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Jessicurl Light & Luminous Collection: weightless products for wavy hair

Jessicurl: you’ve probably heard of it! It’s a brand of hair products especially made for curls, by Jess McGuinty. It started when she was 14 years old; she couldn’t find the right hair care products for her curls. So she decided to make them herself, which after years of research resulted in high-quality products for different curl types. How amazing is that? All Jessicurl products are CG friendly, vegan and not tested on animals. I like it! I tried the Light & Luminous Collection and will share my experience in this blog.

Also read: Wavy Girl Methode: the routine for wavy hair

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Jessicurl Light & Luminous Collection

The Light & Luminous Collection is specially made for fine curls. Finer curls have a tendency to get weighed down by certain products, but this collection ensures that doesn’t happen. There are six products in the case, as well as an instruction booklet with useful tips and techniques to help you get fabulous curl enhancement and definition. It’s a travel size collection, so it’s perfect for traveling but also ideal to try out the products before you buy the full size packaging.

The Light & Luminous Collection includes:

  • Gentle Lather Shampoo
  • Aloeba Daily Conditioner
  • Too Shea! Extra Moisturizing Conditioner
  • Gelebration Spray
  • Confident Coils Styling Solution
  • ***Awe Inspiraling Spray***

The travel size products are available in no-fragrance only. I found that quite striking, since most hair products have a nice smell. But of course it’s not the most important part, as long as the products are good! And perhaps good to know: the full size products do have a fragrance.

Gentle Lather Shampoo

Gentle Lather Shampoo is a gentle, cleansing shampoo that won’t damage your curls. This mild shampoo contains gentle cleansers that clean your hair without stripping it of your natural oils. There are no added oils or moisturizers, so you’ll especially love this if you have fine hair that gets weighed down easily. It’s also a great shampoo for straight hair.

Shake the Gentle Lather Shampoo bottle before use, wet your hair and massage it into your scalp. During the first use there won’t be much foam, but your hair will be clean. If you want more foam, use it again. Rinse well and then use your favorite conditioner. I really like the Gentle Lather Shampoo. You don’t have to use a lot of the product and it cleans your hair well, without stripping it. My hair doesn’t feel squeaky after.

Aloeba Daily Conditioner

Do you have fine hair that gets weighed down easily, but do you still need a conditioner for light moisture, frizz control and detangling? Then the Aloeba Daily Conditioner is a good option for you. This weightless conditioner uses jojoba, coconut, and avocado oils, along with aloe vera to moisturize the hair without being too heavy. It has a soft and creamy structure, detangles your hair and controls frizz. Apply it to wet hair, leave it in 3-5 minutes and rinse. If you need more moisture and frizz control, you can use Aloeba Daily Conditioner as a leave-in conditioner too. Plus, it works well on straight hair too.

Also read: Does the Curly Girl Method work for straight hair?

Too Shea Extra Moisturizing Conditioner

Too Shea Extra Moisturizing Conditioner is a thick, creamy, moisturizing conditioner that doesn’t make your hair heavy or greasy. It contains shea butter, jojoba oil, avocado oil and lovely herbs and spices that are good for your hair and scalp.

The conditioner is so creamy and thick that you have to do your best to get the product out of the package, haha. But shaking it helps. Apply it to wet hair, comb it through and rinse after 3-5 minutes. After use, your curls will feel so soft it’ll be hard to not touch them!

Too Shea Extra Moisturizing Conditioner can also be used as a deep conditioner for finer hair that gets weighed down easily, or left in for all day moisture on dry curls. That’s so convenient when traveling, because you don’t want to pack too many hair products. A product that you can use for more than one thing is ideal!

Gelebration Spray

Gelebration Spray is a light spray that strengthens your curls without weighing them down. It’s specially designed for fine hair that needs a curl enhancer to give them an added boost. It minimizes frizz and prevents dry hair. 

Shake the bottle and apply the product evenly into soaking wet hair. Scrunch to encourage curls and air dry or dry with a diffuser. Because the product is a bit thicker, it comes out of the bottle as a stream instead of a fine mist. An alternate method of application is to spray it into your hands, apply it to your hair and scrunch it in. For extra definition and curl control, you can use Gelebration Spray in combination with Confident Coils Solution.

I think the Gelebration Spray is ideal for wavy hair. It’s too light for my curly hair on a wash day, but perfect for refreshing my hair a few days later. It provides a light cast, which I can easily scrunch out once it dries. The packaging of this product is great too. There is a lock on it, so you can lock the spray when you put it in your suitcase. This way it won’t make stains while traveling!

Confident Coils Solution

Confident Coils Styling Solution is a styling product that makes frizz a thing of the past. It’s a creamy styling product with a thin consistency, which makes it easy to distribute through the hair. It makes your curls soft and shiny, without giving a wet look. Confident Coils Styling Solution gives more definition to your curls, and provides excellent humidity protection. It’s great for tighter curl patterns looking to elongate rather than enhance curls. For those with looser curls, using it with Rockin’ Ringlets will give you all the bounce, definition and frizz control you need.

Distribute Confident Coils Styling Solution evenly through soaking wet hair and scrunch to encourage curls or finger-comb to elongate. Air dry or dry with a diffuser. You only need to use a little bit, as this stuff is pretty concentrated. You can always add more later, especially if you have fine hair that gets weighed down easily. Use a very small amount at first and increase from there if you need more hold.

Awe Inspiraling Spray

Awe Inspiraling Spray is a spray that you can use during the day to give your curls an extra boost. It’s a great product to refresh your curls! The product doesn’t have any ingredients that provide hold, but it works to rejuvenate the styling products you already have in your hair. As a result, you’ll get revitalized curls without adding a sticky feel. Shake the bottle, spray it lightly onto dry hair and scrunch it in. An alternate method is to spray it into your hands, rub them together, then scrunch it in that way. 

For my curly hair, this product is too light for a good refresh, but it does create more waves in my hair. It reminds me of a sea salt spray. So this will be perfect for wavy hair! According to Jess, you can mix the Awe Inspiraling Spray with a pea sized drop of Confident Coils Styling Solution for a bit more hold. And that was a better match for my curls! It’s nice to see you can play with the products to tailor them completely to your hair.

Also read: 6 tips to make wavy hair curl better

So to conclude: these Jessicurl products feel great and work well. The explanation on the packaging is also very nice. You immediately notice that this was made by a curlie! This Jessicurl collection is a must-try, especially for wavy hair.

In the video below you can see how to use a few Jessicurl products from the Light & Luminous Collection:

Do you have any questions about any of these Jessicurl products? Feel free to ask them in the comments.

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