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My Curly Hair Essentials

I am a big fan of haircare, I know this because when I’m out shopping I spend most of my time in the hair section in Boots inspecting the back of every ingredient list. This is because my curly hair is so unpredictable. My hair products have to be right for me to ensure I won’t walk out the house looking like a transitioning werewolf.

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I am really pernickety about shampoos because if I get it wrong my hair will literally die from dryness. So to rescue my hair weak, brittle ends I need a moisturising shampoo that doesn’t strip my hair of its natural oils. I usually opt for a sulphate-free shampoo with one of my favourites being the MixedTina shampoo which I got from America. However, the lovely Harley Street Hair Clinic sent me a hamper of hair products to try out and although some of the products weren’t for me, I was surprised from the results I got from the Balmain moisturising shampoo. I was cautious because it does have SLS, but it was actually really gentle with a lovely subtle smell. The moisturising care range from Balmain is for dehydrated, dry or damaged hair. The range is specifically developed to be non-stripping for coloured treated or dry hair. I really enjoyed the results so I’m actually tempted to purchase the deep conditioner to see if it’s as good (don’t worry i’ll keep you in the loop!). 


I regularly cowash my hair so I have certainly tried a handful of products. My favourite conditioning product at the moment has to be the Trepodora Coconut & Almond Smoothing Conditioner (you can read my full review here). Another wonder product that i’ve recently discovered is the new tangle teezer that is specifically for thick & curly hair.. it is a godsend for detangling my unruly mane. I promise that if you find it hard to get the knots out of your hair, you will absolutely love this brush! For a leave-in conditioner, you need to gimme some of that Shea Shea Shea moisture! Shea Moisture products win all the time for me in the deep conditioning section they are my utmost favourite haircare brand and not just because they originate from Sierra Leone! I have just rebought the Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Leave-In Conditioner and it is ah-maze-zing. 

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Styling Products

The first product I just have to mention is my fav £2 Curl Creme from boots. I have been using this for many, many years – actually since I first went natural and it is really great, yet cost-effective product for people with thick, curly hair. Try to remember not to use too much tho as its quite heavy and it can make your hair feel a little crunchy. Aim to the slightest amount to let the product shape and define your curls – you can always add more product if you need it. This stuff comes in a 250ml tub so it also lasts for ages. Another little gem I got when I was in America is the DevaCurl styling cream. I wouldn’t use this product alone because it is so light with limited hold, but I do like to use it after I apply the Boots curl cream just to add that little extra bit of moisture for the perfect finish.

What are your hair essentials?

  • Anna-Alina September 18, 2016 at 10:41 am

    Your hair is perfect! Do you want to be friends with me on bloglovin? If yes, just follow my blog there, I’ll follow your blog back!!!

  • Daniela Correia September 30, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    I wish i can have your hair!!!

  • Rania October 22, 2016 at 1:34 am

    I am still learning how to treat my curly hair. Though my hair isn’t super dry, it is definitely more dry than straight hair. Every week I put an oil treatment to get me through the week and I’ve noticed a difference in the definition of the curls.

    • Kumbear Xo October 22, 2016 at 11:26 am

      Learning which products work for my hair was such a long process for me. Always experimenting with different ingredients and what works best. But everyone’s hair is different. If your hair isn’t super dry like mine I would maybe use a deep conditioner suited for your hair type 🙂 Let me know if you need any tips!

  • Moira October 27, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    I love seeing what other mixed girls use on their hair! I’m new to your blog – do you have a post where you detail your hair washing and haircare routine? If not, you should definitely consider doing one 😉