I’ve had curly hair ever since I was kid, and I have been fighting it for the majority of that time. I had dreams of running my fingers through tangle free straight hair and for so long, I did whatever I could to banish those curls. It wasn’t until a few years back when I started loving my curls and working with them instead of against them.
Unfortunately I have some of the most difficult to manage hair. It’s really fine, which frizzes up at the slightest bit of humidity in the air. It’s really dry, which along with the fineness, causes lots of knots and split ends. It’s thin, so it’s hard to great volume at the roots. With all that being said, I’m almost always willing to try new products for curly hair. I got my hands on some Macadamia Professional products from Ulta which are supposed to be really good and they are made from natural ingredients and oils.
I had a bottle of the Weightless Moisture Leave-in Conditioning Mist and the Foaming Volumizer (their most popular product). You can find these products at an ULTA Beauty or Beauty Brands. They tend to be a bit pricey, but right now, Find&Save is running some great Cash Dashes on these products.
The first time I tried them I must admit I was a bit underwhelmed. Don’t worry, I figure it out the second time.
I put the Weightless Moisture Leave-in Conditioning Mist on first and is seemed to be working pretty well. It smelled great like coconut and it was the perfect misting consistency without making it too greasy.
Next up was the Foaming Volumizer. It felt different than other mousses I have used in the past. It was very lightweight and had no residue left behind at all. I put it on and instantly my curls were less frizzy and looked like it had volume on top. I was pretty pleased.
I walked out the door on my way to work and by the time I got there it was already started to frizz up. By the end of the day my hair was more fuzzy than if I had put nothing in it. I was disheartened by the products, but determined to see if something was missing.
Heading into wedding season, I had my cousin’s bridal shower to attend this weekend. I thought I would give the Macadamia Professional products another try prepared with what I now know. I had to be up at 7am on a Sunday and with a 2.5 hour drive ahead of me I decided I was just going to let me hair air dry in the car (If you have my type of hair, you already know air-drying gets you the best curls).
So I washed my hair like I normally do, towel dried, sprayed the leave in conditioner through my ends to avoid getting greasy roots, and then liberally scrunched in the volumizing mousse. AND THEN…I coated it all with a layer of John Frieda Frizz-Ease Moisture Barrier Hairspray. I hopped in the car with a hair elastic in case this didn’t work out.
Once my curls had throughly dried I shook them out a bit an viola — perfect frizz free curls. There was good amount of volume on top with the same soft tanlgle-free curls and no frizz in sight from earlier. Even at the end of the day my ‘do was still doing, even though I was ready to give up on the heels. I received so many compliments on my hair at the shower which made all this experimenting totally worth it.
The next day I was looking up the the rest of the Macadamia Professional line of products and saw that they had something called Anti Humidity Finishing Spray. That might have been the missing key for keeping that frizz in check. I didn’t get a chance to try it out, but next time I’m at Ulta, I’m definitely grabbing a bottle.
I guess I was used to mousses that work like a gel too to piece you hair together and hold it. The Macadamia Professional Foaming Volumizer works a little differently and needs to be used in conjunction with some type of anti frizz spray. Over all I was please with these products once I figured out the trick and would definitely recommend these to other curly girls.