As I am my own hairstylist (yes, you heard right. I cut and style me own hair myself :)) , one of the most asked about questions I get is “how I maintain my short hair?”. Some assume that having short hair = no maintenance. Well, from my experience, there is nothing like a no maintenance hair style. Even if you are bald, you will still need to put in some effort towards hair maintenance. For me, a huge part of maintaining my short hair is keeping it soft and curly.


For those who thought I was naturally born with these soft curls, so sorry to disappoint you :). My soft curly locks don’t come without effort, but with the help of the right products. With curls, it is important to use products that not only add luster and moisture back to hair, but also gives hair that soft, thick yet easy-to-comb/easy-to-run-your-fingers-through texture. Over the years, I have played around with tons and tons of hair products, and lots of them just made my hair look greasy on the outside instead of well hydrated on the inside. But never have I found 2 products that work so perfectly at maintaining my curls like these products below. I can truly say that after much experimenting with hair products, I have finally found the ideal power couple for my curls….

Introducing Soft & Beautiful Botanicals Texturizer and Mixed Chicks Leave In Conditioner



#1: Soft & Beautiful Botanicals Texturizer Kit:  I cut my own hair approximately every 6-8 weeks. After which,  I use this texturizer on my hair. It’s mild formulation helps to enhance and loosen my natural wave and curl, without damaging my hair. If you don’t have curly hair, this will probably straighten instead of enhance the natural curl of your hair. So please, make sure you know your hair type before using this product. Also, this kit is very easy and convenient to use, so just follow the instructions in the pack.

#2: Mixed Chicks Leave In Conditioner: I am so hooked on this product. I literally use it daily after wetting my hair. Okay, even though I am 100% Nigerian with no trace of mixed genes, this product still works wonders for me. It makes my curls so soft and healthy looking, without leaving any residue or grease behind. And it smells oh-so delicious. I even use it on my baby girl’s hair too. She has very thick hair too, and it’s really made her hair super manageable.


There you go! My “can’t live without” hair staples for a Curly Haired ME……



Images of products: Google Images


Do you have any “can’t live without” hair products? Please share…

Enjoy life deliciously,


The PinkJoy




  1. Damisiwaju
    August 21, 2013 at 12:35 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow, you cut your own hair yourself??

  2. Bimbo
    August 21, 2013 at 2:37 pm (4 years ago)

    Hi Doyin, i never knew you cut your own hair yourself because it just always looks perfect. Nice!!!

  3. Doyin
    August 22, 2013 at 9:49 am (4 years ago)

    Lovely……Thanks for sharing

  4. Simply Chic
    August 23, 2013 at 1:08 am (4 years ago)

    love your curls! i’m going to share this post with my mom. we were just discussing short hair…
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    • Joy Doyin Ogunneye
      August 23, 2013 at 5:08 am (4 years ago)

      Awwwww much love….Thanks so much…Please let me know if your mom has any questions…Always here to help..

  5. Phyllis
    August 25, 2013 at 8:41 pm (4 years ago)

    Joy and her beautiful short curly hair… She owns it hands down :-) thanks for sharing the secret to such flawless hair.

  6. Michelle
    January 21, 2014 at 11:21 pm (4 years ago)

    Does wetting your hair daily or rinsing with conditioner daily affect how long the texturizer lasts and health of hair???

  7. Biodun
    July 29, 2014 at 4:15 pm (3 years ago)

    Finally i reduced my long dark hairs to short virgin. i texturized it but need to know daily maintenance schedule. Doyin please he;p!

    • Joy Doyin Ogunneye
      September 16, 2014 at 12:04 pm (3 years ago)

      Awww sure, I would be happy to help. Every morning, I wet my hair and use Mixed Chicks Leave In Conditioner and allow my hair to air dry on it’s own. What do you use daily on your hair?

      • Eva Mari Ojo
        May 8, 2015 at 6:55 am (3 years ago)

        When you say that you wet your hair daily, do you mean that you are co-washing everyday, using a water-based leave in conditioner everyday, or are you simply dampening your hair with water every morning? Thank you!

  8. myesha Evans
    August 6, 2014 at 3:30 pm (3 years ago)

    I am in love with your hair and I’m trying to get mine like yours. My hair is straight but my roots are wavy, would the texturizer work on my hair?

    • Joy Doyin Ogunneye
      August 6, 2014 at 9:53 pm (3 years ago)

      Awwww thanks so much dear. For the texturizer to work on your hair, you will need to cut off the straight part of your hair. Texturizer works best on wavy or curly hair or hair roots. Hope that helps. Definitely let me know if you have any other questions :)

  9. Lilly Buckins
    September 24, 2014 at 8:35 pm (3 years ago)

    How long did you leave the texturizer in your hair? Ihave very curly hair about 3 inches long and would like to just loosen up the curl.

    • Joy Doyin Ogunneye
      September 28, 2014 at 6:36 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi Lilly, I usually leave the texturizer on my hair for about 15 mins, which includes application time. My hair is really thick, that’s why I leave it in that long. Hope that helps. Definitely let me know how it turns out and if you have any more questions. Thanks for stopping by.

      • Lilly Buckins
        October 20, 2014 at 3:14 pm (3 years ago)

        Thanks for the response, I texturized and I’m using the mixed chick conditioner daily. I love it!!!!!

  10. DezRhiannah
    December 21, 2014 at 9:09 am (3 years ago)

    So i have like 4b-4c hair type and i was wondering if i used that texturizer them will it give me actual curls like yours? I like my texture but its just not as curly as i want it to be.

  11. Kemi
    May 9, 2015 at 12:53 pm (3 years ago)

    Thanks Doyin!!!! I am trying this this weekend. Except the cutting my own hair.. Not that brave. Lol. Thanks for sharing!

  12. Wumi
    May 31, 2015 at 8:41 pm (3 years ago)

    Hello Joy,

    After texturizing my hair and using the mixed chucks leave in conditioner, can I still use jack five activator gel on my hair. Also does pouring water daily affects the period the texturised will stay on hair. Cheers

  13. Comfort
    October 6, 2015 at 7:27 am (2 years ago)

    I know this thread is a few years old but I would like to know your process on exactly how you apply? I hope I’m not asking to much. I’m Nigerian like you and my hair is 4Z (lol) and is VERY THICK AND CURLY

    • Joy Doyin Ogunneye
      October 19, 2015 at 1:12 am (2 years ago)

      Oh no, you are not asking too much at all :) Thanks so much for the question. You actually inspired my most recent post. I give more detail on how I apply the products. For the texturizer/relaxer, I use a peak comb and comb through my hair as I apply it. But I rinse and wash it off almost immediately, so it doesn’t straighten my hair. I just use the texturizer/relaxer to loosen my curls. And that, I apply use my daily conditioning products. Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions.

  14. Ditto
    October 30, 2015 at 3:11 am (2 years ago)

    Just wondering, how do you go about reapplying your texturizer? They say you shouldn’t put a texturizer over already processed hair, so do you just re-cut it and reapply the texturizer on virgin hair?

    • Joy Doyin Ogunneye
      November 1, 2015 at 10:01 pm (2 years ago)

      Yes, I re-cut it and reapply texturizer to my virgin hair. I make sure I cut off my processed hair before reapplying to my new growth. Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any more questions


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