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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 154 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (119)
  • Smells great (69)
  • Controls frizz (64)
  • Effective (59)
  • 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 (37)
  • Thick hair (26)
  • Color-treated hair (13)
    • Hair Type:
    • Very curly hair (82), Wavy hair (71)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (69), Survivalist / minimalist (50), Product junkie (27)

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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 Cosmetics 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
       
      5.0

      I love this product.

      By Teres

      from Longmont, Co. 80501

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Smells great

      Cons

      • I Love This Product

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about AG Hair Cosmetics Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

      This is one of the best products I have found for curly hair. I love the smell . work great for my hair.

      • Hair Type:
      • Very Curly Hair
       
      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

              (6 of 6 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

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              • 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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