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    14 Products That Will Help Curl Uncurl-Able Hair

    If you've always wanted curly hair that's "full of secrets," keep on readin'.

    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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. Catwalk Curls Rock Amplifier creates and locks in the most *purrfect* curls by enhancing your hair's natural texture. Get ready to strut your stuff (and by stuff, I mean your long-lasting curls).


    This lightweight cream is made of polymers, thermal and environmental protectants, and essential oils. Btw, reviewers say using this on wet hair and with only a dime-sized amount of product brings the best results. A little goes a long way!

    Promising review: "This is by far my favorite hair product. I have very fine, curly hair, and I can't say enough good things about this. It perfectly holds my curls and keeps the frizz away without being crunchy or giving them that 'wet' look." β€”Jess B.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.90.

    2. Kenra Platinum Dry Texture Spray will honestly give you the biggest plot twist of your life. This hair spray will not only help your hair hold curls, but make it appear full and give it all the texture it may lack. Limp and boring hair? I THINK NOT.

    This hairspray isn't heavy on your beautiful locks, holds your style without hardening, and eliminates oil for a non-greasy finish. No unwanted shine here!

    Promising review: "My hairstylist recommended this product to me because I was worried about my silky/fine hairs ability to hold curl for a wedding that I'm in. After a test run, I can say that I am thoroughly impressed. It gives my hair 'second-day' texture without making my roots look greasy. It definitely helps the curl hold as well. I sprayed this on my dry hair in layers as I was curling it. Then I sprayed it one more time when I was finished, but before I worked my fingers through the curls to loosen them up." β€”Madison Shaner

    Get it from Amazon for $15.18.

    3. Conair Infinitipro Curling Wand simplifies creating anything from ringlets to loose waves thanks to its easy-to-use design (goodbye, annoying clamps) and tourmaline ceramic technology that reduces frizz and increases shine. NOW you can join your friends in the "I wand my hair" club when you're all getting ready.


    This wand has a 1 inch to 1/2 inch barrel and heats up to 400 degrees (*ow ow*).

    Promising review: "I love this curling wand so much! I have always had long straight hair that doesn't hold curls, but with this it lasts all day. I didn't expect it to work that well at all on my hair since nothing else does. I don't even use any hair spray or anything when I use it. I can have loose or tight curls depending on how much hair and how tightly I wrap them. It takes me about 30 minutes to do my super long hair and I use the hottest setting. The price is fantastic!" β€”ToriGirl

    Get it from Amazon for $13.45.

    4. Batiste Dry Shampoo uses a starch-based formula to add body to your *slightly* dirty hair. WE ALL SKIP HAIR WASHES, OKAY. More importantly, curls hold better when your hair is dirty (but doesn't look dirty!).

    Promising review: "This my favorite product to use on my 'second day' hair. It makes my hair feel fresh while giving it more texture and volume. It also helps my hair hold better when I style it." β€”B. Davis

    Get it from Amazon for $7.10.

    Psst! If you have an issue with dry shampoo leaving a white tint on your lovely dark-colored hair, check out Batiste's dry shampoo for brunettes ($6.16 on Amazon).

    5. Kinky-Curly Curling Custard moisturizes and nourishes your hair to give it the curl of your dreams. The best part? It won't leave your hair feeling crunchy and is made with all-natural ingredients!,

    This gel is a botanical infusion of water, horsetail, chamomile, organic aloe vera juice, agave nectar extract, vitamin E, and natural fragrance. I know that all sounds super complicated but these *simple* natural ingredients will create soft, shiny curls.

    Promising review: "Stellar! I've always tried to stay away from gels as I don't like crunchy curls and other products are sometimes too greasy for me. I heard some good things about Kinky Curly and decided to give it a whirl. Holy crap! Not only does it hold my curl all day, but my hair stays smooth, feels soft, and looks lush. I have never received more compliments on my hair than I do now. A little goes a long way too so I'll happily pay $15 every three to four months!" β€”Robert F. Young

    Get it from Amazon for $14.49.

    6. John Frieda Luxurious Volume Shampoo and Conditioner will transform your fine hair by giving it natural volume and cleansing it *without* ridding it of moisture.

    These products are safe for color-treated hair so you don't need to trade your freshly highlighted tresses for show-stopping curls!

    Promising review: "I have fine, thinning straight-as-a-board hair and this product is the ONLY product I have found that actually allows me to curl it and KEEP the curls for the day! Normally they fall out within the hour of curling it, but this product is amazing! I use both shampoo and conditioner daily and nothing else. No more sprays or gels!" β€”Jacqueline Whitehill

    Get them from Amazon for $6.07+ each.

    7. OGX Coconut Curl Hair Mousse is made with coconut oil and citrus extracts to help intensify your curls and rock what you got. If the coconut-oil-in-everything trend can fix any of your problems, we're hoping it's your hair.


    Promising review: "My hair is fine and slightly wavy and this mousse is awesome for helping to shape my waves into rockin' curls! I put a tiny dab of Wave Maker by Deva Curl in my soaking wet hair, then apply the coconut curls mousse, scrunch, and blow dry with my diffuser, and my hair is amazing! This product holds my curls all day and the smell is great." β€”R Allen

    Get it from Amazon for $10.44.

    8. Tifara Flexible Curling Rods miraculously produce perfect, indestructible curls using lightweight and unheated curling rods. You may think that sounds a little unpromising, but 3,700 Amazon reviewers swear by them!


    This set is 42 pieces total (WOW), including six of each different width (7/8", 11/16", 5/8", 9/16", 1/2", 7/16", and 3/8"). Each rod is 7" long and can be used to create *luscious* curls on wet or dry hair.

