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Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion

Brand: Curl Junkie

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Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion is a leave-in conditioner that you only need to use a small amount of to help smooth out your hair.

4.5 (121 ratings)
CurlMart
Size: 12 oz.

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Description

Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion is a leave-in conditioner that you only need to use a small amount of to help smooth out your hair. It can be used alone or can provide a great base for other styling products. It can also be used as a rinse-out or on dry hair to add moisture when needed or as a styling aid for twists and braids. Enriched with smoothing slippery elm extract and emoillent jojoba, apricot kernal and sunflower seed oils. Light vanilla-cotton candy scent. Great for all hair types, especially dry, thirsty hair.


Ingredients

Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Vegetable Glycerin, Slippery Elm Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Panthenol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance.


Ingredient Attribute: Paraben Free
Protein Free
Silicone Free
Sulfate Free

Styling Tips

  • Apply a small amount of conditioner to damp or dry hair and smooth through hair lengths with fingers or a wide-toothed comb.
  • Follow with any of our stylers if desired.

Customer reviews

  • 5

    Posted by fancyotaku (Type 4a) on 08/12/2014

    My profile says 4a, but I'm actually a low porosity high density coarse 3c. And this stuff is AWESOME!! I couldn't stop touching my hair. It felt like I had a soft fluffy cloud on my head. This is now my staple leave in.

  • 4

    Posted by susonnahg (Type 2b) on 08/07/2014

    This is awesome. Smoothes out flyaways and smells great. And cone free!

  • 5

    Posted by spicyg (Type 4a) on 04/13/2014

    I love this product, good slip! I will definitely re-purchase.

  • 2

    Posted by cece steppe (Type 3c) on 04/05/2014

    I'm on the fence with this product. My hair reacted the same way it did with kckt. I expirenced a lot more frizz and it doesn't seem to moisturize that much. I'm putting this one to the back burner until my hair gets to a longer length or I might just sell it. I hate holding onto products that aren't performing as promised. I just don't know why my hair is so picky when it comes to certain products. My hair loves curl junkie ciab, rehab, beauticurls leave-in as well as curl queen gel.

  • 2

    Posted by cece steppe (Type 3c) on 04/05/2014

    I'm on the fence with this product. My hair reacted the same way it did with kckt. I expirenced a lot more frizz and it doesn't seem to moisturize that much. I'm putting this one to the back burner until my hair gets to a longer length or I might just sell it. I hate holding onto products that aren't performing as promised. I just don't know why my hair is so picky when it comes to certain products. My hair loves curl junkie ciab, rehab, beauticurls leave-in as well as curl queen gel.

  • 5

    Posted by alicedwh65 (Type 3b) on 03/28/2014

    Has amazing slip. My hair is very curly and this product is one of the best detangler I have used. A must have for me.

  • 5

    Posted by SeasideCurls (Type 3b) on 03/27/2014

    By far my favorite leave in.

    Fragrance is pleasant and not over-whelming. Adds moisture without being too greasy. I can put it in my 3B hair without it getting weighed down. A little bit goes a long way, so I don't feel too guilty spending the money on this product. It is a must have for me.

  • 2

    Posted by newly_curly_ (Type 4a) on 03/16/2014

    This stuff left a sudsy feel to my hair. It smelled ok, however I'm not really big on how good or bad a product smells. I care more about if it does what it is supposed to do. In my opinion it was jut "OK". I will keep it and switch up with myKinky Curly Not Today leave in. It's much more moisturizing for my hair. Overall i'd give it 3 stars however the price brings it down to 2. Not a fav!!

  • 4

    Posted by mom2inari (Type 3c) on 02/19/2014

    I use this as a leave-in and detangler on my daughter's 3c hair. I normally wash her hair, deep condition and then use the CJ Smoothing Lotion to braid her hair. This product adds so much moisture! I also use it as touch up product and when I take her braids down, the results are gorgeous!

  • 5

    Posted by myrlewko (Type 2c) on 02/13/2014

    I use for my day 2 or 3(rare). I begin by detangling with a large comb, then I spray water all over my head, I crunch my hair with the microfiber towel and then use this product. It really changed my days 2!! No more bad hair days. Curls are well defined, no frizz, and it smells good.

  • 5

    Posted by cmpowe1226 (Type 3c) on 01/14/2014

    Sorry, from previous post, I used the Elucence conditioner BEFORE I used the CJ Smoothing Lotion.

  • 5

    Posted by cmpowe1226 (Type 3c) on 01/14/2014

    I just left a review. After I posted I remembered that I used Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditoner and sat under the dryer for 20-30 minutes with a plastic cap after I used this. This is a great combination! both are super moisturizers! But I do think that the conditioner added a ton of moisture before adding the leave in. The leave in made it more manageable and had great slip and also added a lot of moisture. BOTH are now staple products.

  • 5

    Posted by cmpowe1226 (Type 3c) on 01/14/2014

    This is now one of my top 3 leave ins. Before I tried this my top 3 were Eden BW, SheaMoisture Leave in, and Loreal EverCurl leave in. This has bumped Loreal and SheaMoisture (yes SheaMoisture has a leave in in select Target stores) and if i had to pack only one in my suitcase, IT WOULD BE THIS!!! Ladies, I had so much moisture with this. And it was strange, for the first time ever i didn't have to rewet my hair to finish my twists. It seemed that my hair was retaining the water that was already there. This is a great detangler and it doesn't have a bad smell. It smells great! This is definitely one of my staple products. AND I AM A TRUE PRODUCT JUNKIE!! I have other leave ins in the back of my closet that i don't like as much as this, and that includes the infamous Knot Today :)

  • 5

    Posted by doucediva (Type 3c) on 01/09/2014

    Absolutely Love!! This has become one of my staple products!

