DESERT LUSH SHEER LIPSTICK CRISP NUDE
John Frieda Frizz Ease Daily Nourishment Leave-In Conditioner, $5.99.
This spray not only smells fantastic, but works wonders on tangly curls post-shower. This product eliminates the struggle and leaves behind a blissfully knot-free mane. Added bonus? This vitamin-infused tonic also works as a heat protectant, eliminating another step to your morning routine.
Paul Mitchell Curls Ultimate Wave Beachy Texture Cream-Gel, $20.
Using any product with the word “gel” in it typically spells certain crunchy doom to any girl with curly hair, however this product is an exception to the rule. Lightweight and non-greasy, this gel adds just the right amount of body to curls without the extra crunch of a traditional gel. Scrunch a nickel-sized amount through damp strands for all day humidity control and an added tousled wave look.
John Frieda Frizz Ease Nourishing Oil Elixer, $11.99.
We know, we know…another John Frieda product? Trust us when we say that John Frieda knows curls, and this Argan-based oil completely proves that. Perfect for combating frizziness, this oil coats and protects strands while adding a beautiful shine to finished hair. Pro Tip: mix one pump of oil
with that nickel-sized amount of the Paul Mitchell Curls Cream-Gel for a totally life-changing combo, just be sure to apply from mid-shaft to tip to avoid greasiness at the scalp.
Mark. That’s Beachy Texturizing Surf Spray, $14.
This spray is literally beach hair in a bottle. It’s super lightweight and you can spray it all over, from root to tip, with no fear of greasy residue once it’s dry. All that is left is beachy bombshell hair that will be your go-to style for summer. The best part? It’s only $14, a total steal compared to higher-end brands and delivers way more bang for your buck.
Biolage Volumizing Whipped Mousse, $19.
Similar to gels, mousses tend to be extremely hit or miss when applied to curly hair. This mousse adds volume and a little goes a very long way in even the thickest of tresses. Pump a dollop into your palm and work through damp hair for a touchably soft wavy look, sans any crunch. Not only does this mousse feature a medium hold, but it also strengthens strands with macro-lipids and Ceramide without added weight or grease. The 250 mL size will last you a lifetime, making it recessionista-approved.