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Best in Black Beauty Awards 2015: Hair

Whether your hair is curly, straight or enhanced—these products pack a punch.

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By · September 17, 2015

“This combo gave my curls lots of moisture and definition without leaving any buildup on my hair.”—Quintella Rowell, Birmingham, AL

$10 each, Target

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“I’ve tried other sulfate-free shampoos in the past and my hair immediately felt hard and tangled. Not with this! My hair loves this shampoo and conditioner and does not tangle.” —Dawn Langston, Milford, CT

$10–$12 each, Target

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“My daughter tried this and said that it gave her a fresh-from-the-salon look.” —Kisha Bowser, Virginia Beach, VA

$75, phusebeauty.com

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“I like the long flat plates. They make it easier to handle my hair from root to tip. The iron also heats up really quickly.”—Regina Daniels, Farmingdale, NY

$60, ulta.com

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“This styler allows me to straighten my hair without having to worry about overheating and/or damaging my very color treated and curly hair, leaving it soft to the touch and with a reflective shine.”—Lisa M. Franklin, Pflugerville, TX

$249, Sephora

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“This dried my hair in half the time of the other dryers I’ve tried. It also gets hotter and has less confusing settings.”—Ashton Grose, Leland, NC 

$35, Target

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“At my age, I’ve noticed that my hair has turned into a dry, brittle, frizzy mass. I used this product and wow! It made such a huge difference. It’s fantastic!” —Karlene Carnegie, Tamarac, FL

$59, Sephora

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“For a dry shampoo there’s no powdery residue, it smells great and adds a nice thickness to my hair.” —Rosland Martin, Snellville, GA

$26, moroccanoil.com

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“This gives me shiny, bouncy curls all day without any frizz.” —Charmale Cockrell, Pittsburgh

$14, missjessies.com

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“Normally my hair reverts with humidity, but this keeps my hair from totally frizzing. I used this before I went to Essence Fest and my relaxed hair stayed nicely. My hair was smooth and the shine was awesome.” —Myra Achoe, Fort Mill, SC

$27, paulmitchell.com

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“I have very thick, coarse, relaxed hair that’s cut into layers. My style requires a lot of movement. I’ve used this oil on both wet and dry hair, and I’m able to get the shine I want, plus the moisture, without it being heavy or feeling like it has product buildup.” —Felicia Walker-Stephen, Richardson,TX

$18, CVS

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“I like the way this gel interacts with my hair. It gives a flexible hold without leaving a gunky buildup. It also has a clean scent that’s not too overpowering.”—Monica Scott, Columbus, OH

$26, neimanmarcus.com

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