curly hair" products. Forget nonspecific creams, gels, and puddings that pay little attention to your particular type of curl. Like all hair, curly hair comes in various lengths, shapes, and textures. I love a brand that cares about my curls' personality (and mood swings). If I don't finger it out, my hair typically falls into small ringlets. Lately, I've been feeling a bit more adventurous, so I've been going for a looser, bigger coif. Whether you prefer the later, or like your mane more tame, or anything in between, I recommend Mizani's True Textures Collection. Since I've been using the line, I have more versatility and styling options.
If you want a tighter curl, try their True Textures Perfect Curl Defining Cream Gel. It defines the curl while adding shine, without making the hair hard like gel can. It's a cream and gel in one, which moisturizes and separates the curls.
Nowadays, I am less keen on structure, so I love their Moisture Stretch Curl Extending Cream. The cream is smooth and light, and is ideal for those who want to release an already defined natural curl. Again, my hair is a natural spiral (Type 3), and I use this when I want to let loose!
Even better, True Textures is a complete line with shampoos and conditioners specific to curly hair with a variety of cleansing and conditioning options. Mizani's True Textures Curl Balance Color Safe Sulfate-Free Shampoo gives a deep down clean, without the grassy feeling of the hair being stripped of moisture. And since I've gone lighter for the summer (as many of us do), a color safe shampoo is important.
Their Cleansing Cream Conditioning Curl Wash is my favorite! It's a shampoo and conditioner in one, for those in-between days when you need a cleansing to remove product build-up, but are not yet ready for a proper, time-consuming shampoo-conditioner-deep conditioner-production. Or really, if you're like me and you wet your hair often, it's a great refresh.
The True Textures Curl Replenish Intense Moisturizing Masque is a nice, light, but effective conditioner that provides moisture and a really great shine.
I'd say that this line is ideal for any curly look, whatever your hair feels like. Thank goodness, cause my hair is one moody gal!
Be beautiful, and be well. -Ayanna Shamese
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