Where there are curls, not far behind there is undoubtedly frizz, tangles and a whole lotta strife. If you are blessed with curls than you will know what I mean. I am dead serious when I say that I probably have 3 times the amount of hair on my head than the average human being. We mixed kids tend to A LOT of hair, and often times–we grow up with mothers who have NO clue how to tend to it–so we learn how to deal with it ourselves.
I have tried MANY products on my hair. I’ve tried products designed for all types of climates —dry, weathered, treated, oily…I have tried products created with Black people in mind I have tried products created specifically for curls–hell I’ve even tried products made for horses! I’ve tried gels, oils, leave-in-conditioners, sprays, mousses, pastes, hair masks–I’ve tried flat irons (my mom even ironed my hair with a normal iron once!) I’ve tried diffusers and curlers, blow driers and towel drying–and after this many years of experimentation, I do believe I know my sh*t. So here it is. My definitive guide to the very best products for your wild curls:
BEST LEAVE-IN-CONDITIONER Mixed Chicks Leave-in-conditioner
leaves hair bouncy and light, removes frizz
BEST HAIR CREAM Shea Radiance Maximum Curl Defining Cream
really does define curls, leaves a pretty shine on my hair and helps with dryness
BEST CONDITIONER Herbal Essences Hello Hydration
love the smell, but also hydrates my hair really well
BEST SERUM Argon Hair Serum by Josie Maran Cosmetics
I use argon oil all over my body so it’s no wonder that it works on my hair to. I use the serum when I am wearing my hair up and want all of the little frizzies and fly aways to calm down.
BEST SHAMPOO Aloe Vera Moisturizing Shampoo by Jason Personal Care
The shampoo moisturizes really well and doesn’t leave residue on my scalp. It feels fresh and clean and no-fuss.
BEST OIL Coconut Oil
I brush coconut oil through my hair once a week in the bathtub and leave it on like a mask for about twenty minutes. It’s the best thing ever.
BEST SPRAY Rose Water
I have yet to find a hair spray that works on my hair, but I love the way natural Rose Water smells so I spray it on my hair on most days instead of wearing perfume).
Have I left out your favorite? Please share!!
*For mamas with mixed kids–brush their hair while it’s wet with LOTS of conditioner in it–don’t even get near your child with a hair-brush when their hair is dry!