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The Best Hair Solutions for Naturally Curly Hair

In the past, we’ve covered the best hair solutions for both thick, coarse hair and fine, thin hair. In this article we are going to take a deep dive into what makes hair curly and the best products and services to keep your curls moisturized, bouncy and frizz-free!


The low down on curly hair

Like most hair types, curly hair really does start at the roots. Curly hair is a dominant genetic trait found in individuals with a family history of curly hair. As a dominant trait, it means that if you have two curly hair genes and two straight hair genes, you’ll end up with curly hair.


Digging deeper into the science, the shape of the hair follicle will identify the shape of the curl itself and how tight it is. What really makes curly hair composition different from straight hair is the way the cells divide and certain proteins that give the hair fibers an elliptical shape, resulting in curly hair.


The level of curl in hair can differ depending on factors like aging, environment, hormones, and genetics. Things like humidity can cause hair that’s often flat in dryer climates to coil, and as you age your curls may change shape or loosen. The texture of your hair also plays a big role in the tightness and longevity of your curls.


Beyond natural curls, achieving a curly look can also be done through the art of permanents, or “perms”. Just be wary that considering your hair type, this process could cause breakage and hair dryness.

Kèrastase Bain Hydration Douceur Shampoo & Conditioner

When choosing a shampoo and conditioner, it’s important to choose something that is right for your specific hair type. For curly hair, you want a product that removes buildup trapped within - without stripping or drying out your hair. Kérastase Bain Hydration Douceur Shampoo & Conditioner use Manuka honey and Ceramide to cleanse the scalp and gently remove impurities while keeping hair moisture intact. Follow this with Kérastase Fondant Hydration Essentielle Conditioner uses the same core ingredients to detangle and smooth curls while reducing frizz and not weighing hair down!

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Kèrastase Masque Beurre Haute Nutrition Hair Mask

Like every hair care routine, make sure to include a weekly hair mask in your routine to repair damage and protect hair. For curly hair, our favorite is Kérastase Masque Beurre Haute Nutrition Hair Mask, an extra-rich nourishing hair mask treatment for curly and coily hair. Using the manuka honey and ceramide mentioned above, this mask intensely nourishes brittle curls, reducing frizz and leaving hair silky and soft.


Kérastase recommends using this mask once a week or as needed and leaving this on slightly wet hair for five to thirty minutes before rinsing.

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Kérastase Creme De Jour Fondamentale Hair Cream


Like any hair care routine, using leave-in products for continued hair nourishment is key to keeping hair healthy, moisturized and frizz-free. One of our favorites is Kérastase Creme De Jour Fondamentale Hair Cream, which uses - you guessed it - manuka honey and ceramide to restore softness while strengthening and nourishing hair. Kérastase recommends using after each wash, applying to wet, towel dried hair from root to tip.

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Kèrastase Huile Sublime Repair Hair Oil

Hair oils are all the rage right now, and it’s an important part of your hair care routine to keep hair frizz-free and your scalp clean and nourished. Kérastase Huile Sublime Repair Hair Oil boasts 99% stronger curls and reduced breakage with incrementally higher levels of hydration and curl definement. Using manuka honey, ceramide and a combination of coconut, jojoba, olive and sunflower oils, this hair oil is nourishing for both your locks and scalp.


Use this product on wet or dry hair daily. It’s also key to use on your scalp from time to time to keep moisture, massaging in root to tip. If this causes too much oil for your hair type, you can also use it pre-shampoo, leaving on for at least five minutes before washing hair.

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Kèrastase Curl Manifesto Refresh Absolu Hair Spray


Now for styling - sometimes, your curls need a little boost of volume at the roots. Kérastase Curl Manifesto Refresh Absolu Hair Spray is a great product for day two curls to restore their bounce, volume and fresh look. This enhancing product uses manuka honey, ceramide and coconut oil to soften curls and reduce frizz while also enhancing hair, bringing bouncy curls back to life.

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Mizani True Textures Moisture Replenish Shampoo & Cream Cleansing Conditioner


This sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner boasts an antioxidant-rich formula that removes residue while delivering maximum moisture to dry hair. With the use of coconut oil, marula oil and olive oil, Mizani shampoo and conditioner helps to refine and highlight your natural curl pattern, leaving locks shiny, bouncy and touchably smooth!

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Mizani True Textures Perfect Coil Gel


Great for those high-humidity and frizz-filled days, this coil gel is a perfect “wash-and-go” styling product that defines and elongates curls and coils for a playful, curl enhanced look. Using the same ingredients of coconut oil, marula oil and olive oil as the True Textures shampoo and conditioner, hair will be left frizz-free with shine and softness. Simply add a quarter-size dollop to wet hair and rake through from roots to ends.

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Mizani Coco Dew Curl Pre-Styling & Restyling Refresher Spray

Last on our list is this two-in-one curl restoring spray by Mizani. Used to alleviate dryness and frizz while defining curls, this award winning leave-in spray is perfect for fresh-out-the-shower and day two styling. With coconut extract for added moisture and strength, spray generously on wet or dry hair. Follow up wet hair styling with your favorite leave-in smoothing creams, and for dry hair spray root to tip but do not scrunch.

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If you’re still unsure what best for your hair, your Tease Hair Boutique stylist is here to listen to your specific hair needs and find a styling solution that’s right for you.


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