Not Your Mother's
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Keep your look flake-free and locked in place with flexible-firm hold. NOT YOUR MOTHER'S CURL TALK GEL helps shape your curls to activate a long lasting, frizz-controlled style.
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Rated 4.14 out of 5 stars
I was browsing Ulta for some new hair care products and came across NYM line! I can honestly say that this stuff is amazing, especially for the price point. My hair is very coarse, curly and needs moisture; this product gave me definition and moisture. Definitely recommend this brand
I was super excited about the new line and really wanted to like the gel but after giving it a week, I am ready to throw in the towel. From the first time I used it, I noticed my hair was more dry and frizzy than with other gels I had been using. I also have type 2b-2c hair and noticed that I didn't have as much curl with this gel. With other products I have pretty good curl definition all the way to my roots and with this, most of my hair is straight with a few curls on the end. At first, I thought I didn't use enough gel since I went pretty light the first day since my hair gets greasy/build up easily. After 4 tries now, I am giving up on it. I have so much frizz with it that it's hard to see the waves/curls and looks like someone rubbed their hands all over my hair while dry. The frizz is decent until you SOTC then things go downhill fast!
Jasmine from Los Angeles, ca
This product made my hair fall out and made my scalp so itchy that I had to buy "detoxifying" scalp scrubs to make my scalp even feel tolerable. I've never had such a bad reaction to a product. Sad that this couldn't work for me. I even though it was cheap, I returned this gel because I couldn't stand to see it in the house.
GabbyD from Florida
I don't really use gels as I have curly hair that is on the fine side, and I find my curls do better with mousse. I did try this since I got it in their trial case so I decided "why not". I will say, it is a pretty light gel in that it didn't weigh my curls down and it has a decent hold. The caste isn't crazy either. The issue is that my hair gets oily fairly quickly. I think it is just because gels require a lot more moisture to work well. For someone with fine hair, if I put a product in my hair when it is too wet, my curls are lifeless after a day and my roots are pretty oily as well. Medium thickness hair would probably do well with this and I could see wavy and curly curls with that thick of hair doing pretty well. Other than that, try something else.
CindyLou&You from DFW, TX
This product did not work for me. I have really long, fine, naturally curly hair. 3B/C curls and lots of hair. As I added this product to my hair, it had a rough texture and didn't glide smoothly. My hair looked and felt dry with lots of frizz. I pull my hair up at night and the underside of my hair was full of tiny knots and matted. I've never experienced that before. Very disappointed with this product. One star since it does have a clean scent.
Donna from New Britain, Ct.
Applied this gel on towel dried hair and then combed my hair and let it air dry. That simple! I also applied on my dry hair as needed to tame my waves. I would have given 5 stars, however, the fragrance is not pleasant. If I'm able to get over the smell, I may purchase this again as the cost was reasonable too. I recommend this product so as long fragrance smell is no issue to you.
SJ from Cincinnati
This gel I can't say enough positive things. Has a strong hold and leaves some cast, but not too much. Great to use on wash day, as well as just a tiny bit to refresh in between washes. Has great frizz control, using it consistently I notice little to no frizz with my curls. I have wavy/curly hair and this works great.
Strawhair from St Louis
This made my hair feel like straw. I wanted to find a good gel for my 2A fine, wavy hair and was hopeful from the good reviews, but every time I've used this product my hair went from soft shiny waves to dry scrunkly straw.
D from MD
This is a great gel for my fine, type 2 hair! It isn't sticky or crunchy and it makes my definition last longer.
Nin from San Francisco
I love this brand! However this product is not the best. This left my curls tangled and hard to get out. It felt like a thick hairspray texture once the product dried. Sad face. Wanted to love it
KC from CT, USA
Great hold and if I put too much and get that gel cast, I just use a small amount of hair oil to lessen it. I really like it.
Morgan from USA
The gel held my hair in place for dry time and scrunched completely out when I was done diffusing. Soft curls. Awesome product.
ASWENNEY from Paducah ky
Didn't love the way my hair felt after. The aussue 24 hr freeze gel was better for my curls.
Shaelynn from Tulsa
I'm officially switching to this as my main curl gel. It's works wonders! The first time I tried this it was a bit crunchy (a little) but I was using the same amount I need for my Quidad gel. So the second time I used less and my hair was perfect. Every time since then it's been great!!! Definitely recommend and less is more.
Jackie from Connecticut
This gel has been amazing for my 3B low porosity and low density hair. I use about a quarter sized amount and it's held my curls over night and in the humidity the next day!!! I realized that my hair needed more gel in order for it to hold throughout the night / etc. I've got fine hair so i was worried it would weigh it down but it's the perfect weight /hold
Lou Lou from Cincinnati Ohio
I love how this product keeps the frizz out of my hair and curls and nothing bad to say about this product
Curly freak from Ohio
I've been buying this gel for years. It's not crazy amazing but it does the job. It has great hold without making it crunchy. It has no smell really. I love how a little goes a long way. However, I think this is just my hair but my hair does start to frizz throughout the day.
Melissa from Austin, Texas
Great product! I love it! It works great and doesn't leave your hair feeling great or heavy!
Jazzy Jan from Arlington Heights, IL
Very refreshing - absorbs easily
Nataly from Boynton beach
This gel is perfect for my high porosity, low density and fine hair curls. It has a perfect hold and helps maintain my curl shape all day without it feeling sticky or clumping together. It is a great value for the price
Jennifer from Raleigh, NC
As someone with thin 2b/2c hair, I love this gel! it doesn't weigh my hair down & gives me just enough hold to create defined curls. Of course like any other gel, when your hair fully dries down you will have a cast but I just scrunch it out with a hair oil:) if you have thicker hair, I don't see this gel really working out for you tbh. It's too lightweight. Definitely good for the price & a staple in my hair products routine that I can't skip out on!
Mo from Iowa
Scrunch into damp hair, allow to air dry and scrunch to style!
:) from FL Sanford
Seems like a great product but if you have a looser hair type like type 2 it is definitely gonna weight down your hair.
Peyton from Virginia Beach
I'm new to gel but this has fixed all my problems with frizz. I have enjoyed all the curl products from the brand. The only draw back is I see less volume in my curls but that could be user error since I'm new to working with my natural hair
Missy13 from Bay Area, CA
I was a bit skeptical of this gel as it has a lot of glycerin in it; but my fine, low porosity 2b/2c waves came out looking beautiful and even. The cast was very easy to scrunch out, and I had no frizz; my hair was very soft afterwards. This gel also has protein in it (fortunately it's in amino acid form) so I'd recommend to check the dew points for where you live before using it. I was dealing with a lot of frizz and dryness/tangling before trying this gel, in my case it delivered the extra moisture my hair was craving. I used the Devacurl Wave Maker on soaking wet hair, combed through and applied the Curl Talk Frizz Control Sculpting gel on top. I haven't tried it yet with the Curl Talk defining cream.
Deb from Rancho Cucamonga, CA
This works great! My curls are more curly more defined, no frizz which I love and it doesn't leave a hard or greasy crunchy feeling.
Cool Breeze from Oakland, CA
This is the perfect Styling Gel, not stiff and it smells wonderful, I love it! I'll be buying it from now on!