Rated 4.59 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Amazing for textured hair!
First of all, this product IS NOT a regular shampoo, and so if you try to use it like one you won't be happy with the results. It's a co-wash and is meant for wavy and curly hair. It won't lather. Co-wash is something people who follow the "no-poo" (no shampoo) method of hair care use sometimes. This product doesn't have sulfates or other harsh detergents in it, which is exactly what textured hair people need! if you're a curly or wavy haired person who follows the no-poo method you'll probably love this stuff, I definitely do!!
Most Helpful Critical Review It's ok but doesn't moisturize my thick curly locks
I had a gift card for ulta that I got for Christmas last year and so I decided I would use it to buy a hair care product because I need something that will moisturize my hair and leave it less frizzy and so I read all the great reviews for this and so I thought I would give it a try. When I got it I decided to use it and when I first squeezed it out of the bottle, the smell of the product I didn't really like it has a stinky smell to it and it's kind of a gross smell and it makes your hair smell gross unless you had another type of good smelling moisturizer to it but it does moisturize your hair but it's not that great of a detangler because my hair is long and thick and it doesn't even detangle my hair all that well and my hair is still frizzy after using this stuff too. I kind of wish I didn't buy this or I kind of wish I returned it and got a refund but it's too late now since I threw away the receipt.
Reviewed by 747 customers I would buy it again
Denise from Jacksonville florida
This product does what it says it will do
Keesa from GA
Since I recently had to change my shampoo and conditioner, I decided to give Curlsmith a try, and they definitely didn't disappoint. This product left my hair so refreshed and hydrated and the smell is incredible too. I will definitely buy the bigger bottle next time.
I Will never buy this product again.
Ada from Vancouver, wa
It dried my hair out. It feels like straw.
Not sure if I can handle the scent
KK from MN
Purchased a large bottle of this after a great experience using the trial/travel size. However I didn't notice until I got the large bottle that this product is strongly scented, and this smell is now permeating our small bathroom and the rooms adjacent to it. I hate to lose this much money, but the constant smell is starting to trigger a headache.
a go-to purchase
Jazz from Tacoma, WA
My daughter has super curly hair and I have bought thousands of different products to try and find the easiest way to manage it. I didnt want a complicated multi-step system that she would fight to keep up when old enough to do it on her own.
After trying this product, I won't switch to anything else. It helps keep her hair manageable after a rough day playing or through sleep. She loves how soft her hair is after, and I love how effortlessly amazing her curls look.
I love this but the bottle is awful
Nursemom from Pocatello, ID
The bottle is impossible to squeeze. The first time I had to have my husband squeeze the product into my hands while I was in the shower. The next times I squeeze out the amount I need into a cup and apply it from that cup while in the shower because I can't squeeze it from the bottle with one hand into my other. I finally broke down and got the largest size that comes with a pump. MUCH better. The travel size is in a tube which is easy to squeeze. That bottle is so hard to squeeze!!
Holy Grail...with a Note.
Norma from Tennessee
My hair type: Fine, low density, high porosity, 2c/3a/3b waves/curls.
So let me start off by saying that this was the first co-wash I had ever used (about two years ago). I had just started wearing my hair curly, and had tons of heat damage and had no idea what to buy. I ended up buying this on a whim during Ulta's Black Friday sale (40% off, remember it!), and immediately regretted it... Because I was hooked and this stuff is expensive lol. The biggest difference you notice with this product is when you try to switch to a different co-wash. I've tried several. They're just not on the same level as CurlSmith, imo.
This co-wash somehow cleans and conditions my easily-weighed down hair. A little goes a long way but it's so nice that you just want to keep pumping this stuff into the palm of your hand. Would definitely recommend getting the larger bottle, and during Ulta's Black Friday sale.
**Note: I was NOT following the curly girl method. I was using this fabulous conditioning co-wash as my main shampoo, then a clarifying shampoo to get rid of excess oil and buildup on my scalp about twice a month. This seemed to work very well for me.
(Also this is all written in the past tense because I ended up forgetting to grab this stuff during the sale and now I'm just too stubborn to get it at retail price throughout the year. My hair definitely notices. Oof.)
Best thing for Curly hair
Girly girl from fresno
My hair feels so soft after rinsing, people with curls will understand. Most amazing product for my hair.
