Originally Answered: Hair product is best for horrible, dry, and frizzy hair?
If you want to run out and pick something up locally, I recommend trying the following products:
- Drugstore: L'oreal out of bed weightless texturizer (black tub, use under gel), LA Looks or Herbal essences gels, Suave naturals or vo5 conditioners, L'oreal vive pro hydra gloss or nutri gloss for curly hair, red Cream of Nature shampoo
- Organic/specialty store (like whole foods): Giovanni Direct Leave in condish, G conditioners, G tea tree shampoo, Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose or White Camellia Conditioners, AO B-5 Design gel
- ULTA: Devacurl products, Biosilk rock hard gelee, MOP-c curl defining cream (They also carry drugstore products and giovanni.)
These are all good things I have used, but be sure to tinker around with amounts and how you use any products. For hair type specific products check out these forums:
There you can find others with the same hair type and try out some of their favorite products. However, the most popular ones are usually only available online.
Here are some basic tips for curly hair that you might find helpful:
*Try to find a stylist who knows how to work with curly hair. You can find reviews by region here: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlsalons
*Don't shampoo every day.
*Comb conditioner through hair in the shower.
*Apply styling products to dripping wet hair. Scrunch or twirl hair to achieve desired shape.
*Use styling products suited for your hair type. Don’t know yours? http://www.naturallycurly.com/hair-types
*Avoid terrycloth towels on hair; use linen, paper towels, or t-shirts instead.
*Air dry or use a diffuser with your blowdryer.
*Don't touch (or brush!) your hair while it’s drying.
*Once completely dry scrunch out any crunchy texture.
Lastly, it has made my hair so much better since I started the curly girl method! I used to almost never wear it down (it was a frizz/poof ball), but now I have pretty, shiny curls. ~:) It’s pretty radical—no sulfates (shampoo) or silicones—but it’s so great for curly hair. Give it a shot and check it out:
http://www.ylcf.org/gotcurl/ (outdated product recs!)
Some other great curly care sites: