First, let me state that all of these products are free from the following ingredients: No parabens. No sulfates. No Animal Ingredients. No Gluten. No Paraffin. No Phthalates. No Mineral Oil. No PABA. No DEA. No Synthetic Color. No Propylene Glycol. No Petroleum. They are also cruelty free. BOOM.
Almond & Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo gently cleanses the hair and scalp without stripping natural oils. Almond nourishes the hair to help it grow long and strong. Shea Butter deeply moisturizes while repairing damage to the hair and scalp. Citrus contains vitamins that cleanse and increase scalp circulation.
How To Use:
Apply Almond & Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo to wet hair. Gently massage into hair and scalp to create a rich lather. Rinse and repeat as necessary.
I only used it to cleanse once. It did such a great job the first go around I didn’t feel it necessary to reapply. The lather is ON POINT and a little goes a long way so don’t over do it with this product.
Like a slice of citrus, nutty heaven. That sounds weird, but it smells amazing. It’s one of those smells you just to have to experience for yourself. Trust me.
This was my first time using this shampoo and it exceeded whatever expectations I did have. I didn’t expect it to be as effective and I really like the fact that it worked well with my color-treated hair! It didn’t leave my hair feeling stripped, but it also left my hair feeling very clean. I’ll be using this often.
Description:Banana Nut & Avocado Deep Treatment is just what the doctor ordered for dry, damaged hair. Bring those tresses back to life with our smooth concoction of Banana, Avocado, Honey and Coconut. Banana is rich in potassium and hailed for its moisturizing properties. Avocado contains fatty acids that nourish, smooth and soften hair. Honey provides shine while conditioning to make hair soft and supple. Coconut hydrates, conditions and softens.
How To Use:
Apply a generous amount to wet hair. Gently massage into scalp and comb through with fingers or wide tooth comb. Cover with a plastic cap. Sit under hooded dryer for 5-20 minutes. Rinse with cool water.
When it says “generous” I translate that to mean “don’t hold back” so I didn’t. I used enough to cover all of my strands and it was a great product to use for detangling. I didn’t use a comb, but I finger detangled so that my curls would clump together. Also, instead of using a hooded dryer, I used just the cap and left it on for 20 minutes. Hair. so. soft.
This smells like banana nut bread. it’s just that simple. It is a fresh loaf of banana nut bread baking on your curls. It’s just glorious.
I used all of this up the first time, so this time around I intend to do the same. It is the truth! The smell… yea, that’s enough, but what’s a smell if it’s not effective? This left my curls so hydrated and soft. This would be one of my favorites from the whole line.
Description:Thirsty Kurls Leave-In Conditioner provides “lots of slip” and moisture that detangles and softens curls. Hibiscus penetrates the cuticle to maintain acid balance. Aloe Vera soothes and moisturizes dry, damaged hair. Honey hydrates and helps the hair retain moisture.
How To Use:After shampooing with Almond & Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo apply a generous amount of Thirsty Kurls Leave-In Conditioner.
There goes that word “generous” again. I used about a quarter size amount… well… you can see on the video exactly how much I used. It was a good amount. I just applied it all over my hair making sure to massage it into my ends (as they are normally the thirstiest).
Unlike the two products mentioned above, this is more of a floral aroma. It really smells like a bed full of roses, but it’s not overbearing (as a matter of fact it’s rather faint).
This was my first time using this product. I didn’t really have to use this product to detangle (already did that with the deep treatment), but it does have great slip and my hair was very soft. Maybe I will repurpose this and use it as a styler or moisturizer… Hmmm…
DESCRIPTION:KURL DEFINING CREME MOISTURIZES, DE-FRIZZES AND DEFINES CURLS. FOR SOFT, SHINY, ELONGATED CURLS, CUPUACU BUTTER PROMOTES MOISTURE AND ELASTICITY. ARGAN OIL CONTAINS VITAMINS AND FATTY ACIDS THAT STRENGTHEN AND ENCOURAGE GROWTH. SHEA BUTTER DEEPLY MOISTURIZES WHILE REPAIRING DAMAGE TO THE HAIR AND SCALP.
