I have very thick, curly hair and I live in a hot, humid environment so finding a successful hair care routine has been somewhat of a challenge. Through years of trial and error, and the advice I’ve read on the curly hair sub Reddit, I have finally nailed down a hair care routine that leave me with defined, frizz-free curls every time.
The first step is a great shampoo. I first bought this Regis Olive Oil Shampoo at a salon and I have stuck with it ever since. It is honestly the best shampoo I have ever tried. It has an unusual texture for a shampoo and it doesn’t have much of a lather but it leaves my hair feeling very moisturized. Most shampoos leave my hair feeling rough and dry but this just left it feeling silky and clean.
About once a week, I mask my hair to restore hydration and nutrients. I love this Silk Elements Olive Moisturizing Treatment because it contains olive, avacado, and silk, three super-ingredients that I look for in a hair treatment. Its a great detangler as well, another sign of a great mask in my opinion. My hair is always noticeably less frizzy after using this.
After browsing r/CurlyHair, I heard about this brand Deva Curl. After years of struggling with frizz, I was excited to try out a new brand. I tried out the One Condition Conditioner and so far I have liked it. This isn’t my favorite of the Deva Curl products that I have tried, but it is a good conditioner. I think I will try the Ultra Creamy formulation next time.
MirrorCurls Serum is the hero product in the line in my opinion. I flip my hair over and scrunch this into my hair, then wrap my hair up in a t-shirt for as long as my schedule allows, a procedure know as “plopping.” This has been a crucial part of my daily routine because it produces such great results.
I finish off my hair care routine by scrunching in some gel. This step is crucial for me because it locks out humidity. I like the Deva Curl Light Defining Gel because it doesn’t leave my hair dry or crispy. It holds the curls for the entire day and I don’t have to worry about constantly checking my hair.
***This post contains affiliate links. All products were purchased with my own money and all reviews are my honest opinion.