Today, let’s talk about hair.
So yeah, it’s true – curly hair isn’t the easiest to take care of. It usually requires some help from the outside forces (on some days even a lot of help). I know some curly gals who don’t do anything to their hair and it looks freaking BEAUTIFUL and hashtag goals, but when it comes to small curls like mine – they simply need a little somethin’ somethin’.
When I was little, my hair was pretty much straight. When I was around 8, it got kind of wavy, and then it got even more wavy, and even more wavy. And then one day my hair turned into these curly locks that I have now. It was quite a journey, I should say. At the beginning I probably didn’t even care ‘cause I was like 12, but when I actually started caring about the way I look, I had no idea what to do with my hair. Nobody around me had hair like this, it was weird and stuff. I remember spending hours and hours straightening it, then going outside and trying to protect it from humidity and rain (which is basically impossible with Lithuanian weather), and ending up with it looking dry and frizzy. Yey. At some point I got tired of all of this (or maybe my straightener broke down) and I decided to try to do something with those curls.
When you come to this point of embracing your natural curls, you have to find products that work for you. And it’s pretty damn hard. I went through tons of bottles and jars till I found the right products for my locks. And then it’s like the whole new world. Trust me.
So yeah, I’m gonna share with you some of the stuff I use on my hair. Maybe it’ll turn out to be helpful to some of you curlies out there.
Talking about shampoos and conditioners – I use whatever. I don’t put much thought into it, for me personally different kinds of shampoos and conditioners don’t really make a big difference. I use anything my mom buys. At the moment it’s a duo from L’OREAL Elvital “Extraordinary Oil” line. It smells pretty nice.
I care a lot more about deep conditioning – it’s one of the curly hair necessities. I either use coconut oil or a hair mask and I do it once a week. I mean, coconut oil is always a good choice, it works wonders. I put it on all of my hair and then wash it out after a good 6-7 hours. The longer, the better.
My holy grail hair mask is Macadamia Deep Repair Masque. It’s AMAZING. Straight up, the best mask I’ve ever used. The packaging says that you have to leave it on for about 7 minutes, but I leave it on for an hour or so. It makes my hair VERY soft, shiny and healthy looking. It’s simply the best, what can I say. Give it a shot.
Curly hair tends to get dry, so you should use some kind of an oil. I use this John Frieda FRIZZ Ease Nourishing Oil Elixir. It does its job perfectly and it also smells amazing. I use it every day on wet hair. I really like this FRIZZ ease line in general, all of the products I’ve tried from it were pretty damn great.
Another thing I use is this CHI Keratin Silk Infusion thingy. Basically, it’s a keratin and silk complex for dry and damaged hair. I use it 3-4 times a week; I apply a small amount of product on wet hair and then style it as usual.
Talking about styling, I have 3 products. This part is very important, because it basically determines how your hair’s gonna look.
I usually go for John Frieda FRIZZ ease Curl Reviver Mousse when the weather is quite warm and not very humid; this product is perfect for summer time. This mousse is super great but I feel like it doesn’t work very well with humid air. I mean, there’s no way to fully protect your curly hair from humidity, but I think that curl creams work better when it’s humid outside.
Macadamia Activating Curl Cream gives hair a lot of volume, but KEUNE Curl Crème makes hair very shiny. I love them both. Also, I don’t know if that’s just me, but I feel like curl creams form smaller and more tight curls, and with hair mousse curls turn out more loose.
After blow drying my hair, I always spray some hairspray on – it helps with fighting frizz and humidity. I don’t have a favorite one so far.
What’s your holy grail hair product? Let’s chat about it in the comments!