Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper8 ounces | Styler, Finisher
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I've been using curl keeper for years. I love that it is water based. I use a little now after applying giovanni direct leave in. Makes my curls perform at its best every time.
You could definitely not overuse this product but you could definitely under use. Lesson that I'm still learning... I have read a lot of negative reviews regarding the smell but to me I don't smell anything. I definitely see my curls becoming tighter (how they use to be before my dryness) so every 4 or 5 days I will wash my my hair and put more Curl Keeper than the last. So fingers crossed that it will be zero frizz. I will say that it def has calm down my frizziness just not completely but like I said that is because I need to be using more product, which I am learning.
Unfortunately, I did not love this at all. I wanted to.. as I read the many great reviews and I was looking for something to help my hair "hold" my curls longer throughout the day, but this was just too heavy on my hair. It did not allow for my hair to have any volume. I have Type 3C hair.. a lot of hair but very thin. And this just did not work. Will not be re-purchasing.
I dont really like this product. I Have really frizzy, dry, 2a hair and i bought this because of the reviews and because people said they liked to cocktail this with other products. when i first used this i was AMAZED by how much it reduced frizz for me, but i also noticed that it took away a good amount of definition and volume too. what i also do not like about it is that it is really expensive and you need A LOT of it to get it to work well. i ordered the 8 ounce bottle and it only lasted me 5 washes, and that can get expensive really quickly, i will not repurchase.
It's either LOVE or HATE this product. I wonder how many of the reviews are fake. Now I'm afraid to try it. My hair is drya nd so many reviews said it dryed it out even more. Someone REAL answer this post.
It's a good gel for spring and fall. My hair is glycerin sensitive so I must avoid it in the summer / winter. The cast it makes is quite strong which would help if fighting frizz is a major concern. My hair is very fine and sometimes I find the cast too strong so it makes my hair lie strangely near my scalp.
I've never felt particularly inclined to rate any of the dozens and dozens of products I've tried but this one was just outstanding! My hair is so fine and unpredictable I have never, EVER found a product that can keep the frizz at bay but as soon as I added this to my hair routine it suddenly disappeared! I'm so amazed and so, so happy to finally be able to see my curls without a halo of frizz! I co-wash, then condition, add a leave in, followed by this before a gel and it's like magic! Curl Keeper, where have you been all my life??
i have only been using this for a week but so far I like it. definetly cuts down on frizz- I have thick wavy hair that tends to poof up when dry, I am experimenting with adding a stronger hold gel with the curl keeper as I don't feel that the curl keeper alone keeps the poofiness down enough. After co-washing, I use CJCCC and then curl keeper- now trying additional gel.
I cannot believe I am actually considering converting wholesale to this product. For years, I've depended on my cocktail: Bumble and Bumble Leave-In, Bumble and Bumble Grooming Creme, Kerastase Oleo-Relax Slim, and then working in Bumble and Bumble Curl Conscious Calming Creme in via the twisting method. I have proclaimed high and low, hither and yon that the Calming Creme changed my life--and, truly, it did. But this Curl Keeper stuff is, I am shocked to say, a little bit better (and a little bit cheaper too). In particular, I note a similar level of curl definition with Curl Keeper as with Calming Creme, but more shine and, amazingly, far fewer of those little renegade hairs that cause that frizz halo thing around the roots. I'm still using the other three components of my cocktail, and my hair is extremely soft. A woman at a schmancy cosmetics store told me yesterday that it looked like I had no product in it at all--just like I'm effortlessly blessed with frizz-free ringlets. High praise, no?
YUCK! Smelled bad - like dirty mildewed towels. Must be an expired batch because I cannot imagine anyone wanting to put this on their hair.
I mostly prefer this product for second day hair - a little bit goes a long way. However, this product doesn't do much for me when it's applied to very wet hair.
Curl Keeper is a Keeper!! Gives my hair great shine and hold without the crunch. It's also great on 2nd and 3rd day hair. Watch the video and learn how to use this product. It works! I gave it 4 stars because of the price.
This stuff is good. It works pretty well on taming frizz, but if I use too much, I get a very noticeable, sticky, liquidy residue on my hands. I HATE residue on my hair. I will probably repurchase though.
I have been using this product for a few years and love it for my 3B curls. I comb it through wet hair and then let my hair air dry. Whenever I've tried other products, I always return to this one!
This is just ok for my curls. It works for a while, then I have a headful of fried out frizz. I will keep it to try in the winter months. For the humid summers in Memphis, it is not a keeper! I used it with a LI and then the Curl Keeper and a gel over the that.... no luck... tried it without the LI and without the gel... still no luck... it will stay in my stash to try again some other day.... (3A/3B)
2C/3A Love love love this product!! It makes my hair sooooo soft and shiny with a light and flexible hold! Definitely going to repurchase!
Growing out my hair with level 3B curl so I can go natural, I have been experimenting with product as I turn to the net to find other curly's advice on products. I have been experimenting with Curl Keeper since May - how much to use, what else I may need to use it with, etc. I find that it does not provide the hold that I need, so I added gel only to find that it leaves my hair with a crunchy feeling, and a dull look vs. shiny. The long and short of my experiment with product on what works for my curl is this: AG Recoil + Curl Keeper. My routine: On a Sunday for example I wash my hair in the evening and use AG Recoil and twist curl method to let it air dry before bed. In the morning when I wake up looking like the lion king, I moisten my hair and add some Curl Keeper + diffuser and voila - curls that get me compliments on my hair. Following this routine, day 2 curls on Tuesday are even better. I next wash my hair on Wednesday evening and I'm able to make it through the work week with very minimal hair difficulty during the week. I see potential in this product. For me however, it is NOT a stand alone product and seems to work better in combination with other product.
This product is just o.k. I am disappointed. I have heard so many good things about this product. I really didn't notice much difference with frizz when using this product. I used it after my leave in and before gel product. Maybe I am not using correctly. My hair was pretty wet. My hair is very thick and between 3a-3b curls. I would take any suggestions on usage of this product.
I love this product. My hair is frizz free and it feels clean. The only reason for not giving 5 curls to this product is that I realized that I needed more moisture in my hair. I found out that it works great when I apply it with AG Recoil Curl Activator.
Love the Curl Keeper! My hair isn't frizzy at all after using this product! I wish I would have found this product earlier in my life because it is amazing!!
I'm pretty impressed with the curl keeper. I use it with the gel and it works great. My hair stays curly without being frizzy or stiff. Definitely recommend pairing the curl keeper with the gel so your hair stays curly and doesn't get frizzy, depending on the weather your in.
Works just like it said it would. I live in the south and have to put up with a lot of humidity and with Curl Keeper, my curls look great all day. I can even sleep on my curls and spritz with a little bit of water and I'm good to go!
So glad I found this product! Works so well for my well. If I use too much, I can make crunchy, but that is an easy fix. Great product!
At first I wasn't crazy about Curl Keeper, since I initially tried using it alone. Eventually I tried combining it with other products (usually AG Cosmetics Re:coil) and it definitely helps extend how long my hair looks nice before I have to style it again. This product has become a staple of my routine!
I really like this product. It took me a little while to figure out how much I needed to use to see results but once I figured that out I really began to like this product for frizz reduction. I use this product daily to reduce frizz after my leave in and before a gel. I couldn't bring myself to give it 5 curls though because I have to use SO much to see results. I will probably re-purchase it but I'm going to experiment with some other similar products before I commit to the big bottle.
Curl Keeper is a Hall of Fame product for a reason. It works and it works well. I have long, fine 2C hair and this is the perfect base to my daily hair styling regimen. Like some other reviewers have mentioned, when I first started using this product I thought it wasn't working. But it turns out I just wasn't using enough product. Once I figured out the right amount of product to use, the results were immediately noticeable. My curls were frizz-free the entire day. I am knocking one curl off for the price, but one bottle has lasted me for several months. I would recommend this product to anyone with 2C hair like me.
I found this product to be similar to john frieda's frizz ease in both effect and price; it didn't do very much for my stubborn frizz or tired second day curls. I found Kinky-Curly Knot Today more affective for my curls.
This is one product that just didn't do it for me. I have very fine hair that is prone to frizz and I noticed no difference when using this product versus not using this product. I do occasionally use it to "refresh" curls during the middle of the day or to "scrunch out the crunch", but using it during the styling process, like combined or underneath a gel doesn't work well for me.
One of my HG products. I use this over my leave in, under a curl enhancer and then a gel on top. This really helps a lot with frizz, i have never tried it alone, don't think it would have enough hold for me, but its a wonderful addition to my hair routine. The only down side to me is the smell, it has a slight plasticy kind of scent to it, but the scent fades rather quickly, I just wish it had a better scent.
