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AG Hair Cosmetics

Curl Recoil Curl Activator

6 oz

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AG Hair CosmeticsCurl Recoil Curl Activator
 
4.3

(based on 155 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (120)
  • Smells great (70)
  • Controls frizz (64)
  • Effective (60)
  • 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 (14)
    • Hair Type:
    • Very curly hair (83), Wavy hair (71)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (69), Survivalist / minimalist (51), Product junkie (27)

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5.0

The Best Curly hair product Ever!

By Linda

from Ramsey, NJ

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Color-treated Hair

    Comments about AG Hair Cosmetics Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

    It brings out the curl and holds the curl no matter what the weather. I wish I had discovered it years ago!!

    • Hair Type:
    • Very Curly Hair
     
    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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

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                • 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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