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Living Proof Curl Defining Styling Cream

Living Proof

Curl Defining Styling Cream

Item #: 2284702 Size: 8.0 oz

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Living Proof Curl Defining Styling Cream is a styling cream that has extra conditioning and light hold to define and control curls with a stronger curl pattern. When the complete Curl line is used together, curls are beautiful, defined and frizz free - and they stay that way 2x longer. Powered by Living Proof's Extended Curl Memory technology, Curl Defining Styling Cream:
  • Provides extra conditioning and light hold
  • Blocks humidity that causes frizz
  • Creates smooth, long lasting touchable curls

For extra hold, use with Curl Enhancing Styling Mousse. Curl Defining Styling Cream is ideal for naturally curly or coily hair. It is silicone-free. Safe and formulated for color and chemically treated hair.

Living Proof Curl is powered by their Extended Curl Memory technology and patented Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA) so natural curls and waves stay beautiful, conditioned, defined and frizz-free longer. Extended Curl Memory technology delivers beautiful, defined, frizz-free curls that last 2x longer. Extended Curl Memory technology contains Living Proof's patented Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA), an optimized blend of emollients and polymers, and time-release conditioners combine to repel humidity for strong frizz protection. Curl provides residue-free cuticle smoothing for long-lasting curl definition and delivers touchable hold for long-lasting, resilient curls.

After using Living Proof Curl, 2 out of 3 users agree:
  • They are twice as likely to wear their hair naturally curly
  • They enjoyed beautiful, frizz-free curls 2x longer
  • Their curls never looked so beautiful the next morning

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Apply a small amount to wet hair, evenly distributing from roots to ends and add more as needed. The amount you use will vary based on your hair's density, length, and porosity. For best results, let hair air dry or heat style using a diffuser.
Water/Eau/Aqua, Polyurethane-35, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Octafluoropentyl Methacrylate (OFPMA), Cetearyl Alcohol, VP/VA Copolymer, Polyacrylate-13, Polyamide-8, Glycerin, Dilinoleic Acid/Propanediol Copolymer, Phytosteryl Sunflowerseedate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Glycerides, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Cystoseira Compressa Extract, PEG-8 Stearate, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance/Parfum, Behenyl Alcohol, Polyisobutene, Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, PVM/MA Copolymer, Glycolic Acid, Triisopropanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Citral, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional.

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Living ProofCurl Defining Styling Cream
 
3.6

(based on 110 reviews)

70%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (73)
  • Smells great (60)
  • Lightweight (53)
  • Effective (35)
  • Controls frizz (18)

Cons

  • Not effective (15)
  • Poor texture (9)
  • Doesn't work (4)
  • Sticky (4)
  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (38)
  • Curly hair (25)
  • Women (18)
  • On-the-go (5)
  • Thick hair (5)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (16), Very curly hair (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (46), Budget shopper (21), Beauty conscious (11), Survivalist / minimalist (10), Product junkie (5)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (41), 10 minutes (22), 1+ hour (10)

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5.0

Hooked, line, and sinker

By iamwerve

from San Clemente, CA

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Non-Greasy
  • Smells Great

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Curly Hair

    Comments about Living Proof Curl Defining Styling Cream:

    I have fairly curly hair but it's not highly coarse or coily. Think Almost Famous, Penny Lane curls and that's my texture! If your hair is very curly, you'll probably go through this product really quickly or need more hold. My battle with my hair is this: too much product weighing down my curls (a la ramen curls) or completely poofy mess of waves and curls contradicting one another (a la Hermione Granger in the first Harry Potter movie). This product has me doing commercial-style hair flips and looking a little longer in my mirror as I'm trying to get out the door. This product has a really nice light floral scent. I wash my hair with sulfate/paraben free shampoo and conditioners (no loyalty: I alternate from brands like Acure, Macademia, Aveda, Organix, Shea Moisture, Enjoy) and it doesn't make all that much of a difference if I'm not using a great leave-in conditioner and styling cream. After showering, I gently squeeze excess water out of my hair and use 1 pump of Living Proof Leave-In Conditioner and focus on distributing product through my mid to ends of my hair. To expedite the process, I use a cotton t-shirt to help scrunch and dry my hair simultaneously. Once hair is damp, I put about a nickel size dab of this Curling Cream into my palms and continue scrunching. Air dry or use a diffuser then voila!

