As a seasoned natural, extending your hairstyles is essential to being able to manage stress in doing your natural hair.
Knowing products to use and using different techniques on how to refresh your curls, is going to save you a lot of time and money!
Here are a couple tips and tricks with products I use to extend my hairstyles when I wear it natural or straight.
When it comes to natural hair product lines that are made with respect to the earth, no company compares to Aveda.
When my hair is straight, I love Aveda’s Shampure Dry Shampoo—Having textured hair means that you can’t wash your hair too often because it strips the natural oils from the hair, creating dull, dry, brittle strands. Dry shampoo is a great alternative to soak up excess oil and extend your hairstyles 2–3 days in between wash days.
I use Aveda Dry Shampoo for a root lift to add volume to my dry hair. Not to mention the smell is absolutely amazing! It contains 25 pure plant essences including certified organic lavender and ylang ylang. This product doesn’t leave the gray sheen on darker shades of hair like other dry shampoos do. Not to mention it’s not an aerosol, so it won’t dry your hair out with harsh alcohols, and—a mega bonus—it’s environmentally friendly!
Aveda’s Shampure Thermal Dry Conditioner—t has jojoba and sunflower oils that add shine and moisture to your strands.
Curly Hair Use: Instantly detangles and softens my hair. I like to use this spray-on as a daily curl refresher hair in between washes.
Straight Hair Use: This product can also be used as a thermal heat protecting spray before applying any heat to my hair.
Spray Bottle—Curly hair loves H2O, but depending on where you live, the hardness or softness of the water will have a direct effect on your natural hair.
Try filling up a spray bottle with filtered water to refresh your curls. For added moisture, I like to do 3 parts water with 1 part conditioner for days when my hair is more frizzy or dry than normal. Also, by using a spray bottle, you’re making an effort to conserve water!
What are the names of some brands/products that can be used on both curly and straight hairstyles?