As you may know, there is no one routine for the spectrum of curl patterns, porosity types, and densities that we have (often on the same head), but the need for moisture is common for everyone. The products below have hydrating properties in abundance to banish dryness and the frizz that comes with it. Bonus: if you live in a curly household and are sharing products, there is something for everyone on this list.
For dry, brittle hair that lacks elasticity and shine, this deeply penetrating treatment is the perfect prescription. Its rich blend of oils and butters such as tamanu, olive, avocado, and shea, provide lasting hydration. A combination of vitamins E, C, B3, and B6 protect the hair and scalp from free radicals and promote hair growth.
Oyin Handmade Hair Dew, is a light multi-use product that packs a punch when it comes to moisture. It can be used after a wash, or as a pick-me-up for tired tresses. To revitalize second-day curls, mix with water and lightly mist and reshape any curls that have lost their zing.
Of all the products I have used over my own curly hair journey, this one remains a staple, and I recommend it to transitioning friends of all hair types. It helps to make detangling easier, leaves hair soft, enhances sheen, and infuses curls with all-day moisture. You can use it as a daily conditioner, a leave-in, or as a refresher when you mix it with water. It also comes in liter-sized bottles for your convenience.
JBCO fans rejoice! This conditioner will strengthen and repair your hair, and is especially good for helping to prevent breakage and split ends. It has great slip for working through knots and tangles, too. The end result is hair that feels bouncy and more manageable.
This conditioner contains coconut oil and coconut milk to help strengthen strands, and provide structure and support for curls that loose definition easily. Rosemary oil soothes the scalp and helps to promote hair growth.
Dry hair has met its match with this hydrating recipe that contains aloe vera, and olive and avocado oils. This conditioner has a citrus and lavender scent that will leave your curls smelling fresh and clean, too.
Knot Today is a favorite of wavies, curlies, and coilies due to its great slip and shine-enhancing capabilities. Its blend of botanical extracts and moisturizing cetyl alcohol fight frizz in any weather.
Nourishing, restorative baobab oil joins forces with strengthening coconut oil in this leave-in that you are sure to love. It will help enhance your curls while providing them with all the moisture they need to look and feel their best.
For a daily conditioner that will supply your hair all the moisture it desires without weighing it down or making it look greasy or stringy, grab a bottle of Beauticurls Argan & Olive Oil Daily Hair Conditioner. Like all Curl Junkie products, the ingredients form a top-notch formula that will give your hair the TLC it deserves.
If you suffer from a dry scalp that itches and flakes, this moisturizing treatment can get things back into balance. It has cooling peppermint (which also stimulates hair growth), soothing menthol, and invigorating ginger.
Revive and refresh those wilted curls with this botanical, water-based mist. It will put the hydration back in your hair and leave it smelling fresh.
Give your curls a boost and prevent frizz with the Curl Activator Cream that everybody loves. It moisturizes, defines, enhances volume, and boosts shine.
This rich and luxurious leave-in can be used on wash day to lock in hydration or on second-day (and beyond) hair to banish dryness and enhance curl definition.
Even though this parfait is ultra-moisturizing, it is not too heavy or greasy, so it will not weigh down finer hair. It contains argan and coconut oils, and shea butter to keep waves, curls, and coils well-hydrated, happy, and healthy.
If you want a gentle cleanser that will leave your hair feeling soft, clean, and moisturized, this Cleansing Cream is a must-have. With its delightful tropical scent, it makes the perfect pick-me-up, too.
What is your favorite moisturizing product? Let us know in the comments. Click herefor four ways to moisturize your curls.