all hair types 7 Best Hydrating Products Your Curly Hair Will Love

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June 27, 2022
Curly Hair Products

If you’ve been blessed with
curly hair, you know just how much effort goes into caring for your coils. You probably have also found that curly hair can be on the drier side depending on the porosity of the hair, making it even more difficult to care for every day. 


To keep your curls looking their best, you’ll want to make sure you’re using moisturizing products that optimize your hair’s bounce and shine. Aside from a hydrating shampoo and conditioning system, you’ll want to make sure to follow up with curly hair products that soothe and define your curls, no matter the texture. Keep reading to find our favorite products that will do exactly that.

Our Best Curly Hair Products

Here, we’ve rounded up our best curly hair products, including leave-in treatments, hair mousse, frizz killers and more, to boost your curly hair care routine and keep your strands nourished.

L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Wonder Water

This product should be the secret weapon in everyone’s hair care arsenal — curly hair or not. Formulated to help your mane retain length, it works to instantly detangle and smooth the hair. 

After washing your hair with a hydrating shampoo, like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Moisture Push Shampoo, apply the Wonder Water to your lengths, avoiding the scalp. Massage the product into the hair for eight seconds before rinsing it out and following up with L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Moisture Seal Conditioner — which is great for locking in moisture — to reveal lustrous curls.


L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Cream Leave-In

If you’re looking for long-lasting nourishment and definition for your curls, this curling leave-in cream will do the trick. Use this product to lock in moisture, smooth frizz, and add shine.  

Apply the curling cream to wet hair from roots to ends, distributing it evenly. Add more near your roots for added volume, and then scrunch your hair gently to style. Follow up by drying your hair — it’s up to you whether you wait for your hair to air dry or break out your blow-dryer (just be sure to spray with heat protectant for the latter). 

Editor’s tip: Before adding the leave-in cream, grab your wide-toothed comb while your hair is wet and start combing from the ends going up to the roots to gently detangle your curls.

L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Non-Stop Dreamy Curls Leave-in Conditioner

Another leave-in treatment for curly hair types, this product will end your fear of waking up with crunchy curls. It contains both hyaluronic acid and castor oil to deeply hydrate your mane — without weighing it down — for defined and soft curls. You’ll also be happy to know that it works to fight humidity during the day. Apply it to wet or dry hair before leaving for the day, sculpting your hair as desired.

L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Curls Refresh & Reshape Leave-in Spray

This curly hair spray is a great option for a quick refresh of your curls without committing to your entire styling routine. It hydrates to re-define your coils without creating build-up, so you can use it during the day whenever you feel like your mane needs reshaping.

L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Frizz Killer Serum

If you have curls, you might know a thing or two about frizz. This hair serum helps soften, tame, and define curls for shiny, polished frizz-free spirals. Apply the serum generously from your roots to your ends, distributing the product evenly. Scrunch your hair gently to style. Let your curls air dry or blow-dry them with a diffuser to even out your curl pattern for a bouncier finish.

L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate Free Tinted Dry Shampoo for Brown Hair

Washing curly hair everyday is usually out of the question — and not often recommended. If you’re washing your hair once a week or every two weeks, you understand the importance of a dry shampoo that refreshes your mane without weighing down your strands. This tinted dry shampoo is ideal between wash days because it instantly absorbs oil, and it won’t leave pesky white residue behind.


Editor’s tip: If you have a lighter hair color, try the L’Oréal Paris EverPure Sulfate-Free Tinted Dry Shampoo for Blonde Hair.

L’Oréal Paris Boost It Volume Inject Mousse

Whether you’re giving your curls a break from the heat tools or you live a heat-free hair life, make this mousse your go-to. The less heat you use on your hair, the less damage you’ll have to repair later. This lightweight mousse injects hair with volume to give your curls a bouncy boost for any hairstyle.

Next: A Step-by-Step Guide to Detangling Curly Hair with Your Fingers

Updated by: Shannon Stubbs, Photo Design: Crystal Simone