Curly hair may be one of the most pretty looking hair types when cared for right, but managing it is not an easy task. Girls with curly hair have shelves full of products that promise to add moisture and shine to their curly locks, but let’s be honest, very few actually give results. So, instead of spending on different combos and brands of styling creams, leave-in conditioners, mousse and gel, invest in a few that actually work.

We know what you are thinking, how do you pick five products without knowing if they actually work, right? Well, being the beauty experts that we are, we have rounded up five tried and tested products that are game-changers for curly hair. Check ‘em out.

 

01. Shampoo and conditioner

01. Shampoo and conditioner

Shampoos are essential to remove dirt, excess oil and product build-up from the hair and scalp. However, never wash your hair every day; in fact, those with curly hair should stick to cleansing their hair only twice a week. This way, the natural oils from your scalp remain intact and are properly distributed. Choose a shampoo and conditioner range that is gentle and contains at least one nourishing ingredient.

BB picks: Love Beauty & Planet Argan Oil and Lavender Aroma Smooth and Serene Shampoo and Conditioner

 

02. Serum

02. Serum

It is necessary to use a leave-in conditioner or serum to lock moisture in your strands post-shampooing. Leave-in conditioners work well for straight or wavy hair, but curly hair type requires extra nourishment and shine. Using a serum will help control frizz and add healthy bounce to your curls.

BB picks: TIGI Bed Head Control Freak Frizz Control And Straightener Serum

 

03. Hair cream

03. Hair cream

It’s no secret that curly hair has a mind of its own and sometimes can be pretty hard to tame. On days like these, all you need is a curl cream that will transform your dry and coarse locks into soft and defined curls. It can be used for the tightest of curls or even on wavy hair to make your dehydrated locks look healthy and shiny.

BB picks: TIGI Bed Head On The Rebound Curl Recall Cream

 

04. Hair mask

04. Hair mask

Other than stocking up on styling products that will make your curls look defined and healthy, you also need to invest in repairing and hydrating hair masks. Hair masks are an absolute must-have for every hair type, but more so for curly hair because of the lack of moisture. Apply a hair mask, especially to the length and ends, at least once a week to keep your curls moisturised and healthy.

BB picks: Tresemme Keratin Smooth Deep Smoothing Mask

 

05. Wide-tooth comb

05. Wide-tooth comb

Avoid using a hairbrush for curly hair as much as possible. Instead, use your fingers to detangle the hair or a wide-tooth comb that won’t add to the frizz. The more you use a brush, the more frizzy and dry your hair will appear.