Rated 4.82 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review I've been thoroughly enjoying this!
Ello curlies! Look at me being all friendly lol. I have thick, coarse coils with all different textures throughout my head. Finding an oil treatment that actually penetrates my strands, softens them and visibly leaves a shine can be a hassle. Not all oil treatments are created equal! And I'm not about that mixing oils together life you can miss me with that. I want to say my have is in the type 4 range, but I honestly don't know nor do I try too. I just know is moisture can be hard to come by, it's like 7C in there. Then Curlsmith walks into my life and makes me question why I haven't been using this from the start. First off I love the innovation of this product. Solid to oil? Excuse me? This comes out as a thick, solid structure that turns into oil while applying. When the heat from my scalp gets to it the magic happens. It's melts down and all my strands are coated. Now I make my own product rules, quite a few times have I ignored that "wash out the following morning" business. Every time I've done it my hair was shiny, moisturized and I ALWAYS get compliments on how good my hair smells. The times I've washed it out my shed hairs come out with ease, my coils pop, and the shine left behind is phenomenal. If I'm really feeling lazy or just don't have the time to get the full spa treat I apply a pump of two to my ends and swoop into a low bun. When I undo my bun it's like I've done the greenhouse method! My coils are intact, they're smooth and primed for styling. Using this in conjunction with my other products, dare this product junkie to say that's I've found my holy grail oil treatment... I have a full shoulder length bob all around and two scoops is good per quarter section. I honestly can go on about this particular product all day, but I don't want to be redundant or repeat myself, I hate that. I genuinely hope I'm able to help someone who many be on the fence about putting it in their cart like I was. Just go head and do it
Most Helpful Critical Review 🤷🏻♀️
The verdict is still out. Only used twice. The first time applyed to dry hair. The directions say little is more, so i was mindful to how much i was putting in my hair. Let it sit over night n washed hair the nxt morning. The results seemed ok. The second time i used on damp hair thinking the product would spread more thru hair and easier , let sit over night n washed hair nxt morning.. the resutls.., not so great. I will try it again but with more product. I feel the end outcome will result in a pass if it cannot condition the middle section of my hair where it is the dryest. I have used the soufflé as a styling aid and loved the results but the smell was over baring so had to return. I do however continue to use the condition wash.
Reviewed by 230 customers Sorcery
Izzy from Humid California
First things first- I have high porosity, medium density, coarse, damaged hair. For this product a little and I mean a LITTLE goes a long way. Once you get to know this and see how your hair likes it, it's pretty much a godsend. My primary use for this is as a finishing product. I literally swipe my fingers over the top and twist out the gel cast (I have like 2inches of hair scrunching doesn't work). This breaks the cast, defrizzes, adds extra moisture, and defines the ends. I twist from root to tip with just one swipe of product for each curl chunk. I've hardly even dented it and the dent is from when I use it as an overnight treatment. I use it on dry to slightly damp hair because this is a solid oil essentially. I do a similar application of twisting it through the hair, plastic cap then bonnet, and go to bed. My hair is soft and happy and is able to retain moisture a lot better using this in my opinion. I had used a sale and a hefty amount of points on this and personally I'd wait for some form of applicable discount, but i will literally never run out of this product. And that's good because it's almost $40 and I'm hooked 😅
CurlyHead1of10 from Hudson, MA
Oh my gosh. I was looking for something to hydrate my hair and tame frizz but this was not it I started using it and it was way too greasy then I don't know how it happened but it dried out my hair to the point that my stylist asked me what I did to myself. In my 25 years of trying to style curly hair my hair has never been so damaged!!! I will never use these products in my hair again!!!
Not that versatile
Curly hair from Michigan
If used all over your hair, like a traditional serum, it does feel heavy and greasy. It's not really an everyday serum, for me. I can see it being used to touch up hairs, on the tips or roots only, and as a mask. Finally, I found it hard to incorporate into my hair even after warming it up in my hands. It's super sticky.
