Our Favorite Products For Curly Hair Perms
We’ve compiled a list of our favorite products and brands that will guide you through your curly hair care routine. Unlike the average shampoos and conditioners leaving your hair dry and frizzy, our list will point you in the right direction.
If you’re new to curly hair thanks to perming (beachy curls thanks to digital perms!) you’re going to want to make a stop on your way home from the salon. Better yet, order ahead! If you’ve always had curls, these products should be your holy grail. If you’re considering getting a digital perm but want more information before making the leap, read our digital perm review.
Let’s Talk Hair Dryers
The hair dryer often becomes an overlooked item in your bathroom, but it’s arguably the most important factor in controlling your new curl lifestyle.
A diffuser hair dryer will help reduce frizz by cupping your curls in a bowl like attachment, allowing them to hold their shape while being hit with heat at the same time.
It is your anti-frizz solution for the rest of your life and will literally blow you away.
The right products married to the perfect hair dryer, will make a huge difference in simplifying your routine for beautiful, loose waves.
You can check out our full hair dryer review here to find your perfect hair dryer.
Mother Of Curls
Caring for your little curly strands is as intimate as keeping anything alive. The better you care for them, the longer they will stay shiny, voluminous and healthy.
Using the right brands will be crucial to maintaining the overall health of your hair post-chemical application. They will also help your curls keep the shape they were structured for.
We’ll take care of that trial and error process so you can get started on your aftercare.
Our Favorite Products For Beautiful Curls
With hundreds of curly products to choose from staring you down at your local drug store, things are about to get a little complicated.
Best Curly Hair Shampoo:
Best Curly Hair Budget Shampoo Options:
After getting my digital perm, I scoured through blog posts about digital perms to figure out the secret to maintenance. Someone recommended Herbal Essences Hello Hydration, I ordered it online and in 2 days I had this hair savior. It leaves my hair nice and hydrated – just like it says! I like that it’s paraben free as well.
Best Curly Hair Conditioner:
- Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Moist Deep Conditioning Treatment
- Ouidad Curl Quencher Moisturizing Conditioner
Best Curly Hair Budget Conditioner option (and our all-time favorite):
Here’s the Thing About Hair Care
You’re going to have to start looking at those bottles.
Brands like Divacurl will encourage your hair shape and leave you curlier than ever root to tip. You won’t find them everywhere but other brands like Shea Moisture, found in most local drugstores, come in for backup.
I love love love SheaMoisture products. Their products are all natural, chemical free, and cruelty free! They also help empower minority female entrepreneurs! On top of it all, their products smell great (think shea butter!) and work wonders on my hair. They are extremely hydrating and I’ve noticed they help prevent split ends. I’ve had 2 digital perms and highlights at the same time, so my hair is quite processed. SheaMoisture helps my hair stay silky and soft.
Perms hold true to the theory that not all hair processes are made for all hair types.
That’s why it’s essential to rehabilitate your hair after processing. This will ensure your curls look as fresh as the day you bought them.
Best Curly Hair Treatments:
- Livingproof 5 in 1 styling treatment
- Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil
- Olaplex No.6 Bond Smoother
Not only does Jennifer Aniston have amazing hair, she’s a great business woman. She started Livingproof haircare company. Their products work wonders and this styling treatment helps tame frizz and makes your curls bouncy and light. Unlike other hair creams that make hair feel heavy and stiff, this keeps my hair smooth. I mix this with a bit of water in my palms and comb it through my hair with my hands before heading out.
The way of the future is convenience and what can be more convenient than beautifully sculpted, consistent curls rain or shine?