Thursday, August 14, 2014

Curly Hair Must-Haves (Curly Products and Curly Hair Tutorials)

I have naturally curly hair and let me tell you something: there is nothing I hate more than crunchy curls (ew, it hurt me to type that), except maybe spending a million dollars on hair products that don't work out for my type of hair. These are my fav curly hair products that keep my hair soft and bouncy (not crunchy) that you can find at any drug store:


1.  Garnier Fructis Curl Cream: I usually put 2-3 squirts of this in right when I get out of the shower. It is really light and not sticky at all.

2.  Revlon RV544PKF 1875W Tourmaline Ionic Ceramic Dryer with Diffuser: I haaaate having wet hair, and thick curly hair takes ageessssss to dry. I can dry my hair in under 10 minutes every time, and the diffuser is a must have for curly hair.

3. DOVE Style + Strength + Flexible Hold Hairspray: This is a must have for updos, or for when I throw my hair up/pin it back/twist it up because frizzies and flyaways can get out of control. No crunchiness, no helmet hair, just a soft, smell-good hold. I spray it on after I've styled my hair the way I want it. Added bonus: it smells good, not like most hair sprays that remind me of grandmas for some reason.

4. Herbal Essence Touchably Soft Mousse: I always put this in my wet or dry hair before I style it. No flakes, no crunch, and it makes my hair super easy to style.

5. ISO Bouncy Creme Curl Texturizer: I've been hooked on this stuff since 9th grade! I love love loveee it! It smells SO good, keeps your hair soft and frizz-free all day. I can't recommend this stuff enough! I usually order mass quantities on Amazon.

6.  Dry Shampoo: I wash my hair 1-2 times/week so this is a must. It keeps my hair shiny and oil-free between washes- I just spray a few sprays on the roots of my hair and toussle it a little.
**note: while I do not wash my hair every day, I DO wet it in the shower and rinse sweat and stuff out of it. When I get out I add a little more Bouncy Creme and blow dry it to keep it looking full and alive!

Some of my fav curly hair do's when I'm in a hurry and/or it is too hot to have hair on my neck (spoiler alert- I side twist my hair every other day- it all looks super complex on curly hair but it is very, very simple):




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Fav Curly Hair Youtube Tutorials:





So, I'm in search of some good leave-in conditioner that's not going to break my bank. Any suggestions? What are your must have hair products???

24 comments:

  1. When I lost my hair, it came back curly! I had NO clue what to do with it. It's no where near as curly as yours, but being I had poker straight hair before, I looked a crunchy mess. Def gonna take some of these products into consideration!

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  2. I love the Garnier Fructis line, I use the curl construct mousse. For leave-ins I love the Infusium23 line.

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  3. oooh fun. i'll keep this in mind should my hair wake up one day and decide to do something productive instead of being a fine, limp mess. lol! although i wonder if some of these would help give me volume or help my fake curls stay? i love your hair by the by, not sure if i ever creepily said it ;)

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  4. You are amaaaaazing! I love how you style your curly hair so this is downright awesome. I got a diffuser after years of avoiding them and now I'm in love. With the right products, it can make the cutest curls and yes, perfect for an up do. xx

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    1. Thank you!! I KNOW I was resisting the diffuser for so long and then when I finally did it I was liiiiike WHAT!!

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  5. I have board straight fine hair--would love a few of your curls!! Those tutorials work pretty well on my hair if I curl it a bit!

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  6. I've been trying not to wash my hair as much (I was washing it every day... I know, I know!), but I also have been trying to work out everyday. How do you keep your hair from being flat? If I go like 2 days without washing, my hair gets crazy flat!

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    1. I still wet my hair in the shower and put some more Bouncy Creme and Fructis Cream in it when I get out of the shower- that keeps it alive for a few days! Also the dry shampoo on my hair when I don't have time to wet it really helps too!

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  7. I love seeing everyone's favorite products! My hair is super fine/thin and pretty straight. My sister is getting me a curling iron for my birthday! Bring on the curls!

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  8. I am so jealous of you ladies with curly hair - i always want curls LOL! I use #4 when I try to do a scrunch! :)

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  9. Thank you so so much for sharing these product! Seriously, my hair is caught somewhere between wavy and curly and can't make up it's mind each day. The products I use make it slightly crunchy - and I despise this!! I will be for sure trying these!

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  10. i've been thinking about doing a post on curly hair for months! i love your curls! and i love that you embrace them. so many people tell me to straighten mine and i just refuse anymore. it's too much work, and i have these curls for a reason. i've used some of the products you suggested. and i'm always trying out new things. my hair texture is a little different from yours though so i might still do a post in the future.

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  12. I need to share this post with my bestie. I call her curly sue sometimes because man those curls are serious (and beautiful!)

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  13. Really liked your tips about only washing your hair 1-2 times a week. Great styles too!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  14. i make my own leave-in--it's on my blog if you're interested. i haven't tried #5!

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