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Curlisto Structura Lotion

Brand: Curlisto

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This alcohol-free lotion defines curls and fights humidity without stiffness or frizz. Improves hair strength and pliability.

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Promotes manageability and body without stiffness. Contains panthenol and other humectants for a glossy natural look. Proteins improve strength and pliability. Recommended as a styling aid for hair that needs extra body, definition and texture.


Water, polyquaternium-11, panthenol, cetrimonium chloride, hydrolyzed soy protein, peg-60 almond glycerides, hydroxyethylcellulose, polysorbate 20, triethanolamine, benzophenone-4, methylparaben, DMDM, hydantoin, fragrance.

Ingredient Attribute: Glycerin Free
Silicone Free
Cruelty Free


Watch a Curly Hair Styling Video using Curllisto Structura Lotion

Styling Tips

  • Massage lotion through hair with fingers and style as desired.
  • Excellent for blow drying out roller sets and wet looks.

Customer reviews

  • 5

    Posted by steffanie1085 (Type 3a) on 06/18/2014

    Love this!! Use it with original moxie defining serum and curlisto gel II ..lpve!!! And curly hair solutions curl keeper

  • 5

    Posted by LaQueenNo1 (Type 3b) on 03/10/2014

    Amazing! I just loved it! It would make my curls defined :) it totally controled the frizz!

  • 5

    Posted by Curlyvette (Type 3b) on 12/18/2013

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! This is my absolute favorite definer. You can pair it with just about any gel too, I've done it with argan & olive oil Ecostyler and Garnier Fructis Pure Clean Gel and had great results with all. I use this and the Control 2 gel when I need a guaranteed good hair day. The only downside I can think of is that I would not recommend this for regular use if you are protein sensitive.

  • 1

    Posted by elysedc (Type 3a) on 10/11/2013

    I don't know what to say. I spent hours and hours poring over CG message boards, product reviews, etc. until I finally made the (very expensive) decision to visit the Curlisto salon in midtown to have my hair cut and styled there. Yes, it did look good when I left. Good enough that I splurged on this lotion, and the control 1 gel. I know I'm not using it wrong, because I learned how to apply it AT the Curlisto salon. It pretty much does what it says, but know that the part where it says "...without stiffness" is BLATANTLY untrue. It's so stiff, I can't run my fingers through it (not that I'd even necessarily want to, as I wouldn't want to mess up my curl, but still, IT'S IMPOSSIBLE.) It's so stiff that when I pulled it to the side, over one shoulder, it hurt my scalp because each hair was so stuck (glued, really) together, it pulled like crazy. I couldn't even get it behind my ears. Like I said, you can use this stuff and it won't look bad, it won't even really look too stiff, but you will walk around with a helmet until you can wash (and I mean, really REALLY wash, this stuff took me FOREVER to get out) your hair thoroughly. I wanted to like this stuff. Everyone here loves it. Maybe I got a bad batch or something? I don't know, but to add insult to injury, it leaves flaky white residue in my hair (I do not use sulfate poos/conditioner). I have two huge bottles of this stuff :(

  • 5

    Posted by Medfly79 (Type Unkown) on 09/24/2013

    I'm liking this product so far! I've tried Devacurl and I felt the line left my 3a hair dry, even when I left all of the conditioner in!! The Structura lotion has not dried out my hair and, once it is completely dried, my hair feels soft with no frizz.

    I mix this product with some of the Structura Gel and I have no frizz. I have also been using this product as a second day hair defrizzer. I wet the frizzy sections and add a tiny bit of the lotion to that section. My hair looks just as good as it did on the day I washed it. I will definitely buy this again!

