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The Curl Defining Gel is a CG gel specially developed for curly hair and is suitable for any curl type. This gel contains proteins and oils that intensely nourish the hair, thereby improving its elasticity.
This gel also ensures that your curls are perfectly shaped and defined at the same time. Your curls get a medium hold and therefore you can enjoy long lasting curls. At the same time, you minimize the risk of frizzy hair and get shiny curls in return. The gel also serves as a protective layer against external influences.
The Curl Defining Gel in a nutshell
Of course, every curly girl has her own styling routine. There are different styling techniques and CG products to style your curls according to the Curly Girl Method.
But one thing that cannot be missing is a good gel specifically designed for curls.
Are you looking for a curl gel that defines your hair while giving good hold? Then the Curl Defining Gel is perfect for your curls.
This CG gel will keep your curls looking great even on the busiest of days. Because of the good hold and gel cast that is formed, you are less likely to have your hair frizz through the day.
Your hair is also nourished by the enriching products contained in the CG gel such as marshmallow root, jojoba oil and aloe vera. And the gel protects against outside factors such as dust and dirt.
Moreover, the Curl Defining Gel is free of parabens, silicones, mineral oils and SLS/SLES and thus CG approved.
What ingredients does Curl Defining Gel contain?
In developing the The Curl Defining Gel, we have combined the best ingredients to ensure that you get shiny curls.
The formula is enriched with aloe vera, jojoba and pomegranate seed oil. Because the Curl Defining Gel is CG friendly it contains no parabens, silicones, mineral oils and SLS/SLES.
The Curl Defining Gel further contains the following ingredients: Aqua, VP / VA Copolymer, Panthenol (Vitamin B-5), Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Punica Granatum Seed Oil (Pomegranate seed oil), Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil (Jojoba Oil), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder (Aloe Vera), Cetyl Alcohol, Hydrolyzed Corn Protein (Corn Protein), Althaea Officinalis Root Extract (Marshmallow root), Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (Sunflowerseed oil), Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract (Rosemary), Hydroxyethylcellulose, Glycerin , Butylene Glycol, Piroctone Olamine, Citric Acid, Leuconostoc / Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Disodium Phosphate, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Perfume, * Citronellol, * Geraniol.
*Fragrance Components: if you have a fragrance allergy, it is important to read through the ingredients marked *. These ingredients are part of the perfume.
We ship with DHL Parcel and Deutsche Post. We ship worldwide.
Estimated shipping times for products within the Netherlands (excluding holidays) are 1-2 business days.
Sometimes there are delays. You can track your package with your tracking number that you will receive from us by email.
Shipping to an international address in and outside Europe may take 3-15 business days (or even longer).
For optimal results, we recommend taking the following basic steps each
Always apply the products to wet hair.
Apply the Curl Defining Gel after the Curl Styling Milk.
Scrunch the hair for extra curl definition.
Let hair air dry or use a diffuser on the lowest heat setting.
Scrunch the gel layer out of the hair in a kneading motion to create beautiful and soft curls.
What are the benefits of the Curl Defining Gel?
For many a curly girl, the Curl Defining Gel is a favorite in their styling routine.
While developing this gel, we did our best to put together everything you need in this curly girl gel. Here are the benefits of the Curl Defining Gel:
- The gel is specially designed for curly hair and is also suitable for any curl type.
- The Curl Defining Gel is CG-approved. So if you follow the Curly Girl Method, this gel is perfect to add into your styling routine.
- The gel gives you shiny curls. And be honest, who doesn't want that?
- The Curl Defining gel is the best gel for creating a good medium hold. This gel won't make your curls too hard but still has enough hold to rock your curls for a few days.
- After the gel is applied and completely dry, a gel cast forms around your hair. This gel cast you have to scrunch out and gives a bouncy effect to your curls.
- The gel protects your hair from outside influences, think of factors such as dirt and dust.
- As curly girls, we need nourishing ingredients in our products. The gel is therefore enriched with aloe vera, jojoba oil and pomegranate seed oil.
- The gel shapes your hair by making the natural pattern of your curls more defined.
- Ingredients such as proteins and oils also improve the elasticity of your hair.
- The gel gives a medium hold and this makes you less likely to have frizzy hair.
