The Best New Products for Textured Hair
Nine options to keep natural curls in great shape
Apply to wet hair before you shampoo; it has protein and marula oil to strengthen and soften strands.
Buy It! Nexxus Curl Define Ultra-8 Pre-Wash Treatment, $17; cvs.com
The sulfate-free clarifying formula with cocoa and shea butters deep-cleans without drying.
Buy It! Melanin Haircare African Black Soap Reviving Shampoo, $20; ulta.com
This spreads easily through hair (thanks to honey and safflower oil) and creates the perfect amount of slip to ease knots.
Buy It! Miss Jessie's Honey Sweet & Nice, $14; missjessies.com
Leave this nutrient-rich deep conditioner on hair for 10 to 30 minutes once a week to give it a major dose of hydration.
Buy It! TPH by Taraji Mask On, $19; target.com
When your scalp needs soothing, use your fingertips to massage in this peppermint, lavender and rosemary oil formula.
Buy It! Pattern Scalp Serum, $25; ulta.com
This cream prevents wash-and-go styles from frizzing up and can be used as a heat protectant.
Contents Haircare Style and Go Leave-In Conditioner, $48; contentshaircare.com
Work this shea butter styler into wet hair from root to tip to stretch and smooth it.
Buy It! Living Proof Curl Elongator, $38; sephora.com
The versatile cream defines all types of curls. Bonus: It also comes in a fragrance-free version.
Buy It! Ouai Curl Crème, $32; ulta.com
This silicone-free lightweight oil leaves a glossy finish without a trace of greasiness.
Buy It! Bread Beauty Supply Hair-Oil, $24; sephora.com
Expert Tip: Sleep on silk or satin. Nexxus hairstylist Lacy Redway says that the frictionless fabrics don't suck the moisture out of hair overnight. Using a bonnet or scarf is the most popular choice, but if you find either slips off while you snooze, try a silk pillowcase instead.
Buy It! Grace Eleyae Silk Pillowcase, $75; graceeleyae.com