The results are in! Thousands of our loyal community members weighed in on their favorite hair products and we are thrilled to present the results to you. Check out the voted “best of the best” curly hair products, from cleansers to stylers, tools and necessities:

See the page of winners: Best of the Best 2014

best cleansers for curly hair

Favorite Shampoo

SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo

You say: “This stuff revived my hair! It moisturizes my hair even better than some conditioners have that I’ve used in the past! Not only does it keep the moisture in my hair but it gently cleanses my fine 3c curls. I highly recommend this product.” 

Favorite Shampoo Bar

SheaMoisture African Black Soap Bar

You say: “The SheaMoisture African Black Soap will thoroughly cleanse and soothe irritation, while hydrating and balancing an oily scalp. If you are managing conditions like psoriasis, eczema, or sebborheic dermatitis, this soap will remove flakes without stripping your hair.”

Favorite Dry Shampoo

Batiste Dry Shampoo

You say: “I’ve tried a bunch of dry shampoos and nothing comes close to Batiste! It actually makes my hair FEELING, in addition to looking, clean. It’s like magic in a bottle! More expensive brands make my hair feel heavy and sticky and just gross. I’ve tried so many of them but always return to Batiste.”

Favorite Cleansing Conditioner

As I Am Coconut CoWash Cleansing Conditioner

You say: “This co wash is hands down the best I’ve ever tried. It cleansed & softened my hair as soon as it was massaged in, making it easy to detangle. I didn’t feel the need to deep condition after using this, that’s how moisturized my hair was.”

best conditioners

Favorite Daily Conditioner

DevaCurl One Condition

You say: “This is the one product I can’t live without. Conditioner, cleanser, styling aid… It does it all. I have been using it exclusively for 9 years. One of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I can’t recommend it enough.”

Favorite Leave-In Conditioner

Kinky-Curly Knot Today

You say: “Holy Grail product. I use it as a leave-in, and put it in a spray bottle with water to revive my hair in the mornings. It gives the moisture I need without leaving tons of residue or weight. Not too heavy or overwhelming.”

Favorite Deep Conditioner

SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque

You say: “When I first began my curly transition, I immediately when to this product because of the price. I have never been so happy with a deep treatment in all of my curly days. It’s amazing and I recommend it for transitioning curly girls!”

Favorite Styling Gel

ECO Styler Olive Oil Gel

You say: “Love this gel for my 4A hair. It’s the best for doing my wash and go and doesn’t leave my hair stiff at all. I’m usually able to get at least 4 days out of a wash and go with this. I also like using this to tame any fly aways.”

Favorite Styling Cream

SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie

You say: “Gotta give an A+ to my #1 favorite natural hair care product from my favorite hair care line, the Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus/Curl & Shine collection. It is sooo very moisturizing, defines curls excellently, a little goes an extremely long way, and it works well with others (lol”>!!!!”

Favorite Curl Pudding Custard or Butter

Kinky-Curly Curling Custard

You say: “I love this stuff. I wish i could buy it in bulk. I have 4a hair and my wash-n-god never had movement before. My hair would curl but did not move in the wind or shake. Using this product it will. -Alyson Pink”

Favorite Styling Mousse or Foam Product

Jane Carter Solution Wrap & Roll

You say: “I love JCS wrap & roll! My twist outs has never been more defined. The light foam has the perfect hold to keep the frizz factor at a minimum, for me, thats something short of a miracle. It has a light earthy fragrance which smells great. I would definitely recommend and will definitely be repurchasing.”

Favorite Oil Product

Trader Joe’s Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

You say: “This is great oil. My hair simply loves it. I am in the process of going to natural and this is a great deep conditioner and sealant for my hair.”

Favorite Transitioning Product

SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Transitioning Milk

You say: “This is my holy grail product. I love it. My hair loves it. I have very dry, brittle, and coarse hair and it takes away it all. It melts onto your hair and gives it ultimate shine! NOT just for transitioning hair… I’ve been natural for close to one year and love it!”

Favorite Finishing Product

SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Reconstructive Finishing Elixir

You say: “I simply adore this product! I use it in my L.C.O. (liquid, creme, oil”> method. I mixed a small amount of the elixir with water & spritz my hair. Then I use the Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Transitioning Milk as my creme. Lastly, I finish up with the elixir as my sealant. My hair never so moisturized!”

