Rated 4.17 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Nice, affordable styling cream
Mahoganycurls got me to buy this product to try on my natural, fine, 3C, curly hair. I've tried this on both wet and damp hair with similar results, but I feel that my hair looks fullest when used on damp hair after blotting with a t-shirt. As for curl definition, this product defines my curls for the most part with just the right amount of frizz to give my hair more of the natural look. Drying time is a bit longer than usual for me; it seems like it takes an extra half hour or so. I do feel this product is a bit heavy, so less is more, if your hair is fine-textured. Overall, I think it's a good, budget-friendly moisturizer.
Most Helpful Critical Review Not for me
Was looking for a curl cream to replace the one I was using that is discontinued. This is not it. This is more like a gel cream, very sticky, and has a strong peach smell that I am not a fan of. As for performance, I need to use other products with this and still find it's performance not holding up. I have very fine very curly hair for reference.
Reviewed by 156 customers Absolutely the best for me
KLC from Virginia
The best styling product yet out of my 17 years of being natural! Affordable! Thank you! I washed with the NYMN shampoo, used the NYMN conditioner, used a different leave in, an applied the cream on damp hair used my fingers to go through the hair. I used a lot of the product because I think particularly the back of my hair needed it. It only took my hair 4 hours to air dry. I put it up at night with two ponytails by my left and right ear and the last ponytail on top. This is the first time ever that I was able to wake up in the morning and not have to add water or more product.
Prettichic from Louisiana
This is only the 2nd combing cream that I have ever tried and I can honestly say that it works better than the 1st. This product distributes very well throughout my hair with any problems. I do apply it onto soaking wet hair in sections, using my Denman brush to detangle each section as I go along. I have never experienced any problems with this product causing frizz for me or making my hair super oily or possibly crunchy in any way. I have naturally very dry, fine textured, low density, wavy hair. I understand that because this product does have mango butter in it, that no matter what type of curly hair, I don't recommend applying this product excessively to your hair, or else you may risk it weighing down your hair and your getting the opposite results of what this product was created to do. For some people, this product can be used as a stand alone styler, or for some people this product is best used as a moisturizing base before using your styler(s) of choice. You of course can experiment with this product and see how it works on dry, morning hair as well, and if it works well then by all means continue to do whatever works best for your curls' overall needs. Oh, and I wanted to say, that this product smells absolutely divine. It's like I am smelling pure paradise, however the scent is not overwhelming and does not linger strongly within ones hair all day long at all, unlike so many haircare products on the market unfortunately do. And, I would like to also add that products are scientifically created according to any type of hair typing system. That is 100% impossible to do, since the hairtyping system was never scientifically created. It is opinion based just like the CGM. So, people please the only way to know if your hair will love a product or not is for you to simply try it, period. I am super glad that I did because it definitely is a winner for my naturally wavy hair for sure!
Returned this product
Rebecca from NY
I tried this product twice before returning it. It left my hair with a weird hard/ sticky texture. The curls kind of looked uneven and weighed down. It smelled great but thats about it.
Bearpny1394 from Charlottesville, VA
My curls seem bouncier but I feel like the product is just sitting on top of my hair. It is fairly sticky and looks oilier than usual. The shampoo and conditioner did well, just not sure this is the best product for me.
not for me
kavya from mn
my hair is frizzy and oily after two or three days, after putting this product on, it made my hair look oily like i hadn't washed my hair in a week. i did it again, putting a lot less but it's kinda like it didn't wash my conditioner fully through. :( smells really good though!
Perfect for my fine curls
have3kids from Oregon
I use this as a leave in after rinsing my regular conditioner. One pump is all I need for my shoulder length curls. Smells great and doesn't build up on my hair. I'm very interested in trying the other products in this line. It is very hard to find products for fine curls that don't weigh it down. This fits the bill. Would buy again.
it's pretty meh.
NelNel from Miami, FL
It's just a bland boring product. It's too sticky and it actually messes up the nice curls the matching conditioner gives me before using this product. It also has no particular scent which sucks because the conditioner smells SOOOOOO nice. Either way, I'm regretting not buying another conditioner instead of this awful stuff while they were on sale.
So necessary for my curls
Divadumeng from Bronx, ny
Cream products work wonders for my hair and this one is the best!!!
New "go to"
curly since 86 from Chicago IL
Leaves my curls soft yet defined. Love it!
