In the wee hours of the night, as I spent two hours deciding on my Black Friday haul, I realized that I was ordering a LOT of leave-in conditioners, or products that I personally use as a leave-in, even if it’s meant to be something else, like Curl Junkie’s Curl Rehab or Oyin Honey Hemp. Take a look and see for yourself –
- Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
- Curl Junkie Smoothing Lotion
- Curl Junkie Beauticurls Leave-In
- Oyin Honey Hemp
- Oyin Hair Dew
- Darcy’s Botanicals Curl Styling Leave-In Cream
That’s over half of the haul I got (If you wanna be nosy, and see everything I got, I’ll be doing a haul vid when I receive it all, lol)!!
Then, today I used my Shea Moisture Curl and Style Milk with my Pantene Curl Gel (which I don’t really like), and my hair actually feels good. Usually the Pantene dries my hair out a little if my leave-in isn’t moisturizing enough, and it’s also very watery. So I’m thinking that the most important step in my hair styling regimen is my leave-in – it can really make or break my hair day for the most part. My leave-ins have saved me from drying gels/stylers (like AG Re: Coil), frizz bombs, and shrinkage (especially with KCCC). When I have used leave-ins with glycerin in low dew points, I have gotten frizzy, dry hair, even if my gel did not have glycerin. Since that time, I have learned my lesson.
The other day someone asked me if I could have ONE product on a desert island, what would it be…and I replied that it would be Curl Junkie Curl Rehab – DUH, a leave-in/DC/rinse out conditioner. I usually use cheapie cowashes, but my leave-ins are always high quality. When people ask me for a good drugstore leave-in (not cheap, because I know some cheaper LIs, but they are found at select BSS’s or Whole Foods), I’m usually at a loss, unless it’s the Shea Moisture line at Tar-jay.
And so…I have determined that my leave-ins are my babies in my arsenal. What’s yours?