I love my hair. In fact for me, the first thing I notice in a person is their hair (or lack of – both are beautiful). It’s just something that’s always been a part of my personal identity and something I think most people notice about me.
I naturally have curly, thick hair. I like to mix it up sometimes and have my hair straight quite a lot, especially in the winter months or when I’m going out. When I was younger, I used to have quite frizzy hair, which was actually a problem still until recent years.
I’ve now found the products that work best for my frizz, which means that even in the humid days where my hair is straight, my hair won’t frizz or puff up anymore – it just lightly curls!
Here are the two products I use every time I wash my hair. I really believe these helped with the ‘frizziness’ of my hair, so I hope some of these will work for you!
L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil Coconut Shampoo (Normal to Dry Hair)
I’ve been using this for a while and love it! It nourishes the hair with the coconut oil and always leaves my hair looking so shiny. It’s the lack of moisture in your hair that causes it to be frizzy, so having a lightweight, hydrating product is key. I always shampoo my hair twice without fail, and this product has definitely become a holy grail item for me.
Garnier Ultimate Blends Nourishing Hair Food, Banana and Shea (Dry Hair)
I discovered within the last year or so and honestly would recommend this to everyone. It’s a 3-in-1 hair mask which you can use as a conditioner, leave-in conditioner or rinse out hair mask. If I’m using this product, I use it as a conditioner and leave it on in the shower for around 3 minutes before washing out. Again, this is packed with nourishing products: shea is often used in body creams because of its hydrating effects, so I love that it is in this too. The banana makes the product smell amazing as soon as you open the tub. It makes my hair look super healthy, so another definite holy grail item.
If I wear my hair straight:
Toni & Guy Heat Protection Mist
Heat protection is the way forward! On wet hair, I always spray this generously around my hair before drying and straightening. This has definitely helped on the frizz side of things, as dried out strands of hair are definitely more likely to frizz than soft hairs. This particular one protects up to 230 degrees Celsius, which is fine for me, but you can find products with more heat protection. A definite must-have.
Pantene Repair&Protect Dry Oil With Vitamin E (for Damaged Hair)
I’ve used several hair oils in the past, but this is my current favourite. I use this on the ends of my hair to avoid an oily-looking scalp, and it helps smooth down any flyaways whilst making the hair look shiny. It’s a leave-in oil, which I use after I’ve finished straightening my hair to finish it all off. I love this product for the final touch.
If I wear my hair curly:
VO5 Curl Defining Mousse
Curl Mousse is the way forward! I cannot express this enough! For those who have naturally curly hair like me, a problem I find is that my curls aren’t really defined and can sometimes come out looking messy, so this has been a real life saver for me.
I’ve used curl mousses in the past which can sometimes leave my curls crispy, but this one does the perfect job. I use this again quite generously, and make sure to cover my ends and scrunch my hair upwards in my hand to coat it, almost ‘blending’ it in. It may even help to tip your hair upside down whilst you do this. My curls have lasted longer and come without frizz quite often, so this has to be my favourite curl mousse I’ve tried so far.
I have tried the Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Comeback Curl Next Day Curl Revitaliser to keep my curls intact in the past, but for me personally, the VO5 product holds my curls longer, but I know people that swear by Cantu, so it’s worth a try if you need a curl top-up. I don’t use it anymore as it doesn’t work the way I want it to, but I still have some at home.
If you try any of these products, please let me know what you think or if you have any recommendations in the comments below!
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