Rated 4.63 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Finally! The miracle I've been waiting for!
First of all, I almost never write reviews. But this product works such wonders, I couldn't not gush about it. My hair: Asian, long, coarse, frizzy, porous, brittle, dull, and dry. Oily roots, dry ends, thin-medium thickness. It used to be stick straight and shiny, but as I've gotten older, it's gotten really coarse and curly (mostly in the front) with lots of frizzy flyaways (yay). I've used everything from coconut oil to expensive monoi deep treatment hair masks and Moroccan/argan oil. No help. Just made my hair simultaneously greasy yet dry. I've air-dried, blowdried, flat ironed, etc. Still coarse and brittle. I was skeptical, but I saw the glowing reviews, and I am so glad I decided to try this product. The first time I used it was the night before i was going to get a haircut. I washed my hair with my usual shampoo/conditioner, sprayed this in my damp hair from root to tip, finger-combed through, let it air-dry, and went to bed. My hair stylist is very honest and would tell me every time I saw her that my hair was "so coarse and brittle". She's been trying to get me to do a Brazilian keratin treatment, but not this time! This time, she took one look at my hair, ran her fingers through it and practically purred. "Your hair is so healthy and shiny! You've been taking good care of it!" I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT. I'm pretty sure my jaw dropped. In the 6 years I've been seeing her, she's never said anything nice about the condition of my hair. This stuff made my lost-cause hair come back to life. I use it after I shower whether I let it air-dry or heat-style it afterwards. It makes my hair sooooooo mirror-shiny, silky soft, bouncy, resilient, and not at all weighed down or greasy. Flyaways are tamed, frizz is gone. I cannot stop touching my hair now. I will never be without this product from now on!
Most Helpful Critical Review Meh
I was looking for a new curl activator as I only was my hair every 2-3 days because it is curly and bleached a light champagne blonde. I was using ouidad and was happy, but I wanted to try something new. Saw the amazing reviews for this and gave it a go. The mist is so fine, you need to use a lot. Also my pump was broken, so I had to decant into another spray bottle. But had the same problem with my bottle before the sprayer stopped working. Smells great and lightweight. Wished it would have worked better for me.
Reviewed by 332 customers Okay product bad packing
Kiki from Puyallup, Washington
I used this on dry hair as the directions said. The amount dispensed with each spray is very minimal so you have to spray quiet a lot. My finger was so tired because the spray is also not easy to use as it's hard to pump and doesn't spray a lot of product. I have about average thickness and my hair is at my shoulder so it's not like I have a lot of hair. The curls did okay but the dispenser isn't great.
Daniii89 from Houston
Works great as a leave-in conditioner! This is the third product by this brand that I have purchased and I love it just as much as the others that I have tried. It makes my hair really soft and moisturized in-between washes. I will be replacing my Mizani leave-in with this stuff from now on.
The best Leave In/Curl Refresher I have seen thus far!
Synamon from Brandywine, MD
I have 3B/3C thick normal porosity hair Nd I usually opt for thicker leave ins because I need something that will add weight to my hair in order to control my frizz. I've never been able to successfully refresh my hair without generating a lot of frizz until now! This spray moisturizes and adds shine to my hair without leaving it oily feeling both as a leave in and a refresher. It re-clumps my curls with virtually no frizz. Amazing!! I will definitely keep using this.
Revived curls but had hair sticky
Ray9 from Boston, MA
My fiancé and I both tried this (my hair 3A, hers 2C). We both agreed that it did bring our curls back to life but, it had a strong smell and left our hair feeling sticky and tangled. Not worth it so I returned it.
Marina from IE
Use on dry hair not wet to refreshen curls
Totally Love Everything About It!
Prettichic from Louisiana
There honestly isn't a thing about any product from Curlsmith that I don't love! The line may be pricey, but the ingredients within their products to are absolutely incredible and most of all their products are created to be as clean as possible ingredients wise as well. Which is something that you definitely can't say when it comes to most haircare lines on the market for sure. When it comes to this product, it has a luxurious gourmet scent to it that is super pleasant, but that is not overpowering and that does fade. The sprayer it comes with is absolutely perfect, as I have 0 complaints about it. I have very dry, fine textured, low density, wavy hair and I use this product to refresh my hair with in the mornings as needed, and I am good to go. This product doesn't leave my hair oily nor does it leave my hair with the feeling of some type of gel cast either to it. It doesn't create major buildup in my hair in any way, and it has never made my hair tangle up ever. I have tried tons of curl refresher sprays over the yesr, but this definitely gets the #1 spot out of them all.
