Guest Post: Mind Body Beauty

I'm taking my annual beach vacation (keep up with me hereand this week 
I have some wonderful ladies visiting the blog. 
You'll love their posts! See y'all tomorrow! Love, Elle

Hey Elle Sees readers! I am Erica from Mind Body Beauty and I am pumped to write about my favorite hair products for curly hair. I have wavy hair and when I use these products in conjunction, I am happy to tell you I can fake curly hair. No curling iron needed!

Ok, so when I get out of the shower, I do not towel dry my hair {thank you to Elle for that tip}. I dry my body, then wrap a towel around my shoulders after I wring my hair out of its excess water. As soon as I do that, I use John Frieda's Frizz Ease Serum. I also really love Paul Mitchell's Skinny Serum, but Frizz-Ease is targeted towards extra frizzy hair/curly hair. Works like a charm to really tame any frizz you might have. It starts the foundation for silky, soft hair.

Directly after that, I take a good amount of Miss Jessie's Quick Curl's Curl Cream. I got this in my Birchbox awhile back and at first, I hated it. It made my hair so sticky! It's because I wasn't using it right. The trick is to use it while your hair is really, really wet. Don't waste any time letting your hair dry. I use a tablespoon amount {or 2} and scrunch it through my wet hair. This is when waves start to turn into curls. The curl cream is sticky, but don't let that throw you off. If you apply it to wet hair, your hair won't feel gross once it dries. Did I say apply it to wet hair yet? (:

Big Sexy Hair Root Pump is my next step. I may or may not use this. It's really 50/50. I do think that the mousse's I use after really help to give my hair volume, but if I am feeling I want a little more lift, I apply this directly to my roots and scrunch my hair upwards. I don't like to use this in my hair when I am not blow drying it. It makes for some serious product build up and does nothing for my hair if I do not blow dry.

Paul Mitchell's Round Trip is my favorite of this bunch. When my hair wasn't bleached blonde, it worked even better than it does today. It gave me really pretty, defined spiral's. It isn't sticky like Miss Jessie's Quick Curl's Curl Cream either. It's pretty awesome. I actually use a bunch of this stuff. I don't think there is any limit. The more, the better. Again, I scrunch it through my hair.

John Frieda Luxurious Volume Thickening Mousse. Anything that says thickening on it, I am sold. This mousse really helps to hold to curls in place and also builds a ton of volume. I use 1-2 palm fulls of it and start at the roots. Really work it in! Then start working it down my hair shaft in a scrunching motion.

Suave Mousse Extra Hold: I have been using this forever. Since the 8th grade for this hair style. Even though this hair style has changed durastically over the years, I never do my hair like this without this mousse. I use 1-2 palm fulls and scrunch it through my hair.

Now I blow dry my hair upside down. But I don't blow dry all the way. I do it until it is 3/4 of the way dry. If you saw me at this point, you would think I did this all in vain. Then another half hour or so passes, and you see that my hair has actually gotten more voluminous and it dries to really nice tousled curls.

Here's some examples:
Photo: Selfie Photo: Hi again I know. I'm so cool

2nd or 3rd day hair:

Let me know if you're inclined to try this out! I love it because it is easy, fast and fuss-free. In the summer, I don't want to mess with hot irons,  only for my hair to get damp/wet and frizzy or just fall from the humidity and heat. I never have to worry about my hair becoming flat or looking awful mid-day. I can even take it into a few days without washing it. After a while, you won't have to work as hard for tighter curls. It's the beginning of the summer {the start of when I do this hair style} and by the end of the summer, by curls will be even more defined. After months of styling my hair like this, my hair starts to know what it is supposed to do, and will look better the each time I do it. I swear you can train your hair.

Thank you so much Elle for letting me take over for a blog post! 
Elle Sees is one of my favorites yah no!


  1. Oooo....Erica, your hair is lovely. That's a good tip, to blow-dry 3/4 of the way only.

  2. Hmmm I have never heard of this quick curls! Might need to give that a try!

  3. Elle! I am pumped! thank you again for letting me guest blog for the day (:

    thank you Emmy!

    Rachel: you must try it! if your signed up for Birchbox, they have it on their site


  4. I wake up at 5:30 for work, and have gotten beyond lazy with my hair routine because I do NOT want to wake up earlier just to blow dry my hair fully. This looks like an awesome way to not look like a wet dog before work :)

  5. I've seen the John Frieda serum and thought about buying it, but I wasn't sure if it would work. Great tips! My curly hair needs all the help it can get.


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