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    Updated on May 22, 2020. Posted on May 20, 2020

    18 Hair Products That'll Help Your Curls Live Their Best Life

    Make your curls pop.

    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. A dry shampoo that will give your hair some serious volume when you can't be bothered to wash it. I personally own this and use it all the time! Unlike other dry shampoos, this one is tinted brown which works perfect for my hair. It always makes my curls look like they're freshly washed.

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    They also have a formula for lighter hair!

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $14.

    2. A curl-perfecting hair mask made with yogurt, quinoa, and botanical oils that'll help your curls have all kinds of bounce. It'll also leave your hair smelling like coconut and açaí, which is a fun bonus!

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    Get it from Anthropologie for $10 USD.

    3. A wide-tooth detangling comb that you can use in the shower with shampoo, conditioner, or a hair mask to work through those nasty snarls that curls are prone to getting. I always use one of these before using a finer brush, as I've broken a few of those in the past with the strength of my tangles.

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    Get it from Anthropologie for $18 USD.

    4. And a Tangle Teezer brush to follow up on combing, or as a standalone if you're knots aren't as angry as mine. I find this kind of brush doesn't pull out as much hair as other brushes, which is important since I lowkey started losing my hair last year due to stress — and then 2020... happened.

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    Get it from Anthropologie for $12 USD.

    5. A leave-in butter treatment that'll revive your curl pattern if it's looking a little down after combing, which mine tends to do. It has caffeine that wakes up the scalp and roots and cocoa butter that'll nourish and condition for silky curls.

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    Get it from LookFantastic for $40.

    6. A gentle shampoo that will deeply purify curls, waves, permed hair, and coloured hair. It also has milk protein that'll give curls the hydration they desperately need, so they don't become a frizzy mess.

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    Get it from LookFantastic for $21.

    7. A curl conditioner that has argan oil, aloe vera leaf, and virgin coconut oil that moisturizes hair right down to the cuticle. It also has vitamin E that'll protect your mane from environmental stresses, because nothing makes curls deflate like a day full of walking through pollution.

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    Get it from LookFantastic for $29.80.

    8. A sleep cap to protect your precious locks from damage during the night. Traditional pillowcases can damage curl texture, so putting your hair up will protect it and will also leave it tangle free in the morning.

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    Get it from Free People Canada for $91 (available in four colours).

    9. Or a silk pillowcase, if you don't like the feeling of your hair being up at night. It feels all kinds of luxurious, kinda like if you were a princess in a Disney film — maybe that's how Tiana always had flawless curls!

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    Get it from Anthropologie for $89 USD.

    10. A curl retention lotion that you work through damp tresses that'll give you bouncy ringlets all day. If your curls start looking a little sad throughout the day, just give them a quick scrunch and the product will reactivate.

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    Get it from LookFantastic for $32.40.

    11. A curl reviving spray that can be used on-the-go to perk up your curls throughout the day if they just need a little boost. It uses a complex derived from red seaweed extract to give you definition without weighing your locks down.

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    Get it from LookFantastic for $34.

    12. A microfibre hair towel that'll protect your strands when they're at their most vulnerable stage, because damp hair can take on a lot of damage. It absorbs more water than a traditional towel so you don't need to ruffle it up as much, which protects your curl pattern and helps eliminate frizzies.

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    Get it from Anthropologie for $40 USD (available in three colours).

    13. A texture tonic for when your curls need some more animation before taking a selfie. It uses babassu oil that creates a flexible hold, creates shine, and gives you an effortless look so you're new profile pic for Hinge will be 🔥🔥🔥.

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    Get it from Aveda for $36.

    14. A hair and scalp refresher that'll make your second or third day hair look like it's freshly washed. If you're not a fan of the chalky feeling you sometimes get with dry shampoo, you'll love the feel of this since it's more of a misty texture that traps impurities. Just spray your roots for a quick refresh and go forth and conquer the world.

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    Get it from Aveda Canada for $31.

    15. A medium hold hair mousse that'll hold your curls intact for about 24 hours without the crunch you sometimes get while using this kind of product. It gives my curls definition in warmer weather, so they don't turn into a floofy mess, which they're prone to do in humidity.

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    Get it from for $4.99.

    16. Some silk hair ties that won't ruin or put an annoying ridge in your curls when you just need to tie your hair up. They also won't tug at your hair like traditional hair ties, which can often lead to breakage.

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    Get a six-pack from Free People for $54.99.

    17. A really good shower cap to protect your hair from any moisture when you're not washing your curls. I can usually go three days without washing mine, but if parts of my hair get a little unintentionally damp in the shower, it makes my curls look off.

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    Get it from Anthropologie for $26 USD.

    18. And lastly, my trusty Conair hair diffuser. I've had this sucker for years now and it's by far one of the best things to ever happen to my curls. It has a diffuser (the little thing on the end with the pokey bits) that truly create the bounciest ringlets. Just flip your head upside down and push your hair upwards with the diffuser while drying.

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    Get it from Walmart Canada for $29.97.

    You looking in the mirror when your curls are poppin':

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