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22 Products That Will Make Your Curly Hair The Curliest It's Ever Been

Give your hair a ~boost~.

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1. A curl amplifier that when applied to wet hair will really take your curls up a few notches.

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Promising review: "This really brings out my natural curls. It's more of a cream that needs to be added to wet hair, so don't try to add it to dry hair or you will make a big mess! I put this on, do my makeup, and then hit it with a diffuser to end up with beautiful curly locks! I love this brand and will forever be a customer." —Mandy Q

Get it from Amazon or Walmart for $9.97.

2. A shampoo and conditioner set formulated to quench your hair's thirst as well as nourish and strengthen it.

Promising review: "Dove makes a most wonderful product for curly-haired girls. We need extra care and moisture for our locks. This shampoo and conditioner is a great way to keep your curls looking and feeling great. I highly recommend this. This duo exceeded my expectations. Make sure you add this to your hair care routine if you want great-looking curls." —Wanda L. WheelerGet it from Amazon for $19.99.
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Promising review: "Dove makes a most wonderful product for curly-haired girls. We need extra care and moisture for our locks. This shampoo and conditioner is a great way to keep your curls looking and feeling great. I highly recommend this. This duo exceeded my expectations. Make sure you add this to your hair care routine if you want great-looking curls." —Wanda L. Wheeler

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

3. A gel so you can define your curls or waves without making them crunchy (because nobody wants that).

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Promising review: "I love this product! If you have curly hair, I think it's a godsend. It's the best curly-hair product I've used. My hair is curlier than ever, and the curls hold even through the windiest of days." —Ashley Ashton

Get it from Amazon or Jet for $20.94 (for 12 oz).

Or check out all the DevaCurl products here.

4. Or hair lotion to revive your day-two hair and make it look great without having to wash it.

Promising review: "I finally found the perfect mid-week lotion for when your hair needs an extra pick-me-up! This product is on the wetter side, so my hair absorbs it perfectly. It doesn't weigh my hair down and keeps it thoroughly moisturized." —Amazon CustomerGet it from Amazon for $12.79 or Jet for $15.99.
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Promising review: "I finally found the perfect mid-week lotion for when your hair needs an extra pick-me-up! This product is on the wetter side, so my hair absorbs it perfectly. It doesn't weigh my hair down and keeps it thoroughly moisturized." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $12.79 or Jet for $15.99.

5. A curl keeper with the perfect pH balance for all curly hair to control frizz so you don't look like Mia Thermopolis (pre-makeover).

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Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I have very curly hair and have tried about every product out there to reduce frizz and define curls. I put some of this stuff in my hair while it's still very wet, and it works great. You don't have to use much of it. I highly recommend this." —S.P.

Get it from Amazon for $19 (for 8 oz).

6. A curl enhancer that does just that — so much so that more than 2,000 people have raved about how good it makes their waves and curls look.

Promising review: "I applied to towel-dried hair, wrapped it into a bun, and a few hours later, I had gorgeous natural waves with amazing natural-looking shine. I didn't even need a separate shine serum or spray. I have partially wavy hair, and this cream enhanced the curl with a light hold." —CindyGet it from Nordstrom for $25.
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Promising review: "I applied to towel-dried hair, wrapped it into a bun, and a few hours later, I had gorgeous natural waves with amazing natural-looking shine. I didn't even need a separate shine serum or spray. I have partially wavy hair, and this cream enhanced the curl with a light hold." —Cindy

Get it from Nordstrom for $25.

7. An argan oil mask to deep-condition your hair and leave it feeling (and looking) flawless.

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Promising review: "I love it! It has a wonderful smell that is not at all overwhelming. Its a nice creamy consistency, so it's easy to put in your hair. This product has worked wonders on my hair. I saw instant results the first time I used it. I'm African American and have natural hair. This product brought moisture to my hair and made it A LOT curlier! I really love this and will most likely buy it again." —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

Read more about how this mask transforms hair here.

8. A styling lotion you apply to damp hair so you really can say, "I woke up like this!"

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Promising review: "This curl cream works great. I have natural soft wavy hair that's halfway down my back, and this enhances my curls and makes them more defined. You can either scrunch it up after shower and sleep on it or use a diffuser. It works better than most expensive salon brands, and I've tried a lot. It leaves your hair soft — not hard and crunchy." —MelMark

Get it from Amazon for $22.49.

9. A diffuser specifically designed for curly hair to tame frizz and boost shine.

It has three heat and two speed settings and a cooling button to lock in your style.Promising review: "I’ve used lots of diffusers over the years, but none of them have been effective as this one. It dries my hair and builds in volume and curls. I don’t wash my hair daily, so on days when my hair is dry, I dampen it lightly with my fingers and dry again. Sometimes I’ll use a curling cream to create more dramatic curls, but they are softer without the product, and I can go longer without a wash. This is a super dryer for enhancing your curls." —J MGet it from Amazon for $25.99.
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It has three heat and two speed settings and a cooling button to lock in your style.

