5 PRODUCTS FOR CURLY AFRO HAIR IN WINTER
By Lakeisha Goedluck, 2 February 2018
As voluminous, bouncy and beautiful as curly afro hair is, it can be a nightmare to maintain – especially in winter. It's prone to drying out in cold weather and going super-frizzy if there’s a drop of moisture in the air. So, to save you from tonsorial dire straits this season, here’s a roundup of the best products for keeping your ‘fro in top form.
A couple of years ago, I decided to say 'see you later' to my straighteners and join the natural hair movement. It hasn’t been an easy ride learning how to keep my curls in good condition, but I’ve had the pleasure of testing out some high-quality products on the way. Here are my five failsafe picks to tame your tresses that are available on ASOS right now.
Save the barnet
While taking care of your hair, it's a good idea to think about taking care of the planet too. This vegan shampoo from American English is made from sustainably sourced ingredients, including rosemary which is great for shinier hair. A couple of squirts of this vitamin-enriched, citrus-scented stuff should do the trick.
Towel drying is a certified no-no when you’ve got thick, curly afro hair as it tends to hold water. This hairdryer from BaByliss is just what you need to dry your locks without doing any damage as it comes with three moderate heat settings. Hold 30 centimetres away from your scalp and try to distribute the heat evenly.
Getting curly afro hair to go from dry to fly is a bit of a mission. Step forward, this rose-scented hair and body oil from Australian brand Ouai. It's a light oil with a delicate floral scent – spray a couple of pumps onto your palm and massage it into your scalp and strands to instantly give your hair some flower power.
Coconut oil has been hailed by beauty fanatics everywhere for its moisturising and restorative properties. Infused with hibiscus, this coconut-based curling gel soufflé from Shea Moisture will put the spring back in your hair prep. Just massage into your locks after blow-drying to get your curls to hold their shape.
Ready for this jelly
Let’s get this straight: the reason Missy Elliott can’t stand the rain is because she knows what it’ll do to her hairstyle. This winter, fight the frizz with this curl jelly from Ouai. Just squirt a couple of pumps into your palm and scrunch into your hair for Supa Dupa defined curls.