(Closed) Ladies with big, curly hair, WHAT DO YOU USE?

posted 4 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

shampoo, just normal stuff, herbal essances, garnier, etc. 


for styling:

bumble and bumble leave-in conditioner

bumble and bumble curl conscious curl creme


been using that combo for 10+ years.

my hair:

Post # 5
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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
297 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Bumble and bumble coconut shampoo and conditioner and curl conscious mouse gel from them. It’s amazing!!!!

Post # 8
932 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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
353 posts
Helper bee

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
313 posts
Helper bee

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 # 12
531 posts
Busy bee

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
1342 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@cutiebomb7789:  +1000 on the Ouidad.  The climate control gel is the best.

Post # 14
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i love redken’s fresh curls line, the catwalk curls rock line, and re-works by paul mitchell 🙂

Post # 15
3766 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Devacurl shampoo and conditioner, catwalk’s curl amplifier to style, and a good hairdryer with diffuser!

Post # 16
2533 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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.

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