I was born with naturally curly hair.

I’m lucky that I have the option to have it blown out straight or leave it curly. I do love it – when it cooperates. But in order to have soft, smooth curls – without the frizz – I had to find the right combination of hair products.

I have written posts about this in the past – but I only use salon hair products. That is what I grew up with using. Even if they are a little more expensive, it is all worth it. Trust me. You have to use very little and the ingredients have better levels/quantities.

I always use this as an example. If you’re willing to pay $4.00 – $5.00 for a specialty coffee – you can dish out some money for your hair.

Cause you all know how a good hair day makes you feel!

These are Wella Professionals and Sebastian Professional products. I love these brands – the quality, the range of products – plus they all smell ah–mazing.

But there are many salon brands out there. This is more about the types of product, how to apply them and when – it’s so important with curly hair.

What is my hair secret?

I have been asked by many people how I tame my curls. So I am going to share my secret.

Step One: Wella Professionals Hair Oil Reflection, Wella Professionals LuxeOil or Sebastian Professional Dark Oil.

You need to make sure your hair is damp – but not dripping wet or too dry. I take a towel and gently remove the excess water from my hair, then start applying my products.

I rub a small amount – the size of a quarter – it in the palm of my hands, and massage it into the ends of my hair.

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Curly Hair Cocktail - DearHairdresser (1)Step Two: I spray 2 -3 pumps of Wella Professionals Brilliance Leave In Balm into the palms of my hands, then massage it into my hair starting mid-shaft (mid length of your hair) all the way to the ends. Curly Hair Cocktail - DearHairdresser (2)

Step Three: I massage 2 pumps of the Wella Professionals EIMI Perfect Me into the palms of my hands, then massage it into my hair starting mid-shaft all the way to the ends.

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The last step: I use my fingers to twist the curls that frame my face – then I scrunch the rest of my hair using my hands. Then I let it air dry.

TIP: When you have curly hair, it is so important to get regular trims, in order for your curls not to get weighed down by bulk and allow them to have that soft, natural bounce.