Chelsea from tampa florida
all curlsmith products make your hair feel great but this adds extra protection
Lana from Houston
This product saves my hair. Helps with frizz. And there is no greasy feeling
A little bit goes a long way
Tosha from Glastonbury, Vt
Only used this 1-2 time gave lots of moisture and softens the hair
Best cream to oil treatment!
mua.autumn.wormtongue from San Antonio
Was definitely surprised by how much I fell in love with this product! A little bit goes a long way and its phenomenal! Hair was a lot more moisturized than when I was using other treatments. Also love the ingredients in this as its actual ingredients I can read!
HG hair product
Athena from Albany, NY
I've been using CurlSmith products for about a year and was so excited to see they've come to Ulta - I'm going to stop and replenish on the way home tonight. My hair is a 3A, but tends to run on the drier side. Not the driest it's ever been as it's relatively healthy (as opposed to the one time I decided to go platinum haha) but still on the drier side. I use either this or the oil in cream (generally not both today) and my curls look like, plump and hydrated! It is the only product that has every been able to achieve these results for me!
Debbie from Tampa, FL
I LOVE this stuff! It keeps my ends healthy especially during those times where I have to go a little bit longer without washing. I notice my hair is much softer after washing. I use it to refresh day 3 - day 4 hair or as an overnight mask before washing out.
I would caution people with low porosity hair or curl types looser than mine. This "serum" is very heavy and hard to distribute, so just be mindful of what your hair actually needs. My hair is so porous it absorbs every bit of hydration and moisture I put in to it so this works for me.
Stina from NJ
Seriously can see it working when I scrunch it into day 2/3 hair. It makes my ends less frizzy. Too much and I need to wear an updo, but my curl bun is like POPPIN. I def recommend taking a bit and putting on end days before your planes scalp clarifying wash day. It's almost like an overnight hot oil treatment for your ends.
amazing if used properly
jill13 from boca Raton
this is like the best pre shampoo mask type product ever!! it does have several ways to use it, but if your looking for something to heal damage hair and bring shine and softness back to your head than the best way to use it is like this, on unwashed hair use a spray bottle with water to dampen the hair, next do 1 small section at a time- grab about a dime size of product per section, really work it in then comb through, then precede to next section (small sections!!) once it's all in use a wide tooth comb to go through the hair (oh btw I use a small tooth comb in each section to make sure product is distributed evenly) than put you hair in a bun or clip and sleep in it. leave it in for at least 8 hours than you can shampoo (you can use a clarifying shampoo here if it's a gentle one than use a good deep conditioner/mask and then you are good to go!!! if your hair is not really dry or damaged than this isn't the product for you. I do not have curly hair so I can not comment on the other ways to use it. but this stuff is amazing!!
Perfect for Damaged Hair
yule from Georgia
I thought since I had thin hair oil or gel would weigh it down and make it gross. I went by the jar instructions (and amount to use) and my hair was a thousand times better after the next days shampoo. Its never felt this good, and I dye my hair every other month so you can imagine how the ends feel. This saved it- I'm completely addicted and it smells wonderful. Not messy at all. I put it on before bed and my sheets and pillow haven't shown a single stain or anything, but obviously try with a towel or hair up if you're worried.
Some Second Chances are Worth It
lHill from Cleveland, OH
Initially, when I tried this product, I didn't like it. Part of the reason I didn't like the product was because I was using it incorrectly. After reading how to use it, I decided to give it a second chance.
I really like it, I don't like many of the oils that are suggested for use with natural hair because they just sit on my hair. I use this in the mornings to fluff out, finger detangle, and style throughout the week.
Tinky from Central Va.
This product is a miracle in a jar! No more frizzy hair days. I have tried many products and this is the only one that works for me.
Way too greasy!!
