5 Curl Creams Worth A Spot In Your Wash-Day Lineup

The right products for curly hair are like the perfect buttercream icing on an already-decadent cake: The coils are great on their own, but a good product makes them even better. That's why, each time we hit the hair aisle, we can't help but want to indulge in trying the latest and greatest.

This year, the curl-enhancing offerings have been particularly good, ranging from styling butters from luxury brands to oils for when you need a quick zhuzh without the water. Ahead, we rounded up our favorite curl-friendly formulas to add to your wash-day stash — including a few that made it to our 2019 Beauty Innovator Awards.

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Oribe Styling Butter Curl Enhancing Crème

A generous scoop of this nourishing butter is like a tall drink of water for thirsty curls. Mango and cocoa seed butter will hydrate deeply, while wheat amino acids will help repair damage and keep your hair shiny.
Oribe Styling Butter Curl Enhancing Crème$46.00 Buy

Briogeo Curl Charisma Chia + Flax Seed Coil Custard

If your curls are already feeling dry thanks to chilly weather, this custard will revive them. Flaxseed oil and shea butter will breathe life and shine into dull, lifeless strands, while chia seeds and amino acids will help keep your definition popping for hours.
Briogeo Curl Charisma Chia & Flax Seed Oil Coil Custard$26.00 Buy

Suave Professionals Nourish & Strengthen Leave-In Conditioner for Natural Hair

The one thing better than the shine and crunch-free hold you get from this leave-in is that you can get a massive jar for under $6, so you can stock up and slather it on as you please.
Suave Nourish & Strengthen Leave-In Conditioner$4.99 Buy

SheaMoisture Coconut Custard Curl Revival Oil

One of the most significant pain points of reviving an old wash-n-go is having to wet your curls over and over again. This oil eliminates that step and adds shine, bounce, and definition back to dry hair without having to drench your head in the shower.
Shea Moisture Coconut Custard Wash N’ Go Curl Revival Oil$14.00 Buy

Beleza Natural Ultra Moisture Treatment

In a perfect world, we'd deep condition our hair every time it gets wet... but life gets in the way, and it usually doesn't go down like that. That's why we keep potent treatments in our shower caddy for when we need to set the reset button — like this one, which is packed with tapioca starch and nourishing oils to rebuild damaged curls while you shower.
Beleza Natural Ultra Moisture Treatment$23.90 Buy
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