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Find Out Which Products Will Keep Your Curly Hair Looking Fabulous And Fresh!

Damn Gina, 12 Best Products To Help Put The Bounce In Your Curly Hair

Image Source:  Ivana Cajina


By Shilpa Bhim

Raise your hand if you’ve ever felt personally victimized by the curls on your head showing you a little too much sass.

You know what I’m talking about, right Ginas? One minute your curls are looking fierce and fine, and the next minute, they’ve started doing they’re own thing, just to mess with you!

Letting your locks roam free and do their thing is certainly the way we like to roll, but a girl can also use some help from a trusted hair product or two to keep things in check.

Without further ado, here are the 12 best products to help but the bounce in your curly hair!


Vernon Francois Curl Command Shampoo

We’re starting off with shampoo of course!


Vernon Francois is the stylist to curly girls Serena Williams, Solange and Lupita Nyong’o so you know you’re in safe hands with his products.


The Curl Command Shampoo is sulfate-free and packed with plant oils for extra nourishment. This includes baobab oil which promotes hair growth and mongongo oil which is known for its sun-protection properties.


Say hello to super healthy, well defined, bouncy and frizz-free coils, curls and waves

Curls Creamy Curl Cleanser

This Curly Girl Method approved creamy curl cleanser is like a luxurious bath for your hair.


Formulated with certified organic carrot seed oil, and sulphate free, this cleanser will gently remove dirt and oils while nourishing your curls and scalp with growth-boosting silk proteins, 

anti-inflammatory botanicals, and coconut-based conditioning.


Your curls will be bouncy and happy, every damn day.

Rizos Curls Hydrating Shampoo

This hydrating curl shampoo uses moringa oil and shea butter to moisturise your hair and scalp, without weighing your curls down.


The use of moringa oil in this shampoo will not only nourish your scalp and fight dandruff and split ends, but it will also strengthen your hair follicles with minerals and vitamins.


Bondi Boost Curl Boss Duo

Bondi Boost’s epic duo is perfect for wavy, kinky, and coily hair types.


Made with all-natural and organic ingredients, and free from nasties like silicones, sulphates, parabens and drying alcohols, this formula cleanses without stripping your hair of its natural oils.


Featuring hero ingredients like jojoba oil and coconut oil, the curl boss duo is designed to add moisture and de-frizz while activating the natural curl pattern.




Vernon Franois Pure Fro Hold and Shine Serum

Double shoutout for Vernon! 


This serum adds a ton of shine to your curly hair, helps coils and kinks clump together as they dry and contains a blend of nourishing botanical oils, including:

  • daikon seed extract to give hair a delicate slip, 
  • apricot kernel oil which is a good source of vitamins A and E and 
  • tamanu oil which helps to repair the structure of the hair, enhance shine, and protect hair color.

The Pure Fro Hold and Shine Serum moisturises and supports natural, healthy hair growth and can be used in wet or dry hair.


Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer

Aveda prides itself on products that are good for the health of people and the planet, so you know your curly hair is safe with this tube of joy.


The Be Curly Curl Enhancer intensifies curls, combats frizz and boosts shine on curly or wavy hair. 


The wheat protein and organic aloe infused styling creme expand when hair is wet and retracts when hair is dry to intensify your curl or wave - magic!


Kinky Curly Original Curling Custard

Because you can’t talk about the best curly hair products and not talk about this bad boy!


The classic curling custard gives moisture, curl definition and hold, and brilliant shiny hair all in one product! As a bonus, it’s perfect for all curly types ranging from loose wavy hair through to tight coils.


Leveraging the humectant properties of agave nectar, the curling custard will help to style your curly hair without ever making greasy, crunchy or dry. Work it through wet or damp hair for the best results.


Kristin Ess Weightless Shine Leave-In Conditioner


Suitable for all hair types, this leave-in conditioner will not weigh your curly hair down one bit.


Spray all over wet or damp hair to assist with detangling and to soften and strengthen your hair. The leave-in conditioner contains a strengthening complex designed to "zip-up" split ends while targeting weak areas of the hair, smoothing the appearance of damaged cuticles and helping to protect hair from environmental stressors and colour fade.


Not only will this product leave your curls smelling amazing, but it will also seal in moisture throughout your strands, keeping them hydrated and happy.


Moroccanoil Curl Defining Cream

Say goodbye to every other styling product you own. 


Moroccanoil curl defining cream is formulated for naturally curly and wavy hair and has intense conditioning and detangling properties.


The lightweight formula includes argan oil which smooths frizz and defines waves and curls without making your hair feel greasy, heavy, or sticky.


It also gives your hair movement while holding curls in place and offers your hair resistance to humidity, aka every curly-haired girl's dream!


DevaCurl DevaFuser

All of you curly-haired Ginas will know the battle of trying to dry your curls with a hairdryer sans a ton of frizz and a loss of curl definition.


Enter: the DevaCurl DevaFuser. While a diffuser is every curly-haired girl's best friend, the DevaFuser is hands down the best - not to mention it’s shaped like a hand!


