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Hair Products Old & New + Flat Iron Giveaway

Thursday, June 21, 2018



Today I’m joining in with some of my favorite bloggers to post about my favorite hair products. I am by no means an expert on hair and I am always looking for better products so that my hair looks better. So in this post I will show you some products I have been using for awhile as well as some I am new to.

About My Hair

I have curly hair. I never blow dry it. I never brush it unless it is wet. It is actually pretty long, but it curls up a lot so it is hard to tell its actual length unless I straighten it. I usually wear it down, parted on the side, but when it loses curl later in the day, I put it up in a bun. I have tried expensive salon brands but I always go back to drug store brands because they are much cheaper and seem to work just as well! I normally wash my hair every day, but I don’t use shampoo, only conditioner.

In The Shower

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I use two types of conditioner – one for cleaning and one for moisturizing. They are Herbal Essences Totally Twisted and L'Oréal EverCrème. My stores don’t seem to carry the EverCurl version of that conditioner, but Amazon has it, so maybe I’ll start ordering it there!


If I plan to straighten my hair, I use Renpure Originals Brazilian Keratin Straightening Conditioner. It really helps with the ease of straightening! I air dry my hair, so if I am going to straighten, I have to have time to wash and then air dry beforehand!

After The Shower – For Curly Hair


I brush my hair upside down with a Wet Brush. It’s the best type for curly hair and tangles! While upside down, I put in mousse. I usually use Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Boosting Mousse but this week I bought L'Oréal Curve It Curl Elastic Mousse. So far I am enjoying it. I then remove the excess water from my hair with a towel.


Next, I have been using Herbal Essences Curl Scrunching Gel, but I recently replaced that with Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum and it seems to be doing a much better job holding my curls longer. However, I switched up a bunch of products at the same time so I don’t know if this is the one making the most difference! Another new step I added this week is L'Oréal's AIR DRY IT Wave Swept Spray. This is a lotion spray that is meant to create beach waves, and this might be the product that is really helping my curls! Finally, I have been spraying my hair with L'Oréal LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray, which I add once my hair has dried a bit more.

Straightening My Hair + Giveaway


I took a long break from trying to flat iron my hair. It just wasn’t working out for me, as it took forever and didn’t hold well. Just last week, I received a new straightener from Xtava to try, and it is so much better and faster than my old one! It is inexpensive, but has 2 inch floating plates and infrared heating to the middle of the hair strands which provides more effective heat for styling and decreased damage. I can tell you it absolutely works on thick, curly hair! Check it out:

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If you want to win your own Xtava Infrared Flat Iron Hair Straightener, enter here!

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One thing I do need is a way to keep my hair straight after I straighten it! The final new L'Oréal product I got was SLEEK IT Iron Straight Heatspray which I will try the next time I flat iron, as it is supposed to keep hair sleek for three days! For the best flat iron for natural hair, view on

I recently received a package from Moms Meet and Desert Essence Shampoo and Conditioner so now I have even more products to try! I will review them soon!


Do you have any curly hair suggestions? How about suggestions for keeping hair straight after flat ironing?