From shea butter to glycerin, we look at the five ingredients that quench thirsty curls

It is the thirstiest of textures. Natural curls and kinks always crave mega doses of moisture. And there are many ingredients in curl-centric products that gladly answer that call. Flip over bottles of your favorite curl concoctions and chances are you'll see the same key ingredients time and time again. But what makes them unique for curly girls? Here is a roundup of the top five ingredients that pack the best moisture-filled punch — and a whole lot more.

Teri Evans
I have type 4b hair and I more or less put straight shea butter on my hair. It works great for me if I plan on braiding, wisting or styling my hair in that fashion.