you've already been told about the 'best products' and how to use them.
i get it - trust me, i normally scroll past these too.
in all of my online trolling through hair posts - i've found very few dealing with naturally curly hair.
not posts on how to CURL your hair, or how to sleep in rollers, or what products to use before a curling iron - no just naturally curly hair.
i've seen maybe...two other bloggers with naturally curly hair embrace it - talk about it - and share what they use and do. (if you know of some let me know!!!)
if you are like me, you like to know what works and doesn't work before buying it. products marketed for curly hair are any where but cheap (we're talking $15+ for some GEL!) and i would love to skip over some not-so-great stuff and spend my money on something i know will work.
so hopefully you're not bored and this is informative....if not, just keep
if you're going to "brush" your hair now is the time to do it; use a wide tooth comb while the conditioner is in your hair. personally, i rarely brush my hair. i will comb through my hair with conditioner in it to help keep some of hte natural curl pattern.
i absolutely love this stuff. curly-haired girls have to have sulfate free shampoo - so finding this on the shelves of target was fabulous. i use this shampoo only twice a week (normally sunday's and wednesdays) - or if i have had a really gross day (ahem yard work).
i realize that most people use this once a week or so to help hydrate their hair - but us curly-haired girls know the importance of a solid conditioner. i use this in my hair every day - and i don't fully rinse it out.
after shower: use a cotton t-shirt to scrunch the water out of your hair. do NOT use a towel, it will cause frizz and can break the natural curl pattern.
my current daily routine
i actually use this product last in the morning. it helps give a little more definition than the curling gel. it will add a small amount of crunch to my hair. i pump about 10 sprays into my palm, rub together, and scrunch my hair upside down.
absolutely love the smell of this product. not only does it smell fantastic - it helps give my hair some hold without all of the weight or crunch.
i normally put this in my hair first - to help keep the moisture inside. & it really does help with the frizz.
this is another great product to help with the frizz. i may not use this EVERY day, but i use it often.
after putting all of this stuff in my hair (which i promise does NOT weight it down, keeps it light, and very little to NO crunch!) i use two HUGE claw clips to pile my hair on top of my head. One towards the front, the other towards the back - i try to let my hair air dry as much as possible.
once a week
i sometimes throw this in my hair after a night shower to help repair some hair damage.
also if i sleep in too late and i wake up extra frizzy i use this to help calm things down.
when i don't feel like putting a lot of stuff in my hair i'll throw this in. it is a great product that doesn't add weight or crunch. i will still get some frizz with this product but not enough to care haha.
i've found that with this product i'll have a decent amount of frizz. the curls aren't always as defined, but i still really enjoy the product.
i recently got this mousse and have only used it a few times - so i can't make a solid review of it. i love the smell, the feel, and how it held in my hair.
^ this was after a hot day, lots of running around, and tons of humidity. the frizz isn't too bad! :)
i was not compinsated in any way for mentioning these products. i just wanted to share my routine & opinions.