5 Must Have Products for Thick Hair

Okay.  So was I the only dog mom sent into a tailspin when I couldn't get to my hair dresser during quarantine?!?  Everything seemed to shut down overnight.  Faster than I could even squeeze in a last minute salon visit.  One for the road!

Prior to The Great Quarantine of 2020, I was an avid Dominican Salon patron.  With their help, I had stopped chemically straightening my hair 10 years ago, and became a firm believer in the magical process known as the Dominican Set. We are talking hair blowouts made for big screen slow motion and dream sequences.

And then BAM!  YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN MA'AM!  Armed with only my high standards and several years of zero on-the-hair training hours, I was left to wrangle my tresses alone.  Helloooo season pass on the struggle bus.

It. Was. Painful.  But after much trial and error, I finally found the products which worked best on my thick hair.  So let's delay no more as I share with you my five must have products for thick hair.

Garnier Whole Blends Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner

We're going to run down this list in the order that I use these products.  So for number one we have a two-for-one deal with this smoothing shampoo and conditioner set.

As all my fellow dog moms with thick hair know, the number one rule of the thick hair club is you don't talk about the thick hair club.  Whoops sorry.  Wrong rule.  The number one rule is to lock in hair moisture.  And the second rule is to cut down on the frizz.  These two products do just that.  

Both feel luxurious during use, leaving your hair feeling soft and hydrated.  And as a special bonus they are imbued with the wonderful scent of coconut oil and cocoa butter.

Garnier Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner Set

WOW Dream Coat Supernatural Spray

Once my freshly shampooed and conditioned hair is towel dried, I apply Wow Dream Coat before roller setting.  I make a pitiful attempt to pay homage to my love of Dominican Sets by both roller setting and then blow drying my hair.

Now my blow dryer does not get anywhere near as hot as the ones in the salons and I would not get any gold ribbons for accurately targeting my roots.  But this product more than makes up for my dearth of skills.

The bane of my hair existence is frizz; especially during the humid summer months.  Wow Dream Coat is a humidity sealant designed to prevent my head from looking like a hot mess.

Please note, that while I roller set and then blow dry my hair (and that process works for me), Wow says on the bottle that it requires blow drying to activate.

Wow Dream Coat

Coco & Eve Like A Virgin Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Masque

Now this little jar is my secret weapon.  My eyes have seen the glory of a monthly hair masque and I am never going back.  During these months at home I have learned the magic word is masque, masque, masque.  Moisturized hair is resilient, bouncy and shiny.  No fried or split ends.

Coco & Eve's Masque is a heavenly treatment designed to pamper your hair.  It also targets frizz and helps to repair heat damaged hair.  

Coco & Eve Hair Masque

MoroccanOil Protect & Prevent Spray

In between hair washing sessions, I try to use heat on my hair sparingly.  But there are times when I need to give my hair a quick pass with a flat iron or curling iron.  Prior to doing either, I always protect my hair first by misting it with this product.

In addition to protection, it also softens hair and adds a nice shine.

MoroccanOil Protect & Prevent Spray

HSI Professional Glider Ceramic Tourmaline Ionic Flat Iron Hair Straightener

The holy grail of flat irons.  I have purchased my fair share of styling tools over the years and let me tell you: this is it. 

This is literally hands down the best styling tool I have ever purchased.  And while I was very skeptical because of its super reasonable price on Amazon, I figured the 41,000+ positive Amazon reviews may be on to something and boy were they ever!

This flat iron is perfect.  I love it.  Get it.  You're welcome.

HSI Ceramic Flat Iron

That's it! My five products for thick hair.  May you style at home in peace!

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