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What You Need To Care For Curls

by Chelsea Castonguay
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Are you thinking about rocking your natural curls, or switching up your curl care regimen? If so, you're in the right place! There's a lot of information out there about taking care of curls. It can be confusing to weed through it all. However, we're here to break it down for you. Here's what you need to care for curls. Most of these things can be found at your local box store, pharmacy, or online. If there's anything you'd add to this list, let us know!

What You Need To Care For Curls


What You Need To Care For Curls

Wide toothed comb:

Every curly girl needs a wide toothed comb to work through tangles safely. Ditch your brushes in favor of a detangling comb.

Spray bottle:

Perfect for mixing up your own leave in conditioners, products, or just refreshing curls with water, a plastic or glass spray bottle is a perfect addition to your curl care tool chest.

Silk or satin:

There are a few different styles to choose from here, which is great for your personal preferences. For example, you can opt for a silk or satin pillowcase for sleeping, or a satin bonnet. Some curly girls swear by silk lined caps to protect their curls when out and about. Finally, satin scrunchies can protect curls while pineappling overnight.

Shower cap:

These plastic caps can serve a dual purpose. Use to protect curls in the shower between wash days. You can also use one to tuck curls under when deep conditioning. Cover wet curls with product, cover with a cap, and allow to sit for 30 minutes.

Pins and ties:

Bobby pins and pony tail holders will be your best friend  when it comes to styling curls. This is an area not to skimp: instead opt for good quality products that won't pull or tear at your hair.


The right products can make or break your curl care experience. Before purchasing, consider your curl type and what your hair needs. Not all products are made alike, and not all products work well for each hair type. Therefore, consider what works best for you and purchase accordingly. If you can't find what you're looking for you can also consider making your own.

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