Happy December! I cannot believe that it is already the last month of 2011. I feel like this year flew by. I've felt like that about the past couple of years actually. I was thinking about doing some sort of challenge for this month. Like how some wear a different red for each day or week of the month, but maybe with glitter? I don't love glitter and yet I somehow have an entire Helmer drawer devoted to it. Most untouched of course, so maybe if I can get myself to wear them I can get rid of a few.
Today's post is not about polish though. It's about hair. I have thick but fine, dry, curly/wavy hair. It is currently just about bra strap length. For about 10 years I flat ironed my hair a few times a week. I just didn't know how to style it properly and wearing it straight solved that. After a bleaching mishap I was left with dried out straw and decided it was probably time to start taking better care of my hair. Googling lead me to the curly girl method which involves using only conditioner to cleanse your hair. You can read more about it here. NaturallyCurly.com is also a great resource. Google also lead me to Jessicurl products. They are gentle and all natural and they also smell amazing. There are several cleansers, conditioners, and styling products. I tried out the Light & Luminous collection and the Rich & Radiant collection. I absolutely love the Too Shea conditioner and Rocking Ringlets Styling Potion.
I tried the Light collection first and even with following the directions to a tee my hair fell flat by the time it was completely dry. The same thing happened with the Rich & Radiant collection. I have since watched a few of the videos on the Jessicurl website and I think maybe I was not using enough styling product. I'm out of Rocking Ringlets though so I've been using Confident Coils Styling Solution with a Garnier hair gel. I will have to get more RR and try again. I also adore the Deep Conditioning treatment. Nothing has ever made my hair as soft and shiny as this stuff.
I was very disappointed that I could not get the products to work for me. Over the past year I have been working towards a more natural life style. Which means looking for products with the least amount of harmful chemicals and ones that do not contain animal products or by products. No animal testing is also important to me. I was very excited to see a brand geared towards curly hair that fit my needs. My daughter also happens to have curly hair so I thought I would try it out on her. She uses the Hair Cleansing Cream, Aloeba Daily Conditioner, Confident Coils, and Awe Insprialing Spray (for 2nd day hair). Jessicurl products have made quite the difference in her hair. I'm glad they worked for one of us!
Freshly washed with Hair Cleansing Cream & Aloeba. I use a pea sized amount of the Confident Coils:
Second day hair spray with Awe Inspiraling Spray & gently scrunched:
I would recommend Jessicurl products to everyone. The owner Jess is very nice and was very helpful over emails. You can purchase everything listed here at Jessicurl.com, or through NaturallyCurly.com. The Jessicurl website also has a salon locator.
(these were sent to me for review)