Eco Styler Black Castor & Flaxseed Oil Review

I have rediscovered my natural hair! I’ve been leaving my hair out a lot lately, last year from September to December then in this year, it’s been out since January to April. I got tired of wearing wigs so I just decided to let my hair be (also because I wanted to finish my hair products!). My go-to protective style has been a slick bun – something never thought I could achieve with my 4c hair but I look at me lol.

I picked up the new Eco Styler Black Castor & Flaxseed Oil gel for my slick buns because I had finished the Olive Oil type (I LOVE this!) the new Eco Styler Black Castor & Flaxseed Oil also has vitamin E, Fiber & Omega 3. It promises a max hold of 10 and a max shine and also promises hair growth, no flaking, tack or itching.


I picked up the medium size pot (473ml) of the gel because I wasn’t so sure if I would like it. I have been using it for my slick buns for protective styling. It has the normal eco styler scent and I like the fact that they have changed the tops of the gels to flip tops instead of screw tops.

For the slick bun, I use the gel on soaking wet hair (after leave in)  and apply in sections, smoothing a good amount on the top and bottom of the section and combing it through- there are lots of videos on YT on how to do these.  After working through my hair, I tie my sating scarf and by the next morning, the hair is set. I do like the gel and it does help me achieve a sleek smooth look. The gel doesn’t pile on top of the leave-in conditioner. I would probably give the hold a 7.5/10. I would give the shine a 6.5/10. It’s not an extremely hard hold so it doesn’t make the hair look hard. The hold lasts about 3 days before my scalp feels itchy and I start to see flakes. By day 4 I have to wash it out, it also washes out easily. I completely forgot I wanted to do a review & demo of the gel so this is the only picture I have with my hairstyles with the Eco Styler Black Castor & Flaxseed Oil.

The only issue I have with this: it has shimmer in it! It’s not chunky and it doesn’t leave the hair shimmery so I do not understand why it’s in there.


I do like the Eco Styler Black Castor & Flaxseed Oil however not as much as the Olive Oil type. I feel like the Olive oil has a better hold and a bit more shine to it. The gel makes the hair wavy so if you wanted something sleeker do not use gel (beeswax may be a better option). I do not mind repurchasing this but not straight away, I have repurchased the Olive oil eco styler again.

You can find Eco Styler gels in Boots and Superdrug trust me get them from the hair shops- it’s much cheaper!

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Sarah Fynn

Hello there and welcome to my blog! My name is Sarah Fynn and I am the creator of this blog. So a bit about me, I LOVE travelling, all things hair and beaut. I love LOVE science! This blog came about as I began to transition to natural hair way back in 2011(Well it isn’t that long ago really lol). This blog will focus on 4 main areas Natural Hair. This area will have a diverse range of topics e.g. product reviews and recommendations, tips, advice and virgin hair review (my go to protective style) Lifestyle. This area is mainly poetry, inspiration and anything that doesn’t quite fit the other 3 areas Events. This is self-explanatory really. I will be covering events for my blog about natural hair, beauty and fashion or the odd event I find interesting Travel. Of course I will be bringing you posts on my adventures around the world! One of my goals is go to every single country! My travel posts may not be as regular as I would like (money problems lol) so in the meantime I will be talking about how to budget/plan and organise a trip! With any area, my aim is to INSPIRE you to either travel or go to an event even if it’s you alone, or to let you know your natural hair journey CAN BE SIMPLE! (Eek! I will try my bestest with that part)! Here you will find simple and straight forward information without the technical jargon or wooh-tah (seriously don’t you just hate that?) So don’t be a stranger and SUBSCRIBE its free. I make sure I post regularly unless I have had a very stressful week/month. Leave any comments or drop me an email to say hi, I would love to hear from you. If you’re a company/blogger and you’re interested in working with me, believe I want to too! Drop me an email if I don’t get to you first lol (I hope that doesn’t sound creepy) Email- Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day. Love Sarah.

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