    Promising review: "I have shoulder length slippery hair, but a lot of it, and curling with a hot iron takes way too long and never turns out well. I have been trying product after product to find something that works well, and these are amazing. All I did was slightly dampen my hair, pop these in (rolling under for a better hold), then leave them in for a few hours. I got super bouncy curls that lasted through a whole night of dancing." β€”Kelsey Burkum

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    9. White Sands Liquid Texture Holding Spray will hold your curls and heat protect your hair all at the same time. Plus, non-aerosol hairspray is said not to weigh down your hair, which often causes curls to fall. Not all heroes wear capes, AM I RIGHT?


    You can leave your old heat protecting products behind with this all-in-one hair spray. It'll protect your mane from heat and humidity while giving it the shine and body it deserves!

    Promising review: "This is by far the best prep/thermal protectant/hair spray I have ever used. My hair is about medium in texture, and there is a lot of it. Usually when I curl my hair and use a separate thermal guard and hairspray, my hair falls flat and the curl is almost totally gone by the afternoon. Not with this product! I spritz it on dry hair before curling it with an iron and BOOM! It's good to go, even for one more day. It does not flake, and as other reviewers said, it does not leave your hair feeling crunchy." β€”Deechan

    Get it from Amazon for $13.62.

    10. The Segbeauty Blow Drying Defuser attaches to your blow dryer and will evenly distribute the air to help dry, hold, and define your out-of-control curls. Say goodbye to your Annie hair-do!


    Simply pop this on to your blow dryer, flip your head over, and apply it to your hair in a scrunching motion to help take away frizz and tighten up your curls. Do some fact checkin' before ordering to make sure your blowdryer is compatible:

    -The nozzle of the blow dryer must be orbicular round shape.

    -The diameter of the nozzle is between 1.6–1.8 inches (4–4.5cm).

    -The dryer cylinder tapers toward the end of nozzle.

    Promising review: "I have fine, delicate, naturally curly hair, which I usually blow out straight. Every now and then, on a rainy or humid day, I do like to leave it natural. It never looks good, because the curl is not strong and if I don't handle it just right, I'll be left with a frizzy, shapeless mess. This unique, one-of-kind diffuser is the answer. It doesn't burn or damage my fragile tresses. It delivers great volume and keeps my curls in tact while keeping the frizz-factor to a minimum. My hair still looked good the next day, too, which almost never happens with fine hair. Worth every penny!" β€”T.L Scarito

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    11. Xtava Hair Styling Clips help to pin your curls up as they come off your heating tool. This will allow your hair to cool down before it falls, which gives your curls a better chance at holding. "Tomorrow, tomorrow... will my curls hold until tomorrow?" We're still making Annie jokes, right?


    Promising review: "They arrived so quickly and beautifully boxed. These are perfect to use with rollers (or without) to style hair or hold pin curls as they cool from the iron. If you want to style your hair in simple waves or elaborate pin up curls, these clips are a must have." β€”Frann Ramales

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $7.49.

    12. Ouai Wave Spray maximizes your beachy, wavy curls all year round, thanks to rice protein and coconut water.

    Note: If you have super straight hair, one spray will (unfortunately) not *magically* put your hair into a wave or curl! But if you do have wavy hair, this will boost the texture of your hair and help it hold its beach-goddess form. For straight, fine, and flat haired people like myself, you'll get better results if you spray the product on and sleep with your hair in a scrunchy or combine with heat tools. I PROMISE THERE'S HOPE!

    Promising review: "This spray is a game changer. I have long, fine, limp hair that never holds a curl. Two days of using this and I have beautiful, effortless waves, even 10 hours after styling. I'm so impressed and excited to have this in my arsenal." β€”Veggielady

    Get it from Sephora for $26.

    13. The John Frieda Hot Brush curls your hair using heat and ionic technology, but also has a built-in cooling setting allowing your *flawless* curls to stay intact for days.

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    This miracle worker will give you amazing, long-lasting curls all in a flick of the wrist! Check out how much a BuzzFeed editor ADORES this thang in her super detailed review!

    Promising review: "I love this tool! I have really fine thin hair and it is impossible for my hair to get any volume or hold a curl for more than 30 minutes. This is so easy to use and I can actually style it the way my hair dresser does." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    14. Conair Compact Hot Rollers conquer hard-to-curl hair. If you don't want to fight and fuss trying to get your slippery hair to wrap around the darn curling wand, pop these little guys in for 30 minutes and voilΓ ! BEAUTIFUL CURLS THAT WILL LAST.


    The hot roller set includes 20 multi-size rollers with a patented grip design to help the hair easily attach to the roller and avoid creating a huge, tangled hair ball mess! The set includes eight Β½-inch (small) rollers, six ΒΎ-inch (medium) rollers, and six 1-inch (large) rollers. I know, SO. MANY. CHOICES. It also includes 20 color-coded stainless steel clips to help hold the rollers in your hair. Fun fact: they can be stored inside the heating compact! The curlers take about 10–15 minutes to heat up. Once they're pipin' hot, section off your hair, twirl a section around your roller size of choice, and put a pin in it to hold. Remove the roller when cool and BAM, you have effortless curls.

    Promising review: "I have very long, fine hair, and I can never get it to hold a curl. I have to say, hot curlers are the only tool that will give my hair a curl that holds! I like these curlers because they do not have the flocking on them, which I feel makes my fine hair frizzy. The little knobs in the plastic help to hold your hair onto the curler the way the flocking would, so they still hold your hair well. They heat up pretty fast, and stay warm while the lid is off for you to place them in your hair." β€”KT

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.



    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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