Hi y’all! It’s Fran and I’m the Senior Graphic Designer at NaturallyCurly. I have fine, high-porosity 3b curls. I like to keep things simple in most aspects of my life and that same mantra applies definitely with my hair. I find something that works and I stick with that, but don’t get me wrong I love trying new products… but I love products that I know – without a doubt work – for me and my hair. Here are my holy grails from this years Best of the Best, that never let me down.

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Image: Brio Photography

Wash & Condition

Step 1: Cleanse with DevaCurl No-Poo Decadence.

I’m a DevaCurl loyalist, their products never fail me! Because I have high porosity hair, I use the DevaCurl Decadence line. It provides that extra moisture, strength, and nourishment my hair needs. I use cleansing conditioners most wash days, but on the days I chose to shampoo (about once a week) I use Camille Rose Naturals Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse and follow with DevaCurl One Condition Decadence.

Style

Step 2: Apply Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Strength + Moisture Leave-In Mask.

This leave-in creates the perfect balance that’s moisturizing, but not heavy on my curls.

Image: Brio Photography

Step 3: Apply TwistedSista Amazing Dream Curls Cream Gel.

This cream gel gives me perfect definition without the crunch. I’ll take a small drop of that and distribute through my fingers and apply evenly using a combined prayer hands + raking method then gently scrunch.

Step 4: Air dry!

I’m one of the few that can go to sleep with her hair wet and wake up to perfectly dry and defined curls. So on the nights that I do wash my hair, I place a towel on my pillow and plop my hair on top of that while I sleep. Thankfully I’m a pretty contained sleeper so I’m always aware of making sure that I’m not sleeping “on” my hair so that I can get the best results.

Refresh

Step 5: Water + Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! Strength + Moisture Leave-In Mask.

I’m pretty simple with this. Water and a little bit of a leave-in will always get the job done for a day 2 or 3 refresher.

Image: Brio Photography

How do you style your 3b curls? Let me know your holy grails in the comments below.