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22 Ways To Make Managing Your Curly Hair So Much Easier

It's time to take charge. The products in this post were updated in March 2018.

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We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page.

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us what products and tips they use to tame their curly hair. Here are their amazing suggestions:

1. Balance moisture levels in your hair to get the perfect frizz-free curl with damn near the whole line of DevaCurl.

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"DevaCurl is the QUEEN. I usually shower in the morning with regular shampoo and conditioner. I ONLY EVER brush my hair in the shower. After, I scrunch DevaCurl ultra defining gel in my hair and wrap my curls in a T-shirt. Using a towel makes curly hair frizzy! After about 10 minutes, I take it out from the towel, apply hairspray, and let air dry." —brennap

Get it from Sephora for $30.

2. Keep your curls bouncy as hell with Redken's All Soft line!

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"As a child I had a head full of Shirley Temple/Irish curls that were almost unmanageable before these products. It kept my hair bouncy and manageable without weighing down the curls." —katyk

Get them from Target: shampoo for $15.50 and conditioner for $16.50.

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3. Elongate and detangle your curls with Cantu's conditioning creamy hair lotion.

"Cantu conditioning creamy hair lotion is my go-to. I never shampoo, so to cleanse my scalp I use a sugar-scrub when I need it. If my hair gets frizzy, I use the Cantu's comeback curl revitalizer, it saves me so much time." —juliaGet it from Amazon for $5.97.
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"Cantu conditioning creamy hair lotion is my go-to. I never shampoo, so to cleanse my scalp I use a sugar-scrub when I need it. If my hair gets frizzy, I use the Cantu's comeback curl revitalizer, it saves me so much time." —julia

Get it from Amazon for $5.97.

4. Penetrate 4C hair (and smell like heaven) with Creme of Nature's mango shea butter leave-in conditioner .

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"I am addicted to the Creme of Nature mango shea butter leave-in conditioner. I have loose curls and this ensures they do not frizz. After I shower, I rub this in, then scrunch my curls, and they're super soft and bouncy all day!" —ashleynicole

Get it from Amazon for $10.03.

5. Detangle your luscious locks using a A wet brush. It isn't wise to brush your curls dry everyone—it'd be a big mess!

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"Wet Brush when wet. Never brush otherwise." —catalinc

Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

6. Use Miss Jessie's jelly soft curls so you can constantly run your fingers through your hair without your curls feeling crunchy af.

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"Miss Jessie's Jelly Soft Curls has been a godsend for me. It keeps my hair from frizzing, holds the curls, and doesn't get crunchy." —kieshak

Get it from Amazon for $9.45.

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7. Keep your hair texture consistent with OUIDAD and jojoba oil for flawless and supple curls.

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"OUIDAD!! I can not recommend this brand enough. It has products specifically engineered for wavy, curly, and kinky curls. It's that perfect go-to product when it's hot and humid, and you don't want your hair to look like a poodle." —arirotty

Get their curl emersion set from Sephora for $36.

8. Have thick and curly hair? Get SheaMoisture coconut and hibiscus curl-enhancing smoothie.

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"SheaMoisture coconut and hibiscus curl-enhancing smoothie has been a lifesaver. I have thick curly hair that I hate to wash because it frizzes so easily. Until I found this, my locks went up in a bun or ponytail or I tortured it with a flat iron. I use it after a shower or dampening my hair, and towel dry (microfiber for me), then work the product into my hair. It's not crunchy, it smells great, I feel like it helps repair my hair, and I can go three days without having to actually wash it." —c4ceb31bf1

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

9. If you're in need of a hot oil treatment, Malaya Organics repair and style hair oil brings back luster and shine to neglected curls!

"I have very thick curly hair that's frizzy all the time! Recently, I found an amazing product -- Malaya Organics repair and style hair oil. I was pleasantly surprised that I didn't need anything else to tame and style my hair, as well as for all my moisturizing and nourishing needs. It really works wonders, and you can do a whole spa-like treatment if you apply it generously and rub it in your roots and leave on for a couple hours. As a bonus to all of that, it's organic, all-natural, and cruelty-free!" —dariasGet it from Amazon for $48.
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"I have very thick curly hair that's frizzy all the time! Recently, I found an amazing product -- Malaya Organics repair and style hair oil. I was pleasantly surprised that I didn't need anything else to tame and style my hair, as well as for all my moisturizing and nourishing needs. It really works wonders, and you can do a whole spa-like treatment if you apply it generously and rub it in your roots and leave on for a couple hours. As a bonus to all of that, it's organic, all-natural, and cruelty-free!" —darias

Get it from Amazon for $48.

10. Dry your freshly washed hair with a cotton T-Shirt to keep the frizz away!

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"I condition and finger detangle every night. I use a T-shirt to tie it up for 15 or so minutes to dry, and use Cantu Curling Cream for Natural Hair every night. I try to let it air dry as much as possible before bed so it has enough bounce the next day -- pineapple it and throw on a bonnet before bed. I only wash one day a week and deep condition with a SheaMoisture mask on Sundays. That tends to be my day at home, so I just pop my hair in two braids and leave it alone." —pineappleracer

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11. Provide hold and control for curls that definitely have a mind of their own with TIGI curls rock amplifier.

