You guys should know that my natural hair is super curly and thick, so finding the perfect products to style my hair was so hard especially when you are young teenager learning how to style your hair for the first time. I mean those days were rough. It used to take me 3 hours from start to finish to blow dry my hair and straighten it. Thank goodness for the GLOW UP and Dry Bar. Finding the perfect dry shampoo and other products that would extend my hairstyle is so important to me so I am not having to wash my hair everyday, blow dry and re-do it all over again. Here are the products are I use that help me achieve beautiful beach wave curls and help me extend it for days. I feel these hold my thick hair in place and I know friends that use similar products that have thin hair and swear by them.
I apply 3 products that provide a leave in conditioner, heat protectant, and helps with detangling all before blow drying my hair. The L’anza is like a 3 in 1 product – it’s a leave in conditioner, has a built in heat protectant, and helps detangle hair.
- L’anza Healing Moisture – Noni Fruit Leave-In Conditioner
- Mystic Divine Nourishing Leave In Conditioner
- Dry Bar – Prep Rally Prime & Prep
Before Blow Drying.
Before I blow dry hair I will apply Dry Bar’s Hot Toddy Heat Protectant mist spray to give me the extra protection before I use all that heat to my hair.
- Dry Bar – Hot Toddy Heat Protectant
- IF you want extra volume use Dry Bar – Southern Belle Volume Boosting Root Lifter
Time To Curl.
I will do a whole story on my Instagram on the technique I use to curl my hair and then I will save it to a highlight called ‘Hair’. The biggest tip I have learned from curling my hair over the years is that using a curling iron with a clamp or straightener helps achieve those straighter ends and textured curls. Second tip is to alternate your curls to give you more volume, so do one curl facing towards you and one going away from your face and so forth. Third tip is to leave a little bit off the bottom of your hair out of the curling iron or straightener to have your ends be straighter or you can always run through your ends with a straightener after curling it. Once I have finished curling all my hair I will let the curls set for a few minutes then I will go through apply these styling products below to achieve those beach wave curls, and shake them out by running my fingers through my curls as I am apply products.
- Dry Bar – 3 Day Bender Curling Iron
- Dry Bar – Triple Sec Texturizing Spray
- Dry Bar – Mai Tai Spritzer Sea Salt Spray
- Dry Bar – The Chaser Hair Shine Cream
- Dove – Style + Care Extra Hold Hairspray
I clearly have a Dry Bar OBSESSION but I really do swear by their products and they smell AMAZING. If you have never gone to treat yourself to a blow out by them, I highly recommend you go and then you will understand my love for them. Their website even explains each product and they have a whole section for demo videos over their products.
Extend Your Hairstyle.
These 3 products help me extend my beach wave curls for an extra 3-4 days without having to re-wash my hair everyday. I will usually run through the next day and curl the pieces that need touching up but other than that I don’t have to do much. Another amazing tip is that you can put dry shampoo in your hair before you go to bed to help prevent your scalp from getting oily. Basically getting ahead of the ball game.
- Dry Bar – Detox Dry Shampoo
- Dry Bar – Detox Dry Conditioner
- You can use this product to scrunch up in your hair to add style into your hair. Dry Bar – Whiskey Fix Styling Paste
That’s it. These are really great products and once you get into a routine of using these products it will change your outlook on doing hair in the first place. Dry Bar offers great tools and videos on how to use their products and if you have any questions comment below.