Aveda • Be Curly Curl Enhancer • Styling Products
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This product does not work on my textured hair. I really did not eliminate the frizz and it dried my hair out. :( It smells nice!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I like this as a pre styler. It isn't as heavy as my normal curling cream (Morrocan Oil curl cream) so I don't use as much. It doesn't smell as strong either. I like switching products up and this is a nice change. It may not work as well as their curl cream for really frizzy curly hair though.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Hazel
I have tried every curl cream in the world for my fine, wavy hair and this is the clear winner. It makes my waves look perfect and soft, and it doesn't dry crunchy or get greasy. It is expensive, almost $30 for a tube, but worth every penny (and you only need a small amount). I love this stuff!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Very overrated. This only works well in my hair in the winter when it isnt humid. Definitely too expensive. Not consistently effective for my extremely curly hair.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
When used with Be Curly Style Prep and diffuser, the results are more defined and tighter curls even in wavy hair. Great curl enhancer. One lippie off because it doesn't entirely prevent frizz. Not perfect but good.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
This product works great on my hair, it makes my waves more defined and my hair looks smoother (no frizz) and shinier. I have an oily scalp, so I'm carefull applying this product. I use a small amount and apply it from my ears down, making sure I only use it on the lengths of my hair. I run this through my hair and scrunch it afterwards. I also use the Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment, but I apply it when my hair is kind of half wet half dry and the results are really good. I guess the secret to this product is to use the right amount, depending on the length and type of your hair you're going to need more or less. I'm definetely buying this product again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
I have very thick, very wavy hair that is also quite curly in certain spots, particularly when it's wet or humid. Long ago I gave up my search for a product that would coax my assorted waves and curls into something more uniform...until I finally gave in to my colorist's strong suggestion that I try this product. While I love the way that Aveda products smell and the underlying philosophy behind the brand, my experience with Aveda items has been so-so. That said, I have to say that Be Curly is one of the only curl enhancing creams on the market that actually works. This is how I use it: first, I towel dry my hair a bit. Then I run about a pump and a half of Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep through my hair. Next, I work some Be Curly (about the size of two peas) through my hair and comb it with a wide-tooth comb. The last step is to scrunch my hair a bit with my hands. I let it dry and that's it: I get uniform curls and waves without frizz with about a minute of effort. Once my hair is dry or nearly dry I work a tiny bit of Jonathan Silky Dirt through my hair. I am in love with this product: it smells divine, a little bit goes a long way, and it has helped me to avoid the blow dryer (and anything that allows me to avoid blow drying is a plus in my book). Highly, highly recommended.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
My first product review EVER! That is how impressed I am with this product.
My hair has always been a nightmare. It was everything I hated; too thick, wavy, dry, brittle, dull, and uncontrollable. I blow dried and straightened it for many years, and the condition of my hair went from bad to worse, until a hairdresser begged me to stop using heat on my hair and let it recover. I had to let it air dry. What was I going to do?! I would have to put up with having big frizzy dull hair until all the damage had grown out!! No!!!
I bought many different products to try and improve the look of my hair and was disappointed with every one of them.
Then I found a review of Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer. I was reluctant to spend out so much money as it is not a cheap product, but the reviews were so good I thought I had better give it a go, just in case I was missing out.
Well, I smoothed it in to my wet hair and twisted the ends, and let it air dry, and I was amazed at the results. My hair was more glossy, felt moisturized, and (most impressive of all), I suddenly had a head of soft bouncy corkscrew curls! Where had those come from?!
I have been using this product (and others in the Be Curly range) for over a year now and I am still being impressed after every wash. I have been getting compliments on my hair for the first time ever, and one lady even said she wished she had natural curls like mine! Trust me, if a complete stranger wishes they had MY hair, you know this stuff has got to be good!!!
Even if you are sick of trying new products, put this one at the top of your shopping list. I wouldn't be without it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond, Curly Eyes: Blue
This is a good product for my frizzy curls! It smells like lemongrass and ginger, very natural fragrance. I use it in conjunction with 2 other products(CHI Silk Infusion & Garnier Fructis curl scrunch gel) in my styling routine. The key to using curl enhancer is that less is more, my hair is way past my shoulders but I only use a quarter sized amount. Anything more than that and it leaves my hair flat and greasy, so experiment and see what amount works best for you. I avoid using it near my roots because it makes them look oily. I love the shine factor and find this product infuses alot of vitality into my hair-highly reccomend! It leaves hair crunch free and very soft.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
Absolutely terrific. I had previously been using drugstore curl enhancers or mousses, but this just blows them away, so I will happily pay more for it. With the drugstore varieties, my hair would be weighed down (it is very thick) and at the end of the day my curls would look stringy and like trailer trash. This creates great definition in my curls, and at the end of the day I still have some 'oomph' left!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I can't even recall how I heard about this product, but I am so glad the I gave it a try. I have shoulder length, fine, thinning hair that has gotten much curlier as I have gotten older.Unfortunately my hair tends to look frizzy unless I straighten it. That is until I found Curl Enhancer. It gives my hair shine, bounce, and separates my curls. I can't imagine not having this product in my repertoire now.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have fine-wavy long hair. This means a lot of volume and a good amount of fly-aways. I was always on the lookout for something that could tame my hair and enhance the curl. This is it. It smells 'natural'. It feels moisturizing, as if it's doing something good for your hair. It's not sticky or gel-like or crunchy. The curls look shiny, bouncy and healthy. The best part, It's great to touch. Wavy hair that's SOFT. And it lasts till your next wash. Even when the curls loosen, they look lovely.
