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AG Hair CosmeticsCurl Recoil Curl Activator
AG Hair Cosmetics

Curl Recoil Curl Activator

6 oz

Item #: 2221493

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AG Hair CosmeticsCurl Recoil Curl Activator
 
4.3

(based on 152 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (118)
  • Smells great (68)
  • Controls frizz (64)
  • Effective (58)
  • Lightweight (52)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (82)
  • Daily use (37)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (36)
  • Thick hair (26)
  • Color-treated hair (12)
    • Hair Type:
    • Very curly hair (80), Wavy hair (71)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (68), Survivalist / minimalist (49), Product junkie (27)

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5.0

Awesome product!!!!

By Cady's Mama

from Cleveland, OH

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Does The Trick
  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Smells great

Cons

  • Pricey but worth it

Best Uses

  • Curly hair

Comments about AG Hair Cosmetics Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

I use it right after I wash my hair and finish it with "Details." Great combination!

  • Hair Type:
  • Very Curly Hair
 
4.0

I love this product

By Michelle

from Lee's Summit, MO

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Gentle
  • Smells great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Frizziness/Flyaways

    Comments about AG Hair Cosmetics Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

    I have very curly hair and this product creates soft full curls.

    • Hair Type:
    • Very Curly Hair
     
    5.0

    Great curls

    By Curl Friend

    from Atlanta, Ga

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Gentle

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color-treated Hair
      • Frizziness/Flyaways

      Comments about AG Hair Cosmetics Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

      This really defines curl & keeps curls soft. Not much hold, I mix it with a light gel.
      I have 3B curls

      • Hair Type:
      • Very Curly Hair
       
      5.0

      My FAVORITE product

      By Curly gal

      from Phoenix, AZ

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Gentle
      • Not Crunchy

      Cons

      • Pricey

      Best Uses

      • Curly hair

      Comments about AG Hair Cosmetics Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

      As a curly haired gal I have tried a TON of producte to help tame the curl without it being crunchy or stiff. This is by far the best product I have ever come across. Whether I let it air dry or do a 90% with a difuser on the blowdryer it always looks great. Holds the curl in check, but isn't stiff. Well worth the investment.

      • Hair Type:
      • Very Curly Hair
       
      4.0

      Makes nice curls

      By Oper. Queen

      from Bronx, NY

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry/Damaged Hair
        • Frizziness/Flyaways

        Comments about AG Hair Cosmetics Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

        The texture of my hair has changed recently and this product has helped me get more curls and less frizz.

        • Hair Type:
        • Very Curly Hair
         
        4.0

        Curl Activator holds

        By Karen Quackers

        from Minneapolis, MN

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Gentle
        • Good Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Frizziness/Flyaways

          Comments about AG Hair Cosmetics Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

          I will sometimes use too much and my hair gets stiff, but it holds really well and I can finger comb out the curls for a softer look.

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair
           
          5.0

          Best Curl Activating Product

          By Caryn

          from Daytona Beach, FL

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Doesn't Dryadds Moisture
          • Doesn't Dry Your Hair Out
          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Smells great

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about AG Hair Cosmetics Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

          When I worked in a salon I was introduced to this product and this line. Love it! So glad that Ulta carries this line.

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          AMAZING!!!

          By T

          from Fairhope, AL

          About Me Minimalist

          Pros

          • Adds Definition
          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Gentle
          • Good Value
          • Improves Curl Pattern
          • Lightweight
          • Smells great
          • Softness

          Cons

          • None yet

          Best Uses

          • Frizziness/Flyaways
          • Limpness/Lifelessness
          • Wavy Or Curly

          Comments about AG Hair Cosmetics Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

          First let me start off by saying that I have never written a product review. So, that should speak for itself. I always has stick straight hair, to the point of NEVER having to even blow dry my hair and it would be straight and zero frizz, ever. Well, I had my second child and one section on the underside of my hair went curly. Fast forward 12 years and the majority of the underside of my hair is pretty curly but yet easy to straighten at the same time. The top portion at the crown is straight but the use of a diffuser will bring about a decent wave kind of blending it all together. I have tried so many products and have been an aveda user for years. I still use the dry remedy shampoo and conditioner from aveda (the new version) and some sort of curl cream when wearing my hair curly. I was using aveda's curl cream from the be curly line but it weighs my hair down a good bit. This stuff, AG recoil does not! It is amazing! The first time I used this product (today) I used maybe two pumps (12oz bottle) and in my soaking wet hair ran it though with my fingers. I then combed it all through. I use a t shirt to scrunch and remove some excess water then diffuse. This recoil cream did leave hair crunchy but once it is fully dry (only diffuse hair till it is about 85% dry) I then scrunch the crunch out and wow!!! Wow!!! Wow!!! My hair everywhere is CURLY! Like the kind of curls I have longed for. Like Anne Hathaway in Love and Other Drugs!!!! My hair is about 3" past my shoulders and if it keeps up like this, I wil grow it long and never straighten it again! The body, movement, curl pattern and softness this product brings to fine, frizzy, wavy/curly hair is AMAZING!!! Best money I have spent hands down!

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair
           
          5.0

          Great stuff

          By MRogman

          from Watertown, MN

          About Me Product Junkie

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Color-treated Hair
            • Frizziness/Flyaways

            Comments about AG Hair Cosmetics Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

            I have very thick and very wavy hair that frizzes easily. I have used this on humid days and during the dry winters and my hair looks great.

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent for curls!

            By Curlie q

            from Jacksonville, FL

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Gentle
            • Good Value
            • No Heavy Silicones
            • Smells great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Curly hair
              • Maximizing Curls

              Comments about AG Hair Cosmetics Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

              This is my go-to product for my curly hair. It's easy to use and you don't need a lot for it to be effective. I only use two pumps and that works fine for my thick, past-shoulder-length hair. I also color my hair and this is perfectly gentle for color treated hair as well. Even works well in Florida summers.

              • Hair Type:
              • Very Curly Hair

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              • 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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