Hey, gorgeous! I know how it feels to have unmanageable, frizzy hair. My kinky locks are so frizzy and fried, I look like I have an afro in the morning. I have put my hair through so much by overprocessing it with bleach and styling tools. This month, I wanted to share with you guys what I do to tame my mane. I have made it my goal to eliminate heat from my hair care routine. By the way, thanks for taking the time to read my blog! I’d love to find out what products work for your hair. Let me know what you think in the comments, where all the great conversation starts.
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Herbal EssencesBlowout Smooth Shampoo & Conditioner
First of all, this shampoo and conditioner has a heavenly floral scent. I would wear a perfume that smelled like this all day long. Even though the product claims to sustain hotter temperatures, I would still use a heat protectant if you are planning to use a blow dryer or straightener. This has been my go-to shampoo and conditioner for the past month. I do notice my hair feels softer as soon as I rinse out the conditioner. It helps to reduce the frizz and static in my hair for a sleeker, yet still voluminous look.
Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Leave-In Conditioner
I did a previous blog post about this awesome leave in conditioner. I’ve used it almost every time I got out of the shower last month. The consistency of the formula is thick and creamy, so a little goes a long way. It makes my hair soft and easier to style. I highly recommend this for ladies with frizzy or curly hair.
Garnier Fructis Anti-Humidity Smoothing Milk
Since I’m trying my best to go “heat-less” for the rest of the year, I’ve been trying to find creams and leave-ins to put in my hair and air dry. I’m actually almost out of this smoothing milk. It controls flyaways and is lightweight, however, I wish this came in a bigger size. The downside is I have to use a lot because I have thick, coarse hair. This smoothing milk does a pretty good job at locking humidity out and sealing moisture in.
L’Oreal Total Repair Extraordinary Oil
You can use this serum on damp or dry hair. I squeeze a few pumps and rub it between the palms of my hands to warm it up. Then, I put it in my ends and throughout the shaft of my hair (once while it’s damp and again when it dies). It does a great job at calming any lingering frizzies or flyaways that my leave-in condition doesn’t get. It keeps my hair moisturized and never feels greasy. This extraordinary oil is perfect for dry and brittle hair.
Tresemme Tres Mousse
I have been using this lightweight mousse for like 3 months. It gives me a strong hold that lasts all day without making my locks feel heavy. It’s a little drying, so I recommend using extra hair oil if you have dry hair. I just squeeze a handful of mousse in my hair and scrunch it upwards. The result is soft, natural curls. I also like to put some in my hair before I throw it in a braid or bun. The next morning when I take my hair down I get beautiful waves.
Not Your Mothers Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray
I bought this texturizing spray on a whim, but I’m glad I did. I have never used a spray like this before, so I guess it’s great for beginners. Days when I don’t want to wash my hair, I just wet it with a water bottle and then spritz this bad boy on. It doesn’t make my hair feel hard or weighed down. This texturizing salt spray also has a clean scent and makes your hair look like you just walked off the beach. The best part is that it does not contain alcohol, which can be very drying to the hair. I’d buy this again for sure.
Tresemme Tres Hair Spray
Finally, for the hairspray. This can is ridiculously large and I don’t use this product often, so it’s lasted for 6 months (or more). If I need a little extra help taming the beast, I simply spray a tiny bit of hairspray in. It helps calm down frizz and doesn’t make my hair crunchy. It also rinses out a lot easier than most hairsprays I’ve used.