Although I'm not wearing any makeup in this picture, the "going natural" I'm referring to is my hair! You have no idea all that my hair has been through in the past 2 years (let me fill you in: ombre, chocolate brown, ombre again, ash brown, blonde, dark brown). It took such a toll on my hair that it used to feel stringy, rubbery, and horrible. I vowed to let my natural hair color grow out and stop using heat tools. I went from straightening my hair once a week to only doing it once a month (or less). My hair has recovered tremendously although it still has some ways to go. Here are the products that have helped its recovery process.
For reference, I have fine, frizzy, and color treated hair. It's naturally wavy.
01. Phyto 7 Hydrating Day Cream, $28: I bought this solely because Lisa Eldridge mentioned it in her airplane beauty routine video. It also had good reviews. It's supposed to be a moisturizer for your hair. I found that it improved the condition of my hair with regular use (although I think it's more effective when applied to damp hair). I have now run out of this completely. However, I don't think I will be repurchasing this as I am quite shocked at how little amount it comes with. It's simply out of my budget right now.
02. Desert Essence Coconut Soft Curls Hair Cream, $10: I bought this after Patricia recommended it on her blog. She said it helped her curls maintain their shape and resist frizz even under humid weather. I totally agree! I've tried styling products that hold and shape curls longer than this, but they leave a lot of residue. This is very lightweight and has no silicones.
03. Caudalie Divine Oil 100 ml, $49: This product was a total gamble. The full size was on sale on Feelunique's website plus I had a discount on top of that. I ordered it blindly because I had always wanted to try it and didn't want to pass up the deal, but I suggest getting a small size first to see if you like it (Sephora sells a 0.05 oz size for $9). Thankfully, I loved it. It's amazing at softening my hair (and legs! I don't like it on my face though). It makes my hair manageable and controls frizz. It's much more lightweight than Moroccanoil and the Josie Maran Argan Oil so it doesn't weigh my fine hair down.
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