1. I have heard a lot about Carol’s Daughter but have never tried it. Is there a must have product from their line that I should try? Carol’s Daughter is a favorite from the backstage of a video shoot to the dorm room halls of college campuses. It’s a favorite because the products are all top of the line in quality plus the products really deliver. You know when you buy a product from their line that you won’t be disappointed.

If you’re new to the line I would suggest trying Healthy Hair Butter by Carol’s Daughter ($10, carolsdaughter.com) as a way to get introduced to the line. It’s creamy blend of essential oils of lavender, rosemary, and ylang-ylang promote general hair health for all hair types. The luxurious butter softens the hair, minimizes breakage, and conditions with nourishing shea butter, almond oil, and cocoa butter. I love the intoxicating smell and how hydrated my hair feels.

2. I have decided to stop flat ironing my hair and wear it curly this year. What are some really good curly hair products? That sounds like a good plan. If you condition your hair and use healthy hair products then by the end of the year your hair should be in amazing shape. And I think it’s wonderful that you are looking for products specifically designed for curly hair. Hair that is curly has special needs and usually needs extra moisture and conditioning. But finding a product that is a good fit for your hair might take some playing around. Before investing a ton of money in one product see if they have small sized versions so you can check to see if it does what you need it to do for your hair. I would start with the kit from Ouidad. The Ouidad Curl Essentials Starter Kit ($25, sephora.com) is a travel-sized quartet of curl-perfecting essentials. You get products that cleanse, condition, fight frizz, and revive your curls perfectly. Curls will be left bouncy and defined

3. I put a lot of heat on my hair and need something to protect it. Do you know of any light hairdress? Having hair treatments that use chemicals and using heat on your hair can cause spilt ends, breakage and dry scalp. So if you use chemicals or heat in your hair you have to find a good hairdress to help protect it. One of my favorites is Mizani Rose H2O Conditioning Hairdress ($17.99, target.com). This conditioning hairdress is enriched with special oil and botanical extracts which aid in revitalizing the hair and scalp. Its rich formula replenishes moisture and adds a soft, silky sheen to dull, dry hair. Rose H20 Hairdress contains a unique blend of ingredients that helps prevent damage while ensuring shiny, healthy looking hair. Plus its aromatic fragrance promotes a sense of well being as its soothing properties help prevent split ends and alleviate dry scalp caused by heat styling and chemical treatments.

4. My hair is bored with my current shampoo/conditioner. I think it no longer responds to it. Are there any amazing shampoo/conditioners for women of color that you can suggest that I try in place of my current products? It’s a good idea to switch up products every so often. I have found that sometimes my hair doesn’t’ get the same effects as it once did from certain products. If you are looking to switch I suggest trying Pantene Pro-V Relaxed & Natural Intensive Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner ($4.99 each, cvs.com).  Made specifically for women of color, they work to help create strong healthy hair that shines. The Pro-Vitamin shampoo is enriched with amino-proteins that penetrate the hair and contains amino-proteins that are naturally found in the hair but are gradually lost. It also is specially designed to protect hair against damage to keep it healthy-looking and fortifies hair with essential oils to keep it strong, soft, manageable and shiny. The conditioner is specially designed to protect hair against damage to keep it healthy-looking. It works hard to fortify hair with essential oils to keep it strong, soft, manageable and shiny. The duo works great for chemically relaxed, pressed or natural hair.

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