Rated 4.13 out of 5 stars
This anti-frizz line of products works amazingly! Yesterday, the first time I used these products after purchasing them, tropical storm Ophelia was making super-wet weather. We were going out for the evening, and my hair was looking good, with defined, bouncy, and soft curls. Then I was rained on in between the house and the truck, and again going into our destination. I have fine, low-density, 3b-3c curls, and normally, this situation would have caused a "bad-hair night" frizz ball, and I was expecting a frizzy disaster. But my curls did not frizz, and once they dried (again), I just scrunched my curls a bit, and they were still well-defined and not frizzy! My routine: I used the Frizz Control Cleanser and felt like my hair and scalp were being cleansed well, but not being stripped. And a little of the cleanser goes a long way. Then I used the lovely Frizz Control Duo Conditioner (as a rinse out), which has a lot of nice slip. Then I used my usual Weightless Air Dry Cream leave-in. I followed that with my usual cocktail of the Hold Me Softly Style Balm combined with the Full Body Thickening Lotion. Then, instead of my usual Shine Jelly or Curl Defining Styling Souffle, I topped it off with the Frizz Rescue Curl Retainer for the finish. I am super-impressed by this Jelly. Because my hair is so fine and thin, I can not use anything too heavy or sticky, and a medium hold works best. This is perfect, and leaves my curls bouncy and soft to the touch. I always let my hair air dry, or sometimes I will stand under the ceiling fan to assist. This hair routine with the Anti-Frizz products worked so well for me, and this wet weather was the perfect test for it! Curlsmith has made yet another great set of products! This Anti-Frizz line is truly a "Keeper!" I wish I had been able to buy these products this summer, to use when the heat and humidity roll in off the Chesapeake Bay. I will definitely purchase these products again! Thank you, Curlsmith!
Let me start by saying Im a huge fan of Curlsmith products and constantly repurchase their hydro flex jelly, air dry cream, and the protien gel. I was disappointed by this gel. It did nothing for frizz, actually made my hair frizzer than the protien gel which is actually has less of a rating hold as claimed on the bottle. This was very sticky and made my hair incredibly flakey, dry, and itchy. I was wearing a black shirt and you could see all the gel build up from the flakes on my shirt. This gel also doesnt create a gel cast whatsoever. This gel is not buildable either, it just becomes sticky. It does smell incredibly good though.
Maggie from Florida
I usually love all curlsmith products but was truly disappointed. This left flakes after use and the frizz control was non existent. I'll stick to the hydro style flexi jelly.
Nana from Powder Springs, GA
This product absolutely takes out the frizz. If that's your only issue this is what you need. But in my experience it also kind of takes away the curl. I have 3 a/b curls. This turned it into 2a/b waves with a little curl. I'll keep trying it. Less is more i think.
cams from IL
this felt lovely going on and after drying curls were shiny and soft but sadly, it did not last, even with the in shower styler on top of it and the second day i had lost all curl definition and still had frizz and my 3c hair was gigantic! i would tell other curlies to try it if they don't need hold because it did leave hair felling nice, just didn't last.
Ann from Richmond, VA
I have used and loved every single curl smith line, but this is by far the best styler they have relessed. My 3b-3c curls are weightless shiny and defined with this styler. I applied the weightless airdry cream as my leave in then used this all over sectioning my hair, making sure it stayed saturated wet. It dried very quick with diffusing and revealed my best curls yet. I finished it with the matching serum from this line and that jjust amde everything shiny and smooth. The smell is also divine. I need curlsmith to release this in the jumbo version asap.
Kat C. from Texas
I think this works pretty well for one day but it doesn't last-my frizz is back in full force on day 2 curls. I also notice that whether I use a little or a lot, this product flakes on me. I can touch my hair or give it a shake and little flakes fall everywhere. I don't have that issue with any other product. It's ok, but I was hoping for a longer lasting result
Jenn from Virginia
I wanted to like this gel, but it just wasn't a strong enough hold for my 2c-3a thick hair. I is fine if I layer a stronger hold gel on top. I'll use up this bottle, but I don't think I'll buy it again.
Robyn from Houston, TX
I am a huge fan of all things Curlsmith but not this one. It made my hair frizzier than usual. And living in Texas I need all the frizz control I can get! The smell is not that great. I've never returned CS products before but I'll be returning this one.
Tammy from Lincoln
Great for styling my very curly hair that tends to frizz easily. I use this after my everyday leave in conditioner. It also smells amazing. Would highly recommend
Rndmcicu from Boston, Ma
Curlsmith….where has this been all my life? After 2 years of trying hair products and techniques to get my curly, fine, frizzy 3a-b hair to behave, I have finally found my holy grail! This product leaves my hair shiny, with defined curls, and without frizz. And no crunch! The best part is it can be easily applied to hair even after it has dried- just add a spritz of water on the hair and apply with praying hands method. I am using the matching leave in conditioner in the shower and not rinsing it out.
My hair routine has been simplified thanks to this line.
This product allows me to use a small amount but still work well.
And the fragrance is amazing! Lightly scented without being overly powerful or sickly sweet.
I would like to see the gel in a tube type container, I find the bottle makes it a bit tough to get out, especially if you have any product already on your hands.
I will definitely continue to use this line. Thanks Curlsmith.
