It's easy to imagine perfect curls — big, healthy ringlets and coils with zero tangles and plenty of bounce. But in the real world, those lush, good-hair-day curls can feel a lot like the unicorns of hair: a beautiful mystery.
Or they used to — that is, until this year. It was a slow process, but in 2018, brands both mainstream and high-end finally made the push to cater to girls with curls, launching some game-changing styling products (miracle detangling sprays, crunch-free foam mousse, featherlight control creams...) along the way. All of them aim to rid those good-hair-day curls of their unicorn status and make them 100% achievable on a wash n' go maintenance plan any day of the week.
Ahead, our R29 editors are breaking down the best of the best — the four most incredible new curly hair products that topped our Beauty Innovator Awards list this year. Read on for the glowing reviews of the curly hair products we can't shut up about.