Tuesday’s Honest Reviews – Marc Anthony – Curl Defining Spray

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For our Post today, it will be a review on Marc Anthony Strictly Curls Curl It Up Extra Hold Volume Boost Spray.

This is a product I have been using for a while, this is my 3rd bottle. While I was not a fan of my hair getting more and more defined curls over the years, tried to keep it really long to make it more wavy than curly, I did chop it often to donate to Locks of Love. There were periods where my hair would be in that in between stage, and I’d just need to have something to help, or I’d have a big crazy nest of a hairstyle. This product I tried out in more recent years, and I’ve really liked it.

Item – Marc Anthony – Curl Defining Spray

Cost – $8.47CAD-$11.99CAD – Have seen it at Rexall, Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart

Size – 200ml/6.8fl oz

Purchase Location – The Body Shop – Purchased for $8.47CAD

Item Facts

  • Long Lasting Curls
  • Soft to the Touch
  • Adds Shine
  • Hydrating
  • Controls Frizz

Other Info

3 days of amazing curls are just a spritz away. Indulge in intense hydration with this Shea Butter, Avocado Oil and Soyabean blend that moisturizes and protects curls. Silk Protein, Vitamin E and Provitamin B5 eliminate frizz and provide extra hold for lasting volume, bounce and shine.


SDAG-6 Alcohol, Purified Water enriched with Silk Proteins and Vitamin E, PVM/MA Copolymer, Silicone, AMP Vinylpyrrolidones/Styrene Copolymer, Fragrance, FD and C Yellow No. 5.

My Thoughts

I was actually recommended this product from a friend. She might have been tired of hearing about my crazy curls that I hated, so she said this is what she used on her own hair. She is of Samoan Decent, so her hair is naturally curly in such a way that it is like big waves. It is hard to explain, but it is like if you took a defined curl and enlarged it. She figured since my hair was in some sort of transitional stage, somewhere in between what I wanted and where it was headed, this might work for me.

I went out and bought it and used it, and was happy with the result. I started to pair it with other products to get the final result I wanted.

Now that I am trying to embrace the way my hair is still evolving, I find I like this sort of product more and more.

I use this on damp hair. I spray a bit into my hands, flip my head over the tub(I bend over so my hair is hanging down), and then I set it into my roots, pulling outwards. Since half my head is currently shaved, one spray does my whole underside. I then use what is left on my hands to do the roots of my bangs.

I spray my hands again, pull them through my hair to the tips this time. I do a spray per side for this part. All in all it takes 3 sprays to get my hair done. I find if I spray directly on my hair, it takes more, that is why I spray on my hands. I coats more evenly I find.

Since this is a product that helps you natural curls, it isn’t really a hairspray, it doesn’t feel sticky on you hands, so it isn’t annoying to use it that way. I basically just treat it like a mousse.

It has a wonderful light scent. My husband really likes the smell of it, and my kids do too.

To revitalize the spray the next day, I dampen my hands, and then do the same process as I did with the spray, just with water instead. This helps give you back any volume you lost due to sleeping on you hair.

I like that my hair doesn’t feel like it has any product at all if I use this on its own, with no additional products used. You can touch it all you want and it wont feel weird, sticky, greasy. I don’t know if it would be the same in more humid climates, but it works fine in the 80’s up here in the canaidan summers.


Yes, I already have, and plan to keep this as a staple product in my house. It does what I need it to, and works well with other products. I always get compliments when I do my hair with this specific product. It really tames my curls and frizz, keeps my curls from splitting during the day, and last a great amount of time.

If you find that your curls like to split, parts of them don’t seem to coil the same, or they turn into big frizzballs, this might be something to try out.

‘Til Tomorrow

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***Disclaimer – I am not sponsored by any of the companies mentioned on this blog. I just started to blog, so who would sponsor me, seriously. All items featured were purchased with my own money, gained by some other means, like awesome gifts from peoples, trades, or perhaps even a promotion of some sort.***

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