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Macadamia Hold & Control Smoother
2.25 oz
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Love it!!
I have been having a difficult time with my hair lately after I started working out. It gets really frizzy in the front edges. After reading the reviews on this product, I decided to give it a try. The same day I got the box, i tried it because I was eager to see if it really works. Instantly i saw the results. I applied just a little bit on the edges and brushed my hair into a lose pony tail. My edges look softer and manageable. I am really happy with it.
1 of 1 people found this useful.
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Catrena Townes
Catonsville, MD
WOW!!! This stuff REALLY works
I am always leery about anything that claims to lay down your edges. I have tried everything - Curls Control Paste, Gorilla Snot Gel, prayer...nothing will lay down my hair. I would even tie it down with the aforementioned products for HOURS and still my edges would curl and poof up. So when I saw that this smoother was being offered as a promo, I immediately jumped on it. As I mentioned, I am leery about anything that claims to make your hair smooth for your slicked down styles, but I am happy to say, that this product works. I didn't experience any white flakes at all. A little definitely goes a long way. The smell is awesome and very easy to apply. I am happy. I would definitely purchase this again - ONLY if the price comes down a little more. I love Carol's Daughter's products. This is definitely my favorite now.
2 of 2 people found this useful.
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Diana Caserta
Richmond, VA
4 seasons: SAME AMAZING RESULT!
Maybe Im biased, I absolutely love CD products and literally will not use anything else on my hair (this has been the case for the past 6 months, in which time I have seen significant difference on my hair.) Since I used to style/overstyle the front portion of my hair around my crown, it suffered a lot of breakage and split ends (that im trying to fix), but in the mean time, it really makes it hard to style my hair without the frizziness from the breakage. I HATE gel; so this is my first gel-like product. ITS AMAZING!!!! When I got the product, it was mad windy outside. And I already had my hair in a (frizzy) bun. I took the package and quickly ran to the ladies to apply it. The thickness of the product is quite thick. and it's clear/see-through. It smells so good. I applied a little and smoothed it through my hair with a bristle brush. Whoa! It looked fab! So I put it to the test and went outside. It was windy and cold, but my hair still looked slick and smelled great. Not to mention, there were no residues or build up. Then I went back to my office where they coincidentally were having thermostat issue and the place was melting down, it was so hot! I was worried the product might start to melt and embarrass me. But It kept it together even as I sweated and sweated! Still looking great! Gosh, I love CD and I love this product!!
4 of 6 people found this useful.
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Michelle Dean
Bend, OR
Great on Baby-Fine-, Dry Blond Hair
I fell in love with Carol's Daughter Monoi Repairing system when I received it as a bonus sample through Sephora a couple of years ago. Why I didn't keep buying it, I don't have an answer for that dumb mistake. I've been growing my hair for about 1 1/2 years, wearing it in a low ponytail for work. I needed help with little breakage hairs on my crown that are very noticeable as I have naturally light blond hair. I read the reviews on this product , bought it and couldn't believe how well it worked. It isn't greasy or oily at all - in fact, I almost wish it was a little. It smells really good too! I also started the Monoi system again. Thank you Carol's Daughter. I wish you had a light hair spritz though...
1 of 1 people found this useful.
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LeElla
Raleigh, NC
Amazing gel
I absolutely love this product. No flaking, my edges stay smooth all day, and it's clear, so no staining on the hairline. I need a bigger container!
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Treating Tresses
Albany, GA
Highly Recommended
I love this product. I use it on my hair,as well my clients. It works wonders on short tapered cuts. There are no signs of flakes or residue.
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Mia Turner
Wichita, KS
Nothing Compares!
I have thick, kinky, dry, brittle hair. I decided to go natural, but couldn't find any hair care products that helped me manage my 'tuff stuff'. I decided to give the Macadamia Hold & Control Smoother to lay down my edges without any expectations that it would work. My hair was tamed and I've been in love ever since.
5 of 6 people found this useful.
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no breakage
I have been natural for over two years now and been trying to find a smoother for my gray edges (you know they have a mind of their own). I have tried many other products that have left my hair dry, hard, flaky and eventually the edges would break off. Not a good look especially for those days you just wanna pull your hair back. The Macadamia keeps my edges smooth but soft with no breakage. LOVE IT!!!!! Thanx.
1 of 2 people found this useful.
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Good but Expensive $$$
I was hesitant to order the gel after reading the negative reviews about white flaking and not holding up well. I didn't experience any of that while using the product. I'm 3 months into my last relaxer and I have new growth... It holds my edges down and gives me better waves than with pomade. And it's lighter and smells better. I think the price is a bit high for the amount of product you get, that's why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. But all in all, I don't mind paying for a more expensive product, as long as I get my money's worth. I do feel as though the product holds better than Jam and is lighter than pomade. I will be buying this product again without question. I have discovered that's its more cost efficient for me to order CD products when they're on sale (I am a member so I get the free shipping) and I buy more than one. That seems to be the best way for me to keep a supply on hand because the products are a bit costly compared to other products. *~*~*~This is a good product that I would recommend and will purchase again and again!!!~*~*~*
16 of 16 people found this useful.
