Monday, August 12, 2013

Favorite hair products for curly girlies

Girls with curls ALWAYS have dry hair. I have yet to meet a curly girly that doesn't.

Because of this I am CONSTANTLY trying new hair products. When humidity changes with the season, I change hair products.

I did a little test the past few days to intentionally track the frizz and shape of curl to see if my current products were working. 

Sunday morning I got out of the shower and DID NOT towel dry my hair. I wrung it out the best I could with my hands.

I put about a quarter size of conditioner in the lower portion of my hair -it doesn't matter what kind. I used Redkin Color Extend, mentioned in this post. This helps reduce frizz.

I combed out the tangles then used about 1-2 handfuls of Tresemme Climate Control mousse.

I let it soak in for about 5-10 minutes while doing my makeup. I try to start drying my hair really soon after getting out of the shower to avoid air drying, which usually results in frizz. I also think wet hair holds thicker, prettier curls when dried with a diffuser.

I always use a Conair Pro diffuser until my hair is about 75% dry. You can find it at Sally Beauty here.

I personally think this style of diffuser works better than others because of how it cups -the hair doesn't escape it as easy and dries more consistently.

Here is what it it looked like:

Sunday morning: 9:00am

It was a fairly humid day in Kansas with temperatures up to 92. For curly haired girls, weather matters. A lot.

Here it is Sunday at 8:00pm, 11 hours later.

Pretty good! 

Before bed, I spray with Tresemme Curl Locking Styling Spray. I have been loyal to this stuff for probably 6 years.

Be sure you scrunch the area you spray immediately after, because this stuff is STICKY. It will hold exactly how you spray it.

I like using this hairspray before bed to hold curls while tossing and turning in the night.

I mentioned in my last hair post that I do not wash my hair every day. I put it in a bun on the top of my head and shower without getting it wet. 

A key to keeping hair fresh is using dry shampoo. When I wear my hair naturally curly I usually use Suave Professionals waterless foam shampoo, which is kind of like a lightweight mousse. 

Here is is at 7:30am this morning, 22.5 hours later.

Woo hoo!

Sometimes I use a curling wand to fix a few curls framing my face that are a little funky like below. Often I get kind of an odd cowlick going on.

Todays wasn't terrible, and I'm trying to reduce hair damage so I used a headband and skipped the curling iron.

So I wore that all day. This morning it was VERY rainy and humid but mellowed out in the evening.

Here is at 10:00pm Monday night:

Sooo ya. It looks almost exactly the same, which means IT WORKS!

Before and after...37 hours later.

I think it's an accomplishment to have naturally curly, frizz-free hair on day one. What's even more of an accomplishment is it LASTING!

What kind of hair products do you use for curly hair? I am always open to trying new things!


  1. I was recently introduced to Deva Curl ultra defining gel and the frizz free volumizing foam by my very curly girl hair stylist. Everyone has been saying how great my hair looks and asking how I cut down on frizz since I started using it a month ago. I also wring my hair out by hand and a t-shirt. Great post!I'm going to try the leave in shampoo!

    1. Ooooooh! This sounds awesome! I haven't tried anything from the Deva line so I will have to check it out! Thank you Maggie! :-)

  2. I never wear my hair curly because I have not found the right products that prevent me from looking like a frizzy, hairy mess! So, I will def try out these products!

    1. Haha I have been there girl! It takes forever to find something that works well! Hope this works for you!! :-)

  3. I am always on the hunt for how to style my curly hair (found you via Pinterest!) I can't diffuse my hair for the life of me! It always ends up frizzing :-(


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