Pantene Relaxed & Natural Intensive Moisturizing Shampoo ($4.49) leaves kinks and curls squeaky-clean.
African American hair tends to be naturally dry, so hydrate thirsty curls with a moisturizing conditioner like Bumble and Bumble Curl Conscious Shampoo ($22).
Mist Kinky Curly Spiral Spritz ($12) throughout wet or dry natural curls to help define the texture. This aloe-based spray also doubles as a 2nd day hair refresher (just spritz it on your hair to wake up a deflated ’do).
A modern classic, Miss Jessie’s Curly Pudding ($7) helps define frizzy curls when smoothed throughout wet hair, from roots to ends. Let dry naturally.
Based on the first new anti-frizz technology to come around in thirty years (thanks to a team of scientists headed by an award-winning MIT professor), Living Proof Wave Shaping Curl Defining No Frizz Styling Treatment for Thick to Coarse Hair ($14) leaves curls, kinks and waves looking their bouncy best.
Formulated to protect hair against damage caused by heat styling, Mizani Silkening and Curly Wax ($15) conditions and nourishes dry locks while defining your hair’s natural texture.
DevaCurl MirrorCurls ($24.95) is the first-ever silicone-free, 99% natural shine serum to hit the market—and it instantly glossifies dull locks.
The Tawira Indians of Central America (ie,‘the people of beautiful hair’) have been moisturizing their strands with Ojon tree nut oil for centuries—and we just caught on! Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment ($55) is a deep conditioning mask that softens frazzled, fried hair. It also comes with an adorable wooden comb for easy application.