Do Your Twist Outs Need New Life? Try This Gel


Believe it or not I don’t mess with a lot of products for my natural hair. I’m generally happy with the products I’ve been using for a long time. You can read about my favorite products HERE. That being said, I happened to stumble upon reviews for Aunt Jackie’s Don’t Shrink Flaxseed Elongating Curling Gel, and they were so overwhelmingly positive I had to give it a try.


While I generally like my twist out results, I haven’t loved them for a good while. Here’s what I wasn’t in love with about my twist outs:

  • No enough hold, meaning my results only lasted for a day
  • Product Build-up
  • Having to use so many products to finally get the results I like
  • No movement.

Here’s what Aunt Jackie’s Don’t Shrink Flaxseed Elongating Curling Gel promises:

Give dry, shriveled up curls and twists a nice stretch with Aunt Jackie’s special blend of moisturizing conditioners, Flaxseed, Shea Butter and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. With nourishing Omega-3 fatty acids, Flaxseed has been widely used as a natural remedy for hair growth, anti-thinning, and overall scalp health. With regular use, hair is left soft without a crunchy, tacky feel. This Curl Gel is is sulfate-free, paraben-free and does not contain mineral oil or petrolatum.


Aunt Jackie’s Don’t Shrink Flaxseed Elongating Curling Gel Review

Buy it. The end.

Okay, but seriously this stuff is pretty magical. As I used it for my twist-out, I can’t attest to it’s stretching capabilties. I think one would have to use it for a wash n’ go to really be able to tell if it can elongate curls the way it claims, however I feel confident that it would live up to its promises.

My twist-out had the most hold and definition I’ve seen in a good long while. My hair was soft to the touch, had incredible movement, and most of all, hold. I know people go crazy for Eco-styler gel, but I always have to pair it with a creamy product which results in great looking curls, but they are weighed down and kind of sticky. By the time my hair was dry (by the way this product dries  so quickly), my hair felt clean and curly, and just really really good.

After I untwisted and pulled apart my curls, my hair felt as though it didn’t have any product in it at all.

If you have Type 4 curls, I recommend that you use this product along with a leave in and a light oil of your choice. My favs?

Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler buy it HERE

And the 2 curls 1 Mission Jojoba Rosemary Mint Oil

Or the Almond Fusion oil from Adonai Hair Mix.