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Curly hair styling products
Best curl-friendly styling products that keep your curls looking bouncy!
What hair type am I?
I first thought I was 3C, but then I realized my hair had heat damage and resultantly, a looser curl. Then I grew out the damage and thought ok it’s 4A, but honestly I just don’t know. Any naturalistas out there want to chime in? When my hair dries it just gets frizzy and shrunken. This photo is right after a hair wash (still wet), styled with Eco Style gel. I hate to say it but no matter how many gels I try, Eco Style is the only one that takes away my frizz without feeling heavy. I have since embraced the frizz and hardly use gel at all in my daily routine, but am dying to try flaxseed gel like the one Naptural85 makes for herself. ECOCO - Eco Styler Krystal Styling Gel
ECOCO-Eco Styler Krystal Styling Gel
✨HAIR ROUTINE for More Lively Curls
If you swipe you will see what my hair looks like when it dries naturally vs. after styling it! I recently cut like 10 inches off of my hair, and the stylist did a terrible job. and gave me crazy layers that I didn’t want, and my natural tight waves/loose curls went with it :( But this is what I do to get my desired curly look to hide the layers and avoid using hot tools. It works best when your hair is super wet/straight out of the shower. 1. drybar - Prep Rally Prime & Prep Detangler Give your hair a quick spritz of this for a shiny and healthy look while also helping you detangling it! I gave it 4/5 stars because I love the product but it has a very strong scent that I am not a fan of (floral + chemical) so if you are sensitive to smells I wouldn’t recommend it. 2. AVEDA - Damage Remedy Intensive Restructuring Treatment Rub a dime-sized amount all over your hair and comb and through it to distribute the two products evenly. I also love this and think it keeps my hair super healthy and prevents split ends...but I also gave it 4/5 stars for the same reason above. Strong floral/chemical scent! This one is not as strong as Prep Rally but its definitely still there. 3. NOT YOUR MOTHER'S - Curl Talk Defining Cream Its very inexpensive and it does a great job at giving me more defined curls. For this step I rub a quarter sized amount evenly through my hair, and then use another quarter sized amount while my head is flipped over and I scrunch my curls with the remaining product. 4. PANTENE - Curl Scrunching Spray Gel With your head right side up again, spray your curls generously on top and bottom while its in the right position/parted in the way you like. Scrunch it some more if there are any strands that need some more bounce. This product is my HOLY GRAIL! Also super inexpensive and it not only holds my curls in place ALL DAY but it also gives them extra definition at the same time. Keep in mind if you use too much in one area it WILL get crunchy but lighter use will keep it soft. (The picture that comes up when you click it on this app isnt correct - its in a spray bottle) 5. ogx - Hydrate + Marula Oil Shampoo, Elixir Serum Once its all dry I lightly run this over the top of my ends to tame any frizz that came out while drying. This oil does its job but its not my absolute favorite, mostly because its very very thin in consistency so I don’t think the eye dropper it comes with is the best method to distribute it, I would have preferred it to be thicker or just in a spray bottle.