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Ms.Reyes
Bronx, NY
Smooths and holds but not for long!!!
I love this line but the smoother, not so much. I received the smoother in the macadamia set. I was excited to try it because I love the smell but unfortunately it did not perform very well. My edges looked smooth and shiny for the first maybe 15 mins max but after that my edges began to curl back up and looked fuzzy. I would have been very upset if I paid full price for this. There are alternative smoothers by other emerging natural hair lines for half the price. I may have to try one of those then.
20 of 23 people found this useful.
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Charlotte Roberts
Thomasville, GA
DYNAMITE
I ran across this products at Belks read what the product could do wasn't certain that it would live up to it,I were astound that this product did I love it will buy again laid down my BBBsss of edges.I have tried many product but this one has done the job for smooth edges which last all day long and until the next day.Thanks Lisa for making this product for ME.
4 of 5 people found this useful.
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Tenee
Chicago, IL
Great Edge Control
Smell is fab, non-greasy hold, and kps my hair shined. I really enjoyed this product. My 2 cons: not enough product fir the price. Only 2oz of product for $20. Their r cheaper products out there that can perform at the same level.
14 of 15 people found this useful.
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AWESOME PRODUCT
This is the best product I have ever purchased. I use it around my temples and the nape of my neck to make my hair lay down. It lasts all day. Nothing I've used in the past made my gray hair stay in place until I used this product. I'm completely sold on it and would not purchase anything else. Thank you CD for creating it!. Love it, love it, love it!
6 of 7 people found this useful.
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Performed Well
I was quite skeptical about this product's claims of holding the hair frizzed edges down for a lengthy period of time, but after purchasing it and trying it, I am a believer in its ability to manage and contain frizzed edges. It is a bit pricy, but well worth it!
12 of 13 people found this useful.
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Krystal Miller
Baltimore, MD
great product
I've been natural for only three years or so. My hair have alway been difficult to manage but when I was introduced to this product I was for the first time satisfied with my hair. People this product works best if you use a tiny bit. Do not slather it on and expect for it to hold. When I wear my fro in a puff ball I put a tiny bit on my edges, I put a tihht elastic head band on my forhead and the neck, the brush my hair with a damp bush and then push my headband in place. My hair would stay in place for days. When it began to start getting curly on the edges I don't apply my gel I just use a danp brush and repeat the first steps. A little goes a long way. But sistahs be happy rocking the natural and don't get disapointed if you don't get the results of a relaxer bc this is no relaxer.
1 of 1 people found this useful.
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Shelley
Miami, FL
Finally a product that does what it says it would do!!
I have used this product while my hair is in protective style to control the edges. I won't use any other product! LOVE it ! I recommend it to anyone who is looking for that smooth polished look while hair is in extension or ponytails to control your edges. 5 stars from me for this product.
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Cher
Chicago, IL
Overrated/Priced
I love the smell of this product; however, I don't believe it's worth the price advertised. Whenever I put it on my hair, it leave a white looking residue. It works great as soon as I put it on, but after a few minutes my hair curls up and loses the sleek look it started out with.... I see not real difference between this hold and control smoother and cream of natures argon smoother.
8 of 9 people found this useful.
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Yolanda
Gulfport, MS
Smooth Edges
I recently cut my hair and I was looking for another product to lay down my edges and keep them smooth. I used one product that irritated my skin and the other just ran down my face. This product did neither. You DO NOT need a lot to get the job done. I use this product daily and the jar has lasted me well over two months. This product smooths out edges, their is no tacky build up or residue, nor is it hard and flaky...not to mention it holds all day. To top it off, it is pleasantly scented with a light and fresh smell...not at all overpowering. If you have tried other gels and jams for hold...you MUST give this product a try. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
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Cathy
Dublin, CA
Great Product!!!
I really like this product on my hair. I recently did the Big Chop, and I currently have less than one inch of hair. My hair is naturally kinky, and this works wonders for my edges. I like the fact that its not greasy like JAM products, and doesn't leave my edges shining like the sun, but looks moisturized. I also like the pomade type of hold that it has on my edges as well. The only drawback is that I have to apply it at least twice a day, so I keep a really small container (about the size of a Carmex lip balm container) in my purse. Thank you CD for making this product!!!
8 of 9 people found this useful.
