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Garnier Fructis Style Curl Sculpting Cream-Gel, Extra Strong 5 oz (142 g)

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Garnier Fructis Style Curl Sculpting Cream-Gel, Extra Strong, 5 oz
 
4.5

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Controls frizz (18)
  • Lightweight (13)
  • Smells great (12)
  • Strong hold (10)

Cons

  • Strong odor (4)

Best Uses

  • Curly hair (15)
  • Daily use (11)
  • Thick hair (11)
  • Travel (3)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (12), Very curly hair (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Survivalist / minimalist (10), Beauty conscious (8), Product junkie (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Product

I decided to buy this one day because it sounded like my permed parched hair would like it. I was not let down. It went on smooth and even detangled. When my hair...Read complete review

I decided to buy this one day because it sounded like my permed parched hair would like it. I was not let down. It went on smooth and even detangled. When my hair dried it was soft, not crunchy, but still had hold. It does a have scent that smells similar to their other products, although a little lighter. This is better than most of the high dollar salon stuff I have been recommended and tried. I will buy this again and again.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

slimy and weak with a strong smell

I used to use a gel/cream twist product that is no longer available, so I tried this as a replacement. This is very slippery going on -- might be good for creating...Read complete review

I used to use a gel/cream twist product that is no longer available, so I tried this as a replacement. This is very slippery going on -- might be good for creating styling slip... but I like to air-dry, so I never tried that and it just felt weird. The fragrance is nice, but very strong. I would have put up with those two things if this had actually defined my curls. To get any definition, I felt like I had to use so much that it weighed my hair down. After a few hours, whether I used a lot or a little, my hair would look puffy and messy with flyaways even though I was inside nearly all day and had not touched my hair. I live in the desert, so I don't have a lot of trouble with humidity... this was just a product that didn't last. When my neck broke out in pimples after a couple of weeks, I threw out this tube. It may work for you, but it didn't work well for me.

Reviewed by 22 customers

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5.0

Works greatly for thin, curly hair

By Scaredy Cat

from Santa Clara, CA

describe yourself Minimalist

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Small Amount Needed

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Garnier Fructis Style Curl Sculpting Cream-Gel, Extra Strong, 5 oz:

      Easy, fast, I use only a quarter size for lower back length hair.

       
      4.0

      Thirsty Curls satisfied

      By Curly Girl

      from Columbus, OH

      describe yourself Minimalist

      See all my reviews

      Pros

      • Detangles
      • Easy To Use
      • Gentle
      • Natural Look

      Cons

      • Doesn't Do High Humidity
      • Dries Out Scalp

      Best Uses

      • Before Bed

      Comments about Garnier Fructis Style Curl Sculpting Cream-Gel, Extra Strong, 5 oz:

      I've used many products, both cheap and designer expensive. None of them have compared to the GF Cream-Gel. What I love about it is that it doesn't make my hair crunchy (unless I use too much), and I don't really have to do anything to my hair and the curls show up. I really detest getting up early in the morning to do my hair/makeup--so I do my routine the night before. My curls survive the night and the product makes it super soft and non-frizzy. Don't know what I would do without it.

      Cons: little bit goes a long way--If you use too much it will look greasy fast. Dries out my scalp a bit as well. Also doesn't hold up well in high humidity/heat.

      I used the environmentally friendly version which was better, but apparently it was discontinued. This one is good too, but I liked the other one as it was less stinky.

      Hair type: wavy/curly, thick, long hair

      • Commitment To Color:
      • Permanent

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best product for wavy/curly hair

      By Anonymous

      from Maryland

      describe yourself Beauty Conscious

      See all my reviews

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair
        • Daily Use
        • Thicker Hair

        Comments about Garnier Fructis Style Curl Sculpting Cream-Gel, Extra Strong, 5 oz:

        I have thick, wavy/curly hair that is prone to frizz and needs definition. Like a lot of curly girls, I have probably tried over 50 different styling products to find the "magic bullet" that will make my hair look great. So glad I found this one - it's just about the cheapest styling product I've used and it works the best. I apply it after I diffuse my hair. It adds definition to my curls, reduces frizz, and best of all, my hair is shiny and soft rather than crunchy or sticky. I don't wash my hair everyday since it's dry, so on "off-days," I spritz my hair with some water and reapply a little of this product to rejuvinate my curls and take care of any frizz that has snuck in. I would highly recommend this product to anyone with unruly, wavy/curly hair!

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Never thought I would stop using mousse

        By Heidi

        from Chicago, IL

        describe yourself Beauty Conscious

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Hold Could Be Stronger

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair
        • Daily Use
        • Thicker Hair
        • Thinner Hair
        • Travel

        Comments about Garnier Fructis Style Curl Sculpting Cream-Gel, Extra Strong, 5 oz:

        I have wavy/curly hair and have controlled it using mousse since I was 13 (I am 32 now). To combat dryness, I would work a little cream and silicone into my damp hair before applying mousse.

