Rated 4.57 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review My curly hair has never looked so good
For the past 10 years I have been using DC styling products. Few months ago I switched to Curlsmith-- and just recently I finally perfected their styling technique. My heir has never, ever looked so good. I have what my stylist refers to as "cherub curls": fine hair that can be styled into beautiful ringlets, but which tends to loose it's curl after a day or two of not styling. I use this product with other curlsmith products. Finally I have mastered my stylist's technique and every day my hair looks like it does when I walk out of the salon-- gorgeous, voluminous, smooth and frizz-free curls. After 43 years, I am confident I will never have another bad hair day again, and I love, love, love my hair.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not for me
After i saw the reviews and the natural ingredients i decided to buy it, my curls looked natural,frizz free,smells good ,the only problem is that it leaves white residue in the hair, i thought it was dandruff then I use it on my son who doesn't have dandruff and he came back from school with his hair full of white residue
Reviewed by 663 customers It's a no from me.
Emmee from Brookllyn
I got a travel size to try this product out, and if I weren't socially isolated, I wouldn't even be using up the mini. It seems like this works for other people's curls, but it definitely doesn't work for mine! (My hair: fine, dense, low-porosity, ~3c.) There isn't enough hold to use it over a richer styling cream, and there isn't enough curl-nourishing richness to use it -without- a styling cream. My hair is frizzy, flat, and unrevivable by day 3...and it never even looked its best to begin with. Pass.
Julie from New York
Love it. Perfect for curly hair.
Very good for my 2c 3b hair type.
Cass from New York
If this product doesn't work for you, before blaming it, make sure you clarify and deep condition your hair... because that's most likely the issue. Also using the correct shampoo or conditioner. This stuff made my hair super healthy looking with great definition for being air dried. I personally used deva curl build up buster, the curl smith deep conditioner then this hold. Perfect combo!
Seem like a nice product
Dfox27 from Mold, MN
I've use this for a few days. After I get done styling it,before I leave the house, my hair looks great. When I leave the house and go to work my hair got really frizzy. This is my fault. I did not look at the Ingredients. Glycerin is so high on the ingredients list. I will try this in the spring/summer and see how it does outside then. I Purchased the jar, which is pretty difficult to use. Next time I will buy the larger bottle, if it works during spring..
Just love it
Cece from Crystal Lake IL
This product will not leave hair dry or sticky the only curl diviner I will use
Stripped the moisture out my hair
Stephie from New York
I did a wash and go with this gel and the styling balm. My hair after drying was hard and lacked moisture. For the price and the result I would not repurchase these products.
Works best when watered down
Alex from VA
This product is great when you emulsify it with a liquid leave in conditioner. It thins out the gel enough to distribute it evenly throughout the hair. The soufflé gives great definition for days, with little need for refreshing.
Tried and True
Curlsmith junkie from Michigan
I've been using this for a long time now and no matter how often I branch out to try some other product, I always come back to this one because nothing else can ever compare. If it's not broken, don't fix it right? I have a tapered cut right now and I always get compliments on how defined and shiny my hair is. Even though my hair immediately snaps back when pulled (because of the strong hold), it's still very soft when my hands run through it after the cast is broken.
I would buy again love it
OAM from Norwalk CT
This is a must have product if you have curly hair you can wear it down or up and makes curls formed with less frizz
Shanna from Bryan, Texas
I've used this a couple of times. Once on wet hair and once on slightly damp hair. It was amazing. Has a great smell and gave good definition without being crunchy or too stiff.
FINALLY! Found my GO-TO tried and true and loved by my curls
Verleigh from Highland Lakes, NJ
I have been looking or a product that is natural, low maintenance, easy to use, moisturizing, and can let me show off my natural curls. After letting my gray grown in a few years ago, my hair became dryer and dryer. My old hair routine has had to go out the window. I have spent years and thousands hunting for the perfect hair product line and I on a whim bought this based on reviews. First I applied the Intense Treatment Serum on dry unwashed hair and left it on for a few hours while doing odds and ends in the house. Then, I used the Curl Quenching Conditioning Wash. I was a little dubious, thinking my hair did not feel "clean" because it was not squeaky... but carried on... let's give this a try, right? Then to finish in the shower I conditioned with Double Cream Deep Quencher, which I left on to do its thing while I bathed. After my shower I used the Curl Defining Styling Souffle. I divided my hair into small parts and raked the products through with my fingers making sure that each strand felt slippery. I fell asleep before it was completely dry and remember thinking, oh well, I will have to do this again in the morning. Well! what a surprise this morning! My hair looks fantastic! I broke the cast wondering if it would start flaking or frizzing and... and... and..!!! nothing! For once, my hair looks EXACTLY like the models in the pictures. I am a very satisfied customer. Cleaning my bathroom and getting rid of all these other brand half used bottles of hair products.
