Rated 4.25 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review I was skeptical - but this is amazing
I have pretty fine but a lot of it wavy/curly hair. Just coming back to the cgm after blowing my hair out for a little over a year. I also have extremely sensitive skin/scalp. I've tried curlsmith's heavier oil/cream products and they were a huge no from me - weighed my hair down but are probably great for more textured and higher up 3/4 patterns.
I decided to give this one a shot and I love it. After conditioning or deep conditioning and rinsing out, I get my hair soaking wet and run a denman through it. After brushing I put so much of this stuff on it really should weight my hair down, but it really doesn't. Probably 4 tablespoons and I only have shoulder length hair, but I really slather it on using praying hands. I could probably do just that, but I add a gel or a cream later on after I let it dry for about twenty minutes.
Doesn't irritate my sensitive scalp and it leaves my hair moisturized and curly without weighing it down at all. I usually have to be really careful about adding products because they weigh me down but this one is like magic
Most Helpful Critical Review Product Gave Beautiful Curls But Caused Excessive Shedding
I am providing this review in an effort to assist others who may be experiencing the same effect as I have. I read the reviews before buying and found that a lot of people love this product, but there were a few who experienced increased and excessive hair shed. I am one of those people. I am part of an online hair group and brought this up in my group and found that there were a handful of others who experienced the same with this particular product line. I am not sure which product it is, but all of them contain similar preservatives, emulsifiers, and "detox" agents, so I am leaving this review on all of the products I used. The product created great curls, shine, and definition, smelled great and slip was wonderful….but my hair shedding quadrupled and didn't stop until I stopped use. I took photos of my loss after using this. The photo was two days between wash and style. The subsequent wash was with another product I've used before without incident and shedding decreased by half. If you are experiencing increased hair shedding, this may not be for you.
Reviewed by 108 customers Works
Kellie from Venice, FL
Disappointed with leave in products
Nadine from Los Angeles
I'm really really shocked and sad that I have been fairly disappointed with any styling, leave in conditioner or leave in protein products from this brand. I really really wanted to like this brand and believe their bond salv and detox kit are good and might be their front runners.
I have thin-normal, 3a to 3b hair that has lightening damage. My hair just always always always looks 10x better when using leave in conditioners, daily proteins, volumizers and stylers from other brands: Aveda, Shae Moisture and Innersense.
I have tried: the weightless air dry cream, the feather light protein, the volumizing foam and other products and my hair never looks good.
I feel and am hoping it will be better on virgin hair after it grows out.
JessFromTex from Dallas, TX
I am so thankful I stumbled upon this product. I have fine, dry 3c/4a hair and this has made a huge impact on my hair in the past few weeks. I can feel a difference in the amount of moisture my hair holds after wash day, making it much softer. While this helps hold moisture, it doesn't weigh my hair down.
holy grail stylers
Bee from Marietta
perfect moisture balance, hold, and shine. I have highly porous 3c/4a hair and always struggled with finding enough moisture and hold in my styling products. this in combo with the hydro style flexi jelly is perfect! great for refreshing curls too.
Love it it's my new favorite
AF from Cleveland, TN
It drenches my hair hair in moisturizer but doesn't weight it down. I have fine, dry wavy hair and I would recommend this product.
Perfect for what it says it's for - giving your hair a break
je ra from pueblo
I finally get it. I didn't buy this at first because i avoid leave-in conditioners in my fine hair. I kept seeing youtubers refer to a level of hold for this, which was confusing because there isn't support to be hold in a leave-in conditioner, Curlsmith doesn't rate it any hold level, and there are no hold looking ingredients. Finally one youtuber compared the weight of this vs the new protein cream. Somehow that finally convinced me to go buy it, since I had been trying out the curl cream. It was ok the first couple of times, performed as expected - no hold, just soft loose waves a little poofrizzy but not bad.
Then yesterday a different product went haywire and felt like glue on my hair. awful sensation trying to peel apart the stiff clumps. So I gave my hair some TLC today with a restructuring shampoo (olaplex), restructuring mask (Fanola Nutricare protein mask), and just put a nickle size Air Dry cream as an only "styler". Well, my waves curled up nicely, air dried with clumps, and only one frizzer, less defined spot. Very nice for not going anywhere working from home. I recommend for such a recovery day or for those who have to rinse/wash hair more often. I would complain about the price but when you look at the ingredients, they are very nice. I don't know what the hair shed bad ratings are about, I don't put this on my scalp.
Not sure if I would purchase again
Elena from Long Beach, CA
Not sure if I would purchase this item again. Will give it more time. I have thin curly hair and it weight my hair down. But it is amazing for the curls! It made my curls more curly.
