Hey you with the beautiful wavy and curly hair!
Struggling to find products that won’t make your hair dry and frizzy? I remember how years ago when I was in college, I could not find anything in my budget. Thankfully, things have changed.
If you’re just starting out on your journey, I would suggest you read this first: Beginners Tips For Curly Hair or watch my video tutorial on my channel. Once you’re ready to invest in your curly hair routine, choose from the products I’ve listed below!
I’ve included Shampoos, Conditioners, Deep Conditioners (Hair Masks), Leave in Conditioners, Curl Creams, Mousses, Gels Oils & Accessories! There’s also a separate section for people looking for products for their curly kids! Against each, I have taken care to mention if it is CG Friendly (without sulphates, silicones and drying alcohols) for those who are particular.
The products that I have personally tried, I have given the link of my review under the name or written about my experience. Many others are products that are very popular among the curly hair community in India and globally. I recommend that you do check out reviews of products you are considering on Youtube to be extra sure if it will suit you!
Table of Contents
- 1 PIN THIS TO SAVE IT!
- 2 DISCLAIMER
- 3 Shampoo For Wavy & Curly Hair in India
- 4 Cowash For Wavy & Curly Hair in India
- 5 Conditioners For Wavy & Curly Hair in India
- 6 Deep Conditioners For Wavy & Curly Hair in India
- 7 Leave in Conditioners For Wavy & Curly Hair in India
- 8 Mousse/Mist For Wavy & Curly Hair in India
- 9 Curl Cream & Butters For Wavy & Curly Hair in India
- 10 Gels For Wavy & Curly Hair in India
- 11 Oils For Wavy & Curly Hair in India
- 12 Accessories For Wavy & Curly Hair in India
- 13 Diffusers For Wavy & Curly Hair in India
- 14 Curly Hair Products For Kids
PIN THIS TO SAVE IT!
Some of the links below may be affiliate links. What that means is that if you click on one of the product links, I will receive a small portion of any sales at no additional cost to you. The money I earn helps to keep my blog running, afford new products to try and fund coffee money to stay up and write more posts for you! If you’d like to support me, I’d love it if you used my link. Otherwise, no hard feelings. 🙂
Also, products that suit me might not suit you. Everyone’s hair is different so remember to try, experiment and find the ones that suit you the best. Lastly, the prices written against each product were noted at the time of writing the post (June, 2018) and since it’s Amazon, they can change.
Shampoo For Wavy & Curly Hair in India
Ah. The one thing that can dry out our hair even more making it rough and frizzy by removing our scalp’s natural oils. That is why it is essential to only use shampoo on your scalp and let the rest rinse down your hair.
Here are some of the most popular shampoos I’ve tried, heard great things about or are CG Friendly!
If you want more pocket friendly options (they might not always give the best results), you can check out this post: Shampoos Under Rs.1000
- WOW Apple Cider Vinegar No Sulphate & Parabens Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs.399)
One of the cheaper shampoo options. It can be drying for some people.
- The Moms Co. Natural Protein Shampoo– CG Friendly (Rs.429) | Protein
- Giovanni Organic Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs.547)
- Arata Zero Chemicals Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs.575)
- StBotanica Apple Cider Vinegar & Organic Argan Oil Hair Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs.599)
- Schwarzkopf Bonacure Color Freeze HairTherapy Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs.620)
- Giovanni Organic 2Chic Brazilian Keratin & Argan Oil Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs.695)
- Inatur Tahitian Monoi Oil Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs.699)
- OGX Moroccan Argan Oil Shampoo – NOT CG Friendly (Rs.725)
- The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Shampoo – NOT CG Friendly (Rs.795)
Read my Review
- Wella Elements Renewing Shampoo -CG Friendly (Rs.900)
- Black Soap Shampoo Bar – CG Friendly (Rs.1099)
- SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs.1499)
- Flora & Curl African Citrus Superfruit Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs.1500)
- SheaMoisture Organic Coconut & Hibicus Curl & Shine Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs.1610)
- Shea Moisture Raw Shea Restorative Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs. 1610)
- True Moisturizing Shampoo – Cg Friendly (Rs.1733)
- Bounce Curl Pure Silk Moisturizing Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs.1750)
- Blueberry Bliss Reparative Hair Wash – CG Friendly (Rs. 1638)
- Bounce Curl Enzyme Gentle Clarifying Shampoo – CG Friendly (Rs.1899)
- DevaCurl Low-Poo Original (Mild Lather Cleanser – For Curly Hair) – CG Friendly (Rs.2922)
Cowash For Wavy & Curly Hair in India
What is cowashing? Co-washing is short for “conditioner-only washing.” It basically cleanses your hair WITHOUT stripping your hair of it’s oils and leaves it softer and more moisturised than a normal shampoo. If you need to wash your hair daily or too frequently, co washing is a great option.
