If you’re struggling with dry or frizzy curls and curls, it might be time to incorporate a curl cream into your hair care routine. Curl products should leave your hair hydrated and your curl pattern defined. For luscious coils that stick out and bounce, a curl moisturizer is fundamentally essential. It can be overwhelming searching for the perfect product or knowing what ingredients to look for, so I spoke with expert colorist and curly hair specialist Quia Querisma to give you an overview of the best curl creams.
Querisma describes curl creams as “a styling product that has medium hold and humectant qualities that help minimize frizz,” and explains that frizz is caused by several factors, including product buildup, use of wrong shampoos and failure to use water-soluble styling products. It may seem like you and your hair against the world, but Querisma has offered some tips for achieving defined, full-bodied curls.
She recommends looking for products that contain shea butter, almond oil, and coconut oil. If you notice you have a lot of breakage, she suggests seeing a stylist to trim the split ends. Finally, she advises considering your hair type before choosing a wash-and-go curl cream. If you have a finer texture, better opt for a lighter formula like a gel. If your hair is thick, you will need a thicker curl cream like a pudding. Ahead are ten curl creams that are sure to look absolutely gorgeous in your washes and on-the-go, twists and refreshes.
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