Rated 4.35 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review OMG...
I had heard about AG Recoil on several forums but refused to bite because I was trying to curb my product junkie habits. However I felll when they had the line b1g1 50%. I only regret not trying it sooner. I folliw the curly method and this curl activator is one of the best that I have tried. The results totally justify the price point and a little goes a long way. The slip is amazing and I had to decrease the amount that I was using because of it!! This may be my first Holy Grail product ever!
Most Helpful Critical Review I'm torn here.
I have wavy, barely curly hair that is long (mid-back length). I like to air dry my hair. This product leaves it crunchy, but when dry if I scrunch it a little the crunch goes away mostly. So, it's not entirely what I want - no one wants crunchy curls - but it is strong hold and can handle being...well...handled. It is sticky when applying to my hair. Day 2 there's tons of frizz. It's OK but not great. I'm on the lookout for a better product.
Reviewed by 410 customers Really like this!
MrsBrown from North Dakota
I really like how this product applies and smells. I have noticed it helping my hair curl nicer and more defined.
I really wanted it to work
Hay from Columbus, OH
I was recommended this by a friend, but after purchasing I was extremely let down with the results. :(
Great curl cream
SarahK814 from Sterling Heights, MI
This product is great for my frizzy thick curly hair. I use a little Moroccan oil along with the cream and it looks great. Day 2 hair isn't perfect, but I'll sacrifice that for a great day 1 look.
Volume and hold for days
Jenni from Los Ángeles
This in combination with the mousse are HOLY GRAIL products for me. The gel has a good hold that isn't too hard. The products is not tacky when you apply. I had A TON of volume (I air dried, cant wait to see what diffusing does). Do not sleep on this!
Best Curl Product
Bittersweetmoni from New Jersey
My hairdresser recommended Re:Coil and I couldn't be any more pleased with the results. This cream gel adds so much moisture and shine to my curls. I have type 3a/3b curls and they soak up this product nicely. I see lots of reviews regarding cast and crunch but if you scrunch it out or better yet diffuse, you are left with softly formed noodles. I also love the light scent. Some reviewers say it smells like pet shampoo but I think it has a pleasant citrus smell.
The only reason I am giving it 4 out of 5 stars is because of the size and price. I wish they would make this in a one liter size for a better value. Also this product contains protein which for curly hair excess use can leave hair dull. I recommend a clarify cleanser at least once a week while using this product to avoid any buildup.
Want perfect curls???
Curly Girl Tammy from Dover is
Curly girl/guy perfect product
Mel from Columbus
Will buy again.
Perfect for Curls
Jackie from Florida
Doesn't make your hair too crunchy, nice and light, but also provides good hold for curly hair.
Holy Grail Product!
Sonyasaidso from Oakland CA
Been using this product for my longer curly hair because it give my curls the hold they need. I love AG for my curly hair!
Not for fine wavy/curly hair
Sammie from Central Florida
I heard great things about this product, so when it went on sale I had to try it. I thought it would work wonders but it smells like dog shampoo, and felt my hair less wavy/curly than my drugstore products that are way less expensive than this! It felt my hair feeling gritty, frizzer than usual and weighted down. I only used a pea sized amount.
I LOVE YOU, NEVER CHANGE
KariDee9 from Chicago, IL
This is my holy grail hair cream. I have 2b-3a, very fine, medium-high porosity, bleached & color-treated, waves/curls and this stuff makes my hair look AMAZING. I use about 3-5 pumps on my shoulder length locks with lots of water. I've searched high & low for a better product and one just simply doesn't exist for me. I will buy this for always.
This product weighed my hair down
Liz from Phoenix Az
Didn't moisturize or bring the curl back to my hair. I tried using more or less of the product and it never worked for my hair. Brands I used from the grocery store for half the price worked better. I feel like I wasted my money.
Alea from Jackson, TN
I use this with gel. I feel like my hair became frizzy as the day went on. I'm going to return it. It also smells like dog shampoo.
Cynthia from Virginia
At first it seemed like it might be good until my hair dried and it was greasy. Yuk.
An old favorite
goodshopper from Phoenix, AZ
This gives good curl definition and with a bit of gel, eliminates frizz.
My go to for my 3A Hair! love it!
