Top 10 Best Products For Curly Natural Hair
If you haven’t heard the words ‘natural hair movement’, where have you been hiding? From coils and curls to locs and afros, the last few years have seen a shift in the way natural hair is viewed and the accessibility to good, affordable products. In the UK, the natural hair movement has grown from strength to strength, with major stores reevaluating the diversity of their haircare range and helping us naturalistas gets those edges on fleek and curls poppin!
There was a time when purchasing new hair products meant visiting that one, small hair store in your city. But today, new and exciting hair brands are launching every day, helping men and women of all hair textures embrace their hair and feel confident – can we get an amen! Say goodbye to the days of crunchy mousse and say hello to healthy, strong hair.
So, where should you begin when it comes to buying new products? Read on for the full lowdown on 10 of the best natural hair products on the market.
Top 10 Best Natural Hair Products
Shea Moisture – High Porosity Moisture-Seal Shampoo & Conditioner
Does your hair struggle to retain moisture? Do your curls dry quickly but often look frizzy and dry? These are both signs of high porosity hair, caused by open hair cuticles that lose moisture. Shea Moisture’s high porosity duo is designed with you in mind. Gradually transforming dry curls, the shampoo and conditioner cleans your scalp without stripping it, smooths the hair and seals in moisture with the help of mongongo and hemp seed oil.
Creme of Nature – Pure Honey Shampoo & Conditioner
Not only does this shampoo and conditioner smell amazing, but it softens and smoothes hair as well. The shampoo provides a good slip which makes detangling easier and prevents breakage, while the conditioner seals in moisture and adds natural shine back into dull hair. Honey has both emollient and humectant properties, making it one of the best natural ingredients for hair that needs a little TLC.
Developed by world-class scientists, Olaplex has helped naturalistas all over the world strengthen and rebuild their natural hair, especially those who want to experiment with colour but want to minimise damage. The special thing about Olaplex is the active ingredient that works at a molecular level to restore broken bonds, such as breakage caused by heat and chemicals. This genie in a bottle will help your hair look and feel healthier, either used as a pre-shampoo treatment or overnight treatment.
Carol’s Daughter – Black Vanilla Moisture & Shine Hair Smoothie
Is your hair dull, dry or brittle? Sounds like you need a hair mask that can inject some life back into your locks! With a rich blend of cocoa and shea butter, as well as Pro-vitamin B5 and a whole list of natural oils, this deep conditioner will absorb into your hair quickly, so every strand is full of moisture and natural shine. After regular use, you may notice a difference in the manageability, shine and overall condition of your hair as the smoothie works it’s magic and restores damage and dryness.
Cantu – Curl Activator Cream
If you’re looking for a curl cream that defines, adds moisture and isn’t greasy, look no further than Cantu’s Curl Activator Cream. Made with pure shea butter and other natural ingredients, this cream brings out your natural curl pattern by reducing frizz and helping each strand curl together nicely. For the best results, apply the cream to damp hair in sections, and use a Denman brush or rake your fingers through your whole head to ensure it’s distributed evenly. It’s perfect for all hair types as it’s not heavy but can be built up those who need a stronger hold. Once dry, you’ll be left with weightless, springy curls that are full of volume.
Aveda – Be Curly Curl Enhancer
Aveda’s very own curl enhancer is formulated with curls and waves in mind. The unique wheat protein blend expands when your hair is wet and retracts when your hair is dry, helping to define your curls and lock them in place. This cream also contains organic aloe that minimises frizz and adds shine too, and its weightless consistency feels like you don’t have anything in your hair at all! Whether you have beautiful waves or small ringlets, the Be Curly Curl Enhancer could be your new best friend!
Twisted Sista – Clear and Nourish Hydration Gel
There’s nothing worse than a gel that’s flaky and dehydrating, but the Clear and Nourish Hydration Gel is anything but this. Made for styling purposes, pair this gel with your favourite cream or use it by itself for a non-sticky, medium hold finish. Unlike other gels, the texture of this product is thicker, which means it helps your curls to form together and stay defined – no more crispy curls.
Cantu – Shine & Define Custard
Packed with shea butter, this gel-like custard works to elongate curls instead of shrinking them. Offering the perfect amount of hold, depending on your hair type and desired look, this gel can be used as a single styling product for healthy, defined curls.
Love Row Naturals – Nourishing & Conditioning Hair & Scalp Oil
Send your curls to hair heaven with this 100% natural oil. Available in two amazing scents – Sweet Summer Citrus and Flora Blossom – the oil is made from a combination of plant oils that have all the nutrients your hair needs. It’s a great multi-purpose oil, that’s light enough to smooth and soften your locks as a finishing product or replenish your scalp with some much-needed moisture.
Aussie – 3 Miracle Oil
If you’ve had a little too much fun using heat on your hair or your curls are damaged in other ways, Aussie’s miracle oil could be just what you need. Made from a triple blend of Australian oils, this silky reconstructor aims to visibly repair your hair without any grease. Macadamia nut oil, jojoba oil and avocado oil are three of the main ingredients of this product, all sourced from Australia’s natural land so your hair can soak up all the goodness it needs. It’s great on wet hair, dry hair, dry ends and added to home-made hair masks too.
So now you’re caught up on some of the best natural hair products, give them a go! Who knows, they could become firm favourites in your collection. Remember, finding what works for your hair is about trial and error, so always be open-minded when it comes to hair care. Good luck!