Products I use

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These three products are my favorite ones right now. I’ve been using the Curl Junkie Gentle Cleasing Shampoo for quite a while now and I like it as an everyday shampoo. As it is sulfate and silicone free it doesn’t bubble while washing your curls – but don’t worry your hair will be clean after using the Curl Junkie Shampoo.

 

Next step is applying conditioner and raking my hair as to comb it (see this blog post). In summertime I like to use a lighter conditioner like the smoothing lotion from Curl Junkie. Although this is a leave-in conditioner I wash out most of the conditioner and only leave-in a little bit. After rinsing I don’t rake through my curls anymore as not to break them up and to get good clumping.  If you feel like you need a richer conditioner just rake through the curls with the richer one, rinse it out and then add the leave-in afterwards. If you decide to put in a leave-in then just glide along your hair – first upright and then upside down as at this point you don’t want to rake through the curls anymore.

 

As a styler I then apply the moptop anti-frizz gel (medium hold) by scrunching it in. I’ve just recently tried this product and I have to say I absolutely love it – it’s definitely a keeper!

 

Finally I finish by blow-drying my hair and then scrunching out the scrunch. I will describe my daily hair routine more detailed and with pictures on this blog, so stay tuned for more infos!

 

However I’m not always using the same products, but I try new products often and I’m already now excited to try the ones I’ve recently ordered at NaturallyCurly. Of course I’ll tell you which products are keepers and which ones I didn’t like.

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7 Comments
  • Jessica
    August 12, 2014

    Loving your curly tips!! Can you be more specific on how you put your styling products in? Do you put them in upside down? I tend to rinse my conditioner out upside down to help with volume but if I just squish in product after that it barely gets distributed and my hair is all clumped together! Please help! 🙁

    • Sandra
      August 12, 2014

      Yes, of course! I first put in about half of my styler just by gliding along the “outside” of my hair – still upright. Then I turn upside down and add the other half of my products by scrunching them in. At this point my curls start building different clumps (some already pretty small and I need to be careful not to scrunch too often and therefore loose the clumps). This way all of my hair gets enough styler.

      However if your hair seems to clump too much I suggest you try raking in your styler and then scrunching – this will break up some curls but also allow the styler to get to all of your hair and if you still get enough clumps that might work just well.

      I hope one of these tips works for you – let me know if they did!

  • Tara
    September 13, 2014

    Do you have a recommendation for a less expensive shampoo and conditioner? Trying to love my curls on a budget 🙂

    • Sandra
      September 14, 2014

      Unfortunately I can’t recommend any cheap shampoos or conditioners without sulfates and silicones, because they don’t exist in Switzerland…

    • Kirsten
      September 18, 2014

      Tara – if you live in the states, here are a few shampoos I’ve found for cheap: Garnier Fructis Pure Clean and 365 shampoos from Whole Foods (365 is their generic brand). Both of these were around $4, so a pretty reasonable price. These products are not only healthier for your hair and body, but better for the environment too 😉 Good luck!

  • Amberly
    July 9, 2015

    My hair is just below shoulder length and it is not only thick, but I have a lot of hair! I often have troubles getting the product on the bottom layers. Any tips for this? Also, do you start applying your styler at the roots or about midpoint? Because my hair is heavy, the weight often pulls my hair down so the top of my head isn’t as curly as the rest. I don’t apply my styler to the top of my head..I guess I’ve been worried about it looking greasy. I’d really love for the curl to be even throughout.

    Thanks for the tips!!

    • Sandra
      July 12, 2015

      Hi Amberly, I usually apply my styler from to sides (the inside and the outside of my curls), but don’t rake it in. If you don’t have problems with clumping I’d suggest you to finger-comb the styler in. I did a short YouTube video on this, you can have a look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q03iMYHSDdo

      Even though the styler might weigh down your hair a bit, I recommend you to apply it from the roots to the ends (to keep your curls frizz-free). Just make sure not to use a too heavy styler!

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