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Enhance your natural definition with Cake's The Curl Friend. This styler wraps each tendril in a veil of silky-moisture for glossy, defined, frizz-free curls.
How to Use
Rated 4.61 out of 5 stars
Purchased this after many much research in the Curly-Girl-World. I did the mousse-gel-mousse method, followed by 10 min of cool setting of a diffuser and then once a cast formed, scrunched out when dry with Cakes' Locksmith Dry Conditioner spray. I use a silk bonnet to sleep with over my hair each night and refreshed the next morning with the Locksmith again, its Sunday, so I'm enjoying being lazy and want to see, w/o any styling, how the hold, volume, softness and curl hold up through the day. I have chin length 3b and 3c curls, mostly grey with scattered salt and pepper, coarse and very dry and frizzy hair. I'd been using Redken Curvaceous for years, but it seems they're phasing that out, so I went looking for another product line to fall in love with. This is NOT my first product line I've tried. Pro's: 1. SUPER volume, bounce and hold! 2. I've NEVER had curls like this, especially the day after! Large, voluminous and soft! Very happy 3. Thick and creamy, very easy to use. 4. Hair wasn't sticky or tacky, I appreciate and noticed that after mousse in place. Cons: Wished I could've purchased entire line on here, but some things were out of stock, and thats ok, I will STILL be coming back! Would recommend and very happy customer!! PLEASE REMEBER I've done NOTHING but refresh it this morning to see how the curl holds up as I'm going no-where! Yes, its messy!
This curl cream is okay. I really like the scent, it reminds me of lemon Girl Scout cookies. I've used this several times already and far as defining my curls goes, the best this cream seems to be able to do is give me soft waves. With the right products my curls can range from 2B to 3A, but I struggled to get any really defined curls with this cream. This cream didn't do much for frizz either, but frizz is a tall order for any curl cream to manage on it's own and I always pair my curl creams with other products to manage frizz. Also, because this product contains silicones and drying alcohols, it might not work for those using the Curly Girl/Curly Guy Method for their curls. I will definitely use up the rest of my container, but I wouldn't repurchase.
Mindy from Phoenix, AZ
Great product for girls with curls! I have type 2b hair and this stuff makes my hair curly without putting in to much work. It doesint weigh my hair down and it has a nice "cake" scent to it . Highly recommend if your in search of a new curl cream.
Sierra from Colorado Springs, CO
I have gone from brown to blonde repeatedly over the last couple of years. My hair is friend and it shows. I used to have a beautiful curl pattern before all the DIY bleaching and this product has helped it come back :)
Miagurl12 from Jersey
I have type 4c hair , which is very thick. This was my first time trying this product and I have tried other defined cream in the past. This cream gives moisture and shine. The curls are amazing. Yes there is a sticky feel but it's hydration in the hair. It's soft and still bouncy . I'm in love for sure. My style last 3 days before needing to add water to my hair and the curls are back at it again. I would recommend to many of my friends.
Ang from NYC
I love the affordability of the brand. They also have really good products overall. This is the best One in my opinion. It's lightweight but but also feels very expensive and makes hair feel soft. The defines your curls enough but not as much as others. I use it more for hydration of the hair.
Baloo132 from Wisconsin
I bought this cream on a whim, and it is rocking my world! I have very fine, frizz prone hair and have tried many, many products. Most products either weigh my hair down, make it feel dry or greasy. This cream does none of that. It is a lifesaver for second day hair and frizz touch ups. It works and smells amazing.
Lolagirl09 from Fayetteville Georgia
Use every day, wet hair and apply.
Ile from Miami, Fl
This product is not sticky and does not leave hair crunchy but it did not control frizz like others claim
Kelcie from Minneapolis, MN
I seriously love this! I combined it with the curl whip and the both smell absolutely delicious and neither of them made my hair feel weighed down/crunchy or still. I have wavy hair and it helped define my curls and helped with the frizz. 10/10. Would recommend.
