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    20 Products For Types 3a–4c Hair On Amazon That Reviewers Swear By

    With everything from leave-ins to scalp massagers that reviewers adore, you can count on your waves, coils, and curls to be nothing short of poppin'.

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    1. A Cantu cleansing shampoo with shea butter that has personally left me smitten! 😍This baby works to gently cleanse and moisturize hair from root to tip sans any breakage for a salon-quality feel at home. A must-have indeed!

    The conditioner with matching shampoo

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this shampoo. It really gets all the dirt out of my 4c hair. It lathers up pretty nicely, which I like. After lathering I go in with my scrubber and it feels amazing! I would definitely suggest this product for anyone who loves a squeaky clean scalp!" —Desiree

    Price: $4.97+ (available in different packs)

    2. A hair dryer and styler by Revlon because two-in-one styling tools can save you from too much time at the mirror. It works double-duty to smooth out knots and straighten your tresses with ease. Trust us, your arms will thank you!, Amazon

    Promising review: "Best tool for naturals such as myself! I am a 4b/4c hair type, and so it's a real strain on me to use a dryer (even with attachment) and a comb to sorta get my hair to dry out correctly. Let's just say this has made wash days for my hair a true breeze. What would take two hours to fully dry my hair is cut in half with less breakage, and a whole lot straighter." —Deandra Jackson

    Price: $33.99 (originally $49.99)

    3. A Carol's Daughter hair pomade lauded by reviewers for delivering lasting shine. This bad boy has shea butter, cocoa butter, and honey to deeply nourish strands. Shine on, beauty lovers!

    A jar of shine pomade

    Promising review: "Amazing price and my hair loves the hell out of this. I have coarse dry low porosity type 4c hair. MY CURLS ARE SO DEFINED. I've purchased this i wanna say 8 or 10 times. Started my natural haircare journey with Carol's Daughter and lemme tell you. I got some inches. Go ahead and try it for your self. I use this as a sealant in the LOC method." —Vendetta

    Price: $11.97

    4. A Pantene sulfate-free cowash to upgrade your haircare game without the 10-step routine. This essential works to cleanse, condition, detangle, and moisturize your strands all at once. Long wash days? Don't know her!


    Promising review: "This is my new everything product. I have a mixture of 4b and 4c hair and had massive knots and tangles. This product is like butter. It melts away the dryness and tangles leaving very soft, easy to manage hair. I can even get a comb through my hair or easily finger detangle." —S.Mac

    Price: $9.99

    5. A moisturizing curl mousse aka the answer to shaping every👏 last👏 one👏 of your curls to perfection. It has almond and avocado oil that can reduce frizz, separate spirals, and define curls.

    A bottle of hair mousse, a cut avocado, and sunflowers

    Promising review: "I was introduced to this product by a coworker and I really want to know where it has been all my life!! I have 3c/4a/4b texture and it separates my curls PERFECTLY. Before this mousse my wash and go was never really a wash and go. I would have at least 5 steps. This has cut my styling time in half (only 15 to 20 mins) and my hair lasts for at least 3 to 4 days. When I need to refresh I re-wet my hair and add more product. I also like that it is cruelty free. It doesn't leave my hair dry and it has great hold. Amazing, amazing product." —Barbara Margolies

    Price: $17.53

    6. An organic castor oil that will help your locks grow like a weed. Plus, this bad boy comes in handy to penetrate your hair and moisturize from the inside out. Straight-up magic!

    A bottle of hair oil

    Promising review: "I'm a mixed woman with natural 4c hair and I use this after I put a cream in my hair to seal in the moisture and it works great! I no longer have problems with dry hair and it keeps me moisturized for about 4 days before I need to put more on. It works great on its own for when my hair is straightened and I can't use creams because they contain water which reverts/shrinks my hair. It also can be used as a heat protectant while blow drying. Keeps my hair feeling amazing after heat has been blowing on it. Since I've been using this I've noticed less breakage and tangling and longer hair because I'm retaining the new growth." —Candi

    Price: $16.95 (originally 19.95)

    7. A massager brush that'll massage away dandruff flakes and give your scalp, soul, and spirit a deep clean. Now you can keep your nails and curly strands intact — it's a double win. 💞

    Reviewer's picture of the scalp massager with five-star caption "my scalp/hair are forever changed, no exaggeration"

    Promising review: "I had been having issues with dry scalp during the winter months. I was also feeling that I could not get my scalp as clean as I wanted. I saw an advertisement on Facebook for a scalp massager and came to Amazon to find one. This is a great find. My scalp is clean. It does not cause my hair to tangle (African American 4C hair type) and leaves my hair feeling great. I gave the second one to a friend to try and she loves it. Highly recommended." —Sherm98

    Price: $7.99

    8. A steaming cap made to boost each and every strand of hair with moisture. Its cordless design makes it oh-so-easy to condition, seal in treatments, and tend to household chores. Meet your multifunctional BFF!

