When it comes to curl care products, it seems as though there are a lot of products out there that make big promises but fail to deliver the desired results. Trying to determine which products will give you what you crave (defined, frizz and crunch free curls) can be difficult and expensive. We don’t want any of our curlies to suffer through trying to buy and try tons of products, so we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite tried and true products that’ll give you the best curl definition you crave.
Aunt Jackies Don’t Shrink Flaxseed Elongating Curling Gel: This gel gives curls amazing definition with its wheat protein and flaxseed enriched formula. These ingredients work together to heal damaged curls while strengthening them against future wear and tear.
Kinky Curly Curl Custard Gel: This is a product that has been around for a while, but that means more curlies have had a chance to try it, and many swear by it. If you’re looking for a gel that’ll provide long lasting definition, shine and control, toss this beauty into your cart on your next stocking up trip. As an added bonus, it contains no yucky ingredients (we’re looking at you, parabens.)
As I Am Curling Jelly: This brand is newer on the curl care scene, but the products deliver what they promise. If you want a crunchy hold, this gel isn’t for you. Instead of crunch, you’ll get soft, well defined curls that are touchable and easy to style.
Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturizing Styling Gel: This product is a little pricier, but it does what it says it will. The brand is beloved by curlies everywhere and because of its rich botanical emollients and Pro-Vitamin B5, it's easy to see why. Oh yeah, it also defines, holds and moisturizes curls.
Curl Junkie Coffee-Coco Curl Creme: This is another product that is a little pricer, but it’s worth every dime you’ll spend. This product provides a lighter hold while minimizing frizz, making it a great fit for our girls with waves. Since it’s lighter, you won’t get the crunch as with some other traditional gels and it won’t weigh down delicate curls.