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I have long curly hair with a tendency to frizz. I use a blob of Moroccan oil on wet hair leave till practically dry then give it a quick blast with the drier. This leaves my hair with s waves and keeps frizz at bay. I was considering the Brazilian Blow Dry till I discovered this stuff.
I've seen Moroccan Oil mentioned a couple of times today on threads but have never heard of it before. I've similar hair to the OP - where can I buy it? At the moment I am just using Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery as a conditioner and then using their serum, and although it tames the frizz a lot, it is far from perfect.
The other option (and this is for curls but includes wavy hair too, if you want to encourage the wave) is to go cone free.
That is to use only products without silicone. Silicone is in most hair products, it coats hair and makes it shiny but makes curls dry out and frizz. So you want products without anything ending in '-one', the most common ingredient is dimethicone.
Right on the high street that leaves you with original source conditioners, some of the boots waxes, parts of the naked range (I really love the Naked Shea Butter and Olive Oil Conditioner)
The other thing is not to use shampoo. So you wash your hair with conditioner.
Anyway I wont bore you with details in case this all seems to wierd, but the bottom line is it works. If you want to know more look up the curly girl method. I even have the book by Lorraine Massey. Its been a revelation, people are coo over my amazing hair now, it used to be a big scraggy birds nest! Plus I don't fork out huge amounts of money on expensive conditioner that dont work on my type of hair
I shampoo maybe once in about 2 or 3 months (if my scalp gets itchy and it doesnt seem to clear up by other means). I have some shampoo that has something thats not sodium laureth sulfate in it (from a health food shop) My hair is distinctly crappier afterwards for a few days.
I'm going cone free now then! I've read bits & pieces on the meathod and have a turban towel (to blot dry hair when out of the shower). I couldn't find the styling creams recommmended on the curly site a while ago like Boots pink curl cream, so any other suggestions please?
i do the cone free method and use Umberto Giannini Curl Friends Flirty Curls Scrunching Jelly - at least I HOPE it is cone free
i've done CG (Curly Girl - ie no-cones) for almost a year now and generally love it but of late think my hair looks a bit dull and floppy - probably just some tired old highlights and it needs a cut dragging it down though
The Boots Pink Curl Cream is available in just aboout every boots I have ever been in. Its just called Curl Creme. Its pink and one of those cheapo boots products that's so cheap it has v little branding/design. Costs under 2 pounds.
I also use olive oil from the chemists on my hair but mine is very very curly. Probably not something for more wavy hair.
I havent found a good gel yet, am thinking of trying aloe vera gel that you buy in health food shops. Its intended for sunburn I think, but recommended in he curly girl book
hmm, the thing that's putting me off curly girl is that it sounds like it takes quite a lot of time and maintenance, or maybe that's just the impression i'm getting. Also i am just sacred of this no shampoo thing! Is it worth just going cone free, or do i really have to ditch the shampoo? I take it just going cone free would benefit all hair types not just curly? And last question, do any of you cone free people still straighten your hair on occasion or are you just so delighted with your curls that you're never even tempted?!
curly girl takes way less time and maintenance, and I get a lot of compliments on my hair since starting it. Ideally you let hair dry naturally, or in a turban, but you can do that overnight. Or just dry with a hairdryer and diffuser.
No shampoo is really for very curly hair, for wavy hair, using a shampoo without SLS is fine - I've been using either something from the boots naked range, or my DC's halos n horns. If you go cone free and keep using normal shampoo it will really dry your hair out, the -cones are necessary because most shampoos are so harsh.
I've straightened my hair a couple of times since starting the method, it looked shinier and in better condition than it used to.