• Devyn Molina

5 hair products your curls will thank you for

Treat your curls to some extra loving with these hair-changing products.

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As most women with curly hair have realized, their tresses can’t be tamed with just any product. Having curly hair means you’ve probably spent the majority of your life scouring the store shelves for that one miracle in a bottle that can seemingly define your curls while eliminating any semblance of frizz. But the harsh reality is that there is no one size fits all product when it comes to curly hair. Like snowflakes, no type of curls are the same. Each requires a different type of love, attention and products that will give you the good hair day you so deserve.

If you want to be sure you’re getting the right products for your hair, it’s important that you know what type of curls you have. Curly hair is on a spectrum of wavy to curly to coily or kinky. The best way to identify your curl pattern is when your hair is soaking wet, straight out of the shower. Once you understand your type and what it’s specific needs are, only then can you perfectly tailor your routine as such.

Best Shampoo and Conditioner: Davines LOVE CURL Shampoo and Conditioner

The start of your curly-hair routine should consist of a solid foundation. Davines LOVE CURL collection is entirely devoted to keeping your curls at bay. The shampoo is designed to maintain shine and elasticity using vitamin B and proteins while keeping the integrity of the texture. The conditioner moisturizes and nourishes, giving hair that extra volume it needs.

Best Serum: PATTERN Argan Oil Hair Serum

Curly hair is naturally more dry than other types of hair, therefore it needs any moisture from wherever it can get it. This serum contains argan oil, sunflower oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, apricot oil and shea oil which are all used to moisturize while keeping the elasticity. Be sure not to add too much as oils can weigh down your curls.

Best Curl-defining Cream: Amika Curl Corps Curl Defining Cream

This vegan and cruelty-free cream has a bevy of ingredients that will enhance even the thickest of curls. With tapioca starch to provide definition and hold, oat peptide to help form a protective and moisturized barrier and sea buckthorn berry which contains vitamins, antioxidants and healthy omega fatty acids to keep your curls light. It’s free of silicones, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil and artificial colors.

Best Curl Gel: Kinky Curly Original Curling Custard

A cult-favorite, this gel is designed to hold even the tightest curls in place. It brings out the natural wave pattern and texture while using the humectant agave nectar to nourish hair and get rid of that unwanted frizz. By elongating the curls, it reduces bulky and makes your curls spring up rather than fall flat. Unlike most gels, this won't leave your hair with that crunchy or sticky feeling.

Best Hair Mask: Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask

When it comes to keeping hair strong and moisturized, this mask is your new best friend. Free of sulfates, silicones and parabens, this mask is rich with rosehip, sweet almond oil, argan oil with vitamin B5 and biotin to revitalize your hair. Use this mask once a week every two weeks for maximum results.