Embrace Your Curls with These 5 Mousses & Creams


The best thing about having wavy, curly, and coily hair is the volume and definition. The worst thing about having textured hair is that the curls never quite seem to communicate with each other on where they’re sitting, unless it’s that one day out of the year where they all line up and sit perfectly. Luckily, there’s a way to have a good hair day every day. We’re obsessed with these mousses and creams that define and magnify curls.

Wella EIMI Nutricurls Boost Bounce Curl Enhancing Mousse

EIMI Nutricurls is built for being busy. Apply to damp hair after washing and get on your way as your hair naturally air-dries! This mousse enhances and defines curls and waves for 72 hours, with only a light hold settled at level 2. Wheat bran extract and jojoba oil keep your waves soft, shiny, and bouncy. Finally, it locks out humidity to cancel frizz. What’s not to like?

Promising Review from Ulta: Cynthia says “My hair is shiny, bouncy, not crunchy and leaves no flakes even 2 days later! The bottle is huge and will last quite awhile, even with my long thick hair.”

Get it at ULTA Beauty for $19.50

Paul Mitchell Twirl Around Crunch-Free Curl Definer

Paul Mitchell’s Twirl Around Curl Definer is ideal for curly and wavy hair, with its primary focus on separating, defining, and taming your curls into even ringlets. The magic about this product is that it’s both a cream and a gel, so it hydrates and smooths your locks with a good amount of hold all at once- no need to pair this product with anything else! With Paul Mitchell’s Twirl Around Curl Definer, your hair will never get crunchy, but it will keep its bouncy shape all day! Bonus: the bright, citrusy smell is fresh and delightful!

Promising review from Ulta: Hannah says “I have curly-wavy hair and this product really helps define my curls while doing a great job at eliminating frizz!”

Get it at ULTA Beauty for $23

DevaCurl SuperCream

DevaCurl is dedicated to embracing and magnifying those gorgeous curls. A must-have is their SuperCream, which is a jack of all trades. Furthermore, it’s ultra-moisturizing to keep those curls hydrated, smooth, shaped, and defined, while adding shine and taming frizz. Try to pair this cream with a bit of gel to maintain that gorgeous shape all day. This coconut-scented cream is also dermatologist tested and cruelty-free!

Promising review from DevaCurl: Jennifer says “I can’t believe a mousse works for my curls! I love the moisture it gives and helps so much when refreshing day 2, 3, etc.”

Get it at DevaCurl for $28

Sebastian Mousse Forte 

Mousse Forte by Sebastian is perfect for you if you want long-lasting, defined waves and curls, with heat protection as the cherry on top! On top of heat protection, it eliminates frizz and nourishes your hair, without leaving your locks sticky or crunchy. Just apply to damp hair, let your hair fully dry, and brush it out! You can air dry or blow dry, depending on what look you’re going for.

Promising review from Ulta: Kathy says: “I have thin, lifeless hair and this mousse brings it to life. I can apply it to my roots and, even the next day, there is no greasy feeling and my hair is still looking good!”

Get it at ULTA Beauty for $19

 Moroccanoil Curl Defining Cream

Moroccanoil’s paraben and sulfate-freeCurl Defining Cream accentuates beachy waves and curls for fine, medium, and thick hair. If you want to define your curls and fight frizz while simultaneously conditioning and moisturizing your hair, this is the cream for you! Using argan oil, this cream restores elasticity, smoothness, and manageability. This product works best on already wavy or curly hair. Just apply and scrunch into damp hair!

Promising review from Sephora: Amy says “I had gotten a small size to try and oh my goodness, I absolutely love this stuff! Great hold for my natural curls without being stiff. Doesn’t weigh my hair down at all, like some creams I’ve tried.”

Get it at Sephora for $34

Reviews have been edited for length and clarity.

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