Curly hair products you need to survive the summer

Dana Oliver
Beauty Director
Yahoo Lifestyle

Summertime can be quite tough for anyone with curly hair. Whether they are choosing to embrace the frizz that seems inevitable during the warm-weather months or mixing the perfect cocktail of conditioners and oils to lock in much-needed moisture, curly girls seem to face a different challenge each sweltering day. But, curl friends, you can overcome any hair obstacle with the right products and advice.

Here are 11 editor-tested and approved hair products, tools, and accessories we highly recommend you add to your summer curly hair routine.

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<p>Curly hair products to help you survive the summer like a pro. (Photos: Courtesy of brands; Art by Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle) </p>
Curly hair products for the summertime

Curly hair products to help you survive the summer like a pro. (Photos: Courtesy of brands; Art by Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle)

<p>This sunny hair accessory combines style and function. Lined with charmeuse satin, its fabric helps minimize hair breakage and maintain lustrous locks. It’s so chic you can wear it to bed (a stretchy elastic band keeps it from slipping off at night) or out and about; it also safeguards against harmful UV rays. $45, <a href="https://www.graceeleyae.com/collections/turbans/products/mustard-satin-lined-knot-turban" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:graceeleyae.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">graceeleyae.com</a> (Photo: Courtesy of Grace Eleyae) </p>
Grace Eleyae Mustard Satin-Lined Knot Turban

This sunny hair accessory combines style and function. Lined with charmeuse satin, its fabric helps minimize hair breakage and maintain lustrous locks. It’s so chic you can wear it to bed (a stretchy elastic band keeps it from slipping off at night) or out and about; it also safeguards against harmful UV rays. $45, graceeleyae.com (Photo: Courtesy of Grace Eleyae)

<p>Made especially for individuals with super thick and curly hair, this product assures you’ll get a good wash without stripping your locks of much-needed moisture, thanks to hydrating ingredients like aloe vera, clove and flaxseed oils, biotin, and vitamins D and E. Plus, it has the most decadent smell — it’s reminiscent of Jolly Ranchers. $13, <a href="https://themanechoice.com/products/available-exclusively-at-sally-beauty-hair-type-4-leaf-clover-shampoo" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:themanechoice.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">themanechoice.com</a> (Photo: Courtesy of The Mane Choice) </p>
The Mane Choice: Hair Type 4 Leaf Clover Shampoo

Made especially for individuals with super thick and curly hair, this product assures you’ll get a good wash without stripping your locks of much-needed moisture, thanks to hydrating ingredients like aloe vera, clove and flaxseed oils, biotin, and vitamins D and E. Plus, it has the most decadent smell — it’s reminiscent of Jolly Ranchers. $13, themanechoice.com (Photo: Courtesy of The Mane Choice)

<p>Going days (or a week) without shampooing your curly hair isn’t uncommon, but no one wants to deal with the buildup that naturally occurs. Refresh your scalp and hair with this apple cider vinegar hair rinse to remove dirt and restore the natural pH balance that’s key to growing healthy locks. $35, <a href="https://www.sephora.com/product/apple-cider-vinegar-hair-rinse-P407068" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:sephora.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">sephora.com</a> (Photo: Courtesy of dpHUE) </p>
dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse

Going days (or a week) without shampooing your curly hair isn’t uncommon, but no one wants to deal with the buildup that naturally occurs. Refresh your scalp and hair with this apple cider vinegar hair rinse to remove dirt and restore the natural pH balance that’s key to growing healthy locks. $35, sephora.com (Photo: Courtesy of dpHUE)

<p>Don’t have hours to wait for your hair to dry? No problem. Simply wrap your curls up in this microfiber turban and let it go to work. It soaks up water in half the time it takes to blow-dry. Tip: Try layering this on top of your hair when using a deep-conditioning mask with a shower cap. $30, <a href="https://aquis.com/products/lisse-luxe-hair-turban" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:aquis.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">aquis.com</a> (Photo: Courtesy of Aquis) </p>
Aquis Lisse Luxe Hair Towel

Don’t have hours to wait for your hair to dry? No problem. Simply wrap your curls up in this microfiber turban and let it go to work. It soaks up water in half the time it takes to blow-dry. Tip: Try layering this on top of your hair when using a deep-conditioning mask with a shower cap. $30, aquis.com (Photo: Courtesy of Aquis)

<p>If your hair is severly dry and parched, this conditioner will be a lifesaver. It’s loaded with humectants such as honey, shea butter, and coconut oil, which will moisturize your curls without weighing them down. $7, <a href="https://www.sallybeauty.com/hair/hair-care/textured-hair/wavy-hair/moisturizing-dry-defense-conditioner/SBS-105921.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:sallybeauty.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">sallybeauty.com</a> (Photo: Courtesy of Creme of Nature) </p>
Creme of Nature Pure Honey Moisturizing Dry Defense Conditioner

