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Humidity can leave curly hair a massive mess. Work this lightweight cream through wet locks and curls will dry smooth and defined. If your hair is extra thick, mix a few drops of the line’s Oil Treatment in for extra control.

Birchbox Breakdown

Curly hair can have a mind of its own, but with the right products you can whip it into shape. amika’s Curl Defining Cream is lightweight enough for summer but hydrating enough for winter, and defines curls without weighing them down. Free of parabens, silicone, and artificial colors, it’s safe for all hair types — even color-treated tresses. We love the convenient pump bottle, with its bright graphic motif.

How to Use

Pump a small amount of product into your hands, scrunch into wet or dry curls, and go.

Water, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Petrolatum, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Phenoxyethanol, Hippophaea Rhamnoides Oil, Polyquaternium-7, Cetrimonium Chloride 29%, Triethanolamine, Fragrance (See Fragrance MSDS), Panthenol, Palmitic Acid, Lilial (in Fragrance), Limonene (in Fragrance), Hydroxycitronellal (in Fragrance), Lyral (in Fragrance), Citronellol

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smells great!
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I really loved the great smell but didn't really notice that it defined or did anything to help my curls.

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great smell and hair texturizer
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Keeps my hair manageable and wavy throughout the day. It can make my hair feel a bit weighted down so be sure to not use too much or hair can feel a bit oily and heavy.

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Still deciding
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I didn't give this curl cream 5 stars because I'm still a little undecided on it. It smells phenomenal and leaves my hair super soft but my curls aren't quite as defined as I would hope. I haven't given up yet!

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Not what it claims
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This product is horrible. It weighs hair down and does nothing to help with curls. And the smell is nothing to brag on.

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Amika Curl Defining Cream
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This is a lightweight curl cream that is great for quick everyday use. It helps tame frizz and gives curls a nice relaxed feel.

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Love the smell, tames frizz, a little too sticky.
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I wish I could use this all the time since I love the smell so much! It tames frizz well and styles my naturally curly hair well, especially if I air dry my hair. The downsides to the product are that it is a bit sticky feeling, and I don't find it works well when I diffuse my hair too much after applying the product.

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Not bad
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Overall, I am pretty pleased with the curl defining cream. I bought it for my granddaughter, who is biracial, and therefore, has very curly , slightly coarse hair. Hair combing time is a NIGHTMARE for her, as she is only 2. But, her hair is easier to manage since using the Amika line. Was hoping for a little more moisturizing benefits from the c.d. cream, simply because I try to keep product usage to a minimum, overall, since she is still a baby. But, I will definitely be making this a regular purchase for her in the future.

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LOOOVVVVVVVEEEE
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I love this product! I have very curly hair that can feel dried out easily and hates humidity...and I live in Florida. I love this stuff so much! It worked really well in my hair and it smells amazing! I have received a lot of complements on my hair and the way it smells when I wear this product. My sister has VERY curly hair and lives up in DC with totally different weather and says she loves it too. I will definitely be getting more of this!

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Fantastic!
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I purchased this product because I just got a body perm (I wanted beachy waves) and wanted something to help maintain my waves without making my hair crunchy and hard. This product definitely does the trick! It's light, so it doesn't weigh my hair down. I also live in Memphis, so I wanted something that could withstand the humidity, which this product does. Granted, I don't have much experience with curly hair and products specific to that hair type, but this worked perfectly for me!

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Decent
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Not the miracle product I was hoping for but in fairness it does help to detangle and smooth curls. I found my hair to be frizzier than usual after using but perhaps I would have better luck using during winter months when its less humid.

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