Curl Crush Flaxseed & Marshmallow Root Botanical Gel


Coiling all curls! This vegan flaxseed hair gel gives definition, shine, and softness for all your favourite hairstyles, including slicked back styles. Treat yourself to a clump free gel experience that won't crowd your crown. This gel is petroleum-free which is ideal for loc and braid maintenance because you can achieve your style without unnecessary build-up. How many botanical gels can claim to be both thick and lightweight? This one can. 

We use slippery flaxseed and marshmallow root extracts for a hold that won’t create a stiff cast, create flakes, or dry out your curls. With just 11 ingredients, this is a gel you can feel safe to pile on again and again without worry.   

Curl Crush Flaxseed & Marshmallow Root Gel can serve as the first, and only step in your style routine since it works well on its own. You can also use Curl Crush Gel after applying Leave Me Be Leave-In Conditioner, and those with extra thirsty and thick curls can apply Curl, Please! Curling & Twisting Custard before applying Curl Crush Gel.


The slippery extracts from flaxseeds (linseeds) provide plant-based nourishment for dry and textured hair. The slipperiness of the extracts, which forms a gel, is also beneficial to the scalp. It can help stimulate hair follicles, encouraging growth. The vitamin E in flaxseed provides nutrition to the scalp and reduces free radical damage

Marshmallow Root

Another plant extract that is rich in mucilage, which helps enhance shine, preserve volume and essential nourishment to curly, kinky and wavy strands. With increased use, marshmallow root can even help reduce the chances of split ends. 

Suitable for: all curl types, all ages, Curly Girl Method devotees


Apply a generous amount to wet or damp hair for styling and to lock in curls. May be reactivated with a light mist of water. Results will be softer if applied to soaking wet hair. For a better hold, use on damp hair. 

Storage: Please store in a cool environment away from direct light.


Apply to wet or damp hair for styling and to lock in curls. May be reactivated with a light mist of water.


Aqua, Linum Usittatisum (Flaxseed) Extract, Althaea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract, Polyquaternium-11, Coco Caprylate/Caprate, Sodium Hydroxide (pH Regulator), Dehydroacetic Acid (Eco Preservative), Benzyl Alcohol (Eco Preservative), Carbomer, Parfum, Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract

Customer Reviews

Based on 36 reviews
Olivia Hume
Run, don't walk. No residue and a great (not harsh) hold

Not a fan of the type system, but for reference I have 4c hair, some 4b patterns. My hair laughs in the face of most gels, eco styler included. My hair thrives on products with mostly natural ingredients, and I personally will now only buy products made by people who look like me and hair like mine - tired of buying products that don't work.

This gel... it arrived the day I did a twist out (quick delivery) and a few sections weren't playing ball. I dampened my hair, added some BB gel + oil, retwisted and left it to air dry... boom. It held so well. I also scrunched the gel through the twist out - a little goes a long way.

Immediately told my friend to grab this for her daughters with much looser curls - can't see this BB gel not working for any type of curl.

What an amazing review! Thank you. We’re chuffed to know this worked so well for you, and thank you for recommending us.

Nathelia Richardson
Best Gel Ever!!!!!

Best natural gel I have ever used! Doesn’t leave the hair crispy or leave any white residue. I have been using this product since 2020 and have never looked back!

Worth every penny and it natural with clean products!!

Giulia Brun
Excellent gel

I love this gel, it's like the homemade flaxseed gel I used to make but without the hassles and unlike other brands it's all good ingredients and zero nasty stuff. Not super strong hold but it's the only gel my hair don't react weird to. Highly recommended!

Curl Crush Flaxseed & Marshmallow Root Gel

I first used this when it came in the CG approved curlee box beginning of November. I had to repurchase as its one of the only gels that helps me get to day 3 or 4 hair! SMELLS amazing and a little goes a long way. Love it!❤

Lam Oshunniyi
Curl Crush Flaxseed & Marshmallow Root Gel

This is a lovely gel that gives great shine, soft hold and also helps keep hair feeling moisturised. Not like other gels I've seen on the market and doesn't leave hair feeling tacky. A little difficult to gauge how much to use on your hair but you learn over time!