If you have curly hair, your relationship with your hair is probably tumultuous. Arab girls literally move their lives around their hair. For those of us who haven’t moved on to the Brazilian blow-dry (keratin), organising plans often depends on when our blow dry is scheduled.
I grew up in Paris surrounded by friends who had silky straight hair running down their backs. When you don’t see people who look like you at school and in the media, it’s obviously harder to embrace your born-with-it texture.
Conditioned to believe that my hair looked unkempt, I never really felt confident enough to expose my natural hair on a daily basis. And although my curls are actually quite loose and wavy, they’ve often been quite difficult to tame.
Inspired by the natural hair movement, I finally decided it was time to unlearn everything society had taught me about my hair, stay away from blow-dryers, just be confident and let my hair be.
But knowing where to start and what products to use is the most frightening (and demotivating) part of the journey. Especially for those, who like me, are into big results with minimal effort.
Curls do deserve care and attention, but don’t worry; it’s not as hard as you might think. Here is our no-fuss, super-quick, lazy-girl curly hair routine you need to try now.
SheaMoisture’s Coconut & Hibiscus Curl & Shine Shampoo
This sulphate-free, organic and natural formula gives your curls the deep hydration it needs. You hair look will look restored and smooth in no time.
AED 53.95 / USD 11.99
DeVa Curl One Condition Delight
Made specifically for looser curls, this conditioner enhances them while reducing frizz. Your hair will look moisturized, healthy and with a little extra volume.
AED 156 / USD 24
Lush Avocado Co-Wash
An important thing to know about curly hair is that the less you shampoo it, the better. Co-washing your hair with a conditioner is a great alternative to lift your curls and combat flatness. This avocado formula leaves your curls bouncy and shiny.
AED 59/ USD 15.95
Bumble and Bumble Curl Defining Crème
Made with cupuacu butter, babassu oil and pracaxi oil, this cream will make all the difference. It nourishes your hair and gives you perfect curls that won’t look crunchy.
AED 245.96/ USD 16
Davines Love Curl Revitalizer
Curls need a boost in between washes. Just a couple of sprays of this mist will add definition without weighing your hair down.
AED 133/ USD 32