10 best products for curly hair

Whether you wear them long, short or ignore them most of the time, curls need some TLC. It’s time to treat those wavy tresses

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The days that we curly-haired people had no help from hair care brands to tame our manes are over. There is no longer any need to scrape our locks back in plaits and buns to hide our frizz, or straighten our hair in order to feel groomed. Curls are back, and in recent years there has been an explosion of products designed to help you embrace the natural, curly look.

In fact, there is now so much out there that it can be a challenge to find the products that work best for your curl type. It is well worth spending some time looking into the options, as the right products can make a world of difference. To help you along, we’ve teamed up with Tiff J, founder of 3Thirty Hair and Beauty, to bring you some ideas for products to treat your tresses.

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See if you can kick the foam habit with the Ouidad co-wash. It simplifies your hair routine, doesn’t dry your hair out and has an addictive texture.  If you have very tight curls, the Mizani True Textures Moisture Stretch Curl Extending Cream could open up some new options for you. And whatever your curl type, you’re not going to find a better bargain than the Boots curl cream.

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1. Twisted Sista leave-in conditioner detangler spray, £2.50 for 150 ml

2. Mizani True Textures Moisture Stretch Curl Extending Cream, £12.50 for 235ml

3. Naked Bounce Curl Defining Shampoo, £3.98 for 250 ml

4. Boots essential curl cream, £1.69 for 250ml

5.  Moroccan oil curl control mousse,  £14.85 for 150 ml

6. Organic Surge 2-minute moisture mask, £6.99 for 150 ml

7. Ouidad Curl Co Wash Low Foam Cleansing Conditioner, £23.50 for 473ml

8. Kent Brushes PF19 Maxi-Phat De-Tangle Brush, £9.25

9. Chi coconut oil pre-shampoo treatment, £9.95 for 500g

10. Bumble and bumble curl conscious defining cream for fine curls,  £23.50 for 250 ml

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