Miss Jessie's® Original Curly Meringue

Crazy curls, meet your match. This wondrous styling cream is designed to tamp down stubborn kinks and tame frizzy ringlets. The custard-like formula is especially good for ethnic or chemically treated hair, and is the perfect prep for fingerstyling, coiling, twists, and braids. Plus, the fresh pineapple scent makes us want to use it everyday.

Miss Jessie's® Original Curly Meringue
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Smells good, works well

This curling cream is one of the few that work great on my hair. It's ideal for defined curls and texture The cream smells lovely, though in the summer heat can be overbearing. Th onyl other downside is that it feels a bit heavy on the curls.

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Great styling cream!!!!

My hair is not that curly, but with this product I'm able to play with my hair and have great big curls.
Amazed by how much came on the sample size!!!!!

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Great Curl Cream
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This is probably the most effective curl cream I have ever used. It keeps curls soft, but well defined. The only complaints I have are the ingredients, which are very chemical based (as opposed to natural oils etc.) and the fact it requires a maintenance product like Baby Buttercream.

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Great for Big Curls!
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This cream is great at taming my big frizzy curls. I'm white, with medium-length, thick, red hair with tight curls. I have frizz all year round, but it's at its worst in the steamy summer.

I use Curly Meringue like I would any other curl styling product: rub some in my hands and scrunch into damp hair and air day. It consistently results in bigger softer (looking and to the touch) curls that aren't frizzy or too voluminous. *Note* I use only about 1/2 of what the directions suggest because more weighs down my curls too much. I got to that amount by trial and error and suggest that you do the same, especially if your hair isn't very dry or kinky.

The one drawback for me is that it requires me to wash my hair every day, or else I end up with greasy looking locks (if I use half the regular amount I use with just-washed hair) or limp and frizzy (i don't use any product). I suspect that's because I have normal hair, that isn't dry and usually doesn't need to be washed more than 3 times/week. If you have hair on the dry side, the greasy effect probably wouldn't be an issue for you.

The bottom line is that even though I have to wash my hair more often (and therefore have to condition it more often too), it's not such a big problem that I would stop using the product. I love the consistently good hair days that Curly Meringue gives me too much.

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4 stars

i dont use this product on my hair but i use it on my 3 year old daughters hair she has curly curly hair and this product makes it look great it kinda gives it a wet look but it is not wet and looks great

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curly magic
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Works great at defining curls while keeping them soft and bouncy and smells GREAT! A little goes a long way.

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Top Quality!

MISS JESSIE'S IS THE TRUTH!!! Every product that I've tried has worked for my kinky-curly hair. The secret is in how it is applied. Keep your hair wet or very damp and smooth this beautiful stuff on. You will have gorgeous, defined curls that last and last. All Miss Jessie's products leave my hair soft and shiny.

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Curls, curls CURLS!!
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This product is wonderful! And it smells fantastic. One small drawback, you only have to use a very tiny amount. If you use more, it tends to get on your neck and face.

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Liked Pillow Soft Better
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I bought this product after trying the Pillow Soft sample from my box. While I liked the meringue, I LOVED the pillow soft more. The meringue product still worked great--I am half-African American so I thought this product would be the better fit, but I enjoyed the Pillow Soft more. :) Great product though!

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A nice curling creme...
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I loved received curly hair products in my Birchbox this month, and Miss Jessie's Curly Meringe was the product I was most excited to receive. I was even more excited to find that I wasn't disappointed once I tried it. The product smells lovely. It has a nice smooth creme texture, and it made my curls look great.

I normally use a moisturizing shea-butter based curl creme in conjunction with a styling gel and a light leave-in conditioner. I would say my routine at the moment is at holy grail status, because I hardly ever switch it up. This Curly Meringe, however, is one product I would consider adding to my arsenal.

What's special about this is I didn't need an additional styling gel (you do need a leave-in). Even though this is a creme product, it definitely gives moisture, definition, and hold! When I used my gel on top of it, my curls just frizzed. When I used the Curly Meringe alone, my curls looked fabbed.

If you are someone that HATES the crunch from gel, I'd look into this product. My curls had that "after scrunching out the crunch" feel to it once it dried. You definitely need to put this on wet hair to distribute it evenly; otherwise this works for my curls.

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