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.
DAVINES LOVE CURL ENHANCING CONDITIONER
The LOVE Curl Enhancing Conditioner is perfect for dryness prone curls. Not only is it super hydrating but it also provides enough moisture to make sure your hair stays elastic and packed with volume without weighing curls down. It’s formulated with a blend of proteins, vitamin B, and almond extract so not only will your hair look good, but it will also smell great.
BY BEAUTY BAY CURL + DEFINE HAIR MASK
When your hair is in need of a little extra TLC, Haircare By BEAUTY BAY’s Curl + Define Hair Mask is a go-to. We recommend using it once a week maximum to avoid protein overload. Apply to the hair pre shampoo and leave for about 15-20 mins (use that 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.
CANTU COIL CALM DETANGLER
Making sure your curls stay strong and don’t break is one of the main concerns for anyone with coily and curly hair. Cantu’s Coil Calm Detangler effortlessly softens and conditions curls, making them easier to comb and style. The formula features a pure shea butter to add slip to prevent breakage, softens brittle strands and infuses the hair with long-lasting shine and moisture.
UMBERTO GIANNINI SCALP RESTORE SCALP SOOTHING 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. This scalp refreshing dry shampoo uses natural starches to absorb excess oil, leaving hair and scalps looking clean and fresh until your next wash day. 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.
NOUGHTY TO THE RESCUE ANTI-FRIZZ SERUM
Frizz is probably the main concern for anyone with curly hair, so it’s important to have a serum on side for the days when frizz takes over. Noughty To The Rescue Anti-Frizz Serum uses a blend of 97% natural ingredients, including sweet almond extract and argan oil, to smooth frizz with moisture, protect from heat, and nourish every strand.
REVOLUTION HAIRCARE SATIN HAIR WRAP CURL PROTECTOR
You might be wondering how Revolution Haircare’s Satin Hair Wrap Curl Protector 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.