I would buy this product again once my hair gets longer
Meray from NC
Product works better when you are actually in the shower, you can shape it after you get out
I love it!
Nani from Florida
This product is absolutely amazing ! Works great as a leave in conditioner or even for the days I need to freshen up my curls . Only thing I struggle is the nozzle so there's times I gotta take the top off and just pour it into my hands to distribute it evenly in my hair .
So glad I found Curlsmith!!!
Geekin'out from Humidville PA
I am totally geeking out. This stuff is great! Lightweight enough to spray right on my hair yet rich enough to moisturize & tame frizz without weighing down. I have extremely curly coarse hair and have struggled for as long as I can remember to find products that will make my curls pop. Curlsmith is amazing!!! My curls even look poppin' in the super humid environment I live in.
lishastarz from UTAH
I didn't feel like my curls felt revived at all using this product. I used it all because it cost so much and would be a waste but using the product itself was a waste.
Sticky, tacky mess
Cassandra from Florida
I was so disappointed with this product because I love all of the other products I have tried from the moisture line. Like some other reviewers, this left my hair feeling sticky and tangled like almost immediately. I've tried using it every way possible and still get the same results. I would love some tips from people that actually enjoyed this product.
This product is not for me
Harleyrdr from Bakersfield, CA
This left my hair feeling like there was product still in my hair and it did nothing for the curls.
Hesitant, but its worthy!
bshults50 from North Carolina
I wet and go. I wash my hair once a month and use leave-in conditioners daily. I love how this left my hair soft when it dried completely!
wavesfordaze from US
I guess it does work to give my bed head more volume, texture, and defined curls but there is absolutely no slip. My hair feels so tangled and tacky after using it, I am disappointed.
Lund from Columbus, Ohio
This dried my hair out and made it feel very sticky. Honestly, it felt like bad hairspray. Not sure why. Maybe just not compatible with my hair
I would buy again
Lu from Winston-Salem NC
Would not recommend
BNguyen from Myrtle Beach, SC
This product did not do what it says. Didn't revive any curls, actually the opposite. It weighed my hair down and made it feel dirty. It left it with a weird film. The sprayer squirts all different directions as well. Ends up all over your face or other places. It's a shame I used my points for this because I can't return it.
I definitely would buy this again!
Kimmie from Cleveland, Ohio
I used this as a refresher / moisturizer on my hair the next day and the next! I actually got 8 days of moisturized soft curly hair from my was and go. No more dripping wet hair when I'm headed out the door in the mornings!
So good for curls
Ponky71 from Powhatan VA
This is by far the best product for curly hair! It's not sticky and makes curls last so long. It puts a shell on your hair while it's drying ( no dryer needed) and then you crunch your hair and it's so soft but stays put
5 stars all the way
Brydie from IL
I tried this because my hair was always fuzzy on the ends the second day after a wash. Now my routine is waking up and spraying this on my dry hair, fluffing up the curls again and then using hair spray to set in place. It totally eliminates second day fuzz and bed head. I wouldn't go without it now. It's a must have!
Love this stuff!!
Bernadette2404 from New Jersey
Not what I expected
Moomama from TN
I only used this one time and it made my hair way to oily. I'm returning this.
use not as directed
Mia02 from Georgia
So I don't use this product as a "refresh" I use it more as a "leave in conditioner".
I did use as directed, I literally used half the bottle on a refresh and these products aren't exactly consumer friendly shall we say. So after I use the curlsmith co wash (obesssed) and condition with a silicone free, alcohol free conditioner and start from my ends working upwards, (finger detailing, and denmans brush
Wakes up 1-3 day old 2C/3A curls!
The Dids from Sacramento, CA
I use the spray on 1-3 day post-wash curls, and it wakes up the curls while giving it extra hold. I usually style my hair the first day using a cream and a mousse, then use this activator to wake the curls up. I struggle with the curls closer to the top of my hair because they aren't as curly as those at the bottom, and this helps even out the curls more. Better than other curl activators I tried, and the bottle lasts a long while!
Does not work
Stacey from Phoenix
I've tried numerous products in this line and every single one of them has legs my hair very brittle and dry. My hair turns crunchy and weighed down. Definitely never again