Recieved this from a fellow mua (Ginghampop), and I really like this. I combine this with mousse when I'm going to style my hair. On its own, it didn't really do too much besides give my hair some weight. Plus, a little seems to go a long way. I just wet my hair, scrunch the product through, then apply the mousse, making sure the product is distributed evenly. I let it air-dry. It gives adequate definition where I need it.
I have very thick curly blonde hair, and this product, combined with TIGI Curls Rock is my daily savior! I comb it through my hair, follow with the Curls Rock, give my hair a couple of scrunches, and I'm good to go. I find that the Curl Creme really helps to reduce frizz, but keeps my curls soft, not hard the way they feel with mousse. The bottle is really not all that cool or attractive, but it dispenses the product just fine. Might be nice to have a translucent package to see how much is left. So far I've had it for about 4 months, using it maybe 3 times a week, and still have probably about 1/3 to a half of the bottle left. I will definitely buy again once I run out.
I love the B&B Leave-in conditioner, which is lightweight yet still provides moisture, but this seems to intensify frizz and leave my hair feeling coated and dull. It builds up very easily and I need to clarify frequently. continued >>
This product did nothing for my hair. It weighed it down, didn't help with any curl formation and the frizzies were still in full effect. I have much better results with A/G Recoil and will stick with that.
I tried to follow the instructions word by word and step by step. My hair ended up straight, which was funny, because my natural hair is wavy. Then I tried the product my way, meaning that after towel drying my hair, I flipped my head and scrunched my hair with a little bit of product in it. I used an Ionic blow dryer on low speed and wow, my hair looked gorgeous. Highly recommended, but remember that a little bit of this product goes a long way.
This is the best product I have found so far that works on my thick, dry curly/wavy hair. I apply when my hair is wet and then let it air dry. It's great because if I do decide to add a few more curls with an iron, the creme has a nice soft setting effect. It holds the curl without being sticky. You do have to be careful not to apply too much as it will really weigh down your hair and make it a tad greasy.UPDATE 05/30/07: I'm taking away a lippie due to the fact that I've recently found better products for curls out there, namely AG Recoil and Joico Joi Whip.
Now this is great stuff! It doesn't do anything as far as hold or styling, but it's a wonderful leave in conditioner! I mix about a quarter's worth in with my Ouidad Curl Quencher gel and it makes my hair look like a model's! (I've had people actually tell me that!:O)
This is the holy grail of curly hair styling products! I have tried just about anything & everything to try to tame by fine to medium curly hair and this is by far the most effective! How I wish it wasn't so pricey, but I can't help but buy it again and again because of how well it works! continued >>
My hair is thick, wavy and very coarse--it frizzes if you look at it the wrong way and the only way it looks decent is blown-out. Unfortunately, it's so thick that even though it's shoulder length, it takes me 2 hours to blow-dry it (My stylist AND her assistant--two sets of hands--need an hour). I went on a cruise recently and my stylist recommended I take this and use it instead of blowing my hair out every night (since I'd be washing it everyday and hopping in the pool or ocean every day). She was right on with her recommendation--gave me some waves and some curls that DH especially liked. It did not, however, completely get rid of the frizz. I don't think any product could do that and Curl Conscious has become my default "lazy day" product...I really like how it helps me mix up my look from time to time too! Already I'm on bottle #2...
I really like this product for my thick, coarse, shoulder length, wavey hair. I use this cream with a diffuser and I have incredible curl. After my hair is almost dry I use the Aveda anti-humectant to control frizz. This combination has worked great for me.