The fact that you all want to know how I do my naturally curly hair just cracks me up. You know I basically just blowdry and backcomb like it’s 1989, right??? lol. You all make this big hair wearin’ girl feel good!!!! xoxoxoooooooooo
Because we do get so many emails and comments asking about products and tools, I thought I would write a blog post for you…. complete with weird, awkward, non- professional videos! If you can actually sit these videos, you deserve a special place in Heaven because this is RAW material my friends!
This post does contain some affiliate links. These are the actual products I use and I would never recommend anything I didn’t already use and love!
(I was dressed in my fav Stitchfix shirt for a magazine photo shoot).
Ok so the majority of the time, I wear my naturally curly hair just like this photo above…… naturally curly. But… my hair is actually just very wavy and I use products that make it look super curly. Plus I have some tips to get it to look less fuzzy and more curly. For instance, I never, ever, EVER let my hair air dry. If I let it air dry, my hair gets crunchy and frizzy at the same time. It’s bizarro world. So I always blow dry and I only wash my hair every 4 days on average. I have a video for you explaining why and if you can muster thru this, you are a saint. I just can’t even.
Clearly I adore you if I’m willing to put that video out for the world to see.
These are the products that I use 99% of the time on my hair and were in the video. Several of them are not in stores, only available online:
- Biolage Hydrating Shampoo and Conditioning Balm
- Biolage detangler or another fav of mine is 12 Benefits but it’s harder to find!
- Wet Brush is HERE . This brush has answered my prayers as a mother of a daughter who SCREAMS over hair brushing. It’s a gift from God. Seriously. You all need one.
- Biosilk silk therapy – one of the top 10 things I would request if stranded on a deserted island for life. My hair is so dry without it.
- Devacurl ultra defining gel – get a small size HERE and a large one HERE . I have the large with a PUMP. LOVE it!!!!!
- Revlon blowdryer
- Silicone diffuser – stretches to fit a variety of blow dryers
- Big Sexy Hair hairspray
If I do beachy curls or straighten my hair like in the rest of the photos below, I always skip the diffuser and gel and use a straightening serum like THIS ONE or THIS ONE. I am not real picky about my straightening products as long as I still use that Biosilk every time! Biosilk makes it soft and helps with flyaways!
On occasion, I do like to use a spiral iron on my hair to do beachy, looser waves like the photo above for the cover of Hope for Women Magazine. It’s a totally different look. You can watch a hysterical video HERE of me curling my naturally curly hair with a spiral iron. I almost burned my hand off in the video (not really) because I put the glove on the wrong hand. Beachy waves are dangerous business people. Lol.
For Christmas, Mr Magic got me a Tyme iron. It works a lot like the spiral iron but curls your hair in a fraction of the time and I am able to get just a bit more volume with it if I do it right. Plus there is no glove to wear (your fingers will thank you) and it also doubles as a straightening iron. Bonus.
I will tell you these are not cheap and there is a learning curve with this iron but every time I use it, I get much better. Plus, it’s worth it to me to spend more on something that will last me a LONNNNNNNNG time. Here is a quick demo below to show you how fast you can use it!
PLUS…. when you buy a Tyme iron, you can Skype or FaceTime with one of their pros to make sure you master your iron quickly! How cool is that???
One of the things that I love most about the Tyme iron tho’ is my 2-day-old hair from it. This is just lightly touching up in spots that got curled back up overnight (like around my face) and picking the rest of it out. 2nd day old Tyme hair is kind of like 2 day old lasagna….. THE BEST.
Also because I know you will ask me about my lip color in this photo, it’s my newest obsession called “Skittish” that you can buy HERE. The older I get, the more bright I notice my lipstick becoming. I am certain at the rate I am traveling that I will be one of those 80 year old women with neon pink lips!!!! And loving every minute of it!
On occasion, I want stick-straight hair. And I know what you are thinking…. why do curly-haired girls insist on straightening their hair??? Well, sometimes doing something different feels so good!!!!
If I am going to straighten my naturally curly hair, I wash and condition it the same and then instead of gel, I use one of those straightening serums listed above and I don’t use a diffuser…. I try to just run that Wet Brush thru my hair as I straighten it. Then, I use my Chi flat iron on it and just take it in small pieces and pray for no humidity!
The last thing I wanted to mention is that I get a lot of questions whenever I wear my naturally curly hair like this. You know I’m not talented enough to braid my own hair, right? This is a braided headband you guys. Lol. You can order it HERE.
My biggest naturally curly hair tip honestly is that I do not wash my hair very often. About every 4 days is perfect. Most blondes have dry hair. And most curly girls have dry hair. So when you are blonde AND curly…. you have to be so careful of over styling and over drying and over washing your hair! Less is more!!!
I hope those tips and products will help all of you fellow naturally curly hair girls! Let me know!!!
Happy hair my friends!