What are the best natural, no sulfate/paraben cleansing/styling products to use on 2b-2c hair?
I have armpit length hair and would like to keep the length long. It's a random chance whether or not my hair will look good in the morning after sleeping on it wet the night before. And the back is almost always flat. I'm using the DevaCurl spray gel and DevaCurl no-poo conditioner but am wondering if there's something better out there. Want my curls to be consistent and my whole head to be curly.
The thing about curly hair is that you never really know what you're going to wake up with, I know plenty of women with amazing curly hair and I don't think any one of them has figured out a way to have consistent curls. So I personally would just make sure to set some realistic expectations. That being said, there are definitely products and techniques to help get you great results *most* of the time! First, if you're going to sleep with your hair wet and waking up with it flat, I would suggest trying a "pineapple" technique which is where you pile all of your hair on top of your head and put a scrunchie loosely around it (don't wrap it around twice because you'll wake up with a crease in your hair). When you wake up, take the scrunchie out and loosen up your curls. This keeps you from sleeping on your hair and flattening the curls. Another way to make sure you have good curl definition is to put a little bit too much product in your hair at night so that it's almost crunchy, and then in the morning rake your fingers through your hair and scrunch out that crunch. This way your curl will be defined and curly but not crunchy. And if your hair looks mostly good but one or two curls just didn't form the way you wanted them to, you can take a curling wand to them (on a low heat setting) and wrap those curls around the wand. Just make sure to use a heat protectant and let it dry all the way first. Some of my favorite products that are paraben free and sulfate free are AG Beach Bomb as a styling creamhttp://Shop.NaturallyCurly.com/product/ag-hair-cosmetics-...and Aphogee Curlific Textured Hair Wash as a cleanser:http://Shop.NaturallyCurly.com/product/aphogee-curlific-t...if you use a co-wash then I like Ouidad'shttp://Shop.NaturallyCurly.com/product/ouidad-curl-co-wash-low-foam-cleansing-conditioner/Hope this helps!
The Kinky Curly brand has products meant for 2b hair. I am 2b, I use their shampoo, curling custard, and leave in.