To survive the classic humidity, chlorine/salt water, and UV ray-filled summer activities, you may need to rely on excellent products to keep everything running smoothly. Not only do these remarkable products exist, but there are Black-owned brands that create them specifically for curly and textured hair. 

While you may be scrambling to stay cool in the current heat wave, your curls and coils don’t have to suffer, so we’ve suggested some products that will do all the heavy lifting to keep you and your hair feeling their best.. From refresher sprays, to deep conditioners, to scalp serums, you won’t want to miss out on these hair care essentials, courtesy of Black-owned brands.

1. Taliah Waajid Curls, Waves, & Naturals The Great Detangler

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There’s a reason why this is called “The Great Detangler”! This leave-in conditioner provides amazing slip for even the most knotted curls and improves manageability to strengthen and protect hair when detangling.

2. StrandsOfFaith Conditioning Refresher Spray

Calling all protective style devotees: keep your hair happy underneath braids, twists, and sew-ins with this all-natural, pH balanced refresher spray that’s lightweight--but not watery. Babassu, kukui, and baobab oils in the formula provide anti-inflammatory and moisturizing properties, as well as slip for breezy detangling. Use this on wet hair for hydration and moisture, and for refreshing your style, apply it to dry hair. Ideal for Type 4 hair.

3. Canviiy ScalpBliss Scalp Purifying Foam Treatment

When your scalp is in need of a deep and gentle cleanse this purifying foam treatment will get the job done! This invigorating scalp-purifying micro-foam rinse-off cleanser clears the hair of flakes, excess product build up & soothes scalp irritation. The non-stripping, luxurious silky lather draws impurities to achieve a clean, balanced healthy scalp. Renew & refresh your scalp with powerful natural antioxidant properties of rosebay, witch hazel and tea tree.

4. Uniqurl AloeMint Moisturizing & Silkening Deep Conditioner

Deep conditioners are a phenomenal addition to your routine regardless of the season. Along with highly moisturizing and softening ingredients like shea butter, sweet almond oil, and aloe vera, your scalp will surely enjoy the tingling sensation of fresh peppermint after beach or pool days.

5. Amethyst Curl Primer + Heat Protectant

This revolutionary gem infused with amethyst extract, nourishes your strands and saturates them with moisture. It then seals moisture in with protective, yet breathable plant gels and resins to prep hair for styling. Infused with extracts from Bamboo, Rhodiola and Prickly Pear mineralize and stimulate hair growth. 

6. Chocolate Kinks & Curls Lemon Rose Hair & Scalp Renewal

After a fresh wash, it’s important to nourish your hair, but don’t forget your scalp. This oil blend is dedicated to giving your scalp the lavish experience it deserves, featuring ingredients that aid in skin cell renewal and a heavenly scent. Apply this directly to the scalp to improve circulation, or to the hair as a hot oil treatment. 

7. EDEN BodyWorks JojOba Monoi Natural Deep Conditioner

Restore your hair's natural beauty from over processing, damage and dryness. Fortified to balance the hair's moisture level, resulting in stronger, healthier more manageable hair. Excellent for all textures and hair types.

8. Breahni Light Styling Gel

It doesn’t take much to unravel curls in humid weather. Keep your style intact with a gentle hold and no flakes with a gel that’s moisturizing and light enough for everyday use for all hair textures. 

9. CURLS Coconut CURLada Conditioner 

Super hydrating and luxurious rinse off conditioner contains certified organic ingredients. Contains no silicone or mineral/petrolatum oil, paraben-free, sulfate-free. Effortless, frizz free curls for multi-ethnic women and girls. This conditioner softens, detangles, moisture and hydrates your dry curls in a snap.

10. Uhai Edge Gel

If you prefer your hairline to be sleek and laid for all occasions, but can’t seem to achieve a lasting hold that doesn’t cause damage or flake--you may have found your match. Instead of fighting with your baby hairs into submission, this edge gel will keep everything looking neat and tidy while replenishing your edges with baobab and castor oils.

