Post # 1
Okay, so I am at my wits end with my damn hair, excuse my French. I have HUGE hair. It is incredibly thick and naturally wavy/curly. If I do not put product in to hold the curls, it turns into fluffy, frizzy waves and curls, but when I used any product to trap the curls, my hair is incredibly curly. Think Sarah Jessica Parker in Sex and the City before she straightened it. I have been going from product to product looking for something substantial and I am at my wits end with it all.
For other ladies with big, curly hair, what do you use to keep it from getting really frizzy and puffy? And what do you use to keep the curls looking good?
I’ve used Tresseme mousse for quite a while, but then I started hating the way it would make my hair crunchy and less natural. A girl I worked with introduced me to Bed Head and a leave in conditioner that comes in a neon pink, triangular bottle with a green cap. It worked really nice, but the price tag was troublesome–$18 a bottle and I go through a bottle quite regularly for the amount of hair I have.
I heard about John Frieda’s Frizz Ease products and tried them, but have been underwhelemed. It makes my hair limp and greasy as if I haven’t washed it in weeks–let along four hours ago!
So, big, beautiful haired ladies, what products do you use to keep your hair looking awesome? I’m talking shampoo, conditioner, and after wash products. At this point, price is not an object. Just lay it on me.
Post # 3
shampoo, just normal stuff, herbal essances, garnier, etc.
bumble and bumble leave-in conditioner
bumble and bumble curl conscious curl creme
been using that combo for 10+ years.
Post # 4
Thank you! And your hair is gorgeous! My hair looks like that on the very best of days, but would love for it to look like that long term! Thank you again!
Post # 5
i also use a plastic bristle paddle brush as opposed to a wide tooth comb. i know brushes are supposedely the devil for curls, but it works best for me!
generally i do a LIGHT towel dry, just to get the excess water off, but the more moisture in your hair, the better!
i put about a quarter size dollop of the leave in on my hand, rub them together, and rub it all over my hair. sometimes i need another nickle or dime size if it’s extra tangled.
brush my hair using the paddle brush (generally takes 15 minues), then use a nickle-quarter sized drop of the curl creme, flip my head and scrunch the creme all throughout. i flip back over, fix my part, and generally need another dime-nickle size dollop for the top of my head, which i also scrunch all over.
i don’t diffuse (always air dry, which can be a big pain), and i only wash my hair every couple days, otherwise it dries out way too much.
this is what works best for me! good luck!
Post # 6
I started using the DevaCurl line and absolutely love it! Also, I started using a microfiber towl instead of regular towels and that seemed to help with the frizz too.
Post # 7
Bumble and bumble coconut shampoo and conditioner and curl conscious mouse gel from them. It’s amazing!!!!
Post # 8
I use 2phase? leave in conditioner spray (on top of conditioner in the shower), then I use Aveda phomollient and diffuse it.
I have also used moroccan oil which I like and find it leads to a less defined curl and maybe a bit more frizz.
Post # 9
I dont recommend buying any products from a drug store, esp. if you have naturally curly hair. The ingredients they use will continue to dry your hair out more than help control the curl. I would start with going to your local salon and purchase moisturizing shampoo and conditioner. The hair product I use to control my curl is “Curly Sexy Hair” curl cream. Its not super heavy, but its more conditioning and keeps your hair soft throughout the day, while controling curl and frizz.
Post # 10
Have you tried Ouidad products? Those work well for me.
I also leave conditioner in my hair and use Kinky Curly “spray” stuff. LOVE the Kinky Curly product.
Post # 11
Curly Hair Solutions Curl Keeper is my HG. It’s expensive ( I buy the huge bottle) but it lasts a long time, and I love how my hair looks when I use it.
Post # 12
Honestly, if your hair is super curly, frizzy and dry, I highly recommend you stay away from drug store products with few exceptions. Some of the best products for curly hair are natural lines like B.A.S.K., Camille Rose, Jane Carter and Jessicurl – several of these can be purchased at Target. Read up on different tips on naturallycurly.com. Stay away from sulfates and try a co-wash (conditioner washing) routine over regular shampoo.
Post # 13
@cutiebomb7789: +1000 on the Ouidad. The climate control gel is the best.
Post # 14
i love redken’s fresh curls line, the catwalk curls rock line, and re-works by paul mitchell 🙂
Post # 15
Devacurl shampoo and conditioner, catwalk’s curl amplifier to style, and a good hairdryer with diffuser!
Post # 16
Have you heard of the Curly Girl Method?
(This might help but it’s not the end-all of info about the topic: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlreading/no-poo/the-curly-girl-method-for-coily-hair#nc-gallery-header)
It’s basically a combo of no ‘poo, conditioner only (as a cleanser, too!), “plopping,” and a few tricks to avoid frizz (like not drying your hair with a towel – use a tshirt instead!)
I don’t have curly hair, but I discovered that using a tshirt to dry my hair seriously cut down the amount of frizz I got.