(3B-3C hair) I'll admit, when I initially used this product, by dispensing it on top of my hair with my hands, I did not like it and still battled with frizz. However, once I began to use it in combination with a wide toothed comb (in order to dispense it better) it began to work so well and I do not deal with frizz during the day!! I love this product!
Great product! I use this as a sealer prior to adding gel. I definitely see a difference in my curl formation when I use Curl Keeper!
I have been having a real problem with frizz on the top of my head. I'm trying to stay away from silicones, so I purchased this after reading the reviews. It does NOTHING to help my frizz. I've tried using a little, I've tried using a lot, but it just isn't working for me. It's definitely too expensive a product to have to use more than a tablespoon each time.
Love, love, love it! I have very thick, unruly hair, and a lot of it. This product defines my curls and controls my frizz better than any other product I've used. And my hair even looks great the next day without doing anything additional. A little goes a long way, so it's a good value, too. I've always had to choose between soft, frizzy, big hair or curly, hard and crunchy hair. But with this product my hair is curly and soft.
I wasn't really impressed with this product at all. I will finish but won't repurchase... hair relly curled but shrank
Did not tame any frizz in my thick & dense 3c hair. I really wanted this to work, since frizz is a big issue for me. I gave it 3 stars because I'm sure it would work better for finer textures, as its really light.
Worked well when I've used it but, it smells weird. It's not bad... like, awful. But, it's weird. I just kinda covered it up, no one said anything about it when I went out, but still. Makes me think twice before I use it. But it's nice because traditional hairspray just does weird things to my hair.
I think this product is a bit confusing because it is listed under leave in conditioner. This product is a sealer that is used as the last step. At least that is how I have had the most success. I use a good conditioner, sometimes leave in, other times rinse out, then a gel, then Curl Keeper. It works great this way. Sometimes, if I tie my hair up the right way, I can do all this at night and still have fresh curls in the morning. Curl Keeper is a product I do not want to be without!
I think this product is awesome. It works great on my hair. I'm thankful it was recommended to me. I am very satisfied! Thank you!
THIS PRODUCT IS FANTASTIC IF YOUR LIKE A VERY SOFT NATURAL PRODUCT FREE FEELING. THIS WORKS BEST FOR CURL TYPES 1-3
Ordered this on my first purchase from Curl Mart. Very pleased! There have been a few rainy/humid days in Austin (where I live) since I received the product. Controlled frizz very well!!! If only I could magically thicken my hair... but that's another problem.
Those product made my hair to soft thus not much body so will try after my next perm to see if it works better. I need body for my fine hair.
By pairing this product with Biotera Firm Hold Gel I've had the best curls ever and they don't frizz up even in Caribbean humidity!
I've reviewed Curl Keeper before, but I'm revising my review because I have a new found appreciation for it. I use Curl Keeper as a leave in along with my other styling products. I've been using it for almost a year now, but about a month ago I started thinking that maybe I could find something better. Well, in the 3 weeks I have been without Curl Keeper I've tried 4 other leave-in products, all with mediocre results. Today I pulled out my small bottle of Curl Keeper from my travel bag because I have a meeting after work today and I need my hair to cooperate. Yes, Curl Keeper leaves a lot of crunch in my hair once it dries, but after a quick scrunch to get rid of that, my curls are perfect. Well-defined, no frizz at all, and I know that when I go to my dinner meeting tonight, my hair will still look as good as it does right now. Curl Keeper is back on my list of go-to products.
I don't understand this product. When I purchased it I thought it was a styler but now I think it is more like a "treatment for frizzy hair". I think you apply this product before you use your styler. It's ok...I think it dries my hair and makes my ends tangled.
I wish I could give this 10 stars! I have never in my life been so happy with a hair product as I am with Curl Keeper and I have definitely found my holy grail. I've been following the CG routine for about 5 months now, and while I've definitely seen a significant improvement in my hair, I wasn't truly happy with it. I'd been having more bad days than good, and I had no idea why or what to do to fix it. Enter Curl Keeper. I've been using about 2 quarter size puddles over Giovanni Direct Leave-In and drying my hair partway with a bowl diffuser, and I've gotten consistently amazing, I-can't-stop-looking-in-the-mirror hair! It gives me really nice definition, softness, and bounce with no frizz. Other products have given me a sticky, crunchy, gunky feeling, and by the end of the day my hair was frizzy and feeling like straw. Not with Curl Keeper. My hair actually feels natural and soft, but with no frizz. I've even been able to achieve second day hair that doesn't have me clamoring for a hair tie. I am so in love with this miracle product, and to me it's worth every penny.
I love this product. I 1st received a sample, and I was immediately hooked. The cure to my frizzies
I got a really nice well-defined bantu knot out with curl keeper. It dissolved well when I applied it and felt really light, that is, I didn't "feel" it at all, which was nice. I was super pleased with the results. My hair was already well moisturized underneath, but CK didn't dry out my hair, instead my hair stayed moisturized and soft, but with really nice curl definition. I didn't have to use much of it either. Good stuff!
excellent product for thin, wavy-curly hair. it did not weigh my hairtype down (thanks to the ingredients list being really light!) and its also not strongly infused with a certain smell, so it is okay for those who are hypoallergenic. it does define curls as stated, but I found myself using almost a quarter of the bottle every three days to get some sort of spiriling. it is not sticky, and I don't necessarily think that it made my hair any shinier.... overall this product is great. It lost a star because it cannot stay in the hair for more than 2 days or your hair becomes flatmatted and the bottom becomes all tangled (i got masses of my curles tangled and matted) ugh. so its not great in keeping your hair from becoming tangled....
I used this products and got amazing results my hair for the first time in years was gorgeous! Unfortunately for me it burned my scalp and the itching this product caused drove me crazy... Won't be using again! Also after 6 hours I had to wash it out due to the intense itching and burning and my hair felt YAK even after shampoo and conditioner, so on that basis I would not recommend. Back to the search for a good curling product for me:(
Ok this is a HG for me. Love it - can't go wo it. It's kinky curly knot today then curl keeper then AG recoil then a gel. Perfect hair! I know too many products- but this combo gives me3-4 day hair- which I need!
I just tried this from a sample. Amazing! A truly unique product. My curls feel so light and bouncy and I didn't have to put a lot of effort into styling. I hope so much that I can get 2nd day hair out of this. I will definitely purchase it. I wonder how it works in high dews - can't wait to try it this summer. My curls are very shiny.
This is a wonderful product for my thick wavy/curly hair. I detangle with Kinky-Curly Knot Today and then wrap my hair in a microfiber towel. Next I apply an ample amount of Curl Keeper (about two palm fulls) finger combing it through my hair making sure that it is evenly distrubuted along the entire hair shaft. Last I scrunch in Re:coil and air dry. Once my hair is dry I scrunch out the stiffness and am left with soft well defined curls.
I tried to love this stuff. I really did. I even like the scent. I have gone through two bottles trying it alone and with different products. It did nothing for my 3b/3c curls. My daughter has looser curls that don;t need as much frizz control as mine and it works okay on hers but still not great.
i am a mix from 2a-3c curls and i can't believe the HOLD of this product... I use this underneath any of my regular style products (KCNT, KCCC, devacurl angel, ect) and it helps with frizz! I noticed the difference immediatey after my hair was dried. I got compliments from my boyfriend and his family the day i used it. i bought the 3.8 oz first and soon the next day i had a gut feeling and purchased the bigger size (8oz). IM GLAD I DID!!! this stuff is truely a HOLY GRAIL!!!
one of my holy grail styling products. i use this after leave in but before styler and it makes such a SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE in my frizz!!!! love that it doesn't contain silicones either!
I tried this years ago and loved it. Then, being fickle, I started trying loads of other products, including Diva, Curl Junkie and more. I found this in the back of my drawer this morning and gave it another whirl. Why did I bother spending money on all the other products? This works great for my curls and is so light-weight. My hair is now mostly gray (originally blonde, now colored blonde again) with 3a/b ringlets. The problem I have is that while my ringlets are great and I have a lot of hair, it's very fine. Many products weigh down my hair while drying, causing the ringlets to droop or to spiral downwards. Curl Keeper is so lightweight that it doesn't pull my hair down and it also dries faster than other products (my hair takes FOREVER to dry). Since it's light and dries faster, my ringlets are 'happier' and bouncy - which is what I like best. Even though I have some other products to use up - I'm placing another order for Curl Keeper now. Oh - one last thing. I can't stand gelly-crunchy-wet-looking hair. I love that I can quickly 'scrunch-the-crunch' and have no gel look to my hair!
Love this product but for my thick hair I have to use a lot each time. Probably would be better for me if I had a short bob or shoulder length hair. Other than that, I got great curl definition with this!
I really like this product! It does what it says--it holds without being sticky, and washes clean with no residue. I'll definitely be buying it again and look for other products in the line.
