The best affordable hair products for curly hair.

Every girl needs a few great quality curly hair products to care for those strands. Luckily today, there so many great curly hair products to choose from and most of them cost under $20 bucks! But that wasn't always the case. I remember the days when buying curly hair goodies used to kill my paycheck. There wasn't a lot to choose from back then. You either broke the bank or you bought the cheap products that were still loaded with sulfates, parabens and fragrances. Fortunately that's no longer the case.

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You can find great protein treatments, deep conditioning masks and curl creams--there are curly hair products for every need and hair type and all at relatively affordable prices, THANK GOD!

Plus, it's not like you have to leave your house to get them either. All these awesome hair goodies are available online too. Amazing right? Here's a look at some of the best and affordable curly hair products in the market to get your curls right this spring and summer!

Because everyone needs a good protein treatment. 1

Unlike most of the protein treatments out there, this one doesn’t leave your hair hard and dry after use. In fact, it works to repair AND hydrate dry, damaged, and over-processed hair. The Manuka honey works to deeply condition hair, leaving it stronger, healthier, and silky smooth. SheaMoisture Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate & Repair Protein Power Treatment ($12).


A good hair cleanser changes everything. 2

This cleansing conditioner is infused with sweet ginger root, lemon extracts, aniseed, cassia, and castor oil to deeply cleanse while also moisturizing curls. Your curls and scalp will love it! Camille Rose Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse ($11).


Curl jellies are a serious game changer. 3

I’m obsessed with this control jelly that’s formulated with organic blueberry extract and raw castor oil. It not only defines and defrizzes curls but unlike most curl gels, this one doesn’t leave hair hard and crunchy. Curls are left bouncy and super soft just the way they should be. Curls Blueberry Bliss CURL Control Jelly ($18).

A detangler will make wash day less torturous. 4

A detangler will make wash day less torturous.


This new DevaCurl product works to instantly hydrate hair and detangle, leaving curls silky smooth and free of knots. Every curly hair girl needs one of these in her wash routine. This one is on the pricer side but it lasts you long because a little goes a long way. Wash Day Wonder Pre-Cleanse Slip Detangler ($28). 


There is such thing as a super cheap protein treatment that actually works. 5

This coconut-infused protein pack deeply conditions and repairs dry, dehydrated hair. It's cheap in price but not in quality. Palmers Coconut Oil Formula Deep Conditioning Protein Pack ($1.25).

Protect your ends. 6

This milk protein-based leave-in conditioner works to keep curls strong, soft, conditioned and split-end free. The protein fibers help to prevent future breakage while the honey boosts shine and moisture. Honey Baby Naturals Milk & Honey Leave-In Conditioner ($13). 


Get yourself a curl cream that also nourishes hair. 7

This curl favorite is formulated with shea butter and coconut to hydrate and define curls. The price is SO right too! Cantu Coconut Curling Cream ($6).

Deep conditioners are key to healthy curly hair. 8

This deep conditioning mask is loaded with ginseng and mango butter and provides intense moisture while also stimulating your scalp to promote hair growth. In other words, this thing leaves your hair softer and gets it longer. Who wouldn’t want that? Honey Baby Naturals Honey & Ginseng Energizing Hair Mask ($13).


Aloe vera gives curls life. 9

This leave-in conditioner is infused with aloe vera, lemon grass, essential oils and silk amino protein to drastically transform damaged curls. Best part is, all you have to do is simply spray on washed hair. Scrunch in to create volume and definition. Alikay Naturals Lemongrass Leave-In Conditioner ($6).

A coconut-based cleansing conditioner is especially great for drier curls. 10

If you struggle with dryness, try a cleansing conditioner that contains coconut oil. It gently removes dirt and product buildup while intensely hydrating hair and locking in moisture. We can’t get over how affordable this tub is too! As I Am Coconut Cleansing Conditioner ($8).


This one is perfect for the girl who has no time to deep condition. 11

When you have curly hair, skipping deep conditioning is NOT an option. But if you’re short on time, this smoothing hair mask with avocado extract instantly smooths and hydrates hair in a minute--yes, a minute! Garnier Fructis Smoothing Treat 1 Minute Hair Mask Avocado Extract ($5).

Coconut-loving curly haired girls will be into this one. 12

This conditioner is formulated with 100 percent extra virgin coconut oil, creamy coconut milk, along with shea oils and acacia senegal to hydrate your hair like nothing you’ve ever tried before. It also works at a great dentagler. SheaMoisture 100% Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Conditioner ($9).


If you have more than one minute to spare, this mask is it. 13

So there’s the Garnier one-minute hair mask and there’s the new three-minute mask that’s a two-step in one. The first part is a deeply nourishing mask with coconut oil and the second part of the treatment helps to seal in all the moisture for a dramatic boost in shine. Genius, right? Garnier Fructis Wondermask Long Lasting Nourishing Hair System ($3).

Curl milks are great for managing frizz. 14

This defying styling milk also helps add bounce and shine to curls. OGX Quenching + Coconut Curls Frizz Defying Styling Milk ($6). 


This spray works wonders for refreshing next day curls. 15

It helps add moisture to curls while enhancing definition and shine. Kinky-Curly Spiral Spritz ($12).

If you need a leave-in conditioner on the cheap, this argan oil one is the best. 16

The price might be low on this argan oil infused leave-in treatment, but it practically works magic. Did I mention it’s great for all curl types too? Cantu Argan Oil Leave-In Conditioning Repair ($6).


Your coily, curly hair will love this pudding. 17

This red palm oil and cocoa butter-infused style pudding helps to stretch and elongate tight, kinky curls so that there’s less shrinkage and more visible length. SheaMoisture Red Palm Oil & Cocoa Butter Elongating Pudding ($14).

If you're struggling with serious chemical damage, this mask is for you. 18

If your curls are recovering from hair color or relaxers, you might want to invest in this treatment that contains hibiscus, honey and pineapple extract to strengthen broken and highly damaged hair. And get this: You can use it as a deep conditioning mask OR a leave-in conditioner. We love our multi-tasking products!  Maui Moisture Strength & Anti-Breakage + Agave Hair Mask for Chemically Damaged Hair ($6).


Protect those baby hairs with a quality edge cream. 19

Unlike most edge control formulas, this one doesn’t just keep your edges laid and on point, it also contains a unique stimulating formula that helps those baby hairs grow back! The Mane Choice Growth Stimulating Edge Control ($10).

Jojoba oil works wonders on curls. 20

That’s why this deep conditioning mask formulated with coconut oil, jojoba oil and monoi is such a holy grail in the curly hair community. After just a few uses you’ll notice revitalized and high nourished curls. EDEN BodyWorks JoJoba Monoi Deep Conditioner ($9).