I don't like it.
Monique from TN
I have type 4 hair and it's naturally very dry. This product probably was not made for me and I accept that. I will not be purchasing this again. I just don't like it. It makes my hair feel weird and dry...DRY.
Decent cream for fine curls
Tess from Boston, MA
I have fine curls and have found a lot of curl creams weigh my hair down and make it super greasy and heavy, specifically the shea moisture curl milk. This is much more lightweight and works way better for my hair. Still had some frizz after diffusing, but will try more next time.
Good, but a little heavy for my hair!
Corrina Rose from NE
I'm really enjoying this combing cream, but I plan on trying something different when it runs out! I switched from It's a 10 to this and it works much better for me, but I think this would be best for someone with quite thick hair as it weighs mine down if I'm not careful with how much I apply. It smells so good, like candy, and does a great job detangling and defining my waves!
Enid from Puerto Rico
No more frizz, yesssss!!
Jordan from Florida
My hair feels rough? I don't know how to explain it but I don't like it I don't see the hype . The smell didn't bother me
this is the best!
Abby from San Luis Obispo, CA
I use this for refreshing my hair between wash days! This is my favorite refresher product. I also use it with leave in conditioner on my ends. I just brush through my damp hair with this all over and my curls are as good as new!
Steph from NJ
Some other reviews mentioned the smell-I didn't even notice it. I'm not sure what "type" of curls I have, but I have fine, naturally red curly hair. My curls love to not cooperate, so I usually throw my hair up or straighten it. With the covid-19 situation, I have not wanted to do anything to it. So I decided to embrace them and keep trying curly styles. I previously was using Deva Curl B'Leave In gel and liked it but for the price, this works just as well, if not better! My curls were not frizzy at all, like they usually are. The curls were well defined and once it fully air dried, I worked out the "cast" and they were soft and looked really nice. I would recommend it :)
Sunshine494 from New York City
It didn't smell good at all. The scent seemed more like cough medicine. I returned it the next day along with the rest of the line.
Courtney from New Jersey
Moisturizing and defining. Love this stuff.
No more frizzy hair days
CurlyGirlinDC from Bowie
So far so good. I love how this works in both my thinner hair and my son's thicker hair. We both have curly hair and generally share the same products. This is good because it helps maintain those frizzy moments without weighing my hair down. I use it daily after spraying mines and my son's hair with little water; works best if hair is wet.
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT
Carlie from Michigan
I love this product. I have been using mousse for years and I was so tired of having crunchy weighted down hair. I bought this hoping that it would control my curls and it absolutely does! It smells amazing, I have zero frizz, my curls are so soft, I have amazing volume, my hair feels light, and my hair feels amazing! I will continue to purchase tbis product forever and ever. The cost is great. I wish there were other sizing options other than 8 oz because I love it so much! I have spent so much money trying different products and this is the best one I have come accross hands down.
Added to my Wavy Hair Routine from Los Angeles, CA
My hair is naturally wavy and this cream works soooo well. It makes my hair smooth, smells amazing and instantly starts forming my waves as I comb it in
Curly girl from United States
When I tried this it was so bad I had to return it... if I used too little my hair would be dry, undefined, and frizzy. If I used too much and would feel dirty, gritty, and oily. I love the conditioner from this line but this product was not for me. I don't recommend.
crazy hair lady from CA
I've been using Curlsmith oil-in-cream but needed something cheaper for times when the budget is tight. This stuff is great! I use it in my hair before applying LA looks gel, then scrunch out the cast when its dry. This stuff weighs down my hair a little, but it's probably the best product I've tried for the price.
THE BEST curls definition cream I have ever tried
Tracey from TN
As an Asian girl with thick unruled frizzy curly hair, I keep straighten my hair in salon since middle school. However I was so bored with this kind of "flat straight" and started seeking different types of curl definition cream/oil, just try to see if I can make my curls less frizzy and more manageable. I tried different types of hair oil (Moroccan, Kerastease, Rene Furterer, Garnier, Verb, etc) or hair cream (Oribe, Phyto, etc). This is the ONLY product that do the magic to my unruly hair! And compare to above products, this styling cream is not greasy at all! I wish I can know this product earlier!
Must for 3b/c curls
Keeks from NYC
I love this leave in. I use it with the shampoo and conditioner and am on my second bottles. I love the way it keeps my curls hydrated and smelling good through out the day.