Promising review: "I’ve used lots of diffusers over the years, but none of them have been effective as this one. It dries my hair and builds in volume and curls. I don’t wash my hair daily, so on days when my hair is dry, I dampen it lightly with my fingers and dry again. Sometimes I’ll use a curling cream to create more dramatic curls, but they are softer without the product, and I can go longer without a wash. This is a super dryer for enhancing your curls." —J M

Get it from Amazon for $25.99.

10. A sleeping mask you apply before bed that works to hydrate and repair your hair as you dream the night away.

Promising review: "I am very happy with the results of this mask! I've used it several times. I applied it to my very dry and tangled hair, and it immediately relaxes my hair and makes it so that I can easily detangle it with my fingers. My frizz immediately turns to defined curls and coils as I apply the mask. I love that you can apply it on dry hair as a pre-wash because I don't always feel like stopping my wash-day flow to do a deep conditioner after shampooing and/or co-washing." —bellinasfGet it from Sephora for $5.
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Promising review: "I am very happy with the results of this mask! I've used it several times. I applied it to my very dry and tangled hair, and it immediately relaxes my hair and makes it so that I can easily detangle it with my fingers. My frizz immediately turns to defined curls and coils as I apply the mask. I love that you can apply it on dry hair as a pre-wash because I don't always feel like stopping my wash-day flow to do a deep conditioner after shampooing and/or co-washing." —bellinasf

Get it from Sephora for $5.

11. A cream gel without sulfates that's safe for colored and damaged hair, so all you've done to your hair in the past can be forgiven.

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Promising review: "This is the most fabulous hair product I have ever tried! I used it on wet hair after shampooing, and I haven't washed it for three days because it has enhanced my curls and caused them to last and last. It looks almost better as time goes by! It's just an awesome gel. It's not sticky. My hair is soft but that doesn't affect the curl. I immediately ordered a second bottle so I will have it to use for some time. I have fine, colored hair that is frizzy, along with the natural curl. Try this gel. I know you will be pleased." —ig

Get it from Amazon for $22.

12. A curl "pudding" made with coconut oil to nourish and elongate natural curls and give you the Disney Princess hair of your dreams.

Promising review: "I Love these products for curly hair! It is a creamy soft product that gives a wonderful, natural look to curly hair. I love it! It has a nice clean smell that lasts on your hair. It makes the curly lay soft and natural!" —paulaGet it from Amazon for $4.29 or Bed Bath & Beyond for $3.49.
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Promising review: "I Love these products for curly hair! It is a creamy soft product that gives a wonderful, natural look to curly hair. I love it! It has a nice clean smell that lasts on your hair. It makes the curly lay soft and natural!" —paula

Get it from Amazon for $4.29 or Bed Bath & Beyond for $3.49.

13. A leave-in conditioner that will help get rid of tangles and knots so you won't have to brush your hair (because you know that brushes are curly hair's enemies).

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Promising review: "I love this stuff. I have crazy combination hair with sections from 4A to 4C. I've been natural for more than 20 years, and this is the absolute best leave-in I've ever used. My hair's pretty long (mid-back bra-strap), and this gives supreme curl definition, bounce, shine, and that smooth-as-silk texture we all want in our curls. I cannot recommend this highly enough!" —Readsalot

Get it from Amazon for $11.37 or Walmart for $13.99.

14. A hair smoothie, which costs about as much as a regular smoothie but does so much more for the health of your hair.

Promising review: "I recently caught my hair off and wanted to bring my Spanish curls/waves back. I tried several hair products, but nothing worked, until I tried this Curl Enhancing Smoothie. I like to use it as an in-shower styler or leave-in conditioner, or simply apply it to damp hair and scrunch it. I love how it allows me to air dry my hair on the go and still look amazing! It saves me a lot of time! And it's very affordable!" —AilinGet it from Amazon or Walmart for $9.39.
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Promising review: "I recently caught my hair off and wanted to bring my Spanish curls/waves back. I tried several hair products, but nothing worked, until I tried this Curl Enhancing Smoothie. I like to use it as an in-shower styler or leave-in conditioner, or simply apply it to damp hair and scrunch it. I love how it allows me to air dry my hair on the go and still look amazing! It saves me a lot of time! And it's very affordable!" —Ailin

Get it from Amazon or Walmart for $9.39.

15. Or some curling rods that work without heat to create effortless curls so you can spend less time dealing with you hair in the morning and more time sleeping.

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Promising review: "These did an amazing job curling my hair! I have straight-wavy long hair, and it doesn't usually hold a curl, but this was the easiest and longest curl without using any harmful products. I just washed my hair as usual and ran some curl enhancing mousse through it while damp and rolled my hair into the flex rods and went to sleep. I woke up the next morning and took the rods out and viola! I had the best curls ever with almost no effort. They were soft and comfortable to sleep in and the curls lasted two days." —Carla R.

