Hair is something that is very personal and everyone’s hair is different depending on your heritage, along with how you’ve treated it over the years. Here, I want to share with you some products that I have been using recently that my curly hair has been really loving… and you might love them too!

Here’s a little background of my personal hair – I have a greek grandfather so have inherited the curls and I have also been dyeing my hair for years, even using a sparing amount of bleach on it… so it can get pretty dry over time. Here are some of the products I have been using to keep it all looking good and feeling great. As many of you curly haired beauties out there know, controlling the curls and frizz is done through a careful cocktail of products. Three key products for me are usually a serum, mousse and oil. Here are a few that I’ve found give noticeable results. It takes time to find the right combination to suit you, but these are some of my favourites at the moment and what they each do for my hair.

Key ingredients

One of the things that everyone with curly hair should know – curls are dehydrated so bringing moisture to the hair is key. Key ingredients you should look out for in your hair products are: avocado, coconut, shea butter Jojoba Oil and Argan Oil.  

Some ingredients to avoid when looking after curly hair: sulfates, silicones, mineral oil and petrolatum.

Schwarzkopf Professional Silhouette Super Hold Mousse

I have been using this mousse since my teenage years, my mother (who has similar hair to mine and is a hairdresser herself) swears by it, having used it for years as well. We’ve never found something that gives this level of control without feeling sticky or heavy. It can leave your hair a little crunchy if used a little liberally, but this is something I don’t mind – as at least it isn’t frizzy and applying a little oil afterwards usually takes down the crunch. It gives definition to my curls without weighing them down and they’re left looking glossy. I cannot be without this mousse, I have tried others but nothing works quite like this one. It is certainly long lasting as well and washes out with ease.  

This picture is just using mousse, without the usual serums, oils or creams – so this wouldn’t be a finished look, it still needs a little more taming, but it’s a great base and the difference is clear.

How to use: After shaking, dispense the mousse onto hand and distribute evenly through clean, damp hair.  

Palmers Dry Oil Mist

This mist smells so delicious, it’s like summer in a spray!