Kristin Ess for Curly Hair - Kristin Ess Canada

Monday 26 March 2018
Kristin Ess Canada
Kristin Ess is available in Canada! Not gonna lie, I wasn't familiar with the brand until reached out about it. (Use the code "samanthajaneyt" for $10 your order.)  However, I'm so glad they did. Not to ruin the surprise, but I'm really into it. Right off the bat, the packaging is so gorgeous, minimal and clean but great colors that are so pleasing. But how does it work on my curly, dry and sometimes unmanageable hair .. 
Kristin Ess Cleansing Conditioner 
Kristin Ess Cleansing Conditioner $17.99 CAD - Co-washes, or cleansing conditioners have become a huge part of my hair routine over the past year or so. I try not to shampoo too much so this is the kind of thing I reach for in between washes. It leaves my hair feeling clean and moisturized, but I'm still able to detangle. It is a "low sudsing co-wash" so keep that in mind, you won't get a big lather but that doesn't mean it's not effective. 
Kristin Ess Leave-in Conditioner 
Kristin Ess Weightless Shine Leave-in Conditioner $12.97 CAD - This leave-in is recommended for all hair types which left me skeptical at first. My hair needs a lot of moisture to ensure my curls aren't left dry and frizzy when I go to style them. I was pleasantly surprised by this, it's definitely super light so it isn't something I would use all the time but I did like it for sure. My only real fault with this is the spray, I don't love sprays for leave-ins. Especially because this is not recommend to use on dry hair. If I could use it on dry second day hair then perfect, but right out the shower spraying a leave-in in is not my favorite. 
Kristin Ess Hair Water 
Kristin Ess Hair Water $12.97 CAD - Speaking of sprays I was skeptical about, the "Hair Water" perplexed me but I ended up loving it! I use this on the regular now, so I'm super glad it's just $12.97! Mastering my second and potentially third day curls is something I hope to do this year as I continue to figure out my curls. My process is using just some plain water and spraying that on my hair, followed by the Hair Water, some leave in and then a curl definer and my curls looked almost good as new. This is something that is just so versatile, it's the really fine mist that makes all the difference. 
Kristin Ess Curl Defining Cream
Kristin Ess Curl Defining Cream $17.97 CAD- I've been dabbling in mousses for curly hair lately but in general curl defining creams are my favorite for my hair. They just glide nicely, don't weigh the hair down and feel like they still add moisture. So far so good with this one, I haven't had as much time with this as I have some of the other products but so far I think it adds a nice balance of both hold and moisture without making my hair crunchy. 
Kristin Ess Moisture Mask 
Kristin Ess Moisture Mask $17.97 CAD - I've been trying to mask every sunday, I'm not very good at that so I've only tried this mask twice but I will continue to try. Coconut oil and shea are pretty high up on the ingredient list for this mask and I can definitely feel the moisture when I used it. 

Overall, I highly recommend hoping on and trying the line! I can't speak for other hair types but curly hair gals .. do it! The price right, as is the packaging, let's not pretend that isn't at least a little important or a great bonus. Oh, if you do buy this line the copy on that back is fabulous. I love the casual talk. 

*These products were sent for my review, all opinions are my own. Links are affiliate. 


  1. I love this line of products too!! I can echo everything that you've said about it. I was so skeptical about the hair water but I tried it and absolutely love it. That and the curl defining creme are my favourites to use. Yay Kristin Ess!

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