best curl creams?

I've tried Deva styling cream and loved it until about 3:00 pm when my hair started to grow and feel dry (could be glycerin). I tried Eden coconut curl defining cream- not enough definition and no shine and also puffy hair. Cantu cream also dried me out after a while! Any other rec's? Thanks!!
2c/3a

Worrying doesn't take away tomorrow's troubles, it takes away today's peace

Best combo so far:
SheaMosture Curl and shine milk , Ouidad heat and humidity gel

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  • eche428eche428 Registered Users Posts: 2,782 Curl Neophyte
    My hair hates Deva products. They always leave me dry and crispy.


    I love Curl Junkie's Coffee-Coco Curl Crème Lite. I use it every day and no longer have that afternoon dry feeling even in our harsh Minnesota winters.
    < member since 2006 (no idea where 1969 came from :toothy10:).

    [FONT=&quot]Med/high porosity; color treated; med [FONT=&quot]d[/FONT]ensity 2c/3a.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Summer: (high dew point) co-wash [FONT=&quot]& leave-in [/FONT]Matrix Biolage Cleansing Conditioner for Curly Hair[FONT=&quot]. [/FONT]Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel.[/FONT][FONT=&quot] Spring and Fall: (perfect dew point) co-wash & leave-in Curl Junkie Repair Me! or [FONT=&quot]CJ [/FONT]BeautiCurls Strengthening Hair Conditioner; f[FONT=&quot]ollo[/FONT]wed by [FONT=&quot]CJ Pattern Pusha & [/FONT]Curl Queen.[/FONT][FONT=&quot][FONT=&quot] W[/FONT]inter: (low dew point) add in [FONT=&quot]CJ [/FONT]Coffee-Coco Curl Creme Lite[FONT=&quot].[/FONT][/FONT]
  • CurlySiaCurlySia Registered Users Posts: 164
    I agree with the CCCL. It's the only curl cream I've used that my hair likes and it stays moisturized for days.
    4a / 3c fine texture, low and normal porosity
    washing/cowashing, conditioning: devacurl decadence one condition, hair rules quench, as i am coconut cowash, curl junkie daily fix, curl rehab
    leave in: curl junkie smoothing lotion, hawaiian silky 14 in 1, hair rules quench, as i am, camille rose fresh curl
    styling: hair rules curly whip, camille rose curl maker
    sealants: oil rinse with Africa's Best Herbal Oil, Soultanicals Knot Dressing, bekura palm tapioca or jane carter nourish & shine
  • SpiralliSpiralli Registered Users Posts: 3,684 Curl Connoisseur
    Do you use the CCCL with a gel or on it's own?
    Location: Texas
    Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
    CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Desert Essence Coconut, Oribe Silverati
    Leave-ins: Curl Junkie Beauti-Curls, KCKT, cno overnight
    Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
    DT: Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
  • twirlygrannytwirlygranny Banned Users Posts: 1,114 Curl Neophyte
    Alba Botanica Soft Hold Style Cream. Awesome, moisturizing and cheap
  • eche428eche428 Registered Users Posts: 2,782 Curl Neophyte
    Spiralli wrote: »
    Do you use the CCCL with a gel or on it's own?

    If I want my curls to really hold all day and night I follow if up with CJ Curl Queen in low to normal humidity or Ouidad Climate Control Heat and Humidity Gel in high humidity. If I'm OK with my curls falling out into beachy waves then I use it with no gel.
    < member since 2006 (no idea where 1969 came from :toothy10:).

    [FONT=&quot]Med/high porosity; color treated; med [FONT=&quot]d[/FONT]ensity 2c/3a.[/FONT]

    [FONT=&quot]Summer: (high dew point) co-wash [FONT=&quot]& leave-in [/FONT]Matrix Biolage Cleansing Conditioner for Curly Hair[FONT=&quot]. [/FONT]Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel.[/FONT][FONT=&quot] Spring and Fall: (perfect dew point) co-wash & leave-in Curl Junkie Repair Me! or [FONT=&quot]CJ [/FONT]BeautiCurls Strengthening Hair Conditioner; f[FONT=&quot]ollo[/FONT]wed by [FONT=&quot]CJ Pattern Pusha & [/FONT]Curl Queen.[/FONT][FONT=&quot][FONT=&quot] W[/FONT]inter: (low dew point) add in [FONT=&quot]CJ [/FONT]Coffee-Coco Curl Creme Lite[FONT=&quot].[/FONT][/FONT]
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Registered Users Posts: 12,231 Curl Connoisseur
    I also like this the best of the curl creams I've tried:
    Curl Junkie's Coffee-Coco Curl Crème Lite. I even like it when I do a roller set or use my curling brush for a less curly look. It plays well with other products also.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:

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