  • 4

    Posted by therealness (Type 4c) on 12/28/2013

    Oh word, y'all like that smell? It smells like someone's grandma. To get a specific, it smells like a grandma who wears a tons of florals but has no flowers. smells like that grandmother's baby powder. I'm not feeling it.

    I don't know why I'm using this product, it feels a lot more like a type 3/high porosity product and I'm type 4/low porosity. So it leaves white residue on my hair. Still, it gets 4 stars, because I'm not mad at this product, and I think it's a good leave-in tbh. I just need to find something more for my hair. Plus it's lasted me forever, so seems to be worth the money. Helps a ton with detangling.

  • 4

    Posted by TinaCat (Type 3c) on 12/26/2013

    Loved the smell, was a little heavy for my hair but I think that is because I am transitioning. Does work well with other products.

  • 5

    Posted by Crystalhandy (Type 4a) on 12/21/2013

    Smells very good. Almost like vanilla cake batter. Works well with my hair. I've been using it for about 6 months now. Love it. It works with any product.

  • 3

    Posted by Allene608 (Type 3b) on 12/06/2013

    Another light product by this company. Doesn't completely get rid of the frizz but it sure smells good. I think I need something stronger.

  • 5

    Posted by aeileen522 (Type 3a) on 11/27/2013

    This is my new favorite leave in! I don't even have to put any other products in after this. It has totally transformed my curls. I have had more compliments on my hair since I started using this than ever before! It defines my curls and leaves them smooth and soft.

  • 5

    Posted by Gemlady521 (Type 3b) on 11/23/2013

    Love this product! Does just what it says, incredibly moisturizing, smoothing and detangling!

  • 5

    Posted by naturaldiva3c4a (Type 3c) on 11/14/2013

    my other HG leave in( KCKT), i use it sparingly in cooler temps.(my hair can be tempermental with glycrein) super moisterizing, amazing slip! always consistent results. love the scent, sweet cotton candy, not too strong and doesnt linger. a little goes a long way. my hair is BSL and use about a nickel size on 4 sections. 1 bottle lasts almost a year.well worth it

  • 5

    Posted by Leenie (Type Unknown) on 10/31/2013

    I love the slip on this product and how easy I was able to style my hair

  • 3

    Posted by sixelamy (Type 2c) on 10/15/2013

    I absolutely HATE this stuff in my wet hair!! I use the super soaker method in my 2c/3a hair, and it just doesn't work - it weighs it down and I get no curl. However, it is absolutely amazing on my dry hair! I don't know why it does this, but it works for me a dry styler. The scent lingers for a while - I'm not a huge fan of powdery scents, but it's not horrible. I plan to use up the bottle as a refresher on 2nd and 3rd day hair, etc. but I will not repurchase.

  • 5

    Posted by ayburkett (Type 4b) on 10/15/2013

    I have 4b/4c hair and this product yielded amazing results for my twists. I used just this product for my two-strand twists and everyone who saw me thought my hair was professionally done. It's a great product; however, I felt like I needed to add an oil to my twists for a shine aid once I had finished my style. So, it did not provide my twists with shine, but the slip and moisture agents are incredible. I will always use this product when putting my growing hair into protective styles.

  • 4

    Posted by cooky_20 (Type 4a) on 10/11/2013

    Love the slip and moisture this product gives. I also use this as a daily leave-in. This is a keeper!

  • 5

    Posted by Tanysiawalters@gmail.com (Type 3c) on 09/27/2013

    I know my name says I'm a 3C but I'm actually a 4b. This product is amazing. The climate I live in is very very dry, so I need A LOT of moisture. This is a great leave in conditioner. The slip is an 8/10, I combine it with a carrier oil combo I make myself. It has a pH of 4.5-5. I normally wet my hair with a spray bottle of water, and apply this once a day or once every 2 days. I literally don't understand how someone with 4b hair would not love this product. For some perspective, my mom and my aunt used this product and were impressed. Whereas they tried the As I Am coconut cowash and Double Butter cream and hated it

  • 5

    Posted by kyralsu (Type Unkown) on 09/20/2013

    I love this stuff!! I am transitioning from relaxed to natural.This is the only product that moisturizes my hair for days. I use the CJ Smoothing Lotion as a leave in and a moisturizer. It is a great detangler, and it defines my curls.

  • 4

    Posted by dhutchins (Type Unkown) on 09/17/2013

    EXCELLENT. That's all I can say. I am a Curl Junkie yes, but I don't like all of their products. I find that they work best when paired with something else from the line. But, this one I have used behind many different products as I am a PJ. But, I keep getting consistent results.

    My kid has type 3 and I am type 4 this is one of the very few products that can be used on both of our hair. Minus one for the price, but I am willing to keep paying it.

  • 5

    Posted by alldaymicg (Type 3c) on 09/09/2013

    Great smell (light vanilla-creamy), great slip, great results! I was a little leery of this bottle because of my experiences with Curl Junkie Daily Fix Cleaning Conditioner (thicker consistency that was hard to get out of the bottle after it was half-empty), but it works fine because this is a thin lotion. It lasts a long time too. I only takes a quarter-sized amount to coat each of my four sections. Will re-buy and recommend.