Buying this again
Liz from Santa Monica
The only thing i dislike about this product is the way it smells other than that i love love this product it has amazing hold and ones i scrunch it is instantly soft curls. Plus no debride when i am breaking the cast.
Great for 2C/3A hair
Lauren from Pennsylvania
I was really nervous to use this because I didn't want my hair to look stiff and too shiny but with this, it does not! I don't own any other product for Curlsmith so I just use my normal shampoo/conditioner combo. I've had this product for three weeks and I use this product only 2 times a week on my hair wash days! Definitely follow the instructions and use a dime size (or less) while your hair is soaking wet and let it air dry (or use a diffuser). I made the mistake of using too much and partially drying my hair, and the product made my hair stiff, crunchy, and shiny. But after using it correctly, my hair is soft, curly, and not too shiny/greasy looking! My curls still look great after 2-4 days of not washing although I haven't noticed a big difference in frizziness. I definitely recommend and waiting the 4-5 hours for my hair to dry is definitely worth it lol (I don't own a diffuser).
I would not buy this product again
Deb l from Houston, Tx
I did not like this product. It resembled jello, and was difficult to work through my hair. And it left my hair stiff. I returned it.
Kam from Silverdale washington
So I got this last night and used it this morning and let me tell you! I'm in love! I live in Washington and my hair sure hate the rain so I'm constantly barreling frizz... and I haven't had any issues with frizz today.. mind due it is the first day ever using this!! But it was a very soft the smell is amazing and it left a good cast and was easy to crunch out and left my hair feeling very light weight and awesome spirals which I never get! All and all I love this product and will buy it again
Leaves my hair frizzy, crunchy and stringy
Karebear from Virginia
I've tried this gel several times now, and each time it's produced the same results on my 2c - 3a hair: dry, frizzy, stringy, and crunchy curls. I had high hopes due to the positive reviews, but I haven't been happy with how my hair dries using this product (both air drying and diffusing). Even after a few days my hair will still look crunchy, no matter how much I try and sotc. I'm glad it's worked well for others, but it's just not for me.
Carina from Texas
This stuff works great in my 3B/c hair. I love it. Curlsmith products work great in my hair. A tad expensive but worth it.
Loved this product
Aaliyah from Arizona
I use the product as a part of my routine on the go or after washing. I have low porosity hair so it does a good job of locking in shine and moisture.
Not for naturals
Kris from Bethlehem, pa
For me, this was a disaster. I gave it a solid try twice and it was the same result. Hard, sticky hair with flakes! My hair is 3c-4a, very healthy and this product just sucked the life right out of it. It may work better for people with looser curl patterns.
Did not work for me
Gigi from Miami FL
Whenever I would break the casting my hair would be dry, frizzy and like I didn't use any hair product. This product did not work for me. I have 3b/3c curls
Carly R from Royal Oak, Michigan
I love this product! I had been eyeing it for a while and finally decided to purchase it, I'm glad I did. A little goes a long way. I use about a dime-penny size of product each time. It does a good job defining my curls. I would definitely recommend this product!
Not for my hair
Cirygirrl from Chicago, IL
The souffle offered no hold on my waves. Draggged everything down. Wasn't sticky or drying. Just not for me.
I would buy this product again and again
Deborah from California
After I am done taking a shower, I squeeze out all the excess water from my hair. I keep this product in the shower. While I am still in the shower, before I get out, I flip my hair over and rake dime size amount into each section of hair. I separate my hair into three sections (left, middle, and right). After I rake the product through my hair, I scrunch my hair. Then, with the remaining product that is left on my hands, I shake it through my roots. Then, I flip my hair over and let it air dry throughout the day. I do not put any other products in my hair thereafter.
I wish I could wash my permed hair more than once a week. I love the effects this soufflé. Got complimented at work. I'm assuming my hair looked like poop prior to this. Haha.
The best for your curls
Tish from Superior AZ
I would buy again and recommend to a friend
I love it!
Fgmay from Jeffersonville, IN
I love this product. I had been trying to find different gels, mousses that can work for my hair, which is medium course, 3A curl pattern, and prone to frizz. I finally decided to give this product a try and my hair really loves it. I am currently on day 3 after wash day and no frizz! I usually put the product in sections to make sure it gets in my strands. It can leave a little bit of a cast if you layer it too much, but I just put a little bit of oil serum after diffusing to break the cast and I'm done!