👩🦱 Transform Your Curls With The Best Hair Care Brands for Curly Hair
A thick mop of curls is often the envy of straight-haired girls, but if you’re anything like me, trying to maintain curly hair is challenging at the best of times and downright impossible at the worst. Achieving that bouncy, shiny, messy-but-defined look day in, day out can take a lot of time (and money!), making a lot of us curly girls turn to the straighteners. But never fear – there are some solutions out there, and luckily for you, I’ve found four of the best brands on the market for curly hair.
GirlandHair was founded by Dr. Camille Verovic, a former marketing professional turned doctor. For years, she sought after natural products to care for her curls instead of wearing protective styles such as weaves, braids, and wigs – but to no avail. Her solution? Formulate them herself. Her mission was to make maintaining her natural hair as easy and convenient as possible – as she says, “wash day should never take all day”. As a result, based on her personal frustration but using her extensive medical knowledge, Camille created a product line to do just that. All GirlandHair products are free from alcohol, sulfates, parabens, phthalate, silicone, and color – plus, they’re also cruelty-free. One of the brand’s bestsellers is the CLEANSE+ Water-To-Foam Moisturizing Shampoo, which deeply cleanses without stripping the hair of its natural oils, leaving it soft, bouncy, and easy to detangle. Plus, it has an easy-to-use applicator tip for a clean that gets right to the scalp.
Ouidad is a beauty mogul turned founder of a hair care brand with the same name – and it would be fair to say that she’s one of the pioneers of curl-specific hair products in the beauty industry. Since 1984, she’s worked to grow the company and has been the proud recipient of more than one Best of Beauty awards. Ouidad understood that while each curl has its own structure, there are four main curl types: kinky, tight, loose, and classic. She’s developed a signature line of products to complement each different type, combining premium natural ingredients with experience spanning decades, as well as the latest scientific knowledge in the hair care industry. One of the brand’s best-selling products is the Mongongo Oil Multi-Use Curl Treatment, which hydrates, moisturizes, protects, and nourishes all curl types. It contains a fantastic blend of ingredients, including mongongo nut oil, coconut, American palm seed oil, broccoli seed oil, linoleic acid, and vitamin E.
Only Curls was founded in 2016 in London but has since earned international recognition for – you guessed it – its line of products tailored specifically to curly hair. The brand is on a mission to encourage girls with curly hair – and that’s all types of curly hair – to stop using chemicals, forget about using heated appliances, and embrace their natural curls. To help them do this, Only Curls offers a line of hair care products formulated to moisturize and define curls while banishing frizz – and better yet, they’re all 100% vegan and cruelty-free, as well as containing natural ingredients. The packaging is even made with bioplastic (which is derived from sugarcane), making them 100% recyclable. The brand’s bestseller is the Hydrating Curl Creme, which is a conditioning, leave-in formula that hydrates and defines curls without weighing them down. The result? Smooth curls, minimal frizz, and delicious-smelling hair (it’s scented with citrus and coconut!).
Only CurlsHydrating Curl Creme
SheaMoisture is a New York-based company with roots in Sierra Leone, where the founders’ grandmother started selling hair products at a market way back in 1912. All of Sofi Tucker’s product formulas were based on shea butter and targeted at thick, curly hair – and today, the brand’s focus is still the same. SheaMoisture uses premium natural ingredients from around the world and organic production processes to make sustainable but effective hair products that allow people to embrace their natural curls. One of the brand’s best-selling products is the Coconut and Hibiscus Curling Gel Soufflé – infused with coconut oil (and, of course, shea butter), it moisturizes and defines curls while allowing for more style control, meaning you can embrace your natural hair while protecting and nourishing it.
SheaMoistureCoconut & Hibiscus Curling Gel Souffle
Transform Your Curls!
So, now you know some of the best hair care brands for curls out there, you can try some of them yourself and embrace your beautiful curls to the maximum! Most products mentioned here should be suitable for everyone, but you should always check the ingredients list just to be sure. And if you love your new products, don’t forget to share this article with your friends and family so they can benefit too!
The Organic Skin Co.
