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10 Curl-Enhancing Formulas for Natural Hair

If you have curly hair then you’re all too familiar with the challenge that comes with styling it. Curls present their own set of problems that include (but are not limited to) frizz, tangles, and limpness – problems that are only heightened during the extreme weather we’ll be experiencing for the next few months. In order to keep your coils soft, bouncy, and full of life this season, stockpile your bathroom counter with our edit of nourishing, curl-enhancing formulas.

Charlotte Mensah is an award-winning haircare label designed specifically for girls with curls and afro hair. The all-natural range of products harnesses the nourishing powers of manketti oil— ethically-sourced from the Southwest African country of Namibia— to leave hair visibly shinier, softer, and more smooth, all without weighing it down.

Ouidad, a brand also dedicated to curls, offers a hydrating spray that nourishes the strands from within, reawakening the natural curl structure. Those who want to press the refresh button on second-day spirals can reach for Bumble and Bumble Bb.Curl Pre-Style/Re-Style Primer, a lighter-than-air formula that is the curly-hair equivalent of dry shampoo. Devacurl The Curl Maker Curl Boosting Spray Gel is a lightweight formula that combines a blend of sunflowers, lemongrass, and wheat and soy proteins to breathe life back into limp strands.

Washing your hair every day can further dry out your curls, so only shampoo once a week and condition often to keep your hair moisturized. Oribe Curl Control Silkening Crème is spiked with nourishing ingredients including coconut, avocado, jojoba, and argan oils to nourish and hydrate while defining strands.

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