Best of Black Hair Care
Best Scalp Care
Bread Beauty Supply Gentle Milky Hair Cleanser
Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Super Moisture Conditioner
If staying home also has you embracing your natural hair, add the Bread Beauty Supply Gentle Milky Hair Cleanser ($20) to your steady rotation. The sulfate-free shampoo has a marshmallow-like texture that gently lathers and leaves behind a sweet, citrusy scent you just might mistake for Fruity Pebbles . . . if it weren't so damn luxurious. Plus, it's a strong competitor for removing buildup.
Whether your hair is feeling dry from moisture-sucking radiators or keeping
your ends hydrated is a 365-days-a-year effort, look no further than the Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair! Super Moisture Conditioner ($36). The protein-free formula is loaded with algae extract and argan oil to soften, detangle, and hydrate no matter your texture — making it the everyday conditioner your routine
has been missing.
Best Leave-In Treatment
Kinky Curly Knot Today
The experience of detangling textured hair is a lot like detangling a necklace with multiple big knots: time-consuming and frustrating. A tried-and-true solution? The Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave-In Detangler ($13), a creamy conditioner that smooths the cuticle and delicately removes snarls from thick, curly, textured hair. Its vanilla-meets-confetti-cake-ice-cream scent will hook you, but the way it hydrates 3A-4C curl patterns without feeling heavy will keep naturals coming back on wash day.
Best Edge Control
Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl
Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Paste ($9) is here to save those pesky edges that never want to be laid. Your high puffs, ponytails, and protected styles will only be fully complete with the help of this smooth and sleek edge-control paste, made from ingredients that sound good enough to eat: blueberry extract, argan oil, mango, and shea butter. Plus, it won't make hair look
stiff or leave behind any flakes —
a huge win in our book.
Beyoncé's longtime hairstylist pulled
out all the stops with her namesake
Kim Kimble Multi-Barrel Auto-Rotating Curling Iron ($50), which creates
"Who Run the World"-worthy curls with
the press of a button. You can choose between two sizes of autorotating clipped barrels, and the ceramic plates heat up
fast and turn easily. The best part? The "home" feature takes the guesswork out
of styling, remembering the previous direction of rotation and reversing to
the original clipping position.
Best Hair Tool
Kim Kimble Multi-Barrel
Auto-Rotating Curling Iron
Pattern Beauty Scalp Serum
It's hard to not be obsessed with everything Tracee Ellis Ross touches, but the Pattern Beauty Scalp Serum ($25) from her hair-care line exceeds all expectations. Not only does the cooling gel lend a little TLC to your roots, relieving tension or irritation from wearing braids, locs, or other protective styles, but the targeted applicator also makes it easy to distribute, while soothing peppermint and lavender oils transport you straight to the spa.