There has recently been a much-needed acceptance and normalization of curly hair that hasn’t really existed before. It has made it a little easier to walk around feeling free in our curls, but those curls can sometimes be a pain to maintain. Luckily, it’s definitely worth it to have your braid out come out perfectly or achieve the most bomb wash-n-go. While some products can cost an arm and a leg, we did some serious research to find out which drugstore faves can save us some serious cash while delivering flawless curls. Check out our top six curly hair products that you can easily find at your local drugstore.

Dry Shampoo

Photo: Cantu

If you weren’t a fan of dry shampoos, Cantu Cleanse Dry Co-Wash is here to help you realize otherwise. Cantu’s dry shampoo delivers scalp relief and moisture to your hair to keep you feeling good until your next wash day. 

Shampoo & Conditioner

Photo: Pantene

When it comes to shampooing and conditioning, Pantene Gold Series can cut your wash time in half. Byrdie Beauty’s Maya Allen praises the Moisture-Boost Shampoo, and the praise is well deserved. The line was created by Black Ph.D. scientists who tested the product in countries like Brazil and Nigeria just to ensure it actually worked. 


Photo: Shea Moisture

Shea Moisture Multivitamin Leave-In Detangler softens even the toughest tangles and knots. It also helps your hair retain moisture if your hair has some trouble in that department. 

Curling Cream

Photo: Mielle Organics

Mielle Organics’ Curling Cream is filled with Barbassu oil to help lock in moisture to your curls. This part of the process is useful to ensure your curls remain moisturized even after putting on some gel. 

Curling Jelly

Photo: As I Am

As I Am’s Curling Jelly is a favorite amongst curly girls. The jelly should be applied to damp hair and it brings your curls and coils back to life while giving them lots of life. 


Photo: EcoCo.

Eco Styler is a classic that never goes out of style. This gel finishes any look in a snap by providing the curly girls to perfect hold to hold you through dates, hangouts and work. 

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