Best In Black Beauty 2016: Hair

Along with more than 1,000 ESSENCE BeautyBox subscribers and ESSENCE insiders, we’ve voted on the hottest people, places and products that are rocking our beauty world.

Essence Apr, 14, 2016

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Cowash: Our beauty gurus agree that cleansing conditioners have completely changed the game for both curly and straight girls. Moisture-rich formulas that clean without stripping or overdrying and leave behind hydrating ingredients-help whip strands into the best shape (and curl pattern) ever.

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DEVACURL No-Poo Conditioning Cleanser, $20, 12 oz,

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R+CO Analog Cleansing Foam Conditioner, $29, Neiman Marcus

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ORIBE Cleansing Crème, $44,

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MISS JESSIE’S Co-Wash, $11, 12 oz,

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One thing’s for sure, our readers know what’s best for their hair. Money isn’t a factor if the products work, and these brands topped the list for reliability and consistent results for both curly and straight textures. 

MIZANI True Textures Intense Moisture Replenish Treatment, $18, Ulta

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MOROCCANOIL Treatment Original, $44,

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If flat irons and blow-dryers are part of your routine, add these scorch-shielding heat protecting potions to your arsenal.

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BB. Repair Blow Dry Elixir, $31, 5 oz,

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KÉRASTASE Elixir Ultime Original Oil, $58, 100 ml,

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ALTERNA Multi-Vitamin Heat Protection Spray, $30, Sephora.

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GHD Heat Protect Spray, $22,

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When it comes to maintaining those spirals, panelists voted this as the product they can't live without.

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GARNIER Whole Blends Coconut Oil & Cocoa Butter Leave-In Conditioner, $7, CVS

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CAROL’S DAUGHTER Almond Milk Leave-In Conditioner, $11, Target.

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INFUSIUM23 Moisture Replenisher Leave-in Treatment, $6, 8 oz, Walmart.

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OUIDAD Curl Immersion Triple Treat Deep Conditioner, $38,

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Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Curl Define Milk, $26, (available June 2016).

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ORS Olive Oil With Pequi Oil Smooth nd Easy Edge Gel, $5, Sally Beauty.

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Shea Moisture Fruit Fusion Weightless Crème Rinse, $11,


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