Curly hair is finally having its moment in the spotlight, thanks to the Curly Girl Method, a series of tips and techniques that help you to embrace and enhance your natural curl pattern.
The method encourages minimal hair washing, no heat tools, brushing, or towel-drying, and encourages use of moisturising formulas and ingredients. It’s important to remember that everyone’s coils and waves are different and what may work for others, may not be the best for you. The Curly Girl Method (CGM) allows for you to really get to know your curls and what works best.
It’s no secret that curly hair tends to have a mind of its own and with issues like frizz, protein overload, and dryness being so common, it’s important to make sure you find the right products to keep your curls looking healthy and fresh. That’s why we’ve found the best products for you, from shampoos and conditioners, to hair masks and refresher sprays.
Briogeo Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Avocado Hydrating Shampoo
Briogeo is a favourite amongst many curly-heads and the Curl Charisma Rice Amino + Avocado Hydrating Shampoo will soon become an essential part of your hair routine. This product does exactly what it says on the tin and provides the perfect amount of hydration to leave your curls looking better than ever. The combination of amino acids and oils breaks down build-up on your scalp and smooths your hair cuticles.
Ouidad Curl Immersion No-Lather Coconut Cream Cleansing Conditioner
The Curl Immersion No-Lather Coconut Cream Cleansing Conditioner is perfect for those with kinky curls that are prone to dryness. Not only is it super hydrating but it also provides enough moisture to make sure your hair stays looking as good as it did on wash-day. It’s formulated with a blend of coconut and rosemary oil, so not only will your hair look good, but it will also smell great.
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque
Shea Moisture is most definitely the go-to brand when it comes to CGM and this Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque is a great product if your hair is in need of a little extra TLC. We recommend using it once a week maximum to avoid protein overload. Leave it on after shampooing your hair for about 15-30 mins (use thae time to treat yourself to a face mask or to catch up on your favourite show). Over time, you’ll see your curls looking stronger and more defined.
Shrub Curl Defining Cream
Making sure your curls stay tamed and don’t verge into frizz is probably the main concern for anyone with curly hair. This Curl Defining Cream by Shrub, effortlessly manages and enhances your curls. It features a blend of lunaria oil, elderflower, and willow extract to leave your curls looking shiny and feeling silky. What’s more, it’s silicone free so your hair won’t experience side-effects from long-term use.
Amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo
If you’re used to daily shampooing, it can take a while to get used to only washing hair once or twice a week (as recommended with CGM), but you’ll soon see the benefits. If you feel your roots are in need of a touch-up and some extra volume, this is exactly what you need. It’s talcum free so will never leave your hair looking chalky or with white residue like most dry shampoos. Use it 2-3 days after your washday to give your roots a little refresh.
Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo
I can’t get enough of the Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo by Shea Moisture. It’s perfect for days when you’re in a rush and don’t have time to spend on your haircare routine. It has a special blend of proteins and oils that detangle your hair and give the perfect amount of moisture and bounce. It’s another silicone and paraben free product so comes with the CGM seal of approval.
Ouidad Botanical Boost Curl Energizing & Refreshing Spray
This product was made for use in-between wash days. Just a few spritzes give a new lease of life to curls that are slightly more worn out. It’s enriched with rosehip and aloe for extra hydration and did I mention how great your hair will smell afterwards? Avoid spraying to close to your roots so your hair doesn’t end up getting greasy. You can even use it instead of a leave-in-conditioner, it’s that good.
Silke London Hair Wrap The Eva
You might be wondering how Silke London’s Hair Wraps can play a role in your curl routine, but this product is definitely a gamechanger. If you find your curls separating and damaging during your sleep, this will fix all your problems. It uses mulberry silk to protect your hair and prevent frizz or split ends. Not only will you find yourself needing fewer washdays, but you’ll notice happier and healthier hair overall.