"How do you do your hair?"
"My hair? Well I just woke up like this!!"
...No women with mixed race hair EVER said.
I'm always getting asked about my hair, being curly and neither Afro or European its a minefield when it comes to products and styling, so here's a little 'Angie Guide' to me and my mixed race hair.
Being mixed means my hair has to have a mix of products to get it looking the way I want it to and over the years I've done through so many, these are my current selection that I would recommend.
WIDE TOOTH COMB - £1.69
Golden rule number 1: To keep the curls only brush hair when wet with a wide tooth comb. Starting at the bottom of the hair, work the knots out. To help it get untangled I usually apply...
PAUL MITCHELL THE CONDITIONER - £5.95
I cannot live without this!!! It's been my staple hair product for years. i wet my hair every morning in the shower and put this liberally through my hair, giving it a little scrunch. It keeps it moisturised, frizz free and much more manageable.
KERASTASE CLEANSING CONDITIONER CURL IDEAL - £31.70
Curly hair doesn’t need the traditional shampoo and conditioner treatment that we have
been led to believe over the years, a conditioning shampoo is the way forward. I haven’t
tried too many of these but I’ve settled on the Kerastase version. Its thick and luxurious
with a gorgeous smell to boot. Shampoos have a tendency to dry out my hair but this
one doesn’t at all. Not on the cheaper end of the scale but because I wash my hair
approximately once a week it lasts for ages. Only 4 or 5 pumps required for my mid
BUMBLE & BUMBLE CURL CREME - £24
If I am wearing my hair down and loose I pull this through my hair and
scrunch after I’ve applied my Paul Mitchell Conditioner. It separates and
defines the curls, giving an even curl throughout. Whats fab about this is
that my hair doesn’t feel crunchy and still has a natural move to it.
KERACARE OVERNIGHT MOISTURISING TREATMENT - £9.79
Thick, moisturising and luxurious, this overnight masque is the best. Used once a week i slather
this creme all over my hair and leave it on for 24 hours. Its usually a day when I
don’t have much on so that my hair can be slicked back into a bun and left to
absorb the richness of the treatment. Mixed hair must be treated once a week to
keep it from getting too dry, it really helps keep the curls in tiptop condition.