Product Review: Zenzele Aloe Vera Hair Gel

Zenzele

Aloe Vera Hair Gel

$12 for 8 oz

Available online and Sage Naturalceuticals

ing: Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe) Juice, Hamamelis virginiana (Witch Hazel), Phenoxyethanol, d-Calcium Pantothenate (Vitamin B5), Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Alcohol denatured, Carbomer, TEA, Tetrasodium EDTA, Citric Acid

Ok this review was hard.  I hate writing bad reviews.  I try to always find something positive to say but I just can’t.  My hair loves just plain aloe gel so this should have been a slam dunk only it wasn’t. *womp womp*  I received the Zenzele Twist Moisturizing Combo which includes this Aloe Vera Hair Gel, Shea Shea Hair Souffle and Leave-In Conditioning Milk from my friend Tanya who had mixed feelings about the products and wanted to know what I thought.

Check out my 1st impression, what I call the “Cube Fro Incident” 

After that styling fail I put the product on the shelf for a few weeks to do some more research and see how others are using it.  There are not many reviews out there and I am afraid I know why.  I decided to put my big-girl pants on and give the gel a second try using my product knowledge to find the most successful application.

Check out my 2nd impression, what I call “It’s not that bad” 

Only its not that good either.  I liken this product to a watery aloe vera gel similar to when you first mix up gelatin before it sets.  The gel has no hold for me and resulted in extremely shrunken and tangled hair.  The only good thing was that it was incredibly water soluble so I was able just to rinse out my hair without having to shampoo.  Because of this there is no way to get second day hair from an application.  My hair felt coated and crispy and was not moisturized at all.  No me gusta.

The leave-in conditioner worked fine but there are better conditioners out there for the $12 price tag.  Same goes for the souffle. It does smell really good and I like the creaminess of it but it does not perform as well as other thick creams, especially considering its $20.  As for the gel IMO you can get better results using just straight aloe vera gel on wet hair and sealing it in with coconut oil or your favorite sealer.

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