Curly Hair Saviours & GIVEAWAY!


Hey guys,

This week I am bringing you my hair story with a happy ending and a giveaway to celebrate, so make sure you read all the way to the end. My hair has always been frizzy, curly, thick, coarse and altogether horrible hence 'Curly hair problems'. I sometimes style it straight, but most of the time wear it tied up if it's curly. However, I felt sick and tired and thought what better way, than to ask for some advice on Instagram. I was sent loads of suggestions for curly hair and decided to test some products out. The results I have been left with are so much more than I could ever have hoped for and I'm over the moon that I can let my natural curls bounce like they are supposed to.

First up, let me introduce you to my new hair washing routine. I have heard so much about the Palmer's Coconut Oil Formula range* it seemed so perfect for me and my unruly hair. I had used coconut oil on my hair in the past but sometimes found it too greasy. However I was intrigued to see how it would work in a shampoo and conditioner. Before I give you my verdict, let me explain that I have used the shampoo and conditioner on their own, together and with other products from the range and every time have seen a difference in my hair. I wash and condition my hair twice a week and since using the Coconut Oil Conditioning Shampoo and Repairing Conditioner my hair has been much more curlier and much less frizzier. I also recently tried the Coconut Oil Deep Conditioning Protein Pack and the effect it left my hair with was so lovely. Full curls, which looked shiny, bouncy and had movement without the flyaways.

After washing my hair I have been using the Coconut Oil Leave-in Conditioner. You simply spray from root to tip, and I find this just gives a little bit of added moisture and structure to my hair, without leaving it feeling sticky or greasy, which is always a bonus as I hate that feeling in my curls. If you have curly hair you will know that curls vary depending on what day after washing it is. Day one for me is always the best and they gradually get worse, in that my hair get's frizzier, the curls fall out, my hair becomes misshapen when I sleep on it. That's where the Coconut Oil Dry Oil Mist comes in, the perfect refresher for day two and three! You simply spray it onto your curls and it revives the shine in them. If you have fine or greasy hair I would stay away from this product as it's extremely greasy. Perfect for my hair though!

The great thing about the Coconut Oil Formula range is definitely the ingredients. Coconut Oil to add moisture, Monoi Oil, to add hydration, organ oil, to add shine and Sea Kelp which will promote growth. They contain no sulphates, parabens, phthalates, miners oil, gluten or dyes, only the best for your hair!

Another item I have been loving is the Umberto Ginaninni No More Frizz Curl Serum. It is one of the best serums I have tried for reducing frizziness. Sometimes I can get away with applying this to my  damp hair and nothing else and it will give me a lovely defined curl for day one. I do have to use a lot of this and this is the problem with my hair , it absorbs product like there's no tomorrow, due to it's dryness. I find with most products I have to put more in than the recommended amount, as it is never enough. When I apply this I usually use the OGX Curl Styling Milk to give it a little added help. This just gets rid of any frizz and binds the hair together. This is also a good product to use on day two and three. Sometimes I just dampen my hair to redefine the girls again and reapply the OGX cream and I am left with day one curls again. Can I get a whoop whoop.

The final product to have upped my curly hair game is the Xtava 5 in 1 Curling Tong (£45.99, currently on sale for £21.99). I very rarely heat style my hair curly. Whenever I do style my hair, I straighten it or add loose waves. The fab thing about this curling wand is you can achieve five different types of curl as there are five interchangeable barrels which vary in circumference. So When I want a tousled effect I can achieve that with barrel five for example, but when I have my hair curly it allows me to just give my curls a little bit more shape and definition by using barrel one ,which is the smallest. If you have curly hair, you will know the struggle of randomly having a chunk that hasn't curled, or an area of just frizz. So this allows me to grab the random pieces that haven't curled and just give them the little help they need. It also allows me to refresh my hair on day two or three after washing. It has 9 heat setting which range from 130 C - 210 C, which is perfect for different hair types. It also comes with a heat protective glove, so there is no worry of burning your hand. All this for £21.99. I only wish I was introduced to it earlier.

I am besotted with my new curls and that is all thanks to the new products I have tried. This is my hair routine for now, but stay posted as I will continue to test out products and keep you up to date. Now for the giveaway! You can win an Xtava 5 in 1 curling tong for yourself! Just fill out the gleam giveaway below. Ends 18th October. Good luck!

Amina xx

*PR Gifts. All opinions are my own

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