I thought I could do a top 7 to be cute and match with last year’s top 6, but I couldn’t okay? I just. Couldn’t. It’s been a flaming pile of garbage of a year, so just allow me this.
This year, I branched out with my blog a whole lot more. I talked mental health. I talked sex and dating. While I tried to hold it together, I kept trying new products. Most of these will be familiar, but some I use so often I just take them for granted and never talk about them. In any case, in no particular order, here are my favourites of the year!
I love DevaCurl. They make some of my favourite products, and they’re also responsible for my most recent (and favourite!) haircut. Naturally, I get excited about new products, especially the likes of which I’ve never seen before, and the DevaCurl Buildup Buster Micellar Water Cleansing Serum is the first micellar water for hair.
DevaCurl is where I got my curly start. I bought and read Lorraine Massey’s book The Curly Girl Handbook cover to cover shortly after I started wearing my hair curly regularly. So when my boyfriend and I planned a trip to New York City, you can bet I booked a trip to the DevaCurl DevaChan Salon in Soho.
I’m working my way towards longer, stronger, more moisturized hair. And as the weather gets colder, let me tell you, it ain’t easy. I’ve been looking for a way to enhance my weekly deep conditioning treatments – you know, something beyond a plastic bag and a towel on my head to keep the heat in.
Here’s a secret: I deep condition every time I wash my hair. Come along with me as I try out NaturAll Club’s super fresh avocado-based deep conditioner. (Spoiler alert: there are mixed results…watch until the end!)
NaturAll Club was kind enough to send the product to me for free in exchange for my consideration and review. This video and post are not sponsored and all opinions are completely honest and my own.
You’re reading this because your hair is dry, brittle, overused, abused and everything else in between. You’re either trying to grow back your hair or fix your current situation. The thought of buying a wig or chopping off all your hair seems very realistic right now. I’ve been there, I empathize and I’m telling you it’s going to be okay.
I have naturally curly hair (very dry) and have gone through almost every hair scenario you can think of. I’ve had the long luscious locks, chopped it into a pixie, over bleached, over dyed, and got extensions. I’ve watched every YouTube video and read almost every article for getting back healthy hair and this is what worked for me.
My curls and I have come a long way.
I never straightened with chemicals, but I used to use plenty of heat to straighten my hair on a regular basis.
As a result, I had LOTS of heat damage.
But about three years later, I’m really happy with my hair!
For all the details and more photos, check out my new video!
I’m a sucker for newness.
Sure, I’d seen those weird, telephone-cable hair elastics on Instagram, but thought nobody actually uses those things, right?
Then I was in line at Starbucks behind a girl wearing one in her hair. She had fine, straight hair, and it made her ponytail look all piecey and weird…but it was staying in place, and I was intrigued. If the Invisibobble worked on fine, straight hair, would it work on thick curls?
I’ve stumbled upon the most amazing technique to get loose, defined, frizz-free curls. It’s more time-consuming than your average wash-and-go, sure, but I think it’s totally worth the effort!
At the end of the summer, I was finding that my DIY flaxseed gel, amazing as it is, just wasn’t providing enough hold. No matter how much I upped my moisture products in my hair, I still couldn’t keep the frizz away. It was time to switch to a firmer hold gel – ideally one that leaves a curl cast.