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Fontana Beauty vibe: Me and my curls

Published:Monday | April 25, 2016 | 4:00 AM

Concerned onlooker: "What type of hair is that?!"

Nixx: "It's my natural hair"

Concerned onlooker: "Your real hair?!"

Nixx: "Yes, from my scalp."

This is a conversation I have daily!

Hello, beauty vibers!

Every day people walk up to me to ask about my hair, so for all of you who have been asking, here are some of my favourite products for cleansing, conditioning, moisturising and defining curls!

 

Cleansing

 

So, I know you might not be able to believe this, but I don't always use shampoo when I wash my hair. Yes, I'm serious. However, when I do use shampoo, I use it to cleanse my scalp of build-up so my cleanser has to do a good job at cleansing my scalp while moisturising. Two of my favourite shampoos are the Kumea's Hair Perspective Strawberry Curls Shampoo and the Nature's Pure Black Soap shampoo. These products do a great job of getting my scalp clean without drying out my hair. The best part? They're both made in Jamaica!

 

Conditioning

 

Because I don't always shampoo, I often opt for a really moisturising conditioner between cleansing with a shampoo. My hair has a tendency to get dry, so whenever I feel like my hair needs some love, I 'wash' it with the Aussie Moist conditioner. This is one thing I cannot do without, and I refuse to run out! If I'm not using my Aussie Moist, I reach for the Shea Moisture Coconut and Hibiscus Curl and Shine Conditioner - another amazing conditioner which definitely gets the job done.

My next step is usually to deep condition, and my favourites are from the Shea Moisture brand. Their deep conditioners are absolutely amazing! The one I am currently using is their 10-in-1 Renewal System Hair Masque. It hydrates, softens and leaves my hair very shiny! It is definitely a must-have!

 

Moisturising

 

This is definitely where my greatest issue lies, but I'm going to share my secret with you: Nature's Pure Kurly Kurls Kurling Kustard. This product not only moisturises my hair, but it also gives me great definition, always making my curls pop!

After applying the Kurly Kurls Kurling Kustard (can you say that five times fast?), I apply the Nature's Pure Cold Pressed Organic Coconut oil, and then the Eco Styler Gel, that's only if I want more defined curls and to slick down my edge, my favourites are the Olive Oil and Argan Oil, and that's it for products.

To make my curls pop even more, I shake my head from side to side and up and down, to clump my curls together, leaving me with beautiful, 'wig-looking' curls.

These are just a few tips and products that can make a big difference in your hair! Check out more tips and let's have a chat at

FontanaBeautyVibes.com.

Likkle more!

- Nixx

• You can find all the products mentioned at any Fontana Pharmacy location in: Kingston, Mandeville, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay and Savanna-la-mar. Shop online at fontanapharmacy.com. FREE DELIVERY ISLANDWIDE for orders over US$50. Toll free

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