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Achieve Overnight Waves
As someone who naturally has wavy/curly hair, my hair has a mind of it’s own most of the time. Giving my hair directions on how to dry is almost futile. That is why I like to style it over night to have a more uniform wave pattern that is not only cute but also more manageable. It also helps me tame my frizz and keeps the heat damage to a minimum. I like using a mixture of curl cream and mousse. The curl cream is more so to keep my hair feeling moisturized and protected. The mousse is to help keep the style to last longer and give it holding power. My hair is normally already detangled from my shower, so the first thing I do is squeeze out any excess water with a t-shirt and apply my curl cream. I love using the Curls Creme Brule Whipped Curl Cream for this step because it has so many amazing ingredients that help nourish my hair. I let my hair air dry for a while before attempting the next step. This is because if I go in to style while it is very wet, I will wake up to hair that is still damp. I then go in with my favorite Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl-Boosting Mousse. It has great hold without the lasting crunchy feeling other mousses have. After all of my products have been evenly distributed, I like doing two French braids, one on each side of my head. Sometimes if I want extra dimension I will do three braids, one in the center and two on the sides. After the braids are done, I like doing an extra squeeze out of the product and water with my t-shirt and its ready to go! I like going to sleep with my braids in. When I wake up, I delicately open up the braids and separate the waves. If my hair has a cast from the mousse, I like to scrunch it out so the wave can loosen and fall more naturally. Now I have ready to go hair that I don’t have to worry about! This style usually lasts me a couple of days, especially if it is re-braided over night. Happy braiding!
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gpreety_
🌴 picking the right gel for curly hair
I have low-porosity, medium textured, 2C-3A curls. At first, I tried the Herbal Essences - Totally Twisted Curl-Boosting Mousse with Berry Essences mousse to style my hair. It made my hair shiny, bouncy, and feel light. But the downside to mousse is it’s harder to define your curl shape with it. Enter gel. I tried the Ouidad - Advanced Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel , a popular product from Curly Hair reddit, and followed these directions to try it: condition your hair in the shower, then rinse. when you’re out, use “prayer hands” to run a golf-ball sized amount through your hair. let it dry COMPLETELY, then scrunch out the gel cast on your hair. You’re left with bouncy, shapely, and voluminous curls like shown above! And something I noticed later is that I got ringlets 🍥 in some hair layers. It’s been a while since I got my ringlets back man 😭 I tried the travel size of this product, and I’m loving it so far. The scent is gentle and fresh, the texture is runny (not heavy), and the hair cast it forms is easy to soften. The only downside is that it’s $26 for 8.5 oz. And they recommend using a golfball sized amount, which is a lot... I used maybe 2 clementine slices amount and that almooost got my whole head, but not quite. Some people recommend the LA LOOKS - Extreme Sport Styling Gel, which is $3.79 for 20.0 oz. But note that it has Keratin & Soy protein. Lowpo hair tends to already have a lot of keratin, so adding more can make it brittle. Which brings me to some general tips for picking a gel: 🌺For Lowpo hair, avoid high protein ones. The Ouidad one has some protein, too, but it’s lower on the ingredients list. 🌺Avoid gels with alcohol, sulfates, parabens or silicones. The first 3 ingredients can dry out your hair, causing them to get more frizzy. Meanwhile, silicones are known to build up over time and weigh down hair. 🌺 If you have fine hair, be selective about the oils in it. Jojoba oil is one of the best to nourish fine hair without weighing it down. Medium hair can get a protein boost from coconut oil. Coarse hair can benefit from vitamin rich avocado oil. 🌺 Get travel sizes and go for trial and error. Hair isn’t an exact science. And sometimes, we have one part of our hair that’s more heat damaged or thin than the other. These tips are a guide to help you start, but you might find something different works for you, and that’s okay. Still, if you have my hair type and want to try a gel, I recommend this one! I’ve also heard good things about the Kinky-Curly - Original Curling Custard, Natural Styling Geland theaussie - Instant Freeze Hair with Jojoba Oil & Sea Kelp Gel. So I’ll probably give those a shot next ✨
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Influencer Curly Hair Secrets You NEED to Know