I don’t cowash since it doesn’t suit me but so many curly girls swear by it! In fact it also recommended in a pure CG Routine by Lorraine Massey. If you want to try- these are some great options! PS- don’t ONLY co-wash. Always shampoo once a week/in 2 weeks for scalp health.
- As I Am Coconut Cowash Cleansing Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.1500)
- Eden Body Works Coconut Shea Cleansing CoWash – CG Friendly (Rs.1500)
- True Cowash Cleansing Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.1683)
- Bounce Curl Hydra-Drench Cleansing Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.1750)
- Mielle Organics DETANGLING CO-WASH – CG Friendly (Rs.1899)
- Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Co-Wash Conditioning Cleanser – CG Friendly (Rs.1905)
Conditioners For Wavy & Curly Hair in India
The BEST thing you can do to your natural hair is to add a conditioner in your routine. Thick, creamy, moisturising conditioners will get soaked up by your dry hair and form a layer of protection from frizz.
Do apply conditioner generously after sectioning your hair and use a wide-toothed comb to spread it uniformly. Remember, comb only after you apply conditioner and never dry. This tip can transform your curly hair! Try it to see!
- L’Oreal Paris Hair Expertise Smooth Intense Conditioner – Not Pure CG (Rs. 157)
Read my review to find out why this pocket-friendly conditioner is so popular in India even it is not CG Friendly
- Revlon Flex Regular Conditioner Body Building Protein Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.234)
- Enliven Natural Fruit Extracts Coconut and Vanilla Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.305)
- Enliven Fruit Conditioner, Raspberry – CG Friendly (Rs.305)
- Dalan D’Olive Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.315)
- Oriflame Nature Secrets Conditioner Anti-Dandruff with Burdock & Grapefruit – CG Friendly (Rs.319)
- MATRIX By fbb Biolage Ultra Source Aloe Hydrating Conditioner – NOT CG Friendly (Rs.320)
Has IPA less than 1% so can be used in CG with no damage as such
- SOULTREE Hibiscus and Henna with Nourishing Shikakai Hair Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.350)
- Oriflame Nature Secrets Conditioner for Dry and Damaged Hair Wheat & Coconut
- The Moms Co. Natural Protein Conditioner with Argan Oil and Protein – CG Friendly | Protein (Rs.429)
- Suave Professionals Almond & Shea Butter Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 595)
- Inatur Tahitian Monoi Oil Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 599)
- Giovanni Organic 2Chic Brazilian Keratin & Argan Oil Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.614)
- OGX Morocco Aragan Oil Conditioner – NOT CG Friendly (Rs.725)
- The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.750)
Read My Review
- The Body Shop Banana Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.900)
- Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Restorative Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.1396)
- Inecto Naturals Argan Conditioner – Not CG Friendly (Rs. 1634)
Has IPA (Isopropyl alcohol but less than 1% so can be used in a CG Routine)
- SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.1610)
- Bounce Curl Super Smooth Cream Conditioner – Cg Friendly (Rs.1899)
- Deva Devacurl One Condition Original – CG Friendly (Rs. 1909)
- TRESemmé Botanique Conditioner, Nourish and Replenish – CG Friendly (Rs. 1929)
- Tresemme Perfectly (Un)Done Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.2090)
- Deva Curl One Condition Decadence – CG Friendly (Rs.2454)
- Inecto Naturals Super Moisturising Coconut Conditioner Pack of 6 – Not Cg Friendly (Rs. 2462)
Has IPA but less than 1%
Deep Conditioners For Wavy & Curly Hair in India
Think of deep conditioners as conditioners on steroids. I mean figuratively 😛 They’re meant to work X5 times as hard as a normal conditioner in one go. Deep conditioners also penetrate the hair strand deeper than a normal conditioner.
This is recommended once a week if you are suffering from dryness and frizz & to keep curls healthy and defined. You can read my guide on Deep Conditioning Curly Hair – How, When, Why for more.
- MATRIX By fbb Hydra Creme Intense Ultra Hydra Source Hydrating Masque – NOT CG Friendly (Rs.680)
Read my review to find out why I will STILL recommend you to try this
- Mamaearth Argan Hairfall Control Mask – CG Friendly | Protein (Rs.589)
Find more details in my detailed review!
