When Twisted Sista asked me to try their Curl Activator Crème, I leapt at the opportunity! Even though I wear the same ol’ hairstyle everyday, I like to try new products on my medium texture 4C curls whenever I can.
In addition to sharing how well my beloved 4Cs responded to this curl crème with you, I wanted to offer curlies with looser patterns a different perspective. That’s why I enlisted the help of fellow Naturally Curly Editor, Cristina Cleveland. I wanted to learn if we would both reap benefits when using the same curl crème!
Gerilyn’s 4C Teeny Weeny (yet Mighty!) Afro
On any given day, at any hour, my curls thirst for moisture. It’s not for lack of care; it’s simply their nature. Finding the right combination of daily moisturizing oils for them can be challenging, which is why I think the Twisted Sista Curl Activator Crème was a WINNER for my TWA.
It’s super easy to apply to a freshly washed and sectioned out TWA!
If you’re not into cocktailing leave-ins with hair oils, that’s okay. The curl crème is full of coconut and avocado and almond oils that are perfect for coils that need all-day hydration. Even though I used only the curl crème during my wash-and-go day, I found that my curls didn’t lose moisture, felt super soft for hours, and didn’t fall victim to the halo effect at the end of my work day. This curl crème will also respond well to a midday TWA water spritzing break when you want to refresh your curls.
Although I tend to overpour and apply moisturizing products to combat dry curls, I really like that Twisted Sista encourages tightly coiled up curlies like me to use its product liberally.
So, yes - I definitely recommend that 4C curlies use the Twisted Sista Curl Activator Crème in conjunction with your current TWA styling and hair care maintenance routine. I think it’s a definite win for those of us looking for a wash-and-go moisturizer that not only douses curls in natural oils, but also knocks frizz out while enhancing those individual coils.
Even though I’m definitely going to keep this crème in my repertoire, I wondered… will Cristina have a similar liking for it?
Keep reading to find out!
Cristina’s Too Cute 2C Bob
Being the rockstar that she is, Cristina took time out of her regular styling and maintenance routine to sample the curl crème in order to give me and our entire community feedback about it.
Let’s see what she has to say about it!
Like many curlies out there, Cristina is adventurous when it comes to adopting a new product that may not necessarily be designed for her specific pattern or texture.
“I realize that my hair doesn't look like the curly girl's on the bottle, but many of my Holy Grails are shared by my Type 3 and Type 4 colleagues here at NaturallyCurly so I never let that stop me from discovering a new product,” Cristina said.
“With the Twisted Sista Curl Activator Crème I found that my hair had very bouncy curls and waves with just enough hold,” Cristina told me, “When I touch my hair it doesn't feel like it has any product in it at all, but the light hold meant that I could refresh my hair on days 2 and 3 with a water spray bottle and a little more product.”
As mentioned, I love using liberal amounts of product in my 4C TWA. That’s not the case in this instance with Cristina’s 2C curls.
“For my style and hair type, I like to use a minimal amount-just four pea sized dollops-for best results. Using small amounts each time means I don't have to worry about my hair being weighed down throughout the week,” she said, “I really believe that with the right technique and the correct amount of product, you can find a go-to product even in a formula that wasn't specifically made for your hair type.”
Takeaway Tips from Cristina’s 2C Styling Routine that All Curlies Can Use
Cristina was kind enough to walk me through her styling routine, which is an eye-opener since I style my curls in a similar way although our curl patterns are completely different.
“On freshly cleansed and detangled hair, I applied a light spray leave-in conditioner and blotted my hair dry with my microfiber towel, then allowed it to start to partially dry,” she told me, “I find that when I apply styling product to soaking wet hair my hair winds up looking flat. Once my hair started to dry, I took two pea-sized amounts of the Twisted Sista in the palm of my hand and rubbed my hands together so that they were evenly coated.”
“Then I flipped my head upside down and scrunched the product through the right side of my hair. I did the same with the left side. Applying in sections helps me make sure I haven't missed any spots,” she said, “Then I flip my head back upright, and at this point I may have a little bit of frizz, but I don't worry too much about frizz. Once my hair is 100% air dried that normally sorts itself out.”
From 2A to 4C, Your Curls Will Benefit from Twisted Sista Curl Activator Crème
As you can see, this curl crème is as versatile as the curls that love to soak it in! It’s sulfate-free, paraben-free, phthalates-free and contains coconut, avocado, and almond oils. It’s got everything you’ve been wanting in one product! No matter your curl pattern or texture, you curls are going to get a boost of nourishment and moisture. Lucky, lucky you!