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Wave control let down
I've transitioned from relaxed to natural three years ago. I like to alternate between a blow out, braids and weaves. I initially saw a demonstration of this product on HSN. One of the models appeared to have my hair type, which is very curly/wavy when wet. This product helped to lie down and keep the edges of the models hair slick and shiny. I purchased this pricy product during my next visit to Macy's. I was sporting a twist out at the time and tried it on my edges... A few minutes later "poof" back to how it was before using the smoother. I used a little, then a little more, still nothing. A few weeks later I blew my hair straight. I added the smoother to the edges then added a little more. After a few minutes the same result. This product did nothing for my hair besides make it smell nice. Unfortunately it did nothing to help achieve a slicked-back ponytail.
6 of 7 people found this useful.
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Life Changing
ive NEVER been satisfied with any product ive bought to smooth down my edges or fly-aways. i am a natural with fine but dense mostly type 4a hair with a little 3c & 4b sprinkled in so it can be more than a challenge finding something that works for all textures. most products either make my hair curl or just are too heavy for my fine strands so my hair ends up greasy & still frizzy. this product though is AMAZING. i pretty much just gave up hope that i would ever have a sleek look until now. when used my edges & hold literally look like i have a fresh relaxer. the day i first used it i had multiple people comment on how polished my hair looked. i was a few days away from giving up on keeping my hair natural because i felt like the more polished look i was used to rocking in my corporate work environment was unattainable. this product has given me the motivation to keep on my natural hair.
3 of 4 people found this useful.
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Ms. Kim
Atlanta, GA
Afro friend!
I was asked to try it by the sales assistant in Macy's while another customer with relaxed hair raved about this gel. Just to humor them (I have a TWA) I put a dab on my edges. WELL, to my surprise - my hair looked as if i had a fresh perm! I had to get a bottle of Black Vanilla spray to bring back my fro! It works great. I put just a little in my fro this a.m. just to help set my side part for the day. Will be keeping this for special occasions :)
0 of 1 people found this useful.
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Renee W.
Atlanta, GA
Not what I expected
I purchased this product in hopes it would not flake and would hold my edges down and it did not deliver. There was a bit of flaking and it did not smooth down my edges at all.
6 of 9 people found this useful.
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good product
I recently bought this product and was amazed how it hold my hair in place and did not make my hair hard so i was just in luck to see it on hsn at a good price and got it on auto-ship. I shop whenever Lisa is on there and you can get good deals. Lisa keep doing good and you are a blessing.
4 of 5 people found this useful.
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Rosanna Briscoe
Fort Worth, TX
Great Hold and wave control
I am African American and Latina combo (Thanks Daddy and Mami). I have combo hair (medium to body wave curls) and during the Summer I do not blow dry and flat iron. This is wonderful for keeping my waves tamed and perfectly sculpted. I can use this to wear a slicked back bun or pony tail or when my hair is air dried I can use it to sculpt the curls. A good tip: wash your hair with the black vanilla and deep condition with Black Vanilla also. Spray hair all over with Black Vanilla Leave in and totally cover hair from roots to end with this hold and control smoother. Braid your hair in 4 big braids or pull back in a pony tail and braid the tail. Let hair air dry and pull braids out and pull through the waves with your fingers. Gurl! you are going to be looking good. I have waves for 2-3 days and I am looking fabulous!!! Diana Ross all over again but with lots of waves!!! Thank you Carol's Daughter for such wonderful products. I am hooked for life.
13 of 15 people found this useful.
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Beth
Alsip, IL
Excellent
I was kind of skeptical about buying two containers of this product. However, I am glad I did because it's worth it! This product really does what I says. I am 49 years old and I've never had a perm on my hair and it was hard to find a gel or pomade that will keep my hair down. I have used just about every brand of gel or pomade on the market and I can truly say that none of them compare to Carol Daughter Hold and Control Smoother. This is the best one I have tried and I like it. Thanks to Carol Daughter Hold and Control Smoother. The purchase of two containers of this products is not a disappointment.
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Ty
Chicago, IL
Disappointed..
I purchased this product with the Maugerite's Magic, I must say I love the MM, it did what it was suppose to do. However, the smoother worked for about 15 minutes and my kitchen and front edges curled right back up. I tried doing wash and conditioner only, with no other products on my hair; with products on my hair; while it was wet; while it was dry; put a scarf, getting the same results every time. I didn't get long lasting smooth edges with this product. And I'm slightly upset that I spent $22 on it at the Macy's and didn't get what I paid for. The sales girl gave it rave reviews and really said this product was promising - I guess it just didn't work for me.
8 of 9 people found this useful.
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Marcia pringle
Suitland, MD
There is Hope!!!!!
This is hands down the best product I've I ever used in my life..forget Jam and other styling gels this is what you need. It doesn't flake nor makes my hair nappy and the best part is you don't need to apply heat..I have thick hair and it jus amazes me how beautiful my edges look. I woke up dis am after using if for the first time last night my edges still look great and I grabbed my phone and googled the website to write a review...yes it's expensive but it's worth every penny.
