Want to go for that ultimate twist out or braid out? Without a doubt, a hydrating curl cream will have to be added into your lineup of go-to hair care products. Curl defining creams can be used in a multitude of creative and effective ways. From a substitute leave-in to adding it as a daily moisturizer – find out how to use a curl cream for best results.

What is a Curl Defining Cream?

A curl defining cream can be defined as a thicker hair styling product that helps to enhance and define your natural curls. These creams, puddings, or custards may get quite creative when it comes to product names, however most usually contain ingredients that provide moisture, hold, and texture to the hair via lustrous oils and butters.

Designed to help reduce frizz, add shine, and create more defined curls without weighing them down or leaving them crunchy or stiff. A good curl defining cream can be applied to wet or damp hair and still be very effective in your hairstyle of choice.

What to Look for in the Best Curl Defining Cream

Depending on the look you’re going for (i.e. elongated curls, flat twists, or a simple moisturizer), you’ll want to use creams with a richer creamy texture for more moisture or a thicker gel-like texture for extra hold and elongation.

If you’re looking to define your natural texture while also adding intense moisture, My Black is Beautiful’s Hydrating Curl Cream made with Golden Milk was created to keep curly and coily hair soft, shiny, and hydrated for healthy hair that is easy to style. Sulfate free and paraben free, it’s also suitable for those with chemically treated or heat-damaged hair who want to restore their curls' natural shape and bounce.

How to Achieve the Best Curl Definition

You’ve got your best hydrating curl cream, now it’s time to achieve that dreamy hair. Follow our step-by-step process to maximize your curl cream’s fullest potential.

Step 1: Divide your hair into sections. This step is most important to ensure there’s no tangles, knots or parts left untreated with your product.

Step 2: Scoop as much as you like and rub between your hands to emulsify. This will help prep your cream to be added directly to your hair for styling.

Step 3: Distribute from root to tip. Then, work through with fingers or a wide-tooth comb to distribute evenly.

Step 4: Use on wet or damp hair. We recommend using curl defining creams on wet or damp hair so that its moisture can be locked in with hydration.

Step 5: Style as desired. Twist it, braid it, or coil it and go! With a great product like our Hydrating Curl Cream, you can rest assured your hairstyle of choice will come out with all the bounce, moisture, and definition you desire.

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