Hair cream vs Hair conditioner
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That 'cream' sounds more like a whipped butter than a cream - to someone with a pharmacy or formulation background a cream is an oil and water emulsion.
A conditioner would usually contain water or a humectant, plus an emulsifying agent, and would be able to 'reset' the hair's pH to acid after washing. Oils and butters don't have a pH and don't attract water so they can only coat the surface not close the cuticle or moisturise.
I struggle to believe curly girl friendly products don't exist, cheap basic light conditioners tend to be silicone free, you can add a little of your own oil if you want them richer.