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

    Give your hair a ~boost~.

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    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Tigi Catwalk curl amplifier you can apply from mid-length to ends after showering to enhance your natural curls by giving them a bit of extra support and ~oomph~.


    Promising review: "OKAY I have literally bought every curly hair cream, serum, and gel out there. I have 3c hair that is super thick and frizzes, and I have a graveyard of curly hair products that never worked for me in my closet. I bought this not expecting much, but I'm always on the quest for the next best thing. I first bought the sample size at Target. The smell is amazing to me — it is perfumey but I like that because I only wash my hair every three days. It is sticky but once you apply it to your wet hair, it dries nice and soft. The more you put on the crunchier it is but, I like it slightly crunchy for the first day. My second-day hair is perfect then. It is perfect on humid days and holds with no frizz. This has been my miracle product and I encourage you to at least try it. Let's face it ladies we all have different hair textures, curliness, and porosity. But if you have some kind of 3-type hair, you are going to love this product." —courtney

    Get it from Amazon for $32.23.

    2. A Slip silk pillowcase here to make sleep feel even more like a ~dream~, especially when you wake up with your hair frizz-free and your curls still in tact (meaning you can sleep in longer and skip that morning shower).

    Model hugging a pillow with the silk pillowcase on it in black

    The pillowcase is made from 100% silk, which is less absorbent than other fibers. This means that all those products you put on your hair stays put. Plus, silk reduces friction, causing less pulling on both your hair — leaving it looking and feeling better when you wake up in the morning.

    Promising review: "This is an investment, and it is so worth it. I have curly frizzy hair, and this has been a lifesaver. I actually wake up with my curls looking okay. The pillowcase is soft and no doubt good for my skin. You do have to hand wash it, which isn't too difficult and it dries super quick too." —Peanut13

    Get it from Nordstrom for $89+ (available in two sizes and in eight colors) or from Amazon for $89 (available in two sizes and 12 colors) or a similar style from Amazon for $20.98 (for a set of two; available in four sizes and 14 colors).

    3. Or a FocusCare Satin-Lined Caps so you can put bedhead to ~rest~ for good (no matter if you're traveling or at home) because the satin won't pull your hair, causing it to tangle while your sleep.

    Promising review: "I really can’t tell if I just have a ginormous head and too much hair, but this cap fits my head just fine. It was even a bit snug at first. I’ve worn other satin sleep caps with elastic bands that left imprints that lasted hours, so the softer, wideband here is much better. Also, thanks to the reviewer who mentioned “pineapple-ing” the hair in a loose scrunchy first, it makes it much easier to get on. Much less frizz, the curl pattern stays put, and no tangles. And it’s much cheaper by about half than slaps I’ve seen elsewhere. I may gift them to my fellow curly girls." —K. Meyer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 22 colors).

    4. Oyin Handmade Hair Dew Daily Quenching hair lotion you can use as a leave-in product after showing or to refresh your curls between washes and give them the life they need.

    Oyin Handmade / Via,

    Promising review: "I love this. I tried it after being highly rated on the natural community. I'm glad I did. I have 4b/4c mixed texture hair. This is the only moisturizer that works without weighing my hair down or leaving oily film or leaving a bunch of build-up. And it smells yummy!" —Tanysha Carter

    Get it from Amazon for $12.79.

    5. Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Jelly to help your curls stay intact and moisturized all day long!

    The curl jelly and its bottle

    Promising review: "This product is beyond amazing! I’ve tried so many organic products in my hair and they were all too thick and heavy and had a strong smell. This stuff is so light in both scent and texture. This is now my permanent and favorite hair product." —Erica

    Get an 8-oz bottle from Amazon for $16.75.

    6. Aveda curl enhancer that does just that — so much so that more than 2,000 people have raved about how good it makes their (2A-3C) hair look.

    the bottle of curl enhancer in green
    Aveda / Via

    Promising review: "I applied this 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

    Promising review: "I will admit I only bought this because it was on sale, it had pretty good reviews, and I had an offer/reward I had to use.... but I was pleasantly surprised. I have long, finer 3b curls, and if you are looking for a leave-in that will not weigh your curls down, this is it! I did use with a prep product before this product and a gel after putting this product." — BrilliantlyChic

    Get it from Nordstrom for $27.

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


    Promising review: "I love it! It has a wonderful smell that is not at all overwhelming. It's 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 our full review of ArtNaturals aragan oil hair mask here.

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


    BTW — Miss Jessie's is a Black woman-owned business that was founded by sisters Miko and Titi Branch in 2004.

    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

    Promising review: "I have 4b/4c hair, and this did wonders for moisturizing and detangling. Plus, I like the smell. It smells like fabric softener, but it softens my hair and gives it a great smell. Spray some water on my strands then coat it with this stuff, and the slip and texture of my hair is astonishing. I would most definitely buy this product once more. Trying to get a new regimen going on, and this is definitely included as part of my calming detangling sessions. My hair is almost past shoulder length, and this baby right here will get me to mid-back length and achieve the softness I desire." —B. Brown

    Get it from Amazon for $22.49.

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

    the round head diffuser in purple with yellow spikes coming out of the front

    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 it 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 $34.97.

    10. Or a Hairizone Universal Hair Diffuser if you already own a hairdryer but want to make it work better for your curls. This fits on all hairdryers with a 1.7-inch diameter and will evenly distribute airflow and heat, leaving your curls curlier and frizz-free., Amazon

    Promising review: "I purchased this diffuser for an older model Conair blow dryer and it fits. I am able to dry my natural 4c hair without it becoming fizzy and unmanageable. This product has saved me a lot of time and reduced the amount of manipulation to my hair. I recommend strongly." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $25 (available in seven colors).

