The 27 Best Hair-Care Products for Natural Kinks, Curls, and Coils

Anyone with Afro-textured hair knows that it tends to have a mind of its own. Especially when you consider that it’s not uncommon for folks with that type of texture to have more than one curl pattern growing from their scalps. You might have looser curls in the back and tighter coils in the front. You may have hair that wants to frizz at your crown but is super defined at your temples. It can get confusing. But fortunately, there are loads of hair-care products out that will help keep your ‘fro looking fabulous and your hair super healthy — no matter what it wants to do with itself. We’ve rounded up the best of everything you need: Leave-in conditioners, oils, gels, shampoos, wide-tooth combs, and oh so much more. Click through for the 27 hair products folks with highly textured hair depend on to keep their strands looking like absolute perfection.

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#1 Taliah Waajid PhenomonOil

Hair-care devotees know all about the importance of a good deep conditioner, but hot oil treatments don't get nearly enough love. While you can create an effective one for yourself by mixing your favorite oils, this treatment from Taliah Waajid eliminates all of the guesswork that comes with homemade concoctions. Just distribute a decent amount of this throughout your cleansed hair, throw on a shower cap, and sit under a hooded dryer for 15 to 20 minutes so it can deeply penetrate your hair shaft.

$12 (Shop Now)


#2 Palmer’s Lavender Rose Water Conditioner

Palmer's may be best known for their range of cocoa and shea butter body creams, but their hair-care products are just as impressive. The new Natural Fusion collection smells heavenly — like a delectable fruity cocktail, to be exact — and is chock full of strengthening botanicals. The Lavender Rosewater conditioner from the line, in particular, has incredible slip that makes detangling your curls and coils less of a process.

$10 (Shop Now)


#3 Vanity Planet Groove: Rejuvenating Scalp Massager

Scalp massagers are a brilliant way to stimulate hair growth and soothe your scalp when it's irritated. This cute, battery-operated one from Vanity Planet has a calming vibration motion that feels like you're getting a professional head massage while using it. Also, since the bristle head is made from soft plastic, you don't have to worry about it tugging at your hair, no matter your texture.

Was $40, Now $20 (Shop Now)


#4 Ouidad Wide-Tooth Comb

A lot of naturalistas swear by finger detangling, but if you'd prefer to use a tool, this wide-tooth comb from Ouidad is a great alternative. It takes the hassle out of detangling your hair so it doesn't feel too much like a chore, and it shortens the overall time it takes to get those stubborn knots out while minimizing breakage.

$8 (Shop Now)


#5 Alikay Naturals Honey and Sage Deep Conditioner

This aromatic penetrating deep conditioning treatment will coat your follicles and work its way down each strand, leaving you with refreshed, moisturized, soft, and full fragrant hair. Oh, did we mention how amazing it smells?

$15 (Shop Now)


#6 Soultanicals Knot Sauce Coil Detangler

If the name doesn’t reel you in, how about the fact that this delectably creamy concoction can make your comb-thru that much easier? The tangles simply melt away when you slather this on, and it doesn't leave your hair feeling heavy and greasy. With hints of vanilla and butter icing, we suggest you top your hair off with it, although the smell may make you want to spread it on a cupcake.

$16 (Shop Now)


#7 Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Jelly

Of course we love blueberries, but there's another reason to love the sweet fruit. Blueberries contain proanthocyanidins that interact with hair follicles to promote growth and slow down hair graying and loss. Curls bottled this benefit up and launched a jelly that promises to promote hair growth while defining, defrizzing and holding your curls in place.

$18 (Shop Now)


#8 Earth’s Nectar Coconut Curls

This leave-in conditioner packs your strands with some serious moisture while providing a slight hold that won't leave a trace of a nasty residue.

$24 (Shop Now)


#9 Creme of Nature Argan Oil Perfect Edges Extra Hold

The hold is real, y'all. Your edges will remain laid and intact with this jelly-like textured styling product. Whether you need a clean swoop for an updo or to put your flyaways in check, This miracle jelly does so with ease and icky residue-free.

$6 (Shop Now)


#10 Andre Walker Quench Essential Oil

There's good reason why hairstylist Andre Walker won seven daytime Emmy awards for his work with Oprah for The Oprah Winfrey Show. He's a master at styling hair. And his hair-care line for curly hair ain't bad neither. The standout product hands down is the Quench Essential Oil that's infused with mongongo oil (which means it's great for your skin, too).

$16 (Shop Now)


#11 Ouidad Curl Immersion Triple Treat Deep Conditioner

This sweet-smelling mask restores natural ceramides (which is a natural component of the hair cuticle that is lost during chemical processes and heat styling), and after two minutes, curls return to their natural shape.

$38 (Shop Now)


#12 Curlisto Control II Gel

This stuff is perfect for managing and getting a grip on curls. It fights off humidity and contains rosemary leaf extract, which activates growth. Trust us — it’ll leave your hair flake-free.

$24 (Shop Now)


#13 Lotta Body Control Me Edge Gel

This edge control provides body and shine while mending split ends. Try it on relaxed or natural hair.

$5 (Shop Now)


#14 Camille Rose Naturals Almond Jai Twisting Butter

Whether your strands are curly, wavy, or coiled, this soufflé cream won’t have your hair looking hard and stiff, but rather, silky and smooth. Plus, it straight-up smells like cake.

$17 (Shop Now)


#15 Form Beauty Multitask Leave-In Lotion

Revive your crown with this 3-in-1 combo that banishes dry brittle hair, loosens up those pesky knots, perks up your curls, and keeps them popping. Digital editor Jihan Forbes says your curls will have more bounce than a trampoline after using this stuff.

$32 (Shop Now)


#16 Thermal Hair Care Hot Head Deep Conditioning Heat Cap

Say goodbye to spending countless hours under the dryer thanks to this heaven-sent heating cap. Filled with flaxseed — which reportedly reduces breakage and adds shine — pop this baby in the microwave, wear it for approximately 20 to 25 minutes, and violà. Lustrous curls will appear.

$30 (Shop Now)


#17 Briogeo Curl Charisma Rice Amino Avocado Hydrating Shampoo

We feel great after putting avocados in everything we eat, and this avocado-packed shampoo will leave your hair feeling just as amazing. The formula is designed to help combat frizz and is bursting with other rich, fortifying nutrients (like tomato and shea butter) that leaves your hair moisturized and help get your curls in formation.

$24 (Shop Now)


#18 Oyin Handmade Boing! All-in-One Coil Styler

This styler encourages curls and moisturizes at the same time. Plus, it's made up of Irish moss, a natural sea ingredient that promotes curl definition and elongation.

$15 (Shop Now)


#19 Zima Wig by Latched and Hooked Beauty

Latched and Hooked custom braid wigs prove that today’s units are much more stylish than your auntie's old-school pieces. We especially love their handmade synthetic wigs because they come in micro twists, box braids, twists, and soft loc styles that last up to three years. Grab and go styling has never been easier.

Prices range from $200 - $350, depending on style and length. (Shop Now)



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