My hair is a complete contradiction. It’s both dry, thick and fine all at once and it’s a mixture of types 3a, 3b and 3c (if you know about hair typing). Despite the confusion, I like to keep things simple when it comes to my normal hair routine; I apply a liquid then an oil and finally some sort of cream, as part of the LOC haircare method. I’ve learned everything pertaining to my haircare routine from other women, online. So if you have similar hair to me, try some of these moisturizing curl defining creams.
If you’re going on holiday and you need low maintenance, high moisture, and defined curl, then definitely pack this Macadamia product. It ticks about three different boxes; a curl enhancer, de-tangler and moisturizer all in one and best of all, it leaves your hair feeling super-silky and soft for the whole day. The only problem is, it’s like, not cheap. This curl defining cream costs around £20 for a in the UK , but only around $10.99 in the US and you get 295ml.
This salon-approved stuff is pretty much the curly girl’s dream product for curl definition. The product gives amazing hold without crisp-age and shrinkage. It’s also super-thick meaning it lasts for ages but if you apply too much, I find that it can weigh your curls down a little and personally I love the frizz. Although not the most nourishing cream out of all the ones listed, it still leaves thick and fine hair feeling pretty soft. £15 ($20) for 150ml.
Fly-aways and frizz will be banished entirely once you expose them to a bit of John Frieda. But beware; this stuff is strong. Super-fine hair will end up a little crispy if you apply too much, but for definition, you just can’t beat it. And there’s practically no shrinkage which is great. Only invest in this cream if you don’t mind the super-sweet scent all day long, though. John Frieda changed the recipe recently and one blob of this means your hair is going to be smelling fresher than a pillow with a mint on it. Also, it’s not the most nourishing product, leaving a slightly sticky feel upon touching. £5.99/$5.99 for 100ml.
*NB: The ones with the lil’ asterix, I was gifted for review for a previous article, but I’m only writing about them because they are now my new favourites, I pinky promise.