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18 Natural Hair Products That'll Actually Moisturize Your Hair

It doesn't matter if you have kinks, coils, or curls, there's a product here for you, boo!

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1. DevaCurl Supercream quite honestly lives up to its super logo! It's infused with coconut oil to boost volume while leaving your curls soft and hydrated.

Apply a small amount from your ends to the mid-shaft of your hair for more separation and definition.

Promising Review: "It defines your curls without the crusty feeling, and it smells like HEAVEN! Plus it's so hydrating, you will feel like a goddess after using this!" –NOURsesephopho

Get it from Sephora for $28.

2. If you're looking for something to give you a little bit of shine along with a popping style, try Cantu Creamy Hair Lotion.,

Promising Review: "I decided to stop relaxing my hair and go natural, and this product works great for my natural hair, which I believe to be 4c maybe with some 4b in there. I use this product about four times a week and then I seal in the moisture with an oil like castor oil or avocado oil. Even after using this once for the week, my hair still remains really soft and moisturized." –Rochelle

Get it from Amazon for $7.69.

3. All gels and jellies aren't made equal, but Miss Jessie's Jelly Soft Curls was specifically made to hold kinks and curls all day without stripping your hair of the moisture it needs to survive!,

Promising Review: "This is my absolute favorite curl gel and I will definitely use this forever and ever! I've been using it for a couple years now and there's no way I could ever give it up." –KanstinaGarcia

Get it from Amazon for $12.12.


4. For all of y'all who are still on that Shea Moisture wave, their Coconut and Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie can reduce frizz and smooth your hair so it can be soft to the touch.,

Promising Review: "Love this stuff! I have very thick, wavy, and dry hair that never looks the same two days in a row. I apply the product after a shower and it really defines all of the waves and gives my hair a lot of movement with the perfect amount of volume. It also smells great!" –Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $10.12.

5. Living Proof Curl Defining Styling Cream has extra conditioning properties to protect your kinks and coils from the harsh realities of the world.

Promising Review: "I've been searching for a product that would do wonders on my curls and finally found it! This product is awesome! It leaves my curls looking amazing and my hair doesn't feel weighed down or greasy." –lovemycurls10

Get it from Sephora for $28.

6. For all of the curlies with short hair, Form Polish Pomade uses a cool blend of oils to lock in moisture and fight frizz while keeping your hair smooth af, which is paramount for short cuts.

Promising Review: "I use this pomade for protective styles – to do twists for my daughter's 4b hair and to box-braid my 4c hair with extensions. I also use it for my daughter's afro. When you feel it, you understand that this pomade is such a first-class product. It's not sticky, messy, too oily, or thick, and it doesn't weigh down your hair! After using the Form shampoos, conditioner, and Multitask, I applied it to our hair and didn't feel like I needed to add anything else before braiding. My ends felt coated, and when I rubbed my fingers together after doing each braid, they still felt hydrated and soft. I can pick my daughter's hair into a big afro without her hair feeling limp or shrinking like it usually does. I think this entire line is beautiful." –VeroAH

Get it from Sephora for $26.

7. Do you have super dry hair, that may or may not be prone to breakage? With Living Proof Leave-In Conditioner, your curls can get a boost of strength so it can prevent split ends.

Promising Review: "I have thick, curly, long hair and this is a great weight and smell for a leave-in. A little goes a long way!" –Tresebear

Get it from Sephora for $26.


8. If you don't have time for wash day drama, DevaCurl Buildup Buster Serum gently cleanses your scalp of product buildup without removing moisture, all while adding a much-needed BOUNCE!

Promising Review: "I have a really oily scalp, so I get a lot of buildup. I love this stuff. It really cleanses the scalp without drying your scalp or hair. And I only have to use it once every few weeks." –erinbug

Get it from Sephora for $28.

9. Form Sculpt Curl Gel is definitely ideal for every natural who loves to wash and go! It enhances the natural texture of your hair while sealing moisture into each strand for super sculpted coils.

Promising Review: "Wow, this stuff is up there with Shea Moisture and all the other great leave-in conditioners that keep my curls looking great without getting crunchy. Love this stuff!" –kdejan88

Get it from Sephora for $29.

