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The Four Hair Products That Will Instantly Make Your Life Easier

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 15, 2013 | Categories: Beauty, Guest Posts, Hair, Hair
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4 must-have hair products

Naturally curly hair is envied by women around the world who make attempts to curl their limp locks. A full head of voluminous curls is a beautiful thing. Curly hair is not without its problems, though. Dryness, frizz and unruliness can plague curly haired girls when not properly cared for. Taking care of your hair will simplify your routine in the long run. Make life easier with four indispensable hair products.

Sulfate-free Products

When selecting curly hair products, it is important to choose items that are free from sulfates. Sulfates can be identified by the ingredient names sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate or ammonium laureth sulfate. These are cheap additives to many hair products. Sulfates contain salts and chemicals which destroy the natural protective oils along the hair shaft and can fade hair color over time. This is detrimental to curly hair which is naturally drier and less shiny.

Using sulfate-free products in your daily routine can bring back your hair’s brilliance and moisture. These products may cost a little more, but the results are well worth the investment. You will be using fewer, but better quality, products.

Leave-in Conditioner

Dry hair reacts to humidity in the air causing an unappealing frizzy appearance. Keeping moisture in the hair will go a long way toward improving the texture and appearance of your hair. It will also make it less reactive to the weather. Curly hair tends to be dry and is particularly apt to breakage. Leave-in conditioners come in a variety of applications, from sprays to lotions. Apply leave-in conditioner daily to promote healthier, more defined curls.

Styling Gel

Very curly hair is prone to dryness. A high-quality styling gel can hold moisture in the hair without adding the dreaded frizz. It can help define curls and hold styles. A small amount of gel goes a long way, making it a natural choice for streamlining your curly hair care routine. Always select a product with the most natural ingredients.

Curl Defining Spray

Curl defining spray can prevent fly-aways and help hold your hair in place for more complicated styles. A good quality curl defining spray will help each tendril hold its curl rather than melding into a big frizzy mess.

Regardless of hair type, a simple routine with quality products is the key to lush locks. Streamline your routine using a few high-quality products, and enjoy a beautiful mane of hair.

Author Bio: Hannah Whittenly is a freelance writer from Sacramento, California. A mother of two, Hannah enjoys writing on blogs of all niches.


39 Responses to The Four Hair Products That Will Instantly Make Your Life Easier

  1. Corina Ramos says:

    My daughter has naturally curly hair but that girl is always straightening it :).

    I normally just put my hair up in a bun for the day to day stuff without using hair products. I do a light spray to keep it together and that’s it. I do use a leave in conditioner after shampooing.

    When I do straighten my hair, I use heat protecting products since my hair tends to dry so easily.

    Great tips, thanks for sharing!

  2. I always worry that a leave in conditioner will weigh my hair down, but I guess a light weight option can’t hurt to try

  3. lisa says:

    I like to use a deep conditioner once a week. I haven’t had much luck with hair gels. They make my hair feel stiff.

  4. I use a leave in conditioner everyday!

  5. Maria Iemma says:

    I have such fine hair that I do not use conditioner very often since I am afraid it will weigh my hair down even more. I do use styling gel every day.

  6. HilLesha says:

    Sulfates are not good for any hair type. I learned this years ago when I switched to sulfate-free shampoo. One of my favorite brands include Shea Moisture – perfect for curly and wavy tresses!

  7. Tammy says:

    Gel is my go to product. I can usually get any style I want using it.

  8. Amber says:

    I live by the leave in conditioner. My hairs so thick that its hard to brush.

  9. Jenn says:

    I have a hard time finding leave-in conditioner in the store. Maybe I need to check Ulta or Sephora.

  10. I need to make sure I’m using sulfate-free products. I’m not sure that I am!

  11. I like to use a deep conditioner once a week and do a hair mask once a month on my hair.

  12. I always wished that I had naturally curly hair…I even rocked a perm in college when perms weren’t so cool! I envy everyone with naturally curly hair!

