WEAR THAT HAIR! Natural Hair Care Tips for Curly Gals

By   |   November 3, 2011   |   Entertainment, Style

The DivaGals love styling our ‘dos. So we’re kicking off a new section: Wear That Hair! Look for our informative pieces on ways to care, style and transform your lifeless locks into fierce tresses. Today we kick off with advice for girls who Wear That Hair! natural: hot products to make it shine!

Every once in a while, TV DivaGal likes to take her natural for a spin. Since I get very little length once it’s washed, I’m always seeking that special one-two punch that will give me a little more elasticity in my curls, and I found it …

Invited to the CurlyNikki Meetup event inside the Millesime Lounge at The Carlton Hotel in New York City, I learned that sponsor Mizani, a top hair care line, categorizes tresses into eight types. I’m a type seven, very coiled. One of the Mizani stylists on hand suggested I try Therasmooth Shampoo and Conditioner, which is “engineered to smooth without commitment.”

The shampoo lathered up nicely and didn’t leave my hair feeling dry or knotty. I then put in the conditioner and a plastic cap, leaving it on for about five minutes while in shower. Upon rinsing I noticed that my curls did seem a little looser and surprisingly shiny. Using a mixture of oil and and Nexxus Pro-Mend on my edges, I twisted my hair into several sections and then took each one out to blow dry. Upon finishing my head (including a quick clip of my dry ends) my hair looked straighter and a little more full without pressing.

Of course, that look can only last so long when you’re whizzing around the Big Apple. A few days later, my hair needed a little pick-me-up. I squeezed in some True Textures Curl Soft, which helped accentuate my natural spirals into a cute little ‘fro.

Mizani makes products for all eight hair types – learn more at www.mizani-usa.com. Check out some of the fabulous naturals we saw at the event.

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