Lala from Stow, OH
This was chosen in my curl quiz. I have low porosity/density, wavy, fine hair. I tried a few different combinations and no matter what, my hair was frizzy, dry looking, and puffy. Smells HORRID. Sticking with the awesome Curl Defining Souffle.
Tonya from Oxford, AL
This product did not work for my curls. It did not define my curls and made my hair wavy and frizzy.
Devin from WI
Stevie from Kenosha, WI
I've been using the Shape Up Aqua gel by CS and it was a nice gell while I was fixing up some damage, but it never had quite the hold I was looking for. That gel is a level 5 hold, this is a level 6, so I wasn't expecting much of a difference in hold, but I can absolutely tell a difference. One thing to note is consistency of this gel. It is a little thick in terms of its viscosity, but still feels super lightweight, silky, and is easy to apply evenly. It has good slip and makes brush styling a breeze, honestly, which has made my curls more defined up to the root. I do get a light cast after diffusing, but my hair always shakes out beautifully with good hold and lots of definition which I love. I still get the tiniest amount of frizz but I prefer that honestly for more volume. On days 2 and 3, my hair is still soft, has good shape, and is easy to refresh in the mornings even when I only use water. It recreates a very light cast that you can scrunch or diffuse out for more volume each day.
I have fine, medium-low density hair mostly, and this works really well for me honestly. It has rained Herr and been pretty humid the past couple days here and my hair has held nicely!! No real noticeable humidity frizz.
My ONLY complaint, and I'm leaving 4 stars instead of 5, would be how difficult it is to get out of the bottle. Especially when you have gel on your hands, and as I mentioned, the gel is surprisingly silky and has great slip. While I was brush styling I was constantly wiping my hands off to have any sort of grip to shake the bottle to get the gel to the cap. I tried once without cleaning my hands off and I literally whipped the bottle across my bathroom 😂
This slowed me down so much and as a mom of 3, I'm not trying to add time or frustration to my routine. this would be AMAZING in a jar or with a pump.
K from Florida
This has quickly become my all-time favorite gel, and I've tried A LOT of them! It glides easily during application, which I LOVE. So many gels, like the Hydro Style Flexi Jelly, absorb water too quickly and make your hair kinda dry and sticky as you apply it (creating frizz and tangles!) and I hate that. This one applies SO smoothly, like the Ouidad Advanced Climate Control Gel (my previous fave) but with a lot more hold and a nice scent! It's like a tangy melon smell. I have fine, low porosity, wavy 2B/2C hair and this didn't weigh my hair down at all. It's about the same amount of hold as the Hydro Style Flexi Jelly, but the smoother application makes for better definition! I'm in love with this gel
Jessica from Undisclosed
I am in love with this product. I get amazing curl definition (I'm between a 3b and a 3c) but it is still light weight and my hair is very soft and has lots of volume. It also smells great, more fruity than their other products.
Ericka C. from Undisclosed
Brenna from Undisclosed
I received this product complimentary from Curlsmith in exchange age for my honest review. This curl retainer is so good. It smells amazing and it's the perfect way to prep my hair after washing, before my final blow dry. My curls hang tight, and I'm so happy about it!
Emma from Undisclosed
My fave gel of all time is the Curlsmith soufflÃ©, but I've used this Frizz rescue gel this week to refresh my style (2 flat twists) and my hair has been perfect every day. I only need to use a small amount of both sections. Love the smell, love the consistency, I think it would also be good for buns and pony tails (not a wash and go girl). Definitely making its way to becoming my fave gel :+1::skin-tone-4:
Ali from Undisclosed
I recieved this hair product Complimentary from curl smith. I enjoy using curl smith product because they really help with my curl hair. This product holds my curls so such a long time. My hair looks healthier after using this product.
IB99 from Undisclosed
Perfect product for my curl hair, it's non-sticky and it helps reduce frizz in my hair. My curls are more defined. My hair doesn't feel stiff or crunchy. I would highly recommend this product. Gifted by Curlsmith.
Irma S. from Undisclosed
I have very thin/fine curly hair and it's hard for me to find a good product. This one works great! I apply a small amount on my hair and it leaves my hair feeling so beautiful. It's soft, my curls are defined and they look moisturized. I really like this product. Gifted by Curlsmith
AB from Undisclosed
This product defined my curl hair. It was not sticky at all and it didnt leave my hair feeling crunchy or stiff. I enjoyed using this product. It helped reduce frizz. It helps with humidity. I would recommend this product. Gifted by curlsmith.
Jordyn782 from Undisclosed
This product is fantastic for individuals who have frizz and need help containing it! I just started using this product but it definitely helps with my frizzy hair! I have curly, thicker hair and it was super easy to use and absorbed very well. Did not make my hair feel greasy either Gifted by curl smith
Gianna7372 from Undisclosed
Love love love this curl rescue retainer! During the warmer months, my hair definitely frizzes and this helped a lot with the frizz! It was super simple to use and I didn't need that much product for it to work. Gifted by curl smith
Natalia from Undisclosed
I am glad I got a product that really targets my hair frizz and also holds my curls without the â€œcrunchâ€ feeling. I've noticed my hair looks a lot healthier and my curls are holding longer than they typically would! I was gifted by curlsmith