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Best Hair Products for Curly Hair

Updated on June 17, 2014

Best Products for Naturally Curly Hair

Here you will learn all about the best hair products for curly hair. I have naturally curly hair and know what a challenge it can be to tame and control. How curly hair appears and performs is dependent on the hair products you use, more so than any other hair type. Some hair products will bring out the frizz, some with create bouncy curls, and others will create softer waves.

I've tried just about every curly hair product on the market. I've learned what works and what doesn't and the best ways to care for naturally curly hair. Below you'll find all of the best hair products for curly hair.

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About the Best Hair Products for Curly Hair

How to care for naturally curly hair

I'd be rich if I had a dollar for every time someone told me I was so lucky to have naturally curly hair and how they wish their hair was curly too. But all of us that deal with naturally curly hair daily know that it can feel more like a curse than a blessing to be afflicted with a mop of massive waves that require constant tending. It's frustrating to not be able to brush your hair without it frizzing and to be stuck wearing it curly on rainy days or face the wrath of an out of control mane.

It's taken three decades of me experimenting and learning from good stylist before I finally feel like I understand how to care for my curly hair. I've learned that I must find hair products that work for my hair type and that each product from shampoo to mouse is extremely important. I used to wash my hair with what ever shampoo and conditioner I happen to have on hand at the time and then use a good styling product and then wonder why my hair looked awful. After trying a variety of shampoos I learned that my hair performs differently and my curls change shape and texture based off of what shampoo and conditioner I use.

For curly hair to look it's best you must find the perfect balance of hydration. If your hair is too dry then your curls frizz, but if your hair is overly hydrated it will weight down your roots making your hair flat on top and bushy on the bottom.

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Best Products for Naturally Curly Hair

After trying tons of products for curly hair, I've decided that the best ones are sulfate free and alcohol free. Sulfates strip the hair and alcohol dries it out. Both contribute to frizz! Start reading the labels of hair care products before you buy them. MOst of the so called cleansing conditioners (like Wen) contain alcohol that will cause your hair to frizz.

Best Hair Products for Curly Hair - Best products for naturally curly hair

Hands down the L'Oreal sulfate free and alcohol free hair care line called EverCurl is my favorite hair care products to use on my naturally curly hair. I've tried many pricey salon products that were designed for curly hair, but none of them get my hair looking as healthy, stylish, and frizz free ass EverCurl.

L'Oreal Paris EverCurl Hydracharge Sulfate-Free Shampoo, 8.5 Fluid Ounce
L'Oreal Paris EverCurl Hydracharge Sulfate-Free Shampoo, 8.5 Fluid Ounce

I love this shampoo. It's sufate free, safe for color treated hair, and mild enough to use every day.

 
L'Oreal Paris EverCurl Hydracharge Conditioner, 8.5 Fluid Ounce
L'Oreal Paris EverCurl Hydracharge Conditioner, 8.5 Fluid Ounce

This conditioner is perfect for curly here. It keeps curls hydrated without waiting them down.

 
L'Oreal Paris EverCurl Hydracharge Leave-In Cream, 6.0 Fluid Ounce
L'Oreal Paris EverCurl Hydracharge Leave-In Cream, 6.0 Fluid Ounce

This heavy leave in cream is perfect for frizzy, dry, and over processed hair.

 
L'Oreal Paris EverCurl Sculpt and Hold Cream Gel, 5.0 Fluid Ounce
L'Oreal Paris EverCurl Sculpt and Hold Cream Gel, 5.0 Fluid Ounce

Sculpt and define your curls with this alcohol free creamy styling gel.

 
L'Oreal Paris EverStyle Curl Activating Mousse, Alcohol-Free, 8.0 Fluid Ounce
L'Oreal Paris EverStyle Curl Activating Mousse, Alcohol-Free, 8.0 Fluid Ounce

This is my favorite mousse for curly hair. It isn't sticky and never makes my hair crunchy. It simply wakes up and defines my curls.

 

Learn How to Care for Your Curly Hair - Learn all about the best hair products for curly hair

Everything you need to know about how to care for and style your curly hair can be found in this book. This book was recommended to me by a curly hair stranger that saw me, noticed my natural curls and told me that my already pretty hair could look even more fabulous if I followed the tips in this book.

Curly Girl: The Handbook
Curly Girl: The Handbook

This book is a favorite among many curly hair women and moms with curly hair kids. Click to read the more than 200 positive customer reviews.

 

Top Curl Booster Hair Products - More great curly hair products

If you choose to go the more traditional route for your hair care products and buy those that contain acohols and sulfates, then these styling products all help boost and define your curls beautifully.

What do you think are the best hair products for curly hair? - Share your curly hair experiences

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      mary2014 3 years ago

      Good selection. I like Pantene Pro V Expert Collection Agedefy Shampoo. Check out my list @ frizzyhairhq.com

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      Wendy Leanne 4 years ago from Texas

      @getmoreinfo: So nice to meet a fellow curly hair gal. :)

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      getmoreinfo 4 years ago

      These are a great selection, I am always looking for products for my curly hair.