    Ps. I usually put my hair in a top knot when I go to sleep. So on day 2 or 3, my curls can be salvaged by spraying a tiny bit of water on ends then scrunch a pea sized amount of this curling cream to soften and give shape.

    • Hair Type:
    • Very Curly Hair
     
    5.0

    Love Living Proof!!!

    By Jen

    from South Dakota

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Controls Frizz

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Curly Hair

      Comments about Living Proof Curl Defining Styling Cream:

      Keeps my hair manageable!!

      • Hair Type:
      • Very Curly Hair

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I have fine very curly hair

      By Chantelle

      from US Virgin Islands

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Controls Frizz
      • Easy To Use
      • Smells Great

      Cons

      • Harding

      Best Uses

      • Curly Hair

      Comments about Living Proof Curl Defining Styling Cream:

      I make my hair a little damp, add product. Scrunch hair with hands, let dry. Scrunch when dry to make it not hard and my hair is curly and not frizzy all day. And I live on the beach.

      • Hair Type:
      • Very Curly Hair
       
      4.0

      A must have

      By Nickie

      from Michigan

      About Me Product Junkie

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Controls Frizz
      • Easy To Use
      • Smells Great

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair
        • Daily Use

        Comments about Living Proof Curl Defining Styling Cream:

        This product is awesome for curly weave

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        My hair has curl again!

        By missfr8

        from Canal Winchester, OH

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Controls Frizz
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Non-Greasy
        • Smells Great
        • Strong Hold

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Thicker Hair

          Comments about Living Proof Curl Defining Styling Cream:

          My hair is just past shoulder length and the curl mousse I get at the grocery store does not make my hair curly anymore. This product has put the wave back I thought was gone!

          • Hair Type:
          • Wavy Hair

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Soft curls, no crunch

          By Blondie1212

          from Connecticut

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Controls Frizz
          • Lightweight
          • Smells Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Curly Hair

            Comments about Living Proof Curl Defining Styling Cream:

            This product is really great. Previously I had been using mousse only on my waves/curls. They would be hard to predict. Some days they'd be great, other days they'd be crunchy and flat. The curl cream is easy to apply and the results are the same every time. The scent is light and fresh.

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best styler for curly hair.

            By Tmom

            from Chicago, Illinois

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Controls Frizz
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Smells Great

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Curly Hair

              Comments about Living Proof Curl Defining Styling Cream:

              I love how light weight and effective this product is for creating curls. My hair is soft and touchable. It is not sticky or drying.

              • Hair Type:
              • Very Curly Hair

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The best for my never using a blow dryer curls.

              By Chitown Curls

              from Chitown

              About Me Minimalist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Controls Frizz
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Non-Greasy
              • Smells Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Curly Hair

                Comments about Living Proof Curl Defining Styling Cream:

                I use this with their Leave in Curl Conditioner. People always tell .E my hair looks great, and want to touch it. With this product they can!

                • Hair Type:
                • Very Curly Hair
                 
                5.0

                Love this product

                By Heath

                from Somerville,MA

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Controls Frizz
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Non-Greasy
                • Smells Great

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Curly Hair

                  Comments about Living Proof Curl Defining Styling Cream:

                  I use this product almost every day. It's easy to use...just scrunch and go.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Have purchased again and again

                  By carik1

                  from Dallas, TX

                  About Me Product Junkie

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Controls Frizz
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Non-Greasy
                  • Smells Great

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Curly Hair
                    • Daily Use
                    • Straight Hair
                    • Thinner Hair
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Living Proof Curl Defining Styling Cream:

                    I adore this curl style cream. The smell is wonderful, and it works perfectly on my fairly curly, thin, fine hair. After cleansing my hair I work a dime to nickel sized amount through my hair. I don't use or try not to use more than that or it weighs my hair down a little too much. Next I twirls 1/2" sections of hair with my fingers and either air dry or use hair dryer with diffuser. This does provide good hold and long lasting for my hair. I shampoo every 2-3 days with in between shampoos a refresher of water misting and a comb or pick to work out tangles and refresh my curls. Then use a light mist of an oil spray to help with any dryness. This product still works after all of that.

