Every Curly Girl needs to keep the big three in mind:
cleansing, moisturizing and styling.
For a cleansing regimen, Miko recommends different options
depending on your hair type. There’s plenty to choose from -- sulfate-free shampoo (like Miss Jessie’s Harm Me Knot); a non-suds or a co-wash for a gentle option; or a
clarifying shampoo to break down heavy product buildup.
For moisturizing, there’s daily conditioning that takes the
form of a cream rinse in the shower (like Miss Jessie’s Baby Buttermilk), or
there’s a deep conditioning where heat can be applied to make sure it
penetrates fully. Miss Jessie’s Super Sweetback Treatment is perfect for that.
For both a first styling step and a further moisturizing step,
a leave-in conditioner, such as Miss Jessie’s Leave-In Condish, is good for curly hair.
For styling step two, it’s important to find the “just right”
product for styling, depending on your hair type, whether it ranges from wavy to
curly to kinky. “Curly and textured hair comes in so many different varieties, and many of us do not have one texture throughout our whole entire head of
hair. Many of us have a mix,” Branch explained, with tighter curls in either the
front or back, wavy in some areas and curly in others. Finding the right
product is key -- some are able to use one product throughout, whereas others
must “cocktail” or mix products to find the one right for their hair. Miss Jessie’s Gloss So Good is a perfect mid-range product for the average Curly
Girl to start with.
For a final step, such as if you are wearing your hair up in
a ponytail, Branch recommends an edge control for the little baby hairs that
frame your face. Her pick is Miss Jessie’s Hold Me Down for control without the