YES! It’s another year of curly hair goodness brought to you from us here at NaturallyCurly! This year’s Best of the Best - Leaders in Curl 2019 Awards are super exciting because we learned so much about what you, the NaturallyCurly Community, laud as the BEST hair products in the marketplace.

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This past year, I’ve been taking very good care of my Type 4c, super dense, low-porosity curls with my trusted standbys. However, you know I love to switch it up, especially between wearing protective styles. I’ve learned a few things along this lengthy journey, and am excited to share which products I’ve update my regimen with this year.

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Step 1: Cleanse and condition scalp, braids, and twists with Sashapure Healing Shampoo and Bounce Curl Pure Silk Moisturizing Shampoo

After wearing my protective styles for more than two weeks, I need to cleanse both my scalp and my braids or twists. I reach for both of these cleansers, starting with the Sashapure Healing Shampoo for a gentle scalp cleanse. To seal moisture into the natural hair in my protective style, I cleanse with Bounce Curl Pure Silk Moisturizing Shampoo. Both are fantastic delivering moisture to my oftentimes dry strands and scalp.

Step 2: Condition Strands With Rinse-Out and Leave-In Conditioner

Even when your hair is in a protective style, you’ll want to condition the exposed, newly grown natural hair at the base of the braid or twist. I love using both a rinse-out and leave-in conditioner. My favorites are Reshma Beauty Henna Coconut Smoothing Sulfate-Free Conditioner and Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave-In Conditioner and Detangler. Both smell delightful and keep my strands in tip-top shape!

Step 3: Treat Your Scalp with Groganics DHT Blocker System On the Spot Itch Relief Scalp Medicine Drops and Hair Gro-n-Wild Intensive Growth Treatment.

The reason I’m an advocate for all things Groganics is because of its ability to keep my scalp soothed when wearing braids, faux locs, and Havana Twists. It’s also a great go-to if hair loss is a concern for any curly. Since protective styles can pull on sensitive areas of your scalp (read: your edges), it’s best to use a growth treatment that will help ensure health and growth.


When my curls are out of a protective style, or even when I’m taking them down, I like to reach for moisturizers than double as stylers. My number ones have been (and potentially always will be) Flora & Curl Flower Garden Hair Styling Butter for its amazing slip and fast absorption into coarse coils, and Design Essentials Coconut & Monoi Deep Moisture Balm for it’s all-natural properties and delivery on shine! I’m also a huge fan of The Spriggle, a cool three-pronged hair pik that gives my Afro amazing volume!!

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