Great size/way to try a new product!
That Limey again from Fresno, CA
In the shower rinse to cleanse any residue then apply throughout my hair rinse, apply, rinse. SNAP!
Smells super chemical
Hannah from North Carolina
Doesn't help me curls, smells like chemicals, and didn't add anything at all. I won't be using it and will be returning it. The only reason why I didn't give it one is because it didn't dry out my hair.
A big NO
Laura from California
This made my hair so dry and stripped it of it's shine. It took the curl out of my hair, and I lost all volume as well. Do not buy this. It smells divine, but it destroyed my curls and now I'm trying to repair them :(
LOVE, LOVE,LOVE, WILL BUY AGAIN!
Monstermansmom from San Diego, CA
I'm older and color my hair CURLSMITH has it feeling and looking like it did when I was a young girl. My daughter-in-law uses this and swears by it. She has beautiful long curly hair. When I saw it said "all hair types" I decided to give it a try. It works wonderfully on my straight hair as well.
Curlytop from Sacramento CA
The first few times I used the Co-Wash the products seemed fine, although I had to use quite a bit. However, after that each time I used the Co-Wash my hair became more and more dry after washing. It literally felt like straw. I gave the product away. A waste of $.
Hair is falling out!
Boden from Del Norte, CO
Loved it at first and now my hair is falling out. I've narrowed the loss down to this product. I already have thin hair. I'm devastated.
product packaging makes it impossible to use
kkh from Madison WI
It's hard to say if I like the product. I've only used it twice. Unfortunately the product packaging makes it impossible to get the product out of the bottle. The bottle is made from a very hard plastic that is not "squeezable" so it's impossible to get it out. Would have been much better if it came with a pump. Sadly I will have to buy a different container and try to "marry the ketchup" style get it into a new container. Or if I'm lucky enough to find a pump that's the right length and fit.
Moisture Moisture Moisture
MSDIVA from Tucson, AZ
I've been looking for a great cowash when my Honey's Handmade is slow in shipment. I bought this and was simply amazed how great it was. It felt like conditioner with a hint of bubbles for washing. I thoroughly enjoyed washing my hair. I used it after a clarifying shampoo. My hair was stripped and this instantly softened my hair. The true test is when the styling process. It moisturized so well that it helped my leave-in and styling cream melt and detangle my hair even better.
Ginni from Ohio
I was amazed that this cowash works so well on my 4c hair and my sons 3c as well! My hair was soft, moisturized and de tangled.
Jay from Los Angles, CA
I've heard so many good thing about Curl Smith so I wanted to give it a try. I saw a review that said they lost a lot of hair after three days of using it but that was the only review I saw and decided to give it a try. The FIRST DAY of using it I had a lot of hair fall off in the shower. I've never had this issue. I do not plan on using this again.
Works and smells great!
Lura from Las Vegas
This keeps my hair soft and hydrated without being oily, and it smells amazing! If I had one nitpick it would be with the pump. I have fine, shoulder length hair, and the number of pumps it takes to get enough product just for that is crazy. I can't even imagine how long it would take for someone who had longer, thicker hair!
Victoria from Redlands, Ca.
Makes my hair soft and amazing!
Hannah < 3 from SoCal
I've been using this product for about a year now, and it does an amazing job at moisturizing and detangling my 2C/3A hair in the shower!! I use it as a conditioner, and honestly I haven't found a better conditioner that makes my hair this silky/bouncy. :) I docked one star off because the pump can be a hassle to use.
This is the only shampoo I'll ever use again!
PJ from Illinois
I cannot say enough good things about this product! I've been looking for something, anything like this to help me manage my curls and now that I've found it, I'll never buy another shampoo! If you have curly hair, this is what you have been looking for!
Kc from Aspermon, TX
This is my second purchase of this conditioner my curly hair loves it!!
CarolAnn from Missoula MT
It's a one step wash and conditioner and made my thick curly frizzy hair soft and still curly. Love this product! I have used many other curly hair products and they failed. This is my favorite by far.
Love the softness!!
Gardenmum from Illinois
I received a sample, which I took on vacation! I was pleasantly surprised how much I loved the results of the type of cleansing for my curly hair. It leaves it clean, yet soft and fluffy. I ordered a full-size when I returned home!