As your hair hangs up its winter coat and leaves behind the drying effects of yesterday’s temperature drops, allow your curls to slip into something a little more comfortable for spring. What we have in mind is a revamp of your current curl routine. Declutter your detangling process, hydrate thirsty curls, and define texture with the help of the 10 curly hair products and tools ahead that we swear by for getting tired curls to bounce back just in time for spring.
OUAI Curl Jelly, $26
First order of business when refreshing any curly hair routine is the OUAI Curl Jelly, our curl enhancing gel-oil hybrid. Silk proteins coupled with an absinthium and moringa Oil blend smooth frizz and moisturize curls, ringlets, and coils alike. Infused with our signature Rue St. Honoré Eau de Parfum, the high-cushion formula leaves curls with more bounce and softness than ever.
Vernon Francois Sleep~In Silk Cap, $25
For curls that are too killer to corrupt during sleep, celebrity hairstylist Vernon Francois—the man behind Lupita Nyong’o, Willow Smith, and Amandla Stenberg (to name a few)—created a silk cap to prevent tangled bedhead. The one-size-fits-all cap is made with 100% silk to retain moisture and prevent snags for healthy curls and protective hairstyles.
OUAI Scalp & Body Scrub, $38
Buoyant curls come through the most when your scalp is free of product buildup and grease. Deep-clean yours with OUAI Scalp & Body Scrub, our gentle foaming scrub that exfoliates the scalp with sugar crystals, softens and leaves skin’s natural defenses on high alert thanks to a dose of probiotics. Because a moisturized, balanced scalp means fluffier curls.
Daily Concepts Daily Hair Towel Wrap, $18
A simple yet life-changing hack for your curls means ditching your shower towel for a cotton-based towel wrap like this one from Daily Concepts. Unlike harsh towels, cotton or micro-fiber towels are gentler on curls and reduce frizz all while cutting drying time in half.
Qhemet Biologics Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee, $22
Curls are high maintenance when they’re due for a detangle. Protect your curls from breakage with a thick, creamy leave-in like Qhemet’s Detangling Ghee. Made with a vegetarian mix of pure cocoa butter, nettle leaf, and horsetail, it improves curl elasticity and makes detangling, on dry and wet hair, painless.
OUAI Curl Shampoo, $28
Curly, coily, ringlet-y—you name it, OUAI Curl Shampoo can cleanse it while leaving your texture softer and more defined, thanks to OUAI Smart Technology Complex and tamarind seed extract. Bonus: OUAI Curl Shampoo smells of Italian Lemon and Turkish Rose among other tantalizing notes from our signature Mercer Street Fragrance. Pair it with OUAI Curl Conditioner for added bounce per ounce.
YS Park Large Mesh Diffuser, $24
A diffuser does wonders for curly hair by way of protecting the cuticle from major heat damage and keeping the curls intact when drying them. This large mesh diffuser by YS Park is especially curl-friendly because mesh produces negative ions, thereby removing static and electricity. Plus it fits on any blow dryer and is the perfect travel size so your curls can keep their cool anywhere you go.
Briogeo Curl Charisma Chia + Flax Seed Coil Custard, $26
For flexible styling control on kinky and coily hair textures, leave it to the Briogeo Coil Custard, comprised of conditioning flaxseed oil, chia seed, and Shea butter. Massage the coil custard on damp hair in small sections and tightly twist strands while stretching downward to activate your coil pattern. The result is supple coils that rival the softness of silk.
Ouidad Double Detangler Comb, $26
When dealing with matted, tangled curls, bring out the big guns: Ouidad Double Detangler Comb. The comb features double-spaced rows of rounded teeth which eliminate knots and prevent curls from re-tangling. Use it while your curls are soaking in their favorite conditioner or post shower with a leave-in hydrator like OUAI Leave In Conditioner.
OUAI Air Dry Foam, $28
The wavy-curly hybrid hair type can take comfort in knowing they can skip the heat tools this spring and all through summer if they choose to because OUAI Air Dry Foam exists. Our kale extract-infused wash & and wear formula enhances natural wave pattern and fights frizz for soft, touchable texture.