  • 5

    Posted by curlyidahogirl (Type Unkown) on 09/18/2013

    This is the absolute best gel/serum/styling product! I try lots of other products out of curiosity, including all the samples I receive when I order Curlisto Structura Lotion, and I come right back to this. I use the equivalent of three capfuls because I have layered hair that's past my waist, and distribute it evenly to wet hair without combing -- just lots of scrunching. I also raise sections on the top, sides and front with claw clips and leave them in until my hair is mostly dry. I never, ever use any heat on my hair. The Structura Lotion leaves a slight crunch, which I don't disturb on the top of my hair. I spray a bit of finishing spray in my water-dampened hands and scrunch the sides and length of my hair just a bit to loosen it up a bit. My hair stays in place and shiny all day. All the other products I've tried - especially curl creams -- leave me with my shine and dull fuzzy hair by the end of the day.

  • 4

    Posted by amcgreevy (Type Unkown) on 02/12/2013

    I use this combined with the Gel I for my 3A/2C hair. It makes me have less frizz and the watery texture helps with product distribution. LOVE IT!

  • 5

    Posted by discobug (Type 3b) on 03/23/2011

    This is more of a glaze, and works best under gel. I almost gave it 4 stars b/c it's kind of runny, makes it harder to distribute IMO. I LOVE the results paired with the control 2 gel! You don't need much too which is a plus b/c it's NOT cheap!

  • 5

    Posted by avivajaye (Type 4a) on 03/10/2010

    This is my go-to product for loosening my extremely tight curls. As suggested, combined with Control Gel it's a frizz free zone for sure. I love that this is not like a gel (good slip factor. I also mix it with my own homemade leave in to lock in moisture while getting this curl definition. I opt to use it alone most of the time, as I don't like gels and this consistency suits me better. Definitely the best water based styling product for anti-frizz I've ever used.

  • 5

    Posted by Vickieah (Type 3b) on 02/20/2010

    This is an awsome product. I have curly fine hair and find it so difficult to find products that do not weigh my hair down. I love this stuff! I use this as my only styling product and as always air dry.

  • 4

    Posted by MissCurlGirl (Type 3a) on 11/15/2009

    Nice smell and easy to use. It does not work well for me on its own. I must have some gel to use with it. I did not get the control I or II gel though so maybe it works better with those. I've just been using it with some Paul Mitchell firm gel.

  • 4

    Posted by manicpixie (Type 2b) on 10/17/2009

    Coupled with the Control I gel or Bio-Gel Mousse I get shiny, controlled curls. The gel has a bit more hold, but I think the lotion is responsible for making my curls shiny.

  • 4

    Posted by Greatcurls (Type 4a) on 09/21/2009

    Very good product! I received this as a sample. I was surprised at how little I needed to get the results I wanted. If you have dry hair, you will need to use a moisturizing leave-in prior.

  • 4

    Posted by brandeymc (Type Unknown) on 08/19/2009

    I am very happy with this product on my 3c hair. I prefer to use mousse with it instead of gel for less crunch, but the Structura lotion by itself gives great curl definition. For those who have very tight curls, it does help to loosen them up a bit, so I can see how those with looser curls might not like this. I will definitely buy this again, it is great!

  • 4

    Posted by jessieluvz (Type 3c) on 07/06/2009

    This product works really well! Probably works even better when hair is rinsed with cold water.

  • 5

    Posted by CurlyIdahoGirl (Type 3b) on 06/22/2009

    This is my number of best ever product! I thoroughly soak my hair in the shower every morning, then condition heavily. I rinse for one second with cold water. My towel is an large cut-open t-shirt. I use a handful of this product on my waist-long spirals and add a few long bobby pins on top for some lift. I allow my hair to dry on its own and remove the clips at work - after my bike ride with a helmet! After I remove the helmet, the clips come out and I don't mess with my hair. The trick is to use a lot and put it on wet hair and don't comb, scrunch or mess around with your hair.

  • 3

    Posted by CurlyAnia (Type 2b) on 05/14/2009

    It's an ok product. It does give hold and definition but it dries out throughout the day and leaves you with frizzy hair. Maybe if I try it with another product.

