Throughout the year we remind ourselves of the many things for which we are grateful. For example, the support of our tight knit curly community! Then there are the products that have altered our curly hair journeys for the better. Those desert island products for which we are eternally grateful.
Here are the top eight curly and wavy hair products we found most curlies to be most grateful for year-round:
Aveda Confixor Liquid Gel, $18. This “no flake, no mess” gel has an amazing, natural scent to it and leaves curls smooth and shiny. It’s “no frizz” promise is sure to please all curlies. Best of all, it’s a great year round product too!
TRESemme’ Curl Defining Spray Gel gives lots of what it promises - definition. Its light spray allows curls to keep their shape and hold all day too. For under $5 this product is a definite “grateful must- have.”
Biosilk Glazing Gel, $14.50, is gentle for most curl-types, doesn’t let hair down and doesn’t build up. It keeps hair soft , defines curls and adds definition. This light gel is a great product to layer with other products, or use alone.
Pantene Curly Hairspray in Satin Hold doesn’t leave hair sticky or crunchy. Its pleasant scent and affordable $4.00 price tag are perfect for just about any curl/wave type.
Samy Big Curls Creme, $5.00, is a citrus scented , light weight creme that works to hydrate and lift as well as define. It tames the frizzies and can even be used with other products, but does wonders on its own too.
Tigi Catwalk Curlesque Curls Rock Amplifier, $17.00, is a creamy lotion that truly gets curls into shape. A little goes a long way. Paired with a leave-in conditioner, this product is one many curlies are grateful for year-round.
Kinky Curly Curling Custard, $17, another “Holy Grail” staple for many curlies and all-around outstanding product. Its natural ingredients allow hair to remain smooth and shiny while also “clumping” hair into beautiful ringlets.
Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie, $10.00, is a rich, creamy nourishing leave in for curlies. This product can be paired with a light weight gel, or used alone. Curls are left natural looking, but soft, and smelling great. The aloe, vitamin E and coconut oil keep curls well nourished all day - and we are very grateful for that!