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Curl Re:Coil Curl Activator

6 oz

Item #: 2221493

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AG HairCurl Recoil Curl Activator
 
4.4

(based on 171 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (133)
  • Smells great (79)
  • Effective (76)
  • Controls frizz (64)
  • Lightweight (63)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (84)
  • Daily use (43)
  • 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 (6), 30 minutes (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (69), Survivalist / minimalist (52), Product junkie (27), Brand buyer (7), Budget shopper (5)

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5.0

Enhances my curl beautifully

By Debbie with Goldilocks

from Twin Falls, ID

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • On wet hair

    Comments about AG Hair Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

    I use this with a de-frizzer made by Biolage and a available at Ulta. I notice it works better when the local humidity is 20% or higher. I have received more compliments since I began using this than I can tell you!

    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 10 Minutes
     
    5.0

    I love this . the best for curly hair

    By Teres

    from Longmont, Co. 80501

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Smells Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Women

      Comments about AG Hair Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

      Use on wet hair . really good on curly hair

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 1+ Hour
       
      5.0

      AMAZING CURL DEFINER

      By Alma in Texas

      from San Antonio, TExas

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Women

        Comments about AG Hair Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

        I got this product on sale..(guess due to new packaging it was on clearance). I had read about it on the allure magazine and I am so glad I bought it. This is a great..amazing..curl definer, it controls frizz, defines curls and does not weigh hair down. I was rushing to work so I was not able to finish blow drying my hair. I had my car windows down in the nasty humid Texas summer and my curls dried to crunch-free spiral ringlets. I absolutely love it. I really hope Ulta does not do away with this line.

        • My Beauty Routine Takes:
        • 30 Minutes

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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

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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 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
                          • 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 Expert

                              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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