Recommendations

In this recommendation page, you will find products, services, tools, and tons of resources that I use and love. 

I created this page so you can quickly find all the products you hear me rave about throughout my blog and social media platforms. 

If you are struggling to care for your curls, you can get my FREE curly girl cheat sheet here.

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Curly Hair Resources

Below are all of my favorite resources for curly hair care.

I have included downloadable ebooks as well as step by step video guides to help you get the most out of your curly journey.

The Curly Girl Starter Kit: This is perfect for the curly girl who is tired of struggling with curly hair care and wants to learn a step by step foolproof system to simplify the process.

This packed includes an in-depth step by step curly hair ebook, a tracking solution (so you can know exactly what works and what doesn’t work for your curls), all of my favorite DIY recipes, and a product and terminology guide. 

Click here to get The Curly Girl Starter Kit here

The Daily Tracker: This downloadable journal is a curl specific daily planner that will enable you to keep a detailed track of your curly journey.

It was designed with the curly girl in mind that wants to know exactly what works for her curls.

Click here to get the daily tracker

My miracle curls step by step video tutorial: This detailed video guide will walk you through everything you need to now to bring dead curls back to life.

You will learn about important curly haircare habits, how to choose the right products, how to apply products, how to style and protect your curls, and much more.

Click here to enroll in the My Miracle Curls Video Tutorial

Hair Growth Supplements

Below is a list of supplements I take to aid in hair growth and keep my hair healthy. 

I get all of my supplements from Modere because they are high quality and scientifically proven to be beneficial to your health.

Liquid Collagen: I love this liquid collagen because it is scientifically proven to support the health of your hair, skin, and nails.

>>>>>Click here to get Biocell liquid collagen

Multivitamin: I take a multivitamin for my overall health, but I also consider it essential for hair growth since you need to eat a balanced diet and get all the essential nutrients  to grow strong, healthy hair.

>>>>>Click here to get a balance daily multivitamin 

Probiotic: Slow growing, damaged hair prone to split ends can be caused by poor gut health, among many other health issues.

>>>>>Click here to get a daily probiotic

Curly Hair Products

Below I’ve listed all of my favorite products for curly hair. This list will be ongoing as I am always trying and experimenting with new products.

My favorite high-end product

Note: My curly hair product recommendation list is continually updated since I am always testing new product lines. 

My latest curly hair product fav is a line called EVOLVh

EVOLVh is a high-end curly hair product line that that is committed to formulating innovative products that heal your hair from the inside out. 

Many companies fill their products will harmful ingredients that act as a band-aide for your hair but don’t deal with the root issue. Long term, this causes your curls to become dependent on harsh ingredients.

EVOLVh’s products are formulated with clean ingredients that are friendly to the environment. Their goal is function and performance. 

A couple of things I love about EVOLVh

  • The products have a light pleasant smell – Strong smells in products give me a headache after a while
  • Formulated with clean ingredients – It’s a great way to swap out your toxic hair care line with a clean toxic free line
  • The products last a long time – A little bit goes a long way 
  • Free from: Sulfates, gluten, parabens, propylene glycol, silicones, phthalates
  • Hydrates, without weighing down – It’s the perfect amount of moisture for my 3a curls 
  • Medium hold – I love the super defining cream because it offers the perfect amount of hold
  • I love that they keep their products simple. You don’t have to try to choose from dozens of different products

I use and highly recommend EVOLVh. My curls are loving these products! I recommend getting started with the curl bundle. It has everything you need to get started on your curly journey.

>>>>>Click here to shop the curl bundle – Use code COLLEEN for 15% off

You can check out my full EVOLVh product review here.

Clarifying wash: This is used to completely cleanse the hair shaft from any dirt, oil, or product buildup. You should start your curly journey by doing a final wash using a clarifying cleansing, and incorporate one once per month to rebalance your curls.

These are my favorite clarifying wash:

Treatment & Deep Conditioner: Treating curly hair is essential for health and growth. I recommend incorporating a deep conditioning treatment or hair masque 1-3 times per month depending on your curls needs.

Below are my favorite deep conditioning treatments

Stylers: I’m not a product junkie so I like to keep my stylers simple. I typically use a leave-in conditioner, curl cream, or custard. and gel. Anything beyond that just seems a little excessive to me.

I’ve listed both my favorite drugstore products as well as my favorite high-end products.

Drugstore stylers: 

Leave-in conditioner 

Gel

High-end stylers

Oil for hair growth: Incorporate a daily scalp message using oils to increase blood flow and hair growth.