  • 5

    Posted by Jhakgrl25 (Type 3c) on 09/03/2013

    OMG I love this product! I am sold! I have 3c hair and this makes my curls look amazing everyday. I have been struggling with frizz and this drastically reduces frizz. The first time I used it, it put way to much in. I wear my hair in braid outs most days and I am amazed at how little of this product I need to use for my shoulder length hair. So many other products require so much more product, but this is a perfect balance for me. I will definitely be trying their other products.

  • 3

    Posted by Juanitans (Type 3c) on 08/15/2013

    This conditioner is ok. I don't think I'll purchase again. My hair needs more moisture than this conditioner provides. It has average slip.

  • 5

    Posted by Carine100 (Type 3c) on 08/08/2013

    Amazing moisture for spring and summer it light perfect for summer and smells heavenly, like vanilla and carmel, going to need a 80oz bottle and a perfum of this! Love love it!

  • 5

    Posted by she204 (Type 3b) on 08/06/2013

    This product does wonders for my hair. I've tried many, many leave-ins and this is my favorite one! I have rather thin hair and this product never weighs my hair down and it makes it look full and long (some other products seem to make my hair shrink). I love the scent and how it makes my hair feel. The product never makes my hair feel crunchy. The size is also great - the bottle is pretty large so it lasts a while.

  • 5

    Posted by Jessiebanana (Type 3c) on 08/04/2013

    This has to be the slippiest product I've ever used! Far more than Kinky Curly Knot Today. Slip in my rinse out is important, but I actually think it's more important in my leave in. If I've detangled my hair in the shower, I want it to stay that way to preserve clumping. It keeps my hair moisturized, but it's light enough on the oils not to weigh my fine, low porosity hair down. It has a lotion consistency, as the name implies. I used to use this product alone, but as my hair has gotten longer I've needed a gel over it. It work well under gel, I think in part because of how light it is. I've tried other leave-ins, especially cheaper ones :p, but nothing compares. I've used this product since March 2013.

  • 4

    Posted by Mix (Type Unknown) on 08/04/2013

    Love this leave in conditioner. Leaves me hair soft with lovely waves. It does stretch them out a bit and so not great for the very wavy look.

  • 3

    Posted by sandratroutman (Type 4a) on 07/07/2013

    I wanted to love this product so much since so many other had great results....but I found it 'ok'. I tried it on my hair and my daughters hair (6 yrs). She had better results than I did. I was able to comb through her hair without 'much' issue. With my hair, it really didn't do anything special. I don't think I will buy this product again but I will finish out the two bottles that I purchased on my daughter's hair. I would of liked more slip.

  • 5

    Posted by cleansethebody (Type 3c) on 07/03/2013

    I really love this leave in conditioner. I tried it because I always wanted to try a Curl Junkie product, and after an empty bottle I love it. It is a very light conditioner but I find that I like that. I usually enjoy thick creamy consistencies but this gives me so much moisture. I am starting to like the fact that is light and my curls love it too. I am glad I made the switch.

  • 5

    Posted by gizelle (Type 3c) on 07/03/2013

    My hair is SUPER curly, so much so that its a challenge to tame. These curls are everywhere, all shapes and sizes. This product helps to smooth and clump my curls together for a beautiful style. I must confess that I am a product junkie, so this review was written with much scrutiny. I apply this product to my wet or dry hair. I place a bit of this product in between my thumb and pointer finger. I then smooth out my curls by applying this lotion and then twisting my hair around my finger, the result, bouncy, shiny controlled curls. You can follow up with a styler if you wish for added definition and hold.

  • 4

    Posted by cjmary1and (Type 3b) on 06/19/2013

    I love the smoothing lotion! It makes my hair feel so good and smooth. I usually put it on right after washing or cowashing, then put coconut oil or grapeseed oil on after that. I wish this came in a bigger bottle like the curl rehab or deep fix (also amazing)! Until then, I'll keep this in stock. Love, love, love this smoothing lotion. I only gave it 4 stars because it is a small size and still $20, kind of expensive for me. The larger size would be worth the money because it lasts way longer than the current size.

  • 1

    Posted by HappyJ (Type 4b) on 05/29/2013

    Terrible - Gave me an allergic reaction where I could not breathe in an instant while doing a patch test. I am highly allergic to tree nuts but not to apricots.

  • 5

    Posted by beautistatracia (Type 3c) on 05/22/2013

    I am a 3c/4a and I really like this product. I used a curl defining cream to define and add more moisture. It's a really good base and does a good job making my curls smooth

  • 5

    Posted by PatriciaM523 (Type 3c) on 05/06/2013

    This is the second CJ product I have purchased and I love them both. My hair responds well to this product and I used as a leave in. I was able to detangle easy and it mxed well with my styler of choice. I really liked the results I got, the look and feel of my hair. I really will plan on repurchasing this product!!!!!!!!

  • 2

    Posted by SDCurls (Type Unkown) on 04/26/2013

    It has great slip and really helps to detangle, but thats about it. I find the sweet vanilla scent too much: if I can smell it the next day-or 2 or 3-as well as anytime I use a spritz of water to reshape my 3a/b curls, then I don't like it. If I want sugary sweet vanilla perfume, I'll get some. With this I can't wear any perfume because this sticks with you. I used it without any gels at all, only as a leave in and I got beautiful curls. By the end of a rather humid day (52 Dew Pt) my hair had lots of little frizzy curls. I tried using a little to smooth our the frizz, but it didn't help. Maybe it works better on drier days, which we have a lot of here. I'm going to try it next under a gel and see if it will neutralize the sweet vanilla scent and give frizz control.

