There is nothing more empowering than natural curls, which you can keep healthy and hydrated with the right products. However, even if you are open to discovering afro hair products that work for your curls, finding those that work for your texture can take time and effort. Opting for the wrong products can leave your afro curls feeling more dry, frizzy, and prone to breakage.
In your search to find the best products for your hair, you might have heard of curling creams and curling mousses. So, what is the difference between the two, and what are their benefits? This article will let you know everything you want and need to know about these two products to see where they fit in your hair care routine.
What Is A Curl Cream, And Why Should You Use It?
A curl cream like our Curling Crème With Coconut & Jamaican Black Castor Oils can assist in defining and enhancing your afro hair's natural texture. This is because any curl cream made mainly from water and natural ingredients like coconut and Jamaican black castor oil can keep your curls hydrated and protect them against breakage.
For instance, by being formulated with coconut and castor oil, our curling crème also offers other benefits, such as less frizz and more shine for your natural hair as it helps smooth your curl's cuticle.
Is A Curl Cream Similar To A Leave-In Conditioner?
After using a shampoo and conditioner for your natural curls, a small amount of a leave-in conditioner like our Leave-In With Manuka Honey And Avocado Oil can seal in moisture from your wash day. However, unlike a curl cream, a leave-in conditioner can hydrate, soften, and add shine to your curls but cannot offer hold and definition. A curl cream offers the best of both worlds as it is heavier and can help curls that are drier and need more moisture and definition.
In terms of whether you need a leave-in or a curl cream, it is dependent on your hair type. You might also need to go through a process of trial and error to find out what works for your natural curls. For instance, if you want to prep your hair for a blow-dry finish or a silk press and your hair does not get very dry, just opt for our leave-in. Alternatively, you can use our leave-in conjunction with our curling crème if you have low porosity afro hair.
What Is A Curl Mousse, And What Are Its Benefits?
A curl mousse can provide more body and hold for those who want to enhance their curl pattern. For example, our curling mousse can be used to set styles like twist outs and rod sets. In addition, due to its natural ingredients like rosewater and flaxseed oil, our curling mousse will not weigh your curls down or irritate your scalp as it lacks harmful ingredients like silicone and mineral oils.
Additionally, our mousse, just like our curling crème, lacks the use of drying alcohols like ethanol which can remove the natural moisture from your natural hair. Instead, our mousse, like our curling crème, can also tame frizz, add shine and soften your curls. But if you feel that your natural hair needs more hydration after using our leave-in, use the curling mousse in conjunction with our curl cream for bouncier curls that last until your next wash day.
What Are The Main Two Differences Between A Curling Cream And A Curling Mousse?
Both our curling crème and curling mousse can encourage shine and tame frizz, mainly when applied on wet hair. But the main difference between both is that our mousse is better at providing and enhancing hold for your hairstyles without having to spend much time styling. On the other hand, our curling crème is more hydrating when you simply need to top up the moisture of your afro curls during the week.
The right curl product can help enhance your natural afro curls. But it is also essential to maintain a good haircare routine that can help you embrace your curls further. This routine can include protecting your curls at night, removing build-up regularly, and using the right products to detangle.