5 of 5 people found this useful.
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lrain
NewYork, NY
Macamazzzing!
In reading all the positive reviews I read,I had try this miracle hair smoother for myself. Let me just say Maximizing! I really love it, it smells great & goes on smooth for my edges. I wear ponytails & need that extra hold but without the greasy feeling & hard edges. I will never use any other product as long as the Macadamia smoother is a product of Carol's daughter. Thanks!
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Lisa Marie
Murray, UT
Love it!
I've been using Edge control for about 2 years & the main thing that bugged me about it was how it would leave a dry dull look with white residue in my hair. When I saw this in Sephora I was a little hesitant because of sticker shock but I tried a little in my hair & love the immediate results. I had to but it!
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Crystal
New York, NY
Great with flaws
I have to say this is amazing! my hairdresser used on my edges with my sew in because I dont like to perm. It works AMAZING and smells GREAT. However, that night, my ask asked why it looked like i had gray hair and I blew it off. The next morning, it was turning WHITE! I dont know if maybe she used too much, but I feel like for the price and quality, it shouldnt be turning white. I planned on purchasing but now idk. Maybe I need a second try.
6 of 7 people found this useful.
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I LOVE IT!!!
I love this products of course it does not make my hair straight because my waves just refuse to be tamed but this product fights off all the frizz that is on my hair . My edges are truly tamed and it does not take much to use so I will be coming back for more.
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love it!
This product is great! No residue, no build up, lots of shine & has a really nice, soft scent!
0 of 1 people found this useful.
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Vanessa Croney
Nashville, TN
Goodbye Gel
I was skeptical about purchasing this product because of the price only. I bought it and I have never been more satisfied with edge control. I love that you can use this product on relaxed or natural hair and that it doesn't leave residue in your hair. It doesn't change colors or flake or drip. Its so slick and it looks like your hair naturally lays down instead of having that gelled down look. I have no need for gel in my life anymore. As far as the price, because you only need a very little to get the job done, the price goes a long way. Thanks Carol's Daughter! You did it again! You definitely get what you pay for with your products.
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ZAHNIA
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Better than Jam, Edge control, or any holding pomade out there!!!
This product stood up in the Miami heat for hours and didnt budge. I am so happy I came accross this product. I recommend it for anyone trying to blend your real (natural or permed) hair leave out with the weave (a little goes a long way) Anyone who has a lace frontal or lace wig to blend the edges or anyone who just wants to smooth some ruff areas down. A+++
22 of 23 people found this useful.
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TIFFANY
Toronto, ON
Disappointing
I have permed hair and I thought this would work to help keep down my fly aways and edges, but unfortunately, the Hold and Control Smoother doesn't live up to my expectation :( . It smells really nice but I usually end up putting gel on top of the control smoother I've already applied to my hair
4 of 5 people found this useful.
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Tanika Thomas
Chicago, IL
A little goes a long way!
I tried this product out after watching the youtube video, and I have to say I am very happy with it! I've never been the type that used gel because it will dry your hair out, but after my big chop my sides were craving a little TLC! lol safe to say a little dab of this stuff is all it takes to keep them sleek while nourishing them at the same time. I also have the foam which works great as well, and the smell is dreamy! I just ordered a second one because I don't ever want to be without this stuff! Again, thank you CD for such great products.
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Anne
Philadelphia, PA
This is some good stuff!
This stuff is AWESOME! It is incredibly smooth, has a pleasant sent, and holds your hair in place with out that "wet" feeling that normal "gels" leave your hair. It also doesn't make your hair wavy (like some gels when applied on natural hair). I wish this came in a larger container. It's great for creating the perfect ponytail or for holding curls. It's so good, that I'm buying an extra one just to have in case.
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The bomb.com!
AMAZING! Just when I thought that I had to devote my edges to using GEL! I was absolutely wrong. I have been searching for something for my edges that will give me a long lasting hold without it looking dried out and was actually healthy for my edges. I was literally looking at reviews from every product line I could think of. I ran across this product from searching on the internet read tons of reviews and I had to try it! I am transitioning to natural hair and my edges are natural and they tend to revert back to being frizzy after a while. But this carols daughters are great for some of you who are searching for a sleek look on your edges and I mean sleek! It’s phenomenal! I absolutely love it! It does what it says; it’s long lasting which is a win already! No stickiness, it truly is my miracle I can’t believe I found this! I am done finding a product to sleek down these unruly edges! Yes it’s pricy but… it is definitely worth every penny! And if you don’t want to pay for the shipping and handling go to your nearest sephora and they should have it. And if you don’t think it works for you; then you always have the option to return it; but you won’t know until you try it!
31 of 32 people found this useful.
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Nikki
Mansfield, TX
Im so in love with this product!
