When it comes to maintaining her curls, The Vampire Diaries star Kat Graham, is admittedly a bit of a novice. And so when quarantine hit and she didn’t have access to her usual hair care professionals, her hairstylist Rachel Lee had to leave her to her own devices, with nothing but a few key products to hold her over. “It’s almost like she knew I was going to be on my own. And I’ve never had to be on my own with my hair before,” the actress said in a video for Vogue.
The first product? Cantu’s Avocado Leave-In Conditioner, which Kat says “was the product that really helped me figure out that my hair will work with me, if I don’t give up on it,” later admitting that, “this is like my fifth jar.”
When it comes to everyday styling, Kat’s all about a Sade-esque bun, so she needs products that will tame her curls and flyaways without damaging them. This is where Briogeo’s Curl Charisma Chia + Flax Seed Coil Custard comes in.
Described as a moisturising styler, the Revolve best-seller helps to condition and moisturise curls using flaxseed oil, shea butter, chia seed and rice amino acids for soft, supple, defined, and most importantly, manageable coils.
“It’s amazing, black owned, and you can see this, basically my curls will do whatever I want them to do.” she said as she demonstrated pulling her hair back into a tight bun easily to show the camera. “This is me loosely holding onto my hair, and it’s just completely clean,” she says, referencing her laid flyaways.
“Then when I take it out at the end of the day, it’s just so soft.”
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Briar was a Beauty Crew intern before she joined the crew full time in 2019 as a Beauty Assistant, and as a Junior Beauty Writer as of 2020. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a Fenty lipgloss.