One huge perk of spring cleaning is the space that it leaves to buy more new stuff. Okay, it might be a
little counterproductive to think of it this way, but how else will we make space for the new shampoos, conditioners, masks, and treatments that deserve a spot in our showers?
As a naturalista, I can say that we are some of the biggest product hoarders out there — we're talking about men and women who can have four different curl types on one head. However, we'd like to plead the case for the six new launches ahead. Not only do they promote healthy hair growth, moisture, and definition, but they're dirt cheap, too. Gives you a reason to grab that Dirt Devil, eh?
Need your curls to bounce back? The wheat protein and castor oil in this conditioner promotes growth and shine.
, $20, available at
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Drinking a green juice is always good for your health. And putting those same ingredients on your hair – kale and apple — is even better, as they help revive dull color and hydrate dry curls.
Briogeo Superfoods Shampoo & Conditioner Hair Pack, $48, available at Sephora. More
Spring is a time of awakening — which means that now is the right time to try Dark and Lovely's Damage Slayer five-step system. Each product (a pre-shampoo treatment, shampoo, conditioner, leave-in spray, and steam conditioning mask) features the brand's signature Texture Bond Technology (very similar to Olaplex) that fuses weak strands back together to prevent breakage. I've used the system myself and was amazed at how my tumbleweed-dry 'fro bounced back to life after one wash.
Dark and Lovely
, $5.99, available at
Cantu is usually one of the first brands that new naturals turn to because it's affordable and gives you some damn good results. Now, the brand is helping us to cut down on option overload with its targeted Txtr collection. It contains products specifically for curls, waves, coils, and color-treated hair, along with products that treat
all textures. We're especially excited about the Scalp Saver, which has vitamin D for growth and vitamin K for strength. Bonus: The tipped applicator is thin enough to apply product between the rows of your box braids, twists, and tracks, too. Txtr. By Cantu
, $9.99, available at
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Sit back, relax, and let this honey, coconut oil, and shea butter blend saturate your dehydrated curls. Unlike other masks, this one has a much lighter consistency, while still managing to deliver moisture.
Creme of Nature
, $7.99, available at
Sally Beauty More
If your 'fro falls flat, just spritz a bit of this volume spray on your roots. Either use it after shampooing and conditioning, or utilize it as a mid-week refresher for your twist-out.
, $11, available at
Carol's Daughter More
Type 4 friends, this one's for you. The Mane Choice's Hair Type 4 Leaf Clover collection with flax seed oil, aloe vera, and clove oil contains all the necessary ingredients to sink into tighter curl patterns, which tend to err on the drier side. But the launch we're most excited about is the Freezing Gel, which should hold up beautifully on even the hottest and sweatiest festival days.
The Mane Choice
, $10.99, available at
Sally Beauty More
It’s the same Pantene Gold Series shampoo you love, but without the sulfates. (Note: This launch is only available in drugstores for now.)
Cashmere and caviar is a combo we'd take
any season, especially now. According to Curls, the Champagne fruit extract in its range has antioxidants that are at least 50 times more potent than both vitamins C and E. With the use of this system, your hair is protected from sun and heat damage... and it gets so moisturized, too. CURLS
, $19.98, available at
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