TiGi • Catwalk Curls Rock Curl Amplifier • Styling Products
|Would buy this product again.||67%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly Eyes: Brown
I've been using this for years and stray from time to time to try something else, but so far this remains the best gel/cream/lotion I've tried. I have mostly 3b with some 3a curly hair, and for me this works very well. Best applied when wet, but will use a little on dry hair to tame my hair. I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 because 1)it's hard to find the perfect amount to use and using too much can have ugly, icky textured consequences and 2)you can't really get all of the product out of the container. Nevertheless, it gives me well defined but non crunchy curls, and for that I am very thankful, so I continue to repurchase - usually when Ulta has a B2G1 sale. Smell is a bit strong but I like it (and it does fade).
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I have very frizzy, fine hair, and this product is very good at controlling frizz. I smooth it on wet hair without scrunching and either air dry or use a diffuser, either way without touching my hair until it's very close to dry. Result: almost straight on top, wavy on the bottom. (My hair is just below chin length with long bangs.) Second day: flat iron on top; maybe wet the ends if wave has fizzled overnight. If I want curl, I can work the product through my hair and scrunch before using one of the same drying methods. (I haven't had good experience with second-day curls with this product.) I like the weight of this product--mousse or light gel just don't cut it for reducing frizz for me. Similar to but not quite as heavy and devolumizing as Kenra Curl Defining Cream, which I tend to go to in the summer when I need even more serious frizz and volume control. Packaging is a little annoying because it is difficult to tell when you are almost out of the product.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Brown
Got this product from a friend who also didn't like it - she has wavy hair and said it didn't work at all to help her curls so would probably be better for me as I have curlier hair. My hair is super thick and quite frizzy and poofy, I have tried sooo many different curling creams, gels, mousses etc. Unfortunately, this was just plain out rubbish.
It was like a thick glue! I have no idea if I got a defunct bottle, but it was soo hard to spread through my hair and was so sticky and made my hair all hard and static after it dried. Just awful. I have tried this product many different ways, with a diffuser, without, distributing a teeeny amount and in all increments up to two pumps (which some other reviewers said they did, which I think seems like A LOT). Anyway, I won't be buying this product or recommending it to anyway. I use Redken Fresh Curls (Curl Refiner) and it is amazing!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
After years of flat-ironing my color-treated hair (it's normally coarse grey), I decided to go natural to minimize further damage, since I don't intend to stop coloring anytime soon! Normally this results in a mound of frizz. But after experimenting with a few styling products, and a good cut to 'release' my curls (I told my stylist I wanted to go natural), this product was the finishing touch for the look I was going for. I'm still experimenting with the correct amount to minimize crunching (my hair is thick and bra-strap length), but am absolutely sold: glossy, thick waves that don't quit! Best of all, I only have to apply once after shampooing. On off days, I just damp my hair with a few squirts of water and the curls pop right back. Amazing!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I just got my hair permed a week ago and have been hunting down a product that does not make my hair crunchy. I combed through tons of reviews and this was the product I settled on. I searched high and low at all the salons in my area and had no luck. I took a trip to Walmart (I hate Walmart) because I was going with my second choice Tresemme Hydrating Cream. Couldn't even find that... depressed I was about to leave when something told me to look up..BAM! There it was... At WALMART?? Anywhoozle.
I couldn't wait to try it and based on the reviews I followed the suggestion to put a little moroccanoil in my hand then one pump of the curl cream (I have thin hair) and distribute through wet hair. Turn the head upside down and distribute it throughout the hair. Grab the diffuser and on low, scrunch and blow dry (while hair is upside down) to get that curl set in place. Do not dry hair thoroughly. Just enough to get the hair damp and then let it air dry. If the hair is slightly crunchy after it's dry, turn your head upside down and lightly run your fingers through the hair to soften the hair. I followed this up with NUME Finishing serum and OMG my curls where gorgeous. Soft and defined. Would definitely buy again.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
This product gives structure to my 3B curls. I use it under Curly Hair Solution's Curl Keeper. I let my hair air dry, then scrunch it out when it's dry - which takes care of the slight crunchiness it leaves.
I only gave 4 lippies because it can build up, which can be a problem for those of us who don't use shampoo frequently.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I've been using this product off and on for years. My hair is long (mid-back), fine, and has been chemically processed numerous times. I've tried many other products (Paul Mitchell sculpting foam, Ouidad, DevaCurl, Carol's Daughter, Living Proof, Moroccanoil products, etc.) and I always come back to this (Ouidad is the only one I will use as backup). Do not buy the new black bottle. They changed the formula and it's not the same. I use the blue bottle that you can get in packs of two at Target or Rite Aid. I don't apply to my roots, and sometimes I mix with an oil depending on the season. The trick is to apply to VERY wet hair, let it air dry, and DON'T touch your hair. Once it's dry, I gently massage the "crunchiness" out of my hair. My hair is bouncy, shiny, soft and has no frizz when using this correctly. I've yet to try it with a diffuser (I don't use heat on my curls).
I don't like how I cannot see how much is left in the bottle, but I do like that it dispenses the perfect amount for my hair. I seem to get almost's two months use out of one bottle (I use everyday).
I've taken a point off because of the crunchiness (in a perfect world I would prefer a styling cream that did all of the above minus the helmet head) and for breaking my skin out. I noticed that I have acne on my shoulders where my hair rests and sometimes on the side of my face.
Overall, I will keep using until I find my "true" HG styling cream for my curls. I just hope I can keep finding the old bottle until then.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Green
I SWEAR by this product.
I have used many different mousses, gels and sprays over the years and this is the perfect product for curly hair. I use 2 squirts and run the product through my hair, a quick spritz with some hair spray (any brand) and a head shake then I'm set for the day!
Also use in conjuction with Morrocan Oil Curl Control Cream to make your hair smell extra nice!
The new bottle gives more product, I just wish I could see exactly how much was left!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
Absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this product! I have been using this for years and I stray from time to time, but always come back!! I am partially mixed with curly hair, it is not "kniky" but very thick and coarse and this is the only thing that tames my mane!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
Though not my absolute favorites, I tend to like a lot of Tigi's products (especially the shine sprays) but they're usually outside of my price range. In wanting to stop straightening and abusing my naturally curly hair, I mentioned that I wanted to try some of these products, so my fiance bought me several different ones from this line for my birthday. I wasn't incredibly impressed with any of them, but they weren't awful -- EXCEPT THIS ONE. This stuff made my hair feel crunchy, sticky and clumpy (not the good kind of clumpy) despite using the recommended amount. It had the same effect the next time I dared to try it again using even less. My hands felt like they were covered in Elmer's glue after scrunching this into my hair. My hair felt gross and any effort to un-gunk it made it freak out in frizzies. I thought that maybe my hair just isn't kinky or coarse enough to handle a product this thick, but I can't imagine how something this insanely sticky would work for anybody. I'm kinda surprised to see that it has, because I was super disappointed.