In my last favorites, I chatted about some of my most favorite spices of all time. Today, I wanted to share with you all my essentials when it comes to that big mane on top of my head. It is minimal, but when it comes to my hair, I have a few ground rules.
- Don't wash your hair every single day! It rids of all nutrients and oils you need to make your hair look fabulous! I actually will wash my hair every few days and will only give it one deep condition in, once per week for 30 minutes. Is your hair extra oily? Dry some dry shampoo in between washes.
- Do NOT- I REPEAT, DO NOT use shampoos that carry sulfate! This stuff ruins any amazing dye job, and will also dull out your beautiful natural hair color! I use Alfaparf Milano Shampoo & their nutritive mask for my weekly conditioning. It is specifically for drier/coarser hair like mine, with thorough moisturizing.
- I don't like to blow dry my air. One I literally have too much hair to blow-dry, and two, I sweat like a pig while doing it! I only usually do this during the winter when air drying my hair would take days. (I'm not kidding) I use two different irons when it comes to doing my hair. For curling, I use Conair's Double Ceramic Curling Iron, 1 1/4 inches. For straightening, since my hair is not naturally straight (see below) I use Hot Tools 1.5" Tourmaline Ceramic Titanium Flat Iron
- I HATE hairspray. Ever since my figure skating days, I've been avoiding it like the plague. It's sticky (even when the bottle says it's not), you smell like some fumigated bug and it never ever holds my texture in place! Because of the thickness of my hair, I use Kiehl's Creative Cream Wax to hold curls or waves in place. Not only is Kiehl's one of my favorite NYC stores, I love how many of their products can be used for both men and women. My hubby will use the wax from time to time! ;) My favorite spray of all time is NYM's Sea Salt Spray. Your hair will not only smell like you just came from the beach, but your hair will look perfectly textured from the sea salt! Win!
I included links to all the products below. For any product that is not directed to store where you can purchase, google the name of it and you’ll be able to find somewhere near you (or amazon) where you can purchase.
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