by Sabrina Perkins of SeriouslyNatural.org
Curly girls are unique. Whether wavy, coily, or curly, we have individual needs for our hair to be as beautiful and healthy as possible. As a fine-haired coily girl, I understand the struggle of finding products that will not weigh down my strands or make my hair feel coated.
When you factor in warmer months, the desire to be even less weighed down is ideal as we all love the carefree feeling of spring and summer and light strands that blow in the wind. Certain products give us that lighter feel and movement we desire but still keep frizz and crunch away like mousse which is finding a new life in today’s market.
What Is Mousse?
Mousse is a versatile styling aid that can be used and useful for curly, wavy, and even straight hair. Mousse can be used to boost volume, add texture, and even create curls (for some). It has had a bad rap from previous years for drying alcohols in their formulas that left many with crunchy and dried curls.
However, in recent years formulas are much more nurturing to curly hair with oils and other assets to our hair. It is also lightweight and ideal for fine-haired curlies looking to steer clear of products and ingredients that tend to weigh down their hair.
What Is a Leave-In?
A leave-in is just short for a leave-in conditioner and they are designed to help detangle strands while also reducing flyaways and taming frizz. They are lighter than regular conditioners with a watery consistency which helps fine-haired curlies looking for products that are lighter and do not contribute to build-up. Fine-haired lovelies who do not want hair to be weighed down will love a leave-in and here are some options that are great for you.
Ouidad Moisture Lock™ Leave-In Conditioner
This lightweight leave-in will not only detangle and seal in moisture but it also protects your strands with Water, glycerin, fatty alcohols, and Dimethicone (silicone). It is hydrating and great for everyday use.
Mixed Chicks Leave-In Conditioner
Lightweight and alcohol-free, this leave-in has water, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (mild hair detangler), Glycerin, Fatty alcohol and Amodimethcone (silicone) as the first five ingredients. A favorite for its watery yet frizz-fighting consistency, Mixed Chicks Leave-in is a true favorite among fine-haired curlies.
Curl Junkie Curls In A Bottle
Water, hydroethylcellulose, agave nectar, propylene glycol (humectant), and polysorbate 20 (emulsifier) are the first ingredients in this lightweight styling product that conditions, tames frizz and adds shine to your thirsty curls.
Verb Leave-In Mist
Another lightweight leave-in, Verb leave-in mist starts off with water, Carbomer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Amodimethicone and Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil. Great for limp hair, this leave-in will hydrate, moisturize, and detangle without weighing strands down.
What's your favorite leave-in for summer?