Define and defrizz with our pick of the best curly hair products

Jeanette | 07 February 2017

Easier to manage hair right this way…


Here at All Things Hair, we love the unique character of curly hair. But if we’re being really honest, without the right curly hair products, ringlets can easily lead to an undefined halo of frizz around the crown (sigh!). Which is why it comes as no surprise that women with this hair type are constantly on the lookout for products that will help them defeat frizz and add moisture.

Now, to save you the laborious task of finding something that will help you get beautifully defined curls, we’ve done the heavy lifting for you. Below, we’ve pulled together essential products that will help you to tame, nourish, protect and define your precious curls! You’re welcome.

Editor’s picks of the best curly hair products

Hair curling products Tresemme Hydrating Mist
TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Hydrating Mist.

Leave-in conditioner

Often overlooked, leave-in conditioners are fantastic for coloured, damaged, curly and afro manes. If used regularly, they can help to deeply nourish and moisturise your strands, which not only helps to fight off frizz and detangles curls, but also protects them from split ends and breakages!

Curly hair products to try:

The TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Hydrating Mist is infused with a blend of coconut milk and aloe vera, which will help to remove tangles and condition your hair, as well as leaving it smelling absolutely divine!

curly hair products Toni & Guy Curl Defining Oil
Toni&Guy Prep Curl Defining Oil.

Hair oils

The spiral shape of curly tresses makes it difficult for your hair to distribute their natural oils down the hair shaft. This means that curly manes are more susceptible to frizz and dryness (eek!), which is why applying hair oils is super important to help keep curls defined and in tip-top condition!

Our number one tip to you would be to try and apply your hair oil to damp hair. Why? Because your hair cuticles are open when they are wet, which makes it easier for the product to be absorbed, thus nourishing the strands.

Curly hair products to try:

When applied to damp tresses, the Toni&Guy Prep Curl Defining Oil protects and preps for styling, with the added bonus of helping to bring extra definition to your locks, too.

Curly hair products Tresemme Wave Creating Sea foam
TRESemmé Perfectly (un)done Wave Creating Sea Foam


If you’re tired of frizz, using mousse when styling can quickly help you achieve pretty curls and waves with tonnes of definition! The proper way to apply a mousse, is to scrunch it into your towel-dried hair, focusing on the lower half of your mane. Then, to activate the mousse, gently blowdry with a hair dryer and a diffuser for the ultimate curly mane.

Curly hair products to try:

The TRESemmé Perfectly (un)done Wave Creating Sea Foam can help create light waves and soft, natural-looking curls – plus, the ultra lightweight formula smells gorgeous and dries non-sticky. Bonus!

Curly hair products Dove Supreme Creme Serum
Dove Advanced Hair Series Quench Absolute Supreme Crème Serum


These silicone-based products help to coat your hair strands, which can lessen the damaging effects of over-styling using heat. But the best part of all? Using a serum can help to seal your hair cuticles and define your curl pattern, too. So farewell to frizz and hello to smoother, healthier-looking locks!

Curly hair products to try:

The Dove Advanced Hair Series Quench Absolute Supreme Crème Serum helps to nourish, smooth and strengthen curly locks, and can also reduce hair breakage and increase manageability. You can even use it on dry hair, which is super handy for on-the-go application.

Curly hair products Dove Intensive replenishment mask
Dove Advanced Hair Series Quench Absolute Intensive Replenishment Mask

Hair masks

Dry, curly hair can lead to an undefined curl pattern and terrible frizz, which is why it’s really important to keep wavy locks ultra-hydrated! But even with hair oils, serums and leave-in conditioners, sometimes super-thirsty curls still need a little more hydration. A regular use of treatments like hair masks can aid in intensively conditioning your hair with some much-needed extra moisture – ah, there’s nothing like that quenched feeling, right?

Curly hair products to try:

The Dove Advanced Hair Series Quench Absolute Intensive Replenishment Mask takes only 5 minutes to work and is specifically formulated for wavy and curly locks. Or, if you have colour-treated hair, go for the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Deep Treatment Masque, which is gentle and can also help reduce frizz.

curly hair products Tresemme heat defence spray
TRESemmé Heat Defence Styling Spray

Heat protection

Protecting your precious curls from heat will help to reduce damage and keep them smooth and defined. We’re not suggesting that you go cold turkey and give up heated appliances, but reducing your usage will definitely help avoid heat damages. And if you’re using a straightener or a curling wand, remember to prep your locks by using a good heat protector.

Curly hair product to try:

The TRESemmé Heat Defence Spray can safeguard your hair from damage caused by heated styling tools (up to 230°C).

Struggling with other hair woes in your daily life? Then instead of suffering in silence, get yourself over to our Hair Care page ASAP and let us help remedy your troubles! And while you at it, take a spin around our Curly Hair page, too, and find yourself a neat new style to rock for the season ahead.