Back to School Shopping: Top 5 Must-Haves for Curly Hair

Back to School Shopping: Top 5 Must-Haves for Curly Hair

The best thing about going back to school is the shopping! We're not talking about multi-colored folders or highlighters (although that's pretty fun too). We're talking about a new clothes and some fresh beauty products. Today we're talking about our must have products for curly headed girls. We also know your on a budget, and that's why we've come up with our top five back to school must-haves for curly hair (all on budget).

Hair Masques

Hair masques are an amazing treatment for your hair, especially for back to school. For most of us, getting ready in the morning or before class is a quick process and a hair masque helps speed up the styling process. A hair masque adds moisture, health, shine and vibrancy to your hair. Masques also impart manageability which is key when you're working with curls and waves. One of our favorites? DevaCurl Heaven In Hair Intense Moisture Treatment ($24.95).

DevaCurl Heaven In Hair

Salon Hair Clips 

These are the best hair accessory for styling curly hair. Seriously. Use them when diffusing, straightening and styling. Super affordable, these make styling so much easier and faster by keeping hair out of the way. Plus they won't pull on your hair and damage it. Try Cricket Super Grip Clips ($8.50).

Cricket Hair Clips

Argan Hair Oil

Curly tresses are often prone to frizz and flyaways. Tame them with Argan oil. You don't need to use a lot of this product for a maximum effect. Style your hair really curly, wavy, straight or even air dry when using this product. Stylist Teddi Bickers of Ado Hair Design in Indianapolis loves using it at night. "Use a drop of two of Argan oil and work it all over your ends. I feel like hair needs to be moisturized morning and night, just like our skin." We love AG Hair The Oil ($7.95 for the travel size).

AG Hair The Oil


Styling Cream

A styling cream is one the best products to have for back to school because it adds so much dimension to your curly hair even if you don't have time to dry it. Look for ones that also nourish throughout the day.  Try Kardashian Beauty Twirl Me Curl Defining Cream Gel (a steal at $13.99).

Kardashian Beauty Curl Defining Cream Gel

Straightening Cream

We're huge fans of natural texture, but sometimes you just want a sleek look. When you want to straighten your hair, you'll need a product that tames frizz and keeps hair healthy. Look for one that has thermal protection so that you don't have to load up on multiple products. We love Schwarzkopf OSiS+ Soft N' Straight ($19.50).

Schwarzkopf OSiS Soft N Straight


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