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So You’ve Got Your Custom Curl Cream, Now What?

curly girl method
Emily Bowen
January 21, 2020
Home Hair Tips How-To So You’ve Got Your Custom Curl Cream, Now What?

Who knew that having curly hair comes along with a whole language you have to learn how to decode? Luckily, we’ve broken down all your 2b, 4a, 3b and more needs into an easy to follow guide. Think of this as the curly girl method 2.0, adapted to fit Prose’s standards. From wavy to coily hair, here’s exactly how to make your curls pop.


Once a week using a sulfate-free shampoo.

Wash conditioner out completely and follow up with a leave-in.

Dry & Style
Flip hair upside down and apply your curl cream in sections. Rake and scrunch your hair, then air dry or diffuse.

Pro Tip: Be sure to diffuse using only low to medium heat to prevent damage.


Once a week to every ten days using a sulfate-free shampoo.

For added moisture, leave some conditioner in your hair when rinsing or wash out completely and follow with a leave-in.

Dry & Style
Apply your curl cream in sections and then layer with a few drops of hair oil for an extra boost of hydration. Then either diffuse or air dry.

Pro Tip: Air drying your hair will give your curls a more natural, defined look, while diffusing your hair will provide less definition, but more volume, lift and length.


Shampoo only when necessary (ideally as little as possible). To refresh curls in-between cleanses, just re-wet your hair and condition.

Opt to leave a little conditioner in your hair, or rinse out completely and follow up with a leave-in.

Dry & Style
Diffuse or air dry strands, then style in various ways using curl cream including a wash n’ go, the LOC method or a twist out.

Pro Tip: If you twist out your hair, allow twists to fully dry overnight or under a hooded dryer before unravelling them.


The No List:
Non water-soluble silicones
Waxes and mineral oils


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  1. Margo J Handschu

    Just got my curl cream, and haven’t tried as I have old product in my hair. But I’m really impressed with the quality of your packaging!

    And 1 question. I ordered mine unscented. Don’t love the smell. Assuming I do love using it, how strong ARE your scents? Any way to get a tiny sample…would be looking for something woodsy or citrus scented.

    1. Hi, Margo! Thanks so much for reaching out to us, though we’re sorry to hear that you’re not 100% happy with your custom filled Curl Cream. We’ve followed up with you at the email address associated with your account to help! Talk to you soon 🙂

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