Dryness is the most popular concern for textured hair. It is such a problem that women are omitting shampoo from their regimens to avoid compromising the moisture in the delicate strands, but maintaining healthy hair should not compromise the health of your scalp. Oftentimes we can prioritize styling over maintenance, leading us to use stylers that give us coveted hold and enhanced curl definition at the expense of our hair’s moisture. No amount of reduced frizz is worth parched hair, so it is important to be mindful of the stylers that you are using.  Here are four product recommendations that will ensure your hair stays hydrated throughout your regimen.

Alikay Naturals Coconut Milk Shampoo

The Alikay Naturals Coconut Milk Shampoo is an excellent choice for women struggling to find a sulfate-free shampoo that does not strip their hair. The nozzle on this cleanser helps to distribute this product directly to the scalp, which is where the shampoo should be concentrated. A little goes a long way and the lather is like a luxurious milk bath that does not cause matting and tangles. The tingling sensation is great for people dealing with a sensitive and inflamed scalp. If you are still having trust issues with shampoos, then try this cleanser and I promise it will not disappoint.

CURLS Hair Tea Conditioner

Since we are on the theme of tropical scents, you should also consider using the CURLS Hair Tea Conditioner. This conditioner is full of moisturizing ingredients like aloe vera juice, panthenol, mango butter, and shea butter. The stearalkonium chloride, soybean oil, and cetyl alcohol (fatty alcohol) help to add slip for easy detangling. After applying this to my freshly cleansed hair, I usually cover it with a plastic processing cap and a t-shirt and allow it to sit for 20 min. Once you rinse your hair you will be left with supple, springy curls and coils.

Darcy’s Botanicals Transitioning Crème

Now that the hair has been cleansed and nourished, it is important that my efforts do not go in vain. Although I am not transitioning, I cannot get enough of the Darcy’s Botanicals Coconut Lemongrass Transitioning Crème. If you are looking for a thick cream that is distributes like a leave-in conditioner but has the consistency of a moisturizer, then this is what you have been looking for. This leave-in conditioner is formulated with aloe vera, virgin coconut oil, behentrimonium methosulfate, cetearyl alcohol (fatty alcohol), and panthenol to ensure that all of the moisture instilled during the deep conditioning process is not lost. It also layers well with other products, making it a great addition to your regimen.

DevaCurl Supercream

My hat goes off to DevaCurl, because this DevaCurl Supercream styler is perfection. Oftentimes I struggle to find stylers with moisturizing benefits and holding properties that do not leave my hair crunchy. My biggest deal breaker with any styler is lack of spreadability. When a styler is not formulated with a lot of lubricating properties, then my hair tends to drag and even tangle and I did not do all of that detangling for nothing. The cetearyl alcohol, coconut oil, and glycerin gives this styler plenty of slip and leaves your hair buttery soft with a lightweight hold and no crunch. My hair has maintained its wash and go definition for 5-6 days with this styler, which is impressive, especially with my 4a a coils in hot and humid Texas.

What products give you your most moisture?