Fans of curlBOX, a monthly subscription and affordable way to discover new curly-hair products, always love the samples of Walmart gems they find in their boxes. Here are five of those products the curlBOX crew swears by, along with some helpful tips on how to use them on kinky, curly and wavy hair.
Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Ultra Shea line Clear Ultra Shea products are a must, because they get your hair clean without stripping it. A lot of us use the Cleanse & Nourish Shampoo and Smooth & Nourish Conditioner religiously. And for a healthy scalp while sporting box braids, Nourishing Scalp & Hair Oil is essential.
Creme of Nature Perfect 7 This little wonder is a curlBOX favorite! The treatment gives curls great shine, and it can be used on dry, brittle tresses that need a boost. The girls loved using it as a prep for styling after rinsing out their conditioner. It can also be used in combination with a mousse for silky roller and spiral sets. For a similar product online, try Creme of Nature Strength & Shine Leave-In Conditioner.
Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Moisturizing Conditioner Not only is the smell of this conditioner wonderful, but it really gives curls a great slip. It's soft enough to use on very coarse, kinky textures that need more hydration to make detangling easier. Many of our girls use the conditioner as a "co-wash," since it's light enough to remove build up as it conditions and moisturizes, leaving your hair feeling absolutely amazing!
EDEN BodyWorks Peppermint Tea Tree Conditioner Ah, the tingle! The curlBOX crew remarked on this product's cool sensation on the scalp. Peppermint has been known to increase circulation and assist in growth, so this product is perfect for women who have done "the big chop"—the process of cutting off all of your relaxed hair.
Evolve Deep Stimulating Brush A good brush is hard to find. Natural-haired women need something that won't snag or pull their curls, and this Evolve brush has bristles that detangle without damaging. Many naturals also like to brush their wet curls smooth before two-strand twisting, and this brush works perfectly for that, too. For a similar alternative online, try Evolve Deep Dual Brush.
Myleik Teele is the founder of curlBOX, an exclusive, effortless way to experience products for curly hair. Follow Myleik on Twitter via @CurlBOX