It’s 2018, and you’re shopping for new curly products. The number of brands generating heavy buzz is staggering. What a time to be alive! Don’t be overwhelmed—here’s a list of raved-about products that really live up to the hype. Check out the reviews for yourself!
For a gentle cleanse plus lightweight moisture, check out this popular two-in-one. This ultra-creamy formula smells fresh and sweet. Use alone, or with a leave-in conditioner. CurlTalker lj2 says, “CJ Daily Fix is fantastic...cleans hair but leaves lots of moisture.”
For weekly or monthly rejuvenation, try this rich formula to reverse damage and restore hydration. It’s packed with aloe, herbs, butters, and oils to restore definition when your hair needs a major moisture boost.
A 2016 Editor’s Choice winner, this lightweight leave-in is great for wet or dry application. It eliminates frizz and softens overworked hair, leaving a sweet blueberry scent. Use it to prep hair before twisting or braiding.
Smooth this product into damp hair for soft, elongated curls and gentle hold. It’s packed with healing shea butter and gives hair a quenched and frizz-free look. CurlTalker Reservechic says, “The Cantu Curling Cream is one of my ‘holy grail’ haircare products. It leaves my curls defined, soft, moisturized and with a light hold.”
This popular product offers thick, rich moisture with tons of slip. Use it on dry, damaged hair to seal and smooth hair cuticles.This product is a 2016 Best Of The Best winner.
The ultra-clean ingredients in this beloved cleanser work to heal, grow and strengthen dry hair. It offers a gentle cleanse that never strips, leaving your hair feeling fresh and lightly moisturized. “The Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo is the best Shampoo I've ever tried! My hair feels clean and so soft afterwards,” says CurlTalker KoilsandKurls.
This styling cream enhances definition for all hair types. Give your natural texture a boost, while eliminating frizz and adding light shine.
This fan favorite is beloved for its softening formula, pleasant smell, and magical detangling properties. It offers excellent hydration for dry curls.
This super slippery conditioner brings the silky softness you crave. Works well for everyday conditioning, leave-in conditioning, or deep heat treatments.
This intense moisture treatment contains avocado oil, keratin protein, and biotin to hydrate, strengthen, and nourish. Reviewers say it leaves their hair feeling soft and strong. “I've had a lot of success with Briogeo's Don't Despair, Repair! Deep conditioner,’ says CurlTalker Andrea.Wilso. “It's not too heavy or buttery, it's very creamy, and it's EXCEPTIONAL at detangling.”
Packed with 100% natural botanical oils, this treatment moisturizes and smooths hair. Use it before your wash treatment to reverse damage and frizz. This product has won Editor’s Choice and Best Of The Best awards.
12. HPO Happy Scalp
Treat your dry, itchy scalp with this fresh blend of olive oil and mint extracts. Add a few drops to your cleanser for soothing relief that prevents dandruff.
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