Products We Love: Best Brands for Natural Hair

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!

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STAR PRODUCT: Oyin Frank Juice Herbal Leave-in ($11, 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!

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STAR PRODUCT: Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding ($22,, a cream hairdress that turns shrunken kinks into glossy, elongated curls.

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STAR PRODUCT: Kinky Curly Curling Custard ($29, is an all-natural formula that reduces bulk and defines curls.

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STAR PRODUCT: Qhemet Biologics Amla & Olive Heavy Cream ($16,, a rich hairdress that leaves dry hair soft and supple for days! Great for transitioning hair.

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STAR PRODUCT: Karen’s Body Beautiful Hair Milk ($16,, a heavenly-smelling leave-in that moisturizes, detangles, and defrizzes curls.

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STAR PRODUCT: Curl Junkie Hibiscus & Banana Deep Fix Moisturizing Conditioner ($18,, an anti-oxidant rich, Cupuacu-infused conditioner that hydrates thirsty curls.

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STAR PRODUCT: Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk ($12,, a gentle lotion blended with lemongrass and vitamin E to define curls and give bounce (Oprah, Jada and MJB-endorsed!).

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STAR PRODUCT: Hairveda SitriNillah Masque-Ultra Moisturizing Deep Conditioner ($17.80, is blended with nourishing orange oil to treats lifeless and brittle hair.

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STAR PRODUCTS: 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,

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STAR PRODUCT: Jessicurl Hair Cleansing Cream ($4, washes your curls without stripping them of their natural oils.