The Best Curly Hair Products
Here is a funny story for you: As most of you know, I worked as a hair stylist in an Aveda hair salon for 5 years before becoming a stay at home mama. At one of my yearly reviews with my boss, she criticized me for not encouraging my clients to be more adventurous with their hair(lol) and noted that the majority of my returning clients had long, straight hair.
What can I say- I found my niche.
All of that to say, the curly haired clients? They went to one of the other girls in the salon- who rocked it!
So basically, my curly haired knowledge? Pretty low.
And then there came Mabel. My little curly haired girly! I’m still not totally positive where her curls came from, but, wherever they did, I love them and want to take care of them!
So, naturally, I had to consult my friends on Instagram for their best recommendations for how to take care of curly hair and which curly hair products are their favorites.
They didn’t disappoint! Behold, I give you….
The Best Curly Hair Products:
Deva Curl The Kit For All Curlkind / Paul Mitchell Kids Taming Spray / Wet Brush / Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoother / Aveda Be Curly Curl Enhancer / L’oreal Curling Cream / Monat Jr. / Miss Jessie’s Pillow Soft Curls / Curls Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Jelly
I’m currently using the Aveda Be Curly line with her, because I’m familiar with it, trust the ingredients, and it smells good! But after I finish with this, I am going to try one of these other products to see how it does.
To go along with the products, my followers were also sure to share with me some basic curly hair tips!
Curly Hair Tips:
Brush hair only when it is wet and never when dry!
Only style with water and a wet brush(or your fingers if you can manage it!)
Try only washing with conditioner.
Use detangler to reactivate on days that you don’t wash.
And that’s it!
If you have curly hair, what are you best tips and tricks for taking care of it? Favorite curly hair products?
I second the Wet Brush! It’s the only brush we all use. I actually shared it in my favorite beauty product roundup today!
Soooo I have curly hair and can attest to your recs lol I never brush my hair and have become the expert in finger combing.
I have curly hair and can say that you are not alone in not being the best at handling curly hair. I quickly learned when I could find a stylist that did it well, to not leave or try another. Curly hair is just a beast all of its own.
I’m sure it might make you crazy, but you should try not brushing Mabel’s curls, even when wet. If you have to have something to run through her hair, try a very wide tooth comb [those really big fat ones] instead. Brushing curly hair, even when wet isn’t good for the curls. Then after using that wide tooth comb on her wet hair, scrunch a little product in he hair. And don’t use a regular towel on her hair either, it can create a lot more frizz – a microfiber towel or an old t-shirt is best, and then just scrunch her hair with the microfiber towel or shirt. I’d love to know what her hair looks like after a week or so of trying those out. Oh, also washing every day isn’t great for it either. So, maybe I got a little carried away… what can I say? I have curly hair and have learned over the course of my life how to manage the curls best 😉
To control my curls I typically put my hair in braids or a top knot at night and then beautiful not friZy curls in the morning. I also use Aussie mousses and hairsprays and they work great WOTH my curls, not against.