
Defined hair? Yes
Soft hair? Yes, but with a gel cast
Moisture? The gel doesn’t dry the hair out or create a barrier, so you are able to heap moisture on top each day
Light Scent? Yes, I find the smell quite pleasant
With my hair type, I find that I have to apply the product generously to get a defined look with hold and less frizz. I also had to find a gel that would work with the product without causing flakes. The first time I tried the product, I used Oyin Honey Hemp as my leave-in conditioner, and was left with a visible white cast. Since then, I have used Kinky Curly Knot Today as my leave-in and have had no issues. I am sure that if I used the MopTop leave-in everything would work fine, and I will at some point.
All in all, I’m happy to add this gel to my stash. I get less shrinkage, several days of hold and definition, and no dryness. I plan to purchase this gel in the 16 oz size and keep it stocked in my product collection.