Curly hair is a blessing, but combine it with summer heat and humidity, it can quickly turn into a curse.
Instead of gorgeous ringlets, the warm weather can make curls frizzy and lifeless — or a poofy, voluminous mess.
Curl care can be expensive, so we’ve rounded up 10 products at various price points that women with curly hair swear by.
What it is: A botanical blend of shea butter and hibiscus and nourish curls to give them the extra hydration they need.
Promising Review: “This conditioner is amazing. It is very creamy, and thicker than any other conditioner I have used. After my hair air dried it was light, bouncy, shiny, and most importantly silky soft.”
SHOP IT: Amazon, $5
What it is: A shampoo for curly hair leaves you with beautifully defined, more manageable, and bouncy curls that last for up to three days.
Promising Review: “This shampoo is great, it is thick and creamy when it comes out, and it really spreads nicely when you apply it. A little bit goes a long way, and the lather feels really nice when using it. Feel very clean, and your hair is left soft and tangle/damaged tip free. This is a must for people with curly hair.”
SHOP IT: Amazon, $7
What it is: A rich and nutritious formula boasts high levels of antioxidants and minerals found naturally in coconut oil, which moisturizes and holds curls without causing weigh-down
Promising Review: “Love the curls I get with this product and it keeps the frizz down.”
SHOP IT: Amazon, $16
What it is: A lightweight, curl-defining gel that hydrates, texturizes and combats frizz.
Promising Review: “Wow. I am a complete frizz freak! I have always been embarrassed of my frizz and this stuff changed my life. Now I feel beautiful 100% of the time. Thank you!”
SHOP IT: Sephora, $27
What it is: A coconut-oil infused styler that hydrates and gives curls perfect definition.
Promising Review: “This is my must-have product for my curls. I have wild, thick curls and this has completely changed my life. I use it to style when my hair is sopping wet, and when it's dry I use it to smooth my ends and roots. Try it! It's called SuperCream for a reason!“
SHOP IT: Sephora, $38
What it is: A leave-in conditioner infused with vitamins and antioxidant-rich argan oil to keep hair looking hydrated and touchably soft.
Promising Review: “Worth every penny! I've tried every brand out there, from cheap to expensive product. This is my go to curl cream now. My curls look healthier, less fizzy.”
SHOP IT: Sephora, $44
What it is: A creamy moisturizing masque that brings bouncy new life to languid curls, leaving hair springy, soft and shiny.
Promising Review: “This mask does exactly what it promises to do! I have a combination of wavy, curly and frizzy hair. This made my hair super soft and actually shaped beautiful curls! It also held up and kept frizz away on a very rainy and humid day. I had multiple comments from people on how great my hair looked.”
SHOP IT: Sephora, $52
What it is: A light, satiny botanical styling creme that makes naturally wavy hair especially pretty and wavy and leaves curly hair supersoft, glossy and beautifully defined.
Promising Review: “Leaves thick curly hair shiny. Defines natural curls. Isn’t tacky. Doesn't leave build-up or residue. Pricey, but worth it. Apply to wet hair, blow-dry with diffuser.”
SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $80
What it is: A dryer and diffuser combo your curls have been waiting for, presented in a giftable box.
Promising Review: “I hesitated because of the cost but it's worth every penny spent, my curls are bouncy and shinny added bonus is that I don't have to wait hours for my hair to dry.”
SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $220
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