Best Bet: Macadamia Smoother

Carol’s Daughter already has a devoted following among the natural and curly haired set. But the brand’s latest macadamia oil collection works wonders on fine, straight locks as well as those with spirals and kinks. The Macadamia Hold & Control Smoother is a worthy replacement for your usual gels and sprays. The paraben-free balm looks like a gel, but doesn’t leave hair feeling crunchy or flaky. Macadamia oil protects strands from aggressive heat styling, and extracts of honey, rosemary, and aloe condition damaged ends. (Unsurprisingly, it smells amazing.) Use it to tame frizz and flyaways on rainy days, or slick it over a pony tail to keep it looking sleek.

Carol’s Daughter Macadamia Hold and Control Smoother, $22 at Carol’s Daughter or online.