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AG HairCurl Recoil Curl Activator
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Curl Recoil Curl Activator

6 oz

Item #: 2221493

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AG HairCurl Recoil Curl Activator
 
4.3

(based on 166 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (129)
  • Smells great (78)
  • Effective (71)
  • Controls frizz (64)
  • Lightweight (61)

Cons

  • Heavy (13)
  • Doesn't work (9)
  • Sticky (8)
  • Dries-out hair (3)
  • Greasy (3)

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (84)
  • Daily use (41)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (38)
  • Thick hair (26)
  • Color-treated hair (15)
    • Hair Type:
    • Very curly hair (83), Wavy hair (72)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 minutes (5), 30 minutes (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (69), Survivalist / minimalist (52), Product junkie (27), Brand buyer (5), Budget shopper (5)

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4.0

Great for wavy girls - cg method friendly

By emende

from Jacksonville, Florida

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Lightweight
  • Little Needed
  • Only need a little bit

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Curly Hair
    • Wavy hair

    Comments about AG Hair Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

    I have very wavy toward curly hair, and have gone curly girl method about a year ago (sulfate and silicone free). I finally found a great gel - after trying several that either flaked or made me feel like a crunchy 90s throwback. (Giovanni LA Natural Styling Gel won me over.) I wanted to see if I could find a curl cream to create tighter curls with the gel and find the right moisture vs. frizz balance. This curl cream is great. You only need a little. My hair is about 1/3 of the way my back and I use about a dime/nickel amount. Then I use about a quarter or more of the gel over it. I plop in a tee shirt and air dry. My hair is good to go and looks great on second day as well. I don't feel flaky or over producted. There is very little gel cast, and if there is, it scrunches out easily. I have not used it on its own, but it has really been a great inclusion into my hair routine.

    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 Minutes
     
    2.0

    Really holds the curl, but makes my hair feel oily.

    By Nanny of the north

    from San Antonio, TX

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Holds The Curl Well

    Cons

    • Hair Feels Greasy

    Best Uses

    • On-the-go
    • Women

    Comments about AG Hair Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

    This product really holds my curls. Even on the third day after I used the product there was still an abundance of curl. I just don't like how greasy my hair feels when I use this product.

    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 1+ Hour
     
    5.0

    Finally something my curls love!

    By Whit

    from Sacramento, CA

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Lightweight
    • Not Cruncy
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Curly Hair
      • Daily Use
      • On-the-go
      • Wavycurly Hair
      • Wavy hair
      • Women

      Comments about AG Hair Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

      I have wavy/curly hair and have been looking for a curly hair product for years. It took a lot of experimenting with different products, and I can finally say I have found it. After washing and conditioning my hair, I wrap it in a cotton t-shirt, when my hair is damp I scrunch the product into my hair, and let it air dry. My curls are so well defined, not crunchy, and beautiful! I am in love with this product and my curls!

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 Minutes
       
      5.0

      Great hold, no stiffness

      By momontherun12

      from Indiana

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Effective
      • Lightweight
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about AG Hair Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

          Love this stuff! It is thick and sticky so make sure to spread evenly in hands before applying to hair. Does not leave my hair sticky or hard, also, makes for a great second hair day.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 30 Minutes
           
          5.0

          Love, Love, Love AG Recoil

          By thestierles

          from MI

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Effective
          • Lightweight
          • Like No Other
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Every other day

            Comments about AG Hair Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

            I use this every day on my super curly hair to give it definition without frizz. I have spent a lot of money looking for alternatives but I ALWAYS come back to Recoil. It was hard to find in my area until an Ulta store came to town.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 10 Minutes
             
            5.0

            No Frizz and All day Curls

            By Hun

            from Whittier, CA

            About Me Budget Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Lightweight
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use

              Comments about AG Hair Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

              I have never had such well defined curls. It is AMAZING!!

              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
              • 10 Minutes
               
              5.0

              love it

              By Becky

              from Wisconsin

              About Me Budget Buyer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective
              • Good Value
              • Lightweight
              • Smells Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about AG Hair Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

                  Dries soft with great hold.of curl. I have been needing a perm for a while, but when I use this product, I can go much longer as it helps hold.curl.so well. Will buy again and again!

