Do not buy the Eco Styler Coconut oil gel!


Sorcha Harrison-Ramirez, Editor-in-chief

If you’re a natural hair product junkie like me then you know how exciting it is when companies come out with new product line. When I first heard that Eco Styler came out with two new hair gels, coconut oil and black castor and flaxseed oil, I had to get my hands on them. The Black Castor and Flaxseed oil promotes, “hair growth, shine, nourishes, repairs and grows, no flakes, no tack, anti-itch.” The coconut oil gel says, “its for all hair types and long lasting hold and shine, no flake, no tack, Anti-itch”. Hearing all the good benefits for hair, I went out and bought both gels.

I used the coconut oil gel first. The gel smells really good but that’s the only good thing about the product. I used it for a wash and go look and it was terrible. My hair felt like hay, dry and brittle. There was no type of shine, I had to add a different product in order for my hair to be shiny. The gel did not define my curls not one bit. I thought maybe I was judging the product too hard so I decided to give it another go with a different hair style. This time I did a slick back bun. The only good thing about using the gel for this style was the amount of shine, it was amazing. The gel made my hair flake so much it reminded me of dandruff  it was a real eyesore. The realistic hold of the gel is a 0 when it’s supposed to be a hold of ten. There’s nothing long-lasting about the hold at all. I would not recommend the coconut oil gel to anyone. In my opinion it was a waste of money and I’ve used cheaper gel that was way better than this. I would not purchase this again.

On the other hand the black castor oil and flaxseed oil really impressed me. I was a little skeptical at first because it was the same texture as the coconut oil gel, but thank goodness it wasn’t the same thing. The first time I used the gel I used it for a wash and go, I was happy with my results. My curls were extremely defined and my hair had lots of shine. There were no flakes and my hair held up for a whole week. I really loved how it did not leave my hair feeling dry and brittle. It is very hard to find a gel that leaves your hair feeling moisturized. I definitely recommend this product because you really are getting all the benefits for which you are paying. I would definitely spend my money on this again.  

If you are looking a gel that promotes hair growth, leaves your hair looking shiny and feeling moisturized, and has a hold of a ten, then the new eco style Black castor oil and flaxseed oil gel is the gel you want to get. You will not be disappointed by this product at all.