I was talking to my friend today about my blog as I want to do more beauty product as I am bit of a product junkie and she said I have to do one regarding curly hair.
I have natural curly hair I have given up trying to straightening it myself and when I do get it straight I go to the hairdresser which is about twice a month as my curl is at the root it’s very hard for me to straighten myself.
i decided to do a step by step process on curly hair not sure this would work on anyone with very straight hair but if you have a bit of a wave I would love to know how you got on.
STEP ONE : SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER
i read on a curly hair website you should just only use conditioner i gave this a shot but really didn’t notice the difference so I went back to only using shampoo but I only use a small amount.
At the moment I am using mane n tail but it might not suit everyone not all hair conditioner and shampoos suit my hair .
The shampoo is a color protect priced at €8.95 but the conditioner priced at €6.95 is the original one so it is also can be used on horses it helps to maintain longer and healthier hair and have you ever seen a horses mane they are always shining I have noticed a difference and so as my hairdresser my hair grows a lot faster,
You can purchase them in boots but it does not seem to be on the website so you can order it directly from http://www.manentail.com
STEP 2: THE DREADED BRUSHING PART MADE EASY
Anyone with curly hair or just bad knots remembers as a child being chased by there mam to brush there hair welI I do and I hated getting my hair pulled thank god that is all in the past now.
first up I spray my hair with unique one priced at €7.95 http://www.flair.ie I get mine in my salon but will be now buying it there as it’s cheaper.
This is a an all in one hair treatment with 10 effects.
- Repair for dry and damaged hair
- Shine and frizz control
- Heat protection
- Silkness and smoothness
- Hair color protection/ UVA and UVB filters
- Ease brushing and straightening
- Incredible detangling
- Long lasting hair style
- split ends prevention
- Adds body.
I spray about 7-12 sprays in my hair it depends on how knotty it is and than brush my hair with tangle teezer priced at 15.99 in boots I love this brush it just glides through my hair and most importantly no pulling.
STEP 3 : STYLING AND PRODUCTS
To me this is the most important part the product use to much and your hair is hard to little and it’s frizzy.
First product I use is L’Oreal Paris elivive extra ordinary oil priced at €8.55 in boots this is a 5 in 1 miracle hair perfector.
- Hair has a glowing shine
- Feels intensely nourished
- Flows with silky softness
- Seems sumptuously smooth
- Looks beautifully perfected.
I use about three drops in my hair and I can feel the difference straight away my hair feels so soft .
Up next is john frieda frizz ease curl reviver corrective styling mousse €7.49 in boots this tames frizz and contains sunscreen I use about a fistful and work into hair.
Up next and my favourite products is Umberto Giannini scrunching curl friend jelly I love the smell of this product but i can only seem to get this in boots so i always bulk buy in boots it’s priced at €6.49 this product is great for defining curls make sure you scrunch evenly throughout your hair.
STEP 4: THE SECRET TIP
Than I get a bobbin while my hair is still wet and put it in a bun on the top of my head for around a half an hour not sure how I figured this out but it makes my hair a lot more curly and defined.
Not a great look but I wanted to show you what I meant by the bun.
STEP 5: THE END IS NEAR
i love letting my hair dry natural but I never have the time so I do half and half as I call it I leave it to dry half way and use the hair dryer for the other half than I use mane n tail shine priced at €11.95 this smells amazing leaves a great shine and it’s great to carry in your handbag to use during the day to put abit of life into your curls.
NEXT DAY CURLS
curly hair never looks great the next day oh this is how I figured out the bun trick I sleep with a bun in the top of my head and began to notice my curls looked good the next day i would normal put some umberto giannini scrunching jelly in my hair put it in a bun and go to bed and it looks great the next day but I was planning on having a shower before I went out today so I didn’t bother but of course I woke up late and was meeting my friend for lunch so I added the scrunching jelly and mouse put my hair in the bun and done my make-up and got dressed and left my hair till last
Also not a great pic but hope you can see the curls