  13. Ohhh I’m going to have to look into getting curl defining spray…I have to admit that I really have little to no knowledge when it comes to my hair…I just know there is an issue! haha

  14. Janel says:

    I love leave-in conditioner! I prefer it actually over in shower conditioner.

  15. I’ve found my hair works best with JUST shampoo. I don’t need conditioner or products. I may need something if I were going to fashion it, for hold, but otherwise I don’t. I don’t even need the conditioner for tangles anymore.

  16. Robin Gagnon says:

    My hair needs some serious help. I need to check these out.

  17. Melanie says:

    My hair is curly at the nape of my neck and flat on my crown…so annoying, having bipolar hair. lol I like using sulfate free ‘poo and conditioner, then just use a sea salt spray to encourage any curls to come out 🙂

  18. Marcy Strahan says:

    I just tried a sample of a brand name shampoo & conditioner with morrocan oil/argon oil. I was SHoCKED how after 1 use my hair felt healty & silky like it use to back in my teens! Next shopping trip I plan on buying it!
    Hint Sauve or Carol essense both have low priced hgih quailty. Which one I buy will depend on the sales next week!

  19. Tiffany B. says:

    Great article! I have naturally curly hair and I have to admit I do slack off on the leave-in conditioner and also a finishing spray. Maybe I’ll try these and it will improve my hair even more!

  20. Sheri says:

    I have naturally curly and frizzy hair. I could use some help!

  21. Karen M. says:

    I already use sulfate-free shampoo and leave-in conditioner on my aging, fine, thin, highlighted hair. I’ve never used gel…I’m going to try it in the hopes will diminish the frizzies on the top of head when it’s humid. Any gel recs out there?

  22. Lolo says:

    I try to use sulfate free products as much as possible.

  23. Kelsey Apley says:

    I so need some curl defining spray!!!! I haven’t heard of this before, so I have been missing out!!!!

  24. A few years ago, I started to notice my hair falling out more than usual, so a friend of mine told me to start using sulfate-free Products (which I started to do). And my hair started to regain some of its strength (I still have a ways to go though). I pretty must use everything listed except for the curl defining spray, so I guess I’ll check it out to see if it helps, thanks!

  25. Mer says:

    Thanks for the tips! I’m working on embracing my natural texture rather than reaching for the straightening iron, so I do need some help defining and fighting the frizz. I do like natural products but hadn’t thought too much about what goes into my hair. So I’ll be taking a closer look at labels from now on!

  26. interesting tips. I don’t think I follow any of those but I’ll have to look into the first tip. I didn’t realize how important it was

  27. Colleen says:

    I often use a leave in conditioner, my hair seems so dried out sometimes.

  28. Angela says:

    I need to try a leave-in conditioner. My hair isn’t too curly but I sometimes get the frizzy look when the air is dry.

  29. Mimi Roita says:

    I always wanted curly hair.

  30. Marcie W. says:

    There are plenty of days where I could desperately use some leave in conditioner.

  31. Lianne says:

    As a girl with naturally curly (read: unmanageable!) hair I’m always looking for styling tips – thanks for the great roundup!

  32. I couldn’t survive without my curl creme!

  33. I always use sulfate free shampoos. They are easier on hair color too. I have a lot of naturally curly hair in the back but I have to fight with it to get it to look good!

  34. Kimberly Carroll says:

    I must use leave in conditioner or my hair gets split ends!!

  35. Courtney says:

    I started actually going away from all chemicals and now use Earth Mama Angel Baby Baby oil.. not sure it’s the greatest but it beats the frizz 🙂

  36. Camilla says:

    I only buy sulfate free hair products. All you said about styling gels is so true. My hair is very curly but I use a good styling gel that defines my curls and holds them real good for many hours. Thanks for sharing all this info!

  37. kimberly velkovski says:

    i have curly hair and always use leave in condition so i can get the tangles out! somedays i find it better to just straighten my hair (even though it’s a lot of work) and then i know i won’t have a frizzy hair day!

  38. Yani Animuss says:

    Thanks for this information. I also use coconut oil on my hair, just a little goes a long way.

  39. Brooke says:

    Thanks for the tips!!