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Twisted Sista Curl Activator Crème

3.38 oz. | Styler

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Product Rating: 3.30 Curls (Rated 3/5 based on 44 reviews) Login to add your review

Puts the life back into tired, saggy curls Delivers volume, bounce and curl definition Adds shine and eliminate frizz The perfect soft curl hold without the sticky!
Rating: Product Rating: 4 Curls

I don't believe that this activated my curls, but I did find that it gave me a nice hold during styling. I also found the product to leave my hair moisturized and I didn't find any residue either. The only thing I would change is the packaging and the character on the product so that it can appeal to all sorts of kinks and curls.

Rating: Product Rating: 3 Curls

I agree with the other reviewers in that this product didn't necessarily "activate" my curls, but it did help provide moisture. I have finer strands, so too much product has a tendency to sit on the hair. I recommend going light with usage of the product (you can always build up by adding more) and seeing how your hair responds to it. As a moisturizer for under $5 this is definitely a solid buy. I was actually introduced to the Twisted Sista brand back in 2010 when I first did my big chop and was a HUGE fan of the De-Frizz conditioner. I can't say that this is a "holy grail" product, but not a bad purchase.

Rating: Product Rating: 4 Curls

Love this product for my 4c hair I use it as a moisturizer and a hair spray refresher when my hair is a little dry. A little goes along way with this product. I highly recommend this product to all curl types

Rating: Product Rating: 3 Curls

I'm giving this 3 curls because it didn't seem as I couldn't use enough. One bottle only lasted for one a few hairstyles. Also because I wouldn't say that it "gives life to tired curls" without using it overnight. I used this as a hair "setter"--a twist cream before bed (2-strand twist). When I took it out in the morning it looked great. I could feel the Argan oil was moisturizing without leaving an oily feeling and it gave my hair great shine throughout the day. My twist out lasted 1-2 days which is consistent with my hair (4c) and the climate I live in (high humidity). Good enough for a twist-out cream but nothing else.

Rating: Product Rating: 3 Curls

This product is a good moisturizer however, as a curl activator-- I do not know. I have 4b coily hair and when I applied this, my hair defintely shrunk-- I gues my coils were activated lol. I didn't really know what to expect when the product said "curl activator" since my hair is tightly coiled and therefore was not really disappointed when my hair only shrunk. I used this product in conjunction with the 30 second curl spray. First I would apply the spray all over my head and rub it in. Then, I would apply the curl activator cream evenly all over my head. A little goes a long way with this product. Afterward, I would apply argan oil. Although, I am not impressed with my curl activation and the frizz-fighting of this product, I can say that my hair is very moisturized and I appreciate how well the product does this for me.

Rating: Product Rating: 5 Curls

I absolutely love this product! I got it the day before I left for the beach, but decided to try it while at the beach anyways, we all know what the beach does to our hair, to my surprise my curls didn't get frizzy and the fly aways were minimal. Wondering what this product would be like in my normal environment (Atlanta still hot & humid) I was excited to try it. This product has totally changed the game for me! I mix it with a little coconut oil then diffuse to set my curls spray a little sprunch spray & I am good to go! I now have soft, shiny touchable (but don't touch my curls) curls! I have always had to use tons of super strong hold gel & spray to keep my curls from being frizzy & now they are defined & super shiny. I have eliminated 3 products & 2 steps from my hair routine, it's still not wash & go, but it's closer than I have ever been to such. I was able to find this product at Walgreens and it is very affordable, so I bought them out! Oh yeah, my husband loves the smell, very fruity!

Rating: Product Rating: 3 Curls

This product has a very pleasant fragrance, and I appreciate the thickness for my hair type. I was really hoping that this product could work magic and make my hair produce the beautiful soft, curls that I see on other women, but unfortunately, it fell a little short. After I washed my hair, I used the curl activator. My hair is so very thick, that it seemed to eat this product. It just laid on my hair not being absorbed, but I continued to work it in. It was soft as I let it air dry, but became dry later in the day. I will not count this product out just yet though. I plan to shelve it until the fall/winter then try it again. Who knows, my hair type may change and the season may make a big difference!!!

Rating: Product Rating: 4 Curls

It took a while for my hair to absorb the product, once my hair absorbed the product it definitely enhanced my natural curl pattern.

Rating: Product Rating: 4 Curls

First off, I love the smell! Definitely something that is brighter and very different from other smells. Somewhat fruity, but not overpowering. It's a creamy consistency, but not too heavy. Overall, I've seen a difference in my curls when using this product! My hair is defining its curls a lot better with this product, and I love it! One downfall is that it does make my hair just a little too oily during second day hair, but I'll still use it!

Rating: Product Rating: 4 Curls

This product worked well both on its own and with my daily moisturizer that I use in my hair which is 4A/4B. Not very thick but a somewhat cream consistency that came out white and mixed whit my hair leaving no specs of the product apparent. It has an aroma that I absolutely like its not strong just a nice light smell that didn't clunk my hair up. I used the product on my hair in both the wet and dry stages. Using the product on my hair dry did cause my hair to frizz up which is not the norm for me. The product was light weight and did not weigh my hair down at all, plus added some shine and softness. Will use this product more than likely when I want a bigger/fuller type of hair style.

