When I got locked out of my Instagram a few months ago- I was in absolute despair.
If you’re rolling your eyes at this first-world calamity- know this. I worked my butt off to grow my community to 5000+ (my follower count then). Realising I lost touch to thousands of readers in one whoosh, and particularly, a huge source of traffic was terrifying! Needless to say this experience put things into perspective.
Now, I am intent on posting equivalent content on my website, if not more. In case, these mediums change algorithms or delete my account – my readers won’t lose the posts & I won’t lose touch with my readers.
I’m also starting this series on the website because many of you ask for the links of the products & it’s difficult to always send them through a DM and reply to all the DM that comes through timely. Hence my Curly Hair Routine Diary Series! Let’s go!
This is a gentle shampoo that I have been using for years now, whenever my mood strikes. You can check out my review here: The Bodyshop Rainforest Moisture Shampoo For Dry Hair Review
Price: Rs.600- Rs.725
Super moisturising and CG Friendly, this one is a steal! Plus it’s really pocket-friendly. Many of my readers use this & told me it’s great for their budget, especially if they are still studying in school or college. I will post my full review soon so stay tuned! Please remember that I combed after applying this conditioner- first with my fingers and then a wide-toothed comb. Combing after conditioner instead of combing it dry is ESSENTIAL for curly hair. This will reduce frizz and dryness as combing helps distribute the product uniformly throughout your hair.
Do remember that this does have parabens so if you’re against using products that have them, this can be skipped.
Price: Rs. 349
This is an intensely moisturizing deep conditioning treatment formulated with red clay that Honest Products sent me to try. I have only used this thrice so this is currently under the testing phase! Have so far enjoyed how moisturising this dc is. Stay tuned for it’s review. Ps- I combed after this too. I only deep condition once in a week so today was the day!
My holy grail styling cream! I’m out of leave in conditioners so currently using only this to style my curls post my shower. You can check out my full review & how to use it on wavy and curly hair in my post below. It also has a video tutorial!
Price: Rs.700- Rs.1500
This has been growing on me, more out of necessity than love! My ecostyler gel is almost finished & I found it better than other cheaper CG friendly gels available in India. It has slight hold. I apply it the same way I apply my ecostyler gel! You can read about that in the post below:
Do you want a review of this too? Let me know in the comments below!
Price: Rs.645 (in The Bodyshop store) to Rs.1500
My FAVOURITE styling tool as of yet! It manages to detangle all the tiny knots & make such shiny, moisturised ringlets. Since I want my hair to look more voluminous, this creates several tiny clumps instead of a few fat clumps. I use this on my hair after applying Cantu Curl Activator and again after I applied The Bodyshop Wheatgrass gel.
You can read my full review in my blog post below:
2. Diffused on Low Heat with Curly Co Diffuser
Instead of air drying, I usually use a diffuser. This diffuser doesn’t fit on my phillips hair dryer (It fits Chaoba hair dryer, a reader told me! So yay, I’ll get that soon!) but I make it work by holding it in place with one hand. If you want to learn how to diffuse your waves & curls & get more volume at the crown- check out my guide to diffusing below!
3. SOTC with Innisfree Camellia Essential Head Massage Oil
If you use a gel, once your hair dries it will have a gel cast & feel crunchy. To make my curls soft to touch again and increase volume, I SOTC- Scrunch out the crunch with an oil. I don’t use serums as they have silicones. You can watch how I do it below!
Super busy day ahead so won’t get time to post today! Here’s a quick video on how I SOTC (Scrunch out the crunch) and remove the gel cast after my curls have dried. 🔸I also fluff out my roots like this to create more volume on the top. 🔸Remember to do this step when your curls have fully dried, doing it when it’s still wet will create more frizz. 🔸If you want to add shine, take a few drops of a light oil and then scrunch up – Brownie points if it smells delicious! 😁 🔸Revealing all products used in the next post! ❤️
The links above are affiliate links which means if you buy the product using that link, I earn a tiny commission. This helps me keep the website running and afford new curly hair products to try out for you guys. 🙂 Also, products that might work for my hair might not work for you and vice versa! Please remember this is my personal experience of the product & your hair can behave differently.
And done! I hope this series helps you learn about my products I use in my routine & find it easy to get them yourself. 😊 Until next post!