I've tried lots of products searching for clean hair care for wavy hair! These are the brands that I love and the routine that works for me. I give you tips to tame the frizz with natural products that will leave you with beautiful waves.
I look up all my products in the EWG app before making a purchase. It's amazing to have while I'm at the store and I want to try something new. Keep in mind the product will get dinged for fragrance and it's up to you to decide if that fragrance is from essential oils and safe for you.
Most clean product sites are very forth coming with their ingredient list and you should be able to find the information easily. This will also help you to see if the products are gluten free. Most hair care brands aren't certified gluten free, but they should have a very clear list of ingredients.
Best Shampoos & Conditioners for Wavy Hair
I like to purchase shampoos and conditioners that don't weigh my hair down. With wavy hair it's a very fine line between enough product to keep the frizz under control and too much that flattens my waves. Here are my favorites:
- Herbal Essences Bio Renew Aloe and Mango Curl Definer Shampoo
- Herbal Essences Bio Renew Aloe and Mango Curl Definer Conditioner
- SheaMoisture Curl and Shine Shampoo Coconut and Hibiscus
- SheaMoisture Curl and Shine Conditioner Coconut and Hibiscus
- Acure Wave and Curl Color Wellness Shampoo
- Acure Wave and Curl Color Wellness Conditioner
Favorite Wavy Hair Styling Products
I get so excited when I find clean hair care for wavy hair that doesn't make my waves crunchy. If you have wavy hair, you know what I mean! I've tried some products that leave my hair dull and feeling like I put glue in it.
If you find yourself with crunchy hair, but you love the product you can let your hair air dry partially and then using a blow dryer with a diffuser you can finish drying your hair. This will typically get rid of that crunchy feeling and help your hair to look more natural.
Here are my favorites:
- Herbal Essences Bio Renew Aloe and Mango Curl Cream
- Alaffia Beautiful Curls Curl Defining Gel
- Cantu Shea Butter for Natural Hair Curl Activator Cream
- Alaffia Beautiful Curls Curl Activating Cream
- Cantu Shea Butter Spray Come Back Curl Next Day Curl Revitalizer
Favorite Wavy Hair Products
How to Dry Your Wavy Hair
After I've showered I wrap my hair in a cotton anti-frizz towel. I leave my hair in the towel while I apply face and body lotion. Then I take my hair down and run a wide tooth comb through it to remove knots. I then apply my Alaffia Beautiful Curls Curl Defining Gel. After that I gently part my hair and pull my bangs down.
Then using the cotton anti-frizz towel I very gently scrunch my hair from the bottom to the roots to get excess moisture out. I'm careful not to disturb the clumps of waves that have formed.
I let my hair air dry for at least one hour or until it's half way dry. Then using a blow dryer with a diffuser I flip my head over and gently blow dry by lifting the ends to the roots in the diffuser. When my hair is mostly dry I flip my head back up and finish drying any spots that feel damp.
When my hair is dry I apply either the Herbal Essences Bio Renew Curl Cream or the Cantu Shea Butter Curl Activator Cream. If there are spots sticking out or that aren't laying down with the rest I twist them away from my face and let them fall into the other waves.
Nutrition for Healthier Hair
I've really noticed a difference in my hair regrowth, health and thickness since I started using Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. I add a scoop into my coffee every morning. The collagen peptides dissolve easily and are flavorless.
If I skip my morning coffee I will add the collagen to another meal. I like to put it in yogurt, my smoothie or tea. Since it's flavorless you won't even know it's there until you start to notice how heathy your hair is (and also how nice your nails look).