Rated 4.69 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 317 customers 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
C from MN
I seriously think I like my 2nd day curls better than just washed when I use this! It cuts any frizz but doesn't weigh my hair down.
It's ok, but.....
AshMadMom from Atlanta
Using this on damp hair helped to preserve my very loose waves that tend to frizz. As a curl reactivater, it also is useful. My biggest complaint is that the sprayer stopped working, leaving me with almost 1/4 of the bottle unusable. I tried cleaning both ends of the nozzle, but all it did was spit large drops after that. Not helpful at all.
After first use 🤦🏽♀️
Halima87 from Tallahassee, FL.
The first time I used it. It felt great. My hair was fluffy/soft. But later there was a residue and then crunchy. Even after washing, it just didn't seem to work the same consistently. Didn't realize it until later, when I bought another thinking i didn't use enough on my hair.
Hair type- kinky curly, defined when dry.
Worked great for my hair
Isa from New York
I have wavy/curly hair and I use this when my hair is wet/damp. I comb my hair while it's wet and I spray it on to enhance my curls and add a little mouse to hold the curls. I have an oily scalp so I don't spray it near my roots too much.
Not worth the money
MarieC from California
I uses the product as directed.
Results: Dry frizzy hair that is just a little stiffer than if I used nothing at all.
Tried combining it and still not shine or moisture.
Definitely not designed for my type of hair.
Wouldn't buy again
Loislayne66 from Stockbridge, MI
I thought this would help my curls but it just dried my hair out and made it looks frizzy. Returning the product.
Jessie from Pittsburgh
Brings back my curls (3a) so fast and smells amazing too! Can extend my hair for multiple days!
Tosha from Glastonbury, Ct
Use to refresh my hair. The nozzle has a spray coverage that is wide to hydrate your hair.
Low Porosity Must Have!
Kay from San Antonio, TX
I have searched high and low for a spray leave in that truly kept my low porosity hair moisturized for days without silicones and that plays well with others and this is it! I highly recommend as I am on my 3rd bottle as this is definitely an HG product!
bridge from new jersey
love This product. my curls struggle to hold by the 3rd day after wash and this product makes them bounce right back. it is not a styling product so I follow with the verb ghost oil to bring down the frizziness that I've been getting in this heat. two squirts on each side and it clumps back together just like on wash days.
Soft, Columbus curls
Jessie from Pittsburgh
I used this the day after I played 9 holes at a golf course in the humidity. My hair was frizzy and pretty straight. I wasn't sure how much to spray but was very pleased with the results. My curls came back along with volume but with minimal frizz. I have 2b/3a curl pattern.
Didn't work for me
Jem from USA
The smell is not bad, just didn't hold any curl memory, my hair is pretty wavy and this stuff weighed my waves down.
Best of best
Bri from Alexandria VA
Wow how amazing this primer is, I'm in love with it
Lyss from New York
I've tried it on my hair dry and damp and it doesn't seem to help with the frizz on non- wash days :(
It's a miracle worker!
ShelleBelle from Florida
I have 2b - 3/a hair and was utterly devoted to another curly hair brand for years. Something happened and my hair changed - drastically (the details are another story for another day). Anyway, I have been so unhappy with my hair for close to a year now. It was frizzy and thinner because of of breakage and the amount that fell out. I got a big chop and started my curly journey over and nothing I tried seemed to be working..... until today. I ordered the Moisture Memory Reactivator along with a few other products to try and manage my frizzy mess. When the box arrived today I couldn't wait try this one out - so tonight before bed I used a couple of squirts just to see how it worked. It is a miracle worker!! Just a (very) few squirts on completely dry, second-day hair and BAM!! My old hair is BACK!! It has body, it has bounce, it has shine! My hair hasn't looked this good in close to a year!! I can't wait to wake up and refresh again tomorrow!!!! I have a few other products of theirs I can't wait to try as well but am SO EXCITED about this one I just had to stop and tell EVERYONE!