Those who know me will not be shocked that my first post is about hair products! I have crazy, thin, curly hair (3A/B curl type). I refer to my hair as the Poodle – friends have even created a number scale for it. Today, I’d say a it’s solid 6 even with the humidity (the lower the number the better). I’ve tried a ton of different products – everything from salon only to drug store brands. I need shampoo & conditioner that are deeply hydrating while managing my super oily scalp. I need products that give me frizz control and volume and don’t dry out the curls.
Right now I’m loving L’Oreal’s Ever Strong Shampoo & Conditioner (@lorealusa). It is Sulfate/Paraben free, moisturizing, great scent and is totally helping with my hair loss. Way less strands are falling out! I loved my styling current products (which I’ll get into in a minute), but I got sucked in by ads on social media for LUS Brands (lusbrands.com). Each picture was better than the next and I wanted those curls! I tried the Love UR Curls set in Curly – shampoo, conditioner & all-in-one curly styling cream.
I dropped everything when they got delivered and hopped right in the shower…so freaking excited!!! I was disappointed as soon as I opened the first bottle, I hated the scent. It reminded me of an old lady and was a bit overpowering. However, I’d totally get over it if the curls were killer. After washing and conditioning, I did like how my hair felt – manageable & hydrated without being oily or weighed down. Then slathered on the cream – literally. The videos showed women using a ton of product, so I did too. Ummm…no bueno. The first day was sticky and flat.
Day 2, less product and better results, but the curls still didn’t live up to the hype. I tried air-drying and diffusing. Still not what I was hoping for. After a week of using the system, I decided to go back to my old routine because I was left feeling meh. The curls never matched the pictures and my hair was a little flatter than normal and the ends got frizzier faster. I do love the idea of the all-in-one cream as it’s perfect for traveling. So much easier than my current routine. And it may still make it into my travel bag. Overall I’d give it a 6 out of 10. It was an average system.
That brings me to the styling products I’m currently using. I went back to Davines (us.davines.com). I use the Love Curl Cream, This is a Curl Mousse and the Love Curl Primer. After washing and conditioning I make sure my hair is super wet and start with the curl cream. After raking a quarter size dollop through the curls, I scrunch with a ping pong ball sized dollop of mousse. I spritz it with the Primer right before I dry it with a diffuser – I usually concentrate it more on the ends so they do frizz up. Love the results!
Any suggestions? Has anyone tried Cocunat (cocunat.com) or Bounce Curl (bouncecurl.com) they’re calling to me. Let me know 🙂