Thursday, October 16, 2014

Are Natural Hair Subscription Boxes Worth the Hype? September CurlKit Reveal.



So last month I signed up for CurlKit as a personal experiment. I wanted to see what the craze with natural hair subscription boxes were about. Is it over hyped, is it worth the money you shell out, are people wasting their time? Yeah, just a whole lot of questions I needed answers to.

Well, the easiest and most affordable one for me to jump into was CurlKit! Their subscription is $20/month, and you can buy it in allotments of 3 , 6 , or 12 month/YEARLY subscriptions. There was no waiting list, open sign-up dates, none of the things I occasionally see with other subscription boxes. All you have to do is go to the site, and you're able to subscribe and unsubscribe as you please. This I LOVED! No worries about being scared that you won't be able to get back in if you decide to take a break from it (another thing I see people worried about with subscription boxes). 

So with that said, I signed up for the 3 month package ($60+tax). Let me be clear, I paid for this with my own money, I was not asked to review, paid by, or even contacted in any way, shape or form by CurlKit.I chose to do this on my own. Okay, now that we have that out of the way, I received my first CurlKit not even a week and a half later. It arrived in what looked like a white shoe box (the packaging could be better honestly), and it was very tiny looking, but it was PACKED! I mean it was literally bulging open because there was so much packed in it (which I had NO ISSUES WITH lol). I liked seeing that it was so full, that meant I didn't receive a bunch of tiny samples (which I've often heard people complain about with natural hair subscription boxes). 

So without further ado, let's see what was inside. As for the products, I have yet to try them, but I will list each product as we go along and their retail price. There were also BONUS products in the kit, full size at that!

P.S: As for the products, I have yet to try them, but I will list each product as we go along and their retail price. There were also BONUS products in the kit, full size at that! ALSO, I just received my October CurlKit, so next time I will have swatches of the products, and I will do reviews with them :) 

Okay let's get started!

Pink wrapping paper with CurlKit sticker logo. I slightly ripped the paper when opening it.



September Issue Booklet

September Issue Booklet Cover

Inside, the first thing you see is the CurlKit September Issue booklet. This booklet includes the list of products you've received, natural hair stories, tips & tricks, myths about natural hair, natural hair bloggers, product advertisement etc. It's basically a little guide book for newly naturals and those still figuring out their way.

 Below you will see pics of excerpts from the issue:

Natural Hair Myths.
Advertisements.
Tips & Tricks & Natural Hair Bloggers.
Natural Hair Story.
PRODUCTS
Product Listing.

 Here is the product listing (pictured left). I really liked that they took the time to list each product in the booklet. It shows that this was indeed planned out and it wasn't just thrown together at the last minute.

Listed:

-Clique by Roble (NOT PICTURED) 
*Yes, Chef Roble's cute self! It's a scented nail laquer developed by the one and only. Unfortunately, this was not included in the original kit. It was sent approx. a wk or two later SEPARATELY.

-World of Curls Pudding
 *INCLUDED

-Creme of Nature Curl Enhancer 
*INCLUDED

-Ampro Curl Enhancer
*INCLUDED

-Aubrey Organics Conditioner
*INCLUDED; NOT PICTURED

-Qhemet Biologics
*INCLUDED; NOT PICTURED

So let's have a look-see !

Here is the setup of the products upon opening the kit & removing the wrapping paper.



Ampro Pro-Styl Curl Enhancer ($2.25)

Description: Moisturizes and Revives thirsty curls and waves.
 World of Curls Pudding ($4.97)

Enhances Waves & Curls with Milk Protein  & Honey. Non-flaking, adds shine for soft, shiny, frizz-free curls.


Creme of Nature Curl Enhancer Sample (FREE)

Moisture enriched curl enhancing creme, formulated especially to tackle frizz and shrinkage.


Aubrey Organics Conditioner ($10.27)

Made from the finest herbal and plant extracts in their most natural form, and no synthetic additives.

Quemet Biologics .68 oz Sample ( $5 for 1 oz sample, so approx $3.40)

Innovative line of high performance natural products, based on African, Mediterranean and Ayurvedic hair care traditions.
Clique by Roble ($6.99 ebay)

Intoxicating color with an irresistable scent. Fragrance revealed when dry.


BONUS PRODUCTS


Creme of Nature Strength & Shine Leave-In Conditioner ($5.99)

No description posted, as this product is not listed. It appears to be a bonus product.

Sisi Collection Floral Hair Clip/Hair Tie (approx. $4)



So is it worth it? Let's see. I paid $20 for the kit. If you add together the value of all of the products in the box, it comes up to $37.87. That's $17.87 over what you paid for the one month of subscription. I would say that's a pretty good deal!

With that said, are you interested? If so, you can purchase your subscription as well as get 10% off of your CurlKit subscription by using my affiliate link  here ! That's another added bonus! Anyone who signs up for CurlKit can sign up for an affiliate link. So whenever you suggest it to a friend and they use that link, you will receive a small percentage of their purchase (approx. 10%). That's so cool to me, because in the natural hair community we are always suggesting products to friends. Why shouldn't we reap the benefits of the usually free advertising that we give? It's like the gift that keeps giving haha, so take advantage!

Anyway, that about sums up the September CurlKit reveal, and so far all of my questions have been answered... for this month anyway. Stay tuned, October's CurlKit will be posted next week :)

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  1. So last month I signed up for CurlKit as a personal experiment. I wanted to see what the craze with natural hair subscription boxes were about. Is it over hyped, is it worth the money you shell out, are people wasting their time? Yeah, just a whole lot of questions I needed answers to. balding

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