Rated 4.65 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Amazing for textured hair!
First of all, this product IS NOT a regular shampoo, and so if you try to use it like one you won't be happy with the results. It's a co-wash and is meant for wavy and curly hair. It won't lather. Co-wash is something people who follow the "no-poo" (no shampoo) method of hair care use sometimes. This product doesn't have sulfates or other harsh detergents in it, which is exactly what textured hair people need! if you're a curly or wavy haired person who follows the no-poo method you'll probably love this stuff, I definitely do!!
Most Helpful Critical Review It's ok but doesn't moisturize my thick curly locks
I had a gift card for ulta that I got for Christmas last year and so I decided I would use it to buy a hair care product because I need something that will moisturize my hair and leave it less frizzy and so I read all the great reviews for this and so I thought I would give it a try. When I got it I decided to use it and when I first squeezed it out of the bottle, the smell of the product I didn't really like it has a stinky smell to it and it's kind of a gross smell and it makes your hair smell gross unless you had another type of good smelling moisturizer to it but it does moisturize your hair but it's not that great of a detangler because my hair is long and thick and it doesn't even detangle my hair all that well and my hair is still frizzy after using this stuff too. I kind of wish I didn't buy this or I kind of wish I returned it and got a refund but it's too late now since I threw away the receipt.
Reviewed by 522 customers Soooo goooood!
Fae M from USA
TL;DR: This review got crazy long. To summarize: been using this as my wash for a year (almost exclusively). My hair's happy, my scalp's happy, I'm happy, and my mom's happy. I now collect this brand's products like they're Pokemon.
I initially tried the travel size of this about a year ago, and fell in love so hard that I immediately bought the jumbo 32oz when the mini ran out.
(I see a bunch of reviews complaining about the packaging of the 16oz, so I'm glad I skipped right over it, haha.)
I'm extremely lazy, and being able to switch from shampoo + conditioner to just one product is fantastic. ESPECIALLY since this detangles, too.
I have extremely dry, natural curls, and this does just the trick. If I want my hair to LOOK nice, I'll still have to use other leave-ins & stylers afterward. But if I know I'm not going anywhere? This by itself is great and my hair & scalp feel fantastic.
My hair has never been softer. My scalp has never been less irritated. This saves me time & effort versus using shampoo + conditioner. And I HAVE tried other co-washes before, but they either gave me dandruff after a couple weeks (I'm looking at YOU, DevaCurl) or they weighed my hair down.
I absolutely believe the little blurb on the packaging that says this is gentle enough for daily use (although again, I'm lazy, so I'm usually 3 days to a week between washes).
I've just bought a 2nd jumbo bottle and I now have a growing collection of CurlSmith's products (most were hits, a few were misses, although even the misses weren't bad enough that I returned them).
I like their "Detox" wash set, too, although I only got that recently and I only use it once out of maybe every 3 washes? (Too much effort to use regularly, haha.)
Anyway, just buy it. Grab the travel size if you don't want to commit to a jumbo w/o trying, but you won't regret the purchase.
I converted my mom to this brand, too, and she raves about the styling souffle (I give her my freebie travel sizes when I get duplicates of a product I already have, but she loved the souffle so much she went out and bought a big one before she was even halfway through the mini).
BTW, this brand puts out a lot of "spend this much and get a free travel size" promotions (usually the co-wash, but other things, too) so I keep Mama supplied with those, haha.
WOW, this review got outta-control long...
Good product but bad delivery
Kiki from Puyallup, Washington
The products smells good and isn't overpowering. I liked how it felt and it wasn't heavy. The issue is that the bottle is a thicker material and you can't squeeze the product out.
Great product, horrible packaging
Mo from NC
I received a sample with a previous order and liked it so much I thought I'd buy the full size, but that was a mistake. It doesn't matter how fantastic it is if you can't get it out of the bottle. I had to call my boyfriend into the bathroom to dispense it into my hands as if I were a toddler. Save your dignity and splurge for the 32 oz. bottle with the pump or don't buy it at all.
Can't get product out
Liz from San Diego
Even if this was the best co wash conditioner ever I would never buy again. I think I have permanent hand damage trying to squeeze the bottle. The plastic bottle is so thick with no give. Anyway I've only used twice so I can't rate
Mansfield from Fort Worth, TX
I liked this a lot except the bottle is very hard to get any product out. I had to take the lid off and scoop it out instead. It smells wonderful and made my curls more bouncy.
Love this product line!
GA Peach from Georgia
I really love this product line. I can't rave enough about it. My hair is naturally dry and frizzy. I finally found something that does exactly what it claims. The conditioning wash leaves my hair detangled. I also use the Oil in cream as well as the soufflé. The soufflé does take some getting used to. The texture of the product is jelly like. But wow what an amazing difference I have seen in my hair. I noticed after my second usage of the products. Oh and the smell! I love the smell. It kind of reminds me of the old original scent of Jergens hand lotion.
Naly.18 from New Mexico
I always thought I had dry-colored hair. Turns out i actually have dark shiny brown hair. Not only does this give shine, it also defines my curls and has made my hair grow like crazy. My only complaint is the amount that has to be used for long hair (it's a lot) and it doesn't deeply clean the scalp.
I would purchase this again- and will be purchasing again.
Zephyre from Morrisville NC
I really love it, it works really great. My only con is the price.
