The Best Brands of Hair Products for African-American Hair

Finding the right African-American hair care products can feel like herding cats.

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African-American hair care products are as varied as African-American hairstyles. A visit to an ethnic beauty supply store can be overwhelming. Walk down the relaxer aisle and you will find lye, no-lye, natural, organic -- it never ends. There are 15 different braid sprays, countless sheens, unlimited growth products and an abundance of styling products. They make claims from growing lustrous hair to maintaining soft natural curls. Which ones are best?

Time to Relax With Olive Oil Relaxer From Organic Root Stimulator

Looking for a relaxer that will relax without causing breakage and damage? Try Organic Root Stimulator's Olive Oil Relaxer. The olive oil protects your hair from damage. This line of products uses organic ingredients. The kit comes with everything you need, including Olive Oil Creamy Aloe Shampoo, Olive Oil Replenishing Pak, Olive Oil Wrap/Set Mousse and Olive Oil Moisturizing Hair Lotion. This was voted a favorite by Essence.com readers in October 2009.

Get Your Curls a Manager, Like Kinky Curly Curling Custard.

This was on "Essence" Magazine's "Beauty Best Sellers List" for 2008. Kinky Curly is a totally organic hair care line. Their products are free of parabens, alcohol and other additives. Kinky Curly Curling Custard uses horsetail to coat the hair with silica and nourish, protect and repair. It softens, defines and stretches out the curl for frizz-free definition.

Mixed Chicks Wants You to Join Their Revolution With This Leave-In Conditioner

Mixed Chicks is a multi-ethnic line designed for curly hair. Its leave-in conditioner reduces frizz, moisturizes and protects. It can be used on real and synthetic hair. Its super-lightweight formula contains amino acids that adhere to the hair and help define curls. It also contains sunflower and jojoba oils. It's a favorite of CosmoGirl.com.

Become the Sleekest Girl You Know With John Frieda

John Frieda's Famous Frizz Ease is now available in an extra-strength formula for coarse and extremely frizzy hair. According to Frieda, this extra-strength formula contains a "blend of silicones infused with Algae extract and Silk protein." Silk proteins give hair a smooth appearance and prevent frizz. Run a couple of drops of this product into damp hair before blow-drying for sleek, straight, shiny hair.

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