Natural Curly Hair Styling Products that I Like




Being a beauty junkie, my curly hair had its fair share of experiments with different styling products. Here I chose to share with you the products I like and use. Personally, I love to have a variety of products around me, since I tend to get bored using the same thing over and over, no matter how good it is. This post is dedicated to Adva, my neighbor from Israel who relocated to Seattle with her family last month. Like me, Adva has curly hair and I hope the list of products in this post will help her to have an easy adjustment here, at least in the hair department. 

In Israel, the most popular brand for curly hair is Natural Formula, some products are now available in the US in different online stores including amazon.


When I arrived in the US in 2001 it was really hard to find proper products for curly hair. The products on the American market that claimed to be a fit for curly hair were very disappointing. Having no good products for curly hair and not being able to find any hairstylist who understood this kind of hair, was a very frustrating experience. It was because of that, that many of my curly American girlfriends chose to flat iron their hair. In recent years, with the growing awareness of a natural lifestyle, curls started to receive the unique attention they deserve. Now there are hairstylists who specialize in cutting curly hair and the market offers a huge variety of products that are especially designed for curls.

Here are some things to take into account when trying to decide which product is right for your hair:  Leave-In conditioner gives the hair moisture, but it lacks styling qualities. But if you just intend to pull your hair back in a ponytail this might be all your need. Styling gels and creams – help to define curls, but they don’t give the hair enough moisture. Combining the use of Leave-In Conditioner first and applying styling gel/cream next will yield the best results. There are some products, like Jane Carter’s (mentioned below), which provide the hair with both moisture and style. To find out what you like and what works for your hair you simply have to try the products.

Leave-In Conditioners



Alba  Botanica -  Leave-in Conditioner

Beauty without Cruelty (BWC) - Revitalizing Leave-In Conditioner



Styling Gels

 


Aubrey Organics - B-5 Design Gel

Giovanni Cosmetics - L.A Natural Styling Gel
 
Andalou Naturals - Smooth Hold Styling Cream

Moisturizing Styling Products



This cream is wonderful if you just let your curls dry naturally. However, I found that if I dry my hair using a hair diffuser – my hair gets frizzy.  The shampoo and conditioner from the same line of products are very moisturizing for dry hair.

This is the only cream that actually manages to open up my curls – but it comes with a price: it leaves the hair crunchy. I solved this problem by mixing 1 tbsp of this cream with 1 tsp of Trader Joe’s Vitamin E Oil. The oil adds extra moisture to the hair which makes it soft and silky to the touch, without detracting the styling qualities of the cream.

Jane Carter Solution - Curl Defining Cream
As I wrote last year in my post Curly Hair Care, it took me a few days to get used to this cream. It has a thick waxy consistency that gives the hair volume. While I find this cream to be very moisturizing for the hair, and the hair looks shinny with no frizz, it makes my curls  kinkier than usual.


Where to find these products:
Companies' websites
amazon
iherb
local pharmacies
local natural markets

If you know of any great natural curly hair products I would love to hear about them. I’m especially searching for natural styling products that open up curls.



Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece of information. For good haircut you need to have best quality and professional hair cutting shears. Professional shears help a lot in every way.

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