    Promising review: "This cap works very well. It penetrates deep into the hair shackles and open up the cuticles for really deep conditioning. And I love that because I have a high porosity 4C natural hair that needs to be deeply conditioned every week to avoid breakage. I love the fact that I can put this in the microwave for only 90 seconds and walk around for 15 minutes while my hair conditions. I love this so much that I wish it could condition my hair for a longer period of time without having to re-warm. The instruction on the box said this item shouldn't be warmed in the microwave for more than 90 seconds at a time. So I had to reheat every 15 minutes to get a good 1.5 hours of conditioning. To conclude, this is great for the price and it does the job well, just not for too long for those who need to deep condition their hair for a long time." —Jennifer Amaning

    Price: $14.95 (originally $18.99)

    9. A Mizani leave-in conditioner spray crafted for your wash-and-go sessions that reviewers say is liquid gold for 4c hair. This lightweight pick contains fennel seed and coconut oil and helps to protect, prep, and seal in moisture QUICKLY. Cheers to hydrated curls!

    A woman showing before and after images of her curly hair

    Promising review: "Liquid gold for my extremely coarse 4c dry hair. My hair is texlaxed so finding a product that works on my relaxed/natural/texlax hair is a miracle! This makes my hair so soft and smells great. I use it as a leave in on damp hair as part of my LOC routine or to refresh/moisturize my dry hair midweek." —Ali

    Price: $35

    10. An ACV hair rinse — it's an absolute must for giving your scalp a heavenly cleanse without stripping hair of moisture. Prepare to kick dandruff and scalp buildup to the curb sans the harsh feel.

    A bottle of hair rinse and a green apple

    Promising review: "I'm a believer in this product! It felt absolutely heavenly on my scalp. I have 4c hair with sisterlocks and I will be purchasing more products from this line. After using my diluted sisterlock shampoo in my hair, I followed with this and left it on for a little bit with a shower cap on and then rinsed and I am very happy with the results." —Sammy Jo

    Price: $12.99 (originally $16.99)

    11. A detangling brush that will smooth through the toughest knots like butter — all without the pain of ripping out clumps of hair.

    A woman brushing through hair

    Promising review: "Okay guys, I have natural 4c hair and anytime water comes into contact with my hair it gets matted as if I have combs my hair in a year. I used this brush without any detangling oils and it worked like a charm and remained manageable after, as well. I will be buying another one just to have on hand if something happens to this one." —Mrs. Hazzard

    Price: $6.99

    12. A SheaMoisture protein treatment that gives damaged hair the royal treatment. Thanks to shea butter, manuka honey, and yogurt, you can moisturize, reduce breakage, and keep split-ends at bay.

    A jar of deep conditioner, a brush, and mirror

    Promising review: "Great for dry hair! After first use my hair (4b/4c texture) was noticeably more moisturized after cleansing. I used the treatment prior to using the shampoo and conditioner of the same line. One of the best wash and gos I’ve had in a long time. I forgot to take pics but I will update on my next wash day." —LaTina Burns

    Price: $11.49

    13. A hooded dryer attachment to make the hair-drying process a breeze. This essential is equipped with ventilation holes for even heat distribution for fast drying and can fit ANY handheld dryer. You're welcome!

