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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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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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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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Best hair product
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for my curly hair that I have ever used! Greatly reduces frizz, holds curls, nice scent--a home run from Miss Jessie's!

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Good stuff
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Nice texture, holds up to humidity. I have 3a/3b curls. It's not sticky, nor too light. It's just really pricey!

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no frizz!
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I am a no fuss girl when it comes to wearing my hair curly. All i have to do is get out of the shower, scrunch this through my hair, and go! My hair is perfect for the next couple of days. And it comes in a huge bottle. I have purchased several more bottles. LOVE.

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Fast and easy soft no-frizz curls
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I have been searching (and searching and searching....) for a product that would eliminate frizz without creating a hard crunchy look to my curls or a greasy feeling. This product does just that! After lightly towel drying my hair I apply a quarter sized amount to my long curly hair and lightly crunch to start the curl. After letting it partially air dry I flip my hair over and spray a light weight hair spray in sections of my hair to just hold my style in place. Once it is completely dry I have frizz free spiral curls with minimal effort. It also smells amazing which is an added bonus. This is my first Miss Jessie product and I will definitely be trying some of the Company's other products.

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Liked it
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I liked using this. I have really wavy hair and it did a nice job. It smells great! I'm not sure I'd buy it, my hair was still a bit frizzy, but I loved trying it.

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Good product
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I received this in one of my recent boxes. The sample packaging wasn't great so i didn't get to use as many times as I would have liked, but I did like it the 2 times I did. My hair is shoulder length, right on the edge of curly and wavy. The smell wasn't my fav, but not bad. It took the frizz down, and left me with soft, bouncy curls. They also seem to have alot of different products for different levels of curl, so if this one doesn't look quite right, check out their other stuff.

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Not the best for fine, wavier hair
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I'm torn on this one. It does help encourage curl and tame frizz, but I found it to weigh down my hair and create greasiness by the end of the day. The smell is also strong (herbal/chemical, hard to describe).

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