My favorite oils are listed below:

DIY Products

Not all DIY hair care products work, but there are a few that I use, love, and highly recommend if you are just getting started on your curly journey.

All of these DIY’s are super easy to make. Most of the products can be found in your kitchen. I have linked all my favorite recipes below.

Fermented rice water rinse – Adds protein and moisturized your curls
Apple cider vinegar rinse – Cleanses and conditions
Flaxseed gel – Defines and holds curl pattern
Refresh spray – this made up of fermented rice water is meant to be used on highly porous hair.

When using DIY products, it’s really important to track how your curls react to them. If they are not working, try switching up when you use it in your routine, useless (or sometimes more), and experiment for at least three weeks before you make a decision.

Click here to get a custom daily tracking system that will help you track your curly journey.

Curly Hair Accessories

These products are certainly optional, but make caring for curls easier and a lot of fun. I have included all my favorite accessories for curly hair below.

Detangling tools: Not only can you brush curly hair but you should! When it comes to detangling I have two favorite curl friendly brushes. And I love them for completely different reasons. You can read my full review on both here.

The Behairful brush creates shine and volume while still maintaining a good amount of definition. You an read my full Behairful brush review here.

>>>>>Click here to get the Behairful brush

The Denman brush is the best way to define and train your curls.

>>>>>Click here to get the Denman brush

Curl Protection & nighttime routine: Because silk is sleek and retains moisture, it’s the perfect combo to preserve curls. I use a silk sleep cap to preserve my day one curls, then sleep on silk pillowcase the rest of the week.

I’ve done a ton of experimenting with night protection and while I think a sleep cap is the best way to preserve your curls, for me, a silk pillowcase is more comfortable.

I always start my nighttime routine with a scalp message a pick and a massage tool. They are linked below.

Hair Pick: It is infused with Argan Oil, Olive Oil and Keratin and totally worth the money! I use mine every day. Get it here.

Scalp Messager: These are bomb. I use them every single day. They promote blood circulation that may increase hair growth and also help to create volume.

Plopping: Plopping is a great way to reduce your dry time and increase curl pattern. My favorite towel to use to plop is the tee-owel towel because it is made of a high quality, soft material that won’t cause frizz, and is large. You can read more about plopping here.

>>>>>>Click here to get the tee-owel towel

Non-damaging hair tie: Since traditional gaieties can cause a ton of damage to curly hair, you will want to use a hair tie or fastener that is non damaging.

My favorite way to fasten my hair is using the puff cuff. It is easy to use and holds your hair without damaging it. You can read more about how to plop your hair here.

>>>>>Click here to get the puff cuff

Drying Curly Hair

Below are all my favorite things to use to dry my hair.

I use the hybrid drying method because I seem to get the best results using it. You can check out my full video here.

The Orchid Diffuser: I love this largemouth diffuser because I can fit all of my hair in it and push it toward my head. This breaks gravity and allows your curls to be more curly. Orchid Diffuser 

>>>>>You can get the full orchid combo diffuser here

Devafuser: The devafuser is perfect for blasting your roots and creating delicious volume. I use this as a final 15 minutes fo drying time to make sure my hair is 100% dry.

>>>>>You can get the Devafuser here

Root Clips: These are used to lift the hair shaft from your scalp and allow your hair to fully dry. It’s a great way to add volume.

>>>>Click here to get root clips

Silk Lined Winter Hat

I spent a good part of last winter searching for a hat that wouldn’t destroy my curls.

There is nothing worse than having a bomb wash day followed by a smothering hat that creates instant frizz.

Here in PA, a hat is essential to stay warm in the winter.

I’m excited to share that I found the perfect silk-lined beanie for this winter season.

Smooth in its very natural, silk is the best match to preserve curls while retaining moisture.

It’s the perfect combination of keeping your head warm while skipping the damage caused by a traditional winter hat.

>>>>CLICK HERE to get my favorite silk-lined beanie

Keep in mind that since I am always testing new products and accessories, this list will be ongoing and updated from time to time.

If you don’t see something you are looking for, you can send me a message on Instagram and I’ll try to get the link to you.

xoxo
Colleen

P.S You can get a FREE copy of the curly girl cheat sheet here.

2 thoughts on “Recommendations”

  1. Just found you through the “EXPLORE” Page on Instagram. I love you already!😁 Can’t wait to peruse all your writings & begin to order from them! Many thanks from Waco, Texas!

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