Naturally, I have curly, frizzy hair – think SJP in the 80’s. I have yet to embrace my natural curl, and until then I’m keeping it straight and standing strong against my battle with frizz. There are a few game changing products and methods that I’ve discovered along the way. Like how the right blow dryer can make a world of difference. Here are my holy grail products for going from curly to sleek.
I have a finicky scalp that can easily go from dry to oily, and in addition suffer from occasional flares of seborrheic dermatitis. I’ve spent years trying to find a shampoo that helps to balance my scalp. A few months ago I was introduced to the MooGoo Milk Shampoo and my scalp has never been happier! Without ever over-drying my scalp, it leaves my hair feeling super clean. I’m already on my second bottle, I’ll never be without it.
When it comes to conditioners I’m super picky. I find that a lot of conditioners with more natural-based ingredients tend to leave a residue on my hair. So until I find a conditioner that trumps the performance of my Nexxus Humectress, I’m sticking with it. Once a week, I use Davines Alchemic Silver Conditioner to keep my color bright. For heat protection, frizz-taming and added hydration, I love using oils and leave-in conditioners. Pure jojoba oil is a great option because its lightweight and doesn’t weigh down the hair, quite the opposite actually as it adds body. In addition to oil I add in some Evolh Smartstart Leave-In Conditioner Leave-In Conditioner, which additionally protects and tames frizz. If it’s a hot and humid day, I’ll reach for Living Proof No Frizz Nourishing Styling Cream to keep things straight. It’s a game-changing product that works like nothings else in the fight against frizz. After styling I finish off with Captain Blankenship Golden Waves Sea Salt Shimmer Spray for texture and hold. Once or twice a week I’ll help keep my hair healthy by using an oil hair treatment, which I apply from roots to ends. The Kumari Luxury Hair Oil Luxury Hair oil is my favorite.
The Hubalou Hair Towel is a non-damaging and efficient way to smooth the hair and lessen frizz. Straight out of the shower I wrap my hair up in this bamboo fiber cloth and keep it in as long as I can. A good blow dryer can make a world of difference. The Elchium 2001 helps me reach about 80% of my hair styling goals! As my 2 year-old Elchium started to slow down on me, I hurried up and ordered a back up. It does its job in half the time to smooth and straighten, without causing a lot of the damage I’ve experienced with other hair dryers. I straighten my hair with this brush, and will occasionally add in soft waves using my Hot Tools 1 1/4 inch NanoCeramic Curling Iron.