This year was filled with brand new product innovations that had us running to the beauty counter weekly (okay, maybe daily...). It was a tough job, but we narrowed down the list to the top products we think you’ll fall in love with.
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Skip the salon and try this at-home 30-day smoothing system. It boasts controlled, shiny and more manageable curls. Plus, the plant-derived keratin formula doesn’t wash out as easily when you shampoo.
NuNAAT Ultra Keratin Touch, $24.99, Walgreens.com
A daily hair serum that moisturizes, softens and conditions without the buildup? Done and done. Avocado and coconut oils work to protect hair from heat styling and anti-breakage.
Optimum Salon Haircare 6-in-1 Miracle Oil, $9, softsheen-carson.com
Whether you’re detangling in the shower or smoothing out your rizos before styling, these two products are must-haves. They tackle knots without tearing and pulling. Read: no damage.
Kinky-Curly Wide Tooth Shower Comb ($4) and Styling brush ($12), kinky-curly.com
Made for those of us with darker skin tones, this oil-free cream boasts all-day hydration for even the driest of areas.
Rx for Brown Skin Essential Hydration Moisturizing Cream, $30, rxforbrownskin.com
Makeup Remover Pads
No one does a smoky eye like Latinas. Luckily, there’s an eye makeup remover with the power to take off the layers of mascara and dark shadows that come with the look.
Yes to Cucumbers Eye Makeup Remover Pads, $8, yestocarrots.com
Beauty sleep? Yes, please! Pop on one of these sleep masks to get a more restful snooze.
Cleanlogic Soft Bamboo Sleep Mask, $5, cleanlogicbodycare.com
This line is so good we couldn’t choose just one product. There’s a spray, cream mousse or lotion designed for whatever curl girl you are—wavy, coils, spirals, ringlets—so we know there’s bound to be something you’ll fall in love with.
Redken Curvaceous Line, redken.com
From her very first client (heard of JLo, anyone?), Anastasia Soare has been taming brows all over the country. If you can’t get in for a private appointment, her product line is the next best thing. Try her pencil/brush combo to fill in sparse areas keeping brows in check.
Anastasia Beverly Hill Brow Wiz, $20, anastasia.net
This dual-formula conditioner is your curls’ new BFF. The mousse-like formula works as a rinse-out conditioner or as the first-step in your styling routine. Either way, you’ll love the frizz-fighting benefits.
Ouidad Curl Recovery Whipped Curls, $26, Ouidad.com
To keep your hair color in tip-top shape, use a product that works to prolong your hue. Seal the cuticle for shine, repair damage and get back moisture with this weekly conditioning treatment.
Aquage SeaExtend Silkening Power Infusion, $28, aquage.com
This flat iron has a mind of its own. It measures the moisture level in your hair to figure out the ideal temperature needed to smooth out your strands so your hair can stay damage-free. Plus, it never goes above 299°F so your strands never get scorched.
Coolway AutoSense Styler, $130, hsn.com
Say adios to age spots and discoloration with this multitasking moisturizer. Not only does it help repair damage, it also protects your skin daily.
Neutrogena Rapid Tone Repair Day SPF 30, $20, neutrogena.com
Okay, so it’s not the sexiest of topics but those pesky pelitos that pop up on our face still need to be dealt with. This hair removal cream is made specifically for coarser hair that needs to go!
Olay Smooth Finish Facial Hair Remover Duo – Medium to Coarse Hair, $21, olay.com
Need a break from your mascara? This lash curler gives you just the right amount of sexy for a fresh-faced look that screams natural beauty.
Lancome Le Curler, $23, lancome-usa.com