The 8 Best Haircare Products For Naturally Curly, Coily And Wavy Hair

These products will change your styling routine forever...


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By Gotlhokwang Angoma-Mzini; photograph by Ulrich Knoblauch

These products will change your styling routine forever…

Haircare is the foundation of healthy, sexy-looking hair. Straight hair can be chic, but natural hair is the business because there are so many styling options: have you seen ? Naturally textured hair (curly, coily and wavy) is so versatile when cared for correctly. It’s not too silky, so you can coif it into any kind of plait; it has natural sexy volume – any updo becomes an easy can-do; and textured hair can make any hairstyle look fun and flirty.

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But remember: when dealing with natural hair, you need products that lock in moisture. Hydrated hair prevents breakages and fosters growth. We’ve got the scoop on new products that can add moisture and manage those exquisite locks.

Carol’s Daughter Softening Hair Mask Rassoul Clay (R320)

Hair will be left replenished, moistured and revitalised. This mask is great for overworked and over-washed hair. It’s enriched with rhassoul clay, aloe juice and cactus flower to nourish tresses and absorb excess oil, leaving your locks touchably soft. Available at

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Carol’s Daughter Hair Milk Alcohol-Free Gel (R270)

Looking to style your hair? This high-hold gel keeps styles soft and instantly locked in place. And because you’re a curly girl, this gel is alcohol-free and super-hydrating, so your curls stay defined and full of shine – without any dusty, flaky residue. It’s also packed with natural ingredients, like agave nectar, to ensure a finish that’s never dull. Available at

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Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Anti-Shrinkage Conditioner (R32)

Fight with your comb no more! Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Knot-Out Conditioner is specially formulated with mango oil and bamboo milk to help to detangle hair, leaving it easy to comb. Available at

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Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Cleansing Conditioner 3 in 1 (R79)

Co-washing is made really easy with this silicone-free cleanse that leaves hair clean without drying it out. Available at Zando.

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Twisted Sista Intensive Leave-In Conditioner (R200)

With ingredients that are good enough to eat, why wouldn’t it be good for your hair? This conditioner is specially formulated with coconut, avocado and almond oils to deeply nourish dry, curly hair and block frizz. It can also be used to detangle locks. Available at

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Twisted Sista Amazing Dream Curls Cream (R220)

Seriously, this stuff is a dream. Specially designed for loose and wavy curls, it helps maintain your look by fighting frizz. Plus, it deeply nourishes hair to leave it shiny and looking fresh. Available at

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Curls Unleashed Curl Boosting Jelly Aloe Vera & Honey (R150)

Crunch-free definition? Believe it. This jelly is enriched with aloe vera, honey and other nourishing ingredients to help define and moisturise your natural curls, leaving them soft and elongated. Available at

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Curls Unleashed Sulfate-Free Shampoo Rosemary & Coconut (R170)

Remove product build-up while detangling hair with this sulphate- and paraben-free shampoo. The rosemary and coconut scent ensures your hair smells heavenly. Available at

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These are the 6 products you can’t do without if you’re transitioning to natural hair. Plus: Did you know that your hairstyle can actually make you go bald?

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