Best in Black Beauty Awards 2014: Hair
Moisturizing Shampoo: Clear Scalp & Hair
Clear Scalp & Hair Intense Hydration Hydrating Shampoo ($6, CVS, In Stores Only) adds moisture with out weighing down hair.
Moisturizing Shampoo: Klorane
Klorane Shampoo With Desert Date ($15, klorane.com) gives even the driest strands a hydrating boost.
Deep Conditioner: Garnier Fructis
Garnier Fructis Damage Eraser Fortifying Conditioner ($4, Walmart). Smooth on before blow-drying to disguise split ends.
Deep Conditioner: Kerastase
Kérastase Nutritive Irisome Masquintense for Thick Hair ($63, kerastase-usa.com) pumps nourishment into damaged strands.
Curl Definer: Dark and Lovely
Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Curl Defining Crème Glaze ($10, drugstores). It gives weight- less definition without crunchiness.
Curl Definer: Oribe
Oribe Curl Shaping Mousse ($36, oribe.com) defines locks and defies frizz. Done and done.
Hair Tool: Tangle Teezer
Tangle teezer Aqua Splash ($16, Sally Beauty, In Stores Only). Remove knots without yanking your hair out.
Hair Tool: Paul Mitchell
Paul Mitchell Neuro Dry ($170, professional salons). Best. Blow-dryer. Period.
Smoothing Product: Shea Moisture
Shea Moisture Tahitian Noni & Monoi Smooth & Repair Hair Scalp Weekly Therapy ($10, select Target stores) softens tight coils without disturbing curl patterns.
Smoothing Product: KMS California
KMS California TameFrizz Smoothing Lotion ($17, ulta.com) keeps flyaways in check.
Dry Shampoo: Pantene
Pantene Pro-V Original Fresh Dry Shampoo ($5, Walgreens) absorbs oil and doesn’t leave a residue.
Dry Shampoo: Philip Kingsley
Philip Kingsley One More Day Dry Shampoo ($25, philipkingsley.com) is great for freshening up post-workout hair.
Thickening/Volumizing Product: L'Oreal Paris
L’oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Volume Filler Densifying Gelee ($7, Target). Proteins and spe- cial fillers seep into strands to make hair look fuller.
Thickening/Volumizing Product: Alterna Haircare
Alterna Haircare Bamboo Volume 2-in-1 Volumizer ($25, Ulta, In Stores Only). I’m able to share my knowledge so that everyone can have beautiful hair, not just celebrities. Spritz at the roots for an instant lift.