If your hair is naturally wavy or curly, you’re already familiar with the challenges of achieving soft and perfectly fluffed tendrils. A good hair day has the power to make any girl feel like she can do anything while waking up with a serious case of bedhead requires a whole set of tricks and tools. Over years of experimenting with different brands, I’ve landed on a collection of can’t-live-without essentials for pretty curls and waves. Keep reading for a list of products I’ve been using to style my hair.
Shampoo & Conditioner
Highlighting your hair means investing in shampoo and conditioner that will enhance and preserve your colour. I’ve never been disappointed by Kérastase, a leading professional hair care brand, that carries products for every hair type. Yes, Kérastase feels like a splurge compared to drug store brands, but if you’re able to treat yourself you will definitely notice a difference. Kérastase’s Densifique Bodifying Shampoo and Densifique Bodifying Conditioner are both gentle, but leave hair with more substance, resilience, and strength. This cleaner gives a surge of lushness and fullness to hair lacking density. It makes hair appear stronger by creating more voluminous and healthier-looking hair.
Heat Protectant Blow Dry Cream
In order to avoid completely ruining your hair, a trusted heat protectant product is one of the most important parts of a curly hair care routine. Kérastase’s Keratine Thermique Heat Protector has saved me from damaging my tresses at the mercy of my blow dryer and wand. It’s super easy to use: Apply a quarter-size amount to towel-dried hair, detangle with a comb, blowdry & style as usual. Kératine Thermique is a blow-dry cream that prevents frizz and ensures if your blow dryer or curler is up to 180°C, your hair won’t pay the price.
Probably the most important part of perfecting your curls is having an incredible curling iron or wand to work some magic with! If you’re investing in higher-end hair care products due to coloured hair, styling tools allow a bit more leeway budget-wise. If you’re looking for classic everyday waves, NuMe’s Classic Curling Wand forms beautiful, romantic waves in half the time of other styling tools. If you’re really looking to splurge, T3’s Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand Set comes with various barrels to create relaxed tousled waves, uniform spiral waves, soft loose waves-and everything in between.