Great product. If it's not humid, I can actually use it alone and get springy, but undefined waves. My hair looks light and shiny.
When I first got Curl Keeper with the Curly Hair Solutions medium curl starter kit, I didn't understand why it got so many good reviews. I tried it a few times and then put it away, because it didn't seem to do anything for my combination wavy/curly (2b/2c) hair. Then I watched this video: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/curl-products/how-to-use-leave-in-conditioner, and I realized I hadn't been using nearly enough of this product. I had been running about a teaspoon amount through my shoulder-length hair when it was wet. I had then applied a creme over that and let everything air dry. After watching the video, I tried again, using about four times that amount, with nothing else, and got really good results. I don't like to let my hair air-dry because it just kind of hangs off my head in limp waves when I do. But Curl Keeper in the right amount made my wavy/curly hair bouncy and light with no crunchiness. I conditioned in the shower, leaving a very small amount of conditioner in my hair. I blotted dry with a cotton t-shirt and then pumped the Curl Keeper into my hair. (See pumping: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/curly-hair-care-methods/wavy-beginners-guide/scrunch-n-pump-for-massive-clumps. This changed how I apply product and helps my hair clump beautifully.) Then I just let it dry on its own. (The bottle says not to touch hair until it's completely dry, and that did seem to work.) When it was dry, I had nice bounce and volume, some shine, and curl control without crunchiness. My hair was just a bit frizzy, which is why I rated this a 4 instead of a 5. I don't like having to layer a bunch of stuff on my hair, so I don't want to have to add another product to get frizz control. I think I still need to do some testing to determine exactly how much CK is the right amount for my hair, but I'm off to a great start.
You need to use a lot of product. Use more than you usually do. Have faith while letting your hair dry! I wanted to touch my hair since I felt like the gel was making my hair frizzy/dry, but when my hair was completely dry it looked good. The frizz I did have was probably the result of too little product. However, the curls were crunchy and a little greasy. I am not that interested in shine, and I HATE the "wet" look, so i scrunched my curls and that made them less crunchy and greasy. My hair is 3a and I have coarse strands.
This product didn't work well for me at all. Giving 3 stars because I don't want to ruin the rating just because it didn't work on me. I have transitioning hair and I tried to use it like a "gel" to set my flat twist out. It made my hair tangled and frizzy. Hpwever, it did make my hair soft. I might try it again when my hair is fully natural on a wash and go with lots of leave in conditioner.
This stuff is amazing! It is like a very light gel that truly takes the frizz away and leaves your hair smooth, soft and shiny. Although it is a tiny bit stiff until fully dry, you don't have to scrunch out the crunch. It is perfectly soft when fully dry.
I won this product through a curly Nikki giveaway. I love it! I also recieved a bottle of extenz but have not tried it yet. I was wanting to try curl keeper so win I won it I was so excited! I have used it every time I wash my hair since and get great results every time. My routine- wash w jessicurl use suave coconut rinse then use Sally's version of conditioning balm-leave in for 5 min. Then rinse most of the way out. Use a cotton pillow case to scrunch so no dripping apply kinky curly knot today then curl keeper followed by devacare arc angel or biolage gelle( my gave for now) or la looks sport gel. I then scrunch lightly w a cotton t shirt. Use duck bill clips around crown area let sit for 15 min then diffuse w pixie curl method. Love love love. I only do this twice a week as I get pretty good 2nd 3rd day hair by just misting the bottom layer w water the next day & scrunching a bit. Curl keeper has helped w frizz & so much shine!! Def give it a try! Also sleep on silk pillow case. Occasionally pineapple of I feel I need more volume @ top.
I LOVE this Product... Curl Keeper is the best thing I have ever used on my hair, you can mix it with other products or use alone... I have 3a type curls and I put it on my hair right in the shower before I get out and dry off.. putting it on the hair when its very wet help distibute it real well and you also need to use a good amount or it wont work right. I recomend this product to all my curly clients and also carry it in the salon where I work as a curl specialist called EAZ salon in Coral Springs FL... as you know the weather in Florida is very humid so if this can work for most curlies than it has to be the best product out there. I 100% recommend Curl Keeper to everyone who has curly hair! TRY IT
I like it! It leaves my 4a/4c hair soft and defined. Smells nice. Lots of slip if you shingle product through your hair as I do. I purchased the large size, but it would be nice if it came in a pump style bottle. ***If you are a 4 with thick hair like me you HAVE to use this in conjunction with other products*** Major tip and it's great because it plays VERY nicely with others!!!! It dries very quickly wich is amazing. One thing: You're not going to get the eco-styler/KKKC look with this product. Your curls will be defined and bouncy but since Curl Keeper is light-weight you WILL have shrinkage. The consistency is a mix between a gel and a serum. When I'm out I will def repurchase. I recommend this to those with a looser curl pattern. I'm Pleased.
I decided to stop blow drying my hair straight and just let it go curly, but honestly did not have a clue about which products to use or even techniques. Wearing my hair curly was all new to me! So, I came to Naturally Curly and read everything I could and found a video of the skip curl technique using Curl Keeper. I have tried about 20 different products since my venture into the curly world, and Curl Keeper is amazing - the best I have tried! I think my hair is 2c/3a and I put the Curl Keeper in hair wet enough to make a "squishy" sound when scrunching. I let the curls form and then leave them to dry. Once my hair is pretty well dry, I can go back through and gently scrunch again and it leaves soft, pretty curls with no crunchiness left. It is amazing stuff! I have a mist bottle with plain water in it and spray and scrunch the next day for pretty decent second day hair.
I was really surprised by the performance of this product on my 4b-4c hair. When I put the product in, made sure my hair was dripping wet, and I applied a leave in conditioner. Used my fingers like a comb (CG method only) to apply product. I had curls popping up all over my head. When my hair was dry it was a bit crunchy, but it was something I could live with. The shine and curls were amazing. So my wash n go has lasted 3 days so far and will see how far I can take it. I applied some leave-in for moisture and spritz only with water. Pop, pop, pop refreshed curls all over my head. I will be buying the travel set to give all the Curly Hair Solutions a try:)
Love this stuff!!! I had tried mixing it with other products as a "cocktail" & then it doesn't work. This is all you need for curly 3b hair. Save you money on all the other stuff & just purchase this product.
Wow! Some of the best results I've gotten - great curl definition, almost no frizz, and some shine -- and I didn't even have to sacrifice volume! I scrunched a lot in, completely saturating my hair, after using a leave-in, but didn't use any other product except a bit of CJ CCCC Lite to SOTC after my hair was dry. The only problem - and this isn't even enough to take off a star - is that it smells awful, like cherry cough syrup. The smell doesn't linger, and I'm not that sensitive to scents anyway, but others might be and should know ...
I Absolutely Have Found My Soul Mate, Holy Grail Hair Product. Curl Keeper Is Amazing, And Works Extremely Well On My Thick, Crazy, Frizzy, Cannot-Be-Tamed-No-Matter-What-I-Do Hair. I Got Out Of My Shower, Scrunched Out Access Water, Applied AG Re:Coil (About A Dime Sized Amount) Scrunched, Applied Curl Keeper (About Two Quarter Sized) And Scrunched Again. I Didn't Touch It After That For 10 Minutes And Then Went To Bed; No Plopping, No Satin Pillowcase, Etc. I Woke Up And Walked To My Mirror, Prepared To Be Utterly Horrified...Boom! There Is My Completely Frizz Free Mass Of Gorgeous Curls. I Am So Pleased...I Finally Love My Hair!
This product is AMAZING!!! I applied it on my soaking wet hair and combed through followed with some finger styling. I then let my hair air dry and viola: frizz free, defined, shiny curls. I feel like I can use this product by itself during the colder months and apply a little gel on top during the warmer months. I am so glad I bought the liter size when curlmart was having a sale for Curl Hair Solutions products. I have been wanting to try this product for a year and am I so glad I did. Worth every penny for sure! New HG for me!
Bought a bottle of Curl Keeper last week at the salon when I went for a short Spring cut. I like the way my hair looks. However, the "strawberry/cherry/friuty" smell gives me terrible headaches. Does anyone know of a similar product that relaxes the curl a little bit and adds movement? Those are the things I liked about Curl Keeper-the curls were a little chunkier, not just individual frizzlets. I am almost out (got a small bottle), and when I tried to go back to my old products with my shorter cut I ended up with a Brillo pad for hair. Thanks!
I have fine 3A/B hair that gets weighed down extremely easily -- many product that supposedly aren't heavy make my hair limp and greasy. So, I've been using this for a bit over a month and have to say that I truly believe I've found my HG product. I use CK after cleansing/conditioning by combing through then scrunching upside-down, and as someone else noted, I let it sit for a few minutes -- I think that's the trick. Then, I scrunch through a couple of squirts of Set It Free, then apply and scrunch in my gel. After either air-drying or diffusing (depending on time) I end up with exactly what I wanted: nice, soft clumpy ringlets that last 2-3 days with maybe a little water touch-up (interesting note: if I don't use SIF, while the curls last all day, I don't get 2nd day). Also, the weather here has been alternating between dry/windy and very humid, and my hair has ignored it all!
