Gels may be your curly styling product of choice so, why use a curl cream? If you find that your curls get dried out and frizzy, you may need a styling product that is more nourishing than a gel. Curl creams tend to be more moisturizing and have fewer harsh drying ingredients than the average styling gel. If the idea of using a curl cream as a styler is new to you, check out these quick tips on how to use curl creams.
- 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.
- Heavier curl creams are better for 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.
Watch these curl cream suggestions and more ideas on how to use them from Tara!
About Curl Cremes
Products in this video:
- Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
- Beyond the Zone Noodle Head Curling Creme
- Samy Big Curls Curl Defining Cream
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