Have you tried this brand yet. This brand is The Organic Skin. THE ORGANIC SKIN Co. - Cheeky Lips • This product is a blush and lip product. Versatile, multi-purpose blush Designed to provide a perfect natural flush and the pout to match. • Cheeky Lips comes in eight bangin’, long-lasting, highly pigmented colors. • Whether you’re looking for a soft pink blush for your cheeks and lips. • Organic castor seed oil and supercritical extracts of rosemary, pomegranate and calendula will help to replenish your cheeks and lips, keeping them smooth and healthy. 💭 I wasn't sure how to use this product when I first received it. The color is very pretty. The texture is soft and smooth. I used this on my lips. The color is very pigmented and long lasting. I tried this on my cheeks and wasn't a fan. It was too greasy for my liking. #The Organic Skin - Natural Lipstick[products]#[TwoStars] • This lipstick comes in 12 colors. With the added benefits of calendula and rosemary supercritical extracts, as well as nourishing organic oils and carnauba wax. Shades: Coral & Ruby Red 💭 I really wanted to like these lipsticks. The packaging is so pretty. The issue is the texture. These lipsticks are a little rough. I wasn't able to wear it by itself. You Definitely have to apply a gloss before using or it will break. Unfortunately it became to stressful to use. lol They wouldn't apply the right way. #The Organic Skin - TASK FORCE NINECALENDULA AND TURMERIC CREAM [products]#[FiveStars] • Infused with 9 active natural ingredients – aloe vera, jojoba seed oil, lemon peel oil, calendula, turmeric, rosemary, honeysuckle, vanilla, and seabuckthorn – this multi-tasking treatment cream has moisturizing, antiseptic and antibacterial properties. 💭 This is a nice everyday cream. The texture is nice and light. It leaves your skin smooth and moisturized. It's non-greasy and smells amazing. This cream is good for all skin types including sensitive skin. #The Organic Skin - The Eyes Have it[products]#[FourStars] • With 8 colors to choose from you can mix, match and blend our cream eye shadows. Highly pigmented, long-lasting, multi-hued, and full of supercritical extracts. How to use: Using your finger or an eye shadow brush, apply to your eyelids. Shades: Greenstone & Silhouette 💭 These are really nice eyeshadows especially if you like cream shadows. It's easy to apply and the texture is smooth. Once these shadows dry down, they stay in place. My issue was on of the shadows was hard. It kept rolling up as I was trying to get it out of the package. The shades are very pretty especially greenstone. It's very pigmented. I'm not sure if I would purchase any of these products. Your thoughts? (Gifted) #whoisnee #cheriecreator
Why pH of skincare products is important?
The pH is defined as the negative logarithm (base ten) of the concentration of free hydrogen ions in aqueous solution. The pH of skin surface ranges from 4.5 to 6 making it slightly acidic. The acidic nature of the whole skin surface was first claimed by Heuss in 1892; however, the first scientific study was carried out by Schade and Marchionini in 1928, who called it the acid mantle. The “acid mantle” protects the skin by inhibiting the growth of pathogenic organisms, regulating keratinization, desquamation and wound healing. Any disruption in the acid mantle disrupts the activity of enzymes involved in barrier function and anti-microbial protection. The skin pH and the buffering capacity of the skin surface are made up of the components of the stratum corneum as well as the secretions from sebaceous and sweat glands. Sweat is an important contributor towards skin acidity owing to its content of amino acid, lactic acid, and urea, which supplement skin NMF levels. The formation of stratum corneum barrier requires enzymes that are pH dependent. Two lipid-processing enzymes β-glucocerebrosidase and acidic sphingomyelinase require a pH of 5.6 and 4.5, respectively. An increased skin surface pH activates enzyme serine proteases, which causes degradation of corneodesmosomes and affects the skin barrier. pH also has a big impact on the skin microbiome. The bactericidal activity, because of dermicidin and nitrites in sweat, occurs optimally at pH 5.5. The resident bacterial flora changes as pH increases causing increase in population and activity of P. acnes and Staphylococcus aureus which are responsible for acne and eczema. All these result in contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, ichthyosis, acne vulgaris and Candida albicans infections. Products with high pH cause swelling of skin follicles affecting the permeability of the skin making it dry, sensitive, and susceptible. Most of the skincare products are formulated within the pH range of normal healthy skin except the exfoliating products that contain alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA’s), Vitamin C products and chemical peel which work at low pH. Facial oils, cleansing oils, balms are not pH dependent.
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Is this sunscreen worth the hype?
There is 𝗻𝗼 𝘀𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗺𝗲𝗻 without 𝘀𝘂𝗻𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗻. And, the 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝘀𝘂𝗻𝘀𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗻 is the one that you will wear religiously. Is 𝗜𝗦𝗗𝗜𝗡 𝗘𝗿𝘆𝗳𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗻𝗮 𝗔𝗴𝗲𝗹𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗨𝗹𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 tinted mineral sunscreen worth the hype? #Isdin - ISDIN Eryfotona Ageless Ultralight tinted mineral sunscreen[products]#[FourStars] Pros ☀️ 𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹 sunscreen aka physical blocker, thus broad spectrum ☀️ Contains 𝗶𝗿𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝘅𝗶𝗱𝗲𝘀, though unclear of percent. May provide protection against blue light. ☀️ One of the few tinted moisturizers that blends in well in skin of color. The tint is so homogenous and nice that you can away with not applying foundation after. ☀️ Contains 𝗽𝗵𝗼𝘁𝗼𝗹𝘆𝗮𝘀𝗲, an enzyme, that help repair damage caused by the sun. Not too thick or too thin, apply easily on the skin. ☀️ contains 𝗩𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗻 𝗘, an antioxidant as well as moisturizing Cons 🥴 𝗢𝗶𝗹𝘆, would not recommend for oily skin 😱 $$$ 𝗘𝘅𝗽𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗶𝘃𝗲, it is definitely a splurge when there are comparable more frugal options out there.
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