For curly-haired girls who want to give their hair a break from distortion and heat styling, the twist out is a great defensive style. But what’s the secret to a good twist-out? A light-holding, moisturizing cream that will nourish your hair and give you a lasting description.
A few main components are important when finding a curl cream. It wants to hydrate and add a bounce to warm, limp fibers. It must provide a slip to remove, and it must hold your curls secure and in place. That really isn’t too much to ask for. Below are the curl creams which meet our standards.
Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturizing Gel
Do you like to be able to brush your fingertips over your curls without feeling any crunchiness? A lightweight gel-cream combination will relax and hydrate even the driest of curls without any stiffness, with a mixture of meadowfoam seed oil and arnica herb.
OGX Moroccan Curling Perfection Defining Cream
The main ingredient in this cream is the Argan oil, which not only brings life back through shine and hydration to your curls but also keeps them soft and formed all day. Go ahead, turn back and forth on the hair—your curls are not going anywhere.
ORS Curls Unleashed Curl Defining Cream
This cream does well in the way it should. The pudding-like recipe describes hair with coconut, sweet almond, and safflower oils, and gives your thirsty curls an incredible amount of hydration that doesn’t feel greasy or heavy either.
Moroccanoil Curl Defining Cream
Can be calling this drug a curl-defining cream, but it does more than just clumping your twists. This also softens your hair (thank you, argan oil), smoothes flyaways, adds strength, and gives you a silky feeling that lasts long after your twists have been undone.
Cantu Coconut Curling Cream
Crunchy, loose, flaky curls are pretty much a nightmare, so I’m going to go ahead and say at all costs you’ll want to avoid them. Enter: this super moisturizing curling cream. It is filled with shea butter, aloe vera, coconut oil, and jojoba oil, all of which act to hydrate soft curls for brittle hair.
Pantene Pro-V Gold Series Curl Defining Pudding Cream
You don’t have to pick between hydration with this curl pudding, and very, very good description. Infused with argan oil (argan oil is just the best mid-weight hair oil, so it’s sort of in everything), this pudding offers up-curl consistency that lasts for days, without any of the rigidity.
SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie
This sulfate-free soufflé is a real favorite pick, and for good reason: it is made with coconut oil and hibiscus flower extract to help prevent breakage and promote hair growth. This also includes seed oil and silk protein to give you voluminous, frizz-free twist outs and wash and go.