Curl Keeper causes my hair to behave the way I think it might if I lived in a controlled-environment-type plastic bubble. It seems oblivious to humidity, low dew points, sweat, and wind. If I use a little Curl Keeper, I don't see any difference in my hair. If I use a medium to large amount (a palm-ful) I feel like every one of my hairs is "sealed". Curl Keeper gives so much shine, and it makes split ends invisible. It eliminates frizz and fly-aways. The problem with it, for me, is it loosens my curl pattern. This is nice on my longer hair, because it spirals and looks nearly as long as it actually is. But on my shorter hair (crown), my hair kind of curves, not curls, so my hair does not look its best. However - when all my hair finally gets longer again, (I had to chop it before CG 6 months ago), I think this will be one of those "best thing since sliced bread" products for me. Curl Keeper works magically well over a leave-in, and with Tweek as a finishing product. Curl Keeper and Tweek are, without a doubt, permanent members of my hair potion inventory. My best friend has long 3c curls that are extremely hard to control. When stretched out, her shoulder-length curls reach her lower back, and she continually battles the 120°-angle triangle 'do. Curl Keeper makes her hair look almost as perfect as a wig. It's shiny, defined, frizzless, and soft! Also, Curl Keeper lasts for days, and it's easily reactivated with water or refresher spray. She can't get over how smooth her hair feels with Curl Keeper, so she won't stop touching her hair!
Oh my goodness, I absolutely LOVE this stuff! I've always hated my curls because they were poofy, frizzy and just yucky. So I straightened my hair for years. Until I found the curly girl method. I actually used astroglide until I could afford to get curl keeper & to compare..Wow. I bought the liter size first thing just because I'd seen so many reviews and pictures of before and afters. I will NOT be able to live without this stuff. I'm 29 and first time in my life I absolutely LOVE my curls.
Curl Keeper, also Curly Hair Solutions Leave in Silk conditioner & shampoo. So, I ordered all this stuff, and unfortunately - I hate the Curl Keeper - first of all, it burned on my scalp, then made my scalp itchy. It seemed to work well as far as nicely formed curls, but the itch! Can't stand it - makes me wonder what's in that stuff to burn and itch. Now I'm wondering about using up the shampoo and the leave-in silk conditioner. Is it going to ruin what I have had going with the CG products? That's what I get for being a product junkie! Has anyone tried the shampoo and leave-in silk conditioner? Another question for everyone - I have had such great results with Twisted Sista curl activator - just worried about build-up. I have 3b fine hair. Any comments on Twisted Sista? Thanks all.
AMAZING;) I used this product for the first time today and I'm totally impressed. ;) It really works ;) No frizz and that is a welcome change :)
I really don't know why there are so many bad reviews. I bought the med curls starter kit, and this is the best product of the kit, everything else in the kit was good and will probably purchase again, but Curl Keeper is now a must-have for me. My hair is 3b, med/fine, a little past my shoulders, highlighted blonde curls, and this product makes them soft, defined, frizz-free (even when I play with it after it's dry), feels clean, and absolutely no stiffness or crunch whatsoever. I really don't understand why so many people are experiencing crunchy curls. I went to frizzoff.com and really payed attention to the videos of how to use there products. And I even use a diffuser sometimes (only when in a hurry), and only after the recommended time (15 min) to let the product "set". I also love the Slip detangler and Tweek cream. They are also in the starter set. As for the 'poo and conditioner, I liked it great but I also really like Living Proof No Frizz 'poo and cond, which also won the Allure Best of Beauty award this year for curly hair. Next I really want to try CHS Extenzz to reduce shrinkage. Good luck Curly Girls!!
I find that I have to double-up with this product, in that it doesn't do anything for my fizzy 2c curl-waves on its own, but match it with a creme then it's incredible. The frizz-free hold lasts and lasts. However, the trick is in learning how much you have to apply, and it took me a long time to learn the exact amount I need. On humid, sitcky days this is my definite go-to product.
3b/c fine thin hair in Hawaii I love love this product I use it with recoil. It does not weigh my fine hair down. I love the fact that it reactivates with water so I can play/fix my hair without hassle anywhere any time. I use a nickel size on each section of my hair with a dime size of recoil and get big soft clumpy curls which is every girls dream with thin fine hair. I also love the fact that this product can be added to any hair regimine without buildup so I still use it with my KCCC.
I seem to be in the minority of peole who don't like this product. On my 3a/3b curls, it leaves them super crunchy, cakey and dried out looking, and 2nd day hair is a horror story. Doesn't seem to matter if I use it on soaking wet hair or 2nd day dry hair, , towel dried hair, diffuse dryed, or air dryed, the result is the same - a tangled, snarled crunchy Sahara Desert mess.
did NOTHING for me. if it gave any added definition it sure didn't keep it. will not purchase this product again. re-coil does GREAT without it
I got the Curly Hair Solutions medium curls trial pack, and this was included. I have used it multiple times, and I really don't see why people love it so much. It defined my curls just as well as other products I have used, except there was quite a bit of crispiness and it took hours and hours to dry. Plus it smells bad. I would compare the smell to bad perfume mixed with urine. What I did like, was the Silk Leave-In Conditioner. It is amazing! It does not define my curls or control frizz as well as I would have liked, but I love the way it makes my hair feel. And it doesn't smell as bad.
This product doesnt do mch for my hair i have four inches of natural 3b curls and it doesnt tame my frizz unless i wuse half the bottle and then my hair is masked to my head and looks oily. I have extremly dry hair and i color it with semi-permanant dye and i am transitoning. it works on the relaxed part where its about 2c/3a. so only get this if you dont have a lot of frizzies and big curls. its more for the 2's.
For years I mistakenly believed I was "suffering" from curly hair. I have type 3a/b curls and frizz is my worst enemy, not to mention terribly dry hair. I recently decided to go back to wearing my hair natural but I knew I had to find the right product for me. After trying a few I read about at this site, I decided to try Curl Keeper! I am so glad I did! My hair looks wonderful! Still a bit of frizz, but it's getting better as I am getting into practice again with my curls and this product. My hair looks controlled, curly, and wonderful! I am now 40 years old and I love my curls so much I wish it was even curlier! Curl Keeper is a keeper for me!
2 Curls only because my sisters said my hair looked ok. Not the look i was trying to achieve my curls got swollen so if you like big hair and volume go ahead. My hair wasn't as frizzy but my ends looked dry and my hair was soft but too fluffy. I believe the high dew points added extra moisture from the air into my hair with this product so i don't think it was really sealing my LI before i put gel on so i didn't get the results i was hoping for. Maybe will try again in the winter. For now with summer i will continue sealing with light oils after KCKT and before KCCC. - 3B-C, Med Porosity, Med-Coarse Texture, Thick Density.
Oh Curl Keeper, where have you been all of my life? This is my HG product. Paired with my favorite gel, I get 2nd and third day hair. That never happened before I started using Curl Keeper.
I have type 2a-3a hair--very fine and wavy to curly. My hair is exceptionally porus and can absorb a lot of product before getting weighed down. I do a lot of mixing and layering of products, in fact, just to get my hair not to be so flyaway. I found this product did what it said--offered enhanced curl definition; however, I found it worked even better mixed with a Jessicurl product that also aims for curl definition: Confident Coils Styling solution.
I am in Curl Keeper LOVE!! I would never have guessed it. I almost did not try it. I was leery becasue I read how it tamed frizz (I have no frizz) and elongated curl. What? What! I am trying to turn this 2b wave into some curls. I want nothing that elongates. Well, surprise of surprises. This miracle elixir turned my weak waves into actual curls. I about fell over after I crunched with a t-shirt and looked in the mirror. Serious curls! My gel actually loosened what CK gave me. My hair scrunched out soft and not product-y looking. I cannot recommend this enough! Wavies-take a chance on CK love. I am SUPER glad that I did!
I have been using this product with recoil for one week. I have tried different combinations of these products with no luck. Each time my hair turns out dry, dull, crunchy, and lifeless. I would not recommend this product.
This is one of my favorite products! It really defines my curls and is not heavy and I don't feel guilty using additional product for more hold because it goes on so clean. Highly recommend!
I love this stuff! I wish the ingredients were a bit more nourishing, but it does cut down on frizz and softens up a harder hold gel.
