Tuesday, February 19, 2013

My Hair {Currently Using}

Being a fashion blogger, there are so many things that I can say are my favorites - but the one thing that stands out the most is my hair aka Lulu.  I've been natural for about 2 1/2 years now and it has been the best thing I've done for myself and my style.  Lulu is my biggest accessory.  I get so many questions and compliments on my hair - I thought why not share a few tidbits! My go-to style has been the Wash and Go and below are some of the products I'm currently using... 

{From Left to Right: Pureology Precious Oil Shampoo, Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Ultra Shea Shampoo, Redken All Soft Shampoo}
I started using Pureology and Redkin thanks to a good friend/makeup artist - Joping Keo.  She recommended that I try the products for my curly hair and I haven't looked back since.  The Pureology Precious Oil Shampoo leaves my hair nicely moisturized with lots of shine.  The Redkin All Soft Shampoo is awesome for when my hair doesn't feel quite as soft as it should. 
I started using Clear Ultra Shea Shampoo as a sample I got from my best friend/makup artist, Kris Mari's friend before it hit the market.  Since, it is my FAVORITE shampoo.  I love that it allows me to detangle, moisturizes and cleanses my hair. 
 {From Left to Right: Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner. Pureology Precious Oil Conditioner,  Herbal Essences Hello Hydration, Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Conditioner}
If there is anything I use a lot of, its conditioner.  My favorite has always been Herbal Essences Hello Hydration.  I've been using this conditioner since I first went natural and it's a must have in my hair arsenal.  I use Pureology Precious Oil Conditioner when washing my hair with the shampoo - only makes sense to use them together!! But I love that I don't have to add any additional oils when using the Pureology line.  As of lately, I've been using the Renewing Moroccan Argan Oil Conditioner and Repairing Awapuhi Ginger Conditioner as leave-ins before applyng my styling products for my wash and go.  I find that it helps with detangling (yes even after washing and conditioning) and also leaves my hair super soft...
{From Left to Right: Curls Unleashed Curl Refresher, Eco Styler Olive Oil Styling Gel, Kinky Curly Curling Custard, Redken Curvaceous Wind Up}
There are so many styling products out there for natural hair but I've found that my Eco Styler Olive Oil Styling Gel is the most economical and provides the best end result.  I started using Eco Styler as an alternative to the more expensive curling products.  You can mix essential oils with it and it still keeps its consistency - my ABSOLUTE FAVE!! Kinky Curly Curilng Custard has always been a go to.  It has always been my first choice when I want to use something other than Eco Styler - I love that it doesn't make your hair hard or crunchy and its not sticky like other products.  My only issue is I have a lot of hair and its a lil' pricey so I use it for SPECIAL occasions...  
 I use Curls Unleashed Curl Refresher or Redken Curvaceous Wind Up when I need to freshen up my curls before washing again.  I love when my curls are FRESH (first 2 days of my wash and go) but sometimes I'm lazy and not in the mood to go through the process so these two products are my safe havens.
{From Left to Right: Pureology Precious Oil, Hollywood Beauty Coconut Oil, Castor Oil and Vitamin E Oil}
I'll have to admit, I'm not the best when it comes to applying oils to my hair but I do like to add these to my conditioners or Eco Styler Gel when styling my hair.  They have major benefits like moisturizing, growth stimulation and protection against dandruff.  The best thing is they don't leave my hair feeling greasy! 
I have lots of hair products but right now these are my favorites.  Part 2 of my Wash and Go coming soon with details on my homemade deep conditioner!!!
What are your favorite hair products?


  1. thank you soooo much for sharing! i cut off my permed ends and i have been rocking wigs but i can't wait to unleash my mane and these products will definitely help me style my natural! your hair rocks :-)

    1. Nothing wrong with wearing wigs - i've done that MANY times... Glad I could help! I'm not an expert but these are the products I love... hope you like them as well!!

      xx, EJ

  2. thanks for sharing. we use a lot of the same products. what do you use on your blowout/curly styles? what do you do to achieve the look?

    1. I use Hair Rules and Olive Oil Serum when blowing my hair out but I need to try a professional for blowouts (mine don't last very long)! and I often use sponge rollers!

  3. Thank you for this! I am just experimenting with new products so your post came right on time!

    1. Awesome - would love for to know what you've been trying!!

      xx, EJ

  4. Try..mixed chics or aussie deeeeeep conditioner


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