Vonnie from Portland, OR
The only good thing I can say about this product is that a little goes a long way. Otherwise, it was very greasy and did nothing for my hair no matter how little I used. It is solid so you have to put some in your hand rub your them together to liquify it. My hair is on the dry side so I thought it would soak this product right up. Nope. Just left my hair a greasy mess. Would recommend for 4a-c curlies, or it might be a good serum or grease to use when doing braids if you wanted to spend the money.
Best product ever for dry hair !!!
Darleen from Holyrood
Love love love this is amazing !!!!!, Just finished bleaching and coloring my hair so my hair ended up getting extremy dry from all that :( . Used this and over night my my hair feeling amazing again soft and strong again, great product to use if you have dry hair does wonder and a little goes a long way !!!
Transformed my hair after first use
roxy from Santa Barbara
After one use, this made my hair super soft & smooth, hid or mended damage. I usually need a flat iron to smooth out & conceal any damage but after drying my hair, it was so smooth an iron wasn't needed. I also used the serum. Both products were lightweight & not heavy or greasy on my fine hair. Will definitely keep this in my hair care routine to keep my fine & fragile locks healthy.
Maribsb83 from NJ
My local Ulta chick recommended this product to me when I was complaining about how my ends always look so dry even by day two, and this is post haircut... tons of sun exposure this summer. I used it last night after I showered with just some leave in conditioner first, and I literally woke up with a perfect head of curls including luscious ends. I don't know what kind of witchcraft is in this stuff but man am I impressed after just one use. I never get on here to write reviews that quickly!!!!
coco2323 from Michigan
I used this on dry hair, thinking I was going to leave it on overnight and wash out in the morning. To my surprise, when I put it on, it 'refreshed' my curls and it looked and felt awesome! It smoothed out my frizz and defined mu curls. I tried it the next morning again, but it made my hair feel too weighed down. Unfortunately, when I washed it out my hair didn't feel any more conditioned before I used it, but to be fair, it might take more than one treatment. As a styler refresher though, I absolutely think it is worth it - even if the use is 'off label'. FYI, my hair is super thick, super porous, and super coarse. And I love that I can rub into my hands what is left after using it on my hair and moisturize my hands!
Noticeably softer hair immediately
Alanna from FL
I used this on dry hair on my ends and it made my ends noticeably softer without weighing down my hair. It is super concentrated so you dont need much at all. I appreciate that all the curlsmith products smell the same and aren't over powering.
I hate this
Sam from Prov Ri
I have had it for over a month, I've tried as a pre-pop treatment, and warming it up in my hands and applying to styled hair. Both wet, and dry. Nothing works. Nothing wows me with this product.
this stuff is wonderful for anyone with extremely dry hair!!
Sawi from DC
this stuff is wonderful for anyone with extremely dry and coarse hair. It leaves my hair so soft after rinsing out. I've used other oils as pre-shampoo masks (amla, almond, coconut, etc) but nothing gets it soft like this stuff. It absorbs into my hair so thoroughly. It comes right out and leaves the hair soft. I often use it after the shampoo as a leave-in – that is really how it works best for me.
Jacki from Bronx
MY DRY BLEACH BLONDE HAIR LOVEE THIS STUFF just the smell alone is amazing !!
amazing for dry hair
Shelbi from La Grange
This serum is amazing for dry hair, I only needed a nickel size amount to cover my medium length curly hair. I apply it from ends to root. So most of the product ends up on the ends and not my scalp. I use a regular clarifying or color safe shampoo and conditioner and my hair is soft and manageable. Sometimes I don't apply a styling cream after washing because it's so moisturized and shiny. A little goes a long way! I also leave it overnight. It's a thick balm and turns to oil as the rub your hands together. I love it!
Lise from Cali
I slightly damped my hair, and then applied the product; a little goes a long way. I left it on overnight, as when applying oils to my 4/c hair it's best to let it sit overnight. Next I shampooed and condition and this masque made a great difference. Hair held more moisture and was more manageable