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13 Amazing Products For Curly Hair And How To Use Them

Because your curls are your crown.

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1. YS Park Ion Diffuser

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How To Use It: Strap this diffuser onto your blow dryer and get ready for amazing hair. It lets the heat of the blow dryer onto your hair but constricts the airflow, which is what can cause all the frizz during blow drying. After you apply any styling products to your hair, tilt your head to one side so that hair hangs away from your head, then blow hair vertically from the bottom up so curl holds its shape. Repeat this all the way around your head until your hair is dry. Bonus: This diffuser really cuts down on drying time.

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2. Miss Jessie's Curly Pudding

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How To Use It: Ladies with thick, natural curls, this one's for you. It's best used on curly hair that's being styled into bantu knots, twists, or braids to eliminate frizz and keep hair intact. While you're styling your damp hair, use a pinch of product on your fingertips to keep hair in place as you go. The key to this product (and most products!) is to start off with a small amount in your hand and add more if necessary. For awesome results, style at night and sleep on your hair, waking up with soft, shiny results.

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3. Kinky-Curly Knot Today Leave-In Conditioner

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How To Use It: Leave-in conditioners are especially wonderful for curly hair because by nature, curly hair's texture is super dry. Squeeze out a quarter-sized amount of product into your hand and comb through wet hair after shampooing. It works as the ideal base for your styling products, giving you a foundation of smooth, frizz-free hair before you add anything else!

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4. Mimi's Diva Dryer Hair Towel

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How To Use It: Rough drying your hair with a regular cotton towel can cause damage and dry out your cuticle. Using a microfiber towel, however, will absorb all the excess moisture while keeping your texture in tact. This microfiber towel is the best on the market and comes in four different sizes (small, medium, large, and extra large) to suit your hair length. For easy drying while you're doing other things, wrap your hair up in this towel and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Otherwise, use the towel to scrunch your hair, which will absorb water and give curls body all at once.

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5. Curly Sexy Hair Curling Detangler

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How To Use It: If your hair is long, fine, or just prone to knotting, grab this detangler, which also works to lightly condition and make your hair soft. After you towel dry your hair, spray this from root to tip and comb through hair beginning at the tips, working your way up, and follow with your usual styling regimen.

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6. Biosilk Silk Therapy

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How To Use It: This serum may be for all hair types, but it works especially well on curly hair. After towel drying your hair, start with a dime-sized amount of serum in your palm and apply to hair from the mid-lengths down. Add a bit more if your hair is long or thick. On days your hair is looking a bit dry and just needs a smooth fix, apply a pinch to your ends and you're good to go!

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7. Ouidad Climate Control Gel

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How To Use It: Frizz is the enemy, so let this gel from Ouidad go to battle for you. On damp hair, spread a nickel-sized amount of product through your palms and begin applying evenly to sections of hair, grabbing a bit more product if you need. Use the Rake and Shake technique — raking the product through hair with fingers and shaking to get the curl's natural shape back — with each section of hair. It'll help your hair from the dreaded expansion that can happen in high temperatures!

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8. Samy Curl Constructor Activating Mousse

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How To Use It: Some ladies tend to be nervous about mousse because of the threat of crunchy hair, but using the right mousse (and using it properly!) will give you the curls that you actually want. Starting with damp hair, clip about two-thirds of your hair up leaving one-third down. Spray a small amount of mousse (half the size of a golf ball) into your palms, rub together, and scrunch into the hair to give curls volume. Next, take the middle third of hair down from the clip and repeat the process, finishing with the top section of hair. Let your hair air dry or use a diffuser for extra bounce!

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DevaCurl No-Poo

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How To Use It: Curly hair tends to be on the dry side, and frequent shampooing can often make it even drier. This cleansing conditioner will leave your hair clean and hydrated. To use, thoroughly wet your hair and massage a liberal amount of product from root to tip, focusing on the root to work through any product or oils that may be trapped. Rinse your hair well. If you need a little more smoothness, follow up with a conditioner from the mid-lengths to the ends.

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9. TIGI Catwalk Curlesque Curls Rock Amplifier

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How To Use It: Just a little goes a long way with this product. Whether you have wavy hair and you want to enhance the texture towards a curl or you have curly hair and you're looking to simply make them look their best, grab this product when your hair is about 80% of the way dry. For amazing hair, put a pinch of product onto your fingertips and take a small (about two-inches) section of hair and twist the hair into a curl with the product. Continue this all the way around your head and your curls will last for days on end.

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10. Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper

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How To Use It: Control frizzy hair without being weighed down with this curly hair serum. If you need hold, combine this with gel or mousse. Apply to slightly wet hair from the mid-lengths to the ends and follow with any other styling products you usually use!

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11. AG Re:Coil Curl Activator

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How To Use It: When you want your curls to really last for days, this curl activator will get the job done. On damp hair, squeeze a very small amount of this product into your hands and work through hair. Next, comb through from root to tip for even distribution, then use your hands to scrunch curls up again. Let your hair air dry or use a diffuser for added volume.

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12. Bumble and bumble Curl Conscious Reactivating Mist

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How To Use It: Sometimes your curls just need a boost, and this reactivating mist is the perfect pick-me-up for second day curls or before heading out for drinks after work. Mist this product over your hair and gently work through a bit with your fingers to revive curls. If you're using this in conjunction with other products, this one should be the finale.

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