PANTENE-Curl Scrunching Spray Gel
Cream styling products for curly hair
I found applying cream styling products in the shower helps make your curls WAY softer than waiting until after when the hair shaft has closed. Products used: SheaMoisture - Coconut & Hibiscus Styling Milk SheaMoisture - Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk Quidad - Curl Defining Cream Ouidad - Vitalcurl+ Define & Shine Gel-Cream EcoStylerGel - Argon Oil
SheaMoisture-Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Style Milk
Best styling products for my curls ✨
As a curly girl, I don’t wash my hair every day, however I style my hair every day and make sure all the frizz is gone. The co wash conditioner is AMAZING! It’s the best product for those days that you don’t want to shampoo your hair and is in need of an extra hydration. The leave in conditioner is super thick and AMAZING to style your curls! I wake up with a lot of frizz on the front part Of my hair and this does the trick! I follow up with the gel, and the gel is super lightweight and won’t leave your curls feeling super hard! It definitely gives your curls nice movement! I’m obsessed with all of these! Will definitely purchase them once I run out! Not to mention their product smells so amazing! What I love most about this brand is that packaging and their scent is so amazing! I love how curly and healthy my hair looks after each use 🤍
amika:-Curl Corps Defining Cream
my curl routine 🧖🏻♀️
The tried and true products: PACIfICA - Pineapple Curls Curl Defining Conditioner I’ve been using this conditioner for over a year and it is the best thing that has EVER happened to my curls. I switched to the Herbal Essence curl conditioner for a short time and the results were definitely not the same. The smell is pretty nice as well, and it doesn’t make my hair feel greasy. it's a 10 haircare - Miracle Leave-In Product if this was less expensive it would be an absolute staple on my bathroom counter — the price is truly the only drawback. It smells like you’ve just come back from a salon, and leaves your hair frizz free and full of life. The travel size actually goes a long way for 1/3 of the price! The new stuff: SheaMoisture - Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie I like this product, the way it smells, and it’s ingredients but overall I haven’t noticed a huge difference in the life of my curls. But I’ve heard really good reviews of it before so I’m hoping it’ll do better with prolonged use! PACIfICA - Pineapple Curls Curl Defining Shampoo I love this stuff, but wouldn’t swear by it as much as the conditioner. I feel like overall it’s just another shampoo — but it definitely cleans my hair and doesn’t leave it greasy or anything like that. I just haven’t noticed much difference in my curls between this and the HE that I used to use.
SheaMoisture-Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie
Curly Hairstyle Routine
For reference, I have type 3A curls and thin hair! This before picture is how my hair looks after going to the beach and after not washing it for 3 days. This is my routine for prepping my hair for any type of activity immediately after I wash it. I’ve already provided information on the shampoo and conditioner that I use, so be sure to check that post and the curly hair tips posts for further details that will help during the washing process. When I’m done with my hair washing, I proceed by adding the aussie - Miracle Curls with Coconut Oil Paraben Free Detangling Milk Treatment . For a more thorough review on that product, please take a look at my previous posts. Following this, I proceed to by brushing my hair with Wet brush - Original Detangler . This is a MUST is you have curly hair and want to avoid losing excess hair. Plus, it is SUPER CHEAP. The Intelliflex Bristles are firm yet soft and covered with SofTips. The bristles are firm enough to pull through the tangles, yet they’re soft enough not to get caught and rip through the hair. It has helped me reduce the amount of time when it comes to detangling and the amount of pain I used to go through. Just remember to always start from the tips and work your way to the top when brushing. I then proceed by wrapping my hair with a cotton t-shirt to help lock the moisture. Depending on how my day goes, I sometimes leave it longer, but generally I leave it on for 20-30 minutes. Then I proceed with the actual hairstyling using a diffuser. CONAIR - InfinitiPRO 1875 Watt AC Pro Hair Dryer Rose Gold Using this hair dryer has accelerated and simplified my hairstyle process! It is pretty affordable and has both ceramic and ionic technology. Ceramic technology is what releases non-damaging infrared heat to your hair, while ionic technology works by using electrons to break the water molecules and, thus, allows the hair to dry faster and more hydrated while reducing frizz. In addition to this, it has a cool setting AND cold setting, which are the ones that I use when I’m styling. DON’T DRY USING THE WARM OR HOT SETTINGS! While this hair dryer does a GREAT job at preventing damage with its technology, hair styling regularly with warm or hot settings diminish the levels of moisture that your hair is able to retain, so you wan’t to avoid that as much as possible. It also comes with a diffuser, so you don’t have to buy one. I finish by adding hairspray. aussie - Sun Touched Shine Hairspray I know many shy away from hairsprays for various reasons, but hear me out. I avoid at all costs mousse and gels, which tend to be much more harmful than hairsprays. Besides, this is ONE OF A KIND. It has UV PROTECTION, JOJOBA OIL, & SEA KELP. There’s no way that this harms your hair. Just avoid soaking your hair in it and you’ll see WONDERS! And VOILÁ! The results are clearly seen with the after picture!
CONAIR-InfinitiPRO 1875 Watt AC Pro Hair Dryer Rose Gold
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