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Very Curly Hair

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                    • Q:

                      Does this product work on permed hair to define curls and reduce/eliminate frizz?
                      Asked on 4/23/2016 by Curllover from Houston TX

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, it sure does! It provides light hold.

                        Answered on 4/27/2016 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Can I mix the curl styling cream with the phd 5 in 1 cream to get a little more conditioning and volume. I have thin dry curly hair? Can I use this combination for curly hair the first day and use a heated round brush For a smooth style the second day?
                      Asked on 11/12/2015 by Moon pie from Delaware

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes! All of Living Proof's products are great solo or layered with others. Cocktailing the two is a always an option. Another option would be to pair the Curl Defining Styling Cream with the Curl Leave-In for parched curls! This product is a bit lighter than the PhD 5-in-1 which may be a better option for finer hair types.

                        Answered on 11/23/2015 by Staff Expert from Ulta Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Will this product work on permed hair? I recently had a perm done that rreally dried out my hair so I need something that will tame the frizzy and moisturize!
                      Asked on 3/9/2015 by lexi

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Curl Defining Styling Cream can be used on both natural and permed curls to help add shape and definition and to keep them frizz-free! It features a humidity blocking, extra conditioning formula.

                        Answered on 3/10/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      How does this product compare to the no frizz nourishing styling cream? I have thick curly hair and I am looking for something to help tame the frizzies. I am not sure which product to go with.
                      thanks!
                      Asked on 3/4/2015 by krisann20 from Columbus, OH

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        No Frizz Nourishing Cream:
                        • Delivers OFPMA, Living Proof's Healthy Hair Molecule that creates a weightless shield around each strand to block humidity and smoothe, plus conditioning agents
                        • Doesn’t have any hold
                        • Will deliver on frizz protection but won’t hold a curl for an extended amount of time because there isn’t hold

                        Curl Defining Styling Cream:
                        • Has Curl Extended Memory Technology
                        • Has OFPMA and conditioning agents
                        • Gives flexible hold
                        • All elements that curly hair needs

                        We hope this helps! :-)

                        Answered on 3/4/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      What sz is bottle?
                      Asked on 2/26/2015 by Elizabeth from Reno nv

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This product is 8.0 fl. oz.

                        Answered on 2/26/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      I have thick Wavy hair that refuses to be tamed! I have tried every possible solution but none have been able to tame my frizz. Is this product my knight in shining armor??
                      Asked on 2/26/2015 by Broom Hilda:(

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Living Proof Curl Defining Styling Cream features Extended Curl Memory technology for defined and frizz-free curls 2x longer:

                        OFPMA: Repels humidity for superior frizz protection and keeps hair cleaner, longer.
                        Time-released conditioning: Provides residue-free cuticle smoothing for long-lasting curl definition
                        Optimized balanced emollient and polymer blend: Delivers flexible hold for delivers long-lasting, resilient touchable curls

                        This product is available in travel size within the Curl Travel Kit, if you'd like to give it a try before committing to the full size:
                        http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod11951053

                        Answered on 2/26/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Is this line of products tested on animals?
                      Asked on 2/26/2015 by Kendra from colorado

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Safety is Living Proof's top priority, and Living Proof uses the best and most advanced tools to achieve that. Living Proof does not test any finished products on animals, nor does Living Proof ask their suppliers to test them on Living Proof's behalf.

                        Answered on 2/26/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Is this good for thin, fine curls?
                      Asked on 2/21/2015 by product junkie from in

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Curl Defining Styling Cream is ideal for all types of curls!

                        Answered on 2/23/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Would this product work on fine hair w/natural wave? I have been using the volume line of Living proof along with the other styling products.
                      Asked on 2/21/2015 by LP mom from Ft Worth,Texas

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Curl Defining Styling Cream is designed to enhance your natural hair texture, so it will certainly help to shape and define your waves!

                        Answered on 2/23/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      does this have any conditioning benefits?
                      Asked on 2/18/2015 by beeyes from Mooresville, nc

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, Living Proof Curl Defining Styling Cream features an extra conditioning formula, plus defense against frizz and humidity.

                        Answered on 2/18/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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