|Would buy this product again.||35%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Brown
Ickkkk!! I bought the shampoo as I'm always on the hunt for a sulphate free shampoo...well this one is just gross. My hair rarely gets greasy, it's naturally straight and somewhat thick. The shampoo makes me feel like I have to wash my hair every day, though I usually wash my hair every other day. It makes my roots greasy and my scalp itchy. It also doesn't lather well, but sulphate free shampoos rarely lather well any how. I'm super bummed that I have this crappy shampoo that was about $16. Avoid this one, there are better out there!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
Drying and frizzing. Does exactly what it says it won't
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
I desperately wanted this to work for me, as I have bad frizz from an old colour treatment, despite babying my hair...and I have tried so many sulfate-free shampoos to no avail. Oddly enough, this shampoo and the accompanying conditioner made my dry, curly hair frizz even worse. :(
As with all things, your mileage may vary with this product - but for me, all it did was grease my roots, poof my ends, and left fine little new baby frizzies on top of my existing frizz. Too bad, because otherwise nice scent and great, easy packaging. That's why I gave it two lippies. A tad expensive, though. I will never repurchase, obviously.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
HG for when I want to flat iron my hair.
I use the whole system - shampoo, conditioner, leave-in and heat protectant spray, and it majorly reduced the damage I get from heat styling, and it helps a lot with keeping my hair sleek and preventing the frizzies.
I wrote a more detailed review for the conditioner, if interested you can read more there.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I actually really like this stuff. I received a box set containing the shampoo, conditioner, and a small bottle of deep conditioner for christmas. My hair type is slightly unusual because I have coarse hair, very wavy/curly, but not much of it. It's annoying when people think that thick and coarse or fine and thin are the same thing concerning hair.
I have only been using sulfate free shampoos for about a year now, or even using just cleansing conditioners so I was used to it. People who complain about it not getting their hair clean probably weren't accustomed to it. It's so important though especially for long hair or trying to strengthen weak hair to use a sulfate free shampoo.
Yes, it does leave a slight coating on the hair...I don't use Pantene products because they leave a terrible waxy coating on my hair! But this I actually like because it's very minimal and is what makes my hair less frizzy.
If you have fine hair it might not be the best as it might weigh your hair down. But if you hate frizz, I really recommend this especially if you're looking for a sulfate free product. I feel like I've been shedding less since I've been using it as well. It's far better than the Matrix Biolage Smooth therapie.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Ok to start off with I have wavy, fine hair that is color treated and relaxed at the ends. I bought this Smooth Cure shampoo because it was sulfate-free. Everyone seems to be on the sulfate free bandwagon so I wanted to try it. It was the worst purchase I have ever made. My hair was actually tangling up while I was using it. I did use my Bain De Terre coconut conditioner because it has a good amount of slip. I tried to finger detangle in the shower. I rubbed a pea-sized amount of the coconut conditioner threw towel dried hair and tried to detangle again. My hair broke off because it was still so tangly!! Seriously. I ended up running to TJ MAXX because I know they have alot of salon products. Luck would have it that they had some Chi Infra shampoo, Mizani Fulfyl moisturizer and some more of the Coconut conditioner....I snapped them all up and stopped at Rite-Aid to pick up some Organic Root Stimulator (ORS) Replenishing Pack deep conditioner. I wet my hair and put the ORS on it, working it into every hair. I left it for 45 mins to deep condition. I shampoo'd, used the Mizani and let it sit for 5 minutes. Then I used the coconut conditioner. I was able to detangle out of the shower and then used Organix light argan oil serum. FINALLY I was able to get my hair to feel somewhat better. I can comb it, which is alot more than I was able to do after using horrid Joico. It was my first and only try of any Joico product. I will NEVER recommend Joico brand to anyone nor will I ever buy another product from them again. Buyer beware. Don't waste your money and end up with a head of hair you can't even comb like I did.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
dont really care for the shampoo but i do like the conditioner and treatment ive tried (: ill list the ingredients below/
Smooth Cure Conditioner:
Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Amodimethicone, Quaternium-91, Behenyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Hydroxethyl Cetearamidopropyldimonim Chloride, Keratin, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, Astrocaryum QTucuma Seed Butter, Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil, Caprulyl Glycol, PPG-3 Benzyl Ether Myristate, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Polyquaternium-37, Glycerin, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Carpylhydroxamic Acid, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Cirtic Acid, C11-15 Pareth-7, Laureth-9, Trideceth-12, Lauryl Glucoside, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Limonene, Fragrance, BCC12-Base
Water, Cetearyl Alcohol Glyceryl Stearate, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Aminopropyl Phenyl Trimethicone, Keratin, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Cocodimonium, Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Keratin, Astrocaryum Tucuma Seed Butter, Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Hydrolyzed Soy Proetin, Caprylyl, Glycol, Hydroxyethyl, Cetearamidopropyldimonium Chloride, Gar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Behenyl Alcohol, Polyquaternium-37, Capryhydroxamic Acid Lauryl Glucoside, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Citric Acid, Dicapylyl Carbonate, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Limonene, Fragrance, BCC12-Base
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Medium Eyes: Brown
I usually use Joico's Moisture Recovery shampoo but wanted to try Smooth Cure since it's the summer (hot and humid) and I've never used a sulfate free shampoo, wondering about the difference it could make. Plus this was their newest line, and replaces Silk Result.
PROS: Really gentle. Going through the ingredient list, it looks like it, and in my hair I can feel it too. My hair never feels rough or dry after using this. It does later and foam up nicely for a sulfate free shampoo as well.
CONS: Requires more than other shampoos I've used. The bottle says "Later. Rinse. Repeat if necessary." If necessary!? It's necessary every time, even when I have nothing in my hair! It doesn't lather up or make my hair clean at all using this 1 time. And although it does clean my hair after 2 uses, it doesn't make it feel that way (it feels like I haven't washed my hair at all). One example of this I can give is there's always weight after using this, it never has that bouncy/fresh clean feeling.
OTHER: Smooth Cure, as a line, needs to have more consistent marketing. The official website says "tames all hair types" and "ideal for all hair types, from thick and coarse, to fine and frizzy. It's lightweight enough for the finer textures, yet effective on thicker and curlier textures". However the physical product says "curly/fizzy/coarse hair" and the conditioner says "ultra moisturizing" to boot. So I can see how people can get confused.
OVERALL: Not a bad product, but I won't return to it. If you want a really gentle shampoo it would be an option. Not sure if it adds weight to the hair or simply does nothing to counteract weight, but it's definitely smoothing as a result. I've used it with the matching conditioner and the Moisture Recovery conditioner, and nothing out of the ordinary to report. The SC conditioner leaves my hair smoother and the MR leaves it with more texture. I think total smoothing is overkill for my virgin hair so it's good to mix it with something else.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
if you have fine curly hair this IS NOT FOR YOU STAY AWAY, this weighed down my hair after 2 uses , smells amazing tho .. how ever if you have extremly THICK THICK HARD TO CONTROL CURLY HAIR this is for you (: this worked wonders on my girl who has thick thick hair . this is ment for frizzy frizzy hair more in the 4a to 4c range of hair (: will moisturize the dryest hair, girl it a try if you have very very frizzy thick hair
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
The worst shampoo I've ever used!!
I wanted to try sulfate free shampoo because my hair is colored. I have fine brown hair that tends to get oily after a few days, but I can usually make a blowout last for 2-3 days. Well, this is by far the worst thing I've ever put in my hair. I have been sitting here wondering why my hair has looked like such crap all week! Its been greasy at the roots, flat, lifeless and feels & smells dirty even after shampooing. After a few days, this shampoo & conditioner are the only explanation....wish I could return it but the store i purchased it from doesn't take returns :(
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Wow, I have been using this plus the matching conditioner, the leave-in cream and spray heat protectant for a few months now, and I'm very happy with them. I haven't checked the ratings yet, so I am very surprised to see such low marks!
I only use them once/week, when I know I will flat iron. I have very thin hair, easily damaged, and with a tendency to become frizzy and puffy in heat/humidity.