- The gel is free of parabens, silicones, mineral oils and SLS/SLES, so you don't have to worry about that.
- The Curl Defining gel is great for refreshing your curls. Use a small amount of the gel for this purpose.
- We have made sure that the gel is cruelty free and absolutely not tested on animals.
Is the CG gel suitable for my hair type?
The Curl Defining Gel is suitable for any curl type such as wavy, curly and coily hair. Of course, every hair type is different and therefore everyone's hair reacts differently to the CG gel.
To get the best results, we recommend combining it with light products such as our leave in to nourish your hair. The gel then seals this leave in.
Porosity is an important factor in how your hair will react to gel. That's why we've listed some advice for you:
Do you have low porosity?
You will notice this if, for example, your hair stays wet for too long after washing and products have difficulty penetrating your hair. It is important to apply styling products as soon as possible after getting out of the shower.
Heat opens your hair cuticles and allows products to be drawn into your hair. The hot water from the shower causes these hair cuticles to open, but after some time they close again.
For best results, it is important to apply styling products quickly when you get out of the shower, they can then better soak into the hair and give the best results.
Do you have high porosity?
You notice this when your hair dries quickly after washing and your hair is generally dry.
The hair cuticles are up, allowing the hair to absorb moisture quickly but not retain it. We therefore recommend using a mask every week and not waiting too long before applying your styling products.
This way, your curls are already nourished by the mask and the products give you extra nutrition that your highly porous hair needs.
How do I use the Curl Defining Gel?
Exactly how you use Curl Defining Gel on your hair differs depending on your curl type. That's why we like to give you a hand.
Have you ever used products with silicones before? Then always make sure to do a final wash beforehand. This is done by washing your hair with a shampoo that contains sulfates. This shampoo breaks down the silicone layer, leaving your hair completely clean to use CG proof products. After this final wash, you can use a CG proof Shampoo from now on.
Are you a type 2 and/or 3 wavy girl? Then we advise you not to use too much of the gel. Too much gel can make your hair too heavy.
This can cause your curls to not form optimally and sag out as the day progresses. Therefore, squeeze out the excess product with the Curly Hair Towel.
Are you a curly girl with type 3 hair? Then we recommend using a good amount of the gel. This is because your curls are prone to frizz and will benefit from using a gel. Just make sure you always apply the gel on wet hair.
Do you have coily type 3 and/or 4 hair? Then we recommend using a little more of the gel. What is important with this hair type is that you need moisture.
First of all, make sure you take good care of your hair in the shower with the CG conditioner, our Moisture Conditioner is perfect for this.
After this step, it is also important to use a leave in conditioner such as the Curl Styling Milk and then apply the CG gel.
Also check out our tutorials on how to style wavy, curly and coily hair.
How often can I use the Curl Defining Gel?
This is because your scalp produces natural oils. These are essential for healthy hair, when you wash your hair, you wash these oils out of your hair as well.
Don't get us wrong, you should wash your hair at least once a week so that your hair is free of build up and dirt.
But if you wash your hair too often, it ensures that these natural oils don't get a chance to nourish your curls and therefore your hair can dry out.
We recommend washing your hair once or twice a week. Then use a good conditioner that nourishes your hair.
Our conditioners are perfect for this. The Moisture Conditioner Light is suitable for wavy or thin hair. The Moisture Conditioner Heavy is suitable for curly hair, coily hair and damaged curls.
After washing your curls, you can style them with the Curl Styling Milk and the Curl Defining Gel.
Instead of washing your hair every day, we recommend you refresh your curls every now and then, as also known in the CG method.
With refresh, your curls stay in shape longer. So don't wash your hair again, just wet it with the Mist Spray and apply a small amount of product to your hair. This is what the Curl Defining Gel is perfect for.
The first day after you wash your hair you don't need to refresh it. Help your hair when you get out of bed by using some water if necessary.
From the second day after washing you start to refresh. Refresh your curls as follows:
- Lightly wet your hair with water; your hair does not have to be completely wet.
- Apply a small amount of the gel to your hand and brush it over your curls first.
- Next, scrunch your curls to add more shape and bounce.
- Let your hair air dry or use a diffuser. And you're ready to rock your curls for another day.