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I’m so excited to share these awesome wavy to curly hair products with you today!
Being a curly girl can be tricky until you figure out how to take care of your beautiful locks and learn the products that work best for you. A couple years ago I discovered the curly community on Instagram and oh my gosh- there are some great tutorials on there!
That’s how I learned about the Curly Girl Method. I wish it had existed when I was a kid!
Growing up no one knew how to take care of my curls. My mom has straight hair and my dad would just cut out tangles.
Conditioner was a game changer. It prevented many unexpected trims.
If you want to follow the curly girl method, look for products that are made with no sulfates, silicones, parabens, or phthalates.
Below you’ll find some of my current favorite products for wavy to curly hair. I plan on keeping this page updated regularly, so you may want to bookmark or pin this page to check in later.
For reference, my hair tends to live in the 2c to 3b range.
Let me know your thoughts in the comments & if there are any great products I should try!
Shampoo for Curls:
I don’t have as many shampoos to recommend because I don’t use shampoo everyday, and I haven’t since I was in high school.
I use conditioner way more, often just washing (co-washing) and detangling with it.
I like the smell and how my hair responds to this shampoo. When I use this shampoo my scalp doesn’t get as dry as it tends to with other shampoos, especially in winter.
Shea Moisture Shampoo – Buy on Amazon
I DIY this one with a little travel bottle that I fill with ACV that I add to my scalp after rinsing out the shampoo. It gives a nice gentle exfoliation and softens my hair while helping to reduce frizz.
Noelle at Coconuts and Kettlebells has a great post about an ACV rinse.
Apple Cider Vinegar – Buy on Amazon
This one is a bit thicker, so probably better for more coarse hair rather then fine. But it’s quite hydrating when my hair needs extra hydration.
Shea Moisture Conditioner – Buy on Amazon
This one is a nice affordable option.
Cantu Conditioner – Buy on Amazon
A nice drug store option. This one smells so good and gives a nice slip, which is good for detangling.
Not Your Mother’s Conditioner – Buy on Amazon
Smells so good and leaves hair nicely hydrated.
Curls Leave-In Conditioner – Buy on Amazon
Leaves hair soft and pretty.
As I Am Leave-In Conditioner – Buy on Amazon
My hair loves this detangler! It works incredibly well, smells amazing, and leaves my hair soft and shiny.
Honest Company Detangler – Buy on Amazon
Deep Conditioner/ Hair Mask:
Nice slip for detangling and very hydrating. I notice less frizz when I use this one regularly.
Camille Rose Deep Conditioner – Buy on Amazon
Wavy to Curly Hair Styling Products:
Good hold makes this a nice and affordable drug-store option, which was great just before my recent haircut. I needed to use lots of product since my hair went past my waist. 😲
I’ve only tried the Argan Oil version so far.
Eco Gel – Buy on Amazon
Great hold, amazing scent, and no sulfates, silicones or parabens.
Curls Gel – Buy on Amazon
Great hold and smell. I’ve only used the citrus lavender scent, but it also comes in Island Fantasy and fragrance-free options.
Jessicurl Gel – Buy on Amazon
A lighter hold gel, this one gives less hold for looser curls.
Bounce Curl Gel – Buy on Amazon
Wavy and Curly Hair Tools:
This is hands-down one of the best brushes I’ve used for detangling.
Wet Brush – Buy on Amazon
Makes it easier to work in shampoo and gives nice scalp massage.
Shampoo Brush – Buy on Amazon
A classic for detangling and defining curls.
Denman Brush – Buy on Amazon
This diffuser is nice and big, so it can cut down on drying time.
Diffuser – Buy on Amazon
This dryer fits the black orchid diffuser. No longer available.
This adapter fits the black orchid diffuser so you can use it with hair dryers that have a larger diameter, like the CONAIR INFINITIPRO.
Diffuser Adapter – Buy on Amazon
The continuous spray is nice for refreshing curls or saturating hair to help detangle.
Spray Bottle – Buy on Amazon
Sometimes I like to straighten my hair but it can take a couple of hours to dry straight and then use a flat iron. This BondiBoost blowout brush cuts that time down so much!
You can dry and style your hair at the same time. So awesome!
Blowout Brush – Buy on Bondi Boost
Curly Hair Accessories:
I love that scrunchies are making a come back! I’ve been using these silk scrunchies and they have been great for my hair. They don’t get stuck and break the hair like normal hair ties – hooray!
I keep one on my wrist most days just in case I need to get my hair up. It’s my go-to bracelet! 😆
Scrunchies – Buy on Amazon
They feel great, reduce frizz and are good for your skin too. I’ve gotten this silk one from Amazon and I’ve found satin ones at TJ Maxx.
Satin Pillowcase – Buy on Amazon
A silk scarf is helpful in so many ways for a curly girl. Use it to wrap your hair up at night, use it as a headband or drape it over your head before tugging on a shirt to keep those curls intact!
Satin Pillowcase – Buy on Amazon
Curly Hair Resources:
This hair app features a hair journal so you can track your routines and results, product search to check if products are CG Method approved, reminders for treatments, and more.
This app is still in development, but will allow you to scan barcodes to see if a product is curly girl method approved.
A website where you can check by name or barcode to see if a product is curly girl method approved.
Hashtags to check out:
Instagram Accounts to follow:
I hope you found this list of wavy to curly hair products helpful!
Do you have any favorite products that I should try next? Are there any questions you have about curly hair care? Let me know in the comments below.
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Hi, my name is Katy. I started this blog to help you infuse life with ease and joy by sharing recipes and tips for your fertility and lifestyle.
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