Rated 4.36 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review I've looked my whole life for this
My girlfriend received this on her I pay bag. I only used it because I showered at her house and needed to tame my wavy/loose curly hair or else I'll end up looking like I've been electrocuted. I have used so many products that leave my feeling hair crunchy, weighed down, greasy, and even more frizzed. I was desperate at that time and assumed this product would be no different, I just needed something. I was so surprised how my waves turned into the curls I once knew as a young girl (before processing my hair and putting heat to it). We went to lunch and sat outside where it was very windy, and my hair stayed with soft bouncy barrel curl. I fell in love that moment. Even better is that I was able to wear my hair like this for 2 more days. I've been on a hunt for this gem for 3 days now. I will pay the 20 bucks and shipping (which I hate ordering online because of shipping so I never do). I can't wait to have my soft bouncy barrel curls back.
Most Helpful Critical Review Does not mix well
I love the curl charisma cream and was excited to try out this gel for a bit more hold. It has the same lovely frangrance, feels very lightweight (which I personally love), and does not leave a crunch. If you want a gel cast this is not the gel for you, but if you want something that you can scrunch in, diffuse, and go, then it's great. The one serious deal breaker for me is that it does not mix well with other products...not even with the Briogeo Curl Charisma cream! So disappointing. I need a cream for moisture and this gel on its own would definitely not be moisturizing enough. When you put the two in the palm of your hand and try to mix them it's hilarious how badly they combine. Applied one right after the other is also no good. It leaves my hair feeling weird — not sticky per se but tangly and lacking softness.
Reviewed by 135 customers This is a light-hold
heatherb373 from Reno, NV
This is a light-hold gel that does great at smoothing frizz & helping curl shape form. I use this after the leave-in cream, both on completely wet hair, & then "plop" in an old t-shirt for about 20 minutes to absorb any excess, but I've never felt like this weighed my hair down or made it sticky. It's great for wavy styles, and if you want more hold or more of a gel cast, you can apply a stronger hold gel over top before drying. This is perfect for wash and go; I've used it for air-dry days and with a diffuser & results are very similar both ways. Highly recommend. And it smells good!
I really like this
esolis from Mcallen, TX
I really like this product because it takes my curls and it's light weight , and is long lasting. I would keep the formula it's perfect. Long lasting on your hair , I definitely will buy again
This.product does not leave
kaylao91 from Laramie, WY
This.product does not leave a greesy film. I didn't see much of a difference in my curls themselves but It.did help tame frizz. Is this my go to curl cream, no. Would I buy this again, yes .
I had been eyeballing
brandypopow77p from Olathe, KS
I had been eyeballing this gel for a month or so. I finally bit the bullet and bought the gel, leaving in and hair mask. The gel is SO good!!
It applies really easily and holds my curls without heaviness or stickiness. It smells so good too. This is my new HG hair line. Love it!! Briogeo Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Quinoa Frizz Control Gel
no good on fine hair
Ashley from tennessee
sticky, weighty, drying... I had such high hopes for this but my hair ended up a gunky mess regardless of how I used this (using a little vs a good amount, applying before or after towel-drying, etc). I'd liken it to a cheap 90s hair gel. 2 stars for some cool ingredients.
I put this into
andreag8 from Toledo, OH
I put this into my hair after I shower and I love it. It smells amazing and i feel it's made the waves in my hair more defined.
I love this gel!
perris3 from New York, NY
I love this gel! I try to only use pretty clean products on my hair, and I was desperate for a product that would actually help with frizz and be good for my wavy hair. This does give a little bit more of a crunchy look that you have to tousle out but it's great at toning down the frizz. It's also very light, so wavy hair people, look no further.
I love this product
ulak1 from United States
I love this product and this whole line! It's a good value and my curls last forever! I wish they made bigger bottles!! I will always repurchase because it has become a staple in my routine. I rate it a 5/5!
The best gel you
sucreilyr from Columbus, OH
The best gel you could ever get especially on the 3b - 3C texture, always add it to add some hold to my hair that would lay flat within one day of doing my hair, so this helps a lot and gives you tons of definition
This is an amazing
solfullysteph from Corona, NY
This is an amazing option if you are looking for a curly hair product with ingredients on the more natural side of the spectrum. I have extremely thick, curly, frizzy hair and this worked wonders - definitely recommend if you are in the market for trying a new hair product.
First product I've used
madmoiselles from Idyllwild, CA
First product I've used that enhanced my curls without adding weight. My hair loves this stuff. Price is good for what it accomplishes.
Gets the job done
Jensing from Maryland
I have thick low porosity 3B/3C hair and it frizzes easily. I'm on day three and my hair still seems to be holding up well so I'm sold.
Love this whole line so far except for this-Drying
Lisa W from Central FL
I wanted to love this but there is something in it that my hair does not like. It dries it out and feels weird if I use it with the creme which I like. I suspect it's the citrus oils in the ingredients or maybe all the proteins with the citrus. My hair is very protein sensitive, makes it feel dry. Sadly I will be returning this as I have only used it twice.
Best Gel for My Curls
Best Gel from Phoenix, Az
Been through many types of gels to maintain my 3a curls. I apply this right after my leave in conditioner (also Brigeo) and a moisturizing custard. This gel really controls my frizz to the point where I can reapply on day 2-3. I spray my hair with water before to help reshape my curls and this product reseals the shape without product buildup.
I have tried quite a few gels which tend to feel heavy on my thin hair.
This product is just
kellipate13 from Franklin, GA
This product is just "ok" for the price. I have used much more affordable frizz control products that have given me better results. I find that my hair still tends to frizz more than I would like with this products, no matter what quantity I use.
This is great for
spencers11 from Park Falls, WI
This is great for definition for your curls! I really love the hold, and it doesn't weigh my hair down or make it too crunchy. This has been amazing at fighting frizz as well, really enjoy the Briogeo curl products, recommend.
I am new to
emilyp377 from Westland, MI
I am new to using this brand but I can definitely say that I love this gel! I have super dry hair and it can be very frizzy and this gel helps my hair stay down in the summer humidity! I recommend it
Love this for my
carolinab113 from bronx
Love this for my hair . Must have for top hair products . Compare to others it keeps my hair frizz free and light hold .
Worth every single penny
rm25 from annarbor
Worth every single penny especially for those who have some damaged hair, I also use their shampoo which helped so much bringing my curled back.
Ingredients were on target for curly girl method.
Curly girl from Aurora CO
Beautiful results after one use. Learned my hair loves protein. So much smoother and less frizz.
When you need a
jazminv71 from Mays Landing, NJ
When you need a good protein enriched gel that has excellent gold, curl charisma is it! It pairs well with other styling products so it's amazing to layer
alwaysern from IL
Used it with a few of my favorite Curlsmith products and my 2c-3a curls and waves were poppin! Those with bad experiences, notice the ingredients and how they affect your hair based on the current weather where you live. I wouldn't use this in very dry or wet weather but it's perfection the rest of the time. Very light and unobtrusive scent also. My curls lasted 3 days with very little touching up.
I love this! It
hallieg7 from Greenbrae, CA
I love this! It has a subtle, but wonderful scent. It also works great, keeping my hair tamed all day. My only gripe is that it's a tad expensive.
This product did nothing for my curls.
Kelly from Northeast South Dakota
It was runny and I felt like there was nothing in my hair.
I liked this product!
jazminethinks from Huntsville, TX
I liked this product! It held my curls great and made a cast but wasn't obnoxious to shake out. Pairs well with the leave-in cream!