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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 156 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (121)
  • Smells great (70)
  • Controls frizz (64)
  • Effective (61)
  • Lightweight (52)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (82)
  • Frizziness/flyaways (38)
  • Daily use (37)
  • Thick hair (26)
  • Color-treated hair (15)
    • Hair Type:
    • Very curly hair (83), Wavy hair (72)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (69), Survivalist / minimalist (52), Product junkie (27)

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5.0

Does exactly what it says it will do.

By The CSR

from Rockford, IL

About Me Minimalist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Gentle
  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about AG Hair Cosmetics Curl Recoil Curl Activator:

    Don't use too much. Too much tends to weigh my hair down and not give it as good of a curl. Otherwise I'm grateful a salesperson recommended this product for me.

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair
     
    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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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

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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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