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….
#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,