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Kristin Ess Ultra Light Curl Defining Cream - Frizz Control + Curl Hydrating - 6.7 fl oz

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$14.99 when purchased online

About this item

Highlights

  • frizz taming
  • curl hydrating
  • strand strengthening
  • soft finish
  • fine to medium curl types

Description

Keep it together! This is my dream cream for waves and curls. This cream isn’t about hold, it’s about adding subtle weight and shine to give curls more definition.

How to:
Prep: Use a wide tooth comb or brush to detangle when in the shower.
1. Use a micro-fiber towel or t-shirt to dry your hair with less frizz.
2. Apply curl cream evenly from root to tip.
3. Coil or twist hair to encourage the natural curl pattern.
4. Air dry or diffuse on medium heat if you want more volume.
Tip: Use a little water or leave-in conditioner to refresh Curl Cream on non-wash days.

Contains Zip-Up Technology, our proprietary strengthening complex designed to "zip-up" split ends while targeting weak areas of the hair, smoothing the appearance of damaged cuticles and helping to protect hair from environmental stressors and color fade.

cruelty free | color + keratin safe | vegan
free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates + silicones

Please note, ingredient lists may change any time a product is updated. Always check packaging to get the most accurate list of ingredients in each product.
Hair Type: Fine, Curly
Health Facts: Paraben-Free
Product Warning: Adult Use Only
Product Form: Cream
Beauty Purpose: Curl Enhancing
Net weight: 6.7 fl oz (US)
TCIN: 76577776
UPC: 840797129689
Item Number (DPCI): 063-00-4729
Origin: Assem In USA w/ foreign parts
If the item details above aren’t accurate or complete, we want to know about it.

Ingredients:

water, isopropyl palmitate, polyquaternium-37, polyquaternium-46, dicaprylyl carbonate fragrance, phenoxyethanol, cetrimonium chloride, polyquaternium-11, hydroxyethylcellulose, lauryl glucoside, ethylhexylglycerin, disodium edta, aminomethyl propanol, persea gratissima (avocado) oil mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower extract, diheptyl succinate, algin, sorbitan oleate, carrageenan xanthan gum, chitosan, cinnamidopropyltrimonium chloride, guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride, capryloyl glycerin/sebacic acid copolymer, coco-glucoside.

Shipping details

Estimated ship dimensions: 7.09 inches length x 2.21 inches width x 1.9 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.5 pounds

Return details

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This item must be returned within 90 days of the date it was purchased in store, shipped, delivered by a Shipt shopper, or made ready for pickup.
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Kristin Ess Wet Styling & Finishing Hair Care Collection

About the collection
This Wet Styling Collection from Kristin Ess is an absolute treat for your hairstyling needs. The Sea Salt Air Dry Spray will give you gorgeous, tousled waves for that beachy look you love, and the Style Assist Blow Dry Mist will cut down on drying time and add luscious shine. You'll love adding fullness to your hair with the Instant Lift Thickening Spray, and the Hydrating Curl Defining Creme is perfect for curly hair types that need extra moisture and shine.
View Kristin Ess Wet Styling & Finishing Hair Care Collection collection
4.2 out of 5 stars with 321 reviews
50% would recommend
54 recommendations
effectiveness: 3.32 out of 5
value: 3.42 out of 5
quality: 3.45 out of 5

Smells amazing

3 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
SRU - 15 days ago, Verified purchaser
The smell is amazing. Had a lot of compliments on the way it smells. The quality is lacking though. Hair feels dry and almost crusty. I will try different products in this line bc it smells so nice but Miss J’s pillow soft curls is way better.
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 2 out of 5
effectiveness: 1 out of 5
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Kristin Ess - Ultra Light Curl Defining Cream

5 out of 5 stars
Javajane - 2 months ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I received this Kristin Ess - Ultra Light Curl Defining Cream for my honest review. First off, it's easy to use and smells pleasant. It works well, and leaves hair feeling soft, not sticky. I would definitely recommend.
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Disappointing change in formulation and fragrance.

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
bj - 4 months ago, Verified purchaser
I used several tubes of this in the years preceding the Covid lockdown, tapered off as I didn’t need to wash my hair as often when working from home; and styling cream made it look dirty faster. My fine (but a lot of it), wavy hair really liked it when applied after a volumizing spray from a higher-end line; and the fragrance was light, warm, and pleasant. I bought a new tube a couple of weeks ago as I’m back to more in-person activities. I can’t find any description nor reviews reflecting that this has clearly been reformulated in the last few years, the texture and fragrance have changed, both in terrible ways. It does nothing for my hair at all except possibly adding to frizz and decreasing shine; and the fragrance now is just terribly strong and perfumey, and it lingers quite a long time. Very disappointed.
effectiveness: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
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Not great consistency

3 out of 5 stars
anonymous - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
Left a cast on my hair, and clumped up. Didn’t like this one
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No

2 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
Dnznsj - 5 months ago, Verified purchaser
It curls well, but it leaves a terrible, waxy layer on my hair. My hair also started falling out after using this.
effectiveness: 2 out of 5
value: 1 out of 5
quality: 1 out of 5
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Highly recommended.

