When I was younger, I used to be a girl who was ashamed of her expansive and sometimes untamable curls. Every other girl in my peer group had what I considered perfect hair- wavy or straight. Looking back now, I’m not sure why I was embarrassed by my bouncy locks. Probably because, like with anything that sets you apart at a young age, you feel awkward and different. As I’ve grown up, I have realized that awkward feeling was only my insecurities talking, and that being different is a good thing! Life is better when you embrace every part of yourself. We are all beautiful in our unique ways.
Don’t get me wrong; I still love mix things up by using my straightener every now and again, but I’ve found myself going more natural than straight lately. This post, though, goes out to all my girlfriends who are struggling with figuring out how to tame their curls. I’ve been testing different products, and I am excited to share the outcomes. I discovered the Kevin Murphy line while shopping at one of my favorite Nashville Boutiques, The Cosmetic Market. I saw it on an end cap and thought I would give it a spin! I’m definitely a fan now.
Kevin Murphy Luxury Rinse & Wash
This combo of shampoo and conditioner is great! I love the smell of the coconuts. The conditioner makes my hair feel soft and nourished. I do think it’s expensive for the quantity you get, but the size of the bottles are perfect for traveling.
Kevin Murphy Killer Curls
If you are looking for smooth spiral curls, this is the styling cream for you. Before I found this product, if I wanted soft spiral curls (without using a curling iron), I would turn to moose. The downside was the crunchy-wet look it gave my curls. Kevin Murphy Killer Curls solves the crunchy-wet look and gives you smooth soft curls. My tip for using this product is that a little goes a long way; you don’t want to make your curls feel greasy. Pro tip: right after the shower, lightly squeeze some water out of your hair, apply Killer Curls, and dry your hair with a diffuser.
Sometimes the roots of my curls like to stick to my scalp and needs a little help getting some volume. Oribe’s thickening spray helps me lift those roots and gives me volume. Just be careful not to use too much or use it all over your hair.
Does anyone else have other suggestions for products that they have found works when it comes to handling their sometimes unpredictable, curly hair? I would love to try them!