Hair can be a bit of a struggle no matter what type you might have. Whether you love it, or whether you don’t, learning to work with what you have is a necessary key in keeping your hair happy and healthy. For me, learning to love my curls was a bit of a struggle. As a little girl, I hated the tugging and brushing my mother did to keep my hair tangle free. I’d sit for what felt like hours (but actually wasn’t) after having my hair washed, or having my mom braid it for me. Though I insisted upon wanting it straight, my mother wouldn’t give in to chemically treating my hair, even if it meant she had to do some learning of her own to keep my mane replenished.
Now that I’ve been managing my own hair for a few years, I’ve recognized the wrongs and rights, the should’s and the should not’s, and everything else I needed to know to keep my curls right. Through the years, I’ve also gone through a salon’s worth of products, and now know what will and what won’t get along with my hair. For those of you unsure of what to do to tame your hair, I’ve put together a hierarchy of products I swear by 🙂
ORS Curls Unleashed: Curl Boosting Jelly
This by far is my absolute favorite product. It’s worked wonders on my hair to make my curls still and defined.
Beautiful Textures: Curl Control
This is another top favorite of my mine. Though unalike in look and texture to the Curl Boosting Jelly, they essentially do the same thing.
I find that it’s often necessary to use this product in excess for best results, though be wary of it potentially drying out your hair.
Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Texturing Sea Salt Spray
This gets rave reviews from people possessing a variety of hair textures. I use is it personally as a great detangler, plus it smells good too 😉
Not Your Mother’s Beach Babe Moisturizing Conditioner
Though this conditioner isn’t intended as a leave in, I use it as a moisturizer post-washing.
ORS Curls Unleashed: Curl Defining Creme
This is another moisturizing product that I use in part with the Curl Boosting Jelly.
Mixed Chicks Leave In Conditioner
I started hearing about the Mixed Chicks brand on social media. Needless to say, I love this product.
ORS Curls Unleashed: Leave-In Conditioning Creme
I use this both as a leave-in conditioner and a daily moisturizer.
Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Coconut Curling Cream
This product is essentially great for all hair types.
I use it to moisturize my curls, plus it smells good haha.
Curls: Goddess Curls
I no longer use this on a regular basis, but it is an alternative for when I don’t have any of my other defining products. It gets the job done.
Aussie 2 in 1 Shampoo & Aussie Three Minute Miracal Moist
These are two separate products that I use together. Typically when washing, I finish my shampoo cycling before moving on to the timed treatment.
Curls Passion Fruit Control Paste
This is a good product for slicking back your hair when styling. Works for braiding, buns, and ponytails.
My brother even uses it on his hair to style his short curls.
Mixed Chicks: Gentle Clarifying Shampoo
This shampoo is intended to gently cleanse hair, as well as keep it moisturized.
It adds volume, shine, and holds curls.
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