The Pros Have Spoken: These Are The Best Natural Hair Buys

In case you missed it, natural hair needs lots of moisture. And once fall and winter hits, there's a short supply of that. Gusting winds, wool hats (cute for selfies, bad for curls), and even our coats can do some real damage when it comes to our coils. And sadly, you can pretty much kiss your wash-and-gos goodbye for the next few frigid months.

Even if you opt for protective styles, as many do during the winter, it's still important to protect what's underneath the weave. Thankfully, there's an arsenal of products, old and new, to save the day. Shampooing and conditioning are still important, no doubt. But celebrity stylists like Marcia Hamilton and Takisha Sturdivant-Drew often turn to heavy-duty products that focus on sealing much-needed moisture in.

Ahead, see how curly girls like Yara Shahidi, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Kerry Washington keep their 'fros healthy as the temps dip.

The Expert: Marcia Hamilton
Clients: Yara Shahidi, Alicia Keys, Tracee Ellis Ross
Best For: Braids and twists

"Finally! My favorite all-natural, purifying, deep cleansing, detoxing go-to is available over-the-counter. Apple cider vinegar is one of the best treatments to remedy buildup caused by products in your hair."
Creme of Nature Argan Oil Apple Cider Vinegar Clarifying Rinse, $5.99 Buy
The Expert: Takisha Sturdivant-Drew
Clients: Kerry Washington, Yvonne Orji, Ruth Negga
Best For: Type 3 curl twist-outs

"These products keep the curls naturally moisturized and controlled all day long."
Living Proof Curl Defining Styling Cream, $28.00 Buy
The Expert: Deycke Heidorn
Clients: Misty Copeland
Best For: Defining your day two Afro

"Loaded with natural oils and ingredients, this range brings your curls to life without usage of silicones and parabens. I've used the lotion on Misty, and her natural curls had this beautiful bounce after I applied it."
Mizani True Textures Curl Enhancing Lotion, $17.00 Buy
The Expert: Kendall Dorsey
Clients: Nicki Minaj, Yara Shahidi, Teyana Taylor
Best For: Type 4 curl twist-outs

"It has all the moisture a natural girl ever wanted, especially going into this brisk season."
Pantene Hydrating Butter Creme , $7.99 Buy
The Expert: Sturdivant-Drew
Best For: Type 3 curls

"Unlike other creams, this gel keeps hair shiny and manageable and gives it movement."
Curlisto Defining Lotion, $14.00 Buy
The Expert: Hamilton
Best For: Smoothing your edges

"I really love this gel for shaping all baby hairs. It's alcohol-free and sulfate-free, so it doesn’t dry hair. Plus, it leaves a really nice shine."
SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Conditioning Gel, $10.99 Buy
The Expert: Sturdivant-Drew
Best For: Finger coiling

"I appreciate this one because it doesn't leave that white film on the hair that other products do."
Amika Haute Mess Texture Gel, $24.00 Buy
The Expert: Dorsey
Best For: Dull and lifeless strands

"It hydrates, reconstructs and gives some amazing shine."
Milbon Plarmia Hairserum Oil, $28.99 Buy
The Expert: Hamilton
Best For: Rinsing out style gunk

"This shampoo is great. It conditions and hydrates while cleansing, without leaving buildup. And the conditioner instantly detangles and hydrates, making it easy to comb through for more definition."
John Frieda Frizz Ease Dream Curls Shampoo, $14.99 Buy
The Expert: Dorsey
Best For: Babying your hair after a dye job

According to Dorsey, this top-selling reparative treatment for damaged hair, made with real bananas, is simply "to die for."
E'Tae Carmel Deep Reconstructing Treatment, $19.98 Buy
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