Rated 4.19 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Best Clarifying Treatment.
I have 3c to 4a hair. I completly cut my hair to a pixie cut (shoulder length before) due to hair loss from a major surgery I have done. I have been using Shea Moisture since my first chop (7 years) but recently it made my hair drier than usual and more tangled. I was looking through Ulta for a different product and notice this brand. As every curl doctor (yourself), you always look up the brand before buying to make sure it's good for us curls. I saw they have a detox scalp cleanser and I was like "YES I NEED IT" since I have very dry, itchy scalp. Let me tell you, THIS IS Amazing. I've started using this product since my chop (July 2020) and my hair is past my ear (when straighten, I have very shrinkage curls) and it's only February 2021.
I have a wash routine that is different from normal wash routine (or maybe not). I do not use shampoo or conditioner weekly since I have dry itchy scalp. I clarify once a month and cowash my hair every week. I also do a hair mask leave in every second week of the month. Let me tell you, this routine makes my hair thick and I don't see dandruff as much as before. Overly shampooing can cause dry scalp (depending on condition of hair) since you are ripping away the nutrients from the scalp and hair loss.
For the people who says their hair fall out: REMEMBER this is a CLARIFYING treatment not your usual shampoo and conditioner. You only use this product once a month NOT every week. Overly Clarifying your hair can cause hair loss and increase in shedding.
Most Helpful Critical Review I wanted to love this but I am left concerned
I turned to this after experiencing problems with another popular curly hair brand. I've been using this for about a month now (washing once a week). The smell of the first two steps is really nice. The third step is minty and leaves almost a 'cooling' sensation which is uncomfortable if left on too long. You are supposed to detangle with the first step but the product doesn't offer much slip meaning you really have to be gentle and it takes longer to detangle. The second step has the right idea but I don't think it cleans as well as it says it does. I often still find residue on my scalp after using and end up having to use a different clarifying treatment before. The third step is a thick conditioner that focuses more on soothing than on conditioning as it does not apply super smooth and my hair doesn't feel super soft afterward. I also noticed a LOT of hair loss in the shower. More so than usual. I can also feel how thin my hair is getting which is concerning. My scalp is also becoming more sensitive. I think I will be returning this product if I am able to.
Reviewed by 121 customers Highly Recommend_Best Ever
Mermaidme from Santa Cruz
How over-used is the phrase" Game Changer?" Yet, I have to say, this 3-step system really is! I have course, fine, white/silver hair. 'have tried so many clarifiers. This system is fantastic, and it smells good. My hair is softer, fuller and the natural wave of my hair is lovely. I am very happy with this system and will try other products in the line.
I gave it 2 shots but..Just did not work at all
M from CT
First time I tried it, my hair felt heavy and almost waxy after using. Didn't feel clean, ans the only reason my scalp felt good was because of the cooling conditioner, but it didn't feel clean. I had used an oil treatment in my hair the night before, so I thought I'd give it another chance thinking maybe the oil was just too much for it to handle. Second time I used ot, same result. My hair and scalp do not feel clean, and my scalp has actually felt more itchy and just worse overall in the days after using. Curls are dull, no bounce, and don't hold all day. Very disappointing
Isabelle from Undisclosed
All I can say is my head no longer itches and I don't feel bad about washing it every other day. My hair starts to form small ringlets after I use this kit: it's been years sense that has happened to my hair. I love it!!!
Robin from Undisclosed
it has hepled my hair
If you want clean hair..
Julia from Undisclosed
My hair has never felt cleaner!!
Saw immediate improvement of hair and scalp
MaryTee from Golden, CO
I have shoulder length, thick 2b/2c un-dyed hair that has been looking very dull, stressed, and limp, and my scalp has been flaky and itchy. I tried some deep conditioning treatments, but was beginning to feel that my hair/scalp were beyond fixing. Based on reviews, I bought the CurlSmith Detox Microbiome Scalp System and I have used these 3 products 1x per week for 1 month and my hair and scalp are back to normal. My scalp feels great and my hair is bouncy and soft and my curls are defined. I'm not much for writing reviews but this set of products brought my hair and scalp back to life, so felt it was worth sharing my experience. I am now trying other CurlSmith products and have been pretty impressed with everything I've tried.
