Rated 4.22 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Love thisss
you just need this in your life! the consistency is so light weight. It's not tacky at all! it smells amazing! when my hair dries it gives it so much definition with the Curl Talk Gel! literally the best combo. of course apply as much as your hair needs but this is amazing!
Most Helpful Critical Review Instantly made hair dry
After washing my hair with shampoo and conditioner, I rewet my hair and put in a leave-in conditioner leaving my hair feeling soft and moisturized as it should, but as soon as I applied this product my hair instantly became dry and sucked the moisture out. (Before applying this product, my hair was heavily saturated with water, to the point some drops were coming out of the section.) I thought it was a bit weird but assumed it was because I recently dyed my hair, and sprayed some more water on my hair as well as conditioner, but it wasn't enough as my hair stayed feeling this way and my hair ending up airdrying dehydrated and it became frizzy as well. This product did nothing but dry my hair out.
I had already washed my hair once since dying my hair using a different styling product and I had great results, with my hair feeling moisturized and not dry at all. I've always used thick styling creams like Cantu's Coconut Curling Cream which has worked great for me, but I thought I'd try something more lightweight and after seeing curly hair YouTubers review and speak highly of the entire Curl Talk line, I decided to get this product. This is one of the worst results I've had and although I wish it worked for me because I love the packaging, I don't think I'll be using it again. For anyone wondering what the consistency is like, it looks and feels like Elmer's Glue.
Reviewed by 493 customers I needed this.
curlysky from east side US
I used to use not your mothers kinky curl cream for years along with a mouse and then started to just kinda shop around...nothing was working even the high end expensive stuff I just kept having to return them--bought this to try it along with the jell I couldn't be more happy that I finally have my curls back!
the only annoying thing about this product is the packaging...idk wht it is but every single squeeze bottle ive gotten has been busted at the top which makes traveling with it annoying but I love it too much to find something else to use.
Exactly what I wanted
Ciena from Temple,TX
I use the product on my 3b hair and I tried it on my brother's ultra fine 3a hair and it defined our curls insanely well. I went into Ulta looking for something to help with curl definition and Not Your Mothers stepped up to the plate
One of the worst creams I tried
Anna Fike from Medina Ohio
I have been looking for a good curl cream ever since the deva curl debacle. I tried this on several wash days trying to love it but the results are terrible. The day after the wash, my hair was undefined, frizzy, fuzzy, and each touch proud a shower of this weird white build-up. It seriously only looked good on wash day and while I usually go three days between washes, this left my hair looking so bad I had to wash it again the next day. I also tried the mousse in this line with terrible results. I will not be going anywhere near this brand again. Thank goodness it was cheao and I did not waste very much money.
I would not recommend this product
Alina from Chapel Hill, NC
It may just be my hair type (on the thinner side and wavy) but this product did not work for my hair because it left it sticky and greasy. It weighed it down too much.
Nellie from New York, NY
I like this and will buy it again. The ONLY thing about it is that it's a tad too light for my hair. I need a tiny bit stronger cream for my curls. But I do like it.
I would buy again and again!
IVSMAMA from Gulfport,MS
I shower than apply to damp hair than use the plop method with a tshirt! Works great! When I got up in the morning my hair was just how I wanted it!
I would recommend this product if your hair was pretty curly
Deb from Michigan City, Indiana
I use this product to style my hair and hold my natural curl. Also to reduce frizz.
Maybe not for wavy hair
JJ from Philadelphia, PA
I got a perm and my hair is more of a 2a/2b wave (used to be straight). I've seen people recommend to use this on towel dried hair, which I do, and I don't know how well this works. It smells great but maybe not very defining for softer wavy hair. I'll continue to finish the bottle, but will not repurchase
Made my 2c/3a hair virtually straight
Nickelodeon from Oklahoma
Tried because I was looking for something light & easy (versus the heavy creams that way my hair down). Put this product on with wet hair, as I would any other curl cream. It gave me NO DEFINITION. Literally, I felt that my curls had totally disappeared. I didn't feel that it moisturized well. Maybe this might work for someone who doesn't mind their curls being stretched out. But I need a better hold/definition. Disappointed, as a lot of curly girls loved this product :( (PS-Did not get this product from Ulta, but same product)
Karinna from Coral Springs, FL
Wanted to love it but there are other products that work better. The only product from this line that works for me is the mousse.
Dries out my hair!
Patty from Philadelphia
I have to add argan oil to keep it from drying out my hair! Without it, my hair feels like straw with little curl definition.
wish i had this product years ago!
danielle from CA
i'm asian, but don't have typical asian hair - that beautiful, silky, pin straight kind...nope wasn't blessed with it. my hair dries frizzy, shapeless, not curly, not straight. i usually scrunch my hair with super strong gel and top it off with hair spray. after showering, i scrunched my hair with this curl cream plus some moroccan oil - and my hair has never dried better for doing so little to it! it was smooth with a little bit of wave. the product smells good and isn't too thick or thin.
Junebug from Palm Desert, CA
I have blown dry my curly type 3 curls for so many years I forgot I had curly hair. Recently, after wearing my hair in a short pixie, I decided to grow it out. With the Covid lockdown in place I decided to let my hair dry naturally. I did need some help in curl definition and began to buy several curling cremes in a quest to find the best one. I did lots of research on curly hair products and wanted to find a product that avoided silicon. Also, one that was reasonably priced. After trying NYM Curl Talk Creme it was like Bingo! I applied to damp hair and it air-dried to perfectly defined, soft feeling curls. I love this product!
Andryeze from New Jersey
Honestly after using a variety of products and almost giving up on my curls I found Not Your Mother's brand and I'm amazed!!! Not only I'm able to get definition and amazing curls result but also my hair looks way more healthier moisturize and shining. Love the peoduct and will continue using it.
Becca from NC
Great product for the price. I like this product more than the gel because my hair is soft and doesn't have that crunch look. Works great!
curly.girl.sam from Pennsylvania
I love love looove this cream. It's silky smooth and has a light, fresh scent. When used with the Curl Talk Mousse, I can almost guarantee I'll have an amazing wash day. Definitely pick this one up!
Curly girls TRY IT!!!
AMAZINGGG from Jacksonville, FL
It worked amazing and I used only 2 of the products called 3-1 conditioner and Defining cream. I did have the mousse but tried to see if it works without it. AND YES IT DID!!!!!! I'm so happy I FOUND this product thank thank thank thank YOU to whoever made this. PLUS IT'S VEGAN FOR YALL.
@melenacurls from Salinas PR
This is one of the few creams that works wonders in my hair! I've become quite obsessed with it!
It's not the best but not the worst...
Queen B from Lafayette, Indiana
This is not a mist have product. For the price it's okay I guess.
the best defining cream i've used.
alljaybe from Baltimore, Maryland
usually at the end of the day my hair gets frizzy and it's all over the place especially when i drive with the windows down. but when i used this after my leave in conditioner my hair was bouncy, frizz free and soft for the WHOLE DAY!
MonicaKB from Virginia
I love this cream. It does exactly what is says it does and smells great!
Super defined curls
Dre_ from Boston, MA
I love this! It always leaves my curls super defined and it smells amazing!
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Bri from NC
Finally found a good product that doesn't dry my curls out or make them crunchy.
a great product overall
emiromano2 from New York
You can't really go wrong with the price of this, but it really is a good product. I use it fresh out of the shower with the gel and my curls look great. You can also use it on day 2 or even day 3 hair to refresh your curl. Love it
Adore this product!!!
Mads S from AL
This curl defining cream has helped TREMENDOUSLY in keeping my curls bouncy, hydrated, and continuously curly over days!