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We asked you to tell us your Best of the Best for 2009, and you did. Thousands of you did.

We chose three winners in each category. They included some perennial favorites as well as some newcomers; salon brands as well as those products that can be found at your drugstore.

Without further ado, here are your Best of the Best!



The brands you love the most.

Best Brand:
Devacurl, Jessicurl and Kinky-Curly

Best Cleanser:
Devacurl No-Poo, Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream, Wen Sweet Almond Mint Cleansing Conditioner

Best Second-Day Hair Product:
Jessicurl Awe Inspiraling Spray, Kinky-Curly Curling Custard and Devacurl Mist-er Right.

Best Daily Conditioner:
Jessicurl Too Shea!, Devacurl One Condition and Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut Conditioner

Best Leave-In Conditioner:
Kinky-Curly Knot Today, Karen's Body Beautiful Hair Milk and Giovanni Direct Leave-in Weightless Moisture Conditioner

Best Deep Conditioner:
Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Moisturizing Conditioner, Ouidad Deep Treatment Intensive Conditioner and Jessicurl Weekly Deep Conditioning Treatment

Best Styling Mousse:
Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Boosting Mousse, Paul Mitchell Sculpting Foam and Joico JoiWhip

Best Styling Gel:
Devacurl AnGell, Kinky-Curly Curling Custard and Jessicurl Rockin' Ringlets

Best Anti-Frizz:
Kinky-Curly Curling Custard, Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper and Jessicurl Confident Coils

Best Pomade:
Aveda Brilliant Humectant Pomade, Oyin Burnt Sugar and Jane Carter Nourish and Shine

Best Styling Cream/Pudding:
Miss Jessie's Curly Pudding, Kinky-Curly Curling Custard, AG re:coil

Best Product for Braids & Twists:
Oyin Whipped Pudding, Miss Jessie's Curly Pudding and Karen's Body Beautiful Hair Milk

Best Natural/Organic Line:
Amourai Organique, Kinky-Curly and Aubrey Organics

Favorite Curly Celebrity: Taylor Swift

Favorite Curly Athlete: Troy Polumalu

Favorite Curly Celebrity:
Taylor Swift, Sarah Jessica Parker and Rachel True

Favorite Curly Actress:
Sarah Jessica Parker, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts

Favorite Curly Actor:
Adrien Grenier, Patrick Dempsey and Seth Rogen

Favorite Curly Musician:
Taylor Swift, Josh Groban and Shakira

Favorite Inspirational Curly:
Jessica McGuinty, Lorraine Massey and Taylor Swift

Favorite Curly Athlete:
Troy Polamalu, Anderson Varajao and Joakim Noah

Favorite Book:
"Curly Girl" by Lorraine Massey

Best Place to Buy Products:
Online

Best Beauty Site:
MakeupAlley.com and Sephora.com

Best Place to Get Style Info:
Online

Best Special Occasion 'do:
Updo

Best NaturallyCurly Columnist:
Tonya McKay (Curl Chemist)

Best Blog:
Curly Nikki and Jillipoo

Best Article:
Michelle Obama “Politics of Hair”

Best Site Feature (NaturallyCurly.com):
CurlTalk

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This list rocks! I have purchased alot of the items on the list and they do work on my curly textured 3c/4a hair. I am not a product junkie but we all are always looking for a product that works better than the last. Thanks!
PrettyMedusa - I didn't really notice that until you said it, but I looked over the list and realized that this is true. But it might be because major stars of color (Beyonce, Taye Diggs, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, etc) are either straightening their hair (women) or shaving all of their hair off (men) ? I mean, in terms of white celebrities a majority of them do it as well, and really the whites in the "Fav curly celebs" section are the only white celebrities with curly hair that wear it naturally. I think it's less of a race issue and more of a small-section-of-celebrities-to-choose-from issue.
Hmmm, interesting that there are so few fave curly celebs of color...
Thanks everyone! What an honor to share the "best blog" title with Curly Nikki! It's fun to write the blog and even more fun to realize that people like it. And how about that Kinky-Curly, huh? IT ROCKS!
Congrats to Jillipoo and Kinky-Curly!
Congratulations to Jillipoo! Her blog really is exceptional. :) That's a heck of a list, but that's the best picture you could find of Taylor Swift?? ;)

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