Okay, I’ll be honest. It has taken me a VERY long time to embrace my curls. I spent years straightening them and damaging them and hiding them. As much as I want to kick myself for putting them through hell, I am SO excited to finally love and embrace my natural hair (texture).
Let’s be real – I’m still not a pro when it comes to my hair but after a few months of getting used to the natural ‘do, I finally feel like I’ve got a good handle on the products and tools that work for my hair and curl type. I spent some time researching my curl pattern and testing out a ton of different products to see what works best for me. Let me preface today’s post with this: just because a product works for my hair does not mean it’ll work for you! I strongly encourage you to purchase samples and travel sized products to test out how your hair responds to different things!
Without further ado – here are a few of the curly hair must haves I totally swear by:
CONDITIONERS: Whether it’s a good leave in or a deep conditioning Olaplex mask, I always make sure my curls are moisturized for that poppin’ fresh feel.
CURL REFRESHERS: I always have a curl spray or mousse on hand to give my curls that much needed refresh after a night of frizzy, slept in hair.
BLUE SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER: Because I’m going for that ashy brown color, I use a blue shampoo and conditioner to keep the color from getting brassy. Pro tip: blue is for ash brown and purple is for that ash/icy blonde.