  • 4

    Posted by 4B Coily Nasa (Type 4b) on 04/21/2013

    I have been wanting to try this product for a while now. The price is what led me astray! I have never spent $20 for a hair product! Ever! I always felt like people are dumb to spend that kind of money for just one hair product?! But I would say that I have a very curious mind.......so I said it does have very high reviews for 4b hair.....so I decided to order it. Surprisingly it does work really well. It has that slip that KCKT, has but it is far more moisturizing. The minute I put it on, it instantly allows for easy detangling. Anyone that has 4b hair, knows how fustrating it is when your coily hair entangles with other strands, sometimes causing knots. This products helps and I can tell it will last a long time because like other reviewers have mentioned----you don't need alot to do the trick. 4 stars because of the price!

  • 5

    Posted by NaturalBeauty (Type 3c) on 04/12/2013

    Absolutely love it. It keeps my hair so moisturized. I used as a leave in and it works wonderful for detangling as well.

  • 5

    Posted by maryameliabeyer (Type Unkown) on 04/07/2013

    It's just a good, moisturizing leave-in, with good ingredients, and consistent results. I keep a 2-oz bottle in my purse to snag frizz from humidity attacks or smooth and seal if I want to take my hair down unexpectedly, and I keep the big bottle in my shower and apply just after I turn off the water. The results are smooth, soft, and shiny--but I do need a little bit of a "boost" product over top if I want optimal curl formation. Not sure if I'll rebuy, or experiment to find similar results at a more palatable price point. Worth mentioning, however this sits with you, that the cotton candy smell is . . . noticeable. Not to my taste at all, but others have complimented the smell, so it's really just a heads up for those of you with similar fragrance feelings!

  • 4

    Posted by MIZZTEACHER1 (Type 3c) on 04/05/2013

    This would have been a 5 star rating if it wasn't for the glycerin! I love the way this product works as a leave-in. It instantly softens the hair and it provides lots of slip to add in detangling. I tried it as a moisturizer and I didn't enjoy it as much. Maybe because I used too much product, it left my hair crunchy. As for the glycerin, because the glycerin content is so high in this product, it will dry your hair out in low dew points. You can't use this product all year round :(. Now I have to find a non-glycerin leave in that provides the same slip or softness.

  • 5

    Posted by shew (Type 2c) on 03/25/2013

    I absolutely LOVE this product! My 2b/2c hair is thin and dry and this product definitely gives it strength and shine. I use it as a leave-in conditioner underneath the coffee coco light cream and I have great results, my hair has never been healthier before and gets a lot of compliment. As mentions in other reviews, even if it is a bit on the pricier side, it goes a long way. My hair gets pretty much to my shoulder, I have had this bottle since last May and I'm not done yet! Will definitely buy it again! Plus I really love the smell.

  • 5

    Posted by cfregis (Type Unkown) on 02/27/2013

    I LOVE IT!!!. The slip is amazing and t is very moisturizing. A little bit goes a very long way so one bottle can really last.

  • 4

    Posted by Nicky4 (Type Unkown) on 02/25/2013

    I have to say that I really like this product so far. I have been using it for almost a week now and it is very very moisturizing. I've been using it with KCCC. I will not give it 5 stars because It would have to be super amazing and not much works for me after a long period of time. I would recommend this product.

  • 4

    Posted by doucediva (Type 3c) on 02/25/2013

    Nice leave in. Great slip!! It's light weight and non greasy. Exactly what I need
    For my fine hair. I just wish it smelled better....

  • 4

    Posted by luxhippie (Type 4a) on 02/11/2013

    This is a lovely leave-in conditioner. It definitely lives up to its rating and description. The smell is mild candy-like or a baked good, sweet. The ingredients are good, too. My oh my, CJ products are expensive, but I can deal with that as long as their quality and performance stays super-high, Happy Hair!

    P.S. I use lots of different leave-in conditioners, I switch leave-ins every time I wash because they reduce tangling and perform optimally that way for me. I rotate this CJ smoothing lotion religiously with Paul Mitchell the conditioner (available on ground), and KCKT.

  • 5

    Posted by KMATHIS (Type 3b) on 02/09/2013

    This has officially been added to my HG list. I am mad I didn't use CJ products before now. I have really soft curls and they tend to get thirsty and dry. I use this after I apply the CJ Argan & Oil Conditioner and its a match made in heaven. My hair is moisturized, my curls are elongated and silky with no frizz. This also plays well with other products and I top it off with Darcy's Botanicals Cocoa Bean Smoothing Cream and I have no residue, flaking or stickiness. I am able to have frizz free curls for 3-5 days & I use it to also refresh my hair. The smell to me is fine. It's not very strong. I have a sensitive sniffer and have been known to not even consider a product due to the smell. I just wish this came in a bigger size!!

  • 2

    Posted by TartNTangy (Type 2b) on 02/08/2013

    While this was easy to distribute and it softened my hair, the frizzies still came back by evening. It wasn't too heavy nor too light, which I liked. I would have given this 3 curls if it weren't for the scent. It was unpleasant and so strong that even my boyfriend commented on how "weird" my hair smelled. I nearly got a migraine at the end of the day! ):

  • 5

    Posted by CristinaC (Type 2c) on 02/01/2013

    The first time I used this I used too much product and wasn't happy with the results. I personally use liquid leave-ins usually so it took me a few attempts but once you get the amount just right, it'll do wonders for your curls. A little goes a long way for my 2C waves!