    A girl using a blow dryer hood

    Promising review: "I loved the fact that this dryer was easy to use, the ability to travel with it very easily, its drying power, and use for my 4b/4c natural hair. I am glad I took the chance and purchased!" —Tameka

    Price: $14.98 (originally $21.96)

    14. A curling gel jam-packed with natural ingredients to transform limp, flat curls to a defined masterpiece.

    The curling custard

    Promising review: "Where should I start? First I have to say I love this product! I saw that my curls were perfectly defined after one use. For a long time I had been looking for a product to define my curls, I had tried all types of products but none of them seemed to make my curls really pop. When I received the product I had first co washed my hair with my favorite conditioner, and I DID NOT fully dry my hair! I had applied coconut oil, the custard gel, and lastly my Shea Moisture curl milk. I had applied the milk last because I noticed that it keeps my hair from getting crunchy and flaky after I apply gel. I love the smell of this gel, in my opinion it kinda smells like the curl milk. This product doesn't leave my hair flaky, dry, or crunchy. Overall I would suggest this product to my sistas with the TWAs and just anyone who wants beautiful defined curls :)." —Stephanie

    Price: $21.60

    15. A twist gel for folks who want to rock twists, braids, locs and sleek styles with confidence. Enriched with black castor oil, this hair-saver can provide great hold, shine, and moisture — the perfect recipe for a lasting hairstyle.

    A woman with a sleek style

    Promising review: "Great on my natural 4c thick-ass hair. Keeps it laid down for ponytails. Braids & twist-outs always on fleek. It's pretty firm in texture which I just love. FYI — I usually layer this gel (in my hair) with the moisture butter for my braids & twists. This is my second time buying the 3-pack. I have shared it with family members who now purchase the African Pride Black Castor Oil products as well. Shoutout to Magic Fingers Studio for turning me onto this product line. So far its been...AWESOME!!!" —AmazinglyMe

    Price: $19.50

    16. A leave-in conditioner guaranteed to smooth hair and lock in hydration without the heavy, weighed down feel. Plus, it gives your tresses a refreshing lemony scent that's the perfect pick-me-up.

    A woman showing her smooth mane

    Promising review: "Very penetrating moisturizer for 4b/4c. Works best when coupled with the moisture rich parfait. I also use it on my daughter who has 3a hair and it is light enough to moisturize her hair without weighing it down.." —Taaylor Brown

    Price: $19.54 (originally $21.48)

    17. A Carol's Daughter hair and scalp oil created to moisturize hair around the clock. Blended with seven different oils, it can strengthen, repair split ends, and protect hair from breakage. It's so good you'll think you have the Midas touch.

    A bottle of hair oil

    Promising review: "I really like this product. I bought it for my young son’s hair. It has a nice, light scent. It does a great job moisturizing as the oil in his LOC routine. The bottle is easy to open and the oil doesn’t come out too quickly (which is wonderful while trying to keep him from dumping it). 5/5 would recommend." —Sharon Hyatt

    Price: $11.97

    18. A TGIN honey mask guaranteed to seep into textured strands and bring dry and dull-looking hair back to life. This Black-owned find will repair and aid in hair growth. No heat required.,,

    Promising review: "This product has no comparison that is how great it is in my hair. I have read tons of reviews and YouTubers have raved about this so I decided to give it a try and my only regret is not getting more than one. I have thick kinky 4c hair and this is a holy grail deep conditioner. My hair has been soft and manageable ever since I used this. If I have to write about the greatness of this product it will be too long. If you want the best deep condition experience give this honey mask a try.the smell is amazing, the moisture is unbelievable and the price is worth the product." —Twirls

    Price: $14.99 (originally $19.16)

    19. An As I Am moisturizer that's a godsend to dry hair types in need of instant hydration. This Black-owned cult-favorite quenches curly and oily tresses and adds shine to give your mane a rejuvenating reset. Drink up!

    A woman showing off moisturized 4b curls

    Promising review: "My daughter has 4c hair. It is very, very dry & tightly curled. She’s 3 years old. I’m a bit of a product junkie. Things that work on my hair would NOT on hers. I was completely frustrated. But I’ve been going strong with this product. It MOISTURIZES her hair!! Not just for an hour or two but for DAYS!!! It leaves shine as it defines and softens the feel of her hair. I now have hope for our natural hair journey!" —Amazon Customer

    Price: $16.02

    20. An edge pomade made to slick down the most coily hairline without any leftover residue. And it's made with hair-loving ingredients like glycerin that keeps hair hydrated.

    Promising review: "Wooohhhh I'm really impressed. I have 4c hair. When I saw this I almost skipped it because of the price (expensive), but I tried and like it.🥰😍😍 I will definitely and 100% buy it again, I will even subscribe to this one. Never change the formula." —Koloko Blandine

    Price: $11.99

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

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