How to Use a Curl Activator



As human beings with an innate sense of boredom and fatigue, we can get tired of constant styling and hair straightening. Truth be told, no one has the time in today’s busy life to style their hair day in and day out. Fortunately, in comes the curl activator to save the day.An activator is a curling cream that you use to style your natural curls, giving your locks a natural yet sleek look.  A curl activator is a must have especially for anyone with curly hair. It tones down the frizz,makes your hair shiny and makes your curls luscious and bouncy. It helps you with on the go styling requiring minimum effort and resulting in the perfect curls to start the day. 

How do I use my Curl Activator?

Since curl activators are so efficient and easy to use, all you need for the application process are your dampened hair,a leave-in conditioner and your activator. Here is a step-by-step guide to achieve the perfect curls. 

  1.  Use a spray water bottle to wet your hair.
  2. Separate the wet hair in sections.
  3. Apply your leave in conditioner to the sectioned hair.
  4. Using your hands, take out some activator and apply it your hair.
  5. Style your hair as desired.

How do I pick the best activator?

Although this is a great product for a natural look, you might need to consider a few things when going in to buy one.

Hair Texture

Different hair textures require different curling creams, so when buying one for yourself, be sure to keep your hair texture in mind. The product works differently on curls and waves and sometimes, it is not even effective on naturally straight hair. So, it is best to do your homework before investing in one.

Figuring out your curls

Interestingly, even curls have classifications within them. You could have wavy hair, coils or even curly hair. Depending on the type of your hair, you can figure out the amount of moisture you need. For instance, wavy hair needs very little moisture, so a lightweight activator goes a long way.

Reining in the Frizz

Textured hair has higher chances of being frizzy so look for these ingredients in your product to control the unwanted frizz and get amazing curls.



Not only is it good on toast, avocado oil has vitamin A, D and E which strengthen your hair.

Aloe Vera

The holy grail of skincare and beauty, aloe vera helps keep your scalp clean and your hair healthy.

Coconut Oil

Sworn on by everyone, coconut oil moisturizes your hair, which helps prevent frizz in addition to keeping it healthy, nourished and volumized

Shea Butter

Shea butter contains fatty acids, which help keep your hair in place.


Glycerin helps retain water in your hair. Therefore, it is a great product for keeping your locks moisturized and frizz free. 



What consistency suits me best?

There is not just one kind of activator in the market. They have different consistencies and formulations. Activators can be found in cream, custard, gel and spray forms. Not only is the consistency different, but they all have benefits and characteristics distinct from one another.

Cream Activators

Cream activators are the most common and readily available. They are the best when it comes to giving your curls the maximum amount of moisturization. 

Custard Activators 

Custard activators are not as thick as cream but they sure are better than gel activators. They have a relatively lighter consistency, but they work just as fine without drying out your hair.

Spray Activators

Spray activators work best if you have thin hair. They have a liquid consistency which helps in styling your hair without leaving behind a greasy look.

Gel Activators

It would be better if you avoid gel activators because they have a tendency of drying out on your scalp. This causes a flaky appearance and could even result in irritation.

 Am I damaging my hair?

We ask ourselves this question when buying hair products, and it is good since it indicates that you are concerned about your hair. However, most activators have glycerin in them, and when it comes to moisturization, you can never go wrong with glycerin. So, it is safe to say that your hair will not hate you for investing in a suitable activator.

We are all beautiful, all hair textures, hair colors and types are just as pretty as the next one, but if you need a little extra something to enhance those lovely curls, then do not hesitate in buying an activator and most definitely, do not hesitate to flaunt those curls.



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