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If you’re searching for a more heavy-duty curl cream, check out Miss Jessie’s® Original Curly Meringue, which is specifically designed for ethnic hair.

Miss Jessie's® Original

Birchbox Breakdown

It’s a cardinal curly hair rule: work with your strands, not against them. Miss Jessie’s® makes that easy with this weightless styling cream, which enhances hair’s natural bounce and shape without any heaviness. Whether your hair is naturally kinky, curly, or wavy, the moisturizing formula does away with frizz and dryness. And since it’s packed full of moisturizing botanicals, it doubles as a rescue treatment for fried and over-processed hair.

How it Works

This light-as-air cream gets to work immediately, sealing in hydration and adding shine, while also softening and strengthening each strand. The secret to the formula is its winning combo of plant extracts, including grape seed, lavender, and chestnut. You can thank an infusion of ginger flower and lime for the fresh, sweet scent.

How to Use

Apply a tablespoon or so of the cream to damp hair, section by section. Don’t rinse out. Air dry your hair, or use a blow dryer with a diffuser for extra volume. Marvel at the amazing results.

Water, Paraffinum Liquidum, VP/DMAPA Acrylates Copolymer, Polyquaternium-37, Cyclopentasiloxane, Grape seed extract, Nettle Extract, Alfalfa Extract, Betula Alba Leaf Extract, Lavender Extract, Borago Officinalis Extract, Fennel Fruit Extract, Ginger Root Extract, Lamium Album Flower Extract, Chestnut Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Sunflower Seed Extract, Matricaria Flower extract, Linseed Extract, Rosa Gallica Flower Extract, Silybum Marianum Extract, Viola Tricolor Extract, Punica Granatum Extract, Honeysuckle Flower Extract, Bergamot Fruit Extract, Apricot Kernel Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein, PG-Propyl, Silanetriol Fragrance, Polyquaterniums-11, Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate Dicaprate, Cyclohexasiloxane, PPG-5 Ceteth-20, Cetyl alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-10, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Disodium EDTA, PPG-1 Trideceth-6, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Yellow 10 (CI 47005), Green 5 (CI 61570).

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Outstanding!
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Got the sample of this in one of my boxes and loved it! I wish the sample was bigger. I have thick, dry, wavy churlish hair and I used this after I towel dried my hair and voila! Soft curls and no frizz and it was long lasting throughout the day. Definitely will purchase.

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Good frizz fighter
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At first the smell was a little strange but after a few days it really grew on me. Can be crunchy if you use too much product but I thought this did a nice job with my frizzy, mildly curly hair. Kept the frizz in check and kept the curls fairly curly.

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Love this
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I love this brand! I love this product and plan on buying it when my other bottle of Miss Jessie's runs out. Thank you for sending!

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Loved it!
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Loved this! Kept my frizzy and wavy (not quite curly) hair tamed all day in the Mississippi heat! Didn't make my hair feel "crunchy" at all. Loved how it made my waves more defined.

Only negative...the smell is really strong. Kinda wears off after a while, but right when you put it on it's really pungent.

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LOVE
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I just love this stuff. One drop the size of a quarter and my hair is soft and frizz free. The curls just seem to spring up and aren't crunchy or sticky. LOVE!

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This product definitely defined my curl - no frizz! However, my curls felt stiff as if I had too much hair spray on.

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LOVED this
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I haven't LOVED anything from Birchbox in a long while. I've liked a lot of things, but this item, I loved. I have never received so many compliments on my low maintenance natural waves as I did when I used this product. I'm purchasing it now. I need more!

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Good for thick hair
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I have very thick curly hair and this product works well to reduce frizz and keep the curls intact. I did purchase the product and really like how soft it makes my hair and not rigid like some other curly hair products.

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Great Curls
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When I first sampled this, I had much longer hair, and wasn't completely sold. However, after cutting off a few inches, I thought maybe my hair had lost enough weight to try this again. Tried it; loved it. I have thick, coarse, loose curls and this was nice at adding bounce and definition. Some days I like the smell, other days, I don't, but it has a strong scent. Overall, it's been a great product with my hair type.

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Good texture
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I only got to use this 1 time because I took it while on vacation and couldn't travel back with the package opened. Wish it was in a different container. I liked it though. Didn't make my hair crunchy and had a decent scent. Wish I could've used it 2 more times to see how much I really liked it.

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