Ever since I got my digital perm last month, I’ve been in a dilemma. I love my new curls and the body the perms gave my formerly limp hair, but at the same time, I missed the days when my hair was shiny and frizz-free. Also, I was not a fan of having to spend an extra 10 minutes styling my obscene bed-head kinks every morning. But thanks to these newfound hair goodies, I can still manage to walk out of my room with lovely curls.
Herbal Essence – Tousle Me Softly Finishing Touch Cream
I’ve always wanted to try out HE’s tousle me softly line ever since it came out, but my past experience with the brand held me back. But last week this little jewel was on sale at Target for $3, so I bought it thinking I had nothing to lose anyways. Oh am I glad I did. This is the only thing that can actually revive my curls each morning and keep them, while getting rid of the frizzies.
Each morning, I’d first wet my hair with water using a spray bottle. Then when it’s damp, I’d use a quarter size of the cream on each half of my hair and start scrunching and twisting. Yep, it’s that simple! My hair will feel a bit sticky at first and look crunchy, but as it dries, the stiffness softens and my hair is left smooth and frizz-free.
Frederic Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream
This is the green tube in the second picture. I bought this for my trip to Vegas this winter because I lacked travel-size hair products, and oh I’m in love.
- It smells heavenly, hence makes my hair smell heavenly.
- It makes my damaged hair look less dull and fraggety.
- It makes my hair softer.
I usually apply this as the final step in after-shower hair care routine. So leave-in conditioner + shine serum >> curl cream (more on this next) >> glossing cream. My hair looks a mess when one of these steps go missing.
Frederic Fekkai Luscious Curls Cream
I was originally going to buy just this for my Vegas trip, based on reviews by a girl who also got a digital perm, and I almost couldn’t find it the day before the flight. I’m so glad I did, because without this, my curls would just be limpy weird kinks. Like the glossing cream, this smells delicious and gives me more defined curls without the crunchies. I usually just left my hair air-dry afterwards, but I might try using a diffuser in the future.