Choose soft curl definers that leave hair light and touchable.

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"Curly girls are flooded with hard-drying gels that leave their hair stiff," explains Keneesha Hudson, owner of Urbanbella, a beauty boutique in Atlanta. Try using products that define curls without feeling like anything is in your hair. Good ones to try: Hair Rules Curly Whip or Herbal Essences Tousle Me Softly Tousling Spray Gel.