I have naturally curly (3a), medium-textured hair that I color on a regular basis, so a good leave-in is a must for me. The best leave-ins I've ever used (Aveda Elixir & Kiehls Leave-In) were both discontinued, so I'm constantly on the hunt for a replacement.
I really like this product. It provides me with enough moisture but doesn't weigh down my curls, which is a big problem for me with leave-ins. I've never had issues with it building up either. It is a bit pricey at $22/bottle, but a little goes a long way. I also wish it smelled better; it doesn't smell bad, just reminds me of a basic drugstore moisturizer. I usually order this online from Sephora.
This does absolutely nothing for my hair except make it wish for more moisture. It feels like it locks the moisture OUT of my kinky-curly, African American hair. Considering that Ouidad is the "queen of curl" her products sure do act useless on me, and I can't afford to pay more money for stuff that doesn't even work. I'm giving it away. Actually, no. I'm getting my money back.
I don't have such curly hair, more on the wavy side. This makes it feeling soo soft and looking healthy. Smells good too!
i have FINE curly hair and this stuff is GREAT!! it doesnt weigh my hair down.. and it provides soft defined curls.
This is a great product for the right kind of hair (mine, being fine, frizzy/curly). I don't know how it would fair for thicker or coarser curly hair. When I use a small amount on my hair-about a nickel on hair that falls approx 4" past shoulders-I get defined, relatively smooth, soft curls. Once my hair has dried, I apply my defrizzing product of choice to add shine and more definition, but I don't need much additional product. This conditioner used on its own really does a lot for my hair quality and style without weighing it down and making it flat or dull. $22 isn't cheap for a bottle of conditioner, but a bottle would last you basically forever in conditioner years even with daily use. I also like the Phyto 7 leave in conditioner, but it doesn't provide as much structure as the Ouidad and it's about 7 times more expensive.