I want to share a few “secrets” as a curly hair influencer on Instagram. Without further ado, here we go: 1. Our hair isn’t always picture-ready! A lot of the curly influencers on IG (myself included) wear our curls up in a messy bun or under a hat just as much as you, I promise! Sure there are stretches of days and weeks where my curls look really nice, but most of the time I’m doing whatever I can to get my hair out of my face (so I can work/clean/workout etc). Don’t let the “perfect” IG feeds make you feel like you have to compete - we aren’t together all the time either. 2. Lighting makes a HUGE difference in how your curls look in photos. With a ring light my curls look commercial/ad-ready. Not sure what it is specifically about that particular light but it makes a HUGE difference. Going from room to room (taking the same picture from the same angle) will make your curls look dramatically different depending on the lighting. Ring light vs. natural light - in front of a window, for example - and dim lighting can make my curls look incredible vs. just okay. I’m talking from looking near frizz-free and shiny to dull and flat. Try it for yourself! 3. We really are passionate about teaching other women to embrace their curls. I’ve been on zoom meetings with some of the other curl ladies and we do genuinely LOVE our curly hair and sharing everything we can with you. We can literally talk about it for hoooours. Oddly enough many of the us have healthcare or education backgrounds, we truly are here to help! That being said, keep in mind that most of the time being a “curl enthusiast/influencer” isn’t our full-time job. Please be patient when you’re waiting for a response from us - we do everything we can to answer as many questions as possible. 4. I wish I could tell you about a miracle product (but most often the secret is simply TIME). If you’ve started your curl journey, you likely already know it takes a lot of trial and error to figure out the best combination of products, the best application methods, the right way to refresh your curls, etc. Unfortunately, the truth is this - if you somehow managed to discover all of those things in week 1 of wearing your hair curly, you’d still have to wait months or years for true change. It’s likely you’ve been straightening your hair to death for the last several years and it’s going to take time for your hair to grow out and be healthy. Just stick with it, realize it’s a marathon and not a sprint, and get ready to be amazed at your transformation. 5. Enjoy the ride! I have a hard time putting into words exactly how embracing my curls has changed me. Loving my curls has given me a confidence boost greater than anything I’ve ever experienced. There were times of frustration, times of helplessness, and times I was ready to give up. The journey is what makes this so special. Take lots of of pictures to document your progress! Xoxo, Katie #CheriePartner
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type_ofbeautiful
You can't pay me to switch these!😘
Herbal Essences - Smooth Lisse Rose Hips Shampoo As a girl with medium density hair, today I am going to recommend you two effective shampoos and conditioners which help maintain my hair density. The shampoo features 90% natural and botanical ingredients, 0 stain, 0 silicone, super safe to use. Their shampoos has many fragrances to choose from, such as ginger, rose and so on. In addition, this is the shampoo with the most lasting fragrance I have ever seen. The fragrance can last on the hair for 2-3 days. Moreover, the bottle design is very attractive and its texture is relatively fresh. MOROCCANOIL - Smoothing Shampoo MOROCCANOIL - Smoothing Conditioner The second shampoo I recommend was the Moroccanoil, which was famous on various websites. I bought the shampoo along with the conditioner. The benefits of this shampoo are: repair fragile hair, restore elasticity and vitality from dyed and permed hair. It has excellent repair ability and can also make my hair more shiny. It helps maintain a healthy scalp and supple daily vitality of hair, rich in vitamin B6 and essential oil. Usage experience: The fragrance is light and foam is rich. I have been using this shampoo all the time and it is very easy to absorb. The shampoo’s smell like milk and coconut. And If you have a high requirement for scent, you can go to the store to try and buy.
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SharonL
Best Drugstore Shampoo + Conditioner
This is my absolute favorite and No.1 shampoo right now. Im always using it on my hair. I absolutely love the Herbal Essences bio:renew naked Moisture Rosemary and Herbs Shampoo!!! The shampoo has a nice clean fresh scent to it and it leave my hair feeling clean renewed.The smell is tropical and floral at the same time. It makes washing my hair even more enjoyable. Herbal Essences - Smooth Lisse Rose Hips Shampoo Herbal Essences - Rosemary & Herbs Hair Conditioner I do a lot of things with my hair on the weekend when I would apply a lot of stuff on. I would wear protective hairstyle products. And sometimes i go with setting spray. At the end of the day, my scalp would get a lot of product build-up and of course dirtier than normal days. One of the reasons I love this set so much is that I like the minimal chemical and more natural ingredients. A lot of the ingredients are more “eco-friendly” because they are paraben and gluten-free. One thing good about this shampoo is that it is very easy to use and control. The cap on the top that controls how much products is released from the bottle and leave less of a mess or waste product. Another thing I really love this product is that it doesn’t strip your hair from all the natural oils. The shampoo and is silicone free. But it does have sulfates and parabens. Usually i only use salon conditioner because I have really damaged and splits on my ends. But since I received this I decided to give it a try and the result was AMAZING. My hair feels silky yet light. This line is mainly for clarify and deep cleanse to remove chemical product build-up which is exactly what im looking for. In addition, it worked really good to lather and my scalp felt clean. it left my hair soft, silky and glory. And for the most part their products are very affordable. I highly recommend you girls give it a try! .
