18 Natural Hair Products You Need To Try

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For us ladies with curly hair, the process of buying products is a sport, hoarding them is a talent, and finishing them in a month's time is a special skill that we've all perfected.

But while stocking up on products is basically second nature to us, it's obviously not the best use of our time (or money), especially if they don't end up working. Every brand has a co-wash, styling cream, deep conditioner, and what have you. But they can't all be the best. Sometimes, you just want something that's going to perform, period.

To help you cut down on your mass of products, we've chosen the most popular ones from 18 of our favorite brands; the ones that often-picky ladies with coils can't get enough of. Click through to check them out — because marketing may lie, brands may exaggerate, but numbers (and customer reviews, most of the time) sure don't.
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Anyone who's familiar with the DevaCurl brand won't be surprised that One Condition is its biggest seller. Its hydrating capabilities leave curls nourished, and it can double as a styling agent.

DevaCurl One Condition, $19.95, available at DevaCurl.
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SheaMoisture has a lot (like, a-lot a lot) of products and lines in its arsenal, but the one that gets the most love is the Curl Enhancing Smoothie. If you've used it, you know why it's received accolades from both NaturallyCurly and Allure. If you haven't, what are you waiting for?

Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie, $12.99, available at SheaMoisture.
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Discover the curls of your dreams with Creme of Nature's best-selling Pudding Perfection product (say that three times fast).

Creme of Nature Pudding Perfection Curl Enhancing Creme, $9.88, available at Walmart.
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Want defined curls without the crunch or weird residue typically left over from gels and creams? Camille Rose Naturals' Curl Maker is the best of the best — and is adored by ladies with curls, ranging from the 2s (wavy scale) to the 4s (tightly coiled scale).

Camille Rose Naturals Curl Maker, $22, available at Camille Rose Naturals.
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This product takes away the guesswork of cocktailing, providing you with a balanced combination of conditioning gel and moisturizing butter. Shrinkage, be gone.

Dark and Lovely Au Naturale Anti-Shrinkage Easy Twist Gel N' Butter, $8.99, available at Walmart.
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The Kinky-Curly product most ladies gravitate toward is the Knot Today detangler, but according to the brand it's the Curling Custard that reigns supreme. The styling gel was one of the first products the owner, Shelley Davis, created for the brand — and it's clearly the best.

Kinky-Curly Curling Custard, $16.99, available at Target.
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Who doesn't love a good, effective multitasking product? Yep, nobody. This might explain why natural hair brand Curl Junkie's top seller is the Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion, which works its magic as a leave-in conditioner and detangler.

Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Smoothing Lotion, $20, available at Curl Junkie.
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Mizani recently announced the addition of its True Textures line, dedicated to women with curls, coils, and waves. The front-runner of the new collection? The Curl Define Pudding.

Mizani True Textures Curl Define Pudding, $13.50, available at Shop Salon.
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The most popular product from celebrity hairstylist Andre Walker's (a.k.a. the man behind Oprah's mane) latest Gold System line is Q Oil. The multi-use product, which appropriately stands for "Quench Essential Oil," aids in nourishing hair and fighting frizz.

Andre Walker Q Oil Quench Essential Oil, $15.99, available at Target.
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While Oyin's Burnt Sugar Pomade definitely wins the best-smelling product award in our book, it's the brand's Hair Dew that everyone raves about — mostly because it just works. Formulated with aloe vera and castor oil, it's a light leave-in conditioner that both protects (if blowouts are your thing) and hydrates your hair.

Oyin Handmade Hair Dew, $13.99, available at Oyin Handmade.
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Curls' new Blueberry Bliss collection comes with a number of standout products, but the best seller for both the line and the brand is the Curl Control Jelly. It does just what the product implies: defines, holds, and keeps curls in their proper place.

Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Jelly, $18, available at Curls.
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Hair Rules' new generation shampoo cleanses hair without stripping it of essential moisture. The result: super shiny hair courtesy of a product that won Allure's Best Shampoo last year.

Hair Rules Daily Cleansing Cream, $29.99, available at Birchbox.
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The best refresher for bringing bounce back into your curls is this popular spray from celebrity hairstylist Kim Kimble.

Kim Kimble Bounce Back Curl Liquid Enhancer, $13.99, available at Sally Beauty.
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Eden BodyWorks' Curl Defining Creme is a fan favorite for its thick, creamy consistency that manages to not weigh curls down.

Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Curl Defining Creme, $8.99, available at Eden BodyWorks.
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Don't just take it from us (or the brand itself) regarding the popularity surrounding Mixed Chicks' Leave-In Conditioner — just read the many positive reviews on its site (that 4.6 rating just about says it all).

Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner, $16.99, available at Mixed Chicks.
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This pre-shampoo oil from Phyto is a fan favorite for both those transitioning and those already natural. The reason? It leaves hair shiny, soft, and, if used as a sealant, super moisturized. Yes, it comes with a steep price tag, but the fact that it's the brand's most popular product must say a lot about its capabilities.

Phyto Phytospecific Baobab Oil, $40, available at Sephora.
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Ouidad is a go-to brand for most curly haired ladies. It has an array of quality products to choose from, but the most beloved is the Heat & Humidity Gel.

Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel, $26, available at Ulta.
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Google the best leave-in conditioners for curly hair and, without a doubt, you'll find this Cantu product in the mix. It's praised for its ability to repair existing breakage and make your curls more manageable. Look out, because there are launches for this best seller in foam, spray, and mist form coming soon.

Cantu Shea Butter Natural Leave-In Conditioning Cream, $5.99, available at Target.
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