  • 5

    Posted by cszabo (Type 2a) on 01/31/2013

    I am a big propionate of leave-in conditioner! I was so excited to find this product in my quest to find the best products for my Type 2A hair. I have used other leave-in conditioners, but I would have to say this is one of my favorites. With every leave-in I asses several things: How it makes my hair feel, Is it heavy and Does it make my hair appear oily or stringy? Well I am happy to say that this is a light creamy product that left my hair feeling silky, hydrated and didn't weigh my hair down. Plus it smells amazing!

  • 5

    Posted by misscasey (Type 4a) on 01/26/2013

    This product makes me giddy! I have type 3c/4a hair that is prone to frizz. I used CJ Smoothing Lotion before applying CJ Curls in a Bottle and finally got the smooth, frizz free curls I always wanted. I also added a little of the Oyin Shine and Define, but the Smoothing Lotion was definitely the miracle worker. It is worth every penny. Buy it now!

  • 3

    Posted by lani (Type 4a) on 12/31/2012

    i just recieve this product,the first thing i like was that warm sugary vanilla smell.i couldnt stop smelling my fingers,it isnt too thick which i like .i put it on a section of i hair an i notice it as lots of slip and hair strands smoother.i cant wait to try it on my whole head

  • 5

    Posted by LuvnM3napturally (Type Unkown) on 12/10/2012

    (4A/4B). I LIKE this conditioner! Very moisturizing, good slip, does not require alot. Have used with the coco creme & coco creme lite good results both times. I used it alone after shampooing sealed with oil still moisturizing no build up.

  • 5

    Posted by denisestevens37@gmail.com (Type 4a) on 12/05/2012

    I have 4a texlaxed hair and the smoothing lotion is wonderful at moisturizing and smoothing my curls/coils. It's light and does not create buildup on my hair. I use it once a day and when needed twice a day. I wear a lot of braid outs and this works wonderfully to help define the wave and to keep my hair tamed. I love the Curl Junkie line as a whole and have purchased almost all of their "protein free" products, but the smoothing lotion is my go to leave-in and definitely #1 on my hg list.

  • 5

    Posted by bversie (Type Unkown) on 12/01/2012

    My hair type is 3c/4a. I have tried several leave in conditioners that are here where I live so that I don't have to order. I always seem to come back to this leave in!! It is the best. It has great slip and does a good job in locking the moisture in. I would recommend this to anyone. I just wish it was available in stores.

  • 5

    Posted by AmbiK (Type 4a) on 11/29/2012

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this leave in! Out of all the other leave ins I have tried, this gives me the best slip and give my curls a nice pop. Definitely money well spent!

  • 4

    Posted by pattersont (Type 4c) on 11/26/2012

    Excellent slip and a great leave in. A little amount goes a long way. Applying to much in combination with other products will cause flaking.

  • 4

    Posted by eartis (Type Unkown) on 10/10/2012

    I have used this product in the past and I love it. It is a wonderful leave in. I actually purchased it recently for my daughter. I had it shipped to her in Cali. She loves this on her natural tresses.

  • 1

    Posted by nico03h (Type Unkown) on 10/08/2012

    I wanted to like this product so bad b/c it's by Curl Junkie. The smell was too strong for my liking and it dried out my type 4 hair. The next morning my hair felt like straw. It's also kind of thin in consistency. My guess is maybe this happened due to the product containing glycerin. Which now I know my hair doesn't like. If your hair is sensitive to glycerin, be careful when using this product as it may dry out your hair.

  • 4

    Posted by danzy2012 (Type 3c) on 10/06/2012

    Great detangler. Left my hair silky smooth

  • 4

    Posted by Paige (Type 4a) on 10/05/2012

    The 1st time I used it, I was NOT pleased because I expected more "slip". My hair is thick because I have a lot of strands of hair on my head, but the actual strands are not thick or thin and my hair is very dense and coily AND MOISTURE STARVED. I used it as a Leave In. I like strong smells, so I'm okay w/ the scent...I braided my hair, let it dry, then put it in a huge bun and it was still moist 2 days later...but I did reapply a tiny bit on day 2...I then added the Curl Junkie Rehab and all I can say is that it's clear that the two work together as a pair...I'm sticking to these two as my staples and the only thing I MIGHT add on "wash n' go n' comb my hair" days is a little KCCC (Kinky Curly Custard).

  • 5

    Posted by kbeani2001 (Type 3c) on 09/28/2012

    Best leave-in I've tried. Definitely gives my hair great definition and keeps it soft. Will be a continued staple.

  • 3

    Posted by Mdorime (Type 4c) on 09/21/2012

    Product is ok, but it leaves some residue which takes a while to dry if your hair is wet.

  • 5

    Posted by windycitycurl (Type Unkown) on 09/19/2012

    I am a frizz-prone 4a. I really like this leave-in, and I am on my second bottle. I have gone through so many products, but the smoothing lotion is one of the first products that has given consistent results.

  • 5

    Posted by windycitycurl (Type Unkown) on 09/19/2012

    I am a frizz-prone 4a. I really like this leave-in, and I am on my second bottle. You won't need to put a lot in your hair to cover every strand. I have gone through so many products, but the smoothing lotion is one of the first products that has given consistent results.

