According to Sephora, the best products for curly hair are by Bumble and bumble and Devacurl. Bumble’s product is called Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil and! I’ve used it, but only before straightening my hair — which makes me feel a little bit like I rode my bike across town even though my car keys were in my pocket? Devacurl’s product is called No-Poo, which I’m apprehensive about trying given that I’ve been experiencing pretty severe constipation qualms but that is another conversation for another forum.
Anyway! Here’s the thing. I’ve always had curly hair. I dealt with it for as long as I needed to, but would abstain from showering for days after my mom blowed dry my hair and the minute she let me buy an iron, that was that — curls be damned.
I’ve tried to air out dirty laundry in relation to my curly hair (see: this and platitudinous this), and I tried to enlist the help of Rita Ora’s hair stylist because Dame Ora seems like someone who knows what is going on north of her forehead. However, as aware as she may be, still no dice for me.
Every time I get out of the shower, I am confronted with the oft-utilized reliability of a tool that beats the character and authenticity out of my head, plus a set of products I am told are fantastic but have heretofore done nothing for what I’m trying to build on top of my head.
And that, of course, is this:
Which can be defined by equal parts volume and mess and a tidy tousle at the crown.
So here we go, curly fries: what are the best products that you use for your hair and should I try them? I plan to spend the next month approximating this and swear-to-blog to report back, so let’s go, eh?
Oh! And I know what you’re thinking, just ask Diane, right? I’m pretty she air dries, and to that, I offer this:
Collage by Emily Zirimis.