- Wella Professionals Elements Paraben Free Renewing Mask – CG Friendly (Rs.980)
- The Body Shop Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter – Cg Friendly (Rs.995)
Read my Review
- SheaMoisture Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils High Porosity Moisture-Seal Masque – CG Friendly (Rs. 1262 )
- Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque – CG Friendly (Rs.1764)
- Eden Body Works Jojoba Monoi Deep Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.1699)
- SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Hair Masque– CG Friendly (Rs.1700)
- Red Rawkyn Clay Hair Mask – CG Friendly (Rs.1900)
- Babassu Oil & Mint Deep Conditioner ~ Mielle Organics – CG Friendly (Rs.1900)
- DevaCurl Heaven In Hair Intense Moisture Treatment – CG Friendly (Rs.2431)
- DevaCurl Deep Sea Repair Seaweed Strengthening Mask – CG Friendly (Rs.3157)
- DevaCurl Melt Into Moisture Matcha Butter Conditioning Mask – CG Friendly (Rs.3446)
Leave in Conditioners For Wavy & Curly Hair in India
After you’re done washing your hair, how do you ensure your curls won’t frizz up? By using a leave in conditioner!
A leave-in is a moisturising product designed to be left in your hair. It is safer to use a leave in conditioner than to use diluted conditioner, but honestly many women love and find great results with diluting conditioners too.
You can apply a leave in conditioner and other styling products for curly hair in SO MANY ways! Read this post to find one that will suit YOU: The Ultimate Guide to Styling Wavy & Curly Hair
- L’Oreal Paris Hair Expertise Smooth Intense Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs.157)
Dilute it with water and use as a leave in.
- Arata Hair Cream – CG Friendly (Rs.599) or Buy Here (Use code CURIOUSARATA & get 20% OFF on orders above Rs.999)
Read my review
- Cantu Shea Butter Men’s Collection Leave In Conditioner – NOT CG Friendly (Rs.1001)
- Alba Botanica Leave In Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 1147)
- Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Intensely Smooth – NOT CG Friendly (Rs.1184)
Was one of my favourites before I switched to a CG Routine
- Jane Carter Solution Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner CG Friendly (Rs. 1367)
- As I am Leave in Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 1395)
- Garnier Hair Care Whole Blends Replenishing Leave-in Conditioner – NOT CG Friendly (Rs. 1184)
- Sheamoisture Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk – CG Friendly (Rs.1459)
- True Nourishing Leave In Conditioner – CG Friendly | Protein (Rs. 1771)
- Tgin Green Tea Super Moist Leave In Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 1750)
- Blueberry Bliss Reparative Leave In Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 1782)
- Kinky-Curly Knot Today Leave In Conditioner/Detangler – CG Friendly (Rs. 1873)
- Blueberry & Cococnut Hair Milk – CG Friendly (Rs. 1878)
- Flora & Curl Rose & Honey Milk Detangler – CG Friendly (Rs.1900)
- Curls Blueberry Bliss Reparative Leave In Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 1903)
- Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Leave in Conditioner – CG Friendly (Rs. 1996)
- Miss Jessie’s Leave In Condish – NOT Cg Friendly (Rs.2326)
- DevaCurl B’Leave-In curl Boost and Volumizer – CG Friendly (Rs.2269)
Mousse/Mist For Wavy & Curly Hair in India
If you have looser curls, wavy hair or fine hair, using conditioners AND a creamy leave in can make your hair feel weighed down. It would be better to use a lighter product like leave in conditioning sprays & mists and foamy mousses. These also help lift up roots if you suffer from a flat crown.
- Giovanni Organic Natural Mousse Air Turbo Charged Hair Styling Foam – CG Friendly (Rs.595)
- Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Frizz Free Curl Mousse – CG Friendly (Rs.1502)
- Aloe & Blueberry Juice Curl Moisturizer – CG Friendly (Rs. 1893)
- DevaCurl Wave Maker Touchable Texture Whip – CG Friendly (Rs.2164)
- Jasmine Oasis Hydrating Hair Mist – CG Friendly (Rs.2225)
- DevaCurl Frizz-Free Volumizing Foam – CG Friendly (Rs.2416)
Curl Cream & Butters For Wavy & Curly Hair in India
A leave in conditioner is used for hydration and moisture but curl creams are used more for hold and definition! Often in this industry, leave in’s and curl creams are interchanged or mixed – i,e some do both the roles.
