It’s estimated that about 65 percent of the female population has naturally curly or wavy hair. With so much of the world blessed with curly hair, it’s vital to know how to style it best, which is where our list of the top 10 curly hair products comes in. So many women don’t know how to handle their natural curls, and therefore miss out on the beautiful locks they could be rocking. While many people think that traditional shampoos and styling gels will work for everyone, this is not the case for those with curly hair. Regular shampoo tends to strip curly haired girls of their natural oils, damaging hair which needs to remain moisturized.
Curly hair is cut, washed, and styled differently than straight hair, and the products you use need to reflect these changes. The following is a list of ten products specifically designed to wash and style curly hair effectively, eliminating frizz and preventing damage. If you’re having a difficult time controlling your hair texture or don’t know where to start in your hair care routine, keep reading to see a list of our top 10 styling picks.
1. Ultra Defining Hair Gel – by DevaCurl
DevaCurl designs products make for all hair types, including everything from tight waves to kinky curls. They design their formulas without any of the damaging ingredients that are frequently in hair products, including parabens, sulfates, or silicone. The hold of this curl-defining gel is strong yet flexible, surrounding your hair with a protective cast that isn’t sticky or crunchy. DevaCurl uses a signature starfruit and mango scent in their products to ensure your hair smells good all day long. DevaCurl’s products are also vegan and cruelty-free, meaning you can feel confident in investing in a brand whose morals are aligned with yours.
2. Curl Defining Cream – by Royal Locks
This cream-gel by Royal Locks is described as an “all-in-one” styler, designed to have both the reliable hold of a gel and the nourishing benefits of a cream. The product creates curls that are defined and soft while reducing frizz, perfect for the summer humidity. The cream contains Moroccan Argan Oil and is safe for all hair types, including hair that has been colored, damaged, or permed. Their formula is cruelty-free and designed for men, women, and children, which is excellent if you have a curly-haired family. Royal Locks’ formula was created by a curly-haired woman and tested by a team of people with various curl types.
3. Pomegranate Anti-Frizz Styling Cream – by Wen by Chaz Dean
Wen by Chaz Dean has been considered a premier hair care company for several years now and is a very familiar name in the infomercial world. This styling cream is specifically designed to tame flyaways and frizz, making your hair more lustrous and shiny while improving texture. Also, the product prevents your hair from heat damage, perfect for those who use hot tools on their hair frequently. The company suggests using the styling cream after cleansing your hair and using it as a leave-in formula. For best results, take a dime-sized amount in your hands and apply it to the middle and ends of wet hair.
4. Curl & Shine Shampoo and Conditioner – by Shea Moisture
This value pack from Shea Moisture contains both a 13-ounce shampoo and conditioner, as well as a 12-ounce curl-enhancing “smoothie.” This set is excellent if you want to give your hair a complete change of routine, as Shea Moisture makes products to smooth and defrizz your hair. The refreshing coconut and hibiscus scent is made with coconut oil and silk proteins, perfect for taming thick, curly hair of all textures. This set is safe for damaged or colored hair and is designed for men, women, and children of all ages. Shea Moisture’s products are also cruelty-free and sulfate-free, using organic ingredients wherever possible in their production process.
5. Natural Curl-Enhancing Mousse – by Design Essentials
Infused with olive oil and Vitamin B complex, this curl-enhancing mousse by Design Essentials is ideal for those looking for a product that fights frizz and doesn’t leave their hair feeling sticky or crunchy. The mousse has a comfortably soft, pliable hold and dries down quickly, perfect for those who want a quick and easy hair-care routine. The company recommends applying the mousse to damp hair, using a comb or fingers to style. Following the application, you can either allow your hair to dry naturally or set your curls with a diffuser for the best results.
6. Microfiber Hair Towel – by TANCANO
If you have very long or thick hair, this towel is perfect for you. It’s significantly larger than other hair towels on the market, giving you more surface area to protect your hair. It’s specifically designed to dry your hair faster than air drying, allowing you to cut down on your time blow-drying. Also, you’ll save your hair from extensive heat damage from your hairdryer. Blow drying your hair is one of the primary causes of hair loss, including split ends and frizziness, so having a towel is essential to your hair’s health. The towel also comes in a light gray and light blue color, perfect to suit any possible preference.
7. Anti-Frizz Treatment Lotion – by Redken
This treatment lotion by Redken is perfect if you already have a selection of other products in your hair care routine, as it’s a “layering product” designed to be used as a base. Meant for tight, ringlet curls, the lotion provides a weightless hold that’s long-lasting while still retaining your hair’s bounce and shine. Underneath the moisturizer, the hair remains soft and silky due to the product’s nourishing effects. The company recommends towel-drying hair before applying this product, and then air drying or diffusing hair to achieve perfect curls. Also, the product can be used on dry hair to tame any excess frizz.
8. Curly Hair Custard Gel – by MopTop
Described as a “curl activator,” this concentrated gel by MopTop is designed to be used both on wet and dry hair. This gel aims to fight against frizz, enhance the natural wave or curl of hair, and add texture and moisture. Some of the primary ingredients in this product are aloe and honey, meaning the gel has both a firm hold and minimal crunchiness. Since the gel is incredibly concentrated and designed to last a long time, the company recommends using a tiny amount on the full surface of wet hair. For best results, you should then scrunch the curls and allow them to air dry or use a diffuser.
9. Foxy Curls Contour Cream – by TIGI
TIGI is a company whose products are made by hairdressers for hairdressers. Their contour cream is no exception, using a signature curl-defining complex that’s designed to keep hair defined for up to 72 hours. The product aims to nourish hair while fighting frizz, and their recently improved formula supplies curly hair with three-day protection against humidity and frizziness. The company recommends applying a small amount to sections of damp hair in a downward motion to promote even coverage. The contour cream can also be used as a style extender by blending it over frizzy or damaged sections.
10. Professional Infrared Hair Dryer – by Jinri Professional
Do you always want a salon-level blowout, but don’t have the money to have one every week? You’re in luck with this professional salon-grade hairdryer from Jinri Professional. Using negative ion technology, this dryer reduces the static and frizz generally caused by heat, leaving your hair shiny and silky smooth all day long. It features two different speeds and three different heat settings to accommodate any drying need you might have, as well as three attachments to suit your hair type. An ergonomic design and matte finish make the dryer appear sleek in your bathroom or vanity, giving a salon-quality appearance without salon prices.
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By BCR Staff