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Some curls need a little encouragement and nothing defines, maintains and moisturizes curls like AG Hair's Curl Re:Coil Curl Activator.
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Rated 4.34 out of 5 stars
I had heard about AG Recoil on several forums but refused to bite because I was trying to curb my product junkie habits. However I felll when they had the line b1g1 50%. I only regret not trying it sooner. I folliw the curly method and this curl activator is one of the best that I have tried. The results totally justify the price point and a little goes a long way. The slip is amazing and I had to decrease the amount that I was using because of it!! This may be my first Holy Grail product ever!
I have wavy, barely curly hair that is long (mid-back length). I like to air dry my hair. This product leaves it crunchy, but when dry if I scrunch it a little the crunch goes away mostly. So, it's not entirely what I want - no one wants crunchy curls - but it is strong hold and can handle being...well...handled. It is sticky when applying to my hair. Day 2 there's tons of frizz. It's OK but not great. I'm on the lookout for a better product.
Kat from MS
I don't understand how this product has such good reviews. I've found better drugstore products for half the price, or if I want to splurge I like devacurl touchable curls. This product left my hair stringy yet dry, and sticky. I've used products that leave a hard cast and then once you scrunch the stiffness goes away...not for this product. I also like versatile products that I can air dry, or diffuse. Don't even try diffusing with this product, it makes the stringyness ten times worse. I am on a very limited budget and I threw this product away after 3 uses (I don't think I've ever thrown product away) because I couldn't even tolerate it enough to keep it as a back up. I haven't tried the other products by this brand, but I will not buy this curl cream again.
Lara from Tallahassee, Florida
I was hesitant to try this given the price. However it is the best curl cream/activator I have yet to use. My hair always gets really good waves and even a few spirals when I use this product. Whenever ulta has a sale I grab a few bottles. I also like that since it is lightweight its not a problem to use on day three or four with some water for a refresh that is easy and light, it doesn't have a product feel!
Katieee from Texas
Honestly I was pretty skeptical about this product, but it works surprisingly well, even alone (and I normally use a gel with my creams). Even better, a little bit goes a long way.
I have lowish density, medium thick strands, and high porosity hair.
Em from WA
I have very fine curly hair. This product does not build up or weight my curls down.
cupie curl doll from San Fran
At first I thought my curls were kind of stringy and hard after scrunching into my wet hair. When completely dry I gently scrunched the curls and they turned into lucious soft bouncy curls, using only the air dry foam with it. This is a great combinationI will use over and over. My curls got lots of compliments.
AuthenticlyAriel from Tulsa, OK
I have curly/wavy hair that can lose its shape pretty quickly. This product is quickly becoming my holy grail for second and third day curl refresh.
Wavy Jan from Southern California
You can see the difference in your hair from the first use. It creates much more defined waves on my medium density/normal porosity hair.
Mrsjevelhofer from Denver
Perfect for my thick and course hair. Most products don't give it what it needs. Happy I purchased it!
Melon from Anchorage, AK
I have baby fine, low porosity, wavy hair and this is my favorite product I've ever used. Everything else weighs my hair down or feels gross in my hair but this gives me soft, defined, bouncy waves while feeling like there is nothing in my hair. It smells like orange creamsicle and a little goes a long way, I use about 1-2 pea size globs scrunched into wet hair and then air dry. If it feels crunchy in your hair then you used too much.
Deborah from Florida
I really wanted to like this because I read such great reviews and I was recommended by my best friend but this product just ain't it. I bought it twice to give it a fair shot and both times I hated it. It's very drying and it even tangles my hair while applying it. My hair is already dry enough and this doesn't do nothing for me. Is claims to be humidity resistant but I live in Florida now and it's almost always humid, and by 11 AM my hair is completely flat. The smell isn't very pleasant either, it kind of smells like strong chemicals you use to clean bathrooms. I am very Heavy-handed when applying products so I was very surprised how terrible the hold is.
Blair from Charlotte NC
This cream works great for me. I have wavy hair that is thick and weighed down easily. When I use this (plus I add a little gel afterwards) the curls are immediately defined. You don't need a lot of this miracle product to get good results
Bex from Va
Dries out my hair. Not impresses.
djd from disk
Best definition ever. Never got this much definition from any other product. Moisture!! Great moisture and slip. Applies so nicely. Even has some hold!! I personally use this and a mousse or gel: This for moisture + definition and mousse for hold. HOLY GRAIL PRODUCT. 10/10 RECOMMEND!! (even prefer over curl enhancing smoothie)
lorcin from New Jersey
I really like this product because I feel it's like a curl cream and gel hybrid. It leaves a nice, shiny and defined hold that is not ever hard or crispy. The only con is that since the hold isn't that strong it doesn't last as long as a traditional gel and will likely need to be refreshed, but overall it's a nice one and done product.
KennyO from Eden Prairie, MN
This product did little to help bump up my curls, felt tacky on my hair and left my hair looking dull when it dried (air dried or blown). While the scent is not as bad or strong as the curl defining spray, it is not good.
MrsBrown from North Dakota
I really like how this product applies and smells. I have noticed it helping my hair curl nicer and more defined.
Hay from Columbus, OH
I was recommended this by a friend, but after purchasing I was extremely let down with the results. :(
SarahK814 from Sterling Heights, MI
This product is great for my frizzy thick curly hair. I use a little Moroccan oil along with the cream and it looks great. Day 2 hair isn't perfect, but I'll sacrifice that for a great day 1 look.
Jenni from Los Ángeles
This in combination with the mousse are HOLY GRAIL products for me. The gel has a good hold that isn't too hard. The products is not tacky when you apply. I had A TON of volume (I air dried, cant wait to see what diffusing does). Do not sleep on this!
Bittersweetmoni from New Jersey
My hairdresser recommended Re:Coil and I couldn't be any more pleased with the results. This cream gel adds so much moisture and shine to my curls. I have type 3a/3b curls and they soak up this product nicely. I see lots of reviews regarding cast and crunch but if you scrunch it out or better yet diffuse, you are left with softly formed noodles. I also love the light scent. Some reviewers say it smells like pet shampoo but I think it has a pleasant citrus smell.
The only reason I am giving it 4 out of 5 stars is because of the size and price. I wish they would make this in a one liter size for a better value. Also this product contains protein which for curly hair excess use can leave hair dull. I recommend a clarify cleanser at least once a week while using this product to avoid any buildup.
Curly Girl Tammy from Dover is
Curly girl/guy perfect product
Mel from Columbus
Will buy again.
Jackie from Florida
Doesn't make your hair too crunchy, nice and light, but also provides good hold for curly hair.
Sonyasaidso from Oakland CA
Been using this product for my longer curly hair because it give my curls the hold they need. I love AG for my curly hair!
Sammie from Central Florida
I heard great things about this product, so when it went on sale I had to try it. I thought it would work wonders but it smells like dog shampoo, and felt my hair less wavy/curly than my drugstore products that are way less expensive than this! It felt my hair feeling gritty, frizzer than usual and weighted down. I only used a pea sized amount.