    11. Bestool Detangler Brush specifically designed for anyone with 3a to 4c hair to make defining your curls a painless process. You can use it on either wet or dry hair to detangle curls without ripping or tearing, leaving them looking even better than before.

    Reviewer's picture with frizzy curls and then defined curls

    Promising review: "This brush works wonders on my 4c hair. I also bought it to use on my biracial granddaughter's hair that is extremely thick, course, and extremely curly. It is very difficult to work through her hair. You cannot just comb straight through it, so this brush has been a huge help. She can tolerate it and so can I. I'm very happy that I found it. I love the way you can brush both vertically and horizontally. It is solid." —MsLynne

    Get it from Amazon for $7.36.

    12. And a Cantu Coil shea butter detangling spray you can use in conjunction with the brush, as it will make your hair softer, making it even easier to brush through it.


    Promising Review: "My daughter has biracial hair with fine curls that tangle so easily. This has changed our morning routines for the better! My daughter used to cry, scream, and fight me when I did her hair, but now using this stuff and the new gentle brush, she lets me do her hair without any tears." —Erin G

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    13. A Royal Locks 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.,

    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.

    14. A Garnier Fructis 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!" —paula

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $6.98.

    15. A Curls blueberry control jelly made with both organic blueberry extract and raw castor oil to define, defrizz, and hold curls in place.


    This product is recommended for wavy, curly, very curly, and kinky hair, including hair types 2A, 2B, 2C, 3A, 3B, 3C, 4A, 4B, 4C.

    Promising Review: "The best product I have EVER used on my fine, curly hair! It defines all the curls without weighing them down and smells AMAZING. It also lasts for a few days, which is always a plus for curly hair." —Monica

    Get it from Amazon for $17.94.

    16. An Ouidad curl energizing and refreshing spray here to help give your hair a ~boost~ on day three when you miiight need to shower but just don't feel like it.

    Model holding the spray bottle
    Ouidad / Via

    Promising Review: "This stuff is amazing! I have fine, curly hair and it's the only stuff that tames the frizz. I've been using it for several years now and haven't found anything that works the same. It is best used on dry, second day curls. It 'brings curls back to life' so to speak." —Sandra M.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    17. 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.


    Promising review: "I have thick 4c hair, and I love this set. I usually have the smaller odds at the ends of my hair and have the bigger rods at the top of my hair. My hair came out so curly. It really reminded me of the movie star curls because it has been such a long time since I have seen my hair curl without having to use heat to it. I will either use a curling cream or a curling gel and leave the rods in overnight, and then I get my curls in the morning." —Marisa Fields-Williams

    Get a pack of 42 from Amazon for $13.99.

    Read a more in-depth look at these no-heat curling rods here.

    18. A Living Proof 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.

    the container of in-show styler
    Living Proof Inc / Via

    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 $27.

    19. An Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Towel that is less harsh on your hair than a normal towel, absorbs water quicker, and reduces frizz. Honestly, it's a game-changer.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed, Aquis

    Promising review: "I loveeeee this. It's very good for my curly hair. My hair takes forever to dry, and this definitely helps move the drying process along without making my hair frizz up. I would def recommend. :)" —Taissha

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in two sizes and seven colors).

    Read one BuzzFeed Shopping editor's full review of the Aquis Hair Towel for more info!

    20. A DevaCurl 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.

    DevaCurl / Via,

    Promising review: "This was so soothing on my scalp. I struggle with a dry itchy scalp and this has helped immensely. The nozzle helps to get through my thick 3a/3b hair and I noticed an immediate difference in my hair afterwards. It almost has a cooling sensation that makes your hair feel refreshed and clean." —Brianne

    Get an 8 oz bottle from Amazon for $14.36 (available in two sizes and packs of two).

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

    the spray bottle of dry shampoo
    Amika / Via

    Promising review: "I got a sample of this and then rushed IMMEDIATELY to buy the full size one. BEST DRY SHAMPOO OF ALL TIME. Forget every other brand and buy this! I don’t know what magic formula this is, but it makes my hair so silky when your spray it on and none of that tacky talcum mess you get with other dry shampoos. I'm never going back from this now!" —fghori

    Get it from Sephora for $25.

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

    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 for $13.

    23. A Flawless by Gabrielle Union Defining Hair Cream that will help to define your curls and provide an all-day hold without the annoying crunchiness.

    The defining curl cream in its packaging

    Promising review: "I rarely ever write reviews, but I've gotta give props to the team behind this product. I've NEVER had anything work for my hair like this does! Paired with some conditioner, this styling cream keeps my 3b curls defined and manageable, while also giving them volume without frizz. I hardly even need to re-up the next day like I've had to with other products; I just mist some water on and my look is refreshed! And not only does it work, but it's cheap?? Chile, do yourself a favor and try it out." —Cassie Couri

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    24. A Maui Moisture Quench to give your curls the big dose of moisture that it need. It features coconut oil and papaya butter that makes sure moisture is sealed in and that it leaves your hair smelling good.


    Promising review: "My daughter bought this for her hair. Thought I'd give it a try since it smells so good. My curl type is 3A/3B. I have always either used gel or mousse in my hair. I was in a hurry, about to run out the door, when I decided to use this in my hair. I forgot to put in the mousse. Usually, my hair looks dry and frizzy without gel or mousse. But with just this hair milk, my hair is so soft and the curls feel so light. There's no frizz and it's not poofing out. I usually don't like to buy the more expensive hair products, but I'm definitely putting this one on my Subscribe & Save." —Tanya

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    Work those curls!!


    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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