I've been natural for over 5 years and I've tried just about every gel, jelly, pudding and custard. I first saw this product when I was shopping for some CD products at Dillards, I was curious but didn't want to be disappointed so I passed. Fast forward I'm back at the mall talking to the lady at the counter about it and she was bragging about how she uses it and it turns her curls straight. So I finally decided to buy this product and when I made it to the car, I carefully opened the package because I had all intentions on returning it. When I tested out on a side of my hair, my first reaction was OMG! It felt like I was still pulling my hair back! And the shine was crazy. Still skeptical, I figured my hair would eventually "crawl" back but NO! I was walking around wal-mart with a full blow out and a corner of my hair slicked back! Today I've fashioned a high puff and it's the best puff I've ever had! It's not greasy, hard, sticky, gummy or any type of mess. And most of all my hair is still slicked back like I just did it. Save the money trying to shop around for a cheaper subsitute because the buck stops here.
16 of 17 people found this useful.
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I little goes a long way
I like the fact that even though I don't use it everyday, the effects last and can be refreshend with a light touch of oil
18 of 19 people found this useful.
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Great product
I really like the product since it works great on my natural edges. Even when I had a perm, my edges didn't lay down like it did with this product. However, when I think about paying just a few dollars for other hair gels then to pay $22 for this, I'm like wow...this stuff really is expensive and over-priced! The jar isn't very large and although a little goes a long way, I just feel like I got "got" with that price tag.
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This is good stuff
first of all i do not write reviews but i just got my shipment today :) and I was so exited, i have transitioning hair and i have tried all gels, holding creams etc to try and keep my edges together so i don't have to flat iron my hair too often since i don't like using heat and i can keep my style all day, and none of those other dreams last or they get really flaky i and i have to wash it out, but this smooth and hold pudding is really thick not gel-like and it holds all day. There isn't that much in the jar and it's a little expensive but definitely a good purchase and a little goes a long way
8 of 9 people found this useful.
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Aimee
Knoxville, TN
AAAA-MAZING!!!
I have used the olive oil edge control as well as the via natural version and both did not hold throughout the day. I saw a youtube video with a comparison and had to try it. the product is great and lasts all day without buildup and I absolutely love it!
13 of 14 people found this useful.
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Alicia Miranda
Spanaway, WA
Just Good Stuff!
The best gel I've ever had! What I've been waiting for! This is long overdue.....major baby hair!...let me say that again....major baby hair! and such a nice grip hold and shine you wouldn't believe...It's like a tub of the best hair jam, pomade, gel...with not a single flake in sight....you can comb right through it after you are done with the style and it will loosen and then act as if it's some sort of really good lock butter...I can't say enough about it....if you need gel.....get this first
10 of 11 people found this useful.
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DPC
Philadelphia, PA
Works very well, especially on natural hair
I have a relaxer, and it works well on my hair that I now wear short. A little goes a long way. Works even better on my 7 year old's natural hair. My other daughters - it is hit or miss with her. No flaking. And stays put! Would give it 5 stars if the price came down by five dollars. I just believe it is over-priced and I am not sure I will reorder without a good discount.
14 of 15 people found this useful.
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sue wog
Brooklyn, NY
I LOVE IT
I have relaxed hair. I use mininum heat and usually very little curling irons. I diffinitly dont use gel but i needed an alternative when i was doing up dos for weddings n things of that nature. N i saw the advertisement for this on the door at carols daughter. The jar was pretty small and the price was 22 dollars before tax. It it said it was suppose to hold everything in place. I tried it on my post relaxer hair of 6-7 wks and it worked great after i tied it down of course and it word great on an up-do for a wedding . every one loved my hair n i didn't have much flyways. It smells great. The only con is that it leaves your hair feeling kinda dry almost hard but just more dry feeling u can comb it out with no problem when ur done its absolutely not like" jam hair gel". Looking forward to trying more stuff from the line. I wish there was more testers for this stuff. and it was not on the pricey side so you can try it with out going broke. Make TRIAL SIZES to BUY LISA LOL seriously
4 of 5 people found this useful.
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Disappointed
Totally dissappointed. I just received my order last night. This morning I attempted to put it on my edges that were straight but I wanted to see the effect of the product. So I used it on one side of my head. About 5 hours later I noticed my edges look wavy as if they were wet and they were a little hard. I am use to the stick to slick my edges or other pomades that don't last but for a day but this was disappointing. Based on the reviews, the product seemed to be great but for me, not so much. My hair is natural and I use a flat iron once every few weeks or so but my texture is very silky when straightned out. I did not need the product but if I did my edges will look wavy and the rest of my hair super straight. Not a good look
4 of 6 people found this useful.