        One day, I came across this product in the store and thought, why not? I was getting a little tired of using three products all the time, and this appeared to be the perfect combination of all three. And it was. I can apply the product, practically detangle my hair with my fingers, style the hair, and get out the bathroom in two minutes flat! Not bad for someone with very long, stubborn, wavy hair.

        I have found that the hold on this product can fall a little flat in humid conditions, however.

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love this stuff

        By Trish

        from NY

        describe yourself Minimalist

        Pros

        • Controls Frizz
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use
          • Thicker Hair

          Comments about Garnier Fructis Style Curl Sculpting Cream-Gel, Extra Strong, 5 oz:

          I use this every day on my fine, wavy hair to control frizz. It works well for control and also keeps my hair soft. Not sure if it really helps make it more curly, though.

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair
           
          5.0

          No frizzies!

          By yooperislandgirl

          from Wetmore, MI

          describe yourself Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Controls Frizz
          • Easy To Use
          • Strong Hold

          Cons

          • Greasy

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair
          • Thicker Hair

          Comments about Garnier Fructis Style Curl Sculpting Cream-Gel, Extra Strong, 5 oz:

          This is the best thing I've found to hold my curls without getting frizzy. It takes a little longer to dry your hair, however, due to its slippery feel. I usually partially blow dry it upside down and concentrate my dryer at the roots to give them some lift and then try to dry the roots thoroughly. It doesn't feel sticky, slippery, or greasy on your hair, dries well. I love this!

          • Hair Type:
          • Very Curly Hair

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best cream gel ever

          By lally

          from awendaw sc

          describe yourself Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Controls Frizz
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Non-Greasy
          • Smells Great
          • Strong Hold

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use

            Comments about Garnier Fructis Style Curl Sculpting Cream-Gel, Extra Strong, 5 oz:

            not sticky or greasy

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome!

            By MsMoni

            from New York

            describe yourself Product Junkie

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Controls Frizz
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Non-Greasy
            • Smells Great
            • Strong Hold

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Curly Hair
              • Thicker Hair

              Comments about Garnier Fructis Style Curl Sculpting Cream-Gel, Extra Strong, 5 oz:

              This product did the trick for my very curly/frizzy hair! Since I have very curly and dry hair, I first apply a little Moroccan Oil, then distribute this product through my hair, scrunch and diffuse til it's about 50% dry. Then I use the Fructis Spray Gel and scrunch and diffuse again until my hair is about 90% dry (note to curly girls, you should never diffuse your hair until completely dry). This combo leaves my hair smelling amazing, with no frizz and soft to the touch. I am a certified product junkie and have tried EVERYTHING for curly hair! This is the best and easiest combo I've found!

              • Hair Type:
              • Very Curly Hair

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              It is a product, for all hair types

              By c

              from atl georgia

              describe yourself Minimalist

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Garnier Fructis Style Curl Sculpting Cream-Gel, Extra Strong, 5 oz:

                  I didnt think this product would work on africian american completly natural hair. I normally use more expensive hair products for my natural hair type. At 1st when applying product it was a little slippery as I applied to my hair by section and rolled hair pieces into knot rolls until it dried. upon taking rolls down at 1st they were still wet not very much curl pattern, but as I air died my hair and scrunched each section it had very defined curls somewhat better than exensive products. it take a little more work and patience but ending result is great. I love the curl patterns it created to my natural curls. i will definitely use again saved about 25.00 dollars on the product.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Good for the price

                  By LK

                  from Chicago

                  describe yourself Minimalist

                  See all my reviews

                  Pros

                  • Controls Frizz
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Soft curls

                  Cons

                  • Sticky
                  • Strong Odor

                  Best Uses

                  • Curly Hair
                  • Daily Use
                  • Thicker Hair

                  Comments about Garnier Fructis Style Curl Sculpting Cream-Gel, Extra Strong, 5 oz:

                  I am a long time user of a similar product from a more expensive line. I decided to give this a try because it seemed similar and the price was much lower (I was paying about $20 for the other product). It took a few failed attempts before I got it right, but I am happy with it now. I put it in my towel-dried hair after I shower, blow dry (on low) with a diffuser until it is almost dry and then let it air dry the rest of the way.

                  It does control frizz and enhances natural curls without looking like I have a lot of product in my hair or looking wet (unless you use too much). It is thinner than I would like and a little sticky, even once it it is on my hair. I'm not crazy about the smell, but it could certainly be worse.

                  I think I still PREFER my old product, but if I'm budget buying, this product is great.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair

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