If your hair is severly dry and parched, this conditioner will be a lifesaver. It’s loaded with humectants such as honey, shea butter, and coconut oil, which will moisturize your curls without weighing them down. $7, sallybeauty.com (Photo: Courtesy of Creme of Nature)

<p>A wide-toothed comb is a curly girl’s best friend. This can be used to detangle knots, massage the scalp, and even work through hair products effortlessly. $6, <a href="https://www.target.com/p/revlon-perfect-style-thick-curly-comb-set-2-pc/-/A-52210093" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:target.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">target.com</a> (Photo: Courtesy of Revlon) </p>
Revlon Perfect Style Detangle & Prep Comb Set

A wide-toothed comb is a curly girl’s best friend. This can be used to detangle knots, massage the scalp, and even work through hair products effortlessly. $6, target.com (Photo: Courtesy of Revlon)

<p>We can always rely on the hair recipes crafted by Carol’s Daughter founder Lisa Price. For 25 years, she’s blessed curly-haired individuals with an array of super-conditioning products, like this hair mask that’s free of parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, and petrolatum and packed with coconut oil, mango seed butter, glycerin, and vitamin E. $14, <a href="https://www.carolsdaughter.com/coco-creme-velvet-cream-hair-mask/820645002586.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:carolsdaughter.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">carolsdaughter.com</a> (Photo: Courtesy of Carol’s Daughter) </p>
Carol’s Daughter Coco Crème Velvet Cream Hair Mask

We can always rely on the hair recipes crafted by Carol’s Daughter founder Lisa Price. For 25 years, she’s blessed curly-haired individuals with an array of super-conditioning products, like this hair mask that’s free of parabens, sulfates, mineral oil, and petrolatum and packed with coconut oil, mango seed butter, glycerin, and vitamin E. $14, carolsdaughter.com (Photo: Courtesy of Carol’s Daughter)

<p>Whether your curls are loose and wavy or tight and coily, you’ll appreciate the curl-defining effect this anti-humidity cream provides. Note: A little goes a long way. Apply to freshly washed, towel-dried hair and style as desired, or set curls with a diffuser. $34, available at <a href="https://www.goldwell.us/salonfinder/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:professional salons" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">professional salons</a> (Photo: Courtesy of Goldwell) </p>
Kerasilk Style Enhancing Curl Crème

Whether your curls are loose and wavy or tight and coily, you’ll appreciate the curl-defining effect this anti-humidity cream provides. Note: A little goes a long way. Apply to freshly washed, towel-dried hair and style as desired, or set curls with a diffuser. $34, available at professional salons (Photo: Courtesy of Goldwell)

<p>Curly hair extensions that look real are far and few in between. That’s why we are huge fans of Big Hair No Care and the brand’s clip-ins that blend so seamlessly with natural hair. Available in four lengths (14 inches to 20 inches) and three colors (natural, ombré, and brown), they’re easy to install and style with your fingertips. $59, <a href="https://bighairnocare.com/products/zero-drama-queen-clip-ins" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:bighairnocare.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">bighairnocare.com</a> (Photo: Courtesy of Big Hair No Care) </p>
Big Hair No Care Zero Drama Queen Clip-Ins

Curly hair extensions that look real are far and few in between. That’s why we are huge fans of Big Hair No Care and the brand’s clip-ins that blend so seamlessly with natural hair. Available in four lengths (14 inches to 20 inches) and three colors (natural, ombré, and brown), they’re easy to install and style with your fingertips. $59, bighairnocare.com (Photo: Courtesy of Big Hair No Care)

<p>Sun, sand, and chlorine can wreak havoc on curls — especially color-treated curls. Spritz your hair with this lightweight oil formulated with ylang-ylang wax, which acts as a shield against the elements before, during, and after living it up outdoors. $12, <a href="https://www.kloraneusa.com/protective-oil-with-ylang-ylang-wax" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:kloraneusa.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">kloraneusa.com</a> (Photo: Courtesy of Klorane) </p>
Klorane Sun Radiance Protective Oil with Ylang-Ylang Wax

Sun, sand, and chlorine can wreak havoc on curls — especially color-treated curls. Spritz your hair with this lightweight oil formulated with ylang-ylang wax, which acts as a shield against the elements before, during, and after living it up outdoors. $12, kloraneusa.com (Photo: Courtesy of Klorane)

<p>Right now is the best time to toss your sticky serums and arm yourself with this water-like mist that’s like a 3-in-1 curly-hair wonder as it defrizzes and smooths strands, restores bounce to limp locks, and adds a glossy shine. $24, <a href="https://www.colorwowhair.com/us/dream-coat-curly.html" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:colorwowhair.com" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">colorwowhair.com</a> (Photo: Courtesy of Color Wow) </p>
Color Wow Dream Coat for Curly Hair

Right now is the best time to toss your sticky serums and arm yourself with this water-like mist that’s like a 3-in-1 curly-hair wonder as it defrizzes and smooths strands, restores bounce to limp locks, and adds a glossy shine. $24, colorwowhair.com (Photo: Courtesy of Color Wow)

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