My Preferred Stylers for Fine Natural Hair (2020)

Last updated on November 10th, 2023 at 07:24 am

It’s been quite a while since I’ve updated on my recommended (preferred) stylers for fine natural hair.

Below you’ll find some of the oldies but goodies. I believe God has given talents to mankind to create and innovate. This includes our personal care products. I digress.

Below you’ll also find some new stylers that I recommend for fine natural hair and have been loving.

2020 preferred stylers for fine natural hair
camille rose naturals coconut water style setter

There’s no shortage of the ways you can style natural hair. While there are many ways to “convert” a base style, the most common natural hairstyles include:

  • Wash ‘n Go’s
  • Twist Outs
  • Braid Outs
  • Rod/Roller Sets
  • Two Strand Twists
  • Box Braids

Each of these styles requires a product to “set” the style.

Since this blog focuses predominantly on fine natural hair, it’s important to point out (as in the past) that fine natural hair doesn’t like to be weighed down. You want a product(s) that will literally melt into your strands and set the hairstyle while still allowing for free movement.

I love to use DIY recipes from time to time but there are a LOT of commercial products that are quite effective at helping you achieve the look you desire. I’ve tried quite a few but the ones I’m sharing are those I find perform well again and again on fine natural hair.

Curls Blueberry Bliss Twist ‘n Shout Cream – a long time favorite of mine for creating twist outs and wash and go’s (check that definition below)

twist and shout cream

Camille Rose Naturals Coconut Water “Style Setter” for just about any style you want to do including roller sets.

Camille Rose Naturals Curl Maker + Coconut Water Style Setter for an ultra defined and slightly elongated wash and go (I don’t love the CurlMaker alone but with the Style Setter it’s a winner)

Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie for wash ‘n gos and twists (layer your choice of gel over it for a wash ‘n go with more hold). CurlMaker is FABULOUS when layered over this product.

Kinky Kashmere Betta Butta – for super defined twist/braid outs (sadly no longer in business)

Camille Rose Naturals Almond Jai Twisting Butter – not really a butter, more a cream; this works well at giving shiny defined twists that aren’t weighed down

styling cream for fine natural hair

A preferred silicone-free conditioner (leave in or rinse out) layered beneath a gel for your hair type. I highly recommend the following:

  • Melanin Hair Care Multipurpose Leave in Conditioner (this works well as long as you aren’t too heavy handed with it)
  • Camille Rose Naturals Coconut Water Leave in Conditioner (available at Target and Beauty Supply Stores)
  • Kinky Curly Knot Today Leave in Conditioner (also available at Target and Beauty Supply Stores)

I also mentioned multiple times in previous posts that I really love EcoStyler Curl and Wave gel for wash and go’s. This will never change (so long as the ingredients don’t change)

styling gel for fine natural hair

In this post on setting curls on fine natural hair, I recommend a few other gels.

For the DIY gals, there’s my Whipped Mango Butter Recipe (this is my new recipe but feel free to try my old recipe in the image):

diy styler for fine natural hair
  • Cup of Organic unrefined Mango Butter
  • Tablespoon of Almond Oil
  • Tablespoon of Olive Oil
  • Teaspoon of Coconut Oil
  • 5-10 drops of Lemongrass, Sweet Orange, Rose or Peppermint essential oil (use less for peppermint but scent to your liking)
  • 1 Teaspoon of vitamin E

This mango butter can be used for setting twists & braids, smoothing fly aways and finishing an up-do like a bun or French roll.

Heat Protectant

Lastly, when it comes to using my RevAir to straighten my hair with heat, I highly recommend L’Oreal Paris’ Sleek It Iron Straight Heat Spray. It’s less than $4 for a bottle.

This heat protectant offers 3 day sleek 450 degree protection from heat.

While the RevAir doesn’t get nearly that hot, it’s good to know that this heat spray offers a high amount of protection.

The caveat is this product does contain silicones so if that’s something you have issues with, steer clear. I don’t have any problems with silicones and love using them in my hair. All that’s needed is to clarify your hair after using them.

See Ways to Clarify Your Hair and Scalp

In summation, I don’t use a wide variety of products. From the 2020 line up, it’s more of a rotational thing. I don’t invest as much in stylers as I do my herbal hair products which are responsible for cleansing and conditioning. Those are the real work horses.

Blessings and hope to you for healthy hair.

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Michelle Smith

Michelle is a Christian natural hair enthusiast. She's been natural for 20+ years and shares natural hair care tips and easy hairstyles for those with low density or thin fine natural hair. It's her joy to inspire you to live by faith in God while caring for your "crown."

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