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Best products for curly hair – from shampoos and masks to hair towels

When it comes to the best products for curly hair, there is no single routine that every curl will love. Since beautiful curls come in all shapes and sizes (3a, 3c, 4a) – and there are millions of options to choose from – it can be hard to know where to start.

But, there are moves all curly girls can do to enhance their curl pattern. To start, talk to your hairstylist about cutting some tactical layers to intensify the shape and boost volume at the roots.

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Curly girls are more prone to dry, dehydrated locks because it’s harder for natural oils produced by the scalp to travel down and around curls from root to tip, so regular masking makes a huge difference as often as you need (but each week is a good starting point).

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And, when choosing the best products for curly hair like shampoos, leave-in conditioners, styling gels and masks, pay attention to what your hair needs and reacts to: is it dehydrated and does it need conditioning? moisture, or are they damaged and need keratin and protein? or both. Keep an eye out for ingredients like sulfates. They do a mega job of deep cleaning, but the trade-off is that they can be super strippery and, if your hair doesn’t get super oily or greasy, it might be more cleaning than your delicate curls need.

As for advice, GLAMOR’s beauty and animation assistant, Shei Mamona, recommends brushing your hair in the shower or in the bath to gently detangle it. “For looser curls, divide your hair into about four sections, or for tighter curls, maybe six,” she advises. “I like to braid these sections while I apply the conditioner because it helps absorb everything. And to isolate it, I would recommend a shower cap or cling film. Another of her top tips? Do it while you’re in the bath, that way you can sit back and relax while your hair marinates.

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After washing, apply your products from lightest to heaviest (eg leave-in conditioner, then oil) while your hair is still damp so that moisture is sealed in while it dries. Additionally, mixing products can provide different benefits (eg, softening or strengthening), so it’s good to experiment to find a combo that works for you.

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And GLAMOR social media assistant Luca Wetherby-Matthews swears by the Only Curls Microfiber Towel for smoothing out flyaways.

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