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The summer time is coming, which means more wash and go’s or defined curly styles. We’re leaving the protective styles behind (at least for a little bit) and letting our hair thrive. Often times the 4c Hair chicks like myself get left out of the wash and go conversation because it is believed that we can’t achieve the same level of curl pop as our other textured natural hair sisters. The lie detector determined that was a lie! The “trick” so to speak with getting 4c hair to define, is all about moisture. 

So if you’re using products that don’t promote moisture, then you are wasting your time. Lucky for you, and for myself I’ve crafted the perfect list to handle your 4c curls. Each of these products promotes moisture which lends its self amazingly to popping curls. (Psst.. and most of them are black owned and female owned … a twofer for sure! )


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Best Curl Defining Products For 4c Hair

Products For 4c Hair

1. Kinky Curly Curling Custard

curl defining products for 4chair

Ingredients: Botanical Infusion Of Water, Horsetail, Chamomile, Nettle And Marshmallow, Organic Aloe Vera Juice, Agave Nectar Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Pectin, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate And Natural Fragrances.

2. ORS Curls Unleashed Curl Boosting Jelly

curl defining products for 4c hair

Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, PPG-5-Ceteth-20, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Honey, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Glycol, Carbomer, Polyquaternium-11, Amodimethicone, Trideceth-12, Cetrimonium Chloride, Aminomethyl Propanol, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycereth-2 Cocoate, Parfum, Benzyl Benzoate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Coumarin, Hexyl Cinnamal, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, CI 60725 (Violet 2).

3. Camille Rose Curl Maker

curl defining products for 4c hair

Ingredients: Dionized water, glycerin, pectin, coco nucifera(coconut )oil, panthenol, equisetum arvense (horsetail) extract, urtica dioica (nettle) leaf extract, althaea officinalis (marshmallow) root extract, aloe barbadensis leaf juice , agava americana leaf extract, punica granatum (pomegranate) seed oil, oryza sativa (rice) bran oil, PEG-40, hydrogenated castor oil, xanthan gum, tocopheryl acetate (vitamin E), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B-12), acrylates/C10-30, alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, aminomethyl propanol, pheoxyethanol, caprylyl glycol, tetrasodium EDTA

4. Aunt Jackie’s Don’t Shrink Flaxseed Elongating Curling Gel

curl defining products for 4c hair

Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Carbomer, Aminomethyl propane, Hydrolyzed wheat protein, Linum Usitatissimum Seed Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Polyvinylpyrrolidone, Polysorbate 20, Perfume, EDTA, Magnesium Nitrate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyaminopropyl biguanide, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Magnesium Chloride, Methylisothiazolinone, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Amyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional

5. Mielle Organics Honey & Ginger Styling Gel


Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin*, Honey*, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Acrylates Copolymer, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Orbignya Oleifera (Babassu) Seed Oil*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Maltodextrin/VP Copolymer, Marshmallow Extract, Pectin, Parfum (Fragrance), Carbomer, Xanthan Gum, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol.  * CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENTS.

6. Alikay Naturals Aloe Berry Styling Gel

Key Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Prunus Amygdalus (Almond Oil), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Fragrance (Parfum), Color additives, Botanical Blend Ingredients