With that, I wanted to fill you in on my hair regimine...the products, the styling, and the other tidbits that may help you achieve the wavy curl look. Here goes nothing:
Let's be honest, when Mom and Dad were footing the bill and paying for beauty products, I used all the best items on the market. Now that I am in the "real world", I spend a lot less on these essentials, just because I've noticed that just because it's more expensive doesn't necessarily mean it works better.
For shampoo and conditioner, I love the Clean brand (you know, the one endorsed by Heidi Klum). I tried it out a few months ago and have been an avid user ever since. I use the damage and color repair duo and they work wonders on my coarse, horse-like, thick hair. Even better, at around $5 each, you can't go wrong, and it leaves my hair less frizzy, smelling great, and not so frazzled.
Hana Shine Shield Oil on the ends of my hair...not the roots because that tends to make my locks look greasy. I know oil can be a bit pricey, but it lasts FOREVER and only takes a small amount to work wonders! This shield leaves my hair shiny with less flyaways and makes it SO much easier to style.
On to the tools of the trade...for my curls, I use the Babyliss Pro 1.25 inch curling iron from one of my favorite beauty sites, Misikko. I love the width of the barrel as it's just the perfect size for my hair length (long, about 1/2 way down my back). I usually put my hair up in sections and fix it that way because it's easy for me to manage and actually doesn't take that much time (approximately 15-20 minutes total, even with ALL my hair). Seriously, if you're in the market for a new curling iron, get this one--it's amazing, heats up quickly, is easy to use, and will last a long time!
Hope this helps you ladies!!!