I don't use this product for it's intended use as I have such weak curls I sometimes use a deep wave styler to get the waves I've always craved. Without spraying this onto my hair beforehand (when it's dry) my waves would drop out within an hour or two. With this they last at least all day and often until I next wash my hair. It doesn't make my hair feel coated or stiff and my hair has natural movement but it's best not to try to brush it afterwards or it looks a little frizzy.
I wanted to love this, I really did. But I couldn't. I went through an entire bottle within a month. I had to use so much of the product to get a result that could last me through the day. I basically had to drench my hair in this. Only then would it make my curls look good. Perhaps this would work better for someone with less stubborn curls or wavy hair. But not me unfortunately.
I have never used this to initially style my hair (i.e. out of the shower when it's wet). I only use this product to refresh my curls later in the day or the following day. I agree, it can make your hair a bit crunchy, but overall I like it to give them a little more life and bounce after a long day or the following day. I haven't find anything else to do that job besides spray gel.
Been buying for years! Great refresher and styler for my thick, curly hair.
This stuff along with the Mousse are THE only reasons why I can wear my hair natural and down! When I run out of this my hair is either heat styled or up in a bun. I think maybe technique on this is a factor? I use A LOT of the mouse for my middle back length hair. I dispense it all over from root to tip with my head upside down then I wide tooth comb it through. Out of the shower I put my hair up in a t-shirt so after the mouse is in I use the wet shirt to scrunch my hair. I do NOT use my fingers. After that I get ready, doing my makeup and getting dressed. Before I leave the house my hair feels crunchy and still partially damp. This is when I use the spray and I scrunch that in again with the damp T-shirt. This last step is the MOST important! If I don't do this my hair is crunch city. This step makes my hair voluminous, soft, and minimizes frizz! NOTHING else I've tried works as good as these products with these steps! John Frieda don't EVER discontinue these!!!!! I also use this spray on 2nd day waves to revive the bounce, and it works like a charm!
I took it back right after I used it I hated it! Made my hair heavy and crunchy and the spray was very uneven!
If I could give this product a 0, I would. I used this shampoo with my friend whose hair is different than mine. I have thick, wavy, frizzy brown hair. She has blonde, straight, thin and sleek hair. More like nightmare curls! Both our heads were left dry, frizzy and course. Thumbs down.
I was looking for a product to enhance the wave in my hair and this is not it. I tried using more, I tried scrunching, I tried just not touching my hair at all. It also didn't do anything for frizz. I gave it to my sister who has naturally spiral curls and she didn't like it either. I wish I had kept the receipt.
I found a way to use this product more effectively, thus changing my rating for 1 to 3 lippies. I put the product in a travel-sized spray bottle, which has a finer mist, spray it all over my hair, and then end off by scrunching Rusk Being Wild Paste in my hair. This enhances my waves, holds, and no crunch. It's just unfortunate that I need to take all these steps for the product to work..
This product is soo bad... . First, when you spray it, the mist is on the heavier side. I prefer finer mists that evenly distribute all over the hair. Next, this doesn't do anything for my hair. When it dries, my hair is frizzy, curls are limp, and my hair looks dry. I tried spraying a lot on, I tried spraying it in my hands and scrunching it in, and I tried spraying it and twirling my hair. Nothing worked. I regret paying $6 for this. Using a leave-in conditioner with curl boosting mousse works so much better for me, even if it gets a little crunchy sometimes.
I purchased this product because a friend told me that it worked without making your hair crunchy...That friend is a liar! LoL. It does what it says in the sense that it increases the curl and it gives moderate hold but the claim that it leaves curls soft and touchable is untrue. It is little above a spray gel and as with most of John Frieda's products I remain underwhelmed.