Show Your Curls Some Love With These Brands
Jun. 28, 2020
Let’s be honest, having curls is a constant love-hate relationship. When they look good, damn they look good. But when they don’t, it can be a mess. The word curls itself can mean so many different things. It could mean waves, kinky curls, tight curls or loose curls. But one thing all curls should have in common? They’ve got to have bounce, have definition and look smooth. Here are a few essentials that can make that happen, and that your curls will adore!
Living proof.No Frizz Intense Moisture Hair Mask
You may have heard of Living Proof because it’s co-owned by Jennifer Aniston. But what makes them a stunning hair care brand is that they pioneered silicon-free products that originated from MIT. They’re rooted in a whole lot of science, and their customers are living proof (hence the name), they’ve garnered a significant following cause their stuff really works!
When it comes to curls, flyaways are inevitable. Frizz can seriously get in the way of a polished look, so reach for this Intense Moisture Mask. It deeply conditions and creates a protective layer that reduces friction. All without weighing it down! It even keeps your hair cleaner for longer, that’s a win in my books!
MOROCCANOILCurl Defining Cream
MOROCCANOILIntense Curl Cream
This iconic brand is known for its oil-infused products that nourish your body and hair. When it comes to styling and conditioning, they’ve made a name for themselves by providing products that create long-lasting effects. This year, they celebrate 10 years!
When it comes to curls, they make them way more manageable. Their Curl Defining Cream paves the way for a natural-looking bouncy and frizz-free look, while their Intense Curl Cream provides styling with a side of hydration. Each infused with their signature Argon oil, it gives your hair a hit of vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants.
Virtue’s story may sound like something out of a sci-fi flick, but the results speak for themselves. Using Alpha Keratin which is extracted from ethically-sourced human hair, the brand discovered that this protein makes hair stronger, healthier and shinier. It can even repair severely damaged hair!
If that doesn’t convince you, try their Recovery Shampoo for yourself. Whether your curls are natural or not, it may have been put through its paces, this shampoo helps manage breakage and delivers more bounce. Its formulated to fill in any damaged strands of hair and feeds it vital nutrients. If you’re experiencing any damage from using curlers, coloring or chemicals, get on this ASAP!
SACHAJUANSACHAJUAN Leave In Conditioner
SACHAJUANSachajuan Curl Treatment
This Swedish brand was created by two international hairdressers who happen to be best friends. They are dedicated to helping create healthy, strong hair with straight forward formulas, with a side of luxury. Described as true craftsmen by their clientele, their results are immediate!
When you’re in a hurry, spritz in this light, oil-free Leave-In Conditioner to give your curls and scalp some weightless moisturization. By simply massaging it out it helps detangle fine hair and gives your mane a bit of volume. For a more pampering experience, go for the Curl Treatment, which offers a softness, shine and a defined movable finish.
drybarThe Bouncer Diffuser
Drybar’s concept is simple: a good blow out. They don’t offer cuts, or coloring, just that. With over 100 salons over the US and Canada, they are the experts in a good blow-dried look. Founder, Alli Webb is a curly-haired girl herself, so you know she knows her stuff.
If you’ve got curls and you’re not drying your hair with a diffuser, you’re definitely missing out on maximum curl potential. Pop this on the end of your hairdryer and your curls will be treated to a whole new luster, bounce and volume. People love this Bouncer Diffuser because it dries your hair fast and brings a full load of definition.
If you’re always reaching for the tongs or crimper, give their Hot Toddy Heat Protectant Mist a go. It’s no secret that exposing your hair to high temperatures regularly will dry it out and make it dull. This ultra-lightweight spray will protect your locks from curling and styling irons up to 450°F and leave it with a smooth finish.
Remember, hair is just like skin and can be incredibly temperamental when it comes to a change in diet, weather or even mood. More often than not, you’ll have to end up trying a range of products to keep up with it. My ongoing quest to keep my curls in shape and healthy continues, so drop your favorite curl-related products below!
Double Your Lash Length With Sky High Mascara!
I bought this mascara after seeing a post about it on Facebook. I love trying out new mascaras but rarely do I find one that I will use regularly like my beloved tarte - Maneater Mascara However this stuff is good. MAYBELLINE - Lash Sensational Sky High Waterproof Mascara It gave my lashes so much volume & length they literally doubled in size! My lashes are already pretty long to begin with but this made them look amazing. The photo is after applying only one coat so I can only imagine how good they will look after two or three coats! It also didn’t clump up my lashes at all. I applied it really quickly & lazily too because I was in a rush to get ready & I was still amazed! I honestly think this is going to be my new daily mascara. It is waterproof but not the annoying kind that leaves your eyes completely black when you go to take it off. It came off really easily with my POND'S - Facial Moisturizers Dry Skin Cream which is what I’ve always used to remove my eye makeup, since I was a kid! @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
My Farewell To Cherie
Follow me on Ig for more skincare since Cherie is leaving 😭 @naturedskinv This has been an amazing journey and I’ve made soo many amazing friends. Thank you for all the love, conversations, and just overall happiness I’ve experienced on this app. I’m definitely sad, a little upset, and a dash of confused, but thank you @cheriefor giving me such an amazing confidence boost and guidance. The way the app shaped my thoughts on skincare has been insane. I’m still willing to forget this and call it a joke if y’all are! 😭 Anyways thank you again and hopefully we can stay in touch 🙏🏾
Stay Young Forever? ✨
That’d be great right? Well in taking those steps, I definitely recommend these amazing serums. I was gifted the: Intoxicated Cosmetics: Snake Serum Bee Serum Snail Serum I started using the Snail Serum last night first and wow did I notice a difference. The Snail Serum mainly targets dryness. I used this in place of my usual night time serum and boy did I notice a difference. I N G R E D I E N T S : All Serums contain: ✨Niacinamide Bee Serum: Bee Venom Plant Based Stem Cells Royal Epigen Snake Serum Snake Venom Green & White Tea Extract Peptides Snail Serum Snail Peptide Hyadisine Echinacea Moronga Oil Extract I definitely will try the other serums in my routine as I get used to the Snail Serum but so far my skin is definitely happy. What serum would you like to try?
