After brutally straightening my hair day after day through my teens, then adding in perfectly smooth faux-curls with my straighteners in my early twenties, I may have finally become comfortable with my natural curls.
I have quite a lot of longish, heavy hair so my curls aren't exactly tight ringlets but that doesn't mean I don't constantly have to battle frizz... believe me, I do. Life is a constant battle [woe is me] - I step out the shower with wet hair and cross my fingers that it'll turn out okay. Typically, the days I don't have much time to sort out hair disasters are the days that the frizz attacks - like the days you don't have much time to do your makeup and you manage to poke yourself in the eyelid with your mascara brush, or one eyeliner flick is double the thickness of the other... Yeah, those days.
I spotted these tubes of John Frieda's Frizz Ease Dream Curls shampoo and conditioner in Morrison's on offer for £2 each. They're pretty hefty bottles too, so for that price I thought I'd give them a go. Now don't judge these products by the photo of my hair, the frizz in that photo is minimal I promise you. Natural curls are never silky smooth like straightener curls, not without loads of additional product anyway. The image above features my hair and the Dream Curls shampoo and conditioner only... and I think it looks pretty good! There are still some crazy bits that aren't doing what they're meant to, but that's nothing a little extra serum won't fix. Most of the curls are relatively smooth and defined, leaving little extra work to be done once you've jumped out the shower. The products leave your hair super light, not weighed down or crispy [yes... crispy] like some products designed for curls. My only gripe is that the conditioner is quite runny compared to others I use, it's not something I'd turn to when I want something really moisturising and I end up using quite a lot to get my hair properly covered. However, I can overlook this little issue when my showers no longer turn into a bet on whether it will be the frizz, or I, that will win the battle.