It’s no secret that hair gel has this crazy ability to make your kinks and coils crunchy and shriveled up. This is likely due to the fact that a great deal of them are formulated with harsh ingredients, like alcohol and corrosive chemicals, that severely dehydrate your hair.
For way too many of us, it has been a long, arduous journey looking for solid hair creams and pomades that actually make a wash and go easy for kinky, coily hair textures. There are a few that are worth the coin, and a few that weren’t even worth the hype!
However, there is one that I know for a fact everyone will fall in love with. Cue our new favorite, The Doux’s Big Poppa Defining Gel.
This super-defining mix has all the basics necessary for a solid hair gel : water, glycerin, hydrolyzed ketatin that’ll nourish your hair instead of leaving it high and dry. It’s thick, sticky, and once it dries, there’s absolutely no crunch!
But in my personal opinion, the two ingredients that really make Big Poppa the magical product that it is are Babassu-oil and Balsam Copaiba resin.
Native to South America, the babassu palm tree bears leaves and fruit that produce a healing, anti-inflammatory oil that works wonders for our hair and scalp that are suffering from dryness and irritation. If you need moisture, babassu oil is your girl.
Now balsam copaiba, on the other hand, is a little different. While it also promotes moisture and healing for your hair and scalp just like babassu oil, it does it in a way that balances oiliness and dryness—keeping your hair in the healthiest state possible for shine, growth, and softness.
From the official The Doux website:
“BIG POPPA is all you need for notorious definition and poppin’ curls that don’t stop. Humidity-resistant and frizz-fighting formula shines & defines all curl types with a flexible hold. Just the right amount of flex for easy wash days, the rich Babassu-oil infusion means it won’t leave your curls, coils or hands dry.”
Why I Love It: The Range
Soft, highly-defined wash and gos, sticky buns, laid edges—if you want it, Big Poppa can do it! I love this gel formula because it gives me all the flexibility I desire. It doesn’t leave a super hard cast on my coils and curls that forces me to commit to a style for a few days.
I can switch my wash and go to a high bun or sleek ponytail pretty quickly. Plus, it’s the closest thing you’ll find to truly humidity-resistant gel! This means you won’t get hit by midday frizz or unwanted volume which is so fire.
The best part? The Doux is just a great brand as a whole. If you’re looking to spend your coins with a company that is high-quality, black-owned, and uniquely tapped into the culture, don’t just stop at purchasing Big Poppa! Gon’ head and shop everything at The Doux.