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Novella Whaley
Redondo Beach, CA
Its just O.K
Tried this on my hair pressed and au natural. Of course it works WAY better on pressed hair and it allows me to keep my edges straight for about 2 days longer than I normally would. Of course there is not enough which really frustrates me because its expensive and with this company catering to natural hair wearers they HAVE to know our hair is thicker so it'll take a lil more toothbrushing than normal. And lastly it only holds for about an hour. This product does dull your hair if you use it too much. To remedy that I use the Macadamia weightless sheen spray and use this product maybe every 3 days or those times I want a decent polished look. This product is cool but if you want the great hold the chemical product give you're going to have to use those products.
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Fabulous!!!!!!!!!
This product is the best!!!!! Those fly away strands are a thing of the past! No build up, no crunching, no residue, and a little goes a long way.
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I wanted to like this
But I didn't. When I first started using it, I loved it. But after a while, I noticed that the gel was leaving a white residue on my edges. It cakes up just like any other gel. It smells wonderful but it's not for me.
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Thought I had a true friend...
...in this product. I saw a review on YouTube and thought " I have got to try this now!" because I like to wear half wigs for work and don't like having to straighten my edges. I got a sample at Sephora, got it home and smeared a little bit this bad boy on my edges and called a friend: "girl, have you heard the good news?" I was SO excited to take this stuff with me to use for a wedding in the Caribbean where I knew my hair would need to be on point since I was in the bridal party. Got to the islands and the heat and humidity reverted my hair before I stepped onto the tarmac and the story did not change no matter how many times I slathered this product onto my hair. I don't know about anyone else but a hot and humid day is when you need something like this the most and I was definitely lured into a false sense of security due to my results in the much cooler, drier climate in NY. Needless to say, I got a link to the online wedding album today and that photographer had all my knots in full HD...I'd like to use this forum to apologize to my best friend for ruining some of her wedding photos with my fuzzy mane - "sorry, girl!". So long story short, this product works great under normal circumstances but please don't let the smooth taste fool ya: this stuff ain't the 100% supersonic and gravity defying godsend that'll save you from the most critical and desparate crunch monster moments I.e.; high heat and humidity; however, it works better than most other products in like circumstances. Still, I would have to say this product is more of a fair weather friend.
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It really works!!!!
I have tried some other pomades and this one seems to have the right consistency. It holds the hair, gives a great shine, no flaking or stickiness. I mix the Macadamia smoother with my healthy hair butter (not too much) and distribute it throughout my hair; it creates a nice texture. I press my hair and wear it pulled back most of the time. When i want to wear my hair wavy, I press my hair, mix the two products together and cornrow the hair in large sections, then I put a roller on the end. The results are great!!! Thanks Carol! It would really be great if this product was available in a larger size.
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Cassie
Alexandria, VA
SIMPLY AMAZING
I ordered a number of products Monday and found a site yesterday really bashing CD products and their ingredients. Needless to say I was pretty bombed b/c I was really looking forward to trying the items. Well....let me tell you....I received my box last night and anxiously applied them this morning and I am going STRAIGHT to that site and tell them off. I've been natural for 2 years and have never had a pomade to lay this mane down! When I tell you my hair is SA-LICK....it is! If I could send a picture I would. I'm so excited I've found something that is as advertised!
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Jackpot!!
This is it!! Oh my goodness, Lisa you have done it with this product. I will not use another gel, jam, or wax. This stuff is amazing!! I use this on the edges of my daughter's natural hair and it lays down so smoothly. It actually brings out the waves in her hair. She has very thick hair with tight coils for curls. I thought the only way I would be able to tame her unruly stray hairs was to press or give her a kiddie perm. Not anymore!! I just hate that it cost so much for so little. Between me and my daughter using it I will probably go through 1 jar a month. I would have given this 5 stars but it is a little pricey. Nevertheless, it is an awesome product.
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Deborah
Washington, D.C., DC
Macadamia Hold andControl Smother
I've been using CD products since 2009, I started out with the body products, and feel in love. So I moved on to the hair milk and then the Macadamia hit the shelves and believe me I have unmanageble gray hair around my temple but not anymore due to the hold & control smoother. I have very fine hair and now I can get those stand up pompadors (opps! telling my age) and spike looks. If you have uncontrolable gray and dont want the plastered look to your hair give Macadamia a try...You will Love It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
12 of 13 people found this useful.
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Luv this!
I have a CD fan for many years...this by far is my favorite hair product. I will never buy gel again! Just ordered two more to have on hand! Luv it...get several compliments on the sheen it gives to my hair...gives you the hold without the flaky residue!
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MACADAMIA SMOOTHER IS THE ABSOLUTE BEST EVER!!!!
This smoother is GREAT for my PONYTAIL days!! No strays,or flyaways!!!!! It's even GREAT for when i wear my hair straight backand just put a DAB around the edges...the HOLD stays ALL DAY!!! I can't wait for my second jar!!!!
18 of 19 people found this useful.
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This is the BEST gel!!!
