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The 15 Best Natural Hair Products for All Curl Types

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Naturalistas know: No matter your hair texture or curl type, all curly hair can benefit from moisturizing natural hair products to keep hair healthy and manageable. Luckily, there is no shortage of stellar hair care on the market that leaves curly hair frizz-free, makes damaged hair strong, and hydrates dry hair. But how do you know which products really work? According to celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson, there are a handful of product ingredients to know if you have natural hair. “Some ingredients you should look out for textured hair are shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil, and avocado oil,” he says. “These ingredients help to lock in moisture and promote shine.”


About the Expert:

Ted Gibson is a celebrity hairstylist and co-owner of Starring Hair Salon in Los Angeles.

Ready to find your next go-to natural hair product? The following 15 products were featured in Glam Bags and are some of the best natural hair products around. Get ready for your next wash day with conditioners, leave-in detanglers, styling products that won’t leave your hair dry and crunchy, deep treatments, and so much more. Gorgeous, healthy hair is just a shower away.

BRIOGEO HAIR CARE Scalp Revival™ Charcoal + Peppermint Oil Cooling Jelly Conditioner
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BRIOGEO HAIR CARE Scalp Revival™ Charcoal + Peppermint Oil Cooling Jelly Conditioner

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The skin on your scalp is just as important as your face and this cooling conditioner will help you treat it right. It’s from BRIOGEO HAIR CARE’s Scalp Revival collection, which promises to provide a 366% increase in hydration that lasts 4X longer than your regular formulas. Pretty major. If you deal with dry hair and an itchy scalp, this conditioner is a dream. It contains coconut oil to condition, as well as peppermint, spearmint, and tea tree oils to reduce itchiness and irritation. One Ipster said it left her “hair feeling revived,” while another said it soothed her scalp after she wore her hair up for a few days in a row. Many love the “tingly sensation to your scalp” and the refreshing peppermint scent.

BRIOGEO HAIR CARE Don’t Despair, Repair!™ Strength + Moisture Leave-In Mask
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BRIOGEO HAIR CARE Don’t Despair, Repair!™ Strength + Moisture Leave-In Mask

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Hair masks are especially important on the list. Many hair types and textures can use the same mask, but you’ll want to pay attention to how often you use it. Gibson recommends starting with once a week. “If your hair feels drier than usual, you can use a mask twice a week until [hair is] repaired,” he says. But he warns, you don’t want to over-use a hair mask because it could weigh your hair down, especially if you’re more on the oily side.

This moisturizing leave-in deep conditioner is sort of like a hair mask you don’t wash out. It’s that hydrating. With B-vitamins, rosehip and argan oils, algae, and biotin, it replenishes damaged hair and leaves strands silky soft. It’s effective on all hair types but those with color-treated, keratin-treated, chemically-treated, and relaxed hair will especially love it. Ipsters gave this leave-in 4.5 stars saying that it makes hair “not greasy or heavy but incredibly conditioning.” One even said this is the only thing that “saved” her hair. Whoa.

BRIOGEO HAIR CARE Farewell Frizz™ Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioner
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BRIOGEO HAIR CARE Farewell Frizz™ Rosarco Milk Leave-In Conditioner

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If your strands are prone to getting knotty, this detangler leave-in conditioner is for you. It contains argan oil, coconut oil, and rosehip oils to reduce frizz and leave hair much more manageable. The clean, vegan, and cruelty-free formula is made without parabens, phthalates, or silicones. Ipsters say this hair care is “lightweight, effective, and smells amazing!” Others say it made their “hair smooth and shiny” and their “usual struggle with flyways is gone.”

ST. TROPICA Beach Goddess Hot Oil Hair Mask
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ST. TROPICA Beach Goddess Hot Oil Hair Mask

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This coconut oil hair mask actually starts out solid. After you put it in the microwave for 30 seconds, it melts into a hydrating liquid. Coat your hair from root to tip for silky strands that smell like a summer vacation. The formula is cruelty-free, vegan, natural, and only made with sustainably sourced ingredients so you can feel good about your choice. Ipsters love the way it made their hair feel. One with “severely damaged hair from bleach” called this hair oil treatment a “total lifesaver.” Another said it made her hair “very moist and soft and easy to detangle.”

NATURELAB. TOKYO Perfect Smooth Hair Oil
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NATURELAB. TOKYO Perfect Smooth Hair Oil

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If you’re looking for a smoothing hair oil that leaves strands shiny, this one from NATURELAB. TOKYO is going to be your new favorite. Protein-rich quinoa extract repairs hair that could be damaged from bleach, hot tools, and rough styling. Plus, argan stem cells stimulate the hair follicles to promote hair growth. Ipsters love that this hair oil is “very smoothing, lightweight, and clean smelling” and provides hydration without weighing down your hair. “I have very dry and frizzy hair and this oil works wonders for me,” said another fan.

NATURELAB. TOKYO Perfect Repair Treatment Masque
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NATURELAB. TOKYO Perfect Repair Treatment Masque

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Have five extra minutes? Apply this deep conditioning treatment mask in the shower and you’ll be shocked at how hydrated even the most damaged hair will feel. It contains bamboo stem cells and smart keratin to fortify strands, as well as argan oil and prickly pear oil for the ultimate shine. Ipsters who tried this mask swear it made their “hair feel healthier.” Multiple people said their ends especially looked less damaged. One said it left her hair “soft and silky” with one use. Others say it leaves your hair “silky and light” and smells “yummy.”