I love this product. I've tried other products in the middle and always go back to this one. It's not really that expensive as it lasts forever. Oh, and all you got to do is rub the product between your palms, run them through your hair and scrunch. LET IT AIRDRY. No diffuser needed. I can not tell you the number of times people have complimented my hair and texture. They don't believe it's my natural hair because it looks too good to be true.
P.S.: the other Aveda products in the same range are useless!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Other
Wonderful on my frizzy curly hair, but made my back break out. Oh well.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!! It is kind of high in price to some but due to the fact you use so little it's really not that bad. I got a perm and I use only a little more than a pea size amount. This is not meant to increase the tightness of a curl. Just take away frizziness of curls. To make hair curlier using this you have to use a gel along with it. I really do think this is a fantastic product when used correctly. Less is more. I attend an Aveda Institute and this is one of my favorite products. It pairs well with confixor (Light/Med hold gel) or flaxseed aloe (Strong hold)
I would have given this a 5 if it was not so easy to use too much and weigh your hair down.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
My hair is pretty straight naturally, and even with this product it's straight. I use this as a leave in conditioner, and I have used it for years and years. I love it! It makes my hair sooooo beautiful and healthy. Also, my mother who has very curly and wire-like hair has used this for years, and she loves it too. She has tried for years to find a cheaper alternative, but for her hair type nothing has ever worked better than be curly curl enhancer. I could probably find a cheaper alternative for my hair type that would work fine, but while I still live with my mom I'm going to continue sharing with her.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Other
I have long frizz-prone black hair with a lot of wave. This product changed my (hair) life! I put in a small amount in wet hair (not dripping, but wet enough so that this can bind to it as it dries). To give the wave more definition I'll twist with my fingers, and then let it air dry. It is great! Low maintenance, shiny, nice curly waves. If I pin it up at night it stays that way the next day or even 2. Sure, there are off days when it doesn't look so hot but that is to be expected - hair changes, and sometimes it just needs a break from product. I hope Aveda don't change/discontinue ever.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
Uggggggggggggggggg! I bought this after I tried the pre styling product in this line and loved that, but I HATE this! It makes my hair so sticky and greasy looking. I don't know why this is such a bad product. I only use a nickel amount on my back length hair and it is still to much.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I have thin, curly hair w/ tight ringlets. Works great for frizz. Use in conjunction with Aveda Phomolient. Does not weigh down my curls. I've tried so many curly hair products, and this is my top choice.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Great product by aveda for curly/ wavy hair. I apply a small (dime size) amount through damp hair and scrunch with mouse.
Pros- enhances curl like it says, smells great, moisterizing.
Cons- on the pricey side.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I started wearing my hair naturally about 3 years ago. I have naturally very curly very thick hair and used to hide it with a lot of blow drying and straightening. One day I got fed up and decided that some product somewhere would have to compliment what I have. I tried a wide variety of products that either left my hair crinkly, poofy/frizzy, greasy, lacking curls, or a combination of all of those. After about a year, and almost giving up, I was told to try Aveda's Be Curly products. I never find Shampoo or Conditioner to be very useful, more of a waste of money, and those two weren't an exception (for me at least). The Curl Enhancer though... Oh. My. God. I can honestly say I never thought I would love my natural hair. This product makes me love my hair and regret ever wishing I could naturally have straight simple hair. I used to hate my hair, loathe the genetics that provided me with this nuisance, cringe when my boyfriend touched my dry damaged strands, and now for the past couple years I haven't been able to get over how much I love the way my hair looks and feels.
Thanks to this product I don't have to slave over a blowdryer. I can love the way my hair looks AND feels!
I also use a bit of Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair prior to putting on the Curl Enhancer.
EDIT (01/23/2013): Since writing this review, nothing's changed on the part of Aveda's, but I wanted to add another mini product review for those who've read my review and wanted advice about curly hair. A few months after writing this review, I replaced the Damage Remedy with Redken's Real Control Crema Care (just a very small amount, I found too much will separate your curls). These two work together BEAUTIFULLY. I live in a very dry climate, and I feel the Crema Care added the moisture that I still desired from Be Curly (especially in the winter months!).