My favorite stylers for naturally curly hair

After already having written about my favorite shampoos and favorite conditioners, I think it’s about time I post an article about my favorite stylers for naturally curly hair. The above picture already reveals my four favorite stylers. To see why I like them and how I apply them to my curls, continue to read this post.

For me, a good styler is one that gets my curls to clump nicely, one that keeps away frizz and at the same time doesn’t weigh down my curls. Finding a styler that lives up to these expectations can be quite a challenge and most likely requires some trial and errors. I hope to reduce these for you by showing you my four favorite stylers:

Mop Top anti-frizz gel

Why I like it: My number one styler is the Mop Top anti-frizz gel medium hold – I absolutely love how it makes my curls clump and keeps them frizz-free even when it’s humid outside without weighing my curls down at all.

How to apply it: To get your curls to clump, apply it to your dripping wet curls without raking. Then scrunch your curls to get the styler evenly spread in your curls. If your curls look like they’re still wet after drying, make sure to scrunch out the crunch for bouncy and soft curls.

Watch this video to see how exactly I apply styler to my curls:

Kinky Curly Curling Custard

Why I like it: My results after using the Kinky Curly Curling Custard are similar to when I use the Mop Top anti-frizz gel, but as this product is a bit tricky to apply the results might vary greatly, which is why I usually prefer using the Mop Top anti-frizz gel.

How to apply it: Be careful not to use too much of this product – if you’re adding too much it’ll not only weigh down your curls but it’ll be difficult to scrunch out the crunch.

AG Re: coil

Why I like it: My curls become a lot curlier when using the AG Re: coil as a styler. In case you’re looking for an easy way to enhance your curls, I strongly recommend you to use this product as a styler.

How to apply it: Only use a small amount of it, as using too much leaves you with greasy-looking hair.

Curl Junkie Pattern Pusha

Why I like it: The Curl Junkie Pattern Pusha reduces frizz to a minimum while allowing my curls to from nice clumps. However it reduces my curls’ volume a bit, which is why I usually form a zig-zag-part to increase the volume just a little.

How to apply it: Apply it to your curls like you would any other styler, but make sure not to use too much of it as it’ll weigh down your curls.


  • Trista
    August 2, 2015

    I keep thinking one of these days I’ll try the KCCC, but for now my favorite is the Alaffia Beautiful Curls cream gel. I get the wavy to curly one. It sounds like it works a bit like KCCC that you have to get the amount right. Use too much and you get this weird greasy crunch that’s hard to scrunch thing.

  • Sophie
    August 3, 2015

    That MopTop gel seems awesome! I’ve always used cheapo drugstore gels, lol. But I would really like to try a higher end one if I get the chance.

  • Stacia
    September 12, 2015

    I have fine, 2b/3a hair that is not nearly as thick as Sandra’s hair. I use KCCC often, but find that I need a to combine it with a harder-hold gel because KCCC doesn’t have enough hold on its own. KCCC does help my curls clump, and makes my curls shiny. If I use too much, my hair takes forever to dry.

    • Sandra
      September 24, 2015

      If you really like the KCCC, but feel like it’s hold isn’t strong enough, I suggest you to leave in some (or more) of your conditioner in order to keep frizz away. I’ve also experience ridiculously long drying times after using too much of the KCCC… But I still love this product!

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