Hair milks are lightweight leave-in styling products that provide moisture for your hair. Think of them like a cream, but lighter (kind of like real milk!). The texture of hair milks is thin and creamy, and they are perfect for anyone who is looking for lightweight moisture. If you’re looking for a product with hold, they will not provide that, but they do work well under gel. Lots of curlies also love them for refreshing curls on day two and beyond!
Give life to your second day curls with Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Flaxseed Recipes Half & Half Hydrating Silkening Hair Milk. This product is light and great for looser, type 2 wavy hair.
Looking for a hair milk with strengthening properties? Thanks to avocado and rice bran oils, this product contains vitamin E and fatty acids that will condition and strengthen your curls while protecting them from environmental stressors. And many SHOP NaturallyCurly reviewers love it for its delicious cake-batter scent!
Rich with emollients and light-yet-moisturizing botanicals like yarrow extract, jojoba oil, and honey, this milk is the answer to your dry-hair prayers. It also contains some protein, so your hair will maintain the optimal protein/moisture balance.
This milk contains lots of humectants, so it will draw the moisture from the air into your hair and keep it moisturized for days on end. Babassu contains vitamin E for strengthening and phytosterols for stimulating new cell growth, so this milk is also great for your scalp.
Not a fan of the typical hair milk? Try this refresher spray by Carol's Daughter. It's infused with active ingredients such as agave nectar, which moisturizes and renews curls for your best second-day hair.
If you diffuse your hair often or enjoy the occasional heat style, this spray is for you. Lots of luscious oils help protect your hair from heat while conditioning and softening. Even if you are completely heat-free, your hair can reap the benefits of rosehip, argan, and coconut oils (that’s where the “rosarco” comes from). As with any oil-rich product, watch out for buildup and clarify your hair as needed.
This product comes with an applicator tip, so it’s meant to be applied directly to the scalp. It’s also great for the scalp because it contains tea tree oil, which is antifungal and can help prevent dandruff. Curlies and coilies with protective styles love this product for keeping their scalp healthy and moisturizing new growth.
Love the smell of peppermint? Try Eden BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree Hair Milk to boost moisture and shine in your hair. Peppermint has amazing benefits for your natural hair which include relieving dry, itchy scalp, preventing hair loss, and stimulating hair growth.
This product is a favorite among curlies because it is budget-friendly and widely available. If you prefer something heavier but don’t want to use a thick cream, this product is perfect because it contains coconut oil. Since coconut oil can build up (which means moisture can’t get into your hair strands), make sure you cleanse your hair with something stronger than a cowash.
While they may be light, these hair milks are packed with moisturizing ingredients and can be worn in any season. Whatever your curl type, there is sure to be a product on this list to nourish and define your curls! Do you have a favorite hair milk that we missed? Let us know in the comments! Looking for more moisture? Read up on how to keep your hair moisturized in the winter.