  • 5

    Posted by windycitycurl (Type Unkown) on 09/19/2012

    I am a frizz-prone 4a. I really like this leave-in, and I am on my second bottle. You won't need to put a lot in your hair to cover every strand. I have gone through so many products, but the smoothing lotion is one of the first products that has given consistent results. It's a keeper!

  • 5

    Posted by deedot (Type 4a) on 09/10/2012

    My hair isn't the "smoothing" type but for what is worth I really like the way this product conditions my hair. It's a lot more manageable, and not too heavy for my hair..it might be for some but it's perfect for me not greasy either . I love it.

  • 5

    Posted by gnvvgates (Type 4a) on 08/30/2012

    This was excellent as a follow up to the Smoothing Conditioner and/or Curl Junkie Rehab Deep Treatment>>>I had great results using this prior to using a moisturizer and two strand twisting my hair. It was easy to use on my hair as my fingers glided through my hair for finger detangling. I dont' like that it has propylene glycol in it but its way near the end of the ingredient list. I do like that its glycerine free and protein free.

    If I had to compare this to some other great conditioners then I would say that it is up there with the Oyin Handmade Hair Dew and my Qhemet Biologics Moringa Conditioning Ghee.

  • 5

    Posted by rida (Type Unkown) on 08/27/2012

    I have 3c-4a hair. This along with eco styler blue gave me the shiniest curls I have ever had! lack of shine has been an issue with me since I stopped using heat and let my curls come back. The smoothing lotion really gives me some shine and its a very natural shine at that! I love it ! It feels so smooth and silky going on and the smell is wonderful!

  • 5

    Posted by rida (Type Unkown) on 08/21/2012

    Detangles nicely. Feels really silky and smooth going on. I really like the smell too.

  • 5

    Posted by Sunlit Curls (Type 4a) on 08/14/2012

    Love this as a leave-in. It smooths my hair and is very moisturizing. It definitely leaves my hair prepped and ready for the next step, such as a light gel. I like it on both wet and dry/damp hair. It also has a nice scent that isn't overpowering or too strong. I haven't had any problems with this when layered in any temps. Definite repurchase!

  • 4

    Posted by sammysam (Type 3c) on 07/29/2012

    I wish I could get away with just this as a sole styler. It glides on and my hair feels great, but only half of my curls pop with this. If only it were a touch heavier. I use it under light gels for the best wash and gos.

  • 5

    Posted by mariasil1977 (Type Unkown) on 07/27/2012

    Incredible leave-in. Soft, defined curls with hold.

  • 5

    Posted by valskin75 (Type 4a) on 07/11/2012

    I absolutely LOVE this product as a leave in under my beloved ECO styler (argon) gel.

  • 5

    Posted by DeeDi (Type Unkown) on 07/05/2012

    LOVE this as a LI. I can't use alone, however, it pairs beautifully w/ KCCC!! The two together make beautiful music. I initially tried KCNT as a LI but sadly it didn't play nice with my hair (3b/3c fine). This smells wonderful and has a lot of slip and makes my hair so soft, shiny and bouncy with curls. My HG for a LI...

  • 2

    Posted by sire (Type Unkown) on 07/01/2012

    I have 3c hair. I love Curl Junkie, but I wasnt impressed with this product......but then again my hair is not too fond of creams or lotions. I had alot of slip, smelled yummy, and a little went a good way. What I did not like was that it would get frothy if I applied too much to my wet or damp hair, and I used under Curl Queen and my hair looked dull with residue.It made a good rinse out conditioner though.

  • 5

    Posted by Zuli4lifex (Type 3c) on 06/27/2012

    I really like this leave-in. It kept my hair very soft and really defined my curls. It's a little pricey but worth it. I'm purchasing again :)

  • 5

    Posted by monipearl (Type 3c) on 06/23/2012

    the best leave-in conditioner i've tried. nice slip. extremely moisturizing. sinks in like butter on my very low porosity hair.

  • 4

    Posted by Abarker12 (Type 3c) on 06/22/2012

    I like this product! I little does go a long way. I used it alone and with other products. For example, I'll use it alone for my ponytail (it gives light curl definition) and under KKCC for full curl definition. Makes my hair feel soft and managable. Not a staple product for me BUT a good product/ purchase nonetheless :)

  • 5

    Posted by ypossu (Type 3b) on 06/21/2012

    This is my HG product, for my new natural hair, i love it, my transitioning hair is soft and touchable. I'm definitely going to purchase again and again.

  • 4

    Posted by themedievalist (Type 2c) on 06/10/2012

    Really nice basic! This leave-in moisturizes nicely, and isn't too light or too heavy. It doesn't do anything really special, but it does its job and it does it well. This is definitely something I want to keep around.

  • 4

    Posted by chynakink_86 (Type 4a) on 06/10/2012

    I have been looking for a staple leave-in conditioner that would leave my hair feeling soft, light, and smooth which is why this product will be my one and only leave-in product. My only issue is the price, but as long as I can fit this into my budget it will be a significant part of my hair regimen.

  • 5

    Posted by Dlooker1 (Type 3c) on 05/11/2012

    This stuff is absolutely amazing! It's the only leave-in in my opinion that can even compare to how moisturising KCKT is, and also has the same (if not more) slip! I have extremely thick hair, so whenever I apply a leave in I have to apply a LOT to cover all my hair. This spreads really nicely, so I've found my bottle has lasted a long time - a hell of a lot longer than KCKT. It can be used under my trusty KCCC without leaving any weird residue, and it smells lovely. BUY BUY BUY

  • 5

    Posted by Victoriaelltee (Type 3b) on 04/12/2012

    FAAAAAANTASTIC for detangling!