The shampoo lathers well for me, and cleans well. I then leave the conditioner on for about 15 minutes, then the leave-in cream before blow drying and the spray before ironing, and my hair comes out perfect, sleek, shiny, with great movement, and doesn't frizz. Very few products can actually do this. I think the heat protector spray is very good as well, I don't see as much damage as before.
So from me this combo gets the highest marks, I love it!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
This product was by far the worst thing I have EVER put in my hair. It did not lather at all no matter how much I used. It also left a very oily coating on my hair and it felt dirtier than before I washed it! It did not smooth my hair at all, it actually looked frizzier than before I used it. I would NEVER buy this again and in fact I am returning it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This shampoo is awful! It did not get my hair clean at all, no matter how hard I scrubbed. My hair felt coated and greasy. Sure it was "frizz free" but it looked liked I hadn't washed my hair in a month!! This also caused build up after a few washed and dandruff!! Yuck! This stuff along with the conditioner is going straight back to Ulta!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Let me first preface this review by saying that I have fine hair, but I have a LOT of it. My hair is dry and bleached, so very rarely do I ever find products that weigh my hair down--my hair normally drinks everything up. I am one of those girls who can use a quarter-sized drop of morrocanoil and still need more.
Now to my review of Joico's Smooth Cure. I normally love Joico products. My hair loves their kpak, moisture recovery, and silk result lines. Naturally, I thought my frizzy, dry hair would love smooth cure. Oh, how wrong I was. (this review is for the end result of using both the shampoo and conditioner)
My hair has never felt more weighed down. I am used to using sulfate free shampoos but this is different. My hair felt like it was cleansed but then coated in something that's hard to describe. When rinsing both products out of my hair I noticed some hair fallout (perhaps the change of seasons) but my hair just felt tangled and not hydrated.
After blow drying, my hair feels gross. Hair by my crown is so slicked down that I look like I haven't showered. The ends are frizzy and poofy--so this did not smooth me down at all. Let me also comment on how my fingers feel. I finger combed my hair while blow drying and now they are covered in a disgusting waxy/shiny residue--this is something I have never experienced before.
I gave this shampoo + conditioner a chance on 5 different occasions. When I flat ironed my hair...it looked unhealthy and matted down, when I curled my hair with an iron it looked limp and lifeless. The only way that I can use this product and be able to stand my hair at all is when I scrunch it with a curl gel...but even then the curls are diminished and I still look dirty.
I think I might end up throwing this product away. I guess I was just suckered into the mystique of a new Joico product coupled with inexpensive packaging (buy shampoo and conditioner get a free travel sized leave in treatment) The leave in treatment only exacerbates the coated feeling, by the way. I can only see this working for girls who have extremely coarse hair.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is the worst shampoo I've ever used in my entire life. I needed a sulfate free shampoo after getting my brazilian treatment and when I found this at ulta, I thought I'd give it a try. This shampoo coated my hair and my scalp with grease. My head felt itchy and damp even when it was completely dry due to the sheer amount of grease left on my head. I even got whiteheads on my head after using this horrendous shampoo.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I CANNOT live without this product.
The shampoo, conditioner, and blow dry treatment.
It's AMAZING. It does wonders for my moisture craving previously bleached hair. Smooths the cuticle down amazingly.
I tend to not lather too much into my roots though because I don't want oily roots, but even if I obtain that blow drying is sure to dry it up.
I usually cocktail it with different shampoos and conditioners and it's always enough for my hair.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Other
So, this stuff coats your hair...not with 'cones but with what feels like oil. I could feel it in the shower--as I lathered it was like the shampoo was coating and therefore "smoothing" down my hair cuticle. As I washed, I never felt that my hair got clean because the strange coating wouldn't rinse out. It felt like my hair was still dirty. I thought, "Wow, bet my hair will be really damn smooth when I blow-dry it, since it's so coated now." Nope! This stuff just weighed down/greased my roots, and the rest of my chin-length hair was as frizzy as ever. ALSO, there was a ton of hair fallout in the shower, which I almost never experience. I would only recommend this for VERY thick, VERY coarse hair. If you have relatively average hair and just want smoothing and frizz control, this is NOT the choice for you!