"People with straight hair always want curly hair; people with curly hair always want straight hair."
I have always loved my naturally curly locks.
Sure, there were moments in my pre-teen and teenage years where I looked longingly at the silky straight hair of actresses and models. But, even then, I never really envied it.
I liked the convenience of curly hair too much. When I see "convenience," I mean the ability to jump out of bed, take a shower, and let my hair air dry. No blow-dryer, no curling iron, no hair spray, no nothing.
That said, curly hair does have its "disadvantages" too. It can get frizzy. It can be dry. And hair stylists rarely "understand" curly hair.
The few times I have had my hair done by a professional stylist, I have been disappointed. Not by the final outcome. But by the amount of time they take to "style" my hair. Every single time, the stylist STRAIGHTENS my hair and then curls it with a curling iron!!! I kid you not.
Anyway, I recently found a product that does a fantastic job of eliminating frizz and defining my curls. It's called Curl Keeper by Curly Hair Solutions. When I first watched the "how-to" video, I was a little skeptical. But then I tried it myself - and my curls transformed into gorgeous ringlets...and I have pictures to prove it:
Essentially, I just comb out my hair using the Bone Comb and then use my fingers to manually "curl" and "scrunch." It's a little hard to explain, but the "How To" Styling Video will give you the 1-2-3 if you're interested. It's a relatively fast and easy process. I actually didn't spend as much time as the video demonstrates...and my curls still turned out very nice.
The only downside of the product is the price. Curl Keeper is $8.25 for a 4 oz bottle, $15.50 for an 8 oz bottle, or $42 for a 33.8 oz bottle. That's a little (okay, a lot...) more than I typically spend on products for my hair (especially since I currently spend about...oh...let me add it up...zero dollars!). That said, I just might fork over the dough and buy some when my 4 oz bottle runs out. I like it that much.
Curly Hair Solutions products are natural, biodegradable, and not tested on animals. They are available for purchase online and at several select salons in the Toronto area.
WIN IT! One winner will receive the Try Me Kit ($19.95) and Bone Comb ($14.50) by Curly Hair Solutions. To enter, leave any topic-related comment on this post prior to Wednesday, May 13 at midnight (Don’t forget to follow the rules…all generic comments like “Enter me!,” “Love it,” and “Cool stuff!” will be disqualified.). ***This contest is open to readers who have a U.S. or Canadian mailing address.***
*UPDATE* The winner is #21 Damselfly. Congratulations!