Anyone with curls knows that while it’s such a gorgeous hair texture, it also requires some extra maintenance. The right hair products make all the difference. From shampoos to frizz-reducing mousses and hairsprays, there are plenty of products out there formulated especially for curly-haired girls. Keep reading for the absolute best curl-enhancing products, and let your beautiful, bouncy curls take center stage!
Dove Nourishing Curls Whipped Cream Mousse: This is one of the greatest hair products for curls, and you can pick it up for under four dollars! Dove deserves more credit for its incredible, affordable haircare line. Work this lightweight mousse through damp hair for touchably soft, frizz-free curls and waves. ($3.94)
Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask: This may be the best hair mask ever. It will completely revive damaged, dry hair. Use it once a week to enhance and restore your hair. It can work with any hair texture, but it’s especially nice for waves and curls. After you shampoo your hair, massage the product into your hair, ensuring it coats every strand. Leave it on for anywhere between five to thirty minutes, and rinse. ($36)
DevaCurl Ready for the Big Time The Original Cleanse & Condition Set: Many of my friends are devout DevaCurl fans…after all, it’s an entire brand with products specifically made for curly hair. This set may seem a little pricey, but the results are so worth it. The set features 32 ounce bottles of DevaCurl’s shampoo and conditioner, plus a bonus bottle of the cult-favorite Styling Cream. 32 ounces of shampoo can easily last you a year, depending on how often you lather up. The Styling Cream will give hold and definition to your curls, without that dreaded crunchy feeling. ($88)
Bumble and bumble Bb. Curl (Style) Defining Creme: Bumble and bumble is one of the most consistently solid haircare lines out there, and this curl-specific cream is no exception. Work the cream through damp hair for sleek, defined curls that have volume and bounce. The formula is packed with Brazilian oils that ensure hydration and moisture. ($15)
Uniq One All in One Hair Treatment: I bought this product on a whim at Ulta, and it’s fantastic. The multitasking product has ten benefits, and will leave your hair shiny and smooth. The benefits include heat protection, frizz control, detangling knots, color protection, volume and more. Spray it all over damp hair, then brush it through to make sure it coats your hair from root to tips. ($17.99)
Ouai Curl Shampoo: Ouai, from the Kardashian’s favorite hairstylist Jen Atkin, has been making major waves in the haircare world since its debut a few months ago. From it’s minimalist, chic packaging to it’s intriguing product selection, everything about this brand feels fresh. Their new Curl Shampoo (a Sephora exclusive) is formulated exclusively for those with curly locks. The shampoo revitalizes dry hair, enhances curls and adds moisture and bounce. ($28)
Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel: Frizzy-haired girls, this one’s for you! This gel keeps frizziness at bay in even the most humid, burning hot temps. The formula is heat-activated, so make sure to rub the formula between the palms of your hands before application to warm it up. Unlike many gels on the market, the Ouidad one won’t make your curls feel ‘crunchy’ or stiff. You’ll be left with smooth, soft, defined curls. ($26)
Verb Ghost Oil: It has to be noted that Verb’s packaging is gorgeous. So sleek, modern and fresh…and the product inside the bottle is pretty phenomenal, too. Ghost Oil can completely revitalize limp, dry hair. The oil is comprised mainly of moringa oil, which infuses your hair with essential nutrients that color protect, smooth frizz and add shine. ($14)
Alterna Haircare CAVIAR CC Cream: Post-shower, apply a dollop of this multitasking cream to towel-dried hair. The name speaks for itself; it’s truly a CC cream for your hair. It adds moisture, shine, softness, provides heat protections, prevents split ends and more. The best part is it doesn’t weigh your hair down at all. Think of it as a primer: you can use it on its own, or as the first step in your hair product routine. ($25)
Tigi Catwalk Curls Rock Amplifier: This unique product holds hair like a hairspray would, but it leaves your hair soft to the touch. It detangles and adds life to even the roughest curls. If you have wavy or curly hair, use this product (focusing on the ends) to get rid of any knots and de-frizz. You can apply it to damp hair, or work a little bit into dry hair for a little touch-up. ($19)
What are your favorite curl-enhancing products? Let us know in the comments below.