5 out of 5 stars
Tanya1987 - 7 months ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I loved Kristin Ess Hair Sea Salt Air Dry Mousse - Volume + Texture for Waves + Curls, I really like how it defines my curls and my daughters' curls, it gives my hair a very pleasant smell, it leaves a soft texture, it's super easy to use and gives a very nice volume to my hair. I really recommend it, it is of excellent quality
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Fantastic

5 out of 5 stars
Mainejoanne - 7 months ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Kristen Ess has a totally revolutionary way of caring for hair! Her Sea Salt Air Dry Mousse that has ‘zip up’ technology in it. ‘Zip Up ‘ refers to the formula that helps seal split ends and smooth damaged cuticles. I love this mousse because I always have only ever air dried my hair. There has never been a blow dryer in my bathroom but there are surprisingly no products for air dry only and this is REVOLUTIONARY. The ingredients are vegan, not tested on animals and it WORKS. It inhibits the waves and curls in my hair and it always has an on point look when ever I use it, which lately is always! Also it’s a pump mousse. It smells fantastic but not overpowering. It’s my holy hair grail!
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New favorite

5 out of 5 stars
leeloo - 7 months ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I love this air dry mousse and what it does for my hair! I have curly hair and this does great for my hair type in giving my soft touchable curls. I love the scent of it as it smells clean and it lasts so long that even a day or two later my husband still says he can smell it. I have used this mousse to air dry and then later on put my hair in a heatless curl wrap and the amount of hold the curls have the next day makes this my new favorite product.
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Love it!!

5 out of 5 stars
Fritzka226 - 8 months ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This stuff works great! My son and I both love it! Not only is it so easy to use, which is great for someone like me who doesn't like to spend a lot of time on my hair, but also works great in my sons hair which already has some texture. First of all I love the fact that it's paraben and sulfate free as I feel there is enough junk in my other products, but it also is cruelty free! As I mentioned earlier it is so simple to use. I wash my hair like normal, get our of the shower and scrunch a small amount into my damp hair leaving it to continue to air dry after. It adds some texture that I don't have otherwise! My son puts a small amount into his hair that has some curl to it and it makes his hair look amazing! Definitely worth it if you don't have time to fix your hair everyday!
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Great

5 out of 5 stars
Brock69 - 8 months ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I really like this mousse! I will apply this to my hair when it’s damp and let it air-dry and my wavy style hair will look so nice and put together. I think it’s a great styling product and I would recommend !
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Great for added texture and volume to curls!

5 out of 5 stars
MishA88 - 8 months ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I love the Kristen Ess Hair brand, and so does my hair! This Sea Salt Air Dry Mousse is perfect for medium curls like mine. It adds really nice texture and boosts my curls, while leaving them smooth and without a lot of frizz. I like that it’s not super sticky, it’s a liquid to foam, and I don’t have to heat style my hair with this product. I would definitely recommend for people like me who don’t like to use heat tools all the time, and still want to have smooth curls with more volume and texture. It’s also vegan, cruelty free, and made without parabens, phthalates, and sulfates.
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Love It

5 out of 5 stars
Msmini14 - 8 months ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] For once I have found a light mouse that works great and doesn’t make my scalp itch. I’ve received many compliments about my hair since using this product. My hair has the beachy vibes and I love it. I used to fight with my hair so much trying to keep it straight but now that I live in a humid environment I’ve stopped fighting and this mouse has been a lifesaver.
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Lovely mousse

5 out of 5 stars
Tallylassie - 8 months ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I love Kristin Ess products so I was excited to try out this mouse. I have naturally curly hair and this provides light definition to my curls without weighing them down or making them greasy or crunchy.
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Best Mousse

5 out of 5 stars
- 8 months ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I loved this Kristin Els Air Dry Mousse. My hair is naturally wavy and this mousse helped my natural waves look nice and defined. I love that it isn't sticky and didn't make my hair hard like other mousses do. It was so easy to style my hair using this and my hair looked nice all day.
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Nice scent

5 out of 5 stars
ReneeC - 8 months ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I really like the Kristin Ess Air Dry Mousse. I’m not very fussy with my hair and usually just wash and go. Using this product is great since it it intended for air drying. It gives my wavy to curly hair some texture as my curls have turned to more waves and seem to be flat the older I get. I love the scent and the product dries leaving my hair a natural feel that isn’t sticky. I was able to try this complimentary for testing purposes.
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KE air dry cream

5 out of 5 stars
- 8 months ago
originally posted on influenster.com
I have used the cream and it has been great so far. I use the cream on damp hair and comb it through the strands to distribute the product and leave it to air dry. You can also scrunch your hair if you have wavy/curly hair for frizz free waves/curls.
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Works great

5 out of 5 stars
Hbrowning - 8 months ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I love how light weight this mousse is. I don’t have the heaviness some products leave. It help’s define my daughters messy curls and leaves them feeling soft and smelling amazing. We have added to her hair routine everyday.
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Perfect mousse for daily use!

5 out of 5 stars
Sunshine1 - 8 months ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] The Kristin Ess Hair Sea Salt Air Dry Mousse-Volume plus Texture for Waves & Curls has a very soft lightweight texture. Blends well into the hair and provides a great hold all day. It smells great and it is non sticky. It doesn’t leave any visible white residue at all. It’s the perfect mousse for everyday use! I love it.
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Goood stuff!

5 out of 5 stars
Apextj87 - 8 months ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I have been living my Kristen Ess sea salt air dry mousse! I absolutely despise having to blow dry my hair so this product has been a game changer for my hair! A couple pumps of this mousse and I get the most beautiful wavy natural air dry that feels and looks so healthy! 10 out of 10 would recommend this product!
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Good Hair day in a Bottle

5 out of 5 stars
MissySue - 8 months ago
originally posted on kristinesshair.com
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Kristin Ess products are my favorite hair products to come across and start trying out. Going from mass retailer shampoo, condition and hair care products to a quality line; never turning back. Kristin Ess Hair - Air Dry Mousse, is light weight and easy to use with an airy foam dispenser. My hair isn't sticky, stiff but 100% ready to style and look good. Healthy shine and great smell too !
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