Summer hair is the easiest for me though i'll admit, it hasn't always been that way! I have naturally curly hair that is processed and often gets frizzy and just plain unruly! For years, i lost the curls on the top layer of my hair making it virtually impossible to air dry. I envied anyone who could just wash and go because my hair was so high maintenance! However, the past couple of years i have finally been enjoying being able to do just that... wash and go! While it seems simple, and it is... there is a little method to my madness. I need good, hydrating products that will help my curls stay put and frizz free. I love Living Proof's Curl Collection and have used it since its launch. However, I was recently introduced to a number of products that have left my hair begging for more. You all know that anytime this happens i have to share it with my beauty BFF's... you!
Lets begin with Wen... i've used Wen's Cleansing Conditioner and Styling Creme many times! I actually loved the way my hair felt after using these products and that's saying a lot considering my hair is not easy to please. Since Wen's early days, the line's expanded quite a bit so i recently had the opportunity to try the Nourishing Mousse and the Summer Honey Peach Replenishing Treatment Mist. Admittedly, i hesitated when trying the mousse because in general, mousse tends to make my hair crunchy and there is nothing i hate more than the feeling of crunchy curls! Ugh... Well much to my surprise, i actually loved this mousse and am just about done with my first bottle! That's quite a compliment coming from a beauty blogger with quite a stash of hair products! I notice that this helps define my curl but leaves it feeling soft to the touch which is so important to me. The Replenishing Treatment Mist is a wonderful product too. I simply spray this on to my towel dried hair and it adds a ton of moisture and hydration that is immediately noted to the touch. So impressed with my new Wen additions! Will definitely try more! Check them out here.
If drugstore hair care is more your jam then i have to tell you about OGX products! Oh my gosh this brand has been rocking my world with their amazing products! First, if you're as much into coconut anything as i am you will fall madly in LOVE with their Quenching Coconut Curls as well as their Coconut Water Weightless Hydration Oil! Aside from the dreamy light coconut scent, these products do not skimp on moisture and hydration! They really help fight frizz and tame my curls without weighing them down.
If you're all about the multi-tasking products (like me... 'cause ain't nobody got time for that) then you're gonna fall madly for OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Miracle In-Shower Oil! You can add this beauty on your hair and skin for head to toe hydration! I especially love slathering this all over my legs after shaving! It leaves my hair and skin so soft and silky! This is a major drugstore gem!!!
I think the key to healthy is hair is to switch things up every so often. I feel as though my hair gets used to certain products and over time they become less effective. This is why i have several options when it comes to hair oils and products that add shine to my hair! The OGX B5 Weightless Oil Mist really helped revive my hair after my summer vacation in Cabo. All that Chlorine and sun took a major toll on my locks so when i got back i drenched it with masks (more on that in a bit) and this oil mist! It gives hair such a healthy appearance while rebuilding damage.
OK lets chat masks! Masks are absolutely essential for quenching thirsty hair! I like to use a hair mask once a week and the two masks i'm absolutely loving right now are Ouai's Treatment Mask and Joico K-Pak Color Therapy! I alternate these weekly and have been loving the results. My hair combs through easily and feels silky smooth with minimal frizz after one of these masks. Ouai's Treatment Masks come in small individual packs. When i purchased this i worried that one pack would not suffice for my thick hair but much to my surprise it was plenty and certainly did the job! Another Ouai product i'm obsessed with that is not pictured here is the hair oil. It works beautifully and smells uhhhhhmazing!
Joico K-Pak Color Therapy Luster Lock is a major hair powerhouse! Wow this stuff WORKS! Simply apply a generous amount to your hair, wait 3-5 minutes and rinse. I actually like to put this on my dry hair and pick my hair in a bun and leave it in while i run errands. When i rinse it off my hair feels incredible! It's especially nice on days where i want to blow out my hair (major chore for me btw) but this beauty makes it so much easier on my arms! Really a wonderful product to invest in to keep your hair in check!
These are the products I've been recently loving! These products will help me transition my Summer curls into Fall. I simply use these products and air dry my hair with a hair turban.
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Thank you so much for reading! xo, Carla - FMM
*some products were press samples and others were purchased by me. All are tried, tested and loved.