Jacqueline from Grand Prairie, Texas
Bought this product 6 months ago and It does wonders for my curl pattern. I have hair dryness level requires me to use products that have moisture but nothing that's to deep or heavy. I've experimented which other curly hair products that we here to rich and brought me down to a body wave which isn't bad if I wanted to go for that look. Great thing about ulta is you can return products for full refund. I read others reviews saying it leaves your hair crunchy and yes that's happened to me in two instances: one I put the product on my hair when it was to wet and two I put too much product. That's my experience with my texture and dryness level.
After showering I comb and apply a leave-in conditioner and scrunch my hair upside down. And I let my hair air dry till it's about 80 dry. Then I section out my hair and start from the base and work my way up.
Rubbing about a nickel size of the product in my hand I start applying from my roots down to my ends in a patting motion like I'm softly clapping on my hair. After I reach my ends I gently rake my fingers through the section and scrunch to make sure the curls clump as evenly as possible. Adding more product as needed. The product goes from a clearish white to white once warmed in your hands. Which helps to see how much product is on your hands. After choose how I want to part my hair I work on my roots to give more volume if need be with texture spray.
Julie from Minnesota
I see a lot of reviews saying this product leaves their hairs stiff. Try recrunching it dry with you hand after its stiff and it goes away! That works for me!
hair feels stiff after use
curlzcurlzcurlz from South Carolina
I have 3b to 3c curls. this product leaves my hair feeling stiff and you could never comb it out. I will return this.
Leaves your curls crispy
Deb from West Virginia
I continually try to find a product for curly hair that doesn't leave it feeling crispy and stiff. Starting to think such a product doesn't exist.
My go to product
Loly07 from Orlando
I have 4b texture and 3c, I use only one product and this is it.
They look super hydrated and happy with tons of definition. Smells amazing.
Very good product for my 2C hair!
MrsE from Seattle
I'm new to the curly girl method, but a move to an extremely humid climate reminded my hair that it is, in fact, very wavy. And frizzy.
So that's fun.
This product, though, used in conjunction with Ouidad's Feather Light Creme, is magic. I use a nickel sized drop, rub it between my hands to emulsify it, apply it with prayer hands after forming clumps, plop for 20 minutes, and then diffuse with low heat at the roots until dry.
My frizz is cut down by 2/3. I do not anticipate ever being completely frizz free given how porous my hair is, but I am thrilled by this reduction in frizz!! The product does not leave my hair crunchy or crisp. The curls hold! Just yesterday I was outside for 2 hours in 15,20 mph wind and the curls held.
I really do recommend this product.
I will definitely purchase RE:COIL again!!
Erline from Hatfield, PA
I use this product on damp hair, I just purchased this product a week ago and LOVE it!!!! My hair is mostly curly with an area that is wavy, but now it's curly!! My hairdresser was shocked when I walked in and saw how curly my hair was. I love this product!!!
Mimi from Greenacres FL
Love the smell, brings the curls out
Becky from Los Angeles, CA
I have been playing around with this product for a few months. I experiment a lot, trying to figure out what is the bare minimum i need for shiny, fluffy, defined curls - with my hair, I want it all, not just results that are "good enough." If my hair isnt perfect, that means i still have work to do. This product is the difference between pretty good, and perfection. I have 2c-3a baby fine hair, so its mostly wavy with some nice ringlets, not color treated, but i do have greys. My routine is: clarify, cowash, rake in both a light leave-in and this curl cream on soaking wet hair, scrunch out excess water, plop, scrunch/glaze gel, diffuse until 100% dry, then scrunch out the crunchiness. This product has many conditioning agents but no oils, so its exceptionally lightweight, yet moisturizing. The stickiness some people feel is from the starches, and it is what gives the hair light hold and definition. It also texturizes the hair and for me, the increase in volume is NOTICEABLE. My hair is soft and baby fine, so i really love the added texture. If you apply on soaking wet hair, you wont feel any stickiness when dry. It also leaves my hair noticeably shiny and conditioned. It does everything. If you need more moisture, try a good leave-in underneath. If you want more hold, use a gel on top. Play around with it before you make up your mind, because it behaves differently depending on how you apply it. For me, i cant go without it!
Blondie848 from Southern California
I did not know a curl cream could be this good! It's my new go to!!
I have fine 2a-2b waves. I used this with AVC detangler spray and I'm getting 2c results!
My husband even noticed the difference🤩!