Best cowash ever
Bee from Wilmington NC
This is the most moisturizing cleansing conditioner I have ever used. Leaves my hair very soft and tangle free
Aria from Vancouver
My husband has 3B hair and tried this stuff on the recommendation of some small YouTuber. It made his hair incredible soft and defined his curls beautifully. I've got very dry 2A hair and now use this as well. Yeah, it's pricy, but it works so well that it's hard to justify anything else.
Greasy and Dry
VickyVictoriaVic from Chicago
I bought this along with the Curl Conditioning Oil in Cream. Together, they make my hair greasy, tangled, and my ends dry. My hair is just dry mid way to ends with my scalp being greasy when I just use the cowash. It's so weird. It's like my hair is coated but still dry. I really tried to like it but couldn't. It seems that my hair is getting more tangled the more I use this too so I have to return it.
Cowash for tangles!
Erica from Seattle
Felt great on my scalp
Soothes my dry tangly low porosity hair without being heavy
I could get a brush through it!!!
Mish from Arizona
I thought that my scalp was too oily to use a co-wash but my fiancé convinced me to buy this and Oh. My. Gosh. My hair was oily because I was stripping it with harsh shampoos! Now that I'm on the Curlsmith train, my hair is healthier, curlier, and happier than ever! It's also a great de-tangler which is a huge bonus for me!
Tried this out...
lishastarz from UTAH
It worked okay, I didn't feel my hair felt too clean after using it and my scalp felt itchy... didn't see soft curls at all.
Better than As I Am for me
Taylor from Huntington Beach, CA
I was using the As I Am cowash because it was so widely recommended for curly girls. I liked it but didn't love it. After running into some protein overload issues from other products (due to COVID supply issues I had to try something new). This stuff was recommended to me because the line is supposed to be protein free. I really really really like this wash. My hair is always dry and needs all the extra moisture it can get. This stuff gives my hair slip before I even get to the conditioner stage. Doesn't leave my hair/scalp feeling dry or stripped. Might not work for people with an oilier scalp/hair but it works great for me. Don't particularly care for the scent but it's not overpowering which is nice.
Great results if only I could squeeze the bottle
Pokymom from Idaho
I use this as a once a week co-wash for my curly hair. It is very thick and will not come out the cap--I have to take the entire cap off and shake-weight it out. You also have to use quite a bit; but I get compliments on my curls every time I use it.
Daniii from Houston
This stuff is the best co-wash I have ever tried and it has a pleasant smell. I only use it on the roots of my hair to make it last longer and then for my ends I use my regular conditioner. It does a perfect job of cleansing excess oil and moisturizing at the same time. The results are amazing! I am able to go much longer in between shampoos while using this product! I will continue buying indefinitely.
I only used the sample that I received once before buying the full size...it was just that good!
Destroyed my curls
girlnamedgabe from Summerville, SC
Bought this based on recommendation from the store manager. Weighed my hair down and destroyed all curl definition. Made my scalp unbearably itchy. Returned for something else.
it is life changing
emily from los angeles, ca
i have never used a curl reactivator that works this well, totally worth it
If I could give it a zero I would
Rose from Atlanta, GA
I absolutely hated this product. My hair felt stripped and dirty all at the same time. The smell was super strong and it was so bad that I had to rewash my hair with shampoo on the same day. I returned this product the next day.
I liked this shampoo
Lisalisa from Delray Beach FL
I think I'm washing my hair twice a week these days-seems to be drier than in my earlier years? Anyhow because it's color treated and I'm growing it a little longer I want a gentle non-drying shampoo. I left this in my hair while I showered. I didn't use any additional conditioner because it rinsed out so nicely. I did use the Hold Me Softly Style Balm (soft hold) afterwards. Smells nice.
I AM AMAZED
Cess from Orlando, FL
Ok y'all so I hardly ever write reviews but I just felt like I had to for this product. So my hair is more wavy than curly but My hair looks super curly when I put products in and style it. If I wash my hair and just let it air dry without any product it usually looks dry and just flat and wavy. Lately I have been having a lot of issues with my hair getting extremely tangled which is something I've never dealt with so when I was walking out of Ulta and saw this I decided to go back and purchase it to give it a shot. WELL today I washed my hair didn't add any product and wrapped my hair in a bun. When I took it out of the bun I expected it to look dry and wavy as usual BUT it didn't! My hair looks super shiny and moisturized and it's super CURLY. I definitely didn't expect this to work this good. Needless to say I will continue to buy this product. I also like their hold me softly style balm and the in-shower style fixer.
Allynbelle from VA
I've been following the curly girl method for almost 3 years now and this is the absolute best cowash I've ever used. It's somehow moisturizing without weighing my thin, high porosity 2C/3A curls down. I'm not in love with the fruity scent but I'll deal with it for the smooth, glossy curls it gives me!
Real thick conditioner.
Valerie platinum girl from Orlando Florida
This no poo (bubble/foam ) wash is a little thick and you have to scrub it well off the scalp, if not it stays caked on. I have soft curls. I saw a little difference when using this product.
Jamie from WA
I normally don't leave reviews, but this was a gamechanger. I tried out the travel size of this and decided I loved it enough to get the full size. I cannot say enough positive things about this product. I have medium 2b/2c hair that's been through a lot of bleaching/heat and my hair feels so nourished. It's also color-safe and smells wonderful, which are bonuses. The only reason I took off a star was because it's a bit hard to squeeze out. Other than that, no complaints!