Favorite Wavy Hair Product

DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel

You say: “This is my favorite gel of Deva. This one just has the extra hold that my hair needs. My hair is thick, super coarse, tends to frizz, 2C/3A. I have been LOVING my curls!”

Favorite Curly Hair Product

SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie
You say: “I LOVE THIS STUFF! I always have to have a cream and this has great ingredients and a good smell . The consistency is great . It makes my hair soft and my curls shiny I love it. It smells good too. I have 3b/3c hair with low poroposity and I love this stuff I use a leave in and then this stuff and an oil to seal. It’s great.”

Favorite Coily Hair Product

Kinky-Curly Knot Today

You say: “I love this product for my 4a hair. I use it after I shampoo and condition my hair. I use it for two-strand twists and its awesome. Makes my hair super soft. Great product.”

Favorite Edge Control Gel

CURLS Passion Fruit Control Paste

You say: “I’m 4b/c and I love this product. I use it to smooth out my edges and take down my twist out. It reduces frizz and it smells really yummy. Definitely a stable and the ingredients are natural. There is no going wrong with this one :”>”

Favorite Frizz Fighter

Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper Original

You say: “I’ve been trying to find my Holy Grail routine for years and this product is now my number one. I have 3A type hair with low porosity and this product works like magic for my type of curls. It’s so incredibly light weight and leaves my tresses shiny, smooth, and FRIZZ FREE!”

Favorite Second Day Product

SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Hold & Shine Moisture Mist
You say: “I LOVE this spray!! It is wonderful for second day and even third day hair…..Ive used it on fourth day hair and it made it look soft and fresh again.”

Favorite Product to Cocktail

Kinky-Curly Knot Today
You say: “I have very (4b-4c”> kinky hair and this product works perfect for me. I usually mix it with water, aloe vera juice, and oil and this product is able to last me almost a year. After detangling with this product, I usually apply my moisturizer (Shea moisture”> and a very light gel for styling.”

Favorite Styling Tool

Denman D3 Brush
You say: “Absolutely love this brush it is great for my tight curls and runs through them so easily when my hair is wet. I now most natural girls steer clear from using brushes but this brush is a must have. Great for my son’s hair too!!”

Favorite Straightening/Smoothing Product

Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Spray
You say: “I’m basically obsessed with this product right now!!! This Tresemme stuff seems so vitamin-enriched, it’s super lightweight and makes my hair smooth and shiny, plus IT SMELLS AMAZING!!!! I want to wear it as perfume. Honestly this stuff hasn’t only protected my hair from heat, but makes my hair look so much more healthy. I’m so happy I found this!”

Favorite At Home Hair Color

Dark and Lovely Go Intense! Hair Color
You say: “Great color! I love it. I used it to give my natural hair a kick. I’ve received so many compliments, I’m very happy with this color. Thanks!”

Favorite Hair Growth Product

Hairfinity Vitamins
You say: “I have experienced steady hair growth while using hairfinity off and on all of last year. I cut/trimmed my hair a few times but it has still grown a lot. I believe I have noticed a difference in the softness and thickness of my hair compared to how it was before.”

Favorite Hair Necessity

Curls Like Us Curl Cloths
You say: “Love, love, LOVE IT!!! The product does wonders at getting out all of the excess water in my hair. I love the tube shape so I can rotate the cloth as I dry my curls. I love using this product! It works fantastically!!”

Favorite Product for Kids:

SheaMoisture Kids Line
You say: “I use this on my baby’s hair and it smells amazing! One of my favorite products to use!” 
I use this on my daughters hair (4C”>. It works beautifully with detangling and adding just the right amount of moisture. Definitely a keeper!”

Favorite Professional Salon Brand

Curly girls love DevaCurl so much that this professional salon brand has won multiple years in a row! You say: “Love this!!! I love how soft they made my hair feel. After my Deva cut, my hair transformed before my eyes. Love it. Will definitely reuse.” 

Favorite Overall Brand

SheaMoisture can do no wrong – whether it’s the African Black Soap line, the new Superfruit Renewal System, or the classic Raw Shea Butter line. Known for its curl-friendly ingredients and amazing results, SheaMoisture takes it home with your vote of “Favorite Overall Brand.” We can’t wait to see what they come up with next!
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