Smooth 'n Shine Polishing Curl Activator Gel, For Extra Dry Hair with Aloe Vera 10.5 oz (298 g)
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    with Aloe Vera

    Create any curl style.  A unique blend of glycerin and Aloe Vera, Curl Activator Gel helps define and smooth curls while conditioning and softening dry, damaged hair.  Added proteins help strengthen and repair extra dry hair.

    Made in USA

    ©The Dial Corporation, a Henkel Company

  • ingredients
    Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hyaluronic Acid, Panthenol, Oleth 20, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Benzophenone 4, Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Fragrance, Ext D&C Violet 2 (CI 60730)
  • reviews

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    Smooth 'n Shine Polishing Curl Activator Gel, For Extra Dry Hair with Aloe Vera, 10.5 oz
     
    4.1

    (based on 19 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    78%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (15)
    • Controls frizz (12)
    • Lightweight (12)
    • Smells great (7)
    • Strong hold (7)

    Cons

    • Sticky (6)
    • Greasy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Curly hair (16)
    • Daily use (9)
    • Thick hair (6)
      • Hair Type:
      • Very curly hair (14), Dry (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Product junkie (5), Beauty conscious (4), Survivalist / minimalist (4), Quality oriented (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Beautiful Bouncy Curls

    I love this product! I stumbled upon it while looking for another curl activator, but when I saw Aloe as the 3rd ingredient I had to give it a try. And Whoa Nelly!...Read complete review

    I love this product! I stumbled upon it while looking for another curl activator, but when I saw Aloe as the 3rd ingredient I had to give it a try. And Whoa Nelly! My 3c,4a hair has never been this beautiful since I started wearing my hair naturally curly. I even got compliments from other African American relaxed hair women, which in the natural world doesn't happen often.

    I recommend this product to everyone. A little goes a long way. In the morning I just refresh with a light spritz of my homemade moisturizer and wow how my curls come back to life

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Very Disappointing!

    I ordered 3 of these because of the reviews--now I don't know what it do with it all!

    I have natural super kinky medium length hair that this product does...Read complete review

    I ordered 3 of these because of the reviews--now I don't know what it do with it all!

    I have natural super kinky medium length hair that this product does nothing for. I was hoping that it would accentuate my curl pattern while providing some much needed moisture for this desert-dweller but it didn't do either. In fact, it just made my hair gross and sticky for a few hours and then my hair returned to dry, dry dry! Now i'm using it up because I have it---sparingly--- along with some SuperGro (grease) type product.

    Perhaps they changed the formula since the eairlier rave reviews were written? I'm not sure but the best thing about this product is it's fresh not at all overpowing smell. Save your money if you have kinky natural hair and want curl definition and moisturizing properties and don't buy this one.

    Reviewed by 19 customers

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    2.0

    Didnt Work For Me

    By lyricaldeb

    from silver spring, maryland

    describe yourself Beauty Conscious

    Pros

      Cons

      • Dries-Out Hair
      • Heavy
      • Sticky

      Best Uses

        Comments about Smooth 'n Shine Polishing Curl Activator Gel, For Extra Dry Hair with Aloe Vera, 10.5 oz:

        This product still left my hair very dry. It is also sticky and heavy. I wouldn't recommend it.

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair
         
        5.0

        I would buy again

        By Naturally wavy

        from New Jersey

        describe yourself Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Strong Hold

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair
          • Daily Use

          Comments about Smooth 'n Shine Polishing Curl Activator Gel, For Extra Dry Hair with Aloe Vera, 10.5 oz:

          Moisturized your hair...

          • Hair Type:
          • Very Curly Hair
           
          4.0

          Give It try!

          By Michaela

          from United States

          describe yourself Minimalist

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Controls Frizz
          • Define curls
          • Easy To Use
          • Easy To Wash Out
          • Lightweight
          • Smells Great

          Cons

          • Greasy
          • Small Container
          • Sticky

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair
          • Thinner Hair
          • Wavy Hair

          Comments about Smooth 'n Shine Polishing Curl Activator Gel, For Extra Dry Hair with Aloe Vera, 10.5 oz:

          I really like this! Im African American with fine Type 3 curls. I usually shingle my hair with it and it stays moisturized and defined for days. I spritz my hair with water to refresh. A word of advice: Use sparingly or you could end up with greasy and sticky hair but it does rinse out easily.

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair
           
          4.0

          Defines Curls, But Doesn't Help Dry Hair

          By Naomi

          from Texas

          describe yourself Minimalist

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy
          • Strong Hold

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Curly Hair

            Comments about Smooth 'n Shine Polishing Curl Activator Gel, For Extra Dry Hair with Aloe Vera, 10.5 oz:

            Pros: This product is the best I've found for defining curls. I lightly dampen my hair, work a little of the gel through my hair with my hands, and then use a fine-tooth comb to define my curls. A little of the gel goes a long way for me. Smooth 'n Shine does leave my curls very shiny. It isn't greasy, and I don't have a problem with residue.

