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Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion, 12 fl. oz.

a super detangling leave-in that can help you moisturize and style your curls and coils. You only need a little to help you smooth our your hair. It can be used alone or can provide a great base for other styling products. It can also be used as a rinse-out or on dry hair to add moisture when needed or as a styling aid for twists & braids. How To Use It: Apply a small amount of conditioner to damp or dry hair and smooth through hair lengths with fingers or a wide-tooth comb. Follow with any of our stylers if desired. Who Needs It: All hair types, especially dry, thirsty hair.

Key features

  • a super detangling leave-in that can help you moisturize and style your curls and coils

Honest reviews


The BEST leave in conditioner for thick, curly, frizzy hair!

Now I’m a huge fan of Curl Junkie — especially for my daughter who has mixed hair that is coarse and fine, waist length, and very thick. Her hair can frizz like no one’s business. We just moved West to East Coast and with that came the humidity which is making her look like RoseannRoseannaDanna!I went on the hunt and turned back to my daughter’s favorite styling product brand: Curl Junkie. We use and LOVE theCurl Junkie Coffee-Coco Curl Creme, 8 fl. oz.,Curl Junkie Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix Moisturizing Conditioner, 8 oz.andCurl Junkie Curl Rehab Moisturizing Hair Treatment, Strawberry Ice-Cream Scent, 8 oz.. These are staples for my daughter. But none of them was really making a big enough dent to the frizz issue here in humid D.C.I ordered this product andCurl Junkie Curl Queen Hair Styling Gel, 12 fl. oz.and it is THE winning combo! Suprisingly enough you don’t need a ton of either for them to work well! We use about 1-2 tbsp of the Smoothing lotion and then top with about 1 tbsp of the Curl Queen Gel. The combo allows her hair to be combed easily (we use a wide tooth comb only and don’t comb dry hair) and the curls form nicely. The gel doesn’t leave a sticky residue or crunchy “cast” on her hair either.This lotion smells great too!

Sophia Motley, MN

Should be a staple for everyone

Now let me start off by saying that I am a product junkie. I’ve tried so many products for my hair just to see what works, what doesn’t and what I can find that works better. This leave in is by far one of the best leave-in’s I’ve EVER used. It’s more than worth the money and you don’t have to use much. This product smells really good. Kind of like a light vanilla cotton candy. It’s subtle :). This conditioner left my hair extremely soft. I finally got that softness that I was always hoping the expensive wash-out conditioners would give me on their own but never did. This conditioner also made my hair extremely shiny. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a nice shine in my hair.If you’re hesitant about spending the money on this product then I’d suggest either just taking the plunge or maybe going onto curl junkie’s website and buying their massive pack of free-samples. That way at least one of the samples will more than likely work for you :)I’m reallyyyy looking forward to re-ordering this product 🙂

Mabel Homeland, CA

Not So Smooth Going

I use many Curl Junkie products so had high expectations for this one. The Smoothing Lotion was too heavy for my fine curly hair and left it feeling weighed down and dull. The daily smoothing lotion works a lot better for me. This might be great if you have thick, coarse hair, but was too much for me.

Lynn Cuba, OH

Curl Junkie

I have natural hair and the reason I purchased this was from a person I subscribe to on YouTube. Her hair is a different texture than mine but it was ok. I need to use it a few more times but I think it worked pretty good.

Caryn Forbes, ND


This product is the best detangler I have ever used in my 25 years of experimenting with SO many curly hair products and detangler sprays and what not. I wish my mom knew about this stuff when I was a kid while she brushed my hair before school! LOL I used it as a leave in conditioner but the bottle says it can also be used as a rinse out conditioner. The smell is not that good at all but I useCurl Junkie Curls in a Bottle! Hair Styling Solution – 12 ozon top of and it has a really nice & light berry scent. I wish it came with a pump though 🙁

Coleen Oxford, OH

Very good product

This is a great leave in. Has nice slip and does a good job of smoothing the hair. However, I bought it to use in conjunction with my Kinky Curly Curling Custard and I think I get better results with my As I Am Leave In Conditioner. The As I Am is a bit lighter on my hair and just seems to work better with the Kinky Curly. It is also less expensive and I can get it at Sally’s whereas I can only order this online. This is the reason I only gave it 4 stars.

Rosetta Wellsville, OH

Great, great product for my 3c/4a hair type

I bought this smoothing lotion based on the recommendations of a YouTube video on natural hair and I love it. I alternate between this product and the Oyin Handmade Hair Dew. I think I actually like this the best. I use it as a leave in and/or moisturizer and it works well under the gels that I use for hold. The smoothing lotion gives a lot of slip and it smells really good. The only thing I’d suggest if you haven’t tried it before is to look at the ingredients and make sure there aren’t any listed that you try to avoid.

Rosanne West Falls, NY

wonderful shine!

This works really well in the warm months. I use it under gel. It gives lots of as shine and detangles well. It also smells good.

Lily Raymondville, NY