Rated 4.48 out of 5 stars
LOVE SO MUCH! I have tight curls that boarder coils (like the princess in Brave) so i usually have to use a TON of product but I got amazing results without needing to use 1/2 a bottle of product! This was the routine: 1. Detangle in the shower, apply shampoo to roots/ scalp and massage in, making sure to scrub (No lather but when rinsing it felt very clean, like squeaky clean! My scalp is very happy) 2. Coily Conditioner- I opted for a more intense conditioner since my stylist said i was so under moisturizing and I am sick of needing to use a 1/4 of a bottle on my hair every wash day. It is THICK like margarine and SOO nourishing! My hair only feels that smooth when I do a mask normally and never lasts but it still felt silky even after I rinsed it well with warm water. I also left it on for 5 min and brushed it through with the pattern shower brush 3. Leave in Conditioner - Upside down and de tangled I squeezed some of the water out of my clumps so the product would just be rinsed away and then Smoothed in about 1/2 an eggs worth of leave in and combed through with my fingers, added a little bit more water to train the curls and scrunched in another marble of conditioner. 4. Gel - gel felt almost like a sticky conditioner and I didn't feel like I needed a ton, probably applied 1/2 of what i used in the leave in. 5. Pattern towel - loved that the towel was extra large 6. Air dry 7. Jojoba oil- When my hair was almost 100% dry (just damp enough to be cool to the touch but not feel wet and just a little crunchy) I scrunched out the crunch with a few drops of the oil and my hair went from looking pretty normal to SO SHINY. I've used oils before but goodness! The floral fragrance took a little getting used to but otherwise more than I could have hoped for!
I purchased the Pattern travel pack (shampoo, conditioner for coilies, leave in) with the gel. I used all four products on my very thick, medium length, medium-coarse, 3c, color-treated hair as directed. The gel consistency is more like a leave-in conditioner, which made me excited about not having "crunchy" hair later. As my hair began to dry, it had no curl definition at all! I mean...at ALL! 100% frizz. I was very disappointed. I had to add a mousse from another line in order to get my curls to come through. I am going to try it one more time, but if you're looking for a strong hold without the stiffness on 3c or tighter hair, this product might not be the one. It may work better as a mid-week refresh product rather than on freshly-washed hair.
Dee from Charlotte, NC
This was my first time trying the curl gel and I was not disappointed!!! All the hype is true!!! Smells great, moisturizing, no product build up and curls had just the right amount of hold (not hard and stiff). This will be my go-to gel from now on! So happy with this product!!!
Ruth from Dallas
Love these products
d from Sacramento, CA
this is barely a gel, it doesnt at all harden or create a cast. i like this brand, but this gel sucks.
Coach Cat from Fresno, Ca
I use this product to prep my curls. However I have found that it is not absolutely necessary. And I would like for the team to come up with a better product.
After I Wash, Condition, Leave in Condition, I Section, I put the curl gel on, then I apply the eco black castor oil gel on top which gives weight to my curls. For my wash n go.
Linda from New Hampshire
I thought I loved this product until I noticed my pillowcase was looking dingy. I then noticed so were my light colored shirts. The Pattern Gel must have some sort of colorant in it as it has stained anything my head touches.
Simone from Washington
I've tried a lot of gels for my curls, but this might be the worst. Might have been my fault but I assumed a product just called a curl GEL would have all the properties I'm used to when putting a gel in my hair, I was worng. This gel has zero hold, literally none, there was no gel cast and my curls immediately frizzed and expanded after drying. There was absolutely no definition besides my normal curl pattern. Not saying it was a terrible product it just is terribly advertised and I would never call this a gel. It did make my curls soft but I could have done that myself with conditioner. If you're looking for something that gives long lasting definition I would save my money.
I thought about buying this for a while and finally gave in. I wasn't sure what to expect, I LOVE IT!! my hair is anywhere from 2C-3B and some 3-C, depending on its mood. I've been using it for only special occasions because it's a small bottle. And I'm totally bummed the price went up. So now I can't afford it. I'll have to look for something similar to it. I hate that I'm in the search for something again. I would have used this forever.
Becca from Knoxville TN
I have very curly hair and I don't like thick gels because my hair is also very think and so Pattern curl gel was very effective on my hair because it not only held my curls for me but gave me but also gave me the wet look that a gel can give that creams can't
Diedra from Florida
This gave me great definition and hold on my very kinky hair. I did a wash-n-go and I've been able to refresh with just water for days...love it!
Kimberly from Illinois
My curls feel so soft and light!! Smells amazing too!
Cass from GA
had high expectations for this but it just didnt work for my hair. it left it looking and feeling wet and weighed down even after trying to scrunch/shake it out after drying. not to mention i HATE the smell—old floral gardenia scent
It's perfect for my tight curl texture
Lena from San Leandro, CA
Purchased the travel size to test out before purchasing a larger bottle. Formula is lightweight & doesn't take forever to absorb into my 4A/B low porosity hair.
Andrea from Sacramento
Easy to use, don't need much and does wonders for my hair. Not crunchy like other gels
AJ from Burlington, VT
I can't say enough good things about this product. I have more wavy hair than curly, and it helps keep my waves in tact without making them crunchy.
Lee from Charleston, WV
This is a light hood gel. For myself I prefer a stronger hold for my curls. I want my curl pattern to last a few days and not be frizzy.
Christie from Charleston
I'm returning this product. I bought the travel size for an upcoming trip, thankfully I tested it before. I can't stand the smell, it reminds me of Nair. The product is too lightweight for my curls and it also looks more like a cream than a gel.
Debra from Chicago
I love the moisture and loads of curls. Also I loved that I didn't have to reapply the next day. I just added a tad bit of water to my hands to stretch my curls😊
Missy from Farmington Hills, MI
Thick gel that doesn't leave a cast and leaves curls curly and soft
Thalia from Delaware
Works well with my hair
Toni from Baltimore, MD
I was pleasantly surprised by this gel. It's rare that I find a gel that feels like it gives me any true definition to my really tight curls. This did and provided a CRAZY amount of slip. So much so that I did my final detangle with the gel in, rather than just using my leave-in like normal.
I do have a favorite gel, which I will use over this, but this is definitely a good gel to have on stand-by/keep for travel.
JenLinds from Atlanta
I've very fine hair & this is the best for my curls yet. I sometimes mix this with the strong curl gel for more hold, yet the strong on its own is too much for my fine hair. Absolutely love this stuff!!!
Dom from Charlotte, NC
A little goes a long way. I have bleach blonde hair and this product is great for moisturizing my curls. I never experienced any flaking because I do not use much. I find that less is more. My curls become more defined throughout the day. I apply to my hair when it is dame.
Stephanie from Morganton, NC
I have used a lot of curl creams since the early 90s and this one is the BEST!!! It moisturizes so there are no frizzy ends while defining wavy to spiral curls. The more product you choose to use the more spiral curl you get. It stays all day! Thank you Pattern for making my daily routine and confidence better.
Lee from St. Louis mo
This gel gives me absolutely no hold, I have to use another gel if I dont want a frizzy mess. I love their mousse and leave-in, so I really did want to love this… but it acts more as a leave-in to me.