TMI Tuesday: How do you get that fabulous hair?

Aussie Sydney Smooth Styling Tizz No Frizz Gel Tube , 7-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 4)
This blog is all about hair.
It’s probably my most distinguishing feature.
Basically, it is amazing. :)

I used to look at women who’s hair I loved and wonder how on EARTH they did it.  Mine always looked dry and frizzy, and honestly — for a good portion of my life it did.  Or, I felt like it’d look better if I spent a fortune on styling products.  Negative.

So, here’s my hair styling guide to go along with my awesome blog title.  I will mention that one particular tiny person around here is starting to grow some curls and I couldn’t be MORE HAPPY.  I’m still crossing my fingers that it will be as amazing as mine. :)
Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curls & Waves Shampoo, 23.7-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 3)Anywho.  I only wash twice  week.  I’ve read that most people with curly hair have pretty dry hair.  I actually only shampoo it once a week and I run conditioner in on the other day (no poo, as we call it in the curly circles… and no, I’m not making that up).  I use either herbal essences’s curly line or aussie’s moist line.  I think I like Aussie the most but I think they’re fairly similar.  Also, I do like to change up brands so I don’t get build-up (I do NOT do a clarifying shampoo as that also strips oils and I need all the precious oil I can have).
Revlon RV2513 Color Swirl Detangling Comb, Colors May Vary
I run conditioner through my hair in the shower and I also have a wide-toothed comb that I also run through in the shower.  This is the only time that I comb through my hair as it is almost impossible to do without the conditioner in there to grease up the system. :)  I should also mention that I get a LOT of hair out at this point.  However, most people lose a fair amount of hair each day as they brush through theirs, and since I don’t do that, I get it out in the shower.  Hence, I also own (and know how to operate) a shower snake.
Aussie Catch the Wave Mousse & Leave-In Conditioner 8oz ...CASE of TWO (2)After the shower I have just started using mouse, and I really like it.  I get a tennis-ball sized mount in my hair and I finger it through all the strands (this, again is only possible because I combed through in the shower).  Then, I get a golf-ball sized amount of gel and I scrunch it into the ends.  I find that the mousse is enough for the body of the hair but frizzies start at the ends, usually, and by having a stronger product on the ends it helps keep the frizzies at bay.
This isn’t to say that my hair can’t be a nightmare mess of frizz, but this routine has really made a difference.  I still want to find a great oil conditioner that I could do once a month or so.  I have thought about just throwing some olive oil on it for a few minutes and then wash out or I’ve also heard of coconut oil. 
Either way, this system is constantly being refined, so if someone else has some great curly ideas, I’d LOVE to hear it!
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Comments

  1. says

    I just recently started doing conditioner only for Sophia and running the comb in the shower. Makes a huge difference. Poor little frizz ball with a mama who has no idea what to do with ehr hair! I wonder if it’s going to stay curly? Chloe’s was pretty much done being curly by age 4. We’ll see.

  2. says

    And I have stick straight hair that won’t hold a curl … however frizzes rght up when we go somewhere humid. (which bugs me so bad because I love humidity). And then my sister has natural curl up the wazoo – this is an issue for me. Anyhow, even with straight hair, I still only wash 2-3 times a week – and my stylists always comments on how healthy my hair is. yay!

    Loved your thoughts on yo gabba gabba – thanks for sharing – he he.

  3. Anonymous says

    I love using herbal essence curl version products, but good old walmart stopped carring that version!!! how do you get away with not washing your hair, mine doesn’t look that great after sleeping on it (the curl). Anyway good tips, I know it helps that I don’t blow dry mine
    LaRae