Rating: Product Rating: 5 Curls

I have 3a/b curly hair. Used this both with my other products after a co-wash and once alone. It worked well both ways, but seemed to do just fine without any other leave-ins underneath for me. It is very thick and moisturizing, which I loved. It did provide my hair with shine and definition, and not too much shrinkage. It can feel a little weighed down, so be cautious when using. I also would not re-add this product on old hair. Overall, I really liked it as it provided the same hold and moisture as a leave-in and a gel.

Rating: Product Rating: 4 Curls

This product is fantastic. I put some on my damp curls and this transformed them into beautiful, bouncy, well defined coils that lasted a full 24 hours. I will buy this product again.

Rating: Product Rating: 4 Curls

My hair loves this curl activator! I used it on dry hair, and it formed my 2a waves into actual curls when I scrunched it in! It remained soft and non-greasy looking with no crunch, which is great for a product on dry hair, and the curls lasted a long time. When they started to droop, I simply added a bit more in later in the day and it sprang right back up. It has a fresh watermelon scent, but does not stay with your hair for long. I could hardly detect the scent once the product was completely dry. I always plan to have this product around for a wave/curl pick-me-up.

Rating: Product Rating: 4 Curls

As stated in another review. I had just gotten my hair braided, so I used this on my 1 year olds hair, as his texture is just like mine. I actually like the heaviness of this product (it isn't that heavy). It seemed to elongate my son's curls instead of causing shrinkage,and it defined the curls as well. Both he and I do well with products with some weight to them. It also hydrated his hair very well. I would definitely buy and use this product.

Rating: Product Rating: 4 Curls

I used after shampoo and reg conditioning on damp hair and then air dry. It left my hair soft and my curls defined. Usually i wake up looking like I had stuck my finger in an outlook but after using it wasnt half as bad.

Rating: Product Rating: 3 Curls

I used this for a wash and go after washing and deep conditioning. I applied the curl activator by itself (no other product was used) and let my hair air dry. Surprisingly, I liked the results. My hair was soft, not stiff or crunchy. I usually use 3 products ( a leave in, a cream/custard, and a gel for hold) to get similar results I got with this product. I only gave it 3 stars because by the 3rd day my hair was feeling a little dried out, even after moisturizing. I would use it again, probably with a leave in conditioner for some extra moisture. It would be a good travel product for me.

Rating: Product Rating: 1 Curls

Sadly, it had a displeasing smell and it didn't do much for my hair. It felt like less was already too much.

Rating: Product Rating: 1 Curls

I did not like this at all. It smelled so bad, that I had to wash my hair hours after using it (tried this on freshly washed hair). I just do not like this line of products.

Rating: Product Rating: 4 Curls

I got the curl activator and the 30 second curl spray to try, I wash and condition my natural 4a/b type hair, and boy what great moisture and curl definition I got. I have used the old style back in the day curl activators, and the glycerin in these products works miracles in curly hair. So by reading the ingredients in twisted sista, I knew this would work for me. Would definitely buy this product for the future.

Rating: Product Rating: 2 Curls

I tried this on my damp 4c hair and it didn't do anything for my hair but made it soft and smell good I wouldn't buy it in store

Rating: Product Rating: 2 Curls

I tried this product a couple different ways....I tried it on damp hair, was not overly Impressed, left it with more frizz than normal. Then tried with wet hair, and had really nice definition but left my hair feeling heavy and producty.

Rating: Product Rating: 3 Curls

This product gave my hair some good body and definition when I diffused it (which isn't something I do on a regular basis). I used it on damp hair, and the cream felt great on my hair, but it did seem a bit frizzier than I'd like it to when it dried.

Rating: Product Rating: 4 Curls

I like the name and thought that would all that I like about this product but I found that It works good. I tried it on dry hair, my hair just seemed frizzy. Then I tried it on damp/wet hair and held my curls great! Not sticky or crunchy!

Rating: Product Rating: 2 Curls

Not overly impressed with this. Attempted to use this as a styler on its own initially. Although I had curl definition my curls where very clunky and artificial looking. There was no soft defined texture to my hair. I will say that this is a good product to use when having a hair crisis however. I have found that used lightly as a curl refresher the day after you have washed you hair it can work well. I just wet my hair refreshing other stylers already in it and sometimes use this as an ends refresher. However this is definitely not my go to product. It just doesnt feel right on my hair.

Rating: Product Rating: 2 Curls

4a / 4b hair. I've been natural for 4+ years. Eh. This product is very heavy, and doesn't give your hair any bounce. I had to use this for awhile because I was out of other products, and I did not enjoy it. At the end of the day, it was still heavy in my hair. It retained the curl shape, but not worth it for me!

Rating: Product Rating: 3 Curls

i like the thickness but does not do much for my hair does reduce frizz

Rating: Product Rating: 2 Curls

Although it stops frizz it's very heavy and doesn't really dry at all. overwhelming smell!