Kaitlyn from Newark, DE
Keeps my hair soft and weightless while holding my curls!
boop from indy
manes by Mell and Jenny Borrego recommended this on their channels and WOW, this did NOT disappoint! I am so so impressed! I can't wait to try more products from this line. it definitely helped contain frizz and left my curls soft not sticky or heavy whatsoever. my curls were way more lively and it smells wonderful. however, my curls are very thick and I have a lot of hair. I need more hold. I'm going to try their souffle and hope that does this trick. love this though!
Not for my hair type
Sam I am from Indio
My hair type is fine and 2a-2b. It's very moisturizing but much to heavy for my hair. Makes it feel a bit waxy and makes my hair look and feel kinda dirty. I think it could be better for curlier hair types or thicker hair.
Not for me
Chicagoland Glam Gal from Chicago
To start, I have fine, thin curly hair. I tried this product several times with air dried hair and other times with lightly diffused hair. Made no difference, my hair looked stringy and way too conditioned. This is probably meant for more thicker hair that absolutely craves heavy moisture. Smells good tho!
Sharon from USA
This left my hair a tangled mess. It was horrible. I had to return the whole line I bought. It may work for some but it didn't work for me 🥺
I LOVE this hair cream! It is amazing!!!
SheriB from Kansas
Just follow the directions and you have it made. It even bounces back after sleeping with my hair up the night before. Just spritz with a bit of water & I'm good to go!
Makes curls define and smooth, no cakey hard feel
Sidney from Fort Worth Tx
I have really thick coarse caucasian hair. It defined curls without making it feel matted and cakey.
Neni from Thermal, CA
This air dry cream has a leave in conditioner and styler in one. it leaves my curls super moisturized and amazing definition! love the entire line. Especially since I live in a very dry desert.
Leah from New Jersey
I have thick wavy hair and have struggled with frizz all my life. I use this with hydro-flex jelly and my hair is frizz-free and beautiful. Can't recommend enough
My hair felt great after one use!!
Curly Girl from Virginia
My hair felt great after one use!!
Great leave in
Chelsey from Cincinnati
For context, I have waist-length 2b-3a hair. It's fine, but dense. It gets dry, especially during the winter, but it also gets weighed down easily. This cream is incredibly thick and hydrating. I do have to be careful applying it. I like to apply it right at the end of my shower to make sure my hair is wet enough. I emulsify it with some water and rake it through my hair. I start at the ends and work up the lengths of my hair, making sure to avoid my roots. I use a wet brush to make sure my hair is evenly coated and squish to condish. Then I plop and style my hair as usual. Whether I air dry or diffuse, my hair looks great after using this. If I don't feel like styling my hair at all, I just brush it after squeezing out all of the excess water with a microfiber towel and still get looser waves that aren't limp. Also, it smells amazing. It smells like watermelon to me. The only downside is the price. It's a bit expensive for me. I only need a quarter size amount for all of my hair, though, so it should last me awhile.
Chattsbeck from Fort Lauderdale
I saw Biancarenee use this and I figured I should try. I have thin curly hair 3b and I needed a product that would moisturize my hair and THIS prouduct just one use has made me happy. My hair is more defined, shiny and no frizz
Switching from deva curl to Curlsmith
Dani from Ny
Love the smell of this product and loved the light weight application
It's not bad
mel from NJ
It's not a bad leave in conditioner. But I bought it thinking it was a curling cream. It might be a lil greasy if you put too much. But overall it's not a bad product.
Liz from CT
I used this product after air drying my hair a little. It works great if you don't want to use oils and gels and have thinner hair. The smell is appealing. Would purchase from time to time since it's more on the expensive side.
Jenna from Bel Air
I use this with the hydro flexi jelly, and I've never been more happy with a hair product! I have fine curly hair, and I love how effective this product is in fighting frizz without being too heavy. 10/10 would recommend
Carter from VA
Absolutely love how this makes my hair feel and look! I use the jelly as well and it's the perfect combination!
NKW from Tennessee
I really wanted to love this product, and upon first application, I did. It smells lovely just like the wash and scrub. However, I am not sure if it is the scrub leaving my scalp and hair greasy or this cream. I applied this immediately after washing on soaking wet hair as it says. I used my favorite extremely lightweight mousse and diffused. Day one it left my hair really moisturized and I have dry type 3b/3c curls. However, on day two I noticed how greasy my scalp had become, like I can see the shine one my finger tips. It also left my hair limp, which is something I typically do not struggle with. Overall, I will have to try it one more wash without the scrub to see if it was the shampoo or the cream. Either way my scalp is honestly the greasiest it's ever been, and I do not struggle with this issue.