ORIBE HAIR CARE Serene Scalp Soothing Leave-On Treatment
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ORIBE HAIR CARE Serene Scalp Soothing Leave-On Treatment

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Give your scalp and extra boost with this sulfate-free leave-in scalp treatment from ORIBE HAIR CARE. The luxe treatment contains peppermint and chamomile extracts to calm even the most itchy and red scalp. The vegan, cruelty-free, and fragrance-free formula also sloughs off dandruff and balances moisture. Ipsters with dry hair said their scalps “felt real fresh” and “it helped tremendously” especially with dandruff.

OUTRÉ BY USE ME Instant Repair Hair Mask + CBD
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OUTRÉ BY USE ME Instant Repair Hair Mask + CBD

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CBD isn’t just for calming your body. It can be a miracle for damaged hair, too. This repairing hair mask helps protect, soothe, and soften the hair cuticle. Whether you have kinky hair, curly hair, or something in between, this mask will make strands feel softer. And if you tend to have an irritated scalp, CBD works as an anti-inflammatory to reduce redness and flaking. Fans loved the intoxicating scent of warm amber, soft florals, and creamy coconut. One Ipster said it worked to “restore [her] cotton candy overly bleached hair.” Another said it’s the “best hair mask” for curly hair she’s ever used and she even saw “a difference in split ends after first use.”

OUAI Leave In Conditioner
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OUAI Leave-In Conditioner

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Celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin’s leave-in conditioner is a favorite for the way it leaves hair shiny and super-manageable even if you use hot tools every day. The hair mist is easy to use to condition all over, detangle strands, and reduces frizz and flyaways. Ipsters say it “makes [their] hair really soft without making fine hair flat or greasy” and they love the floral scent. “It smells fantastic and I use this exclusively instead of conditioner now. I have big, coarse hair and this keeps it from feeling like a haystack!” said another big fan of this product.

ALTERNA HAIRCARE Caviar Anti-Aging Restructuring Bond Repair Leave-In Heat Protection Spray
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ALTERNA HAIRCARE Caviar Anti-Aging Restructuring Bond Repair Leave-In Heat Protection Spray

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This vitamin-enriched, lightweight heat protector is for everyone who just can’t put down the flat iron or curling wand. It’s infused with caviar extract to hydrate and strengthen hair while it seals the hair cuticle, making strands shine. It’s safe for color-treated hair and will soften strands damaged by bleach and hair dye. “It made my long hair look and feel so pretty,” said on Ipster after using this spray. Another says she always uses a heat protectant on her hair and this one “is amazing and smells very good.”

COCO & EVE Like A Virgin Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Masque
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COCO & EVE Like A Virgin Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Masque

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Repair even the most damaged hair with this nourishing hair mask. It’s infused with raw virgin coconuts from Bali to smooth, de-frizz, and strengthen hair from the root to tip. The addition of essence of fig and shea butter provide lightweight moisture and detangling action, while linseed and argan oil repairs strands and makes them feel soft and silky. One Ipster said it left her hair “feeling softer and healthier.” Another loves the cute, Instagram-worthy tube. “The packaging is very cute and adds to the whole tropical vibe of the product,” she said.

MARC ANTHONY TRUE PROFESSIONAL Bye Bye Frizz Heat Protectant Leave-in Conditioner
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MARC ANTHONY Bye Bye Frizz Heat Protectant Leave-in Conditioner

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This leave-in conditioner targets frizz, dryness, and damage from the inside out. Coconut oil and abyssinian oil moisturize, while keratin proteins strengthen. Hair won’t just look and feel healthy—it’ll be healthy. “Helps my hair not be so frizzy! I feel like it’s been helping keep my locks healthy,” wrote one Ipster. “Perfect for my natural loose waves! makes them look smooth and less frizzy,” said another.

GRACE & STELLA Rescue My Hair Mask
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GRACE & STELLA Rescue My Hair Mask

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This sulfate-free and paraben-free repairing hair mask takes soft hair to the next level. Vitamin E-enriched argan oil hydrates your hair and scalp without weighing you down, while sunflower oil helps fight breakage and guava fruit extract helps stimulate hair growth. “It literally gave me a good hair day when I was having a kind of bad hair season! Very impressed,” wrote one Ipster. “The packaging is so pretty and simple and the product really moisturizes my dry and frizzy hair,” wrote another fan of the product.

FOXYBAE Replenishing Hair Mask (Set of 8)
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FOXYBAE HAIR Replenishing Hair Mask (Set of 8)

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Stop stressing about knots and tangles and give this nourishing hair mask a try. Panthenol and shea butter smooth and leave hair looking shiny. Nourishing horse chestnut and strengthening biotin protects strands from environmental damage, plus antioxidants will ensure hair is less damaged from UV rays and heat. “I've just recently gotten into taking better care of my hair and having dry brittle hair was awful, but now I have these amazing masks to give me a much needed boost,” said on Ipster. “My hair feels quenched but not super weighed down,” said another.

NEON & CO. Hair & Scalp Mask
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NEON & CO. Hair & Scalp Mask

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A healthy scalp leads to healthy hair and this hair and scalp mask will help with just that. It’s made with keratin proteins and silk amino acids to nourish the hair cuticle and protect it against damage. When used on the scalp, it helps restore the skin’s microflora balance, which can reduce both hair thinning and dandruff. Ipsters are raving about this product. One said: “My hair was so dry, [and] I thought it was beyond repair. I used this product and immediately noticed a huge difference. My hair became hydrated and perfect. Love it. I will buy this product.”

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About the author
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Elizabeth Denton
Elizabeth is a freelance beauty writer. Previously, she was a beauty & fashion editor at Time Out New York, Seventeen, & Allure. She has more than a decade of experience in the beauty and fashion world, writing for Nylon, StyleCaster, Cosmopolitan & more.
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Article Last Updated October 2, 2020 12:00 AM