The Best Ingredients for Wavy and Curly Hair
The key is to reach for ingredients that enhance the gorgeous texture of your hair without weighing it down, and these natural nourishers hit the sweet spot
Curly hair has an energy of its own, which is why it requires a unique hair care routine, too. The natural twists and turns of a curly hair strand change the way its protective cuticle sits, meaning it requires next-level moisture and damage repair. The key is to reach for ingredients that enhance the natural texture of your hair without weighing it down, and these naturally sourced nourishers tick all the boxes…
Curly hair must-have: shea butter
Curly hair tends to hold less moisture than other hair types, and the delight that is shea butter gets five stars for its moisture-locking capabilities. As well as sealing fragile hair strands and offering extra protection against the elements, it softens without leaving a heavy or greasy residue. Wax is often used in products to help seal in hydration and block out frizz-causing humidity, but we prefer shea butter because it’s residue-free, cruelty-free and vegan. Seduced by shea like us? Those with coarse, thick curls will benefit from cutting shampoo out entirely, and reaching for Love Beauty and Planet’s Shea Butter & Sandalwood Gentle Cleansing Conditioner instead. It will still leave hair clean and refreshed, but keeps natural oils and moisture intact.
Curly hair must-have: argan oil
If you’re rocking curls, reach for oil-infused products such as Love Beauty and Planet’s Sulfate-Free Argan Oil & Lavender Shampoo. Argan oil boasts a high content of antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamin E, and has the ability to penetrate the hair shaft as well as smooth and add gloss to its outer surface. Yes, please.
Curly hair must-have: coconut oil
We’re into coconut oil for so many reasons, but mainly its ability to boost the moisture levels in parched hair and protect it from external aggressors. It contains a hair-loving fatty acid called lauric acid, which actually penetrates the hair shaft rather than just sitting on its surface. Love Beauty and Planet’s Coconut Oil & Ylang Ylang Conditioner works hard to visibly repair damage for healthier-looking locks.
Curly hair must-have: sulfate-free
Sulfates create suds, which are great for removing dirt and grime, but they’re also pretty good at stripping the hair of its natural oils – something dry, coarse strands really don't need. Our gentler (but still effective) foaming agents are sourced from coconut oil (its benefits are endless, right?). All our products are sulfate-free and boosted with naturally hydrating ingredients to bring your waves, curls and coils back to life. Case in point: the divine Love Beauty and Planet’s Sulfate-Free Coconut Milk & White Jasmine Shampoo, which also happens to smell like actual heaven.