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Kinky hair (think: 4A, 4B, and 4C) can be the most fragile of hair types and prone to the most breakage. We have 25 ‘must have’ products that will ensure your kinky curls stay moisturized, defined, and luscious all year long!

1. Cantu Hair Lotion for Natural Hair

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Win the detangling war with this creamy conditioning lotion. It’s also a great way to protect your hair during summer activities. Target, $5.99

2. Talia Waajid Mist Bodifier

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Your 4B/4C hair needs all the protection it can get. Try this daily leave-in moisturizer. Target $7.29

3. Jamaican Mango and Lime Island Oil

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A non-greasy oil that is excellent for the 4B/4C locks. It can also be used a hot oil treatment. Walmart, $6.85

4. Palmer’s Olive Oil Formula Smoothing Shampoo

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Combat the frizz frustrations with olive-oil based product. Walgreens, $4.97

5. Design Essentials Honey Curlforming Custard

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Great for any comb-back style to help lay those stubborn edges down. Target, $12.79

6. ECO Black Castor and Flaxseed Oil Styling Gel

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The castor and flaxseed oils are perfect for hair growth and provide a healthy seal for edges.

7. Mielle Organics Avocado Hair Milk

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Natural ingredients are so important when it comes to hair regimen. Target, $12.99

8. Kinky Tresses Nourishing Hair Oil

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Because 4B/4C tends to dry out easily, keeping a healthy balance of moisture is a must. KinkyTresses.com, $7.00

9. Kinky Tresses Coconut Mango Butter

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Tame your edges with a moisturizer that will keep pesky flakes away.

10. Natural Luva Length Retention Sealant

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If you’re transitioning your 4B/4C hair, length retention can be an issue without the right products. Try Natural Luva for those natural tresses! WeBuyBlack.com, $13.00

11. Creme of Nature Mango and Shea Butter Shampoo and Conditioner

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Combat dryness with moisture based ingredients to help maintain natural hair tresses

12. Creme of Nature Argan Oil Flexible Styling Snot ( yep, snot)

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Great for natural hair to help with sleek and chic styles!

13. Taliah Waajid Shea-Coco Condition Daily Leave-In Conditioner

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Having a product that’s light enough for everday use is great when it comes to conditioning your hair for manageability

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