Worked well the first time.. but NO
Sydney from Philadelphia, PA
Used the entire line- amazing results the first couple of weeks, but as time went on the product didn't have the same affect. My hair is cry and the curls are not defined…
My scalp and hair feel clean and healthy
Steph from Texas
I really enjoy using these products. They smell great and leave my hair clean and volumized at the root. I didn't think I had much buildup, but after using these, my hair looked so much better and my scalp felt like it could breathe again, so I guess I did. My scalp isn't very oily and now that I keep heavy styling products away from my root area, I only clarify with these about every two weeks. That keeps my hair and scalp feeling fresh without getting rid of too much oil. I love the results I get when I style my hair right after using these.
Made me like my natural hair
LilithR. from Columbia, SC
I bought this kit hoping with the expectation of starting with a clean slate. The primer is a must. I used as directed and it has excellent slip. shampooed and conditioned as directed. The gel is by far my favorite! Left my hair defined and shine with definition. I air dried and used the Bonding Oil to break the cast (TIP: A half pump is all I needed for my below the shoulder length hair. My hair was left shiny, with definition and volume. Love this stuff.
Literally saved my scalp and hair
Relieved Renee from Santa Cruz, CA
I was losing tons of hair and my scalp was inflamed and scaly. Nothing seemed to help— until I tried this! I've been using it for a couple years now and not only does it provide instant and long term relief when my scalp feels itchy, my bald patches have all regrown and my scalp is no longer red and raw looking. I cannot vouch for it enough!
No ma'am from Maryland
So soothing! My scalp feels so comfortable after using these. Wish the conditioner had more slip but still great.
Great for my natural 3b curls.
K from Greenville
Love this. Smells good!
Absolutely worth it!
Rebecca from Undisclosed
I'm really happy with the kit! Absolutely worth it. My curls were noticeably more hydrated and defined after even just one wash day with these products. And my hair has been very dry and brittle.
Laura from Undisclosed
First two products were fine but the conditioner was way too tingly and has a strong smell. Also, make sure to contact them within 14 days.
This product was horrible!
Lorelei from Undisclosed
Made my hair feel heavy like paraffin wax. Took away all the shine. I wish I could get my money returned.
Would buy again
Josephine from Undisclosed
Great product! Works well smells great
Melissa from Undisclosed
I love the product line so far after two uses. It makes my scalp and hair feel extra clean and the coolness of the conditioner is incredible.
Worth the money!
Stephany from Undisclosed
My hair used to be so dry because of all the sulphates I later realized had been in all of my hair products! My hair has never felt healthier thanks to your products.
I won't be buying it again
Brittany from Undisclosed
Burned my scalp and completely dried out my hair
So far from what I was expecting
Curly curvy girl from Gresham, OR
I keep trying to find a Curlsmith product that works for me, but this definitely isn't it. I checked the packaging multiple times to see if I was really supposed to detangle with the pre-biotic, because it had zero slip. The shampoo was meh, and the conditioner was a nightmare. The mint was so strung that it stung my eyes, and took ages for my face to calm down. I was barely able to detangle with it.
Tangled My Coily Hair and Dried my Hair Out
Chalky, Drying, and Causes Tangles from Scottsdale, AZ
Wouldn't recommend this kit for coily hair, since it's chalky and tangled my hair, while drying it out.
Instead, I'd recommend a pre-soak apple cider vinegar (7-8 min) to get rid of dandruff and to treat scalp build-up. It didn't dry my hair or tangle my hair like the detox kit did.
Sky from California
I love this line ! It's helped tremendously! It's a bit pricey but totally worth it!
Miracle working products
Ashley from Undisclosed
I certainly enjoyed this detox kit. My hair was in dire need of a detox. I was wondering why my hair was not looking the way it usually does. This purchase is totally worth.
My FAVE products!
Ava from Undisclosed
I love this product. This has been the best thing I've ever used on my curls. I've been using it for 4 months now and all curl smith products truly do my curls justice but the gentle clarifying of this set is unmatched!
GREAT PRODUCTS—Not products fault for hair loss
CurlyBae from Nyc
I'm seeing a lot of people claim this product caused them hair loss when they themselves said they suffered from hair loss before use. These products are great if you want to grow your hair as it starts with the scalp. the shampoo is DRYING! HOWEVER, the conditioner fixes that problem right up for you. Make sure to put the primer on first as the shampoo is harsh. It's a scrub and if it's a lot for you don't use it every wash. Switch out to every other week or once a month to get that good clean!