Loving your hair’s natural texture is a year-round must. However, when summer comes around with its sweet rays and longer days, our hair deserves just a bit more tender love and care. As a curly gal myself, I know firsthand how much damage can occur to super textured locks—from the heat of the sun to the chlorine found in pool water, our hair can get a little crazy with what this season throws at it. Now as much as I love a disheveled mane, we can all agree that good hair days with our locks are golden and something we’d want more of. Whether your hair curls, waves, or is somewhere in between, here are a few tips, products, and inspiration for embracing your summer curls for natural hair all season long.
Bounce, volume, and last but not least, texture. These are the three “yeses” us curly cue gals aim for when it comes to our (sometimes untameable) manes. Now, it’s no secret that when it comes to taking care of our bounciful locks, we want the best products out there, especially ones that will give us the most bang for our buck. I’m sure I’m not the only one who is always on the lookout for a bargain. And luckily, I’m here to share with all of you gorgeous gals a few curly hair products from one of my favorite beauty spots (hello, Ulta!) that won’t hurt your wallet. Embrace your curls and let them always be #curlgoals with not one, not two, but fiveof the besttexture sprays that will make your hair feel full of life—one spray at a time.
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TIGI has made its mark on both the beauty industry and our locks by creating some seriously good hair days. Well, more like gorgeous hair days when it comes to their fabulous products. We’re all up for some more days like those with the fall launch of Catwalk by TIGI, a new collection of multi-tasking products that are made to create a salon-worthy blow dry all with your own hands. Can you say thank you? We sure can!
These colder months have us finding all the more reason to stay inside as much as possible; no running out to the salons as usual for us! With the help of these perfect blow dry creating products, including the Bodifying Spray for Impeccable Volume, Harista Split End Perfector, and Camera Ready Shine Finish, there is now a salon right in our own homes.
The Bodifying Spray for Impeccable Volume is made to achieve that extra oomph we all love having in our hair. Just prep your hair with this product by spraying it when it is damp, and then style with a brush hair dryer to how you desire. This will help create a voluptuous beginning to your hair becoming bigger and better. After trying out this product firsthand, I can vouch that your locks are not only fuller and more luxurious, but soft at every touch. Va-va-voom much?
Just because it’s October doesn’t mean we want our hair mimicking any type of scarecrow. We’ll leave that for Halloween! The Harista Split End Perfector lets your hair look healthier than ever after applying it to dry tips when your hair is damp. Say goodbye to split ends with this product! The split end mending technology in this bottle repairs up to 80% of split ends while keeping more from being born. Magic, much? Hair magic, more like.
For the finishing touch, there is the Camera Ready Shine Finish that creates a commercial worthy touch, shine and all. All you need is a spritz of it when your hair is dried or in the process of drying. With a brush, you’ll be protected from any frizz that could possibly show up in any weather. It’s a definite must-have for that flawless look. Are you ready for your close-up?
Who doesn’t love those long summer days that are either spent at the amusement park, catching waves at the beach, lounging around the poolside, or just taking a road trip with friends? That all sounds great, but all that fun can leave your hair feeling brittle and frizzy. It happens all the time—we get ready to conquer the day and our hair is just the way we want it… until we take one step out the door and poof, we look like we just got electrocuted. We all know no matter how much hair spray we pile on and how long we take getting ready, the moment our hair meets the humidity, it’s over; yet we do it anyway in hope of a miracle. Well, there is hope. Below is a list of five great products that will help defeat the frizz.
Living Proof No Frizz Leave-In Conditioner:
This leave-in conditioner leaves hair looking healthy and rehydrated. It’s packed with Living Proof’s signature Healthy Hair Molecule that is said to be 70 percent better than other humidity-defying silicone and oil treatments. Another plus about this product is that it is sulfate-, silicone-, and oil-free.
John Frieda Unwind Curls™ Calming Crème:
Most of the frizz tamers out on the market are made to work on straightened hair, but what if you just want to manage those curls? Look no further than John Frieda Unwind Curls™ Calming Crème. It loosens and smooths tight curls, leaving them feeling soft all day.
OGX Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner:
If you want to start managing frizzy hair while you’re in the shower, I suggest using OGX Ever Straight Brazilian Keratin Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner. Together they are designed to leave hair looking healthier, straighter, and frizz-free over time. If you love your curls and don’t want to go for that straightened look, this product still works wonders—just don’t flat-iron your hair afterwards.
Bumble and bumble Defrizz: This product is a really light serum that works great with fine hair and in just about any climate to manage curls, frizz, and flyaways. It leaves hair looking shiny and healthy. Just apply a few drops to damp hair and you’re ready to take on any weather headed your way.
This product contains argan oil which repairs and nourishes damaged hair, leaving it moisturized and feeling soft for up to 48 hours. It is said to stand up to 97 percent of humidity, so why not give it a chance?
Feature photo courtesy of Del Mich, Flickr
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Great hair can be a woman’s most powerful accessory. We moisturize it… we trim it… we straighten and curl it all for the opportunity to wear our locks with pride. Stepping out of the salon with a fresh blow-out is enough to make any woman feel fabulous, but in reality, few women have the funds, time, and will to have their hair endure the damage caused by the blow-dryer. Thanks to °Coolway hair products, women no longer have to make the compromise between salon time and great hair!
°Coolway hair products range from cool appliances, like their low-heat blow dryer and flat iron that style your hair efficiently at low temperatures that impose zero damage to your hair, to their game-changing trifecta consisting of their °Coolway True Smooth spray, Boost Repair, and Glow Oil treatment.
°Coolway True Smooth is a truly revolutionary spray that allows hair to be blown dry in half the time it would take to dry untreated hair and at a cooler temperature that significantly reduces the damage hair takes on with regular hair dryers. Claims such as these would cause any woman to be skeptical and wonder, “What sort of ingredients are in this product?” and more importantly, “What does this spray smell like?” Fortunately for women everywhere, °Coolway True Smooth is paraben-free and is infused with natural ingredients like Chamomile, Rosa flower, Silk peptide, and Jojoba oil. These ingredients are what give this product a light, floral fragrance: neither overpowering nor likely to clash with your perfume.
How does it work? °Coolway True Smooth’s proprietary molecule, AminoLock MAB, works with your hair, not against it. What this means is that this special formula penetrates the hair cuticle to style it from the inside, allowing hair to be styled at a lower temperature than products that work on the outside. And not only does this molecule strengthen and nurture your hair with each application, it also decreases styling time significantly, thus allowing women to do more with their hair without having to cut out extra time in their schedules.
°Coolway’s other amazing products, their Boost Repair and Glow Oil, will also become essential products for women. Their Boost Repair treatment is to hair like an all-inclusive spa day is to the body. Even if you’re on top of your moisturizing routine, you will feel the impact of this luxurious conditioning treatment. Their Glow Oil is by far the best hair serum this reviewer has ever tried, which is no understatement considering she has tested the entire spectrum of anti-frizz products available. A dime-sized amount of product (yes, dime-sized) was enough to sculpt, smooth, and soften curls.
These products are truly a girl’s hair dream come true!
To order your own °Coolway True Smooth visit www.coolwayhair.com. Feeling lucky? We are currently giving away 3 °Coolway prizes over here! But hurry, you have until March 14 to enter! By Regina Alvarado °Coolway True Smooth: A Girl’s Hair Dream Come True! All photos are courtesy of www.coolwayhair.com