Maybe one of the best products I've ever tried. That's saying a lot - like many other cg's, I've TRIED a lot. Keeps my 3a curls contained and sleek without weighing them down. Frizz diminished considerably. I might just have to buy the litre bottle...(the problem is I used to use it under a non silicone-free mousse, so I need to find something else to help pump up my curl...I may try AG re:coil). Either way, on its own, it's FAB! The closest I've EVER come to 2nd day hair is with this stuff.
I only use this product after cleansing my hair and if I use to much on my hair gets a bit hard looking. After playing around with it I have found the right solution to my problem and I love what this product does for my hair.
This is the best leave-in product I have ever tried. Lighter than a gel, it leaves my curls looking natural and completely eliminates frizz. I am hooked and use it every day now!
I think I'm in love...I've been battling with my hair to get it to curl up right, have volume, and no frizz in my new curly bob cut. I've tried a number of products and strategies. I finally tried out my free sample of Curl Keeper, and it gave me the most amazing, touchable, frizz-free curls! I have volume, great curl formation and separation, and no crunch. I used it over LI conditioner.
Still undecided on this one. I've been having some great hair days wtih this product. Practically zero frizz. However, it is strangely watery and my curls are very loose. They are naturally tight without any product at all, but I ended up trading frizz for dull hair. I'd give this a 5 if it tightened my curls.
The curl keeper helped a little didnt get as much frizz as i normally do, i guess its not the type of product for my 3c/4a hair, this product came with the Try Me Kit that my mom order for me, the products smell good, and the leave in condish doesnt work for my hair either, i guess, i was hoping this was the products i could be using for a long time, but i guess not. Hopefully it works for other people out there!
This is a must have in your arsenal! I put this on soaking wet hair, by raking through then scrunching a little by hand and then with a microfiber towel. Then I scrunch in a little AG re-coil and I have great Botticelli-esque 3A curls...to my surprise - I always thought I just had waves! YAY!
This is a wonderful product! It’s very watery so it doesn’t make my hair feel sticky or hard. The more I put on, the shinier and the less frizzy my hair gets. I also use the Skip & twirl technique and I like the way it makes my hair look!
A must have! this product truly does eliminate frizz! I have super frizzy almost damage looking hair towards the back around the ponytail area and I can apply a lot of this stuff without weighing down my hair and all the frizz is gone. I use it as a base under AG recoil curl activator and they are a great team. It is water based so you don't have to worry about any crunch or heavy feeling hair.
I love it! I have really, really picky hair that ONLY likes Curl Keeper. It doesn't like anything else that I have tried, for whatever reason; everything else leaves my hair hard, limp, greasy, stringy, or causes build-up. And I have tried a lot of gels/creams/mousses, etc. I wish I could try other things and have them actually work, but as long as I have Curl Keeper, I am happy! I have 2a/b hair and this has a light hold when I use a small amount (which is all I need), and it reduces frizz SO well! No stiffness/ crunch whatsoever, and my hair is always super shiny after I use it, I love it, and can't wait to try all the other products from CHS.
I've been using CK now for the past several months and have to say I love it on my 3C curls!! I dont' like it by itself but I do love it over AG:Recoil or KCCC. It does a great job keeping my curls defined with barely any frizz. The smell isn't great but using it over top of my other products gives me great results, so great I just bought the 1 litre!!
ok so this is my first time reviewing anything -- this stuff is amazing. I guess I have been using it for 4 months and have also been experimenting with other, more expensive products but none work as well as this! I use it with AG:Recoil or sometimes alone and I get awesome looking curls and I get tons of compliments. Ive also tried Kinky-curly knot today and that did basically nothing for my hair - just left it frizzy with not much curl. I also broke bank over trying curl junkie products -- which are nice, but not near as good as this stuff. I'm actually fixing to buy some more of this stuff!
I am giving this 2 curls for the simple fact that it did give my 3a-3b curls some definition. Other than that, I'm not a fan. It left my hair dry and crunchy, and generally unpleasant to touch.
Loove it!!! It actually keeps the curls without frizziness and enhances their shape!! If you find it leaves hair crunchy or a little dry (not a real problem with me) the trick is to put some leave in condish or oil before applying it! Great product, especially for CG!
This is the first product that actually made my hair curly instead of frizzy. If I hadn't discovered this (or something like it), I definitely wouldn't be starting to grow my hair out again.
I'm a new CG and am still trying out products.Have had trouble with being either too greasy or too drying. Tried this today and LOVE it! First product that gave me total frizz control on a 90 degree midwestern summer day with soft touchable curls. I have 3a curls front and top and 2b sides and back. I did use it with a gel. Co-washed, combed CK through wet hair, dried with a microfiber towel and then applied Angel gel. Diffused just enough to get excess water out and then air-dried. Today this product gave great frizz control without being heavy on my fine curls. Gave it 4 curls only because this was my first time. If I get results like I did today I would revise to 5 curls.
4a - Tried this product alone and over and under numerous other products and I'm not quite sold on it. It tends to leave my hair looking stringy and crispy. Did not see any moisturizing benefit. It does leave my hair shiny, however, by late afternoon, I noticed a white haze.. Will not be purchasing this product again.
I'm not really a fan. This product felt really product-y, and it doesn't fit well into my style regimen. The instructions say to apply and let it sit, but I usually apply all of my products and then style. While it did take out some frizz before I started moving my hair around, afterwards, it was a frizzy mess.
It took me a while to warm up to this stuff, but I kept trying because it has such a great reputation. It used to make my hair stringy and stretch out my curls too much, but I think my hair was just not healthy enough to benefit from the light (very light) hold, moisture-locking, and smoothing of CK. Now I layer it under everything.
CHS Curl Keeper is amazing! It works so well with my hair type , I just received my 1L bottle of the curl keeeper in the mail and I've never been happier! well worth the money
This product is my HG! Everything other combination gives me stringy curls. This clumps my hair. I add AG recoil for hold. Best curls I ever had on my 4A hair.
I LOVE this stuff! It works wonders. Gave me soft bouncy curls with no frizz! The only thing is the smell. It smells like bubbles. Very happy that it goes away when dry. I do put a few drops of chamomile oil to give it a better smell. This is a staple for me.
I have tried alot, ALOT of curly hair products and am sadly disappointed each time. So I was skeptical before buying this one, i bought the small 4 oz bottle just in case it didnt work. It does take care of frizz, i have none, but it didnt get 5 stars becase a curl booster should be used. Smells good too.
I used this with the free sample of Curly Hair Solutions gel. It did give me curl formation and keep frizz away. Liked that it didn't feel producty on my hair once it dried. No scrunch, just nice curls.
I've looked all my life for a product like this (sadly I'm now 38) & it's a shame I haven't found it sooner. I have 2B hair that curls lovely when it's healthy but just won't curl when it's damaged (lots of foil highlights & permanent hair coloring). Instead it just frizzes a whole lot & kinks up a bit when I try to scrunch a curl into it with hair gel or any other curl-enhancing product. Enter Curl Keeper (finally!)... I've NEVER had an easier time getting waves & curl back into my hair... without a lot of work... just apply to wet hair (nickel-size amount for my chin-length bob), arrange with fingers, scrunch it up a little, let it air dry (doesn't take forever). Then scrunch a bit of fullness into it after hair is dry & frizz NEVER COMES BACK. I love this. I wake up in the morning & my hair looks virtually untouched. No crunchiness, no stiffness, no dullness, no stickyness. It's amazing. Again, I'm just sad I didn't find this sooner. But I'm 100% thrilled to have it now (especially in the heat of humid NYC summer!). What a godsend. I bought the 8oz bottle for $15.50 which will last me a long time but next time I'll get the huge 33oz bottle. This stuff (to me) is liquid gold.
Wow,oh wow. shiney holding for days 3b-c curls.CK with the CHS gel+satin pillowcase gave me georgous for days!
Used it for the first time this morning. I have to say...it's AMAZING! Wonderful product! Gave me bouncy, shiny, defined, frizz-free wurlies that STAYED all of the above after my hair had finished drying. This last effect is an unusual (albeit pleasant) one for me, since, as my hair air-dries, it usually develops a halo of frizzies (at which point, I would lightly apply more product). Needless to say, this product was different; it needed no reapplication or touching up. It also worked all by itself, without the help of any other styling products. It's noon in my timezone, and I've already gotten two compliments. I will be reordering if every day is like this one. HG? I'll have to wait and see, but things are looking up.
I love this product. I am 41 and have been trying pretty much anything for my curls as alot of woman have. My hair is 3A. It's frizzy, uncontrollable, and very dry. I use ONLY this product on my hair after conditioning and it leaves my curls looking controlled. It will frizz a little bit on the crown later on in the day but all i do is add a little bit of water to re-activate, and voila. I truly recommend this product. It's a little pricey but worth it. The only downfall is it cant be purchased from a store; can only get online.
