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Curl Detangling Rinse is NOT a conditioner. It is a unique water-activated, gel-like formula that detangles hair when it hits water, prepping hair for frizz-free styles. When the complete Curl line is used together, curls are beautiful, defined and frizz free - and they stay that way 2x longer. Powered by our Extended Curl Memory technology, Curl Detangling Rinse:

  • detangles and defines curls the instant it hits water
  • preps hair for frizz-free styling

Curl Detangling Rinse is ideal for all curl types. It is silicone-free. Safe and formulated for color and chemically treated hair.


THIS IS NOT A CONDITIONER. Use on WET hair after cleansing and conditioning with Curl Conditioning Wash. Spread clear, gel-like formula from root to ends. IMMEDIATELY rinse out to activate the detangling properties. You don’t need to work the formula through your hair like a conditioner to see the detangling benefits.


  • Use if you tangle easily
  • Curl Detangling Rinse may foam slightly during use. Don’t fret – just rinse under running water to activate the detangling properties
  • If you need more conditioning, we recommend you use Curl Leave In-Conditioner to either wet or dry hair to treat dry, parched areas

Recommend regimen by curl type:

  • Wavy hair: Curl Conditioning Wash, Curl Detangling Rinse and Curl Enhancing Styling Mousse
  • Curly hair: Curl Conditioning Wash, Curl Detangling Rinse and Curl Defining Styling Cream
  • Coily hair: Curl Conditioning Wash, Curl Detangling Rinse and Curl Defining Styling Cream
  • For all curl types: If you need more conditioning, use Curl Leave-In Conditioner

 See the individual products for specific application tips. 


How is Curl Defining Rinse different than a conditioner?

Curl Defining Rinseis a water activated formula that focuses on detangling, not conditioning to define and preps natural curls and waves in the shower for long lasting frizz-free styles.

Why would I also need to use Curl Detangling Rinse? Is Curl Conditioning Wash not enough?

Curl Conditioning Wash provides balanced cleansing and conditioning. For some curls, it may be all you need. Curl Detangling Rinse delivers additional slip to hair for instant detangling for curls that are tangle prone. It seals cuticles keeping hair strands smooth with increased manageability so your curls stay defined, detangled and are prepped for frizz-free, curly styles.

What is the fragrance in Curl Defining Rinse?

The scent is a similar light citrus fragrance to what is found in most other Living Proof products.

Is it color safe?

Yes, all of our hair care products are color safe. Our sulfate-free products contain extremely gentle cleansers which clean the hair with a minimized effect on color.

How does the humidity and frizz protection compare to No Frizz?

Curlcontains optimal levels of our Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA) to maximize curl definition and still provide protection from Frizz.

Will using No Frizz with Curl give additional humidity and frizz protection?

Yes, Curl is compatible with all Living Proof products. Using both Curl and No Frizz will provide additional humidity and frizz protection.  We recommend using No Frizz Leave In Conditioner for additional conditioning. No Frizz Weightless Spray to reactivate Curl. Prime Style Extender, cream or spray are also great options for extending curl styles. 

When and why is it important for a product to be sulfate-free?

You've probably heard a lot about sulfates and generally think they are bad for hair. You should watch out for sulfates in shampoos as when they are used in lathering, cleansing products they can strip hair of its natural surface oils, making it feel rough, dry and brittle. Sulfates can also strip the scalp of its natural oils, leading to dryness and irritation. Examples of commonly used sulfate ingredients that can be stripping include: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, and Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate.  You should watch out for these in shampoos.

Sulfates do not inflict damage on hair when used in conditioners or treatments.  When used in these products they actually help make hair smoother, softer and visibly healthier.

Sulfates in conditioners and treatments do not damage chemical treatments or color.  Characterizing them as not good for your hair in these types of products is incorrect.

love notes

I just LOVE every product you have!!
Posted by April on October 04, 2017

Thank you so much for making this line of hair products! I have FINALLY found my perfect hair products for every possible way to style my hair. Living Proof is the most perfect product and it actually works the way it’s says it’s going to, and it’s just fantastic! The price isn’t too bad especially for the quality of the product! I absolutely cannot get enough of the In Shower Style Perfect Hair Day product! I’m very very happy with all the products I have tried so far and I look forward to trying the others!;-) Thank you!:-)

Posted by eseme on February 09, 2015

I have been using LP for several years now, and have been very pleased with all the products I have tried. But the new CURL line is absolutely amazing. I have long wavy to curly hair that I wish was consistently curlier especially during colder months. Initially I tried just the styling mousse but then wanted more so ordered the wash and detangling rinse. This works well to detangle my hair and leave it soft without being weighed down. When I used the wash and detangling rinse and mousse my hair had better defined curls, roots were fuller with less frizz, AND it looked good even after sleeping on it. I feel like this line is IT for me - my hair has never been healthier, grown faster or looked this good! I am LP's #1 fan :-)

It performed a miracle
Posted by Rachael on February 04, 2015

I've been using the curl line for 3 weeks now. My hair type is lonng, thicck, course, with a wave. Without living proof products (I've been using living proof Frizz line since 2012? Its been a while and I love living proof) without living proof my hair is frizzy and I can't define the wave unless I use a heavy moose that makes my hair crunchy.. or I just give up and straighten it.
My review of step 2 curl detangling rinse is great!! Why?
It performed a miracle: It doesn't hurt anymore to get out all the knots! I prefer to wear my hair natural, letting those waves be themselves. Which means I only brush my hair right after I wash it. (Because you know, if you brush wave or really curly hair it is frizz city) Well with un-colored virgin hair this is fine . BUT after I got my hair colored my hair is a disaster zone. Sometimes I can only do a section at a time and then have to stop because it hurts so bad to get out the knots. And yes I would comb it out in the shower. But now *insert heaven music here* I get the knots out in the shower and I'm not fighting with it outside of the shower!
-the bottle says comb through with fingers and yes do this first. I tried using a wide tooth comb first and I had to work a little harder than when I used my fingers first and then used the comb.
-work it into the hair let it sit for a couple seconds and then start going at the knots. It seemed to lather? after sitting for a moment.

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When the complete Curl line is used together as a regimen, curls are beautiful, defined, frizz-free and last 2X longer.

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