When it comes to girls with curls, we know it’s a challenge to maintain our tresses. I battled with my curls for years, trying to tame them every possible way. After putting several brands to the test, I have found these products that truly help manage my curly hair. While some of these are designed for curly hair, others help soften and tame the hair.
The John Frieda Dream Curls Air Dry Waves Styling Foam, $13.49, is a non-sticky foam formula that is made to define curls. I’d say it’s good for a solid couple of hours and feels super lightweight.
Garnier Fructics’ new Curl Treat line, $7.49 each, has three styling products that are really good for girls with curls. Curl Treat Smoothie Defining Leave-in Styler for Soft Curls, the Jelly Shaping Leave-in Styler to Shape Curls and the Butter Hydrating Leave-in Styler to Shape Curls. With my thick curls, the butter and jelly are more defining for me. After applying the product on wet hair, I let it air dry for best results.
Tresemme’s new Ultimate Hydration line may not be targeted specifically for curls, but it is super hydrating and if you want softer curls, I’d recommend this line. I use the conditioner whenever my hair needs a boost of hydration.
Kerastase L’Huile Originale Elixir Ultime, $45, is the shine-enhancing oil you need to tame any frizzy curls. Not to mention, the scent is heavenly. The oil is great for styling hair and definitely gives it a soft shine.
Alterna Haircare’s Caviar Anti-Aging Smoothing Anti-Frizz Blowout Butter, $43, really makes a difference when you need to tame the frizz. Also, if you’re planning to straighten your hair or use any other hot tool, this butter gives a big boost to your styling.
The Moroccanoil Intense Curl Cream, $39, has always been my go-to product for my curls. I use it to style and define my tresses. It’s a leave-in conditioner that moisturizes and fights stubborn frizz. Soft and hydrating are the words I’d use to describe this one.
Miracle Mask Volumizing Clay Hair Mask, $11.49, really makes hair super smooth and soft. I use it on my hair twice a week and you can almost feel the results instantaneously. My curls do tend to behave after using the mask.
Dove’s new moisturizing crème conditioner, $6.68, is best suited for thick, dry and damaged hair. The formula is so intense that after applying, you can feel the softness and the texture remains surprisingly very smooth. I didn’t feel the need to wrestle with my curls after using this creme. It definitely helps with manageability.