Each year the NaturallyCurly Editors divide up by curl pattern to test, review and debate on the best curly, coily and wavy hair products on the market in order to take out the guesswork for you. We’ve tried over 200 products. Our drawers can barely close, our cabinets are overflowing, but our scalps are refreshed and curls are poppin. If you have Type 3 curls, these are the curly hair products that won the Editors Choice Awards for your curl pattern.

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For the NaturallyCurly Editor’s Choice Awards selection process, we considered the following criteria when making our selections:

  • Product efficacy: Does the product work for my hair type?
  • Miracle claims: Does the product packaging deliver false hope or stay true to its claims?
  • Added bonus: Does the product exceed my hair goal expectations by providing unlisted benefits?
  • Innovation: Does the product contain ingredients that I have not used before? Is the product new to the curly community?
  • Industry expertise: Are ingredients suggested for use by hair care experts?

If you’re on the search for products that will work for your Type 3 curl pattern, check out our 2018 Editors’ Choice award winners – and what we loved about them.

From the best conditioner to the most amazing scalp treatment, find out what products made the cut and what you should add to your curly girl cabinet.

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Pre-Poo: The Mane Choice Heavenly Halo Herbal Hair Tonic & Soy Milk Deep Hydration Pre-Poo

This herbal hair tonic and soy milk deep hydration pre-poo melts away tangles softens and minimizes moisture loss. Gentle enough for daily use and potent enough to drastically improve your tresses.

Shampoo: Amika Velveteen Dream Smoothing Shampoo

Wash to win the frizz fight. Smooth and protect hair so humidity can’t undo what you’ve done to your ‘do.

Clarifying Shampoo: Up North Naturals Clean Curls Cleanser

This product cleanses your scalp and your hair without it feeling stripped of moisture or dry. A light tingle of peppermint and rosemary stimulates hair growth stops hair fall removes dandruff and relieves itchy scalp.

Dry Shampoo: DevaCurl No Poo Quick Cleanser

A botanically infused conditioning spray that cleanses without water instantly refreshing hair while adding texture to curls and invigorating the scalp.

Cleansing Conditioner: Amika Nice Cream Cleansing Conditioner

Are you the co-wash Queen? This one-step treatment co-wash gently cleanses and weightlessly hydrates hair. The formula works especially well to freshen up curls without losing their beauteous bounce.

Daily Conditioner: Eden Bodyworks Citrus Fusion Conditioner

Nutrient rich conditioner to fortify and strengthen the hair. Great as a rinse out or leave in. Smooths reduces frizz nourishes thickens and strengthens.

Leave-In Conditioner: Mielle Organics Pomegranate & Honey Leave-in Conditioner

This light-weight leave-in adds definition, seals moisture and leaves curls soft. Not to mention the slip is amazing and the smell is out of this world!

Deep Conditioner: DevaCurl Melt into Moisture Matcha

This nourishing treatment mask is like a magical elixir for dehydrated waves or curls. This nutrient-rich buttery formula effortlessly melts into hair without feeling heavy. All curl types are left feeling shiny silky-soft and completely transformed.

Scalp Treatment: Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Oil Scalp Treatment

Are you experiencing a dry, flaky itchy scalp? This scalp treatment has cooling blends of peppermint and spearmint oils that reduces scalp itchiness, buildup and dryness. Add a few drops to your scalp after a wash or in between to soothe irritation.

Hair Oil: Balanced Guru Organic Sheer

Sheer organic silicone-free hair oil helps control frizz on fine to medium type 2a-3a curls. It nourishes moisturizes and adds shine by penetrating the hair shaft and working from within.

Hair Mask: Innersense Hydrating Hair Mask

Repair and restore dry, coarse and damaged hair with this rich treatment masque crafted with flax seed, shea butter, coconut, monoi and tamanu oils and quinoa to repair hair while delivering rich hydration and shine.

Styling Cream: Curl Junkie Spiral Lotion

This lightweight volume enhancing conditioning curl creme can be used on wet hair to enhance and define curls without weighing them down and can be used on dry hair to revive 2nd day hair or reduce frizz add moisture and shape/definition to wavy-curly hair.

Styling Gel: Tre Luxe Hi Definition Styling Gel

A high performance curl definer that causes curls to take shape providing long lasting curl definition and shine and giving you the upper hand in the fight against frizz without the flake or crunch.

Cream Gel: Redavid Orhcid Dual Therapy

This two-part universal repair system takes on heavily damaged hair as well as offers total support for the needs of curly hair.

Find the full list of Editors’ Choice Award winners here.

Alexandra Wilson

Alexandra is the Editor in Chief at NaturallyCurly who is an advocate for women entrepreneurs and inclusivity in media. Alexandra is passionate about empowering women to share their story and walk in their purpose. She is the founder of Queens Conquer, a branding and consulting firm for women in business. She strives to be a role model for girls and volunteers her time mentoring today’s youth to share her journey and importance of self-love, sisterhood and living limitlessly. In her spare time, you'll find her brunching with friends, hiking in the hills and cooking cajun cuisine.

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