  • 1

    Posted by Lady75 (Type 3a) on 05/08/2009

    So far I hate this product, but it may be because of the instructions that came with the "Cosmocurlitan" kit for 3a hair. 1.5 TABLESPOONS of this product plus 1.5 teaspoons of Control II gel created a disgusting effect. Ridiculously crunchy wet-look that's hopeless until I wash it out. Will try way less next time. So far, it's a bomb.

  • 3

    Posted by joyb (Type 2a) on 03/04/2009

    When my hair dried, it was soft and light. My waves were a little looser than with other products i've used, until finally --later in the day -- i had no waves whatsoever. The product had a yummy smell, and I would definitely use it on days I plan to straighten anyway.

  • 4

    Posted by lolutz (Type 2b) on 02/28/2009

    This product worked great for me hair. Especially on wet hair and air drying - i got the best bounce and structure to my curls.

  • 3

    Posted by CurlySuzy (Type 2b) on 02/11/2009

    Good clumping and curl definition. It doesn't add a lot of moisture though. I needed a pomade touch up for the ends. My main wish was that the product worked all day. I think I will use it for an evening out not for all day control.

  • 2

    Posted by Estelle (Type 3b) on 12/14/2008

    I think that this does not work for me because it is not moisturising at all for my spirals. I won't repurchase it. I don't like the watery texture of the product too.

  • 4

    Posted by CurlsWannaHaveFun (Type Unknown) on 09/26/2008

    I am a 4a/3c with dry hair. I usually just load my hair up with conditioner (Jessicurl Aloeba or lately KCKT) and squeeze out the excess and add this in sections. It gives me soft perfect frizz free curls that dry quickly. I really like this product. It also washes out easily. Only downside, it doesn't mix well with some gels and the second and third day hair could be a bit better. First day hair can't be topped though.

  • 4

    Posted by Anonymous (Type 3a) on 07/08/2008

    When combined with Curlisto Control II, this really does give great curl formation and helps smooth my 3a curls. I would never try using this alone (without a "sticky" gel or other product) because it is just too light and subtle for my hair.

  • 5

    Posted by Anonymous (Type Unknown) on 07/05/2008

    This did an amazing job at preventing frizz. It doesn't provide any hold, so a gel is definitely needed. I have used the Gel II under it as well as others; all have worked well. For those who can't or don't like to use CK, it is a good option.

  • 5

    Posted by Anonymous (Type 3a) on 03/13/2008

    LOVE THIS! When mixed with Control II, this is my summertime holy grail.

    A great frizz-reducer.

  • 5

    Posted by curlyannie (Type 3a) on 05/02/2007

    I love this when used in combo with the Control Gel I it leaves my hair soft and shiny.

  • 4

    Posted by laurabeth (Type 2b) on 07/27/2006

    I would love to give this product 4 curls because the effect I get when it's first dry is simply amazing. This product gives me that piecey, lightly tossled definition I've been craving and my hair feels absolutely great. However, the effect fades quickly until my hair is a mono-wave/curl in about an hour. Even with the Control I gel applied generously with the Structura Lotion (in the suggested quarter of Structura to nickle of Control gel), it only holds for about half the day. I can't touch my hair at all or be exposed to wind or it instantly falls. Wonderful in FL's high humidity--zero frizz at all times.

  • 5

    Posted by gretchen (Type 3a) on 11/04/2004

    I love this. I get the best curl formation ever. I used it on top of the Repair Styling Cream. Sometimes I mix it with Control II. Best way to apply it is in sections, raking it through with your fingers. One thing, you do use a lot of it to get good curls.

  • 5

    Posted by Lisa (Type 3a) on 03/25/2004

    Ok, after visiting the salon in NYC I figured out why it wasnt working for me. Once I did a combo with the Control II gel, it worked perfectly. I have shiny bouncy curls with a significant reduction in volume.

  • 2

    Posted by Lisa (Type 3a) on 02/09/2004

    It was too light for my hair to really react. Maybe as a layering agent with something more substantial.

  • 4

    Posted by michelle (Type 3b) on 02/01/2004

    This is more of a glaze than a gel. It gives great definition and good hold. Nice fragrance too.

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