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…….I’m so jealous of that picture…don’t mind me, Imma just sit here in my envious dreamin’ vibes…
Just kidding 😜 let’s get into it! So after perming my hair I had to COMPLETELY change up my hair routine. I had never really used a ton of products and certainly not for daily styling. But now I have to actually DO my hair, you know like a normal person 🙃.
That being said it was a bit of a learning process of what worked and what didn’t and everything in between. I’ve come to understand this is pretty much true for most curly girls, but we can all benefit from sharing knowledge and things that worked for each of us.
So without further ado I give you my current product list!
I started using this pre curl to prep for perming and I immediately noticed I had smoother locks after my first use. It’s pH correct for hair (slightly acidic) and 95% naturally based. It also nearly eliminated my danduff, which was becoming a problem at the time for me. They have it in a small and larger bottle, though the large is the better deal.
This is another one that’s pH correct. I love how much healthier my hair feels after using this. It is a treatment so I use it about once a week and more if my hair is feeling grumpy from the weather. Also I just saw they have a double pack that’s a better deal than the single bottle.
This was recommended to me by a gal at Sally’s and I like to mix this with the Joico and do a double mask all at once! I’ve noticed it really adds to the total smoothness of my hair, which sometimes gets wild when I throw it up all the time from the heat of summer. This makes a big difference in the functionality of my hair.
This is probably my most fav item on this list. (It’s a tie between this and the refresher.) This leave-in’s not only amazing for all hair types but it’s vegan, free from parabens, phthalates, gluten, silicone, and sulfates, and it’s made in the USA. It also is anti-frizz and, (my personal fav) gives UV protection. I also really like the brand in general; they have wonderful products and I love their eco-friendly mission.
The gel department was by far the most difficult to navigate. After a bunch of trial and error I found that using spray gel worked best for me. I’m able to achieve a textured but not overly styled look and it lasts for days when I use my sleeping cap and refresher spray 👇.
If you’ve got curls and you’re not using a refresher spray, hunty…it’s time to level up. This stuff is a game changer. Refreshers are amazing to begin with, but coming from the brand Carol’s Daughter: it’s in a class of it’s own. A few good spritz and some scrunching and you look like you just spent hours getting your hair as perfect as it now is.
There you have it my lovelies! What’s your fav products? Let me know in the comments!