Suzanne Schroeder

You know that feeling when you hear a best-loved song you haven't heard in a long time or when you put on your favorite pair of jeans that you've had forever? Nostalgia with hair products is that same feeling.

Last weekend, in a PMS cleaning frenzy, I went way back in my bathroom cabinet and found two products that I haven't used in a long time: Curlisto Control I Gel and Curlisto Bio-Gel Mousse.

The memories are all good. Curlisto was the first curly specific brand that I had success with. In 2005, Christo of Curlisto came to Austin for a event.

I remember walking into the salon and everyone waiting had curly hair. I immediately felt relief and was excited to have my first curly haircut. After Christo cut and styled my hair, I was thrilled. I had never walked out of a salon liking my hair. I also had a bag of hair product that I understood how to use. Like most curlies, my haircut experiences in the past had all been borderline nightmares. Racing home to assess the damage and having to wash and restyle my curls was always the post salon routine.

The love for Curlisto is still there for me. After co-washing, I used a nickel sized amount of the Control I Gel for each of the four sections of my curls. I then followed with the Bio-Gel Mousse using two handfuls to scrunch into my hair. I then diffused my hair and had perfect clumping along with well defined, frizz-free curls.

I am always trying new hair products, which I have fun with. But there is something so lovely about rediscovering old friends.