Taylor Winbush — April 27, 2021

Do your curls turn into a ball of frizz by Wednesday? Here are a few styling tips to maintaining incredible gel definition for a full week.


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1. YOU’RE NOT SMOOTHING LIKE CRAZY: One of the reasons why your hair isn’t staying as defined as you’d like is because you’re not smoothing the product INTO your curls. We typically pat and fingercomb the product through, but you need to do a combo of this AND smoothing/pressing. This combo  While the hair is wet, you should be vigorously and continuously smoothing on your African Pride Hydrate & Hold Curl Defining Gel until you see defined kinks, curls or waves.

2. YOU’RE NOT BRUSHING FIRST: For finer, softer textures and patterns, sometimes you’ll get greater definition by brushing through the product in sections while your hair is sopping wet. Follow up by fingerstyling that section. NEVER just brush and blow dry. You’ll have a ‘fro. Brushing can occasionally help you achieve a smoother pattern just before fingerstyling. It’s a good pre-smoothing technique for the hair when just fingerstyling doesn’t do the job.

3. YOU’RE MIXING IN MOISTURIZER: We totally get you wanting to mix in that super soft moisturizer into your custards and gels because your hair is dry, but, unless you’re two-strand twisting, you will compromise a little definition for hydration. When fingerstyling, stick to JUST using your styling aid, which is formulated to bond your curls together for a defined look. Scrunch in your moisturizers after your hair is dry.

How do you keep your definition throughout the week?