Either way, it is your call. You can entirely skip leave in’s use curl creams only or use with a leave in or even use a gel after the curl cream. Try and find what suits you.
- Ustraa Daily Use Hair Cream – CG Friendly (Rs. 199)
- BBLUNT High Definition Curl Curl Defining Leave in Cream – NOT CG Friendly (Rs.450)
- Arata Hair Cream – CG Friendly (Rs.599) or Buy Here (Use code CURIOUSARATA & get 20% OFF on orders above Rs.999)
Read my review
- OGX Quenching+Coconut Curls Curling Hair Butter – NOT CG Friendly (Rs. 725)
- Cantu Shea Butter For Natural Hair Moisturizing Curl Activator Cream – CG Friendly (Rs. 974)
- OGX Moroccan Curling perfection Defining Cream – NOT CG Friendly (Rs.990)
- Shea Moisture Coconut Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie With Silk Protein & Neem Oil – CG Friendly
- Dippity-do Girls with Curls Curl Defining Cream – Cg Friendly | Protein (Rs.1509)
- Blueberry Bliss Bliss Twist N Shout Cream – CG Friendly (Rs. 1878)
Gels For Wavy & Curly Hair in India
A gel is great for curly hair as long as it does not have any drying alcohol as an ingredient. It forms a hard cast around your curls that keeps your curls super defined for longer and protect it from frizzing up.
It becomes a barrier against humidity which is so important for us in India since we have such a crazy, humid climate! I LOVE using a gel. It keeps my lazy ass happy by increasing the gap between wash days 😛
- DIY Flaxseed Gel
So effective and easy to make! Incredibly cheap too. Watch this video to learn how to make it right.
- Set Wet Hair Gel Cool Hold – CG Friendly (Rs.75)
- Set Wet Hair Gel Vertical Hold – Cg Friendly (Rs. 80)
- Set Wet Hair Gel Ultimate Hold – CG Friendly (Rs.180)
- Schwarzkopf Taft All Weather Looks Marathon Power Gel, Long Lasting Hold – CG Friendly (Rs. 350)
- Schwarzkopf Taft Hair Gel Super Glue – CG Friendly (Rs. 385)
- Giovanni Organic LA Natural Styling Gel – CG Friendly (Rs.595)
- Arata Hair Gel – CG Friendly (Rs.599) or Buy Here (Use Code CURIOUSARATA & get 20% OFF on orders above Rs.999)
Read my review
- Garnier Fructis Style Pure Clean Styling Gel – CG Friendly (Rs.679)
- Eco Styler Styling Gel Firm Hold -CG Friendly (Rs. 699)
Ah! The first gel that I tried and my hair LOVED! Check out my review for more but remember it has a light hold.
- Aussie Instant Freeze Sculpting Gel – CG Friendly (Rs. 1053)
- As I Am Curling Jelly – CG Friendly (Rs. 1399)
I’ve heard it’s great for when you use Finger Coiling technique.
- Aunt Jackies Don’t Shrink Flaxseed Elongating Curling Gel – CG Friendly (Rs. 1842)
- Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Jelly – CG Friendly (Rs. 2083)
- Bounce Curl Light Creme Gel – CG Friendly (Rs. 2199)
SO lightweight and smells AMAZING! See how it works on my hair in this post.
- Kinky Curly Original Curling Custard (KCCC) – CG Friendly (Rs. 2365)
- DevaCurl Light Defining Gel – CG Friendly (Rs. 2580)
- Deva Curl Ultra Defining Gel – CG Friendly (Rs.2677 )
- Camille Rose Naturals Curl Maker – CG Friendly (Rs. 2974)
Oils For Wavy & Curly Hair in India
Are you even Indian if you don’t oil your hair? 😝
Curly hair THRIVES when you use oils properly. By properly I mean, don’t Champi (drench hair in oil overnight) every time you wash your hair.
Instead do that only once a month and other days, be light-handed with the oil and concentrate on massaging your scalp with it, coating the length lightly and focusing more on the ends! Otherwise, you’ll shampoo more vigorously to remove the oil thereby making hair dryer!
You can use essential oils too but remember to mix it with a carrier oil and test it on a small skin patch before you apply on your scalp.
- Indulekha Hair Oil (Rs. 405) I love their applicator handle too! So easy to apply on the scalp.
- Castor Oil, Sesame Oil and Black Seed Oil is great for hair growth.
