Aveda Nutriplenish Curl Gelee Review & How to Use It

What Does The Aveda Nutriplenish Curl Gelee Do?

The Aveda Nutriplenish Curl Gelee is a new hair product for hydrating and defining curly hair after blowouts – According to Aveda, this Nutriplenish Curl Gelee is pretty healthy with its nutrient-powered superfoods, and it’s free from silicones and parabens.

To smoothen your strands effectively, Aveda has also added organic ingredients to its complex including coconut oil and pomegranate oil. Will this Aveda Nutriplenish Curl Gelee be your curly hair’s best partner? We’ll show you its pros and cons below.

Aveda Nutriplenish Curl Gelee Review

It’s Got Pleasant Fragrance

After opening the lid of the Aveda Nutriplenish Curl Gelee, you will smell the scents of mixed natural ingredients immediately. The scent is not super strong and not offensive at all, and I think it will be acceptable for most people even though I am not a big supporter of fragrant hair products.

It Does Not Weigh Down Hair

I like the texture of the product pretty much as the gel is not very heavy, and it does not make your hair and hands sticky. For people with thin curly hair who are afraid of weighed down hair, this product with a lightweight conditioner complex won’t let that happen.

Performance – A Solid Product for Waves and Curls

Generally speaking, this Aveda curling gel has great performance when you need to make your existing curls more bouncy and softer. The complex of this product is good for moisturizing and defining curls and coils, making them more sleek and voluminous. It also delivers shine to your hair shafts, but not very obvious.

As previously mentioned, the Aveda Nutriplenish Curl Gelee is pretty lightweight, so it does not provide a very strong hold that makes your look go throughout days. It only creates natural results and elongates your curls with light hold and bounce. For people who have very thick hair, the Aveda Nutriplenish Curl Gelee is not as creamy as those oily hair products, so it might be not the best choice when you need an extremely nourishing hair cream.

Is It a Nice Gelee for Your Hair?

The Aveda Nutriplenish Curl Gelee will perform amazingly on people who have curly hair already and want to refresh their curls. It does not make curls greasy and oily with its organic ingredients. I would definitely recommend it to people who have dull curls or lifeless curls. The Aveda Nutriplenish Curl Gelee does not have obvious effects for styling straight hair, but it does make straight hair more smooth and sleeker. Besides, if you’ve had your hair straightened and wanted to get your natural curly hair back, it would not be a bad idea to try this product.

However, if your curly hair is thick and long, I personally think the Aveda Be Curly Enhancer is probably more worth-trying for you. Compared to the Aveda Nutriplenish Curl Gelee, the Aveda Be Curly is a hair cream that has a thicker texture for intensifying curls and taming frizz. It has better performance when it comes to holding kinky hair and managing thick curls.

Is It a Heat Protectant Alternative?

Honestly speaking, the Aveda Nutriplenish Curl Gelee provides a certain level of heat protection and it moisturizes cuticles, which blocks some heat in the blow drying process, but it is not effective as a professional heat protector.

If you turn your hair dryer to a hot setting, this Aveda Curl Gelee can only reduce some frizz, but can’t completely eliminate it. Thus, this product is not a 100% heat protectant alternative, especially for people who prefer hot and powerful airflow despite the fact its protection is enough for most drying occasions.

It’s a Bit Pricey

You can buy the Aveda Nutriplenish Curl Gelee on Walmart and their official website now. The price on Walmart is $39.9 while the price is a few dollars cheaper on their site ($35). For a curling gel, the price is kind of expensive compared to regular hair products. Luckily, Aveda provides a variety of product bundles on their site to fulfill different needs, which makes the price of the single Curl Gelee more affordable to some degree.

How to Dry Your Hair with The Aveda Nutriplenish Curl Gelee

You can either blow dry or air dry your hair when using the Aveda Nutriplenish Curl Gelee, and I prefer the classic blow drying way since it’s faster, and more effective when it comes to final results.

Basically, you just need to get your hair washed and apply the gel on your hair thoroughly with your fingers and palm. For people who want to add root volume, rub it gently on top of your head but try not to touch your scalp.

Blow dry your hair with a diffuser attachment, which helps you lift your hair up and get more volume. And the curling gel will work better with the even hot airflow distributed by the diffuser. To make your hair more bouncy, you can flip the hair on the back of your head to the front and blow dry it with the diffuser too.

Aveda Nutriplenish Curl Gelee Review
  • Scents
  • Texture
  • Styling Performance
  • Holding Performance
  • Price



  • Nice Scents
  • Lightweight Texture
  • Organic Complex
  • Makes Curls Bouncy and Healthy


  • Not Enough Hot
  • Slightly Overpriced

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