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
4.1 out of 5 stars, based on 174 Reviews 174 Reviews
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Don't use too much of this product at a time. A little goes a long way. It's great for days when curls need a little more help.

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On the fence

Before I start let me just say this smells A-MAZ-ING!! I think it smells Pineapples, and it just makes me want to forever use, for the smell alone. Ok, to the review...It was ok. I put this in my hair after detangling it in the shower, and normally after my hair is pretty tangle free, but after running this through, I notice my hair had a few tangles at the end. It also made my hair a little stiff, but that can be because I used too much. I think it would be awesome if used with Curlformers or any other styling utensil you would set with wet/damp hair.

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Not for fine, curly hair
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Curly Meringue did nothing for my fine, curly hair. I would guess it works best for medium/coarse locks. If you've got fine curls, stick with the Quick Curls product.

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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 for frizzy, coarse curls
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Let me start by saying that I have very difficult, frizzy, coarse, curly hair. I recently grew it long hoping to embrace the look and was having a hard time. I started using this product a few weeks ago and absolutely love it. My hair actually looks nice and under control without being weighed down. The smell is amazing and I'm constantly getting compliments on how good my hair looks and smells. So glad I found this product!

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Wonderful

This creme is lightweight and works wonders on my permed hair.

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Expected more.

I was very excited to receive this product. I was disappointed when I used it. It weighed my hair down and I didn't like the feeling of my hair.

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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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