Saturday, April 18, 2009

surrender--for all you fabulous curly haired women out there

I have naturally curly hair. And, I've discovered over the years those that have it, don't want it, and those that don't, do. Living with curly hair has been a journey. I know this may sound silly, but I always feel an instant bond with other curly haired women. Only those with curly hair can understand. It--the curly hair--truly has a life and attitude of its own! I must confess I went through a period of time in my early twenties when I straightened my hair every single day. I would go through the tedious process of blowing it straight as I dried it. Then, straightening it more with a straightening iron. It was a long process and after it was over, I'd just keep my fingers crossed and pray it wouldn't rain.

Around my mid-20's, something changed. I surrendered to my curls. I stopped straightening them and embraced them. Truly, it was freeing. And, while now I love and appreciate all my natural waves and ringlets, I have also found that I have a passion (or maybe obsession) about trying out all types of products designed for curly hair. So for all you fabulous curly headed ladies out there, I thought I'd share a few of my favorites:

1. Sebastian Whipped Cream (I just discovered this one and love, love, love it. It comes in a bottle that looks like mousse--I'm not a big mousse fan as I find it leaves my hair too crunchy-- but this product is creamy and leaves my hair feeling incredibly soft. It's a bit pricey, but you only have to use a little, especially if you mix it with other products, which I do, and I think it's worth every penny.)

2. Beyond the Zone Noodle Head (This one is probably one of my favorites. It is a bargain at less than $7.00, and it's one I never go without!)

3. TRESemme' Flawless Curls Jelly. (I just found this one this week. It was on sale at the grocery store for $ most recent, exciting bargain find. I think normally it is less than $5.00.)

4. John Freda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum (I use just a tiny, little drop of this one to help keep the frizzies away.)

5. Pantene Texture Pomade (This one is good if I feel like after I've dried my hair, it still looks like a thick helmet. I can put on a little pomade after it's dry, and it helps create piecey texture and shine. Go easy with this one, though. It is a bit sticky.)

So, there you have it. I know I've said it before, but getting excited about simple things makes life all that much more enjoyable! :) Feel free to share if you've found other products you love.
Here is your yogathought for the day:
Surrender to your curls (or straight hair, if you have it.) Embrace your beauty--inside and out!


Alicia said...

I stumbled on #3 kind of the same way. I stopped using it though cause I felt like it left a film on my hair. Any tips there?

Curly hair is a blessing and a curse all in one. Especially when you are trying to grow it out!!

Yogadiva said...

I haven't noticed film on my hair--most likely because I use a different concotion of products each day. Also, I think having a good cleansing shampoo may help.

karmacoy said...

This is just what I needed today...I've been cursing my curls lately and thinking about "going straight" again. But just the thought of the time spent blow drying and ironing and praying it doesn't rain was exhausting me. Think I will look for some of these products and renew my love of curly locks!