10. Moroccan Oil Curl Control Mousse defines your ringlets without ever making them super crunchy, and actually protects it against humidity.,

Promising Review: "I have tightly coiled curls and this mousse defined them and reduced the frizz. I was skeptical about the outcome when It became sudsy while applying. After finger smoothing the product in my hair, the curls really popped and I am very pleased." –KBL

Get it from Amazon for $24.40.

11. Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-In Conditioner detangles hard-to-get knots that unfortunately come with kinkier curls, all while leaving hair amazingly hydrated, which is perfect for wash day!,

Promising Review: "The best leave-in conditioner I have ever found! I have curly 4a hair and this makes it SUPER easy to detangle. It also leaves my hair very soft and curly. And it smells so good!" –Shevon Lewis

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $23.45.


12. All of the products in the world won't help keep your hair moisturized if you don't seal it in with oil, and Madam C.J. Walker Black Castor Oil can do all of that, while promoting growth!

Promising Review: "I've always had trouble with tangling, dryness, and breakage with my hair. In order to get my hair shiny, I had to apply products that were greasy and messy. I've been using the black caster oil along with the companion buttercream for two months now and my hair is shinier, more springy and bouncy, has less breakage, and I can definitely see growth. I love the way it feels and smells." –Fantazia

Get it from Sephora for $26.

13. A deep condition is optimal for gorgeous, popping curls and you know it. Brigeo Deep Conditioning Mask restores hydration to over-processed and color-treated hair, because some naturals like to take risks!

Promising Review: "At first I was skeptical about the 'noticeably less damage after three uses,' but I tried it anyway because my curls had no shape – they were just frizzy and lifeless because I have 4c, medium length, thick hair. I started using this every other week and the results have been fantastic! My curls are poppin'! I can actually see the shape of my curls, and my hair is less frizzy and more defined. I also notice that my hair is a little stronger and doesn't snap as much when I comb it. I've been ordering this and keeping it in my arsenal in case they stop making it because everything that has ever worked for me seems to get discontinued." –SamElizabeth

Get it from Sephora for $36.

14. Ouidad Curl Quencher set has a blend of products to add tons of moisture without weighing down your curls or sacrificing style!

Includes shampoo, conditioner, styling gel, and holding spray.

Promising Review: "If you like Ouidad's Curl Quencher line, which I do for my 2B/3A curls, you'll like this product." –lilito

Get it from Sephora for $36.

15. Soft and supple curls start off with clean and conditioned hair, first and foremost. DevaCurl Decadence Shampoo gently cleans your scalp and hair without stripping any natural oils that give it shine.,

Promising Review: "I have mixed textured 3c-4a curls, and this cleans my hair without drying it out like other cleansers, which I love! I have tight curls and after trying SO many products from the drugstore nothing worked for me the way I wanted. Nothing! I can't use products that are too tight or too heavy, so this works amazingly for me. My hair needs all the moisture it can get." –halley1994

Get them at Sephora: shampoo for $22 and conditioner for $22.


16. A satin bonnet can definitely retain all of the moisture of your kinks, while protecting your precious twist outs!,

Promising Review: "I have curly hair and discovered a few years ago how helpful night bonnets were for keeping my hair soft and healthy while I sleep. I've bought quite a few, trying to see what works best my me. This is the fifth and it is very nice. The size is perfect for me – it's roomy with an adjustable tie to keep it from falling off in my sleep, and I love that it's reversible!" –cass

Get it from Amazon for $16.46. Available in six colors.

17. And if you don't like sleeping with a cap, a satin pillowcase keeps your hair from drying out at night while your hair is free to get a faint breeze from the open air.,

Promising Review: "I bought this because my hairdresser said they are better for your hair than cotton pillow cases (they won't dry out your hair). I've been using them for a few months and really like them! My hair seems a little less dry, but I also like that the satin stays cool at night, which makes for a comfortable sleep." –Samantha

Get it from Amazon for $7.50.

18. You can get the twist out you fucking deserve with Qhemet Hydrate and Twist Butter, that has olive oil as well as mango butter to give you defined coils!

Promising Review: "I have natural curly hair, washing my hair daily makes it dry, but using this stuff gives my curls a lift and smells great, plus my hair is not nearly as dry. I have been out of it for a few days and notice the difference already." –Annie0923

Get it from Sephora for $18.

Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.