If you know me well enough, you probably know that hair is the one thing that I actually put time and effort into. I’ve never been a make-up fanatic, or really a clothes or accessories fanatic for that matter, but hair is something I’ve always loved, and it’s most likely because both of my parents used to be professional hair stylists – seriously, it’s true.
So, growing up in a house where hair really was important to the majority of people living in it, I’ve always been one to continually try and perfect my hair routine, the main reason for that being that my hair is THICK and CURLY. And no, I’m not talking about the nice kind of wavy curly, I’m talking about out of control, weird, can’t-leave-the-house-without-styling curly.
That being said, I’ve had to find ways to “tame my mane” so I could still style it the way that I wanted to, despite its best efforts to try and stop me. Throughout the years I’ve found a few tried and tested brands that I really couldn’t live without today, and now I’m going to share them with you, along with my hair routine.
First things first … wash your hair.
Before we dive into which products I use, let’s take it back to the beginning. The first thing I do before using all of my products, is wash my hair. Hair is a million times easier to style when it’s damp and fresh – applying a ton of products to dry hair won’t give you the best results.
So, before testing any of these products, wash your hair (shampoo, conditioner, hair mask…maybe I’ll write a blog on this too), and let it naturally dry for a bit.
Letting your hair dry naturally, rather than using a blowdryer is truly the way to go. Excessive heat will eventually damage your hair and lead to dry ends. At this stage in my life, I never blow dry my hair anymore! And these products will help you do the same.
After your hair is a bit drier, but still damp, that’s where this first product comes into play.
REVLON The One Treatment
Once you use this, you will seriously never go back! Not only does it detangle damp hair to make it easier to come, but this spray has ten essential hair benefits:
1. Repairs dry & damaged hair.
2. Shine & frizz control.
3. Heat protector when ironing and brushing hair.
4. Silkiness & smoothness.
5. Hair colour protector with UVA & UVB filters.
6. Easier brushing & ironing hair.
7. Incredible detangling capability.
8. Long-lasting hair style.
9. Split ends prevention.
10. Adds volume and body.
Simply spray onto damp hair, comb with a fine-tooth brush, and your hair is ready for any type of styling you throw it’s way! You can find this at hair salons like Chatters and department stores like Walmart.
Bed Head TIGI After Party
I’ve seriously been using this Bed Head product for as long as I can remember, and I can’t go anywhere without this. It is literally the pray you have been hoping for if you have curly hair like I do! The best part? It’s uni-sex, so men can use this too, and it lasts for months.
Simply squirt a little bit of the smoothing cream into your palm, and gently run it through your hair. Starting from the top, and guiding it through to the tips. You don’t want to use too much of this near your roots, as it can make the area greasy if you do, but a small amount helps to get rid of frizz and it tames your curls. Your hair is also going to look silky and smooth after using this – I’m seriously obsessed and you should be too!
Since you’ve put this in your hair while it was still wet, your hair will dry into effortless waves, rather than out of control curls, that are much easier to style and work with. You can find this product just about anywhere!
Oliology Coconut Oil Curl Cream
This is a product that I will use at least once a week, and sometime more if my hair is feeling super dry. It’s very similar to the Bed Head smoothing cream, but this one helps add a little extra bounce and wave to your hair, rather than smoothing it all down. I try a ton of different products that contain coconut oil, because it is really great for moisturizing your hair and helping with splint ends, and this is my current fav! A great find at my local Winners.
Again, I would advise against putting a lot of this near your roots, because it will make them greasy. Stick more so to using a product like this on your ends to help prevent breakage, and run a little bit through the length of your hair if your looking to define your waves and curls a little bit more. I often use both this product and a little bit of the Bed Head product together!
Kardashian Beauty Black Seed Dry Oil
In my toolbox of hair products, I always love to be currently using at least one type of oil. Moroccan oil is a longtime favourite of mine to apply to the ends of my hair, and I’ve recently started using this black seed dry oil. I bought this because it was on sale due to the fact that the Kardashian Beauty line is being discontinued, and I have to say it works! It’s a super powerful oil, so again not something you would use every day, but at least once a week after applying the other above products, run a little bit of this (or really any other hair oil) through the very ends of your hair. There are a few other Kardashian products my mom found on sale that I haven’t tested yet, but I will soon!
Well, that’s all from me! Once I finish applying these products, I let my hair air dry, and then move onto styling. It seriously makes all the difference. If I let my hair air dry without product, it would be a curly tangled mess! Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoyed. What hair products do you love?