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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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Curl Defining Styling Cream has extra conditioning and light hold to define and control curls with stronger curl patterns. Extended Curl Memory technology plus long-wear, flexible resins, create weatherproof curls that stay beautiful, defined and frizz-free, longer.

  • Extra conditioning
  • Light hold
  • Blocks humidity that causes frizz
  • Creates smooth, long lasting touchable curls

Powered by Extended Curl Memory technology so curls spring back to their perfect shape and stay beautiful, defined and frizz-free 2x longer.

Best suited for naturally curly, coily hair.

Silicone-free and color safe.

Recommend regimens by curl type:

  • For all curl types: In need of extra conditioning, use No Frizz Leave In Conditioner
  • Wavy hair: Curl Conditioning Wash, Curl Detangling Rinse and Curl Enhancing Styling Mousse
  • Curly hair: Curl Conditioning Wash, Curl Detangling Rinse and Curl Defining Styling Cream
  • Coily hair: Curl Conditioning Wash, Curl Detangling Rinse and Curl Defining Styling Cream

Use it with:

  • Curl Conditioning Wash
  • Curl Detangling Rinse
  • No Frizz Leave In Conditioner

Science

The problem: Existing solutions don't deliver the right amount of hold and conditioning to define and control curls with strong curl patterns.

The solution: Curl Defining Styling Cream defines and controls strong curl patterns with Extended Curl Memory technology plus long-wear, flexible resins, (not typically used in hair care), to create weatherproof curls that stay beautiful, defined and frizz-free.

Powered by Extended Curl Memory technology featuring Living Proof's patented Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA), an optimized emollient and polymer blend and time-release conditioners that: 

  • Repels humidity for superior frizz protection. Curls last 2x longer.
  • Provides residue-free cuticle smoothing for long-lasting curl definition
  • Delivers touchable hold for long-lasting, resilient curls

Finally, life-proof curls: Beautiful, frizz free, and defined - and stay that way 2x longer. 

Extended Curl Memory technology featuring:

  • 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


Apply to clean, damp hair and evenly distribute. The total amount used will vary by hair density, length and porosity, but start with a quarter size amount and distribute evenly from root to tip. For best results, let hair air dry or heat style using a diffuser.

Tips:
  • Hair should be mostly wet (but not sopping) when applying cream to ensure even distribution.
  • Section hair & evenly apply through each section by raking through with fingers.
  • To enhance curls, scrunch hair into a towel.
  • To elongate curls, comb damp hair well before applying product. This will elongate your natural curl pattern. Do not scrunch.
  • To shape curls, wrap them around your finger or pen to create definition, particularly framing the face.
  • If your hair is frizz prone, don¿t touch or disrupt curls until they completely dry; in general air drying is a best practice.
  • To reactivate curls, apply No Frizz Weightless Spray to dry hair. This will reactivate the hold and conditioning of the Styler.
  • You can also add water to the Curl Styling Cream, mix in hand and apply to dry hair to reactivate curl pattern.
  • To boost the level of hold, you can combine the Cream with Curl Styling Mousse. Cocktail the two together by layering them into hair.
Water/Eau/Aqua, Polyurethane-35, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Octafluoropentyl Methacrylate (PolyfluoroEster), 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, PFM/MA Copolymer, Glycolic Acid, Triisopropanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Sorbic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Calcium Gluconate, Gluconolactone, Benzyl Alcohol, Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Limonene.

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Living ProofCurl Defining Styling Cream
 
3.4

(based on 91 reviews)

66%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (57)
  • Smells great (45)
  • Lightweight (40)
  • Effective (35)
  • Good value (8)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Daily use (32)
  • Women (18)
  • Curly hair (9)
  • On-the-go (5)
  • Weekly use (5)
    • Hair Type:
    • Very curly hair (5), Wavy hair (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (46), Budget shopper (21), Survivalist / minimalist (4)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (41), 10 minutes (22), 1+ hour (10)

Reviewed by 91 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

its okay

By mitchell

from el paso

About Me Professional Stylist

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Curly Hair

    Comments about Living Proof Curl Defining Styling Cream:

    Wish this had a stronger hold. My hair started to go frizzy on me. It is light weight and smells great.

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent product for curly, wavy, frizzy hair

    By momof7onthego

    from Manchester, NH

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • little to no hold

    Best Uses

    • Curly Hair
    • Daily Use
    • Thicker Hair

    Comments about Living Proof Curl Defining Styling Cream:

    For a perfect combination I need gel with this product. For now I will continue using this with another product. It definitely keeps the frizz away & defines my waves & curls. A small amount goes a long way.

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair
     
    4.0

    This is the only product I use and I love it!

    By Izzy

    from Madison Wi

    About Me Minimalist

    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 use it everyday. It is light,smells good,and keeps my curls!

      • Hair Type:
      • Very Curly Hair
       
      5.0

      I will buy this product again

      By Lisa

      from North Kingstown, RI

      About Me Minimalist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair

        Comments about Living Proof Curl Defining Styling Cream:

        Great product for my hair type !

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair
         
        1.0

        Absolutely worst curly hair product

        By Joanna

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Product Junkie

        Pros

          Cons

          • Doesn't Work

          Best Uses

            Comments about Living Proof Curl Defining Styling Cream:

            Absolutely the worst product I have ever bought and will return (I usually don't). It was like glue trying to work this through my hair and by the end of the day, the underside was very knotty and dry. Thankfully it shampooed out easily.

            • Hair Type:
            • Very Curly Hair

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            I will not buy again

            By Jojo

            from Texarkana Arkansas

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Doesn't Work
              • Heavy
              • Sticky

              Best Uses

              • Curly Hair

              Comments about Living Proof Curl Defining Styling Cream:

              Nothing good to say

              • Hair Type:
              • Very Curly Hair
               
              4.0

              I would buy again

              By MAS

              from Riverside, CA

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Curly Hair
                • Daily Use

                Comments about Living Proof Curl Defining Styling Cream:

                Put on wet hair then air dry. I don't use it to enhance or control curls, but rather as a texturizer.

                • Hair Type:
                • Wavy Hair

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                I hated it I will never buy it again

                By Missie

                from Philadelphia pa

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Doesn't Work
                  • Greasy
                  • Heavy
                  • Sticky

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Living Proof Curl Defining Styling Cream:

                    Didn't like it

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Very Curly Hair

                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    I would not buy this product again

                    By Dana

                    from Austin, TX

                    About Me Minimalist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Smells Great

                    Cons

                    • Poor bottle design

                    Best Uses

                    • Curly Hair

                    Comments about Living Proof Curl Defining Styling Cream:

                    The bottle design is terrible. You end up wasting quite a bit of product because it is so thick that it doesn't come out of the bottle. Also, this product made my face breakout. :-(

                    • Hair Type:
                    • Very Curly Hair
                     
                    5.0

                    I will buy this product again.

                    By JLo

                    from Harpers Ferry, WV

                    About Me Product Junkie

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Curly Hair
                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Living Proof Curl Defining Styling Cream:

                      Use on a daily basis on wet or dry hair.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Wavy 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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