Revamp your wash day routine.

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Curly girls: I know, wash day is not always a revered day of the week. Curls, in all of their spirally and corkscrew-y glory, can be a lot of work. From cleansing to styling, the wash day process can be tedious, and desired results are not always achieved—curls can have a mind of their own! But your curls are glorious, nonetheless, and should be treated as such. Who says that wash day can’t be an enjoyable one? Ahead, find a list of products to help you transform your next wash day.

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1 Carol’s Daughter Wash Day Delight Water-to-Foam Shampoo

Gone are the days of stripping shampoos that leave hair stiff, dry, and tangly. Enter your new cleansing favorite: micellar water. This sulfate-free water-to-foam shampoo slides and glides throughout your scalp, lifting away buildup and rinsing clean without residue. Even better: the pointed nozzle allows for direct scalp application—which can be difficult with thick curls. 

To buy: $11; target.com.

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2 Moroccanoil Moisture Repair Conditioner

Softer, pleasant smelling, and more manageable curls are ahead. Infuse your strands in this argan oil rich formula that deeply moisturizes and revives elasticity. 

To buy: $24; sephora.com.

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3 Redken Color Extend Brownlights 

For a fresh-out-of-the-salon look weeks after your last coloring, this duo was made for you. This color-depositing system prevents and neutralizes brassiness in brunettes for curls that are bright, healthy, and shiny. (As a warning: the color of the product is the same as the bottles—so shower carefully—but it just means it works!)

To buy: $23; ulta.com.

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4 Marc Anthony Strictly Curls 3x Moisture Conditioning Co-wash 

For days you’re not shampooing but still want a cleansed, oil-free scalp, this is your go-to. This nourishing lather-free conditioner has vitamin E, which leaves hair hydrated and frizz-free. In one step, your curls are cleansed, conditioned, and restored.

To buy: $13; amazon.com.

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5 Kinky-Curly Knot Today Leave-In Conditioner 

Filled with marshmallow root and mango extract, this creamy and slippy leave-in was made for detangling. Apply to wet hair while in the hair to remove knots and tangles in even the thickest of coils.

To buy: $15; target.com.

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6 Yusef Cushion Paddle Brush

This two-in-one brush does more for your hair. At the top, the ball-tipped bristles minimize hair pulling and breakage while the cushioned wide brush smooths and detangles all curly and coily tendrils. On the bottom, it features a unique, removable pick for easy sectioning and styling—no multiple hair tools needed.

To buy: $12; theybyyusef.com.

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7 Pattern Mist Spray Bottle

This refillable and reusable bottle will be your new curl companion for many washes to come. The continuous fine mist spray means a perfect amount of water/product is dispersed every time—bringing your hair back to life—whether you’re post-wash styling or requiring a curl pick-me-up in the morning. 

To buy: $13; ulta.com

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8 NUELE Hair Serum

Not all hair serums are created equal: some are heavy and drag your hair down while others can’t hold their moisturizing weight in a head full of curls. With only five natural ingredients, this lightweight super serum enriches and protects even the coiliest of curls. Apply on damp hair to immediately seal in moisture and shine. And in case you want a straight look for the week, it’s also a heat protectant.

To buy: $24; nuelehair.com.

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9 Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask

Constant manipulation from styling and the outdoors can wreck havoc on your hair. This weekly restoring treatment quenches thirsty curls; it's deeply hydrating and combats lackluster, brittle, and dehydrated hair to repair your curls to all its glory.

To buy: $36; sephora.com.

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10 Oribe Curl Gelée

Live your best curl life with this silky gelée. The silicone-free, nourishing butter complex provides all the curl definition without the traditional gel dryness, stiffness, and crunchiness. 

To buy: $44; dermstore.com.

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11 The Mane Choice Tropical Moringa Sweet Oil & Honey Endless Moisture Pearly Braid Out Glaze 

If you’re a multiple twist or braid out girl, this is your jam (or glaze). This blend is infused with essential vitamins and oils to maximize your desired style with softness and hold—and minimizes frizz, shedding, and next morning disappointment. 

To buy: $15; ulta.com.

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12 Dark & Lovely Tension Tamer

Your tense, irritated, or dry scalp wants this. The peppermint soothes and cools to provide instant relief while avocado oil maintains nourishment to help your hair thrive. Whether you’re adorning your curls or currently rocking a protective style—like braids, twists or a wig—this is the refresh your scalp needs.

To buy: $6; walmart.com.