July 10, 2014

My curly hair essentials

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If you have curly hair, you know the struggle to find products that work for you and your pocket. I’ve been on the hunt for a simple curly hair routine, and I’ve stumbled upon a few products that seem to work for me.

Curly hair is known for being one of the driest hair types. I think the L’oreal EverCurl Hydracharge Leave-in Cream has been the best at managing the dryness  and frizziness thus far, without any gel or any follow-up product. I apply to damp or 2nd day hair and scrunch. PERFECTION! Its also affordable and it works like a dream! It is also sulfate –free, which gets 5 stars in my book.

Although the EverCurl Leave-in is fine on its own, for extra hold, I follow-up with the infamous Kinky Curly Curling Custard. Now I know a lot of curlies have a love hate relationship with this product…too crunchy…too dry. But the trick is to use on damp hair, proceeding a leave-in and only use a little bit. I know how you can get crazy when applying product to your hair #productjunkies. With the KCCC, less is more. And of course, a curly hair routine would never be complete without some kind of oil.

Almond oil has been my new favorite oil for my hair mostly because it has a milder scent than the coconut oil. I’ve also noticed more hair growth with almond oil. It seals in the moisture in my opinion, a little better than coconut oil (benefits of almond oil in a later post). I apply some almond oil on my scalp as well as the ends of my hair. It helps promote hair growth and seals in the moisture even in the most humid temperatures. It also improves the overall health of your hair.

I’ve also loved the Turbie Twist Microfiber Super Absorbent Hair Towel for drying your hair. It prevents breakage due to the microfiber material. Its also very easy to use right after you get out of the shower so your hair doesn’t drip everywhere. You can also use an old t-shirt, but the Turbie Twist is obviously easier to use. Also, it dries your hair like a charm.

And of course, I saved the best for last. The salvation of every hair type…Macadamia Deep Repair Masque!! I cannot begin to explain how much this product has done for my hair. It repairs heat damage, adds shine, makes your hair softer, improves the overall health of your hair and of course, it smells soo good. I’ve been using this product for 3 years and it never fails me. I use it about 2-3 times a week, sometimes I add coconut oil to the mask but generally I use it alone as its very easy and convenient. If you are looking for a product to give your hair a boost, then the Macadamia Deep Repair Masque is the one.

Hope this helps, also feel free to post your favorite curly hair essentials below.

P.S Click the links to go directly to the product, these are the cheapest sites I’ve found so far. 

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2 thoughts on “My curly hair essentials

  1. Sade

    Good suggestions. The Macademia Oil Nourishing Leave-in Cream is also really good. I’ve recently started using it because my hair gets so dry in the summer time and I have no complaints! I also follow it up with either Doo Grow Anti itch oil or Carols Daughter Black Vanilla Moisture and Shine Pure Hair Oil =]

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  2. Lenore

    Hey Coolie! 😀

    U know I’ll take hair advice from u any day! My oils of choice since returning natural have been castor and olive but I’ve heard good things about coconut & almond oil so I’ll look into those. I also use raw shea butter which works very well on my hair. I recently finished my macadamia deep repair mask (which I loved) but it has cones so I’m not sure if I’ll buy it again.

    Keep up the good work my coolie 🙂

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