HOW TO USE:APPLY A GENEROUS AMOUNT TO WET OR DRY HAIR AND STYLE AS USUAL. GREAT FOR TWISTS, BRAIDS AND AS A DAILY MOISTURIZER.
I haven’t used this as a daily moisturizer because I haven’t needed to, but I think I’ll explore that possibility. Also, the definition it claims to give is not a lie. It leaves your styles very defined!
This smells more like coconuts to me than anything. It’s light and I can dig that.
This is a very lightweight formula! It isn’t sticky, nor does it leave a residue (don’t over do it, though). This was one of the first products that I got and though I didn’t use the whole thing the first go around, I used a good amount. It has since then been reformulated and I like it even more now. I used this in conjunction with the Jelle Coconut, but used alone it is also effective at keeping the frizz away. The price is a little steep, but truly a little goes a long way (so don’t burn through your money using way too much of this product)!
Description:Jelle Coconut sculpts and defines your natural curl pattern without crunch and flakes. This product is made from 100% Coconut Oil to hydrate and condition your strands for maximum hold and shine. Jelle Coconut is the ultimate curl definer for frizz-free, soft and sexy curls.
How To Use:Evenly apply Jelle Coconut to sections of freshly washed, conditioned, detangled, damp hair. Work a generous amount of product through hair from root to tip and style as usual. Let hair air dry or use a blow dryer with diffuser.
Because I use this with the Kurls Defining Creme I don’t use a lot of it. I really want to explore defining my coils with it… I think that’s up next.
Faint scent of coconut.. hence the name. But it doesn’t smell like artifical coconuts. It smells like the real deal.
I love this gel. I can’t remember why I didn’t use it regularly before but I feel like now is the time to start exploring it more. The hold it gives without the flakes? Soft, yet the style didn’t budge.
No parabens. No sulfates. No Animal Ingredients. No Gluten. No Paraffin. No Phthalates. No Mineral Oil. No PABA. No DEA. No Synthetic Color. No Propylene Glycol. No Petroleum.
Wavy hair is prone to frizziness, has limited volume and resistant to styling. Stay away from heavy products that weigh the hair down.
Opt for a moisturizing sulfate-free shampoo like Almond & Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo that gently cleanses the hair without stripping of it’s natural oils. To add moisture to your hair and reduce frizz, use Thirsty Kurls Leave-in Conditioner that tames frizz and leaves the hair looking and feeling healthy. To revitalize your tresses for added shine, bounce and strenght, use Banana Nut & Avocado Deep Treatment as a weekly deep treatment.
Curly hair has a well defined curl pattern of S shaped or spiral-like curls. This hair type has a lot of body, elasticity and excellent style versatility. It is easy to swell, dry out and frizz.
Start with our sulfate-free Almond & Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo to cleanse, moisturize and detangle the hair. To strengthen and nourish your curls, apply Banana Nut & Avocado Deep Treatment. Thirsty Kurls Leave-in Conditioner will prevent frizz, while making hair easy to detangle and give curl definition. For Wash N’ Go days, use Jelle Coconut Styling Gel to give shiny, defined curls without the flakes or crunch. Kurl Defining Creme can be used as a daily moisturizer to tame frizz and define curls.
Kinky Curly Hair
Kinky Curly hair has well defined tight curls in corkscrew or coil shapes. It is highly dense and full of volume. Easy to swell, tangle, frizz and craves moisture.
Start #WashDay with a sulfate-free moisturizing shampoo and conditioner like Almond & Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo and Thirsty Kurls Leave-in Conditioner. For daily moisture and defined curls use Kurl Defining Creme. For easy, Wash N’ Go days use Jelle Coconut Styling Gel. To strengthen curls and promote healthy hair, include a weekly deep treatment into your hair care regimen like Banana Nut & Avocado Deep Treatment.
Kinky Coily Hair
Kinky Coily hair is tightly coiled with some volume and limited movement. It requires manipulation to achieve curl definition. Hair is fragile, shrinkage, breaks easily and requires lots of moisture.
