When it comes to taking care of natural hair, not just any products will do. Whether you consider yourself to have curly hair, coils, kinks or waves, keeping your strands moisturized, healthy and soft takes work. And what you’re putting into your hair will have the biggest impact on how it grows and how easy (or not) it is to style.
Luckily there are several products that are stellar at caring for natural tresses — and we’re sharing the details. Check out our best products for natural hair to keep your mane looking and feeling its best.
This clarifying shampoo is made with castor oil and hyaluronic acid to nourish and hydrate your curls. The liquid-to-foam formula is airy light and has a sweet fragrance so hair equally looks, feels and smells unforgettable.
Another cleansing product from the Dream Length Curls line, this shampoo is also made with hyaluronic acid and castor oil to give hair that boost of moisture while it cleanses and softens.
The conditioner is also formulated with good-for-hair ingredients and doesn’t leave your curls weighed down or greasy. Use it together with the Moisture Push shampoo for hair that feels bouncy and healthy.
Natural hair beauties understand the importance of having only the best leave-in conditioner. This leave-in is perfect for daytime styling and nighttime care as it wraps hair in moisture to define your curls and coils while fighting frizz.
When it comes to leave-in conditioners you’ve got options. This formula also contains healthy hair ingredients such as sunflower seed oil, royal jelly and citrus oil. It deeply nourishes your hair while defining waves and curls.
When your hairstyle is days old and you notice that your curls need a pick-me-up, pick up this reshaping spray. It helps to give your curly hair some definition and hydration without making it feel crunchy, slick or heavy. The floral scent also gives your mane a sweet fragrance boost.
Sometimes a good hot oil treatment is what you need to get your curls in styling shape, and to give yourself a self-care moment that rivals a pricey salon service. When you need that, reach for this hair oil treatment formulated with sunflower seed oil, coconut oil and flower extracts to bring dry hair back to life and luster.
Perfect for those with high porosity hair who swear by the LOC method (or even the LCO method for low porosity hair), this hair oil and cream hybrid combines steps in your moisturizing technique. If you have especially dry hair — like the porosity types mentioned tend to have — this will help to lock in hydration to give you the softness and shine you desire.
This scalp scrub made for all hair types is exactly what you need if you’re dealing with flakes, dryness, excess oil or product buildup. Made with apricot seeds and menthol, it exfoliates and freshens the scalp so that you can start your wash day routine with a purified base.
Written and photographed by Shalwah Evans