I am always curious about what products people use for their hair. My hair is a strange breed. I am mixed so upon first look, my hair appears to be….hmmm what’s a PC way to say this……white girl hair? Not sure if that is PC but PC is over rated so I will continue.

My hair is actually course and curly and frizzy. The more you mess with it, the crazier it becomes. When we lived in Kentucky, I would go to the hair salon for a cut and blow dry. I would walk in with my hair straightened and try to explain my hair type to the stylist. The stylist would smile and nod and continue on about their business. Two hours and one Mufasa head of hair later, they would finally decide to listen to me and how I needed my hair to be dried. Dominican blowout. Nothing less.

I have tried a bajillion products throughout the years and have rounded up some of my current favorites.

1 // Zero Frizz Kertain Corrective Hair Serum

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I stumbled upon this gem at my local grocery store a few months ago. After reading several reviews online, (how did we ever buy things before online reviews?) I realized that I had come across a cult product and decided to see what all of the fuss was about. I apply this product straight out of the shower. Separating my hair into 6 sections and using about a dime sized amount per piece. My hair is thick and long so you may need more or less. It is AMAZING at controlling frizz and does not leave my hair feeling greasy or heavy. I can officially say that I get what all of the fuss is about.

2 // Catwalk Curls Rock Amplifier Creme & Miss Jessie’s Multicultural Curls Creme

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I have used mousse for my curls religiously for the last 15+ years. An angel person told me about curl cremes and I will never go back to my crunchy, mousse ways. These cremes are the two that I regularly go back and forth between. They both do a great job of defining my curls and keeping my hair soft/touchable. They both smell great and the texture of the product is soft and creamy. I have also used curl jellies and couldn’t deal with the goop feel so cremes are the winner!

3 // Tresemme Thermal Creations Heat Tamer

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Using a heat spray is so important due to the amount that I flat iron my hair. I like the Tresemme brand because the mist is light and does not weigh down my hair. I mist this all over my hair and wait several minutes for it to dry before working the flat iron. I have tried a few other heat protectants in the past but always come back to this one.

4 // Flat Iron Comb

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Run. Don’t walk to your nearest hair supply store and pick up one of these flat iron combs. Mine is from Sally Beaty Supply but you can pick them up from Amazon or Walmart. You know when you try to flat iron your hair but you have the kinks at the roots that you just can’t seem to get out, this comb will fix that problem for you. It keeps that hair smoothed out and taut while you run the flat iron over it. I use mine all the way down my hair and it has revolutionized the way my hair looks after getting flat ironed. Revolutionized! 

5 // Curved Bobby Pins

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Regular bobby pins are so last year. These curved ones are the best invention ever! I HATED wearing bobby pins (granted I was probably not putting them in correctly) because I could never get the pointy part to not poke up funny. It would drive me nuts! I would have to use the metal snap hair clips and looked like a 12 year old gymnast. Not cute when you are in your 30’s. I love that these curve perfectly around my head and, bonus, no annoying pointy part!

What are your hair must haves?

– Stephanie



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