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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Curly hair products {that I use}

Some of you may remember this post that I wrote about curly hair before...well, I lost that Curly Girl book. I loaned it to a friend that moved away. I went back onto and ordered myself a new copy. Of course, they didn't have the old edition, but a fancy new edition with DVD. I ordered it and have been enjoying it with my daughter.

My daughter has a wonderful, amazingly smart friend that has curly/wavy hair. We decided to buy the new Curly Girl edition for her friend for Christmas (actually I suggested it, and my daughter paid for it with her baby-sitting $ !) Her friend has been enjoying it, and I thought I would post about what products I used, so she could have a little help on good curly hair products to buy.

These are not the only curly hair products that are good for hair, but these are good ones that I use and like. I have read the labels thoroughly (or so I think!) and haven't found anything harmful according to the Curly Girl book. My sister is also a Curly Girl" and she uses different products than I do. I know she used to use Biolage, which are wonderful but expensive. I'm not sure what she currently purchases and uses on her curly hair.
My favorite gel is light and clear, so it is fine to use on hair. It even states on the back of the bottle to try it in your hair! It contains NO alcohol (which is a drying agent) and no fragrance. I like that is natural too! Hint: I've found it most often at Wal-mart, on the bottom shelf in the lotions aisle. It is about $3 a bottle, and in the summer they offer larger bottles with pumps- so watch for them, they're so much nicer to use!

This is a wonderfully light cleansing shampoo, which has NO parabens, SLS (Sodium Laureth Sulfate) and no Phthlates, which are all listed in the Curly Girl book as bad for curly hair. (I think SLS is bad for humans altogether, as it is a floor cleaner!) My hair feels very light and clean after I use it, and I mostly scrub it into my scalp. Oh-- and I wrote the company from their website, and they sent me 2 $1 off coupons! Gotta love that! I found this in the Natural products section in our local supermarket.

by Organix
I've found this affordable hydrating conditioner by Organix, and I like it. My hair really soaks it up! A cousin recommended this conditioner to me, as he uses it.

I reallllly like another one called "Root Awakening" by John Freida, but it is a little costly. I am waiting for it to go on sale again, and then maybe I'll buy it. Root Awakening is a little costly, but it made my hair feel very light and airy.
This is the conditioner that I have used the most often in the past few years. It is good, maybe not the best, but this is what I buy for my daughter. It states that it is for Frizzy, Dry Unmanageable Hair, and it is moisturizing. It is a very good lower cost alternative.


This is one of my staple products that I use everyday in accompaniment with the FOTE gel. It is a good finishing spray, helps tame a few extra frizzes and bring out more curl. I can tell when I've put too much in, but I like the hold and definition that it gives.

I like this Bible verse and how it relates...  "Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows." Luke 12:7

What curly hair products do you use, that you can recommend to me? I'd love to hear your comments and thoughts!


  1. The gel thing kinda freaked me out! But I guess I'll have to try it. :)

  2. How do you apply the gel? Scrunch or comb through or something else? I'm a little clueless :)

  3. I usually take a few squirts or a small handful of gel, rub it into both of my hands, and run my fingers through my hair applying the gel, and scrunching some too. The Curly girl book comes with a DVD that shows you how to do it. I wish I could show you! Hope that helps.

  4. Awesome :) I'll give it a go! Thank you!!


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