There is a method to the madness required to get perfectly hydrated and defined curls. The journey to finding your ideal combination of products can be long and expensive, but luckily, it doesn't have to be.
We got Latina bloggers who've already mastered their curly hair cocktails to share their holy grails and how they apply them. They proved that achieving flawless results doesn't have to be overwhelming.
"I would describe my hair as coily with a mind of its own," Stephanie Ferreira told Vivala. She added that her 3c hair "needs A LOT of moisture so that's what I really focus on in terms of my curly hair routine."
"The hair products that make up my curly cocktail are the Cantu Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream with shea butter ($6, Target) and the Cantu Coconut Curling Cream ($6, Target)," Ferreira shared. "I also sometimes include Kinky-Curly Knot Today Leave In Conditioner Detangler ($12, Target) so my hair doesn't get as tangled, also extra moisture!
"After I apply a hair masque — the one I'm using currently is Mixed Chicks Deep Conditioner ($14, Target) — I apply the Cantu repair cream and then the coconut curling cream. I separate my hair into sections when I'm applying products and rake it in with my fingers.
"I am all about diffusing because I think my curls look more defined. Also I love volume and when I air dry my hair does not get as big. I also use a pick comb and pick my hair at the root for more volume," she added.