Raw Shea & Cupuaçu Frizz Defense Styling Gel Cream
Raw Shea & Cupuaçu Frizz Defense Styling Gel Cream is rated
This conditioning styling gel provides crunch-free definition and shine with lasting hold to thick, wavy hair. Amazonian Cupuacu, certified organic Raw Shea Butter, Passiflora and Pistachio Oils blend in a protective formula that smoothes and shields humidity-prone hair against weather conditions and pollution that can cause frizzy flyaways and poofing.
||8 fl OZ
||Passiflora Oil, Raw Shea Butter
||Raw Shea Cupuaçu
||Section clean, conditioned hair. Apply a small amount to wet or damp hair, using fingers to work through each section. Air-dry for smooth, natural waves or heat style as desired.
||Water, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*♥, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Pistacia Vera (Pistachio) Seed Oil, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Passiflora Incarnata Flower Extract, Xanthan Gum, Glycerin Caprylyl Glycol, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Sodium Phytate, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend).
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Rated 4 out of
Detailed review (usage, pros, cons)
Hair type 3c, high porosity, color treated, shoulder length with shrinkage, bra length when wet
Why I bought this: I thought I had low porosity hair and was looking for an all-in-one product.
First impressions: Felt a little tacky on hands when wet, clean but strong smell, dried on hands smoothly.
First trial: Used alone and did not like it. Hair felt dry and crunchy.
Second trial: Used as second day styler with JBCO after first day with Coconut Hibiscus Smoothie. Had tons of volume, but curls not as defined as I had hoped.
Third trial: Success! Used as second day styler. First day co-washed with WEN, applied JBCO leave-in to dripping wet hair, blotted, Coconut Hibiscus Smoothie. Second day spritzed with water, applied gel-cream. Curls were refreshed — less frizz, more moisture and definition. Scrunched with Paula’s Choice oil to seal. Used again on third day. No build up with comparable results.
Verdict: This product works well as a second/third day moisturizer and curl refresher, but not a stand alone for mid- or high-porosity hair. Would work to slick up-dos. I will definitely purchase again and recommend for use as second day styler.
Date published: 2018-03-27
Rated 5 out of
Works amazing on my high density, fine, 3b/3c hair
First of all it smells heavenly, it's a pleasure to use this product. I use this product for my braid outs, and it really does a great job of defining my curls and combating frizz! It also seals moisture into my hair, this product helps my hair look good for 3 days, without refreshing the product. I have low porosity hair, so I really can't use leave in conditioners, or curling creams. So this Gel Cream is a life saver! A little goes a long way and it doesn't weigh down my curl at all. My hair looks voluminious, shiny and soft thanks to this product! I would recommend it for, my curly and wavy girls who have fine, low porosity hair, and I'd recommend people with dry hair, to moisturise your hair prior to using this product, as I use it more as a sealant!
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 3 out of
Love/hate relationship with this product
I love everything in this line... with the exception of this. With this particular product, I love how it makes my hair look but I HATE how it makes it feel. It definitely controls my frizz and gives me wonderful curls. I haven't found another product that does both!
It has absolutely no slip at all, goes on kind of clumpy and makes my hair feel awful. I have low porosity hair, so that could be part of the issue.
Date published: 2018-02-21
Rated 4 out of
Recommended for type 2 curls
I have 3a/3b curls, i used this for the first time today (it rained all day) and my curls stayed frizz- free all day! Pretty impressive since my curls frizz up so quickly. However, it sorta stretched out my curls into looser ones so there isn't much hold, (though i didnt mind having bigger, wavy curls. It looked nice!) I recommend this for those with more wave-like curls (type 2).
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5 out of
I bought this after reading a review online on a naturally curly website.
My hair looked like it had been styled for hours. The curls were soft, smooth with no crunch and they were still there at 8pm!
Date published: 2017-12-06
Rated 5 out of
I LOVE this stuff. I do see that it might not work for everyone, but this stuff defines and makes my hair look SO good. It is a little drying however, so I would always have to use a cream underneath. The texture is weird, when I scrunch in the products I can feel it working and forming up instantly. The texture is not slippery, but feels more dry. Anyway, totally recommend this stuff! Works great for my hair which is both wavy and curly.
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 1 out of
Quality and Formula Changed
This used to be my go to gel. Back when glycerin was in the top ingredients, my hair was left shiny and defined. This new stuff with magnesium silicate as the second ingredient leaves my hair dull and lifeless. Please go back to the old formula. And please change your website information because the ingredients do not match the new bottles I received.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 1 out of
This product did virtually nothing for my hair. I tried it alone and with the argan/almond milk leave-in (which is great) and it left super tiny white flakes all throughout my hair which I only noticed because of how dull my hair looked. I love other products in this line but not this one. zero stars if possible
Date published: 2017-06-04
Will this product ever be changed to the old formula? It was so good before however now it leaves my hair dull and stiff and leaves flakes.
We appreciate your honest feedback and the time you took to write to us. We will pass along your feedback to our teams for consideration in bringing the previous formula back!
Date published: 2018-10-30
What leave in can I use before I put this on my hair?
This can depend on your hair type, we recommend checking out our 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Leave-in Treatment or our Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Leave-in Conditioner for leave-ins that suit all hair types! Please also check out our online tool at www.amillionwaystoshea.com for recommendations based on your hair type and needs.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Hi I am from the UK. I recently purchased the Raw Shea&Cupuacu frizz styling gel. I apply it after my leave in conditioner and curling cream. However white bits form in my hair after I apply it. What am I doing wrong ?x
We recommend using a smaller amount to avoid this buildup on hair!
Date published: 2018-06-20
Hello! My hair is low porosity, Can I use this gel/cream to LOC? I`m looking for a cream.
Our Raw Shea & Cupuacu Frizz-Defense Styling Gel-Cream would be a great option for styling low porosity hair! This product can be used for the LOC method, we also recommend checking out our Sugarcane Extract & Meadowfoam Seed Silicone Free Miracle Styler Leave-in Treatment for a protein-free cream leave-in styler.
Date published: 2018-05-23
Can this product also be used for curly hair?
Yes, this product can also work for curly hair types! We recommend applying to damp hair for the best results.
Date published: 2018-05-22
Has this formula changed from what is listed on your website description?
The ingredient list on our site is the most updated version of this product available, we periodically update products with changes to ingredients and packaging. These slight changes are brought about to help improve the efficacy of the product and provide the best for the community!
Date published: 2018-05-03
Have the ingredients in this product changed as one of the reviewers suggestsed?
Our products are periodically updated with reformulations and updated packaging. The core of our best-selling formulas remains intact with the same amount of Shea Butter and culturally authentic exotic ingredients. Where we have tweaked formulas it’s been to address supplier issues, to respond to consumer feedback or to make improvements, never to change efficacy.
Date published: 2018-03-18
Could this product be used to style two strand twists? If not, what product would you recommend for styling low porosity, protein sensitive hair
The Raw Shea & Cupuaçu Frizz Defense Styling Gel Cream is a great option for two-strand twists, especially for low porosity hair as it does not contain any protein. Please check out the remainder of the collection for other products that work well with low porosity hair: https://www.sheamoisture.com/products/hair.html?product_collection=258.
Date published: 2018-03-20