Curly hair people - your help is needed! What are your staple styling items?

(30 Posts)
ThePorpoiseOfStupidity Thu 26-Sep-13 21:15:46

I have curly hair, prone to frizziness which I have just let grow and grow and grow and up till now have just been sticking it in a bun. Until today. It has been cut and is now shoulder length, which is far more manageable. However, I need some help with styling products and just wondered what others use?

Help me please! Thanks!

ThePorpoiseOfStupidity Sat 28-Sep-13 18:02:03

Have been into town and bought a tub of Boot's curl creme and some Naked shampoo and conditioner which was also mentioned on the other thread, so will see how it goes.

Trills Sat 28-Sep-13 14:56:59

Most of the time I think that how good my hair is depends a lot more on how I handle it than what product I'm using. How much do I fuss with it while wet? Did I run my fingers through it to much? Did I give the curls a twiddle to make them more ringletty?

Trills Sat 28-Sep-13 14:56:15

Excellent clumpage factor grin

KosherBacon Sat 28-Sep-13 13:52:20

Here's a really good post on how to get the boots pink cream to work.

Trills Sat 28-Sep-13 11:48:59

The bonus of the pink curl creme is that if it doesn't suit you, you've only wasted £1.50.

Unlike bloody Moroccanoil <mutter mutter>

Ohwhatacrapmasfear Fri 27-Sep-13 19:53:35

I use Tigi Curlesque shampoo, conditioner and the Curls rock amplifier. My very frizzy hair now dries into proper curls. I just wash my hair then wrap it in a towel. I never rub it just take the towel off do some minor alterations to get the parting etc right then kind of just touch the rock amplifier onto the hair. I find that too much messing with fingers through it leaves it frizzy. I then leave it alone until it's dry.

I have tried so many products low end to high and these are the only ones I have found that work and don't make my hair look greasy or to weighed down.

AmberLeaf Fri 27-Sep-13 17:20:36

GreenShadow I agree, I tried it years ago and hated it.

PiratesLifeForMe Fri 27-Sep-13 17:11:23

I have long thick curly hair & have tried all sorts to keep my curls looking vaguely under control.

in a bid to cut my budget, I tried a few products in boots & finally settled with frizz-ease - love them! Not horrible crunchy feeling either.

I use my normal l'oreal shampoo & conditioner, squeeze hair dry with a towel, squirt Dream Curls styling spray on, give it a gentle scrunch & let it air dry.

Then once its almost dry I tidy a few curls up with Spiral Style styling gel and once completely dry (if it needs it) or whenever I just need a tidy up or discourage impending fluffiness I use Secret Agent perfecting cream.

All Frizzease products. If it can sort my mop out then its worth a try believe me...!

justkeeponsmiling Fri 27-Sep-13 16:22:19

I second Boots Curl Creme, it's brilliant!

overthemill Fri 27-Sep-13 16:17:40

Was going to post same question so really useful. My hair has come back curly after chemotherapy and I have no idea what to do with it now it's about 2 inches long.

GreenShadow Fri 27-Sep-13 15:52:48

I tried that Boots pink stuff after seeing so many recommendations on here in the past, but hated it - made the back of my neck itchy and just felt horrible.

Trills Fri 27-Sep-13 08:56:05

Oil products don't seem to suit me - my hair is very fine and there is not a lot of it.

Trills Fri 27-Sep-13 08:54:56

This Boots pink curl cream - it does the job.

agirlcalledsandoz Fri 27-Sep-13 08:52:40

Tresemme Naturals re nourish shampo and conditioner. Use a bit of the conditioner as a leave in/serum then V05 mega hold gel spray or curl boost spray (that's hard to find now but they have it in savers) dry with a diffuser and my hair stays curly all day and not frizzy. I only wash it every 4 days. On the other days I just rinse in the shower, use the products and dry. Helps with frizz but if it is a bit frizzy I put on some coconut oil when it's dry. I could write a book about my hair grin

morethanpotatoprints Thu 26-Sep-13 22:48:10

This is what I do.

Wash hair in shower, rinse and squeeze excess water out.
leave hair in wrap for few minutes then with detangle comb, comb through leave in conditioner Charles Worthington.
Then apply curl crème from superdrug called This one. It is really cheap and the only one that wasn't expensive that isn't sticky or dries like cardboard.
Please try it its great.
Then leave to dry or diffuse.
Mine is really curly, springs up several inches and almost like a z.
Very coarse, dry, frizzy, medium length and very thick.
This one works a treat.

AmberLeaf Thu 26-Sep-13 22:46:51

I use this

Its brilliant. just that is all you need.

TripTrapTripTrapOverTheBridge Thu 26-Sep-13 22:41:31

I don't use shampoo for curly hair anymore.There is no need.

My styling is as follows:

Wash and condition
apply a dab of frizz ease and a dab of phil smith argan oil cream to SOAKING hair
Immediately put in a microfiber towel using the 'plopping' technique.
After 30 minutes remove the towel and watch curls bounce down looking the best they ever have and leave to finish drying (doesn't take anywhere near as long if the above is done).
Walk out the door with shiny,bouncy frizz free curls and have people staring at your head (the copper may assist with that attention!)

ErrolTheDragon Thu 26-Sep-13 22:02:12

Sorry just imagining everyday moose ....

ThePorpoiseOfStupidity Thu 26-Sep-13 21:58:26

Thanks everyone and errol that link is really helpful - thank you.

fisharefriendsnotfoood Thu 26-Sep-13 21:42:24

shock waves moose - followed by hairspray.

All the anti frizz stuff and oil, looks really good but doesnt withstand a days work for me, starts to frizz within about 4 hours. So I keep the posh oil for going out, and the cheap moose for everyday.

ErrolTheDragon Thu 26-Sep-13 21:31:48

I asked a similar question in relation to my DD's hair recently - although hers is wavy with frizz most of the replies were more about curly - you should find some useful advice in it here.

HTH smile

mamayaya Thu 26-Sep-13 21:30:33

Seconding the kerastase oil. It's really good. Also do you have any Asian supermarkets near you? They sell various types of hair oil for about £3 which are great. Use sparingly!

ThePorpoiseOfStupidity Thu 26-Sep-13 21:30:20

I use shampoo/conditioner for curly hair but it's after that - once it's washed I'm not sure what's best to use to style it? If I leave it, it just turns into a frizzy mess.

I've not used coconut oil chocolatespiders is it any good? I find the amount of products out there a bit overwhelming tbh - I never know what to go for!

Goodkingwalkingslass Thu 26-Sep-13 21:27:06

I second boots pink curl cream :-)

KosherBacon Thu 26-Sep-13 21:24:30

Boots Pink curl cream for £2.50 a tub is ace. I used to also like Umberto Giannini Curl Friends mousse and jelly but they've reformulated and apparently gone off.

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