Superhero Curly Hair Products

I have curly hair, thick, frizzy out of control curly hair. I’ve had it long, I’ve had it short, I’ve had a keratin blow dry (it didn’t work for me but then my hair is odd) and have spent thousands on hair products over the years. I have to wash it every morning and IĀ NEVER blow dry it (the result isn’t pretty).

When you brush my hair from dry. On a good day. When the stars are aligned this is the best possible result.
When you brush my hair from dry. On a good day and when the stars are aligned this is the best possible result. Add blow drying to this and things get pretty wild.


As anyone with curly hair will tell you, finding a combination of products that works is like chasing a holy grail. I don’t know about you but sometimes I find a magical collection that works brilliantly (allows you to leave the house without a bag over your head) only to find that within a few months my hair has got “used” to it and no longer accepts it as a routine that will calm it.

Yes, I do refer to my hair as a person in her own right. Sometimes she can be a bitch šŸ™‚

Anyhow – the magic combination of the month/quarter is as follows:

Garnier Ultimate Blends Conditioner: Mythic Olive.


When it comes to shampoo I use whatever is in the shower, usually an anti-dandruff to help with the build up of constant product use. Conditioner is a must (I have to wash my hair every morning) and this is by far the best I’ve had for a while. It was Ā£2 on offer inĀ Asda (I think) although is available in all the usual places.

Pantene Pro-V Defined Curls (This is my Weekend hair mousse)


I have a fabulous Ā mousse I now use which is brilliant but very expensive (I think). This one does the job almost as well but is cheaper so is my “I’ll use this when I’m going nowhere or having a good hair day so don’t need the more expensive one” mousse. It was my main mousseĀ before I discovered my new fave and does a Ā blooming good job with a true hold factor of 5.

Loreal Paris Elnett Satin Creme de Mousse

This is my latest find and is absolutely fabulous. I bought it on offer at Ā£4.50 (ouch) but think it is usually Ā£5. I found it in Boots and I love it! Being so expensive and given that I use a lot of mousse I use my cheaper Pantene Mousse (above) for bog-standard days and also to give my hair a break from the Elnett (I’m hoping this will extend the wonderfulness of the mousse for me). This one really does get 10/10.

Loreal Paris Elnett Satin Supreme Hold, Infinite Shine Hairspray

This is a great finishing product for me. I use a fair bit (spraying under, over and all around) but it doesn’t make my hair tacky, sticky or hard/brittle. It just offers a helping help I’d be lost without. The price varies, again I think I got this on offer for Ā£2.99 from Asda, Tesco or Boots (Also check B&M for good prices on the larger sizes).

So here you are, my superhero combination.


Every morning I……

  • Wash
  • Condition (a 50p sized blob in the palm of your hand? I start at Ā£2.50 and work up)
  • Brush my hair through while soaking wet.
  • Squeeze to remove excess then towel dry (never fully dry)
  • Apply mousse (Making sure the ends get enough)
  • Style (fingers and brush)
  • Spray with hairspray
  • Don’t move for 45 minutes in the hope that my hair will “set” into a gorgeous style šŸ™‚

This is what my hair looks like when it’s behaving itself and with this combo I can replicate this most days.


Do you have curly hair? If so what products do you use and what top tips do you have? Us curly-haired beauties need to stick together!