The Curl Cream That Helped Me Embrace My Natural Hair Texture

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I was born into a family of tight, curly-haired individuals. My mom, dad and brother have all rocked lengthy heads of curls at one point or another, as have many of my cousins and extended relatives, but I was born with hair that does, well, nothing. It’s not necessarily straight, but it’s surely not curly or even really wavy, and as I result, I’ve not only always felt left out from my family’s beautiful, curly ‘dos, I’ve also always been somewhat embarrassed of my natural hair texture.

In an attempt to understand and appreciate my hair in its natural form, I’ve began experimenting with curl products to try and define my texture—I have the curly gene somewhere, right?—but have often been left with hair that isn’t defined but rather just weighed down. That all changed when I decided to try out one of my favorite brand’s curl products. I’ve been a big fan of Saints & Sinners products since I started working at NewBeauty, so I shouldn’t have been surprised that it would be one of their products that got me to embrace my natural hair.

What it is:

Saints & Sinners’ Medusa Divine Curl Cream ($32.50) is a lightweight curl cream that defines curls and waves without that unwanted crunchy feel that many curl products leave behind. Not only does this product add moisture and shine with ingredients like African date seed oil, indica seed butter, coconut, jojoba oil and olive seed extract, the vegan and cruelty-free formula also eliminates frizz and protects color, making it an all-in-one product for hair that is radiant and healthy.

One of my favorite things about Saints & Sinners products—aside from the fact that they always, ALWAYS work for me—is their luxurious fragrance profile that makes using them a sensorial experience. In the Medusa Divine Curl Cream, the layered scent features notes of ylang ylang, sparkling citrus, violet, fresh ginger and white musk, creating a fragrance that is light and fresh yet androgynous and expensive-smelling.

How to use:

A little goes a long way with this curl-loving product. All you need to do is take about a dime-sized amount of product—for my hair length and thickness, at least—and massage throughout the hair, from root to tip. After applying, I like to scrunch my hair to help define my waves a little more, and follow up with a hair oil.

Price/where to buy:

$32.50, realsaintsandsinners.com

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