Tag Archives: defining curls

Product Review: Beautiful Curls Shea Butter Curl Activating Cream

21 Feb

In this video, SimplYounique’s offers her opinion of Beautiful Curls Shea Butter Curl Activating Cream (8oz. $14). If you like the style she is wearing in this video, please check out her Two Twists and a Puff video HERE .

If you have a style tutorial you’d like to share, please send it to me at naturalbyl@gmail.com.


Reader Question: Why Can’t I Get Curl Definition?

21 Jan


This is a question that I see pretty often so I thought it would be a good one to post.

Bre asks:

“Ok So I did my BC on tuesday and need some help!!!!!! What can I use to get curl definition? I see my curls but I must be using the wrong products. When I apply activator they will form but once I do my whole head then it seems like I did nothing to it! Should I just leave my hair alone and just let it grow out a lot more to see definition or what?”

Congratulations on your big chop, Bre!!

If anyone has any helpful tips, please leave them in the comments section. Thank you. (The photo is not of the reader)

If you have a question, please send it to me at naturalbyl@gmail.com.

Product Review: Black Earth Curly Curl Cream

27 Nov

Description on the container:

Non-greasy herbal hair cream that revitalizes curls and eliminates frizz. Conditions and nourishes hair while adding shine and moisture.  Holds hair and styles in place. Easily shampoos out with no build up.

5 Things I Like:

1. The price- $7.99 for 6fl oz. 

2. Worked well for me for a wash and go and a curly puff. It gave good curl definition.

3. It was heavy enough to be a good winter product, but not too heavy

4. I did not have to reapply daily. I spritzed it each morning and gave my hair a good shake to refresh

5. It blends well with other hair products

I wanted to try a curl cream for winter. There were a few others that I tried, but I was not so crazy about them. This one worked much better for me. It says that it can be used on wet or dry hair. I only tried it on wet/damp hair.I also like that I don’t have to order it online or go to a special store for it. It was available at the beauty supply store and other places that carry Black Earth products.

The ingredients include (in order) deionized water, shea butter, sage extract, DMDM hydantoin, vegetable glycerin, burdoc protein, sodium polycrylate, ethylhexyl, fragrance.

Top 10 Curl Definers

1 Sep

NaturallyCurly.com posted a list of the top 10 curl definers:

  1. Tigi Catwalk Curlesque Curls Rock Amplifier
  2. Kinky Curly Curling Custard
  3. Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturizing Gel
  4.  Shea Moisture Organic Curl Enhancing Smoothie
  5. AG Re:coil
  6.  Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper
  7. Miss Jessie’s Quick Curls
  8.  Curl Junkie CoffeeCoco Curl Creme 
  9. Miss Jessie’s Curly Meringue 
  10. Curls Curl Gel-les’C

If you read my product review of KINKY CURLY, you already know that I am a fan of that. I’ve tried a few of the other products, but I was not too excited about the results I got from those. I think some of these work better for loose curls.

Have you tried any of the products on the list? What did you think?

Photo Source: Qwickstep.com

Product Review:Kinky-Curly Curling Custard

6 Jul


When it’s warm out, I wear a wash and go pretty often.  My favorite product to use for that style is Kinky Curly Curling Custard.  Kinky Curly and I  have been together for about 3 years now.  I cheated on the curling custard with a few other products over the years, but I went running back every time.  None of the other products gave me what Kinky Curly does. 

 Here are my top 5 reasons why I love KCCC:

  1. It’s all natural
  2. I can refresh my hair without fully reapplying
  3. It is great at defining curls
  4. It does not flake
  5. It has a nice smell that is not overpowering

I have purchased it online, but recently I’ve been getting it from Whole Foods. The 16oz container is $30.  They also sell an 8oz for about $16 or $17.   I haven’t tried the Knot Today for some reason.  The last time I purchased the Curling Custard, Whole Foods didn’t have any of the Knot Today in stock.  I will try again the next time.  I will see how that combo compares to my current combo which is Cantu Shea Butter as a leave in and the KCCC for styling. 

In my opinion, KCCC can work for different hair types.  The thing is, the results will be different from person to person because we all have different curl patterns.  The results will also be different depending on how you apply it.  I like big hair, so I rake it through chunks of hair.  If you prefer a more defined look, rake it through smaller sections of hair.

WARNING: Do not put too much in your hair.  It will be a gummy mess.  You really don’t need a lot to get it to work.  I suggest going on YouTube and looking at a few videos of other naturals applying the product.  That will give you an idea of which technique you want to use.

Defining Curls Tutorial from Keke52284

29 Jun

Here is another video from Keke52284.  Defining curls is a topic that comes up a lot.  This video shows how to do that with Eco Styler gel. Watch and enjoy!