How To Use Curl Styling Cream ?!?

How To Use Curl Styling Cream ?!?

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Monday I was doing my weekly wash and twist, and corrupting my mind with the newest

episode of Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta, when a girl that I had recently met on my hall

busted into my room freaking out about her hair. Newly natural, she had grown tired of

trying to achieve the ” wash-and-go” look with failed results. She thought that she needed to

cut her hair off again and start over so that she could reach her “true” curl pattern, which

was far from the issue because she had grown out so much.  After calming her down, I had

suggested that she try experimenting with different products to see what works best for her

texture, and I also suggested twisting her hair to achieve more defined curls.  My hallmates

hair meltdown, inspired me to write this post and share information to achieve better results

with the ” wash-and-go” method. I tried this technique on her hair and it actually made her

curls more defined.

Check out the info below..



Via NaturallyCurly

What is curl cream?

What exactly IS a curl creme? There are certainly lots of them out on there on the shelves today – and they’re made for just about every curl type. Curl creams aide in providing a soft hold  and definition to curls. They can often be more nourishing then gels and leave less build up.

They don’t have a “crunch” effect when your hair dries, as some gels and even mousses may leave behind. Curl cremes are a great product to have on hand when you find you need to tame some frizz or if you’re hair feels drier than usual.

Styling creams

For Type 2 curls

Garnier Fructis Soft Curl Cream

Boots Essentials Curling Cream

Physique Frizz Control Curl Cream

For Type 3 curls

Miss Jessie’s Quick Curls

Jane Carter Nourishing Cream

Curly Hair Solutions Tweek

CURLS Curl Soufflè

For Type 4 curls

Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttercreme

Andalou Naturals Cream

Darcy’s Botanicals Curling Cream Gel

How to apply it

Applying your curl creme is simple and much like the way in which you apply a gel.
  • After your shower, section your hair into 3, 4, or 5 sections.
  • On wet hair, apply an ample amount of the product to each section.
  • Working the creme from the root to the end of the hair. You may want to also leave a little extra on the ends of your hair for some extra “protection” from the elements and split ends.
  • Allow your hair to dry naturally, or , use a diffuser and dry 50-60% dry.
  • Optional: If you want to experiment by adding a gel with it, do so with your next wash, after you’ve seen how the product works alone.

Our curl cream tips

  • Use a light moisturizing curl cream as a leave-in when your curls are thirsty. Mix it with a gel that plays well with others for a combination of moisture and curl definition, especially in hot and humid conditions.

  • Using more of a curl cream in the fall and winter when the air is cooler and drier. Try a heavier curl cream that has both moisturizing and defining properties so that you don’t have to add gel and be concerned about having limp curls.

  • Make sure the curl cream mixes well with gels or work well by itself. Before covering your whole head and ending up with a crunchy flakey mess, test a smaller section of your hair with the cream and your choice of gel to be sure they work well together. To use a curl cream by itself, look for one that says it defines curls or enhances curls. Sometime curl creams like this are called gel-creams.


ITS LIT!! Malia Brown is the creator of UrbanSocial and Natura magazine. She is the former college ambassador for ESSENCE, a Journalist, and an on-air personality. Malia is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she reports on beauty, pop-culture, political affairs, and race relations.

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