Hello my fellow curlies! I want to share my top 10 must-have products that you might want to add to your selection! You will see that I am a huge conditioner fan because I believe that a good conditioner makes the styling process much easier and fewer products are needed. So, be sure to try out these products that you will be happy to make new additions!
Mixed Roots Conditioner and Mixed Roots Replenishing Oil
I apply the conditioner and oil to wet hair, which is fantastic for detangling. Then, I wrap my hair in cling film to create an amazing hair treatment in 20 min.!
Available at Paks Cosmetics stores in London, selected Sainsburys stores, and Big Hair Co.
Big Hair Deep Masque Conditioner
This product works as a clay mask so no leaving it in overnight. Simply apply to freshly cleansed hair and leave on 30-45 min. No need to wrap it! Your curls will be left feeling springing, polished, and detangle.
Available at Big Hair Co.
Aveda Dry Remedy Oil
This oil is 99.9% naturally-derived and penetrates through the hair without any buildup and no greasy feeling. It smells tropical and all you need is to apply a few drops from roots to tips while in the shower. The dry remedy oil is perfect for curlies who experience dry, frizzy hair and need that shine and lift without the weight. And for the ingredient-conscious curlies, this product does not contain silicones.
Available online Aveda.co.uk.
Root 2 Tip Quench Anti Breakage Crème
I tend to use a spray bottle with water and conditioner, but sometimes my hair just needs a bit more of a kick! So say hello to Root2Tip’s Crème! I did a 30-day challenge applying this product to damp hair and it is truly moisturizing. I love the product and need it in a bigger size! I also recommend their honey juice leave-in for those curlies who find that the water and conditioner combo does not suffice.
Available at Root2Tip Co.
Afro Fit Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is for the days when my hair needs therapy. Coconut oil is moisturizing, adds shine, and has other great benefits. I also use coconut oil to create great protective styles such as bun, twist, and braids that I leave it for a week.
Available at Afrofit Co.
Aphogee Protein Treatment
I use this once a month. It’s a little sticky and leaves my hair hard but do not fear ladies. Your hair will return to its original curl pattern! I have used this product since 2014 when I thought my curls were heat damaged and they reverted! So if you think your hair is damaged or needs a trim, then try ApHogee to see if your hair just needs a protein treatment.
As I Am Co-Wash Conditioner
I tend to not use shampoos often so this co-wash works for midweek washes when I have either styled my hair with too much product. Apply to wet hair from root to tip and ensure you distribute it evenly throughout the hair so the product buildup can be removed.
Tresemme Naturals Conditioner
It comes in a big bottle and it’s silicone free! I find this product works great in my spray bottle to refresh my hair. It is also extremely great for detangling and it’s not expensive! A curl’s dream!
Available at all large supermarket and beauty stores. Superdrug always has great deals on Tresemme.
Design Essentials Curling Mousse Activator
I tend to wear a wash and go but when styling I grab my Design Essentials, as it provides a long hold when using Curlformers. It’s also not too heavy on my hair, so it’s good to use as a wash and go style product. Design Essentials has a range of products for different hair types, but this one definitely compliments all hair types when styling with flexi rods, Curlformers, etc.
These organic products are so effortlessly kind. They leave my hair tamable and deeply hydrated. I like to apply these products and leave it on for 10-30 min. after shampooing.
Available online or at John Lewis in Oxford Circus London.
As you can see I have spoken quite a bit about conditioners, as my favourite thing is washing my hair.
I am currently using Mrs. Millis for styling. I love it because you get your money’s worth. I am three months in and still have not finished it. It leaves my hair moisturized and the scent of strawberries is so divine! All I have to do is sprinkle a little in my hair with a spritz from the spray bottle to activate second-day hair.
Available at Mrs. Millis.
Let me know what products you try and share your curly photos via Instagram and Twitter!