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lilyz
If you have thin and fine hair as mine, only 2 products will save your hair!
Herbal Essences - Rosemary & Herbs Hair Conditioner I really like this conditioner form herbal essences! I have very fine/thin hair and this is incredibly mousturizing without making my hair greasy or weighing it down. A little goes a LONG way with this stuff. I'm not a fan of the scent,I even don't like rosemary. I received this product complimentary in exchange for my honest review. My hair feels hydrated after using it for a few days now. It also doesn't make my hair oily which tends to happen with most shampoos I use that are supposed to hydrated my hair. My hair is really thin&fine, and after using herbal essences my hair is back to being healthy with a nice shine and bounce to it. I could feel that really cleansed your hair. Gets rid of the oils very very very fast. It also invigorates my hair strands.It can help my scalp strengthen the roots of my hair! I have thin fine hair,and I really need good conditioner seriously. I like this conditioner a lot. It's a perfect companion to the shampoo, which really cleaned my hair. Left it a little dry feeling, but the conditioner put all the moisture back and nourished my hair. My favorite part was that it was easy to wash out and didn't leave a residue in my hair! The smell was amazing and natural.The rosemary scent is pretty strong but not over whelming.It's very unisex and not fruity or sweet, which is rare. The scent could make me fell relaxed.I only had to use very little and my hair was covered! It smelled great and the scent lasted all day! I will always keep these in my hair routine.Best choice if you have the same hair as me and want a different shampoo and conditioner. Highly recommend. What do you think of either product? Tell me below!
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Cokey
Best Drugstore Shampoo + Conditioner
This is my absolute favorite and No.1 shampoo right now. Im always using it on my hair. I absolutely love the Herbal Essences bio:renew naked Moisture Rosemary and Herbs Shampoo!!! The shampoo has a nice clean fresh scent to it and it leave my hair feeling clean renewed.The smell is tropical and floral at the same time. It makes washing my hair even more enjoyable. Herbal Essences - Smooth Lisse Rose Hips Shampoo Herbal Essences - Rosemary & Herbs Hair Conditioner I do a lot of things with my hair on the weekend when I would apply a lot of stuff on. I would wear protective hairstyle products. And sometimes i go with setting spray. At the end of the day, my scalp would get a lot of product build-up and of course dirtier than normal days. One of the reasons I love this set so much is that I like the minimal chemical and more natural ingredients. A lot of the ingredients are more “eco-friendly” because they are paraben and gluten-free. One thing good about this shampoo is that it is very easy to use and control. The cap on the top that controls how much products is released from the bottle and leave less of a mess or waste product. Another thing I really love this product is that it doesn’t strip your hair from all the natural oils. The shampoo and is silicone free. But it does have sulfates and parabens. Usually i only use salon conditioner because I have really damaged and splits on my ends. But since I received this I decided to give it a try and the result was AMAZING. My hair feels silky yet light. This line is mainly for clarify and deep cleanse to remove chemical product build-up which is exactly what im looking for. In addition, it worked really good to lather and my scalp felt clean. it left my hair soft, silky and glory. And for the most part their products are very affordable. I highly recommend you girls give it a try! .
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lilyz

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The Herbal Dynamics Mango & Gr
The Herbal Dynamics Mango & Green Tea Firming Eye Mask is a 3-minute wipe off eye mask, that helps combat dark circles with green tea and caffeine, while the mango and apple soothe, plump and hydrate the under eyes. The texture is creamy and thick, it also has a beautiful shimmer in it, and it applies like a heavy cream. I like using this on those busy mornings, when I don’t have time to use a full 20-minute eye mask, but I desperately need something to wake up my eyes. This makes my under eyes appear brighter and less puffy, but still provides a plumping effect and adds a lot of hydration too. Herbal Dynamics Beauty gifted this to me, and I chose this product because I was on the hunt for an eye mask, something with caffeine in it, and this one looked great! Although, this mask does claim to reduce the appearance of dark circles, I have not found it effective for that issue. The results don’t last too long after removing the mask, except the hydrating properties. I wouldn’t recommend this product to someone looking to reduce dark circles, but would recommend it for someone looking for a quick “wake-up” effect, or someone looking for an easy hydrating eye mask. I think it is worth it if you have it on hand, but it isn’t something I would go out of my way to purchase again, especially since I can achieve similar results from a morning eye cream. I will continue to use it, because I do like the instant look it gives to my tired morning eyes. I would give this product a 3/5⭐️ because it does deliver results, but they just don’t last long.
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fueltheglow