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"TIGI curls rock amplifier! Add a small amount when your hair is wet and you'll have soft, defined curls that'll last for days! Also, sleeping with a satin bonnet or wrap really helps avoid breakage!" —alixr

Get it from Amazon for $8.11.

12. Get a hold of Sebastian's potion 9. It's a versatile styling treatment that detangles and conditions your hair, all while preventing split ends. Sounds like a miracle.

"So I have wavy and frizzy hair, but potion 9 by Sebastian is a lifesaver! I put it in my hair after I shower and scrunch it, brush my hair out, let it dry, and voilà, tame hair!" —skipneesGet it from Amazon for $11.71.
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"So I have wavy and frizzy hair, but potion 9 by Sebastian is a lifesaver! I put it in my hair after I shower and scrunch it, brush my hair out, let it dry, and voilà, tame hair!" —skipnees

Get it from Amazon for $11.71.

13. Cultivate a close, personal relationship and great communication with your hair. It's yours, and you should know it better than anyone!

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"Just because you and another person both have the same hair type doesn't mean the same products will work for you as they do for them. Get to know your hair, its porosity, whether it's fine or coarse, thick or thin. Tailor your care to that because that is just as -- if not more -- important as knowing whether your hair is 3C or 4B. Your hair may be exactly the same curliness as another's, but if their hair is low porosity and yours is high, that will completely change what you ought to do to care for it." —gretchen

14. Restore moisture without leaving your hair super sticky or stiff using Garnier Fructis's leave-in, curly conditioning cream.

"My holy grail for my frizzy and dry curls is a cocktail of Garnier Fructis leave-in conditioning cream, L'Oréal curve it curl taming gel cream, and Verb Ghost Oil!"—tayblaineGet it from Amazon for $2.99.
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"My holy grail for my frizzy and dry curls is a cocktail of Garnier Fructis leave-in conditioning cream, L'Oréal curve it curl taming gel cream, and Verb Ghost Oil!"

tayblaine

Get it from Amazon for $2.99.

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15. Don't make your edges crunchy! Eden Body Works edge glaze will help you avoid this.

"Eden Body Works! Their products are all-natural, shea- and coconut oil-infused, and cheap. I use every single product in the line. The deep conditioner is amazeballs and the edge control glaze is the only thing that will keep my edges tame. It doesn't get oily, flaky, or crispy. Perfect." —krissydGet it from Amazon for $6.98.
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"Eden Body Works! Their products are all-natural, shea- and coconut oil-infused, and cheap. I use every single product in the line. The deep conditioner is amazeballs and the edge control glaze is the only thing that will keep my edges tame. It doesn't get oily, flaky, or crispy. Perfect." —krissyd

Get it from Amazon for $6.98.

16. Heal, smooth, and restore luster to dry hair with the help of Organix Moroccan oil.

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"I usually take a shower at night and apply Organix Moroccan argan oil to my wet hair. Then I wrap my hair up in a cotton T-shirt. In the morning, I spray it with a little water. It games my hair for the day and keeps frizz at bay." —sierrad

Get it from Amazon for $14.50.

17. Trim your hair. Trims are important. Don't worry: it WILL grow back!

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"My rule of thumb is once a year, splurge on a salon that caters to curly or natural hair for some shaping and layers, and then the rest of the year dust the ends yourself. A trim or dusting every three to four months can take your hair from a knotted, tangled mess to soft and silky. For at-home trimming, I wash and style my hair as I normally would for a wash-and-go, let it dry as I normally would to see how my hair falls, and then 'search and destroy' any of the gross ends to the curls. I rarely take off more than a quarter of an inch but it takes my hair to the next level and keeps it so much softer." —gretchen

18. Block humidity and prevent the dreaded frizz of death using Living Proof's frizz cream.

"I use Living Proof frizz cream and love it." —angelarGet it from Living Proof for $37.
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"I use Living Proof frizz cream and love it." —angelar

Get it from Living Proof for $37.

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19. If you're going for a straight style, John Frieda's straight fixation styling cream might be for you.

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"John Frieda straight fixation styling cream is great! When I use it before blowdrying, it actually gets my hair to just a slight wave instead of messy curls! It doesn't get it completely straight, (my hair never gets that straight), but it takes down the frizz and makes it much sleeker and straighter." —maysierichter

Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

20. Use hand lotion. Wait, Hand lotion? WHAT?!

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Yes.

"When desperate, a little hand lotion can help smooth down the frizz." —laureng

21. For a super lightweight product that'll define your curls while leaving them soft to the touch, check out Moroccan Oil's curl control mousse.

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"I have very thick, wavy, frizz-prone hair, and live on the southeastern coast so humidity is always a problem. I swear by Moroccan Oil's curl control mousse! It makes my curls look amazing!" —corleyh

Get it from Amazon for $21.90.

22. Finally, coconut oil can cure all ills and work miracles. Why not try it on your hair?

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"Coconut oil!" —r44ab0bd48

Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

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