If you guys have been following me for awhile or know me personally you know that this product right here is Bae, all-time favorite never let me down gel. I am never without this product and I always have a back or 3 lol. I have been using UFDCM for years and years when the company first launched. I am a product snob when it comes to my hair, ingredients reign supreme.
There are 4 things I am looking for in a styling gel and UFDCM meets each requirement:
- Ingredients- UFDCM has stellar ingredients that are natural, many of the key ingredients are organic and I can pronounce each ingredient. Some of the key ingredients and extracts are Marshmallow Root, Chamomile, Horsetail, Nettle Organic Aloe Vera Juice, and Organic Agave Nectar. I love the list of ingredients because they soften the hair, add tons of slip which make the product easy to apply to the hair evenly, the ingredients are also super moisturizing and provide a great hold without making my hair hard and crunchy.
- Slip- The ease in which the product applies to the hair is everything to me if the gel is too heavy or has no slip I struggle and it slows me down. Slip is also key to prevent frizz because you can easily smooth the product unto the hair.
- Moisturizing- my hair like most naturals tends to be really dry and I have worked at keeping my hair moisturized by deep conditioning weekly, using a leave-in everytime I style my hair, adding moisture when needed throughout the week. Why throw away all that work to keep my hair supple and moisturized only to ruin it by using a styling product that isn’t moisturizing. The key to maintaining moisture, in my opinion, is using ingredients that promote moisture each step of the process being careful of course not to over moisturize (yep that’s really a thing).
- Must Play Well With Other Products- Kinky-Curly Curling Custard was my jam early on in my natural hair journey (still love it) but this product is super finicky if not paired with the right leave in. UFDCM pairs well with all of my favorite leave-ins, butters and other stylers. It is no fun doing your hair only to find out the products used don’t like each other (by flaking, the little lint ball things). Who wants to start that long process over not me and unfortunately I have learned the hard way.
UFDCM- is versatile I use it primarily to do wash n go’s but I also use it to refresh my hair, to slick my edges, and BOMB twist outs that look like a wash n go. I have tried so many gels over the years and there have been several that I have liked but UFDCM is my absolute favorite. Uncle Funky’s products are sold at Target in a 12-ounce size and on their website. I buy my stash twice a year when it’s on sale from their site, which has the larger 18-ounce size.
To celebrate my 1 year blog anniversary I am doing a few giveaways, I will review the products in the giveaway. The first giveaway theme “Wash N Go Giveaway”. UFDCM is the first product in the Wash N Go Giveaway. Details coming soon.