  • 5

    Posted by lillianj (Type 3c) on 04/11/2012

    I love this product. It smells like warm sugar vanilla. I apply this product to my hair dry or wet and my curls turn out soft and defined.

  • 5

    Posted by balishadavis@gmail.com (Type 4c) on 03/15/2012

    I absolutely LOVE this product...it smells yummy and a little bit goes a long way. I use this as a leave-in on my 4b/c hair and it gives my hair really nice slip and its so easy to detangle my hair. This is definitely a keeper...I would highly recommend this product to anyone who is thinking about getting it!

  • 5

    Posted by lj2 (Type Unkown) on 03/08/2012

    This is a great versatile conditioner. Works great as a leave in...lots of moisture and slip. I like it even better as a rinse out. It is light but super moisturizing for my fine, 3a/b curls. I get great detangling, with frizz free curls and it doesn't weigh my hair down. Another great product from Curl Junkie. Love it!

  • 5

    Posted by curlisle (Type 4a) on 03/07/2012

    The most moisture and slip a conditioner can offer. A little truly goes a long way so I do not mind the price. Great as a rinse out and detangler also. I love a versatile product. This product was just different from other conditioners. Curl junkie just has some good products period!

  • 4

    Posted by charlac33 (Type 3a) on 02/03/2012

    I finally got this product to try out as I have been at my wits end with Northwest frizzies! I have really fine hair with lots of curl. Day 1: 3 people today told me how beautiful my hair looked. I can't tell you how amazing that is after the frizzy freak outs i've been having. It feels REALLY SOFT, and not heavy. I still have good curl definition at 9:30pm. I used it when my hair was sopping wet, not even towel dried. 2 sizeable dollops, raking it into my hair with my head turned upside down, under the CJ Curls in a bottle, which i used on some twists. I still think i have some frizz, but SOOO much less. i think i'm a little oversensitive from the craziness of the last couple of months. We'll see how it holds up in the rainy weather.

  • 5

    Posted by Angela0804 (Type 4c) on 01/15/2012

    This smoothing lotion works well on my hair. I use it as a leave-in and it detangles my hair very well, and leaves it extremely moisturized. I also love the scent of it- vanilla, and cotton candy. It's a light product, so there's no worries that it will be heavy on my hair, or leave a sticky coat.

  • 2

    Posted by Kaustin84 (Type 3a) on 01/14/2012

    I also really don't like the smell...

  • 2

    Posted by Kaustin84 (Type 3a) on 01/14/2012

    I have short, 3b/c VERY fine and healthy hair. I love the daily cleansing cond. from this line but this didn't do it for me. Left my curls dull and weighed down. I am growing my hair out right now and will try again when it gets longer. Leave-ins are just too much for my hair it seems.

  • 5

    Posted by Prettychic75 (Type Unkown) on 12/22/2011

    Such an AMAZING product! I have used it both as a leave in (underneath another styling product) and as a styling product and I LOVE it both ways! It makes my hair feel like silk. Also, it works wonderfully at defining and moisturizing my curls as well. And, it even helps with keeping my curls from frizzing up too.

    It does have an artificial vanilla-cotton candy scent to it. But, it is not overpowering. And, it does not bother my allergies at all.

    This is one product that every curly girl or guy should have!

  • 4

    Posted by wpgsweet (Type 3a) on 12/18/2011

    I use this product in conjuction with Kinky-curly knot today and Jessicurl oil blend after my shower. It creates a lot of slip for my hair. It does what it needs to do, and helps with my frizz!
    I never give products 5 curls, unless they are a miracle in a bottle.

  • 5

    Posted by Allykins4801 (Type Unkown) on 12/15/2011

    This product may be a little on the expensive side but believeeee me, it's more than worth it. I got a free sample of this product and I absolutly love it for my 2A hair. Never before has my hair felt so soft or been so shiny. 110 percent happy with this product. Looking forward to buying the full size :)

  • 5

    Posted by ypossu (Type 3b) on 12/04/2011

    Este producto es excelente, deja mi cabello super suave, estoy en el proceso de transición a mi cabello natural y después de buscar en varias marcas, por fin encontré un producto que no reseca mi cabello al aplicarlo el segundo día y los días siguientes al lavado. Lo seguiré comprando definitivamente

  • 5

    Posted by sharonpinsker (Type 3c) on 09/19/2011

    Yeah, second day hair that looks and feels good!!!!!!
    I had been using Aveda Be Curly Curl Control and they discontinued it. As I bought up every left-over bottle I went in search for a replacement. Eight wasted attempts and then Smoothing Lotion. Ahhh; success!!
    I mix this with some Tweek by Curly Hair Solutions, apply to dry hair, and my hair looks and feels great. Today is the fourth day after wash and style and it still looks pretty good.
    I am glad they discontinued the Aveda product; this one is even better.

  • 5

    Posted by dana.n (Type 2c) on 09/09/2011

    FANTASTIC! I've been looking for about 4 years for a product that would restore my hair back to normal and would enable me to have slip even when my hair is dry. All other products I've tried so far lost their slippery feel as my hair dried, so by the next wash my hair has a tangled mess and looked like it, too. With this, I can easily run my fingers through my hair each morning to untangle it without any breakage and without "frizz-ing" my hair!!!
    I even tried it without any other styling products and still got frizz free, moisturized, shiny, slippery hair! AMAZING! Plus, a little goes a looong way! Def worth the money!
    I've never been so happy with a product - they were all ok, and I could see the value added, but... not dramatic chances, like with Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion.
    Highly recommend trying it!

