Top Products For Healthy Curly Hair

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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!

Biolage RAW Nourish Shampoo

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.

Joico Moisture Recovery Treatment

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.

Eva NYC Therapy Session Hair Mask

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.

dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Leave-In

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.

Aussie Spray Gel

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 .

Carol’s Daughter Hair 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!

I Permed My Colored Hair….And It Didn’t Melt!

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Here’s the immediate before and after shots! I just love the texture of it now so much!

I’ve always had straight hair, like….painfully pin straight hair. And of course, being human, I’ve always wanted curly hair! My only issue was that since high school I’d been coloring (note that I’m the one doing the color, not the salon) it at least a few times a year, and had always been told by well meaning (and probably accurate for my hair at the time) hair dressers that I couldn’t color AND perm my hair. I was told it would melt.

Well after having melted it myself (#truestory) and growing it back out, plus the pandemic helping me keep my no color policy, I managed to have healthy hair that could tolerate a perm. Now let me clarify: I had year old color on my length and my ends had been processed twice (both times with dark color) and I always baby my hair. You can see some of the products I use here. This worked for me, but I am not necessarily recommending you go out and do it! I found a great stylist who does perms on a regular and has been doing hair for close to 20 years. I had a consult before and I recorded the last 2 years of history for my hair because yes I’m that obsessed after ruining it myself!

During the process, rocking that mask and rollers look

Now my hair didn’t come out completely unscathed. I had to take some inches off that were pretty fried but we waited a few weeks to let my hair settle into its new style and then trimmed it up. Also there were a few places were my hair actually DID melt off. I didn’t notice it until they started to grow back. They were at sections where there was a part and only a couple places. Not sure why but I’ll be letting my stylist know when I go back for a touch up.

Also I gotta say, it’s very different to style curly hair as compared to straight. I never did anything with my straight hair, no styling products unless for special occasions. But with curly I HAVE to do something with it or it just looks kinda unkempt. Here’s my post on the products I’m proudly using.

This last shot is of my hair 3 months later. The curls are still very intact but have softened a bit, plus I know how to style them now! Overall I love my permed hair and I can’t see me not keeping it. It’s more work but I love how I look and I feel that these curls fit my personality.

Any crazy hair adventures you’re thinking of trying? Let me know in the comments!