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Curl Recoil Curl Activator

6 oz

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AG HairCurl Recoil Curl Activator
 
4.3

(based on 163 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (126)
  • Smells great (77)
  • Effective (68)
  • Controls frizz (64)
  • Lightweight (59)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (82)
  • Daily use (40)
  • 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)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (69), Survivalist / minimalist (52), Product junkie (27), Budget shopper (4), Brand buyer (3)

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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

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Does exactly what it says it will do.

                    By The CSR

                    from Rockford, IL

                    About Me Minimalist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Effective
                    • Gentle
                    • Good Value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Color-treated Hair
                      • Dry/Damaged Hair
                      • Frizziness/Flyaways
                      • Limpness/Lifelessness

                      Comments about AG Hair Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

                      Don't use too much. Too much tends to weigh my hair down and not give it as good of a curl. Otherwise I'm grateful a salesperson recommended this product for me.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Wavy Hair

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      The Best Curly hair product Ever!

                      By Linda

                      from Ramsey, NJ

                      About Me Minimalist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Effective
                      • Gentle
                      • Good Value
                      • Smells great

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Color-treated Hair

                        Comments about AG Hair Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

                        It brings out the curl and holds the curl no matter what the weather. I wish I had discovered it years ago!!

                        • Hair Type:
                        • Very Curly Hair

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        The Missing Piece

                        By Amanda

                        from South Florida

                        About Me Minimalist

                        Pros

                        • Defines curls
                        • Eliminates Frizz

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about AG Hair Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

                            Ever since I have followed the curly girl method, there was always something that was missing, that my hair needed, so I can be completely satisfied with how it looked. Before trying this product, my hair would be a bit unpredictable on the second day after I slept on it and I would always face the issue of frizz. Since I have tried the Recoil Curl Activator cream just a couple of days ago, my curls have looked the best they have ever looked; curls are more defined and the frizz has been abolished! I use this when my hair is first styled after being washed (in conjunction with other products) and on the second day to spruce up the curls. This is the best curly hair product I have purchased.

                            • Hair Type:
                            • Very Curly Hair

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                            • 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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