Rated 4.17 out of 5 stars
I've had curly hair my whole life, and being I'm the only female in the family with it, it was hard to maintain. I just started purchasing this curl definer a little over a year now and I will use nothing else! I've tried it with and without other products and here's some tips. First off read the directions. It says apply to wet hair not damp! It gets sticky and weird if you don't! First few uses I didn't apply to wet hair and I almost returned it. Second, I find it doesn't hydrate as much as I need with my curls so I pair it with a moisturizer. I apply the moisturizer first and this second and it works perfectly! I get my perfect curls for my hair and ITS NOT CRUNCHY AT ALL! to apply I just flip my head over (I have long hair) and apply about 3 pumps worth each to each side and down the middle. I've tried different amounts and honestly never gotten too much to where it's crunchy. I don't comb it through I just put the product in my hand, rub my hands together, then press my hands together with the hair in between. Then I dry with a microfiber towel and diffuse. About the only product ever to work on my hair. Seriously give this an honest try and you won't regret!
I have moderately unruly hair that is dry and prone to frizz, but also gets weighed down easily, and I also have super sensitive skin. (Try not to be jealous...haha!) I've been on the hunt for a curl cream that would be a good fit and went to Ulta specifically looking for a fragrance free option (there aren't many out there) - I've heard some good things about the Living Proof curl line, so I figured I'd try.
If I were to rate this cream solely on its performance, I might give it 3.5 stars - I bet I could have gotten it to work okay with my hair after a few uses. However, the smell was just WAY TOO STRONG. (The tube I bought had a seal over it, and with COVID there is no sampling/testing allowed, so I was rolling the dice on that piece.) It's not an unpleasant smell, just VERY sweet and VERY strong...which was ultimately the clincher for me. I returned this, but you might love it!
Ewa from Rhode Island (RI)
My hair is soft, freeze free and bouncy, no stickiness or heaviness, love this product.
Marilyn from IL
This works beautifully for my hair!
Cheyenne from Harrisonburg, VA
Amanda from Chicago
got a sample of this... mixed a quarter size amount with a quarter size amount of holding gel... MAGIC!!! My curls were soft and held through a day of high winds of sleeping and the next day my hair still wasn't frizzed and curls still looked good ❣️ Now that's a miracle
Lauren F from Charlotte, NC
I got this as a sample from a previous purchase and now im buying it!! Its so easy to use, i shower put this in then blowdry my hair. It makes my hair way less frizzy and my curls prettier
JenD from NJ
I have more wavy than curly hair. Usually everything I put in my hair ends up being crunchy (including the living proof curl defining gel ) because I have to have so much of it to get any kind of definition in my curls. This stuff is really great though. I put it on my on my hair still wet and let it air dry. It definitely gives my curls, more definition, and no crunchiness or stickiness! I just wish it held up a little longer. By late in the day, it needs something else. This product is almost there. I really like it.
Marina from Annapolis, MD
I LOVEEEE this product . I use it for when I want to air dry in the spring/ summer and still hood the waves in place without much frizzing. It's lifetime of my best hair products I use .
Tracy from Michigan
Being in my late 50's I have been called by my kid's & grandchildren "the old hippie". My hair which has always been long & curly (but fine?) is starting to fall out A LOT. I pair this living proof for waves with the Living proof for curls (creams no gels or mousses) & I use a tiny amount of each, dry with a defused & get so many compliments. I cut my hair myself, ends & layers & a face frame. It's just curls more overnight! Love it.
Lori from Kentucky
This is my favorite product! I have tried so, so many. For reference, I have bleached fine hair, so it is dry. My curls need help getting clumped together on wash day and staying clumped through the styling process. This ￼HELP keeping my curls clumped is what the Living Proof Curl Definer does. After I get my curls how I want them with the LP Definer, then I gently glaze a gel over my curls for hold. Then I diffuse. I have tried many other curl creams but my curls would break apart during the styling process. FYI- if you have very fine hair that's easily weighed down or gets greasy by rich products, then this LP Definer is not your thing. It's super duper moisturizing!
Kayleklee from Kansas
This cream works well for my hair.
MB from Philadelphia, PA
Got sent a sample of this with another order. I have 2c/3a curls & fine hair, and this product did not hold my curls throughout the day. It starts off looking fine, and I like that it never gets crunchy, but by the end of the day it looks like I have nothing in my hair. I definitely can't get a second day of wear out of this… If your curls only need a little help, you could try this, but if you need more hold (like me) I wouldn't recommend this.
Catherine from St. Paul, MN
This produce somewhat defines curls, but if you have fine or wavier curls, it won't hold up to the task of defining and maintaining curls throughout the day.
Terriblelie from MD
I have been using curl cream for years. This product is one of the worst I have ever used. It weighs my hair down too much. The only thing I like about it is the smell.
Meredith from Minnesota
I use the Living Proof restore repair leave in 1st and then put the curl definer in and love the end result! I feel like it's inbetween a mouse and gel but has the benifits of both!
Jen from Redding, CA
It's smells good. Nice & creamy hair product. You're paying for the name. My cheap Maui curl cream works just as great & 80% cheaper.
Red from Corvallis, Oregon
I have permed curly hair and curl definer heeps it under control. Love it.
Aimz from Missouri
I have curly hair so finding a curl cream that can help contain the frizz and keep 'em bouncy all day is usually a challenge. This product has changed how I view my hair and the possibilities. Well worth the money!
Ash Mf Lee from Greenville, SC
I just started using this product. It was the first of the Living Proof brand. It reduced my frizz and made my curls more defined. I will buy again, and buy more of the LP brand.
Ashley from KC
Gives my waves some great definition. A little goes a long way. The smell is awesome- but strong, so avoid if that's not your jam.
Barbara from Las Vegas
I started using the Curl product line on my stylists recommendation and I'm so glad I did. I always thought my hair was wavy, but after using these products, it's curly! I use a bit less than quarter size and air dry. For second day hair I scrunch with wet hands. Love the results I'm getting with no effort. This product is the best!
MeganB from Ohio
This is one of my least favorite products I have tried. You can not get past day two curls with this stuff because the product makes your hair feel plasticky. I've noticed my hair has been a lot harder to detangle even after a wash. Lastly, this stuff was horrible on my scalp. After about two weeks of use I started getting pimples on my scalp. I plan on doing an apple cider vinegar rinse to strip all this stuff off my hair and scalp to start fresh with a new product.
Curly girl seeking product from South Carolina
So far this is amazing! You have to find the right amount to use for your hair, but it's so humid and raining since I used it, and its holding up great with minimal frizz. My hair is ALWAYS frizzy and even in the rain this has controlled my frizz
I'd love to see how it performs in dryer weather. My hair feels light and its movable. No crunch, flake or sticky! Also I love the smell!
NANA from Atlanta
Great to use on Curly hair, apply from roots to ends of hair. Blow dry using a diffuser. Before using this product, I had to work to get my curles just right. I would recommend this product for anyone that has curly hair. This was recommended to me by a sales associate at the store.
Ashley 💋 from Bay Area
Didn't make my curls look any better. Returned it, I prefer the Ouai Curl Creme.
Eve from Commack, NY
Product definitely not worth then price. Thankfully was able to return and staff recommended something else.