There are so many options for haircare nowadays that it can get a little overwhelming – especially if you’re a product junkie – so having someone do the work for you at a fraction of the costs makes this so much easier. Seeing as there are a lot of great products that are not available north of the border, the premise of services like CurlKit and Curlbox totally sweetens the deal. Like other box subscription ideas, these companies send boxes containing different hair product samples monthly and you can unsubscribe when you have found products you like. These kits could actually also be a great gift if you’re looking for something for that product junkie in your life, especially if you want to continue the subscription but know you’ll receive items you won’t use.
I’d known more about curlBox although I had started following CurlKit on Twitter and Facebook last year, so I jumped on trusty YouTube to see what everyone was saying. Most were subdcribing to both and seemed to be equally impressed. Some however did praise CurlKit a bit more on the products they’d sent, so I made a mental note. In perusing both their sites (both charge $20 US for their subscriptions), I noticed that CurlKit sends 6-9 product samples while curlBox sends 5-7. Another mental note. I also noticed on CurlKit gave a discount code if you were following them on Facebook. It started to become apparent that my decision was being made for me. What finally pushed me over the edge, was when I tried to sign up with curlBox, I got notification it was sold out. Okay well then – CurlKit it is!
Once I’d placed the order (it costed $37.95 CDN including shipping), I started looking out for their tweets and Facebook updates. The more I read the more excited I got, especially when they announced a “spoiler”. April’s subscription was going to include both Naturalista Cosmetics Juicy Leave-In conditioner and Karen’s Body Beautful Sweet Ambrosia leave-in conditioner; can I just tell you that I almost spontaneously combusted with excitement?! I have read so many good things about these products, and they were on their way to me!
The boxes are mailed out on the 10th of every month, and I received mine in tact on the 18th – not bad. The time factor can be so touch and go with items being mailed from the US. I contained myself long enough to open the box, and I was totally pleased.
Included in the kit was a copy of CurlLife – a CurlKit publication that includes hair care tips and decriptions, styles and more:
And the kit contents:
- Ori Essentials: Moisturizing Leave-in Conditioner
- Ampro Pro Styl: Vitamin E oil
- Honey Curls: Hair Honey Oil Blend
- Karen’s Body Beautiful: Sweet Ambrosia Leave-in Conditioner
- Naturalista Cosmetics: Juicy Leave-in Conditioner
- Amazing Botanicals: AloeMint Spritz conditioning moisturizing detangler
The box is also gives the perfect height adjustment to use my Huetiful Hair Steamer on my table so hoorah for happy coincidences. Now all that’s left is to try the different products and share my thoughts.
Have you ever subscribed to CurlKit or even curlBox? If so, did you find items you fell in love with? Share you comments, please!