11. Mielle Organics Moisture RX Hawaiian Ginger Moisturizing Scalp Treatment

A dry, itchy scalp can be very irritating, especially when your hair is in a protective style. Find relief with Mielle’s Hawaiian Ginger Moisturizing Scalp Treatment! Spray as much of this product as you need on your scalp and enjoy the effects of natural ingredients like coconut oil, avocado, peppermint oil, and ginger extract. 

12. J Antoinette Hydrotherapy Mist

Humectants not only moisturize hair, but they ensure that the moisture stays locked in. This mist, which was initially created as an attempt to tame scalp psoriasis, promises to give your hair long-lasting moisture that will last for days thanks to 3 super-effective humectants: aloe vera juice, glycerin, and sodium lactate.

13. OBIA Naturals Curl Enhancing Custard

Style your hair with this oil enriched, alcohol-free and lightweight custard. This pH-balanced formula is packed with antioxidant rich Argan Oil, Olive Oil and Grape seed Oil that will leave your hair soft, shiny and deeply moisturized. Perfect of wash n' go's, up-do's, finger coils and smoothing edges.

14. Nancy’s Kitchen Silk Buttercream Cleansing Wash

As many scalp serums, elixirs, and scrubs as there are on the market, none of those can replace a good old-fashioned proper cleanser. The first step in adequate scalp care is simply a clean scalp. The Buttercream Cleansing Wash prides itself on cutting out the dry aftermath of washing by employing moisturizing marshmallow root herb, honey, and silk. And it comes in an applicator bottle to target the scalp, which is always an added bonus. 

15. Nature’s Little Secret Flaxseed Curly Custard

A lightweight and gooey curl-defining product that also acts as a moisturizer. Keep your braids, twist-outs, and other styles neat and free of frizz and, of course--no flakes. The high level of omega 3’s in flaxseed may also make this product a great contender for use during months when the sun is high and blazing to fend off damage from UV rays. 

16. Wonder Curl Detoxifying Clay Cleanser

Clay-infused products are a great go-to for scalp-soothing and exfoliation purposes. The Detoxifying Clay Cleanser is a 3-in-1 gentle cleanser that also detangles and conditions your hair all in one. Using Kaolin clay, this clay cleanser removes impurities from your hair and scalp without stripping your hair of its natural oils. Hair is left feeling soft and refreshed. 

17. Camille Rose Naturals Lavender Crush Defining Gel

This lavender infused gel is the key to combating frizz on even the most humid days! Formulated with nourishing coconut, jojoba, and real lavender is crafted to define and hold styles in place longer, plus the smell is divine and it works great for all hair types. 

18. Curl Junkie Repair Me! Reconstructive Hair Treatment

This is a five star quality hair treatment curlies of hair textures can’t get enough of when their hair is in need of some extra TLC! Curl Junkie Repair Me! Reconstructive Hair Treatment helps fill in cracks in the hair shaft to give strength and prevent further breakage. Also great for general maintenance of the hair. Makes a great once-a-month protein treatment to help keep your hair in top shape! Light tropical coconut scent. 

19. Alikay Naturals Shine Crave Hair Glosser

This lightweight formula is infused with natural oils that add fabulous shine and luster to hair while eliminating fly-always and frizz. The natural oils help prevent hair from drying out and the overall look of your hair. Non greasy alcohol free formula won’t clog pores, suffocate hair follicles or dry hair out. The light coconut scent is refreshing. 

20. Curls Dynasty Give Me Slip Blast Hydration Conditioner

Enhance your curl care regimen with the Give Me Slip Blast Hydration Conditioner. This nourishing conditioner is uniquely formulated with rich essential ingredients to revitalize the hair, while delivering intense moisture to each strand.

Have you tried any of these products? Let us know in the comments below.