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 10 Minutes
                   
                  5.0

                  best curl hold ever

                  By ANNA

                  from Monterey, CA

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Good Value
                  • Lightweight
                  • Smells Great
                  • Transforming

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • I Use For My 2 Yo Girl
                    • Women

                    Comments about AG Hair Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

                    doesn't dry out hair like a gel would. calms frizz and shapes curls. recommended to me by a NYC stylist and i'll never go back.
                    i use a hair spray to finish

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 10 Minutes
                     
                    5.0

                    fineally, a keeper

                    By Jody

                    from Nevada

                    About Me Budget Buyer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Effective
                    • Good Value
                    • Lightweight
                    • Smells Great

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • On-the-go

                      Comments about AG Hair Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

                      been tring products for over 25 years... and I am happy 2 say I fineally found a product that produces the results that I want

                      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                      • 10 Minutes

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Best curl cream

                      By Tami4E

                      from St. Paul, MN

                      About Me Brand Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Effective
                      • Lightweight
                      • Smells Great

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use

                        Comments about AG Hair Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

                        I love AG curl products because they are very moisturizing and leaves my hair really soft. This cream is lightweight but gives my curls great definition. I have tried MANY curly hair products and I am most pleased with AG hair cosmetics!

                        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                        • 30 Minutes

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                        • Q:

                          I am very sensitive to smells. What does this product smell like?
                          Asked on 4/10/2015 by lyndee

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            The fragrance is Satsumi, which is like a sweet orange. All AG Hair fragrances are mild, and they actually dissipate in the hair, so if you wear a fragrance (perfume), it doesn't interfere. AG Hair states that they receive many compliments on their mild fragrances, especially from people who are sensitive. We hope this info helps!

                            Answered on 4/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          Is this product free of silicone, sulfates, and alcohol.
                          Asked on 2/13/2015 by curly girl

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            This product is silicone-free and sulfate-free; it is not alcohol-free.

                            Answered on 2/16/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          How soon will i see results if my hair is damaged from dying to many times ?
                          Asked on 9/7/2014 by Katie from MN

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            You should see immediate results! Please note that this is a styling product, and not a treatment product, so its effects are temporary and will last until you shampoo the product out of your hair.

                            Answered on 9/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          What type of curls does this best work with?
                          Asked on 7/24/2014 by Hair Addict from Madison, WI

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Recoil works for all types of curls, from soft waves to corkscrew curls! It enhances and defines your natural curl/wave pattern and provides medium hold.

                            Answered on 7/29/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          Does this product contain silicones? I am trying out the "curly girl" method, and would like a product without silicone.
                          Asked on 6/27/2014 by curls from ATL, GA

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            This product is silicone-free and won't weigh down your curls.

                            Answered on 7/2/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          Do I still need a gel or styling product with this, or can it be used alone?
                          Asked on 6/17/2014 by terese from United States

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            This product has medium hold, so it can certainly be used on its own without additional styling gel. Used alone, it helps to define curls and reduce frizz as well as to condition the hair.

                            Answered on 6/18/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                        • Q:

                          I just got a keratin treatment to combat the frizz. I want to accent my natural wave/curl. I was told I need to use sulfate and paraban free product. Will this work
                          Asked on 5/5/2014 by Debi from MD

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            This product is sulfate- and paraben-free and will work wonderfully to enhance your curls and waves. Recoil Curl Activator is made with AG’s unique Curl Creating Complex (C3), which contains the following key ingredients:

                            Magnesium sulfate – helps shrink the bonds in the hair, cultivating and defining each individual curl and wave. It gently supports curls without being crunchy and helps give hair a silky, soft feel with lots of movement

                            Bio-fermented tomato fruit extract – shrinks the hair cuticle and encourages curl

                            Rice Amino acids – hydrate and improve hair strength, promote curl, and help fight frizz.

                            Silk and keratin protein – adds moisture, strength, elasticity and shine

                            P-14 copolymer – gives long-lasting curl definition and flexible hold

                            NaPCA – a highly effective moisturizer

                            Herbal extracts – soothe the scalp and add shine to hair

                            Answered on 5/6/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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