- Tea Tree & Rosemary essential oil is great for dandruff prone scalp.
- Coconut oil is the only oil that penetrates the hair the most. You can be sensitive to coconut however so remember to check that on your hair.
- Jojoba Oil is the only oil that comes close to matching our body’s oil production. It is wonderful for hair.
- Argan Oil is one of the lightest oils that is great in reducing frizz and protecting your hair from envirmonmental damages.
- Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Black Castor Oil (Rs. 1035)
- Righteous Roots Rx Hair Oil (Rs.1800) – So good! A heavenly mix of oils with a good consistency and a fragrance that clears your head. Read my full review here.
- Tropic Isle Strong Roots Red Pimento Hair Growth Oil (Rs.1750)
Accessories For Wavy & Curly Hair in India
Beyond the usual, there are other products you will love having in your arsenal! These include caps to protect your curls at night, spray bottles to refresh your hair on days you don’t wash them and detangling/styling brushes that will give you super defined curls without breaking your hair!
- Kent Unique Waterproof Scalp Massage Shampoo Brush (Rs.436)
Great for massaging your scalp, increasing rate of hair growth & brilliant to cleanse your scalp when you’re co-washing!
- Evolve Naturally Satin Bonnet Sunset – (Rs.789)
Watch this video to learn how to use this
- Stay on Satin Bonnet (R.s.899)
- Denman Medium Hair Styling Brush– (Rs.895)
Ah! My holy grail! It gives me incredibly defined curly hair. Read up up more in my review.
- Cholesterol Condition Cap – (Rs.799)
This is used to increase heat while deep conditioning.
- Curly Girl Vibes – Marquee Flairosol -(Rs.1400)
I compared a normal spray bottle with the Flairosol. Find out who won.
- Tangle Teezer The Original Detangling Brush (Rs.1139)
- Wet Brush Pro Detangle Hair Brush (Rs.909)
Diffusers For Wavy & Curly Hair in India
How do some women with curly hair have such insane volume? They’re super fluffy and even look more defined. It’s all due to using a diffuser with a hair dryer!
It also saves a TON of time drying your hair. A diffuser works by distributing the air flow uniformly so it doesn’t damage natural hair like a normal hair dryer. It also helps lift up roots. Watch my video tutorial on How to Diffuse Curly Hair Without Getting Frizz!
- Wahl 5439-024 Hair Dryer With Diffuser (Rs.2399)
- Segolike Universal Collapsible Silicone Hair Dryer Blower Diffuser – (Rs.680)
Fits with Chaoba 2800 Hair Dryer
- Nova Foldable Professional NHP 8201 Hair Dryer (Rs.1040)
- Surker DW-1301 Professional Hair Dryer With Diffuser 2200W (Rs. 1149)
- The Curly Co Collapsible Diffuser – (Rs.2112) (Fits with Croma Diffuser)
- Agaro-HD-1150-Turbo Pro Hair Dryer – (Rs. 2100)
- Braun Satin Hair 3 HD385 Power Perfection Dryer With Diffuser – (Rs. 4013)
Curly Hair Products For Kids
So nice to see parents understanding the need for different techniques for their curly hair kids instead of feeling helpless & getting their hair cut short out of exhaustion. It’s definitely a cycle I’m enjoying seeing get broken. If you’re looking for products for your child’s curly or wavy hair, check these out.
- Shea Moisture Mango & Carrot Kids Shampoo and Conditioner Set – CG Friendly (Rs.3181)
- CurlyEllie Nourishing Conditioner – CG Friendly | Protein (Rs.1699)
- CurlyEllie Intensive Treatment Mask – CG Friendly | Protein (Rs.2099)
- CurlyEllie Gentle Shampoo – CG Friendly | Protein (Rs.1599)
- CurlyEllie Curl Defining Leave-in Conditioner – CG Friendly | Protein (Rs.1899)
- CurlyEllie Moisturising Detangling Spray – CG Friendly | Protein (Rs.1899)
Whew! That’s such a LOOOOONG list! And I’ve barely scrarched the surface.
I do hope this helps refine your search. If you have tried a product you think NEEDS to be included here because it’s THAT awesome, comment below and let me know! I’d love to add it.
Until next time, peeps! Do follow me on Instagram @thecuriousjalebi if you haven’t already – I’d love to see you say hello. You won’t miss the next post too. 🙂
Not on Instagram? That’s cool! Join my Facebook Group for any questions you might have and Sign up below to my newsletter and get exclusive blog updates on your email.