We’ve filled up our calendars with jaunts to Jazz Fest in NOLA, Broccoli City Festival in D.C., Governor’s Ball in NYC, Lollapalooza in Chicago, and many more. That means we’re going to need a sizable helping of beauty products to get us through the festival circuit with Instagram-ready curls.
The products on the market right now are will do your hair so good. The prep starts before you take off for the fairgrounds—aka deep conditioning those tresses and figuring out if you’re twisting them up or letting them fly free. Getting some travel-size versions of your fave products is a good way to start, but you’ll also want to add these stellar products for festival curls into your routine to ensure your curls are looking bouncy and beautiful. Below are the must-have, curl-friendly products for festival curls to pick up ASAP.
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1. Vernon François Leave-In Conditioner: $18
We’re always in awe of Kerry Washington and Lupita Nyong’o’s red carpet hair. Well, Vernon François is the man behind their manes and he’s given us all a chance to look as flawless as the aforementioned beauties with his eponymous haircare line. His latest cult-worthy product is the Leave-In Conditioner, which you absolutely must get and use pre-festival to get your curls in tip-top shape. This delicious blend includes African tulip tree extract and amino acids that will strengthen your tresses and keep your curls nourished.
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2. Christophe Robin Intense Regenerating Balm With Rare Prickly Pear Oil: $78
Anything that mane master Christophe Robin makes is a must-have and this balm is perfect for traveling. The reason? It can be used on not only your hair but all over your body. We’re also all about prickly pear because it leaves your tresses both moisturized and smelling sweet.
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3. Ouidad Double Row Detangler: $18
There’s really no telling what will go down at a festival, so we won’t pretend that your perfect curls will last for three days straight. In case you need to do a quick wash, this comb will detangle your curls easily and protect your curl pattern. Or, if you want to do a new twist-out with no water, spray some leave-in conditioner spray on your tresses and use the comb to prep your hair before you begin to twist.
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4. Macadamia Professional Curl Enhancing Spray: $24.95
Curl definition is important, but ensuring they’re manageable when you’re far from home is equally as key. This spray keeps your coils intact, no matter what your texture—refreshing them and giving them a much-needed moisture boost. A macadamia and argan oil blend, hydrolyzed rice protein, and hydrolized quinoa are all comprised in its makeup.
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5. ColorProof CurlyLocks Color Protect Curl Mousse: $40
Mousse can often make your tresses hard and immovable, but this isn’t the case with this product. The IllumaCurl Complex provides loads of spring to your curls and makes them last all day long while being frizz-free. They’ll even stay fly when faced with high humidity!
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6. Flawless Oil Treatment: $9.99
Breakage is a huge issue for natural textures, thus oils like this one are key in preventing it. Argan, marula, and avocado oils all help to improve your hair’s strength, repair any damage, and bring back softness and hydration. You’ll also keep split ends at bay with this product, which is necessary if you put stress on your tresses with a busy and fun-filled festival weekend.
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7. The Beachwaver Co. BEACHWAVER S1: $149
If you aren’t camping out and have a nice and cozy hotel room with outlets, why not bring your Beachwaver along? It will be a great way to bring definition back to your curls or smooth them out a bit for more of a wavy effect.
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Unsure of how to do your hair this festival season? HERE are some festival hair trends we’re loving!