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

Read more about how great these curling rods are here.

16. An in-shower styler you apply in the shower and lightly rinse out, so it leaves behind the perfect amount of product to make your hair look amazing when you air-dry it.

Promising reviews: "I have used this several times a week this summer when I haven't wanted to blow out my hair. I have thick, fairly curly hair, and this makes my curls look defined and beachy without ever getting crunchy or greasy." —LDuffGet it from Ulta for $25.
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Promising reviews: "I have used this several times a week this summer when I haven't wanted to blow out my hair. I have thick, fairly curly hair, and this makes my curls look defined and beachy without ever getting crunchy or greasy." —LDuff

Get it from Ulta for $25.

17. A microfiber towel that is less harsh on your hair than a normal towel, absorbs water quicker, and reduces frizz. Honestly, it's a game-changer.

Promising review: "I have been using microfiber turbans for years, but none compare to the Aquis! It is well worth the money. I notice my hair dries quicker, but it retains more moisture, which is super important for curly hair! The quality is excellent, and I like that there is a bit of elastic to keep the turban fitted to your head." —ZauberwaldGet it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in 11 colors).
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Promising review: "I have been using microfiber turbans for years, but none compare to the Aquis! It is well worth the money. I notice my hair dries quicker, but it retains more moisture, which is super important for curly hair! The quality is excellent, and I like that there is a bit of elastic to keep the turban fitted to your head." —Zauberwald

Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in 11 colors).

18. A conditioner with multiple uses (as a normal conditioner, leave-in, or a co-wash) so you can get ultimate curls no matter how your hair is acting.

Promising review: "I *love* this product. After I replaced my shampoo with this product, my hair was instantly softer and less dry. I have chronically dry hair, and this conditioner has helped dramatically. I also use just a dab as a leave-in conditioner. It doesn't weigh my hair down and helps with the curl. It's a must have." —curlygirlGet it from Ulta for $34.
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Promising review: "I *love* this product. After I replaced my shampoo with this product, my hair was instantly softer and less dry. I have chronically dry hair, and this conditioner has helped dramatically. I also use just a dab as a leave-in conditioner. It doesn't weigh my hair down and helps with the curl. It's a must have." —curlygirl

Get it from Ulta for $34.

19. A cleansing serum with micellar water that acts like a magnet, pulling the dirt from your hair so you it gets clean while keeping your curls intact.

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Promising review: "Okay I don't ever write reviews, but after one use this product did magic to my thin 3B curls. I only use a cleanser twice a week because I get bad build-up and my curls look blah. The product I used before this stripped my curls dry. After one use, this product brought life to my curls. They are now light, bouncy, and VERY, VERY SOFT. I followed with the DevaCurl Conditioner and sprayed some DevaCurl Set It Free, and damn to my curls look good. I would recommend this to anyone with thin curls." —Kierstin

Get it from Amazon for $17.33.

20. Or a cleansing conditioner, which won't strip the oils from your hair like many shampoos do, to give you curlier hair than you ever thought you had.

Promising review: "I read an article about naturally curly hair and how bad shampoo is for it. So I switched to this cleansing conditioner about three weeks ago. I was nervous that my hair would look oily, but it doesn't. My hair is brighter and shiny. It feels fabulous. It's a keeper." —Dez MoGet it from Amazon for $25.94.
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Promising review: "I read an article about naturally curly hair and how bad shampoo is for it. So I switched to this cleansing conditioner about three weeks ago. I was nervous that my hair would look oily, but it doesn't. My hair is brighter and shiny. It feels fabulous. It's a keeper." —Dez Mo

Get it from Amazon for $25.94.

21. A quality dry shampoo, because any curly-haired person knows that washing your hair every day is a joke.

Promising review: "This stuff makes your hair fresh and not crusty. I love this dry shampoo so much for my thick, curly/wavy hair. A lot of dry shampoos will leave my dark hair with gray streaks or looking off, but this stuff does not. It's great and makes my hair look decent." —Chloe R. Get it from Amazon for $25.
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Promising review: "This stuff makes your hair fresh and not crusty. I love this dry shampoo so much for my thick, curly/wavy hair. A lot of dry shampoos will leave my dark hair with gray streaks or looking off, but this stuff does not. It's great and makes my hair look decent." —Chloe R.

Get it from Amazon for $25.

22. A scrunching spray to give your curls definition without putting loads and loads of product in your hair.

Promising review: "I have tried many things out there for curly hair to get the frizziness to go away without my hair being glued together. This product does exactly that! My hair stays nice and soft and is not crunchy. This is the best product out there hands down." —CurlyHairedGoddessGet it from Jet or Walmart for $4.97.
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Promising review: "I have tried many things out there for curly hair to get the frizziness to go away without my hair being glued together. This product does exactly that! My hair stays nice and soft and is not crunchy. This is the best product out there hands down." —CurlyHairedGoddess

Get it from Jet or Walmart for $4.97.

Work those curls!!

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