15 Natural Hair Care Products Perfect For Transitioning Afro-Textured Curls


As the natural hair renaissance continues, kinky-coily manes stay winning. The decision to trade in relaxed tresses for a natural texture isn't an easy one to make, but thanks to all of the amazing natural hair products for transitioning hair on the market, the process has gotten easier.

We can't all stomach the big chop (myself included), so big ups to anyone who took the plunge. Growing out a perm is the slow and steady way to win the race, but it's a process that's often met with frustration. It will take a little— scratch that, a lot of patience, but the transition doesn't have to be an absolute pain in your derrière. Using the right products to strengthen, grow, and nourish your mane will be key during your journey to embrace your natural hair. Of course, a positive attitude is the most important part, but it doesn't hurt to have some of the best natural hair products to boost your confidence and restore your faith in your curls.

Get exited about transitioning by incorporating these 16 cleansers, moisturizers, and curl makers into your hair care routine. They're your golden ticket to reducing hair breakage, promoting healthy hair growth, and restoring your gorgeous wave.

1. Shea Moisture Hair Repair & Transition Kit

Raw Shea Butter & Argan Oil Repair & Transition Kit, $16, Amazon

A perfect introduction to Shea Moisture's natural line, this transition kit has everything you need to nourish and repair dry, damaged strands. It includes a Deep Treatment Masque, the Moisture Retention Shampoo, Restorative Conditioner, and Reconstructive Finishing Elixir to rebuild your mane.

2. As I Am Hydrating Elation Intensive Conditioner

Hydration Elation Conditioner, $13, Amazon

Immerse your hair in moisture with this deep penetrating conditioner. You hair is going to need plenty of moisture to restore your curly crown of glory.

3. Darcy's Botanicals Coconut Lemongrass Transitioning Creme

Coconut Lemongrass Transitioning Creme, $12, Darcy's Botanicals

Thick and moisture rich, this creamy leave-in will help detangle and soften new growth like a boss.

4. Creme Of Nature Perfect 7 Leave-In Treatment

Perfect 7 Leave-In Treatment, $8, Amazon

You'll probably want to straighten your hair every now and then during the transition, especially when you're working with two completely different textures. Protect your mane from heat damage with Creme of Nature's Perfect 7 Treatment, a defense against heat damage, breakage, and split ends.

5. Curls Transitioning Diva Kit

Transitioning Diva Kit, $72, Curls

This dreamy set includes a cleansing cream, conditioner, moisturizer, curl soufflé, and repairing elixir. From start to finish, your transitioning routine will be a guaranteed winner.

6. It's A 10 Miracle Hair Mask

Miracle Hair Mask, $19, Amazon

Repair dry, damaged, or over-processed hair with It's a 10's Miracle Hair Mask. Use it as a daily conditioner or a deep-conditioning treatment to enhance your hair's softness and smoothness.

7. Jessicurl Deep Conditioning Treatment

Deep Conditioning Treatment, $15, Amazon

Hydrate your hair like never before with this intensive treatment. There's no limit to the way you can use it. Try it daily as a leave in, once a week as a deep conditioner, or whatever works to achieve a luscious curl pattern.

8. Jamaican Mango & Lime Transition Natural Springing Gel

Transition Natural Springing Gel, $8, Walmart

Designed to bring your newfound curls to life, this transition gel softens, conditions, and helps make new growth more manageable.

9. Camille Rose Naturals Fresh Curl

Fresh Curl, $16, Amazon

Its peach-guava aroma makes it smell good enough to eat. Camille Rose Naturals' Fresh Curl is a styling lotion and detangler that adds softness and shine to lifeless curls. Try it with a twist out to coax your natural texture back into the swing of things.

10. Miss Jessie's Transitioner's Magic

Transitioner's Magic, $22, Target

If you're ready to go natural without chopping off your relaxed hair, this styler makes working with different textures easier. Acting as a leave-in conditioner, it moisturizes while proving soft hold.

11. Cantu Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream

Shea Butter Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream (2-pack), $16, Amazon

Cantu's Repair Cream mends breakage, hydrates, and adds shine for severely coarse and damaged hair. There's no better way to promote strong, long hair growth.

12. Curls Blueberry Control Paste

Blueberry Control Paste, $9, Target

Slick down those unruly edges while adding sheen with this super sculpting pomade. Formulated with blueberry extract, shea and mango butter, and argan oil, it encourages hair growth all while slicking down your most stubborn strands.

13. Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Transitioning Milk

Extra-Moisture Transitioning Milk, $9, Amazon

Strengthen your locks and restore it to its former health with Shea Moisture's Extra-Moisture Transitioning Milk. Now sit back, relax and watch your tresses shine.

14. Eden Body Works Coconut Shea Pudding Soufflé

Coconut Shea Pudding Soufflé, $8, Amazon

Perfect for setting, twisting, and defining hair, this conditioning pudding provides soft, lightweight hold. Achieve the wavy, curly styles of your dreams like a pro as you transition.

15. Nutress Transitioning Kit

Hair Transitioning Kit, $28, Nutress Hair

Get three months of transitioning hair care out of Nutress' kit. It comes loaded with shampoo, multiple conditioners, a protein pack, and a regimen and style guide, great for natural hair newbies.

Make your transition as smooth as possible by investing in the right moisture-rich, mineral packed treatments and conditioners. May your natural hair journey be filled with loads of excitement.