My natural hair journey started in 2009 when I saw the documentary, Good Hair. From that day forward my hair has been relaxer, and flat iron free. Over the years I’ve tried a ton of curly hair products, but these are the one’s that keep me constantly come back.
Cleanse + Condition
First and foremost I cleanse and condition simultaneously (co-wash), using Aussie Moist and warm water once a week. No you didn’t read that wrong; I skip the shampoo and go straight to the conditioner. Contrary to popular belief it is not necessary to completely strip your hair to get it clean.
Defrizz + Define
I define my curl pattern by finger racking in a mixture of Curls Goddess Gel and Eco Styler from root to tip. Goddess Curls works for me all year round, but I do switch between the two Eco Styler products depending on the humidity. During the winter months I tend to use Eco Styler with argan oil, and the remainder of the year I use Eco Styler with added protein.
Seal + Shine
Last, but certainly not least I seal in the products with cold natural spring water. While warm water opens the hair’s cuticle, allowing conditioner to penetrate, cold water closes the cuticle and seals in conditioner, promoting moisture and shine. Well, that’s it for me because I prefer air drying over blow drying or diffusing, because air drying allows curls to take their natural shape. Hair swells upon contact with water, and gel enhances curls, keeping them naturally intact. But, if you prefer a fuller look, tilt your head over while using a blow dryer on the cool setting. It prevents some shrinkage because the hair isn’t weighed down at the root. I absolutely adore these products, but please note none of them are not meant to change or manipulate your hair pattern or texture in any way. What are your curly hair care must haves?
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