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Aunt Jackie Hair Product Review: Curl la la Curling Cream

Do you ever get frustrated by your own hair? Do you feel like your curly hair is always frizzy and dry?

If you’re looking for a solution and wonder if Aunt Jackie’s Curl la la curling cream is the solution to your problem, you might want to read my Aunt Jackie Hair Product review.

You’ll be happy to hear this curl custard will solve your problem if you use it in the right way.

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To my fellow natural sistas: as a curly girl I totally understand the struggle. I’ve been dealing with frizzy and dry curls myself, so trust me, I feel your pain. This is the main reason I decided to buy Aunt Jackie’s Curl la la curling cream.

I’ve actually splurged on quite a few new products, but this was my first time trying one of Aunt Jackie’s products. I was on the lookout for a budget-friendly hair care product that could do wonders for my natural hair. 

And voila, I stumbled upon this popular product and decided to give it a go. So, I added this product to my collection.

You can buy Aunt Jackie’s Curl La La online at:

Aunt Jackie Hair Product Review: Curl la la Curling Cream
Aunt Jackie’s Curl La La defining curl custard

Aunt Jackie Hair Product Review

The reason I bought Aunt Jackie’s Curl la la curling cream is because the packaging says the following:

  • made for every hair type: natural curls, coils and waves,
  • it prevents frizz
  • moisturizes lifeless and dry curly hair

This made me really curious since my hair ticked all of the above boxes.

I was eager to see if this curl cream would give my natural curls the ‘oomph’ I longed for:

  • more bounce,
  • shine
  • and curl definition.

I wondered if this was the paraben and sulfate free miracle product my dry curly hair was looking for.

But before I go into depth, I’ll first describe the pros and cons of using this popular curl cream from Aunt Jackie’s line.

Aunt Jackie Hair Product Review: Curl la la Curling Cream
Ingredient’s list Curl la la curling cream

6 Reasons to buy Aunt Jackie’s Curl la la curling cream

First I’ll start with 6 reasons why you’d want to buy Aunt Jackie’s Curl la la curling cream:

  1. It’s affordable.
  2. No shrinkage.
  3. It makes your hair shine.
  4. Gives great slip.
  5. Free from sulfates & parabens.
  6. Free from mineral oil and petroleum.
  7. Added shea butter and extra virgin olive oil (pretty high on the ingredients list).

2 Reasons why you shouldn’t buy this Curl cream

Ofcourse there also reasons why you shouldn’t buy this product:

  1. Aunt Jackie’s hair products are known for the strong fragrances. Don’t buy this if you don’t like sweet fragrances or if you’re allergic to perfume.
  2. I wouldn’t advise you to use this on a babies or toddler because of the added fragrance. It could irritate their scalp.

Lightweight & curl definition

Now you know what the pros and cons are, I’ll go into more detail about this curl cream.

When you’ll use Curl La La you’ll notice that the texture is light. It’s not a thick cream, it’s more like a cream they’ve added a little bit of water to.

This is no surprise since water (aqua) is the first ingredient on the ingredients list.

Curl La La review
Curl Custard texture

Because of this light texture I highly questioned if it could moisturize my hair.

At first I was rather skeptical, but the moment I applied the product to my hair I noticed my curl pattern slightly improved.

Also, it didn’t weigh down my hair, but I it did take half a day for my damp hair to get fully dry.

Of course you can shorten the drying time if you use a good hair dryer with a diffuser.

Soft & shiny hair

I also noticed how soft my natural curls immediately became after using the Curl la la curling cream. Even after using a blow dryer.

I expected my hair to be dry after using a blow dryer, but this did not happen. My hair was moisturized until the end of the evening.

When you look at the pictures below you may notice certain parts of my natural curls look frizzy. This is because I dyed my so hair feels overly dry and frizzy.

But the most important reason is I didn’t combine Aunt Jackie’s curling cream with a leave-in conditioner.

This is very important to remember, because the curl defining cream is a styling product.

So if you buy this product you’ll ABSOLUTELY have to use it in combination with a leave-in conditioner.

Right now my favorite leave-in conditioners are:

Curl custard review
Left: without Aunt Jackie’s Curl la la curling cream | Right: with Curl la la cream but without a leave-in conditioner. I used my hands to distribute the product in my hair. If you use a Denman brush you’ll get more defined curls.

How to use Aunt Jackie’s Curling cream?

So you apply Aunt Jackie’s Curl la la cream after using a leave-in conditioner or a hair milk.

According to Aunt Jackie you can apply Curl La La on both wet and dry hair without leaving any white residue. I think this is a big plus.

Personally, I get tired of styling products and moisturizers that can only be used on wet hair. In summer I don’t think it’s such a problem, but in winter I don’t want to walk around with wet hair.

Being able to apply it to dry hair is a positive thing since it means I don’t have to wet my hair all the time.

However you get the best results when you use it on small sections of wet hair. Also apply a generous amount of curling cream.

Although the jar says you have to use it on your scalp, I would urge you to only use in on your hair and NOT on your scalp.

Result Aunt Jackie's Curl Defining custard curly hair
In this picture you see the result of combining Curl La La with a leave-in conditioner

Should you buy this?

In conclusion I think Aunt Jackie’s curls products are very affordable. If you don’t mind sweet fragrances you could consider buying it since it’ll prevent your hair from getting dry and unruly when you use it in the correct way.

Questions you might have about this Curl Defining Custard

  • Is Aunt Jackie’s Sulfate free? Yes, this Curl La La Curl Defining Custard is sulfate free
  • Is Curl La La CG approved? No it isn’t. Although it doesn’t contain sulfates and parabens, it does contain Dimethicone which is a silicone. If your hair doesn’t like silicones, buy something else.
  • Is Curl La La a leave-in conditioner? No it isn’t, it’s a styling product. You use it after your leave-in conditioner.
  • Is Aunt Jackie’s Curl Custard good for your hair? This is a good product but I can’t tell you if it’s the right product for your hair and scalp. If you would like to know more about how to find out what your hair needs I would advise you to read this blog I wrote.

Curl La La Ingredients

And finally, here’s the ingredient list so you can decide for yourself if you want to buy it:

Aqua (Water), Propylene Glycol, Ppg-1 Trideceth-6, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Glycerin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Polyquaternium-37, Propylene Glycol, Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Cetyl Alcohol, Parfum (Fragrance), Dimethicone, Lanolin Oil, Acrylamidopropyltrimonium Chloride/Acrylamide Copolymer, Stearalkonium Chloride, D-Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamic Aldehyde, Linalool, Amyl Cinnamic Aldehyde, Lilial, Benzyl Alcohol, Citronellol, Hydroxycitronellal, Cinnamic Alcohol, 5-Chloro-2-Methyl-4-Isothiazolin-3-One, 2-Methyl-4-Isothiazolin-3-One, Hydrolyzed Quinoa, Ci 17200 (Red 33), Ci 42090 (Blue 1).

About the author

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Angela is a curly girl and has been a beauty blogger since 2012. Because of her passion for beauty and hair, she has been a certified makeup artist since 2016 and has done multiple hair styling trainings. As a cosmetics lover, she writes reviews on cosmetics and provides different solutions that facilitate your daily beauty and curls routine.

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