This product fights the frizz pretty well, and I have very frizzy hair. It does not add much curl though. You definitely still need to use a mouse or a curl booster in addition to this one. Also, it does leave hair feeling crunchy/hard. I do like the smell alot, and I like that it does not make my hair feel oily/greasy. Overall, good frizz fighter, but not a great curl definer/booster.
I've finally figured out how to get the best results using CK!! And its true what everyone has been saying, you need to use ALOT of this product to get it to perform optimally. Basically, you keep applying it to your hair until you think you've put too much, and then you add one more palm-full haha. And I apply it to dripping wet hair right after my leave in. Once I've put in CK, I use AG:Recoil and use about a dime size of it. After that, I make sure not to touch my hair or do anything to it for at least 10 minutes. Its really important that the CK sets. After that, I diffuse and get some wonderful curls. This is def my HG product =)
I like this product. It's really lightweight and used with AG Re:Coil, it defines my curls okay. I'm looking for something to replace my KCCC which gives EXCELLENT curl definition but takes FOREVER to dry. I'll use the Curl Keeper and AG until their gone but I'm not sure that I'll buy them again. I'm still looking for my "WOW!" product.
This serum went really well in my hair while it was wet. I could tell it was smoothing it out already. I didn't need a lot either! It works well with the AG curl activator
This serum went really well in my hair while it was wet. I could tell it was smoothing it out already. I didn't need a lot either! It works well with the AG curl activator
I always use this product over a leave-in moisturizer and it works great to define my curls.It's just not aazing. I love the watery texture and how it easely spreads. But I didn't like that it doesn't offer any hold.
I was so excited to try this, so I'm sad that I don't like it. I tried it by itself and under a gel, and both times I got deformed-looking, gimpy, weak curls, and it also turned some of my curls into waves (but not all of them, so I ended up looking like I didn't finish styling my hair). I give it 2 curls instead of just 1 because I still got compliments from two strangers... so *someone* liked the way my hair looked! ;b
This did not work for my hair. It left my curls limp and gave no body. I also had some frizz and lots of flyaways. After it dried I tried to scrunch my curls and things just got worse from there.
This product COULD have been a good one for my very frizz-prone, fine, 3b curly hair in a dry, desert climate. But, as so many manufacturers do, they added a perfume that is way too strong for me. I tried this stuff 3 times as I really wanted to like it but each time the overpowering scent got stronger and more intense as my hair dried later in the day (not blown dry). I couldn't stand it. On the third day, the side of my face broke out where my hair was touching. If you have allergies or sensitivities, pass on this one. If scent doesn't bother you, then by all means give it a try but be sure to use a leave-in conditioner underneath it.
I had to use about 2 ounces of this product to get completely frizz free. However this product left my hair feeling producty (felt like plastic was in it). I ended up with zero volume and couldn't gently run my fingers through it once it was dry. The sent left me with a migraine so bad I had to wash my hair and clarify the next day. This product would be great if it was sent free.
I've been using this product for about a month now and I simply couldn't be more in love! Since I started using this product in combination with AG's re:coil I've noticed a significant improvement in how healthy my hair both looks and feels. I have super-fine hair, so it doesn't take much at all for a product to be too heavy for my hair, but CK is just right. On both the up and down-side this product is water based, meaning I feel completely guiltless when I put it in second-day hair but also have had a bit of trouble controlling how much comes out of the bottle and keeping it firmly in my hand while trying to apply it. Being almost comically clumsy could also be a contributing factor to the later. Bottom line? I love this product. I see that not everyone has had my experience with it, but I love it and my hair look great. I'm hooked.
I use CK with AG Recoil and I love it. I rake the CK through my hair first and then AG Recoil. I do it when my hair is still soaking wet. I put my hair in a microfibre towel for about ten minutes and then I let my hair air dry. When my hair is mostly dry, I use a blow dryer with a diffuser to get some volume. I get great curls with no frizz.
One of the few products that lives up to its description. If you have dry to very dry hair, you will need a moisturizing leave-in first.
I like the smell, I like the frizz protection. This is a must have in my hair daily to tame my jungle hair.
I'm learning that my hair doesn't respond well to glycerin at all. This product did not work for me. My hair was greasy and frizzy. The smell is horrible. If your hair likes glycerin and gets weighed down easily, then perhaps this is the product for you. For me, I moved on.
Terrible product for my 4a hair. It gave absolutely no curl definition - it was a terrible frizzy mess. I gave it multiple tries as well but practice did not help matters. On my son's 3a hair it did define his curl, but did not impart moisture.
Love it! I use it under Re:coil. Controls frizz very well without greasiness. Another bonus is that it is CG and doesn't contain silicones. Makes my curls soft and bouncy. If you have trouble with frizz,here is your solution!
I love this stuff on my 3B/A curls. When I first used it, I didn't like it at all, but after tweeking with my routine and trying the skip curl styling method, I LOVE the beautiful, soft, shiny, bouncy curls I get, and receive tons of compliments. Definitely one of my HG products
After hearing so much about this, I decided to try it. This product is really terrible. It made my hair very stringy and frizzy. It also smells terrible and feels really oily, I would have it rubbing off onto my face all day, yuck.
I must be in the minority on this one but i thought this stuff was awful. It smells like play-doh and didn't do a thing for my hair
I love this product for my 3b hair BUT I have to use it with a leave in conditioner to get the results otherwise it doesn't work as well. If I didn't have to use a leave in conditioner with it, I would have given it a 5 curl rating. Also, I can't just scrunch and go, I have to skip curl my hair like he shows you in his video or else it still frizzes up. I use Goldwell Kerasilk conditioner as a leave in.
I would usually only flat iron my hair because it was too hard and annoying to do my hair curly. I would also spend a lot of money going to salons for wash and styles. Curl Keeper is great. I only need to do my hair twice a week because it reactivates with water.
Great for my 3B hair!!! I tried this product expecting it not to work.. but it was amazing!! You have to use a lot and comb thru when wet and let air dry without touching.. a little touch of some hair spray. Never until i tried this product can i have soft curls (always had crunchy ones to keep in curls all day). I just bought the liter amount today because I know i will be using this forever!!!
Love the soft, shiny, non-frizzy botticelli ringlets I get from this product. I top it with a gel, air dry then SOTC. I don't care for the weird smell but it does not linger. This is a summer staple for me!
I love this product and have been using it on myself for over 5 years. I recommend it to every client and would never be without it! A must for second day hair!
I do like this product. I have tons (about 6) curl cremes in my bathroom, and most just dont do well without added gel, mouse etc. I like my curls defined, soft, bouncy with some volume as my hair is fine, but have medium amount of hair..when I paired this with Aveda's Curl Creme...EXCEPTIONAL! If I used with CHS gel, STICKY, CRUNCHY...that 80's wet sticky curl look...YUK! Even using store bought curl creme..i.e. Garneir Fructise curl creme, did pretty well too. I found that when I applied product(s) my hair was pretty saturated then I would bend over and take a towel and squeeze excess while scrunching. Then I could gently place my curls how I wanted and let dry!! Excellent this way!
This worked great on my 3c/4a hair! I agree with other reviews that CK is used best when mixed with a gel. I was able to get 4 day hair and my curls still pop when I run wet fingers through the hair and add a little CK to revive flat or frizzy sections. The only downside is that it is easy to really go through a lot of CK to get the best results but if used with a gel you won't need to use as much CK.
I have super short 4B hair and this product did nothing!! There WAS frizz, my hair is crunchy and so so dry by the end of the day. And I really tried with it...I looked at all the tips on the main website and emailed back and forth with the consultant. I will say that they did have good customer service and the product does make your hair shine. Returning or swapping remaining and not buying ever again
Yes this stuff is great mixed with the gel. However, it does flake like a s.o.b. I just add water when it does that. It is the closest thing I have come to an HG. Still looking for that HG product.
Great stuff. Nicely accentuates my 3a/3b curls and provides incredible hold without stickiness or crunch. One of the few products that allows me to have "2nd day hair." The only caveat: I go through this product very quickly, so now I only use it when I really need to have a great hair day.
I love this product. I bought this last year, and got horrible results. However, I read reviews of many others that liked this in combo with Jessicurl CCSS and Batia & Aleeza Gel, so I decided to try it again. I have very thick 3b/3c hair that likes to spiral, so the first thing I did was break my hair into 4 sections. Then I went through and with my fingers raked in the CHS Silk Leave-In, followed by the CK, CCSS, and BA gel. I had already detangled with my shower comb while my hair was full of conditioner, so I opted not to comb the CK in, since I wanted to encourage ringlet groupings. My hair had body, movement, curl definition, no frizz, and my ringlets clumped together beautifully. CK definitely did its job in locking out the frizz! Now that I know how to apply the product correctly, I'm loving the results. Day 2 looked great as well. I want to thank the other ladies on NC, particularly the other 3cs that wrote product reviews. I learned the importance of layering the CK with other products since my hair is so thick and curly. The sectioning and rake technique worked beautifully with this product mix.
