If you are blessed with curls, you probably know that it needs extra care and effort. From cleansing it with a gentle shampoo to using the SOTC (Scrunch out the crunch) oil, it’s a long process. And one of the tedious tasks is to get defined curls without causing any frizz. Curl cream is one such product that helps define curls and keep them hydrated. So, what exactly is a curl cream and what does it do? Here’s everything you need to know about a curl cream and the reasons why you should invest in one.
What is a curl cream?
A curl cream plays an important role in a CGM (Curly girl method). This cream is designed in such a way that it locks moisture into your curls and defines them. It also allows your hair to fall in its natural curl pattern, improves the natural texture of curls over time and gives them added bounce and shine. A curly hair cream is a better option than gels that can make your curls stiff and crunchy.
What are the benefits of a curl cream?
1. It defines your curls without damaging them
Curl creams are not usually budget-friendly. This is because these hair products are often made with natural ingredients and are plant-based. They do not cause any harm to your scalp and your curls, and neither do they trigger any skin infections. They simply define your curls and give them the shine they deserve. We recommend you to use the Kérastase Curl Manifesto Gelée Curl Contour Gel-Cream that is infused with Manuka honey, Ceramide and Shea Butter to amplify your curl patterns without damaging them.
2. Helps improve the health of your curls
Most curl-defining creams like the Curl Manifesto Crème De Jour Fondamentale leave in cream are created using natural ingredients that help in improving the hair health without causing any damage. For instance, Manuka honey gives enough nourishment and restores the vitality of your hair.
3. It helps combat frizz
With regular use of a curly hair cream, you can efficiently say goodbye to hair frizz and flyaways. The natural ingredients in the cream rejuvenate your hair, making them softer than usual. Thus, instead of drying them out and making them frizzy, a curl cream nourishes them and leaves them well-defined. You can try the Curl Manifesto Gelée Curl Contour Gel-Cream, which shields your hair from humidity and prevents any breakage. The shea butter and ceramide in the product restore softness and provides resistance to hair breakage. If you combine this curl cream with other anti-frizz products like a gentle shampoo and a deep conditioning mask, you will never have to worry about frizz.
4. Makes styling curly hair easier
Whether you want to braid your hair or twist it while styling, a curl-defining cream always comes in handy. You won’t have to use multiple products to style your hair. Use a small amount of the curl cream while styling your hair to avoid weighing your hair down, and to ensure that your curls last longer and get a proper hold.
5. Easy application
Applying a curly hair cream on your hair takes less than 10-20 seconds. You only have to take some product in your hands and apply it directly to your curls, while scrunching them gently.
How to style your hair using curl cream?
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to style your hair using curl cream:
- Ensure that your hair is wet or damp before applying the curly hair cream. Rub a small amount of the cream between your palms and apply it to your hair with your fingers.
- Distribute the product evenly to make sure that the product is applied to all your hair strands. You can use a brush to remove the excess product and work in sections.
- Finger coil your hair or simply use the brushing technique to define your curls.
- Scrunch out the excess water and plop your hair in a microfibre towel to dry it out a bit.
- Next, you can air-dry your hair or use a diffuser to quicken the drying process.
Pro-tip: You can also use a separate gel to give it a better hold. However, it will leave a cast on your hair, and you will have to use a SOTC oil to get rid of the cast.
Once you start using a curl cream, there’s no going back. And if you are looking for products that will go well with the curl cream in your curly hair care routine, start exploring the wide range of Curl manifesto products from the house of Kérastase.