Have you ever gone shopping for new curly products and just feel overwhelmed with the amount of choices in front of you? If so, your not alone, I too have had the same feeling. There are so many products now out for curls all boasting how great they are. I like both gels and creams so I generally use them interchangeably. Here are some gels and creams that I have used and highly recommend!
DevaCurl Arc AnGel
Now this gel is one my top favorites it gives you all the right definition and hold your curls need without making it feel crunchy. Your curls will be so defined and soft to the touch which in my opinion is how everyone curls should look. The only drawback is the pricing, however it lasts for good amount of time since you do not have to apply too much, so I would say the price is worth it. I have seen it sold in many places, such as; Target, Ulta, and many beauty supply stores. It generally costs $17.99 for a bottle of this size. But you will not be dissapointed!
CURLS Goddess Curls Gel
This is another one of my personal favs that I use from time to time. It gives you similar results to the DevaCurl ArcAngel, but it works best by itself. So I recommend to not leave to much conditioner in your hair when you apply this product and I would also avoid using any creams with this gel since it will give you some white buildup. But it does work great on its own and it’s pretty affordable! The price ranges from $8 to $11 and I have found it sold in CVS, Walgreens, Target and a few beauty supply stores.
Ouidad Climate Control Gel
Now this gel I just tried recently, I have heard lots of great reviews on it so I decided to try it. It reminds me a lot of another gel by DevaCurl called AnGel that gives definition and a lighter hold. If you want a lighter holding gel than this would be the way to go. It is pretty pricey this size bottle runs for $23 and I have seen it sold in Ulta and a few other beauty supply stores.
Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie
This is such a good cream for curls and it smells so yummy! It smells like sweet coconuts. This gives you a lot of the definition like a gel does. It also helps with some of the frizz as well. A little of this goes along way and it works really good in those cold winter months. You can find this product in many places like CVS, Walgreens, Target and most other places that sell hair products. It costs around $10 to $13 , but you can find for cheaper if there are sells going on like they have often in CVS.
Cantu Shea Butter Leave in Conditioning Repair Cream
This has to be one of the best creams out there for curls! It makes my hair so soft and defined and it also smells really good! This product also lasts a long time which is great. It works well with other gels and creams too. It only costs about $6 to $9. I have seen it at CVS and Walgreens.
Not Your Mother’s Kinky Moves Curl Defining Cream
The smell is what first attracted me to this product. It has a sweet smell of grapes which I loved! It’s a lighter cream than the other too so I think it works well with curls that are looser since it won’t weigh down your curls. It’s not to bad on price either it costs about $6 to $8 depending on where you buy it. I bought mine at Walgreens, but I have seen it also in CVS and Target as well.
Overall I can not tell you which is better to you use on your curls. Gels and Creams both work for my curls so I like using each. I will say I do like the hold these gels gives especially for the summer since my hair tends to frizz up more. Now that winter will be close by I will most likely be switching to using more creams. I hope some of these product reviews help most of you when deciding on what to buy. Also feel free to leave a comment below and give me some of your reviews!