This is the best product for frizzy unmanageable curls! I love it. I used it on soaking wet hair comed it through then added some gel and leave in conditioner. After scrunching I air dried for as long as I could but because I have limited time in the morning I finished with a diffuser and blow drier. I have the softest, non-frizzy curls ever! This product does what is claims to do. I've already ordered a liter. This is my HG!!
I have thick crazy waist length hair and have constantly been in search of something that would control the frizzzzz. This did it. I wish I would have had it years ago. Buying bulk as I use 2oz. each time. A little leave-in conditioner under it. Thanks so much!
This product has turned me into a curly girl. I have 3a curls and for the first time in my life I have chunky, pretty, evenly defined curls. My hair is no longer a frizzy tangly mess. And the amazing thing is, my hair feels completely soft and clean. I just bought a liter of the stuff. Very Happy.
OMG!!!! This works... I don't have the words to describe it! I've got frizzy, very thin hair. A lot of products make my hair mor heavy, so the volume is gone. But this, in combination with the Curl Junkie Intense Protection Leave-In Conditioner... I've never seen my curls like this! I still have volume and defined curls, it's a miracle!!!
This did nothing but make my hair crunchy. And the smell was weird. I will not use this again.
Hate, Hate, Hate this product! I have 3b curls that tend to form by themselves. When I use this I have to spend too much time finger curling my hair. It drained my natural shine and highlights so my hair looked dull and dead, and it sucked all of the moisture out. I mixed it with a leave-in and it seemed to prevent the leave-in from absorbing into my hair folicles. I am happy that it works for some, but don't expect a miracle for everone! If you want to spend 30 minutes finger curling it does hold the shape nicely, but I would only try if your hair is alreay half dead, not if it's healthy.
Great product! I don't have to worry about frizz anymore. Just make sure that your hair is wet when you use it - damp hair just doesn't work as well.
I really liked this product. The only downside to it is that I need a lot of the product because my hair is so dry. So, the price becomes a little high for me. Other than that I liked it. I'd go 3 1/2 curls if I could.
Interestingly, using CK alone doesn't do much fo rmy hair, but using it in combination with certain texturizers yeields wonderific results. I have used this product in conjunction with my Momo serum, which yeilded horrible, stringy, chaotic curls that didn't hold a shape. On the hand, I use this product with Re:Coil for the best head of curls I have ever stepped out of the house with. This product amuses me, too, because it smells exactly, EXACTLY like old lipstick.
As the title says this is my "holy grail" of hair products. I has never, ever let me down. I have very thick, coarse, what I thought was 3b, now know 3c hair.....it is my product which I would never be without. I sometimes see ladies with frizz and wish that I could introduct them to CK! signed NOTTY....who does not work for the company;but wishes she did!!!
Great product! However I still have to use a gel with it. I use the Aussie Tiz no Frizz gel. First I use a little curl keeper. Then, I put some gel in my hair. Both don't contain silicones, but I just wish there was one product I could use instead of two or three.
I am one of the few who just doesn't 'get' this product. It does absolutely nothing for me. I can't figure out how to get it to do all the great things the other reviewers says it does. Very disappointing. :-(
What can I add that hasn't been said? This is a godsend for taming frizz and promoting curl formation. I use it everyday. Wouldn't be without it.
LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT! Absolutely the best stuff ever created to enhance curls/waves and de-frizz. I've never tried anything like it, my hair has never looked better! It does need a gel on top of it though for long term hold. I'm so glad I bought the Liter!
If CHS EVER stops making this product I will be forced to hire a chemist and reproduce it myself! Where has CK been all my life?? Honestly, I would have been soooo much happier with my hair if they had had this when I was growing up. It blows my mind to think of all the curlies that pile on the silicone serums to try to achieve what this product does! BRAVO:)
Today I used curl keeper for the first time. It totally eliminated my hair frizz. I am extremely happy with the result. I first applied a leave-in conditioner to my wet hair, a hard curl gel, then the curl keeper. My type 3b hair looked shiny with defined curls. My hair stayed frizz free all day! I love it!!
I'm still working with this product because it does control the frizz so well -- but at the expense of dry feeling, stringy hair. I haven't found a product combo that improves this effect. If I do, I'll come back and edit my review.
Curl Keeper makes everything work great! I tried doing without it, thinking it wasn't working at all and my hair was a mess..that's when I really realized what a great product this is. You can't go wrong with it...not mixed with anything!
I love this product! I put off using it because I thought it weigh down my hair or make it greasy, but it didn't. It smoothed out the frizz. That's all! I have to use a gel over it because it doesn't have any hold for me, but the frizz control is fabulous. Highly recommend this if you get frizzy hair.
This is one of my staples! My best hair days are always because of Curl Keeper. Not only does it keep my curls frizz-free in the dry climate where I live, but it holds well in humidity! I don't know what I would do without it!
I've had a couple of good hair days with this under a good hold gel, but 9 times out of 10, this just doens't work for me. I was really hoping this would be my HG, but I guess I'll have to keep looking.
it was ok - I'm thinking I needed to combine it with another product or something, but I didn't get the same results as others... I tried it on alone and with some curly pudding - it may need some more experimenting, but I wasn't very happy with the outcome.....
This product did define my curls and they looked fine for a month. But it is extremely drying! The second ingredient is PVP/VA colpolymer, a plastic. I had to wash frequently with the strong shampoo (from the same line) to remove the build-up and my hair ended up like straw. If you use Curl Keeper, alternate it with another product. Better yet, avoid it.
After much experimentation I finally figured out how to use this product. I start by adding CK right out of the shower on soaking wet hair (I use about a quarter sized puddle). Then I add Re:Coil (or Rockin Ringlets) and rake it through my hair and scrunch the excess water out. Finally I add about a half dollar sized puddle of gel and scrunch it in my hair for extra hold. I plop for 15min then diffuse with my hair hanging over my head. I get great curl formation and they even start from my roots using this system. I take away CK and I don't get as much height from the roots or great clumping.
I was soooo disappointed when this didn't work for me :-(. I have 3b/3c hair and I tried several different combinations with this product before finally giving up. It did absolutely nothing for my frizz...in fact I think my hair was more frizzy after using this product. It was impossible to clump my hair with this stuff in it...it gave me stringy, puffy, and frizzy hair...alas, I will continue my search for the perfect defrizzer.
I did have high hopes for this product, but it just didn't work for my lifestyle. I have tried it for a solid 3 weeks using it in many different ways and all were unsuccessful. In general my hair felt dry, coarse, and even sticky when using the recommended amount of product. Also, my healthy 3a/3b curls would fall to a wave after a few hours regardless of how much product I was using. The one thing that did work was that my curls were frizz free. I immediately went back to my old techniques that leave my hair bouncy, shiny, and very soft. Condition, leaving a little in when rinsing, gel, and finally lifting the crown with clips to get more height whether air drying to diffusing.
This product didn't work for me at first. There's a certain technique...you have to apply to DRIPPING wet hair and rake through hair. Then rub some more between your palms and scrunch into your hair- you should hear a squishy noise if your hair is wet enough. Then I scrunch some gel in and use a microfiber towel to scrunch some of the water out and define curls. That's what works for me! I get shiny bouncy well-defined curls after scrunching again when it's dry. I've only been using it about a week, so I hope it keeps working so well. Then I'll have my HG!!
I really wanted to like this based on all the great reviews posted here. I tried this 6 ways to Sunday (alone, with gel, with mousse, with leave-in conditioner and gel, etc...), but I'm just not feelin' the love. It did nothing for curl formation, or for friz and it's holding power was next to nil.
This is an amazing product. I love this whole line. It is one of those products that I will never be without. I always use it after a leave-in and before a gel .... There is nothing like it:)
I adore this stuff. I got the 4 oz. bottle to try, and after a week or so, I'm getting that liter size! I have tried some really great stuff, but my hair has never looked better than with this. EVER! I use it on dripping wet hair, put a little gel over it and plop... and it's amazing! I've also discovered that I can use a cheap conditioner and gel with this, and I think that's pretty cost effective. Give it a try!
OMG! I just used this product today and it is awesome! I used my regular leave in conditioner and gel beneath the curl keeper and let it air dry, as I took a nap. When I woke up I had the most beautiful silky, elongated ringlets that I have ever had. It was a tad crunchy at first, but as I played with and finger styled it, the crunch went away. I had no frizz and no pouf. This is definetley in the holy grail category for me!
The curl formation that I receive from this product is outstanding! Zero frizz...minimal crunch that is easly scrunched out. I ordered the trial size of this and am kicking myself now! Should have ordered a gallon!
This did not have enough hold for my hair. I have tried several of my favourite hard hold gels, but none have worked well with this product.