Carol's Daughter has once again proven her's products more superior to everything else out there on the market.I've been using all sorts of gels,trying to stay away from parabens,harsh chemicals and build up...I tried this gel out & I am 110% completely satisfied!! Thank You Carol's Daughter :D
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Monte
Chicago, IL
Great Hold without residue
I have very kinky thick hair and this is the first product that slicks down my hair so well. The other equivalent products like Ice left residue and even irritated my scalp but this Macadamia hold gel is superb.
2 of 3 people found this useful.
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Karen B.
Detroit, MI
The B-E-ST!!!
I cannot contain it any longer....this is the absolute BEST product I have used for taming both mine and my toddler's tresses. I have been a long time JAM user, and I threw my jar away! I am blown away by how well this products holds. I was little hesitant about the $22 price tag, but it is worth every dime! I will never go back to JAM! Thanks CD. I love it so much I want to become a member...I'll be coming back for more. This product lasts, smells wonderful, but isn't heavy, sticky, or pomady. I LOVE IT!!!
19 of 20 people found this useful.
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The Best stuff I've ever tried
I LOVE THIS STUFF, 1st of all let me say I have Natural 4c type hair this is the only pomade that works for me. And believe me I have tried it all literally... from the olive oil to JW crew this is absouletly the BEST. I gave it 4 because the price is to dang high. I feel that if CD would sell it a little cheaper more folks would buy it. But if you were thinking about trying it do it. It's great, but to expensive!
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Karen
Dallas, TX
No More Styling Gel!!
I'm loving this product. I was a person that was stuck on styling gel and was informed by my stylist to "give it up", but I couldn't cause I love to slick my sides down or my asymmetrical cut just doesn't look right to me. A friend of mine recommended other products by Carol's daughter and I purchased them. After 3 months I can say that my hair is growing uncontrollable and is as soft and manageable as ever. I decided to give this product a try and IT WORKS! I can have my slick down sides without the build up residue from gel. I'm a Carol's Daughter customer for life!
15 of 16 people found this useful.
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Better than gel!
I have been using Let's Jam for years and it always worked but prolonged use always broke my hair off. I ordered this product and fell in love. It's not greasy but it smoothes my hair in a way Jam never could, especially duirng high humidity which always affects my hair. I have curly hair that I wear short but don't wear it curly so nice flat ironed styles don't last long in humid weather but the smoother tames it all day long. I would recommend to anyone!!!!! Thanks Lisa, keep this in stock.
12 of 13 people found this useful.
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The best gel I have ever used
OMG! I hesitated before buying this gel, because I've had mixed reviews with CD products. And no success with gels. My 4A/B hair hated every gel/pomade I tried. After reading the list of ingredients I thought I've give this one a try. I knew from the moment I touched it, I'd found the one! It literally liquidated under my fingers! When I applied it to my edges, they immediately smoothed down! This product is a pleasure to use, do so sparingly!
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"Great alternative to gel without the flaking"
I'm 100% natural and just did the "BC" 2 months ago and I like the way it smoothes out my edges without all the greasiness or buildup of product, I thought it was gonna be like "JAM" with all the buildup, but it wasn't! Thank goodness. I wish CD was sold in PX/BX or care packages were sent with samples since while we are deployed we can sample before purchase due to our austere locations.
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Shirley Lewis
Chicago, IL
Amazingly Smooth with NO Residue!
I have been natural for a while and I love wearing my hair in puffs. I am not a big fan of gels and have been searching for a product that does not leave any residue or flakes in my hair. I am happy to have come across a review on this porduct from youtuber AFRICANEXPORT, otherwise I would have never given this product a try. However, I am glad that I went ahead and purchased this amazing hair smoother. I am excited to have found this product, it works wonders in keeping my ponytalis looking sleek, smooth, buttery soft hold with a beautiful sheen (not greasy). Most importantly this product did not leave any white residue or flakes in my hair. Did I mention my hair stayed in place all day! This will definitely be a staple product that I will use to keep my styles looking fly!
36 of 37 people found this useful.
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S Wood
Washington, DC
Pretty Good
The Macadamia Hold and Control Smoother is pretty good. Its definitely better than any other gel or smoother I've ever used and it smells great. I'd say the price is a lil steep but other than that, its a great product.
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MoNique Gaines-Harris
Phenix City, AL
Its OK
I have tried other products designed to smooth edges and I can say this is by far the best. I am transitioning from relaxed to natural and use the product to smooth my edges. My complaint is initially is sleeks my hair flawlessly without being greasy or waxy,but it doesn't last. After about an hour or so my edges will no longer lay flat, they look more tamed then if I didn't add anything but the initial effect is gone. For someone with a relaxer I think this product would be great and maintain its initial effect all day, for natural hair it is better then nothing.
7 of 8 people found this useful.
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Fantastic Finishing Gel
I have used Carol's Daughter products for a year now. They work wonders on my curly frizzy hair. This product puts a finishing touch that holds everything in place. Highly recommend it.
