As your new growth comes in and you begin sporting two textures, it's important to choose products that moisturize your thirsty curls, while providing definition and frizz-free shine. But with all the products cluttering the shelves, how do you choose? Well, we came up with a list of the top haircare brands for chemical-free tresses (in no particular order, of course). Happy hairstyling!
BRAND: Oyin Handmade
STARPRODUCT: Oyin Frank Juice Herbal Leave-in ($11, oyinhandmade.com) is a tonic containing herbs to moisturize and stimulate hair growth; and a scalp-nourishing essential oil blend.
BACKSTORY: When Jamyla Bennu realized that even some of her favorite ‘natural’ products contained petroleum, mineral oil or corn oil (all decidedly non-nourishing ingredients for your hair), she decided to whip up her own all-natural recipes. The line debuted in 2001…and the rest is history!
BRAND: Miss Jessie's
STARPRODUCT: Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding ($22, MissJessies.com), a cream hairdress that turns shrunken kinks into glossy, elongated curls.
STARPRODUCT: Kinky Curly Curling Custard ($29, kinky-curly.com) is an all-natural formula that reduces bulk and defines curls.
BRAND: Qhemet Biologics
STARPRODUCT: Qhemet Biologics Amla & Olive Heavy Cream ($16, QhemetBiologics.com), a rich hairdress that leaves dry hair soft and supple for days! Great for transitioning hair.
BRAND: Karen's Body Beautiful
STARPRODUCT: Karen’s Body Beautiful Hair Milk ($16, karensbodybeautiful.com), a heavenly-smelling leave-in that moisturizes, detangles, and defrizzes curls.
BRAND: Curl Junkie
STARPRODUCT: Curl Junkie Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix Moisturizing Conditioner ($18, curljunkie.com), an anti-oxidant rich, Cupuacu-infused conditioner that hydrates thirsty curls.
BRAND: Carol's Daughter
STARPRODUCT: Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk ($12, carolsdaughter.com), a gentle lotion blended with lemongrass and vitamin E to define curls and give bounce (Oprah, Jada and MJB-endorsed!).
STARPRODUCT: Hairveda SitriNillah Masque-Ultra Moisturizing Deep Conditioner ($17.80, hairveda.com) is blended with nourishing orange oil to treats lifeless and brittle hair.
STARPRODUCTS: Ouidad 12 Minute Deep Treatment, Botanical Boost Moisture Infusing & Refreshing Spray, Sun Shield Sun & Sport Leave-In Spray, and Curl Quencher Moisturizing Shampoo (various prices, ouidad.com).
STARPRODUCT: Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream ($4, JessiCurl.com) washes your curls without stripping them of their natural oils.