It can be difficult and often times frustrating to find that perfect styler for natural hair that defines your coils in the EXACT way that you’re looking for! If you’re anything like me then your super specific about the type of curl pattern your trying to achieve. You want it chunky, but not to fat, coily but not to short, bouncy but not too loose….(I can go on, and on lol) But the point of the matter is, there are TONS of curl-defining products on the market that promises that perfect curl definition that we’re all seeking. But why sift through thousands of products to find the right one? Waste of time.
Author, Evelyn Ngugi, of Naturallycurly.com tells us all about the top 10 curl defining products! Like she say’s in the article, “no two heads are the same.” But these product suggestions should most definitely lead you in the right direction towards achieving great curl definition!
Check ’em out!
1. Curls Rock Amplifier; $16.95
Tigi’s Curls Rock Amplifier has the texture of a creamy hair lotion.
Curlies with different curl patterns love it and agree on one thing: you
only need about a pea-sized amount to get defined hair. If you apply
too much to each section, expect crunchy curls! Make sure to use your
favorite leave-in conditioner underneath so the styler doesn’t dry out
2.Kinky-Curly Curling Custard; $17
Most naturals tell us that Kinky-Curly Curling Custard is a tough
product to master. It’s full of nourishing botanicals like agave nectar
extract, aloe vera juice and marshmallow, and has a very slippery and
goopy texture. A little goes a long way, as it instantly clumps and
smoothes your coils. Expect extremely shiny and springy coils.
3.Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturizing Gel; $22
The Ouidad brand is on many a holy grail list and it’s because their
products don’t make you choose between defined and moisturized hair –
you can have both! Meadowfoam seed oil helps hydrate and clump, leaving
you with juicy curls. Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturizing Gel is great for
thick type 3 curls.
4.Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie; $9.99
It’s dense, rich, and packed with nourishing ingredients like aloe,
vitamin E, and coconut oil. If you don’t like the crunch of gels, Shea
Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie provides a more natural, touchable
look. Since it’s not a gel, it might be difficult to define tighter
coils and springs. Those with looser curls can expect soft, shiny, and
light curls instead of the wet, heavy look that gels might give.
5.AG Re:coil; $18
Re:coil is a creamy, lightweight frizz fighter. Those who’ve had great
results gush about bouncy, shiny, carefree curls. Those who had to pass
said it wasn’t heavy enough for coarser hair textures. In humid months,
use it under your favorite gel to keep the frizzies at bay. As it gets
colder, it’s great as a standalone product.
6.Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper; $9.99
Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper is a water-based styler fights frizz
and gently clumps curls, so those with thick, 3b and up hair may want to
pair it with a gel for more definition and hold. It’s smooth like a
serum, but creates definition like a gel. If you don’t like layering
products or it doesn’t take much to define your waves or curls, give
Curl Keeper a try. You can reactivate it with water as the week
7.Miss Jessie’s Quick Curls; $9
Give Quick Curls
a try if you have waves and loose curls or fine, thin curlier hair.
It’s a light cream, so it won’t weigh down your hair. If your hair
regimen has more scrunching than meticulous raking and finger styling,
your hair might love this product.
8.Curl Junkie Coffee-Coco Curl Creme; $22
Curl Junkie Coffee-Coco Curl Creme combines the moisturizing benefits of
a leave-in conditioner with the smoothing and holding properties of a
gel. It’s lighter than dense creams or stiff gels, and can act as your
leave-in and styler in one! Those with 3c-4a hair seem to love this
product. Give it a try if you want a light, bouncy wash and go.
9.Miss Jessie’s Curly Meringue; $7
A lot thicker than Quick Curls, Miss Jessie’s Curly Meringue is meant
for dense, thick heads of highly textured hair! The Miss Jessie’s
website says this medium hold styling cream is perfect for “pogo stick
oingy boingy curls”. Rake and smooth it onto your hair section by
section and watch the curls bounce back!
10.Curls Curl Gel-les’C; $25
Curls Curl Gel-les’C is a very lightweight, serum-like gel, perfect for
preventing frizz on looser curls and defining fine (as opposed to
coarse), tight coils. If you need high hold and staying power, this
might be better to use on top of a conventional gel.
My personal favorites on this list include the Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing smoothie, Miss Jessie’s Curly Meringue and Miss Jessie’s Quick Curls. All these products work well for my tight, coily hair texture!
Have you tried any products on this list?
Do you have any to add?
Sound off below!