Missy13 from Bay Area, CA
I had high hopes for this product since I love their hair spray so much, but it leaves way too much icky residue on my waves. I have fine high-porosity 2B hair down to my mid-back, and only used a quarter-sized blob on lengths before air-drying (I don't use gel or mousse on top when it's just casual styling). Once my hair is detangled with a Denman-type brush and the waves are formed, I don't touch it so as not to disturb the curl clumps (that's the secret for pretty mermaid waves) I was very disappointed and surprised to feel how sticky my hair was after it was dried. There was so much icky product residue I could feel it on my hands, I literally had to wash my hands every time I touched my hair. I tried using even smaller amounts but it felt the same. My waves came out nice, but I just can't handle sticky residue when other products can hold my waves just as well without the stickiness. Maybe it's because I have fine hair, and the product would be better suited for thick/coarse hair? It's possible. In any case, This curl cream is going in the box of rejects I bring to my hair stylist.
Chloe M. from Louisiana
I never write reviews usually, but this curl cream is so amazing! It smells like a light vanilla! The first time I used it, I thought I had put too much, but my hair air dried beautifully! I had no frizz, and my hair turned out like Shriley Temple! I really recommend this for wavy/curly haired people.
Jennifer from Charleston SC
I love this curl cream! I've gotten several of these in my ipsy bags & loved them enough to purchase the full size. It smells so good! My hair tends to frizz horribly with humidity, but this helps tame the frizz. It also holds & defines my curls/waves all day.
Niyah from Pittsburgh, Pa
Love this product for my 4b/4c hair! Makes my hair nice and soft while defining my curls. Nice smell as well.
Presley from Oklahoma
Made my hair feel great. Really happy I tried it.
Tazi from USA
I can not say enough good things about this cream. The smell is so nice I want a perfume that smells just like it. It has a gorgeous consistency and make my hair so bouncy and shiny. My hair isn't always so good about volume and this gives my hair shine and definition while keeping the volume that I love. I really like the packaging and its very practical as well. Did I mention how much I like the smell? 10/10 will buy again
Beccarooski from West Virginia
I absolutely love this curl cream! It's great for my hair and it helps keep my curls well-defined.
ty from 12590
this is an awesome product this product has great slip it keeps your hair soft silky it Glides through you hear it detangles your hair it's the best product I finally think I found my curly hair product between this one and Tracee Ross love love love and it smells great
Alliegator from Florida, USA
This cream is absolutely amazing, especially when paired with a good styling product. When I use this with Big Sexy Mousse, I get the prettiest, softest, and BOUNCIEST curls! Plus, it smells like lemon poppyseed so that's even cooler.
Jess from Wylie
Works well for the price point. I wish there was more product but it smells great and hold well
Jerry from Albuquerque, New Mexico
I love this product. Apply to damp hair and let air dry. Leaves your hair shiny not greasy or crunchy. Lost and manageable, really defined my curls, styled as usual. 👍🏻
Rachel from NJ
I have natural wavy hair so I need a little help to keep my curls. this stuff really surprised me. first of all the smell is great. if you're sensitive to a stronger scent this is not for you. This keeps my curls soft. No crunchies!!! love this stuff and the price.
CurlWhirl from Denver
I am AMAZED by this product!!! I have no idea why I've been dropping big bucks on fancy curl brands that constantly change their formulas. As long as Cake Curl Friend keeps its ingredients as-is, I'm going to be a customer for life of this curl cream. Leaves my wavy hair looking bouncy and textured. Smells so great, AND it's an incredibly affordable price! WOW. Be aware that this is not a curl booster. It takes your existing wave/curl pattern and makes it look lovely, but it does not ADD curl that you don't already have. To me, that's fine because Cake Curl Friend doesn't label itself as a curl booster, but I mentioned it because I figure that wave/curl heads will want to know. Def recommend and def give 5 stars!!!
CBucks from VA
Use before I add my hair gel.
Rebecca D. from Phoenix, AZ
This is a great product! It fights frizz without weighing my curls down. And the scent is amazing!!!!
T from NY
This may work for some but did not do anything to define my curls. Made my hair fluffy.
Alana from CT
Love this! I use curlsmith shampoo and cond which I love as well but is pricey. I have not found a good styler with that brand but saw that this had good reviews (and is so reasonably priced!) This is the best curl styler I have ever used! Light weight and non greasy looking and completely frizz free curls! I pray that ulta does not stop selling this!