Yes, I use it as both a leave-in and curl cream. MD products are very moisturizing so a leave-in with it would be too much, at least for me. My hair loves butters; not so much oils but the CSC seems to work fine for me. I haven't gotten weighed down at all; in fact, I get plenty of volume, and no greasy or oiliness at all. kathymack has lots of MD samples to play with.