Use moisturizing sulfate-free cleansers and conditioners that offer a lot of slip like Almond & Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo and Thirsty Kurls Leave-in Conditioner. Weekly treatments of Banana Nut & Avocado Deep Treatment will make the hair more manageable, add shine, nourish and promote growth. Kurl Defining Creme is the perfect butter that melts into the hair during curl manipulation for smooth, defined curls. Jelle Coconut Styling Gel gives a stronger hold for style manipulation. Kurlee Tropical Oils Blend can be used as a hot oil treatment or daily shine enhancer to revitalize the hair.
We came across this adorable photo on Twitter (posted by @XLNB), of the cutest little girl with natural hair, posing next to a life size poster of Tip. Tip is the main character, played by Rihanna, in Dreamwork's Animated film Home.
Of course, we love all things @badgalriri, but the image of natural hair and the little girl smiling so proudly next to the photo is what caught our eye. This does not happen often. Yes, we love Princess and the Frog and all of the other positive images of brown girls in Hollywood. We absolutely adored the recent remake of Annie, where Quvenzhané Wallis starring alongside big names like Jamie Foxx and Cameron Diaz, wore naturally curly hair. HOME is another shinning example of positive images in the media or might we say Hollywood, which makes a statement that little brown girls are naturally beautiful with their kinks, coils, curls and waves.
4. Kurl Defining Creme is filled with rich butters to add moisture and curl definition to the hair. Perfect for twists, braids and ponytails. A nourishing daily moisturizer to keep the hair frizz free.
2. Thoroughly wet hair and apply a quarter size of Almond & Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo. This Shampoo is Sulfate-free yet lathers really well. It will clean the hair while leaving it feeling soft, detangled and moisturized. Smells like a tropical rainforest. A little goes a long way.
3. Rinse out shampoo and apply Banana Nut & Avocado Deep Treatment from root to tip. This deep treatment promotes growth, strengthens, nourishes and defines the strands. A little goes a long way. Smells like Banana Nut Muffins. Look at how defined the curls are. You will not want to rinse this baby out.
4. Apply plastic cap and sit under hooded dryer for 20 minutes. The longer you leave the deep treatment on, the softer your hair will be. If you do not have a hooded dryer, wrap a towel around your plastic cap and leave on for 20 minutes. Your body heat can act as a dryer. :)
5. Section hair into 4 to detangle. Apply Thirsty Kurls Leave-in Conditioner from root to tip. This leave-in conditioner provides a lot of slip, moisture and detangles on contact. It will melt into the hair to make it more manageable. I used a wide tooth comb to detangle my hair after applying the leave-in conditioner. The leave-in conditioner is super light and won't weigh the hair down. Has a light hibiscus scent. Made from Hibiscus, Honey & Aloe Vera. Can be used as a daily moisturizer.
6. On freshly detangled hair, twist with Kurl Defining Creme. Kurl Defining Creme is my absolute favorite product. It has a creamy whipped consistency and melts in the hair to form smooth, defined, bouncy curls. Made from Cupuacu, Argan oil and Shea Butter. It is my secret weapon for good hair days. It is also a daily moisturizer.
7. Apply flex-rods to each twist, ensuring that the ends of the twists are perfectly wrapped around the rod, for a smooth curl. This step is optional. I like using flexi-rods on my twists because they elongate the hair and give big fluffy curls. Let hair air dry or sit under a hooded dryer. I prefer air drying because it is healthier than using heat. Time to dry: 8 hours or overnight.
Big chop is the process of cutting off the relaxed or permed ends of one's hair when she is transitioning from chemically processed hair to natural hair.
DISCLAIMER: Before you big chop, please remember to embrace your texture. All textures are not the same and your texture may be different from the girl with the fabulous big chop on Instagram or Facebook.
#1 Rule of wearing short or big chop hair, your make-up MUST always be on point.
How to get fabulous Big Chop Hair that looks wet, defined and moisturized, follow these steps: