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Friday, January 27, 2012

Curly Girl Reader Wants to Know My Secret Sauce!

Hi Janna,

I just discovered your blog and I’m obsessed! You have the most gorgeous curly hair!! Mine is curly, but I feel like I’m always struggling to find the right product, dryer, diffuser etc. I’d love to know your curly hair routine and recommendations?

Thanks,
Ellie 

Oh, Ellie… don’t you fret a hair… I would love to share my curly girl regimen!  I warn you though, there are several steps:

1.) I only shampoo twice a week at most. I use Frederic Fekkai Advanced Technician Shampoo to preserve my color (though you can use any hydrating sulfate-free shampoo) or if I’m fearing a frizz-out day I use L’Oreal Paris EverSleek Intense Smoothing Shampoo.

2.) I try and juggle my conditioners to avoid build-up. For everyday, my two favorites are Oribe Conditioner for Beautiful Color and It’s A 10 Miracle Daily Conditioner. They are both hydrating, yet light enough not to weigh my hair down. Once a week, I use a nourishing mask like Phytocitrus Restructuring Mask for Color-Treated Hair  (though I do find my hair looks A LOT better on days I do a light conditioner and no shampoo).

3.) When I get out of the shower I use a paper towel to blot my hair dry (NEVER use a regular towel!  It will frizz you to high hell), then I finger comb a dime size of Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Hair Oil (one of my favorite hair products of all time) from root to ends.

4.) I spray (about 5 sprays) of  It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-in Product into my hand and finger-comb through my ends.

5.) I take a quarter-size of Living Proof Wave Shaping, Curl Defining No Frizz Styling Creme for Medium to Thick Hair  and scrunch through half my head.  Then I repeat the step on the other half of my head.

6.) I flip my head and scrunch the ends with another paper towel

7.) I diffuse my hair with my head flipped. You do not need any special brand of diffuser, as long as it has fingers.

8.) Once I flip up, if I have frizzes, I will rub a dime size of Ouidad Clear Control Pomade between my palms and pull my hair back like I’m putting it in a low pony tail.

..and VOILA!  No fail curls!!

Good luck lovely Ellie and do keep in touch on how this regimen works for your curls!

xoxo Janna

 

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