I have bought this product over and over for several years now. I have gone through countless botttles. It is my secret to perfect curls. The only reason I didnt give it 5 stars is because my boyfriend has told me that my curls recently "always look wet" meaning that the product might make my hair look a little hard in places. But that could just be because I put too much. It also smells really great.
I am giving this product 4/5 because I need to use other products in conjunction with it in order to get the curls I want, I cant use the product on its own and I don't like how you can't see into the packaging to see how much product is left, I get an inkling many people are throwing away a fair amount of product and thus money.
I have thick hair that I have been attacking with a flatiron since 2004. All my life I hated what I thought was wavy and unmanageable hair. Through trial and error I have recently learned I actually have curly hair (3b) and that it is just a matter of finding a routine and product combo that works.
I have never used the original version of this product in the blue tube, only the newer version in the black and turquoise container and metallic label. Using this product on its own can leave me with hard crunchy wild looking hair. I could always scrunch away some of the crunch but I hated how wild and untamed my hair looked, though I will note not a bit of frizz could be detected.
This is one of those products that take a while to figure out, but once you do it quickly becomes your HG. I mix a little more than a pea-sized dollop of this product with an equal amount of A/G's Curl Activator. I emulsify both products in my hands and rake through my sopping wet hair. I think applying this the moment you step out of the shower is key, I have tried using this on my hair after ringing out some of the water beforehand and the results were nowhere near as good. Once I have raked this through my hair, I will brush it out with a wide tooth comb, scrunch with a t-shirt to set up my curls then let air dry. Once completely dry, my hair will be well defined, curly with some spirals, but hard and crunchy. I take my dry hands (or sometimes I emulsify a little Tigi After Party in my hands, but not very often) and simply scrunch out the hardness. I am left with shiny, defined bouncy curls with no hardness or crunch to be found along with very little frizz. Any frizz can be tamed with a light patting of water or product (After Party or any one of my many serums from my good'ol flatiron addiction that I have kicking about seem to do the trick). When these steps are followed, I am able to get two days wear out of my hair. The second day may require a bit of scrunching with wet hands or a spritz of water to refreshen the curls.
I still enjoy my previous method of using either Herbal Essences spray gel or a combo of their mouse with spray gel on top, but I find my hair appears less healthy, I donít get enough hold and my hair begins to wilt at the end of the day. I am still happy to use this older method on lazy days but when I want to be assured of amazing curls with body, that I will likely be able to carry on wearing the next day Ė the mix of AGís Recoil and Tigiís Curl Amplifier is the route I choose.
I have yet to try this with a diffuser but once I do will make sure to come back and report on my findings after a few tries.
This product leaves my natural hair soft, sweet smelling, with elongated curls/waves. I co-washed my hair with Herbal Essences Hello Hydration, applied argon oil and 7 Miracle for Heavenly Hair leave-in mist. I sectioned my hair into 4 parts and applied Catwalk TIGI Curls Rock Curl Amplifier. I let the hair air dry. That night, I sectioned it into 3 braids. In the morning, I applied a 1/4 dilution go Herbal Essences Hello Hydration to the ends of the braids. Then, unbraided the hair to smooth, long waves.
Other products have caused my hair to look like a puffer fish per my children. The hair actually would tightly curl to my ear lobes, but with TIGI Catwalk, the curl is elongated past my shoulders.
It's not perfect but is one of the better curl defining products I have used. The trick is to figure out how much to use to get a good result without overdoing it. This comes down to trial and error, and the first few tries were not good for me as I overdid it and ended up with crunchy hair. I also figured out that it helps to dilute the product with some water in the palm of my hand before working it into my hair. That seems to help distribute the product better. The fragrance is softly-sweet, and I've received compliments on how good my hair smells. It's kind of expensive, but a little goes a long way.
I have quite fine, curly hair which is very prone to poodle like frizz. In the past I have tried every brand under the sun. Serums, oils, cremes you name it; in the search for the one I definantly kept my options open. Not to mention I have probably spent enough to just buy a decent wig and not worry about bad hair days!
However when my hair behaves like with the "Curls Rock Amplifier" it is fabulous. I have been using the product for about 3 months now and recieved many compliments. Its a bit on the pricey side for me but the way I see it is that I have spent so much on cheap products that don't work I may as well spend a little more on something that works.
I simply put a 10p sized splodge on my hand and run it through wet hair using my fingers. I let it dry naturally or blowdry for pretty, crunch free curls.
I was at first in love with the silicones, but then my hair dried out badly and got greasy and weighed down. It wouldn't even dry. It felt coated in wax. I have abandoned silicones. Macademia Curl Cream is all natural and healthy for my hair. I've switched. This product is going on the shelf for a time of desperation.
HG curl cream for me. I can't stop recommending this to all my fellow curly hair friends. I've tried so many gels, mousse, curl creams and this is the best one by far. I've used this product for about 6 years exclusively now.
I like to mix it with Sebasitan Potion 9 to decrease the "crunchy" look and add more moisture and hold to my curls. Once I mix the 2 products, I distribute by combing it through with my fingers and then scrunching the ends.
Wonderful curl cream that defines and separates my 3a/b curls. It smells delicious, and a little goes a long way.
I wash my hair every other day, and the days I don't wash it, I wet and condition. I then blot it very slightly and apply 2-3 pumps. On the non-wash days I can get away with a little less because it doesn't rinse out completely without a washing.
When my hair is dry, I have no crunchiness or frizziness.
I do think it is expensive, but I bought it at JCPenney salon for $13.00, and it should last a long time because I use such a small amount. It's worth it for me.
Ok I absolutely love love loved this! I'm recently (less than a year) natural black girl with tight curls and Ive been looking since I went natural for a product to define my curls without making them crunchy, greasy or dry/frizzy and this is it! Its a bit pricey but a little goes a long way. I usually apply a little all natural coconut oil first after my shower because its good for your hair then Ill apply Tigi while my hair is wet and let it air dry and the results are truly amazing. I FINALLY found a product that I love and will continue to use.
I usually use this with a defrizzer, I'm not sure how much that affects it, but I love it! When you first put it in, it's really sticky, but it gets better once it dries. The best part about this product is that it doesn't make your hair feel crunchy, but it still gives you great curls!