15 Awesome Products for Curly Hair

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If your curls tend to snap and crackle more than they pop, these formulas will save them from irreversible damage.

Sure, there’s always a host of curl-enhancing products to choose from, but not all are created equal.

Those made with harmful ingredients (sulfates, parabens, alcohol) are actually causing curl sabotage by stripping the strands of moisture and destroying all hope of the perfect twist out.

As we continue to navigate the start of another spring season, reclaim shine, bounce and volume with these curly girl approved products.

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Carol’s Daughter Pracaxi Nectar Curl Twisting Custard

Finally achieve your twist out goals with this curling custard that promises to leave your strands flexible, soft and long-lasting.

Available at Sally Beauty | $13

EDEN BodyWorks Coconut Shea Curl Defining Crème

Eliminate frizz and maintain the moisture of your curls with this humidity-resistant formula.

Available at Target | $9

Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Clay Cleansing Mask

This cleanser softly binds and defines curls. It contains a blend of kaolin clay, argan oil and coconut oil that cleanse without stripping the hair of moisture and encourages curl definition.

Available at Target | $7

Miss Jessie’s Pillow Soft Curls

This innovative styling lotion is made with fabric care technology that functions as a softener to help you get fluffy curls.

Available at Target | $15

SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Milk

This hair milk is made with silkening proteins that create soft-to-the-touch curls, while coconut and neem oil protect from breakage and add shine.

Available at Target | $10

Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Curl Control Gel

This gel moisturizes and holds curls together without creating build up and frizz.

Available at Target | $8

Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Jelly

Get smooth, shiny and long lasting curls with this jelly-infused organic formula, made with gentle ingredients like blueberry extract.

Available at Target | $18

Uncle Funky’s Daughter Curly Magic Curl Stimulator

Reinvigorate second and third day curls with this firm hold gel.

Available at Target | $16

SheaMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl and Shine Shampoo

This sulfate-free shampoo is formulated to cleanse, hydrate, and detangle thick, curly hair.

Available at Target | $10

Kinky-Curly Curl Custard Gel

Free up some space on your hair shelf with this all-in-one custard that defines, polishes, holds and elongates curls.

Available at Target | $13

ORS Curls Unleashed Curl Creme

Take your curls to new lengths with this anti-shrinkage curling creme that defines and adds volume to your strands without the use of harsh ingredients.

Available at Target | $10

Camille Rose Curl Maker

Get bouncy, defined and crunch-free curls with this moisturizing curly jelly.

Available at Target | $22

Pantene Curl Perfection Controlling Curl Crème

Enriched with a host of moisturizing oils, this curl creme delivers soft and shiny curls.

Available at Target | $5

Jane Carter Curls To Go Coil All Curls

This formula is perfect for wash and go styling. It reduces shrinkage and instantly delivers frizz-free curls.

Available at Target | $11

Cantu Natural Hair Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream

Bring your curls back to life with this shea butter-infused formula.

Available at Target | $6

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