Rating: Product Rating: 2 Curls

I didn't like it. Idk if my hair drank it up or if it evaporated, but I didn't find it thick or lasting at all. I didn't get more than two days out of it

Rating: Product Rating: 4 Curls

nice! i like the fragrance and it left my curls looking and feeling soft and shiny.

Rating: Product Rating: 3 Curls

The stuff really works and doesn't weigh down the hair. BUT.....the fragrance in the product is overwhelming! There are many people who are allergic to scents. For me, while this product gives amazing curl to my 2C wavy hair, the overpowering scent makes my head itch very badly. Why not make an unscented version of this product? I'll bet you'd get a lot of takers!

Rating: Product Rating: 5 Curls

Great product! Great curl definition and softness. I did have to add two squirts of a glosser to my hands and then apply it to my wet hair after I applied Twisted Sista---just to give it a bit more shine. But this is the product that I've been looking for---just could use a little bit more shine on its own. Great job!

Rating: Product Rating: 1 Curls

I recently had the opportunity to try the Twisted Sista line when I won the 29 Days of Celebrity Curls hosted by Natually Curly. After I saw that Curl Activator was a creme my excitement about the product diminished. I did give it a fair chance after reading some positive reviews I thought that maybe I had found a product that could give me the same results a gel but better. This product did nothing for my hair. Personally I could not recommend the product but everybody's hair is different it may work for someone else but for me it is a no go.

Rating: Product Rating: 4 Curls

I really liked this product! I just wish the container was bigger. It smells a bit like watermelon candy and it can be a bit overwhelming to begin with, but it fades over time. I noticed that not only did it minimize frizz, but it seems to me that it actually minimized shrinkage, which is probably my favorite part about it! If you are sensitive to perfumes (as my hubby is), make sure to smell the products in this line first (if you can) or at least use in a well ventilated area. It's not a bad fragrance, just very strong.

Rating: Product Rating: 2 Curls

This product I have to say is not the best.It left my curls very saggy as if I put a lot of product into my hair.As it says on the back for the directions/description it doesn't do what it says.However,the product smells good

Rating: Product Rating: 3 Curls

I tried this along with the leave-in conditioner and it was a bit heavy. Made my hair a little limp, but I was able to fix it with some hairspray 30 second curl revitalizer.

Rating: Product Rating: 5 Curls

I LOVE this product. It did wonders for my hair. It defined my stubborn frizzy sections of my hair and left them soft and smelling great.

Rating: Product Rating: 3 Curls

This stuff did give me great definition and reduce frizz big time. I was very shocked about that. I will probably save it for the summer time because my Shea moisture frizz my hair bad in the summer. Only giving this product three stars because of it's ingredients. Not really a fan of silicones and mineral oil.

Rating: Product Rating: 3 Curls

This product was pretty good. It helped define my curls, and it reduced frizz. The product is very thick and creamy so I didn't need to use too much of it. I didn't like the smell of the product. I think that would be my main issue with it. My hair is 3C/4A... It had a better effect on the looser curls than it did on the kinkier parts of my hair. It was a little greasy so I wou;dn't recommend using it more than 3 or 3 days in a row without washing/co-washing/rinsing your hair as you might end up with build up. Other than that, it gets a thumbs up from me. Check out my video review of the product: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqtCmzF289Y

Rating: Product Rating: 5 Curls

Oh and I forgot to mention there's absolutely NO frizz which makes my morning routine a 2 step process. I would recommend that you at least give it a try to see how it works on your hair.

Rating: Product Rating: 5 Curls

I bought this product sometime last year as i was transitioning but didn't like the results so I shelved it. I rediscovered it yesterday and decided to try it again because this time I was growing out my BC and I was beyond pleasantly surprised. Yes I have to admit this isn't a true CG product but aside from that it gives great results. It gives great curl definition and shine and on top of that my hair is super soft with my curls feeling light to the touch. I love it but the key here for me is to use Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie underneath as a leave. I even got 2nd day hair using this so I would totally recommend it.

Rating: Product Rating: 3 Curls

Product was ok for some decent curls, but again, it is not CG.

Rating: Product Rating: 1 Curls

I don't like it. Maybe it is not good for 4a-4b teeny, weeny afros because it makes mine look frizzy. The price is good though.

Rating: Product Rating: 5 Curls

Love it.

Rating: Product Rating: 4 Curls

This is a great refresher and helps reduce frizz for my second day hair. It's lightweight and not greasy at all. It also smells nice and is a great price!

Aqua (water), armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil, glycerin, caprylic/capric C15-23 Alkane, dimethicone, cetyl alcohol, lanolin, glyceryl stearate, litchi chinensis pericarp (lychee) extract, argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil, camellia acetate, carbomer, xanthan gum, PEG-100 stearate, benzophenone-3, disodium EDTA, parfum (fragrance), BHT, butylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, potassium hydroxide, ethylhexyglycerin, benzyl salicylate, eugenol, hexyl cinnamal, hydroxyisohesyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, limonene.
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