11 of 12 people found this useful.
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Kotina Forbes
Beaufort, SC
Awesome!...But too few applications per jar.
I was fortunate enough to purchase this through my military exchange so I paid $18 for it. I love it!!!!! My only downfall was that my daughter head is big(I love her) and her hair(it's natural, curly, and long) is thick. She nervously pulls at her edges and this product is the only product that allows me to french braid it back and the frizzy edges stay down all day. I have afforded to purchase two a month in my budget but in reality I need 4 ot 5!
18 of 19 people found this useful.
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I will never use hair gels again!
OMG........ The Macadamia Hold and control smoother is the bomb! It is so much better than gels which flake the hair and cause build up. This stuff is pretty pricey but it is worth every penny. As with all Carols daughter products, a little goes a long way so no need to cake it in your hair. It holds every hair strand in place without making your hair hard. Im transitioning into natural hair for the last 9 months and this stuff is magic to my hair. Oh and another plus, it smells soooooo good!
46 of 47 people found this useful.
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Great Product!!!
I have been using this product for a week and I just love it. It smooths my hair down and it smell great.
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Truitt
Miramar, FL
Hold Up to its Name
Im at a point in my life where im having hot flashes back to back. The gel I ususally apply to my ends of my hair; lets people know its there, i hate that. This one is so invisible; yet controlling and soft to the touch where you would not even know it was there. Thank alots.
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Erika
Palmdale, CA
FINALLY
Finally there is a product that not only works to smooth down my curly edges, but that is also not greasy nor have I experienced any build up after several days of use. I have tried many sticks and other products but this beats them all hands down. The best part of CD products for me, in addition to them working, is the natural ingredients my hair is being fed. I love it.
35 of 36 people found this useful.
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TAMEKA CURRIE
Cordova, TN
I have locs and this works for me!!!
I have locs and really fine edges and I must say that this product is awesome. The smell is wonderful and it keeps my little edges smooth and soft. A lot of times little gels harden and turn white...but not this...it stays soft and does not turn white. The best thing of it all is the smell. Nothing makes a woman feel good other than when she smells good head to toe and this product smells wonderful. Try it....you will not regret it!!!! I DIDN'T!!!!
13 of 14 people found this useful.
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Macadamia Hold
This is God's gift to the African American community. I have been natural for four years and have struggled to find a gel that would hold my edges down ALL day and not make my edges nor my hair sticky!! This is the BEST product EVER!!! I would recommend it to anyone who is serious about investing in a GREAT product!! The smell of this product is also amazinG!!! I will NEVER go without this AGAIN!
19 of 20 people found this useful.
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Katy Hay
LOS ANGELES, CA
IN LOVE WITH MACADAMIA
I LOVE THIS IDEA SO MUCH!! I WEAR MY HAIR IN LONG PONYTAIL AND IT'S NICE NOT HAVING TO USE MOUSSE OR OTHER GELS FOR THE SIDES TO STAY DOWN.. IT'S EASY TO BRUSH OUT AND IT HAS A REALLY NICE SHINE TO IT.. I JUST LOVE IT SO MUCH!!
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Whitney
brooklyn, NY
Thank You !
This hold and control smoother is the business! It works so good on my transitioning hair and I praise it thank you Carols Daughter for this product! I spray some of the Tui leave in conditioner and then apply the hold and control smoother bam there you go! Thank You so much for this product is all I can say it is wonderful!
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student/nurse
I LOVE THIS product. I am love hair products but most fall short of slicking back my pixie hairstyle. This product by Carol's daughter is fantastic, not only does it keeps my sides down but it doesn't leave a waxy residue and it smells good. I would recommend this macadamia hold to any who wants their hair perfect all day.
63 of 65 people found this useful.
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Tamara
Phoenix, AZ
Amazing
I had the chance to try this during the Essence Music Festival in NOLA and I have been waiting for the release of this great product. I am so ready to take to my stylist to start using on my hair. This product is light weight and non flaking.
40 of 44 people found this useful.
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Macadamia Hold and Control Smoother
WHEN I VISITED THE CAROL'S DAUGHTER STORE IN NEW ORLEANS, WHEN I WAS AT THE ESSENCE MUSIC FESTIVAL THIS YEAR, I RECIEVED A SAMPLE OF Macadamia Hold and Control Smoother FOR BUYING SO MANY PRODUCTS, I STARTED USING IT DOWN THERE AND LOVED IT EVER SINCE...THIS IS BETTER THAN JAM, GEL OR ANY HAIR PUDDING IS OUT...IT ACTUAL WORKS1.... I EVEN TOOK ALL MY FRIENDS SAMPLES TOO... LOL... THAT'S HOW MUCH I LOVE IT!
69 of 75 people found this useful.
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