Great stuff!! This and the Batia and Aleeza gel are the only styling products I've tried that actually work for me without making my hair feel crunchy or stiff. It's liquidy so very easy to work through my hair. When it dries there's a slight crunch, but I can quickly scrunch it out and then my hair is non-frizzy, defined, SOFT, and SHINY all day! The hold doesn't disappear by the end of the day or when my hair is touched or aggravated (like trying on clothes at the mall lol). It's the solution to my lifelong battle with my hair! Now I get so many compliments, and I can actually look in the mirror--or even PLAY with my hair, which I could never do before--and be happy with my hair.
I absolutely love this product! It gives definition and helps tame frizz. I live in Southern PA and work in MD, we get serious humidity in the summer. I combine this with the curl keeper gel and Blended Beauty's Kick for Curls. It works great in the humidity, even held up during my 2 week vacation to Jamaica. In the winter I only use the Curl Keeper and Batia & Aleeza's Gel.
Can't say enough good things about this product. I have used so many serums and potions over the years and this is the best. It looks like water but has a thicker consistency. If you run this through soaking wet hair then put on a little AG ReCoil through your tresses, you will get perfectly frizz free hair that will blow you away. This is the best one to set the tone for your finishing product then any other on the market. I call it the perfect distributor because it sets the tone for a really great hair day. It's almost enough but not quite so I distribute a little AG ReCoil through it afterwards and thats all I need to do. If I do not touch my hair and simply let it dry naturally, in a few hours my hair is gorgeous with this stuff. It will look crinkly and wet while its drying but if you gently rub your tresses by pulling on the locks a little and shaking it out, it cracks and you get soft loose curls underneath the crunch.
ok, i had to give this product another try. my hair is a lot longer now and i found a better leave-in conditioner. Great curl definer and frizz reducer! My hair held up all day, no problems. No flaking and just a little crunchiness which I really only get if i don't use a leave-in. had great definition even in my tiny, corkscrew 4a sections. definitely a keeper!
I'm torn about this product. Smells great, and really feels like water in your hand. It didn't leave build-up, but it really did nothing for my 4a/3c curls. Oddly, my hair felt stiff and drier once I applied it. I am going to give the stuff another try, since I went to the official website and pulled some useful tips.
I so wanted this product to work for me when I have troubles fighting frizz. It never did help much with frizz though. It did make my hair feel soft and I seemed to get better 2nd day hair, but not much. Made my hair straighter. Smells weird but good.
I hate to go against the weight of popular opinion on this one, but it's just a liquid gel. If you don't get on with gels, don't bother. I get better clumping and definition with a dab of Clynol ID conditioner under a small amount of Sebastian Moulding Mud.
This is the absolute best product for curly hair. If I were stranded on a desert island and could take only one hair product, this would be the one!
Love this stuff for keeping the frizz at bay! It's awesome layered over a leave-in underneath your styler (cream, gel or mousse!). I've never used it just as a styler because it's so expensive. But it's an HG alone for frizz! I have found I don't need it in the winter as my hair tends to become a bit smoother on it's own when it's cool. Has an odd scent that I've come to really like. Feels and looks like a serum almost, but it's totally CG. Definitely worth the money.
I also buy this by the liter. I can't use it alone, but it's a staple that I use every day under other stylers. It helps with clumping and frizz control like nothing else.
I buy this stuff by the liter it's so good! Nice, shiny, bouncy, clumpy curls :) The best thing to ever happen to my hair. EVER.
My HG!! This is my favorite product of any kind for all time - I've kissed my frizzies goodbye!!!
I have 2B/3A hair, & this is my summer HG! There is NOTHING like CK for beating the frizz in the heat & humidity. For me, it is key to comb it through my hair after rinsing out conditioner, then plopping in a t-shirt for a few minutes to let it "do it's thing". I then scrunch in my gel & voila - perfect hair day!
I absolutely love this stuff for making every styler better! It encourages piecey, clumpy curls and decreases frizz.
I can see how this would work for some people, but it didn't do it for me. It made my hair very soft, shiny, and frizz-free, but my curls fell to barely a wave. It almost seemed like it made my hair to smooth and sleek to clump together and form curls. I got smooth, shiny, soft hair in skinny, barely wavy strings. I do like it for when I straighten. I'm sure it would work better for coarser curls that hold their shape on their own.
I wish I would have had the luck that others have had with this product. My curls were the worst they have ever been when I used this. I had frizzy, skinny, flat curls. Not buying this again.
I love this product! I get great curl formation without the product buildup. It was worth every penny. Plus, it works well alone or in combination with any other product I use. Definitely buying again.
This worked wonders for my hair in the summer months when it was humid out; with the drier winter weather it doesn't provide enough hold for me and it seems to weigh my hair down.
I tried this on my fine, wave-a-licious hair and it did zippo. Felt slimy, and went crunchy on me. Yes, I used it with their leave-in which also didn't do anything for me, too lightweight. I suspect this is best used on really thick springy curls, with other products.
I really LOVE this stuff!!! I have 3c hair and it really works wonders for me. My hair looks really defined and bouncy at the same time. It doesn't makes my hair greasy at all!!! I do used it with an leave in conditioner.
I absolutely love this product! It gives me great curl definition for my 3c-4a curls. This is my Holy Grail product. Works best with a good leave in conditioner. I have received many compliments whenever I use this product. Thank you natuallycurly.com for recommending such a great product.
CK is great for curl formation and frizz reduction. I use it alone or with gel. No buildup; slight crunch that easily scrunches out. I've been using it year-round for over a year and love it!
Just purchased the product and used my sister (4a-4b) to experiment with. it definitely defined her tiny curls and waves however dried very crunchy. I gave it 4 because it did not flake and leaves absolutely "NO BUILDUP"! Her curls were light and bouncy. Amazing!!!I was told to use a leave in conditioner with it. I will definitely be using the product once come out of my braids!!!
Unfortunately, Curl Keeper did absolutely nothing for my hair. I tried layering it under a few different gels, and it did not reduce frizz any more than the gel alone. It gave my hair a fake/producty shine that I did not like either. I know lots of people love this product, but it wasn't for me.
This did absolutely nothing for my short, corkscrew curls except flake up once it dried. The only reason I'm giving it a 2 is that it wasn't too drying.
Wonderful product!!my curls love this, and I can finally see what my hair looks like at it's best! shine + no frizz, just perfect. I use it under gel, because it has a light hold.
My FAVORITE product EVER! It defines my curls and controls frizz. What more can you ask for?!
I have tried so many curly hair products...and this is by far the best. Great curl definition and frizz control.
This under most gels seems to be magical...hmmm. How does that work? Who knows, just as long as it keeps working! :)
I dont know what the fuss is about this product. Its expensive, leaves my hair dull, and doesnt do much for my frizz, even when I put a lot on. I definitely wouldnt call this the ultimate solution!
Fantastic defrizzer! It works amazingly well in this crazy humidity! I usually layer it, but alone it gives me wonderfully soft, frizz-free curls. I love it!!!
In terms of 'Holy Grails', this would definitely qualify! I am amazed at the consistant performance of this product. Use it alone, it works well. Pair it with a gel or mousse, it works well. It completely takes the place of a silicone serum (in terms of frizz reduction) and is IMO, the best defrizzer out on the market. I'll continue to purchase this stuff by the gallons!
This is one of those unique products that's different from anything else. It really reduces the frizz without feeling greasy at all. It's great mixed with a gel for good curl formation.
I really like this product. My hair is a very soft curl, so this helped even the curls out and make them stay all day with no frizz. It works best w/the whole line of products though.
I just got my first bottle last week, and have been using it everyday. So far I have to say this stuff is fantastic! I have bouncy soft curls! Now I wish I had gone for the larger size....
Even on its own, this does a great job giving my 3a/3b curls definition without too much crunch. I also love the smell and the light texture.
This works great. I have kinky curly hair, and this makes my curls soft and bouncy. I have gotten many compliments on my hair since I started using it. It makes my hair shinier and more manageable and a lot less frizzy. I hope they never discontinue it.
I cannot live without this product! REALLY, really makes my hair shiny, keeps the frizz away, acts as a light styling gel, yet feels clean and soft and never builds up. I buy it in the 5-gallon bucket. Love it, love it, love it!
I LUV this stuff, it's a true Godsend for curls! Works great by itself with the silk leave-in conditioner.
Love this stuff. I put it on top of all of my leave-in conditioners and curl-enhancing creams, and get great results with everything. Always soft, never crunchy. If you pair this with CHS silk leave-in you get the softest hair imaginable. I've had many compliments on how soft my hair is.
Definitely does the job, once you figure out how to use it. Soft shiny (yes I said shiny) curls with great curl formation. Needs to be paired with the leave-in conditioner.
Ingredient Attributes: moisture, frizz control