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Curl Re:Coil Curl Activator

6 oz

Item #: 2221493

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AG HairCurl Recoil Curl Activator
 
4.3

(based on 168 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (130)
  • Smells great (78)
  • Effective (73)
  • 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 (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (69), Survivalist / minimalist (52), Product junkie (27), Brand buyer (5), Budget shopper (5)

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5.0

Love this product for curly hair!

By Jules

from Cincinnati, Ohio

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Effective

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about AG Hair Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

      Great product

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Managable Curls- Yippee

      By maybaby528

      from Rohnert Park , CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about AG Hair Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

          I use this product daily~ a must have!
          Makes my curls soft and friz free.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 30 Minutes
           
          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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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

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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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