            Cons: Once dry, my hair still has defined curls, but they are a weird combination of being shiny, yet hard and dry to the touch. Trying to do a touch-up combing of my hair after the product dries is unpleasant. So, I pair Smooth 'n Shine with Pantene Pro-V Relaxed & Natural for Women of Color Daily Oil Cream Moisturizer. Smooth 'n Shine provides the curls; Pantene Relaxed and Natural provides the moisture and softness for my hair.

            • Hair Type:
            • Very Curly Hair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Product

            By D3T

            from Brandywine, MD

            describe yourself Product Junkie

            Pros

            • Controls Frizz
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Curly Hair
              • Daily Use
              • Thicker Hair

              Comments about Smooth 'n Shine Polishing Curl Activator Gel, For Extra Dry Hair with Aloe Vera, 10.5 oz:

              I recently transitioned to natural hair, and have been struggling to find products that works for my hair. This gel is great... it's non sticky and doesn't make your hair dry or hard.

              • Hair Type:
              • Very Curly Hair

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect Curl Activator For Curly Hair

              By Curly Simone

              from Orlando, FL

              describe yourself Beauty Conscious

              See all my reviews

              Pros

              • Controls Frizz
              • Defines curls
              • Easy To Use
              • Non-Greasy
              • Smells Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Curly Hair
                • Daily Use

                Comments about Smooth 'n Shine Polishing Curl Activator Gel, For Extra Dry Hair with Aloe Vera, 10.5 oz:

                I was on the look out for a curl activator that smells great, isn't sticky, tames frizz, and defines curls, and after reading raving reviews of this product I purchased it at my local drugstore for just [$]. I washed my hair with a non-harsh shampoo, 'Just for Me' (which is really for children's hair), and deep conditioned it with 'Smooth n Shine Critical Repair'. After towel drying my hair I sectioned it off into five sections and distributed 'Smooth N Shine Curl Activator' throughout my hair from roots to ends and then combed it out to ensure it was evenly distributed. I have very curly hair, but it tends to be frizzy, however after using this product my curls are extremely defined and the frizz is gone. I highly recommend using this activator if you have curly or wavy hair because it's especially designed for giving definition to each hair cuticle. Also, this activator isn't greasy or sticky like the curl activators we used to use back in the day of jerry curls. It smells good enough to eat. I hope this review is helpful to anyone who's in dire need of the perfect curl activator.

                • Hair Type:
                • Very Curly Hair

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I finally found the ONE!

                By Tracy

                from Evanston, IL

                describe yourself Product Junkie

                Pros

                • Controls Frizz
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Curly Hair

                  Comments about Smooth 'n Shine Polishing Curl Activator Gel, For Extra Dry Hair with Aloe Vera, 10.5 oz:

                  I've tried a NUMBER of products and couldn't find the right mix of curl definition and softness. I used it for the first time today and I LOVE the look. It's better than my old standard of hair gel (which made my hair crunchy) and hair milks (which made it frizzy). I am a CONVERT!

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Very Curly Hair

                  (8 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good alternative for my KCCC

                  By Soulja Girl

                  from Kosovo

                  describe yourself Product Junkie

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Controls Frizz
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Curly Hair
                    • Thicker Hair

                    Comments about Smooth 'n Shine Polishing Curl Activator Gel, For Extra Dry Hair with Aloe Vera, 10.5 oz:

                    I took a chance on trying to use something differnt that my expensive but I love it KCCC. This works really well. It dries as if you don't even have any product in your hair just nice soft curl. Gives me definition without any crunchiness and moisturizing. But don't expect to have anymore than two good days out of it. I have 3C type african american curly hair.

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Very Curly Hair

                    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Best I've ever used

                    By bhen

                    from Texas

                    Pros

                    • Controls Frizz
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight
                    • Smells Great
                    • Strong Hold

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Curly Hair

                      Comments about Smooth 'n Shine Polishing Curl Activator Gel, For Extra Dry Hair with Aloe Vera, 10.5 oz:

                      I'm mixed african american and white and this product makes my curls tight and I like how once it dries, my hair still looks wet, but isn't hard like with other gels. I also found this product is not greasy. I can run my hand over my head and not get it on my hand...I can also wear a hat and when I take it off, the hat is not greasy and my hair stays in place.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Very Curly Hair

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Carmen, Frustation

                      By Cruz, the stressful one

                      from Philadelphia, PA

                      describe yourself Beauty Conscious

                      See all my reviews

                      Pros

                      • Controls Frizz
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Smells Great
                      • Strong Hold

                      Cons

                      • Sticky

                      Best Uses

                      • Curly Hair
                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Smooth 'n Shine Polishing Curl Activator Gel, For Extra Dry Hair with Aloe Vera, 10.5 oz:

                      I love the product. Please give it a try. Make sure you use plenty of it. My hair looks moist and bouncey.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Very Curly Hair

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                    • directions

                      Place desired amount in palm, rub hands together and apply to wet or dry hair.  Finger-comb throughout for even distribution.  Style as desired.

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