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The Best Curl Enhancing Products For Wavy Hair

written by: Maddie - Beauty Editorpublished on 26 May, 2023

Top products to enhance your natural curls

Curly-hair girls out there, we've got you!

If you're anything like me, you've probably tried and tested numerous products to help reduce the frizz but enhance the curl, but haven't found THE perfect product. If that's the case, keep reading because I've done the hard work for you!

We've put together our top 10 products that will enhance tight ringlets, define a natural wave, and more importantly, reduce the fuzz and frizz that surrounds a natural curl.

1. Redken Curvaceous Curl Refiner

From loose waves to tight spirals, this curl defining primer will give your natural curls refined definition, whilst priming them for an all-day style. We love this product because it not only refines your natural curl, but it also features Redken's exclusive Curl Memory Complex that features sugar crystals, moringa oil and a UV filter to protect your hair from UV rays.

How To Use:

Simply apply the Redken Curvaceous Curl Refiner to damp hair and work the product through with your fingers. You can then let your hair air dry, dry it with a blow-dryer diffuser or scrunch hair for enhanced definition.

2. evo Liquid Rollers Curl Balm

Next up is the evo Liquid Rollers Curl Balm which is designed to lock in moisture, reduce flyaways and protect against frizz, whilst enhancing and defining your natural curl shape. The lightweight consistency of this balm also helps to detangle and condition your hair whilst providing humidity control... an essential for all curly-hair girls, if you know, you know!!

How To Use:

Work the product into your hands and apply it to towel-dried hair. Work the product into your strands and then either let your hair air-dry for a natural finish or use a blow-dryer diffuser for stronger, for defined curls.

3. Matrix Total Results A Curl Can Dream Light Hold Gel

The results say it all... this curl hold gel is perfect for those with tight ringlets that are looking for a little more hold and control! The lightweight gel is infused with manuka honey extract, and will help to define your curls and coils leaving your hair with a light and comfortable hold.

Say goodbye to crunchy curls!

How To Use:

This product works well paired with the Matrix Shampoo or Co-Wash and Mask. Simply apply the gel after washing (use less product if you have fine hair and more if you've got a fuller head of hair). Allow to air dry or use a diffuser for extra strong definition.

4. Philip Kingsley Curl Activator Defining Cream

If you're looking for definition and a healthy shine, this product is the one for you!

The Curl Activator enhances your natural curl, providing a medium hold and enviable shine for a super healthy and glowing finish. The formula is vegan-friendly and is suitable for curly, wavy and frizzy hair types as it allows your to define the curl, without weighing them down. Formulated with Copolymers to ensure the curl lasts longer and Dimethicone to boost shine and softness.

How To Use:

Distribute the cream evenly through damp hair and dry with a diffuser. If you're looking for extra definition, we recommend scrunching it into your hair once dry and simply brush it out when required.

5. label.m Curl Define Curl Cream

Give your waves and curls the edge with this professional leave-in conditioning cream formulated with Coil E Complex 626! In simple terms, this curl cream soothes and protects your curls without that sticky, crunchy finish. The formula also includes an Enviroshield innovation to protect against the damaging effects of heat styling, UV rays and clime-induced factors.

How To Use:

This is a super easy product to use, simply apply to damp hair and comb it through. You can then leave your hair to dry naturally or use a diffuser to get that extra definition.