Do you have curly hair? How many curly hair products have you tried to tame the frizz and keep your curls from looking like a lions mane by mid-morning? A must have gel that is affordable and actually works is a must for a busy mom like me.
My Daily Routine
Ever since I became a stay at home mom about three years ago combing my hair is low on the priority list. Let’s face it moms taking a shower some days is a luxury.
Well, let me share a story that maybe you can relate to. While showering one day I had both our youngest in the bathroom with me. They both were playing on the floor with toys as I quickly began to lather my hair. Just as I stepped under the shower head to rinse my hair and had already closed my eyes I hear my toddler scream. “Mommy open the door!” then he begins to call out to his eight-month-old sister who is staring at the master bedroom closet door. It seems the toddler turned the lock and proceeded to enter the closet to which he then closed the door and could not get out. Dripping wet I exit the shower unlock the door and return to my shower. I begin again to close my eyes to only to hear the eight-month-old bang her head against the shower glass door trying to reach for me. Shaking my head I exit the shower once again to make sure she is ok. By this time I have exited the shower twice and the bathroom rug is soaked and you can see wet footprints all over the floor. At this point, I give up on the “full shower” routine.
You are probably shaking your head in agreement of the same type of occurrences happening to you. #MOMLIFE
So who has time for the long hair routine as a Mom? I know most days I don’t. Typically you will see me rocking the messy bun look 5 out of the 7 days in a week.
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Taming the curls
If you have curly hair you know that some type of product in your hair is a must! I have tried many different products out there for curly hair but never found anything better for styling my hair then DEP GEL.
Many of the curly products I have tried didn’t hold up to my active mom life and severe weather I typically deal with in Illinois. Dep gel has a very sweet scent and doesn’t flake. I love that it leaves my curls bouncy but controlled. No flyaways or frizz EVER!. One of the best things about the gel is that it lasts the whole day!! My curls look and feel hydrated and healthy. And During the summer months when humidity is the highest I can confidently go about my day and know I won’t have to run to find a bathroom to try to tame a poof on my head.
Washing the curls
On the days when I do want to rock my curls. The first thing I do is wash and deep condition. My hairstylist introduced me to Aveda curl shampoo and conditioner. It leaves my hair feeling so clean and it is a plant based product.
Style the curls
After that, I towel dry my hair. Next, I comb through it with a wide tooth comb starting from the bottom working my way to the top of my hair. Once all the tangles are out I generously apply Dep gel combing it with my fingers through my hair. Making sure I cover all areas of the head and the ends I then spritz a bit of hairspray. My final step is to diffuse my hair with the blow dryer. Recently I had to buy a new hairdryer and I love it!
This hair dryer was a must have now and I am so happy with it. It’s called the VAV 1875W Professional Hair Dryer Negative Ionic Hair Blow Dryer. It has a far infrared function AC motor with attachments of a diffuser, concentrator nozzle, and comb. First, let us start with the amazing color of this dryer. I mean a pearl pink, YESS!! The diffuser is HUGE! It can gather all my hair and the drying time is quick because of it. The power behind this blower dryer is awesome which is a must for long hair.
Most people when they see my hair think I spent hours doing it. Nope! Not this mama. So if you are Mom with curly hair and want to face the world and show off your mane give Dep gel a try. What products or advice do you have for your curly hair?