This diffuser provides 360-degree airflow to hug every single curl while drying your hair. The ceramic core and heat-resistant material lightly dries hair while maintaining definition in the curls and reducing frizz.

Damn Gina Signature Silk Hair Turban

You may call me biased, but the people have spoken and I have to tell you Ginas, the signature silk hair turban will have you saying damn girrrrl every time you use it!


The inner silk wrap not only keeps your curls intact but it also keeps your hair smooth and frizz-free - perfect for wearing overnight. Meanwhile the soft organic cotton outer will hold your turban in place.


Finally, the Damn Gina signature silk hair turban is super stylish. Wear it on vacay to protect your hair from the elements, or on those days when you just don’t feel like washing your hair (but really need to). 


And that’s a wrap (pun totally intended)  on our list of the 12 Best Products To Help Put The Bounce In Your Curly Hair!


Which of these 12 products have you used? Which ones will you be trying out?  Share your thoughts with us, and don’t forget to share your sassiest and most fabulous curl moments with us via Instagram!

Shilpa is a freelance beauty, health, and travel writer from Melbourne, Australia. When she’s not writing, she’s out and about exploring places around Australia and the world. You can keep up with her adventures over at @skb.ontherun and check out her latest articles here.

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569 reviews
Flat curls, uncomfortable and falls off

I have a 54cm head and lots of long thick hair so I thought the medium would be perfectly snug however it was super loose on my head, it moved around even when I wasn't sleeping. Lying down with it on it was quite uncomfortable around the ears. It also didn't stay on my head at all, and I'm not a very restless sleeper.
I contacted damn gina and was given plenty of tips to keep it on, one of which worked however involved it being super tight on my head which gave me headaches and made my curls flat and point in odd directions, so this is probably a better product for girls with straight hair.
I sent this product back to Damn Gina for a refund however am unfortunately out of pocket for shipping and returns, despite it not being a change of mind refund. I really really wanted to find a way to use this product.

On a more positive note, it does look cute and the damn gina team are very quick to reply to emails.

Hi B,
Thank you for reviewing us. I am sorry to hear that our turban was not a right fit for you.
I understand every woman's head and hair is unique and our turban may not be a right fit for everyone - however, we have created a product that helps and works for the majority of our customers.
In instances where it is not a good fit, we always refund and we have agreed to refund you too once we receive the turban. Our refund policy clearly states that we do not refund shipping when the product is not faulty. If we have to refund the shipping, we will have to add it to our product price - which is not fair on 97% of our customers who love the product.
As per your review, one of the methods we shared helped you tighten the turban but it ended up being too tight - but all the methods we suggest are adjustable and not permanent and you can adjust the level of tightness as per your liking.
And thank you for appreciating our timely response to your queries. Means a lot.

Really really nice!

Great quality material and really really nice customer service. Work really well at protecting my hair when I sleep. Thanks

The only scrunchie in proportion with my head :P

I have a big head. No, really, like... huge. Gigantic. When I was six, everyone in my class had to measure our skull circumferences, and mine was the largest of all the girls. Hats look small on me, if they fit at all. Scrunchies are lost to my gigantic cranium. Where are my sunglasses? Lost forever in the vast desert of my forehead. But when I put this scrunchie on, you.... can actually see it! And it's so much gentler on my hair than all those tiny ones you can buy - even the ones that say they're designed to damage your hair less. Plus, they're just so damn cheerful.

Of course, you tiny, I mean, normal-headed people will like them too - but for us ladies designed to headbutt our way into history, this scrunchie is really, really welcome!

You may need to pin it on if you have fine hair

I have below-waist length, straight, fine hair, which is the natural enemy of all caps like this - everything slides off it like water!

To make this cap work for my specific hair situation, I pin my hair into something that barely would qualify as a loose bun, but let's be generous to me and call it that. Next I put on the cap, then add two very thin, gentle-but-grippy clips to either side of my head - basically just far enough towards the back of my head that it they won't press into my scalp when I sleep (I'm a side sleeper). My hair is so fine that even mild clipping can damage it, so I'm trying to find some fabric-coloured clips to reduce the bend the current ones put into my hair overnight.

For less fuss, of course, you can buy a silk pillowcase. For me, I like the option of using one or the other - I have one pair of silk pillowcases, but when they're in the wash, I wear this cap. Plus, the cap is good if you are travelling and will be sleeping on normal pillowcases, but still want to minimise breakage to your hair - which, at my length, is a real concern! I do feel that using these caps, silk pillowcases, a good weekly 10 minute hair treatment routine and a lightweight leave-in conditioner is the only reason my fairy floss fine hair has managed to get below my waist and still look healthy.

Anyway, yes, it might be a bit trickier to wear if you have hair like mine, but overall, a great sleeping cap. Lovely construction and beautiful materials!

My hair has never looked better!

I wish I had one of these years ago. My hair looks and feels so much better and I don’t have to use nearly as much product to reduce my frizz. Absolutely amazing! 10/10 will recommend