When it comes to beauty, there are a few indisputable facts that we all know to be true: Sunscreen is always good, pimple popping is always bad, and curly hair is always going to get tangled. So what can you do to de-tangle curly hair?
Unlike with straight or wavy haired humans, for us curly girls, brushing our hair creates an entirely new set of problems. While it may get out the knots (which somehow form every night while we sleep, regardless of what we do to prevent them) it also gets rid of the curls, too, and leaves us with a frizzy, dry-looking mess. So basically, our choices are either a matted mess, or a frizzed out, knot-free disaster. SMH, universe.
Thankfully, there are products out there to help us find a happy medium and give us gorgeous, voluminous curls without the tangles — de-tanglers meant specifically for curly hair. Here are nine of the best detangling products formulated specially for all of us kinky curlies out there, so you can run your fingers through your bouncy, beautiful curls the way nature intended.
1. Made Beautiful
Inspire Leave-In Detangling Conditioner, $9, Amazon
Spritz this nourishing leave-in conditioner in at night and gently comb through your curls to wake up tangle free. It's made with Shea butter, honey and coconut oil help nourish and moisturize your hair.
2. As I Am
As I Am Coconut Cowash Cleansing Conditioner, $11, Amazon
This co-washing product cleans your hair while conditioning and detangling your curls, and is made of natural ingredients like coconut oil and tangerine that help keep your natural texture in tact. And, oh yeah — It smells like a tropical smoothie, in the best possible way.
Pantene Pro-V Moisture Mist Detangler, $10, Amazon
If you want tangle-free curls, look no further than your local drugstore. This under-$10 spray is meant to be combed in after you shower, and helps repair split ends and get rid of knots.
Ouidad Wide Tooth Comb, $10, Amazon
It's time we all just accept it: Curly hair and brushes just don't mix. Wide toothed combs, though, are basically our haircare BFF's. Keep one (like this one from Ouidad) in your shower to help keep knots at bay before they even form.
No-Comb Detangling Spray Lightweight Curl Tamer, $14, Amazon
When it comes to natural hair products, Devacurl has pretty much got you covered from all angles (... and tangles.). This lightweight leave-in detangling conditioner smells like lemongrass and detangles hair almost instantly. It works on wavy, curly and super curly hair, and doesn't require a brush or comb.
SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Extra-Moisture Detangler, $12, Amazon
SheaMoisture's detangler conditions and smooths dry, damaged hair while also getting rid of knots. It's made of a all-natural botanicals, and the recipe has been passed down through generations. Plus, with every purchase you help empower disadvantaged women to realize a brighter, healthier future, which is pretty freaking awesome.
7. Milk + Honey
Milk + Honey Tangle Free Pudding, $10, NaturallyCurly
The base ingredient of this product is "marshmallow root," which not only sounds amazing but also acts as a softening agent to help treat curly hair.
8. Camille Rose
Camille Rose Naturals Curl Maker, $20, Amazon
Who doesn't love a two-for-one product? This cream will help you define and detangle your curls all at once.
9. Living Proof
Living Proof Curl Detangling Rinse, $14, LivingProof
This detangler reacts with water to remove knots and set curls, giving you the natural, tangle-free hair of your dreams.