DISAPPOINTED BY THESE 100% NATURAL PRODUCTS 😩
I was so excited to try these out because I love moisturizers & I am always in search of a good one! These looked & sounded very promising! They’re from a woman owned company, completely natural, vegan, & cruelty free! However, I was quite disappointed. EARTH HARBOR - MERMAID MILK Nutrient Glow Moisturizer This moisturizer claims to give you a glow right away & it contains spirulina + matcha. I was excited about the matcha because it has so many amazing benefits for skin. It has a very whipped consistency which I like. However it always contains essential oils that were strong, although not toooo strong for my liking. But I’m really just not a fan of essential oils in my face creams. The moisturizer did make my skin appear a little brighter but the cream just sat on my face. All day long I could touch my face & still feel the cream sitting there! I hate that feeling! It also almost gave me a greasy appearance after a while? Not a fan. EARTH HARBOR - SIREN SILK Multi-Tasking Hydration Creme This one was absolutely awful. If I could give it 0 stars I would. It says to use it at night time & the apply it at least 5 minutes before bed so it can absorb on your face & not your pillow. It contains Sea Retinol + other Superherbs which normally make me love a product! But that just wasn’t enough here. First, when I put it on my face my eyes started to actually burn & I felt suffocated from the scent. It was THAT strong. Guys, I’m not being dramatic at all. The smell like attacked me it was crazy! I have never had something like that happen with a face cream! I couldn’t believe how strong the fragrance was. & to top it off, it wasn’t even a pretty smell. My husband described it as smelling like floor cleaner. But I powered through. The longer I had it on, the more “used” to the smell I got. So, I wore it overnight. But then I woke up even more upset with it! I had pilling all over my face. It almost looked like my face was peeling but it wasn’t, it was jus the cream. One thing I cannot stand about a moisturizer is pulling. That’s enough for me to throw it out! It also didn’t really even moisturize my face that well! All in all, I hated this experience. But if you want, you should try them out for yourself, don’t let my experience deter you from trying something new! I however, will be sticking with my Youth To The People Dream Mask & Superfood Whipped Moisturizer! Love those two!! YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superberry Hydrate + Glow Dream Mask YOUTH TO THE PEOPLE - Superfood Air-Whip Moisture Cream 💗💗💗 @cherie@Cheriebeauty@CheriePick
At Home Exfoliating Facial ✨✨
So I recently received the Mimi Co Exfoliating Wand via IG PR. I couldn’t wait to do a full facial and I decided to do it tonight. Order: I purchased a steamer from Amazon for $23 and I’m obsessed with it (DM me for product info). I started with UpCircle - Cleansing Face Balm With Apricot Powder As my oil cleanse to get my sunscreen from today off and any other oils and dirts. INDIE LEE - Purifying Face Wash This cleanser is perfect for getting dirts and oils from skin as well. It’s not drying and it’s totally worth it! I paired it with a face cleansing scrub brush, I also purchased from Amazon. I love it and I paid around $20 for it as well! It doubles the vibration frequency put out by Foreo. CLARISMA - Namaste Glow Energizing Face Mask This was the mask I chose for the enzyme properties. This breaks down dirts and oils in pores and dead skin cells. I also steamed my face during this time. Follain - Toning Mist: Balance + Prime This was what I sprayed over my face for the prep for my exfoliating wand. I didn’t have a true medium and I am out of Aloe Vera plants so😭 I then exfoliated with my wand starting at my cheeks and working upward and then to my forehead. I went down and to the sides of my nose. Glow slow! innisfree - Jeju Lava Seawater Lotion I used the toner to cleanse my skin and get any dirts left over from me exfoliating. SUMMER FRIDAYS - Jet Lag Mask I use this as my hydrating mask. I took the back of my Mimi Co Wand on switched to the Moisturizing Setting. I gently slid upwards my entire face for the last 2 mins only and then wiped the mask off with a damp cloth. earthtoskin - Tea Time Anti Aging Eye Cream This is the most hydrating eye cream I own. I used this with the back of my cleansing brush on the heat setting! Yes it made my eye feel so hydrated and relaxed. fresh - Lotus Anti-Aging Night Moisturizer This was the final step as a good moisturizer seals in everything! To prevent acne I use the SUNDAY RILEY - U.F.O. Ultra-Clarifying Face Oil as my last step. I didn’t use an astringent type toner, so I wanted to still treat my skin💚
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