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AG Hair Curl Re:Coil Curl Activator

AG Hair

Curl Re:Coil Curl Activator

6 oz

Item #: 2221493

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Some curls need a little encouragement and nothing defines, maintains and moisturizes curls like AG Hair's Curl Re:Coil Curl Activator. Rich in AG's exclusive Curl Creating Complex (C3), Recoil separates and holds without stiffness or stickiness, even in high humidity.

No salt. No PABA. No parabens. No gluten. No DEA. No animal testing.
Scrunch a small amount evenly through clean, damp hair. Air dry or use a diffuser to blow-dry.
Water (Aqua, Eau), Polyquaternium-55, Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Chloride, Stearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Corn Starch Modified,Cetrimonium Chloride, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Extract, Acyl Coenzyme A Desaturase, Lactobacillus/Tomato Fruit Ferment Extract, Keratin Amino Acids, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Prunus Serotina (Wild Cherry) Bark Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Sodium PCA, Polyquaternium-10, Magnesium Sulfate, Silk Amino Acids, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Panthenol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Fragrance (Parfum), Butylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate.

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AG HairCurl Re:Coil Curl Activator
 
4.4

(based on 214 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (163)
  • Effective (99)
  • Smells great (96)
  • Lightweight (86)
  • Controls frizz (68)

Cons

  • Heavy (14)
  • Sticky (11)
  • Doesn't work (9)
  • Dries-out hair (4)
  • Greasy (4)

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (89)
  • Daily use (64)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (38)
  • Thick hair (26)
  • Women (16)
    • Hair Type:
    • Very curly hair (87), Wavy hair (75)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (21), 10 minutes (16), 1+ hour (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (72), Survivalist / minimalist (53), Product junkie (30), Budget shopper (19), Brand buyer (16)

Reviewed by 214 customers

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5.0

Best curl cream without the crunch!

By Colleen

from Langhorne pa

About Me Product Junkie

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Controls Frizz
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Strong Hold

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Curly Hair

    Comments about AG Hair Curl Re:Coil Curl Activator:

    Put on while hair very wet , style with fingers and air dry.

    • Hair Type:
    • Very Curly Hair
     
    5.0

    Perfect product for my curls

    By Katie Wright

    from Glen Allen, VA

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • "Non-crunchy"
    • Controls Frizz
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Non-Greasy
    • Soft definition

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Curly Hair

      Comments about AG Hair Curl Re:Coil Curl Activator:

      I use recoil as soon as I get out of the shower and my hair is still dripping wet. I use about a quarter size amount, rub in my hands then apply by srunching staring at the ends. I let my hair naturally dry and this product leaves my curls defined and soft looking all day.

      • Hair Type:
      • Very Curly Hair
       
      5.0

      i love this stuff

      By lilly

      from chino CA

      About Me Product Junkie

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair
        • Daily Use

        Comments about AG Hair Curl Re:Coil Curl Activator:

        This product is great doesn't weigh hair down.

        • Hair Type:
        • Very Curly Hair
         
        1.0

        Hated it!

        By MK

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Product Junkie

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Greasy
        • Heavy
        • Sticky

        Best Uses

          Comments about AG Hair Curl Re:Coil Curl Activator:

          This product was expensive and didn't work very great. With just a small amount, it made my hair feel greasy and heavy. I returned it

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair
           
          2.0

          NOT FOR ME

          By sandraz

          from Chicago

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • A little bit goes a long way
          • Non-Greasy

          Cons

          • Dries-Out Hair
          • Sticky
          • Strong Odor

          Best Uses

            Comments about AG Hair Curl Re:Coil Curl Activator:

            I gave this 2 stars because a little bit goes a long way....For me, this product goes on smooth when applied to damp hair. I air dry my hair (I have dense, blonde hair cut in a pixie style) and I am growing out my short hair to a longer length but still short (mid-neck length) and I was looking for a product to use to give my hair manageability because my hair is so dense. My hair feels like straw after it dries when I use this.....and I am not a fan of the scent. I am going back to using my leave-in Coconut Curls (OGX) conditioner. I also use Aveda defining whip and Oribe Apres spray for control and softness. So...this product did not work for me. And unfortunately none of the AG products I have tried work for my hair.

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair
             
            5.0

            Great for scrunch and go curls, especially in the humidity.

            By Tzins12

            from Plymouth, MA

            About Me Minimalist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Controls Frizz
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy
            • Smells Great
            • Strong Hold

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Curly Hair

              Comments about AG Hair Curl Re:Coil Curl Activator:

              Scrunch and go. Need to work through hair after dry as it can be stiff.

              • Hair Type:
              • Wavy Hair
               
              5.0

              Works great to style curly hair

              By Tee

              from Boston, MA

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Controls Frizz
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Curly Hair

                Comments about AG Hair Curl Re:Coil Curl Activator:

                I style my thick frizzy curly hair using the product, works great

                • Hair Type:
                • Very Curly Hair

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                loose waves -> defined waves

                By Meg

                from Tulsa

                Comments about AG Hair Curl Re:Coil Curl Activator:

                When my hair was medium length, this made my frizzy waves form real ringlets. I just got a bob and this definitely helps give my hair more wave/curl. I will repurchase when I run out!

                 
                5.0

                Love this cream!

                By Heatherlk22

                from State college, pa

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about AG Hair Curl Re:Coil Curl Activator:

                Use this everyday I do my hair curly for past couple years!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Buying this for years

                By Callie

                from Williamsburg Va

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about AG Hair Curl Re:Coil Curl Activator:

                I always apply this to wet hair and use my hands to scrunch it up while using a diffuser. This is the ONLY product that gives my thin straight/wavy hair defined curls

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                • Q:

                  I have long, wavy hair, but I don't like when my waves turn into semi-curls, like some stronger products do that are meant for curly hair. Would this hold waves and defrizz for someone with wavy hair without curling the hair?
                  Asked on 5/12/2016 by Jamie from Atlanta

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Re:Coil Curl Activator is one of AG's most popular styling products. It gives curls what they need – definition, moisture and control. Re:Coil separates and holds curls without stiffness or stickiness. That being said, it does contain AG's C3 (Curl Creating Complex) containing bio-fermented tomato fruit extract and magnesium sulfate, both which shrink the hair cuticle and encourage curl.

                    Answered on 5/31/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  I have fine, permed hair past my shoulders. I like 80s hair look (lol). I love the mousse gel, is this a firmer hold than that? Also: can I use this to define my curls and then mousse gel to amp up the volume?
                  Asked on 2/12/2016 by Tried them all from Alexandria, VA

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    To amp up the volume of your fine curls, we would recommend Curl Trigger Curl Defining Spray on damp hair, then use the Mousse Gel over top and diffuse for full defined 80s hair. :-) If you air dry Mousse Gel it will be a crisper firmer hold, than if you diffuse.

                    Curl Trigger: http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod3150085

                    Answered on 2/18/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                • Q:

                  Can I use heat on this or would I need a heat protectant in addition. I really am wanting to blow dry my curls for more bounce. Thanks
                  Asked on 1/9/2016 by ZetBlaesing from Lakeland Florida

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Did they change the formula when they changed the packaging? I LOVE the old white and purple bottle but I haven't tried this product since they changed the packaging.
                  Asked on 10/5/2015 by greenidgirl

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Only the packaging has changed. The formula remains the same! :-)

                    Answered on 10/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

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

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    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 Expert

                    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 Expert

                    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 Expert

                    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 Expert

                    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 Expert

                    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
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