If you’ve been reading this blog for a hot minute or you’ve seen a picture of me, you probably know that I have chemically straightened hair. It grows out of my head curly, but I’ve been straightening it for 25+ years – to the point where I’m embarrassed to admit that I can’t even remember what the natural texture of my hair is anymore.

So it might seem ironic that I’m posting about Paul Mitchell’s new line of products for curls. But it actually makes a lot of sense. Waves and curls require serious moisture (frizz is not fab), but in a lightweight formulation – as not to weight the hair down. My fine, relaxed (aka damaged) hair demands the same – so I’ve been incorporating two of the more universal products into my routine.

The Spring Loaded Detangling Shampoo is ultra-moisturizing and sulfate-free. Whenever possible, I prefer to use sulfate-free shampoos because they don’t strip. However, many sulfate-free shampoos just don’t lather up the way the way that traditional shampoos do – and it’s a bummer for a bubble-lover like me. The great thing about the Spring Loaded Detangling Shampoo is that it gives a rich lather, so it’s the best of both worlds.

After I condition, rinse and towel dry, I typically apply a plethora of products to my hair before blowing it dry. Seriously, I’ll pile on like 4 or 5 different products to combat all of my hair issues. I’ll spray on a detangler. Then I slather on something to add moisture and shine. Then I apply something all over to tame frizz and I’ll put some stuff on the end to minimize breakage. It’s ridiculous!  But since I introduced Paul Mitchell’s Full Circle Leave-In Treatment into the lineup, I’ve been able to cut the number of styling products in half. That’s because it detangles, hydrates, tames frizz and protects against damage (I love a multitasker).

This weekend, after using the Paul Mitchell Curls products, I was inspired to style my hair in some beach waves. When I met up with my girls for ladies night, they were raving about my curls!

To learn more about these products and the rest of Paul Mitchell’s Curls line, check out their Facebook page and submit your own Curl Confessions on the Truth About Curls Facebook app using the hashtag #curlconfession. To find out where these amazeballs products are sold in your hood, check out the Find a Salon locator tool.

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Paul Mitchell, however, all opinions expressed are my own.

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