  • 4

    Posted by CurvyCurly (Type 4a) on 09/07/2011

    Very nice smoothing and detangling lotion or wet or dry hair. Leaves hair feeling very soft and moisturized. I prefer this lotion on fresh twistouts under Curls in a Bottle and to re-twist with but not so much for wash n go days. My hair swelled/poofed a bit too much as the day wore on after using this lotion under CIAB on wash n go days.

  • 5

    Posted by digitalmissi (Type 4a) on 09/01/2011

    Detangling my hair is no challenge using this product. This is my first time using it, but definitely will not be my last. Without a doubt, it levels the alternatives.

  • 5

    Posted by jewel2jo (Type 4b) on 08/21/2011

    Hands down most AMAZING product i will never ever be out of this.
    Great slip and moisture! Feels great on my hair. Ahhh I am officialy in love!! Fe

  • 5

    Posted by kchanellr (Type 4a) on 08/19/2011

    Love, love, love this product. It made my hair feel amazing and I swear it cut down on how long my hair takes to dry. I can only use this in spring/summer because of the glycerin but trust I will be using this up until the dew point drops.

  • 5

    Posted by bversie (Type 3c) on 08/07/2011

    Wow!! I love this product!! I like that you don't have to use a lot to put on your hair. This is very helpful for me because I have thick hair. I use mines as a leave in conditioner before I put my styling prodcuts on. I also like the smell of this product too!!

  • 5

    Posted by mellipoo143 (Type 3c) on 07/06/2011

    If I could give this product 10 stars, I would. It's worth every penny and a little goes a very long way. It literally melts in my hair and is the only leave-in/detangler/refresher that i will ever use from now on. If you try it, you're sure to love it. It's the best...no exaggerations...

  • 5

    Posted by mkeough13 (Type 3c) on 06/17/2011

    I can’t say enough good about this product. I am a Hispanic girl who is a product junkie, always on the search for the best product for my 3C dry spiral and wavy hair. After using Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner (which is a fantastic find on this site), I used this leave-in. A little goes a long way you don’t need much. I have shoulder length hair and only needed a dime size amount for one section of my hair and then another dime sized amount of the other section. It smells great. I applied to my hair in scrunching motions, and used my blow dryer with diffuser to dry my hair about 70% and allowed the rest to air dry. When my hair dried it had shine and hold (not the crunchy kind of hold but the soft flowy hold!). I haven’t seen my curls look this good in ages. My hair smells great, my curls are moisturized and defined. I will be buying this again. Again keep in mind that a little goes a long way, so I expect the bottle to last a while. I now have my 2 hair staples (Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner to detangle and hydrate while I’m in the shower and now this great leave-in product.

  • 4

    Posted by SheShe2 (Type 4a) on 05/18/2011

    I love this lotion!! It left my hair really soft although I don't have much (currently a TWA), but this was all I used after I washed my hair! The only reason I didn't give it 5 curlies because I want to see what it does when my hair gets longer, but I love it so far!!!

  • 5

    Posted by Jackjack3001 (Type 2c) on 04/05/2011

    I love this product. First off, it smells really good!! , its great for second day hair, and a little goes a long way.

  • 5

    Posted by curligurl00 (Type 3c) on 04/04/2011

    I've only used this product once and I am in L-O-V-E! Its moisturizing, gives great slip, and smells like heaven. I've been able to do twists that come out without any frizz and I don't have to use a ton of product. Even after a hot (80 degrees), windy day, my curls are still flawless. I'm even willing to budget the hefty price tag into my hair budget.

  • 5

    Posted by Ruiz4books (Type 3b) on 03/16/2011

    Absolutely amazing product. I LOVE this product. It has amazing slip and makes my hair feel like silk. And you don't need a lot, I use about a nickel size, sometimes a little more, and thats more than enough. Will definitely be repurchasing this.

  • 5

    Posted by rosscd (Type 4a) on 01/10/2011

    Love, love love this stuff. I dont even need a curl cream under my gel. It's extra moisturizing and detangling. My new fav....

  • 5

    Posted by CurlySuzy (Type 2b) on 11/21/2010

    I'm already a huge Curl Junkie fan, so I am always ready to try her new stuff. This leave-in is fantastic. Lots of slip and it smells good. I used it under a mousse and my curls stayed soft and well moisturized.

  • 5

    Posted by MissCurlGirl (Type 3a) on 11/20/2010

    Another wonderful product from Curl Junkie! Great slip and very moisturizing. It maks my hair very soft and silky. Definately a keeper!

  • 5

    Posted by currrlygurrrly (Type 3b) on 11/12/2010

    Another new CJ product I am in love with! Great scent, super slip, not too heavy, wonderfully moisturizing . Makes my curls shinning, soft and frizz free. Definitely a HG for me!

  • 4

    Posted by twirlygranny (Type 4a) on 11/06/2010

    Love this so far....super moisturizing with great slip. I like the fragance too. I only had to use a little and it made my hair very soft . The bottle ought to last quite a while.

  • 4

    Posted by EllyEllyOxenFree (Type 3c) on 11/02/2010

    I really like this as a LI, it is VERY moisturizing and smooths my ends. Combined with the Curl Queen it is amazing! Giving it 4 stars though b/c I'm not sure how the glycerin will be in lower dews.

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