We’ll admit, super curly hair isn’t exactly low-maintenance. The upside? It’s incredibly versatile. You can go from letting your curls flow freely, to a twist-out, to a top-knot, all in one week! Even better, there’s one DevaCurl product that works for any look you want to try: SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler. This silicone-free, paraben-free multitasker delivers much-needed moisture and definition, too. “SuperCream is a great emollient,” says Cal Ellis, Curl Master and Educator for DevaCurl. “It offers light hold and ultra-moisture for tight curls.” Here are four easy ways to work this must-have into your natural hair routine.
Do a wash-and-go
Cleanse and condition your curls with No-Poo and One Condition Decadence, and leave a bit of conditioner in your hair after detangling during the rinsing process. The reason: “You’ll need less product when you’re styling,” Cal says. Experiment with how much to leave in until you figure out what works best for your curls. To prevent shrinkage, a common issue for those with tighter curls, Shari Harbinger, Co-Founder of the DevaCurl Academy, recommends applying SuperCream to very wet curls in a downward gliding motion. “Finger-comb to elongate the hair while drenching it with SuperCream’s moisturizing formula,” she says. Once every strand is covered, arrange your hair how you want it then air-dry or sit under a dryer. To avoid frizz, be sure to keep your hands off your curls until they’re dry.
Tame rogue curls
One of the best things about SuperCream is that you can use it on wet or dry hair—thank you, beauty gods! If your curls tend to lose their definition or get a little frizzy in between wash-days, a bit of this creamy, coconutty stuff can freshen them up. “Rub SuperCream onto your fingers and gently glide them along the surface of your curls to add extra moisture and definition wherever you need it,” Shari says. She also suggests using the cream to control frizz and flyaways along the hairline.
Twist it out
If you’re bored with your curls (hey, it happens), switch things up with a two-strand twist. Start with freshly washed, conditioned and detangled, very wet curls. Divide your hair in half and secure one side with a clip. Grab a grouping of hair on the side that’s hanging loose and apply SuperCream. Split the grouping in half and twist the two pieces together down to the ends. Continue applying SuperCream and twisting your hair, section by section, until your whole head is done. Use clips to keep the hair you’re not working with out of the way. Use a spray bottle to re-wet hair as you go, if you need to. When finished, let the twists dry completely. Once your hair is dry, gently undo the twists and shake your head to loosen and separate them. You’ll get a uniform, springy curl pattern all over—so cute! Need a visual guide to twisting? We’ve got a video for that.
Try an updo
To sweep textured hair into a polished bun or an effortless pineapple, coconut oil-infused SuperCream will deliver the right amount of sleekness and hold. Use your hands to smooth a bit of cream onto the sides, front and back of your hair before you pull it up. To avoid putting a large amount on one spot, “Rub the cream between the palms of your hands first,” says Cal. Curl crisis averted!