There are countless reasons to admire the empress that is Yara Shahidi.
She’s got revolutionary style, world-changing smarts (like future president-level smarts), and girrrll, does she have curls (halo-like, raven-colored, bouncy curls).
And while there’s no doubt Yara’s naturally blessed with breath-taking hair, there are steps she takes to keep her gorgeous curls at their healthiest, happiest, and ever-so-moisturized, especially considering Hollywood’s affinity to heat styling.
Curious to know the secret ingredient she uses to achieve her flawless curls? Keep reading to find out.
Oh, and btw… her entire routine costs less than $80. So, you might want to keep your cards and Venmo account on standby, just in case you need to get one or all of Yara’s curl-loving favorites.
Is there anything more frustrating than a dry, itchy scalp? We think not. Yara Shahidi says this hydrating curl shampoo, which contains argan oil, omega-6, and panthenol B5 can help alleviate itching and flaking while delivering a supple radiance and lively texture.
She also lauds it for being safe to use (it doesn’t contain any harsh, sulfate-filled ingredients) and incredibly awesome if you’re looking to restore your curl’s natural bounce and elasticity. It also lightly moisturizes your strands and scalp without weighing them down, making it a must-have product in your routine.
An OG for replenishing hair of all textures (you can thank the Babassu oil and fatty acids for that), this organic haircare product has been a staple in Yara’s hair routine for years. She actually attests her beautiful curls to its quick-penetrating and brittle- plus frizz-blasting formula.
And let’s not forget its hydrating properties. This deep conditioner has the power to resurrect even the most moisture-deprived and heat-damaged hair – all in just four to six weeks of consistent use. Is it a steal or what?
Bonus: It’s only $14 at Target, a remarkable bargain compared to other, more bank-breaking organic and natural brands.
Yara loovveess, loovveess, this indulgent mask from Amika. It’s not only loaded with ultra-luxurious vitamins and nutrients but also has this creamy, whipped texture that leaves your strands feeling oh-so-soft, silky, and smoother than ever.
It’s basically like a cool drink of water that provides superior hydration to your curls, making them frizz-free, tangle-free, and shiny for days!
Top Tip: Ensure to pair it with a heat cap for half an hour for maximum hydration and softness.
One of the most annoying things about hairsprays? Most tend to leave curls looking and feeling crunchy asf. Oof! But this? This magical elixir from Carol’s Daughter defies all norms. It neither sticks nor leaves your strands looking stiff.
Instead, it comes with a lush, flexible finish that’s ideal for smoothing frizz and flyaways and leaves you with totally effing cute and perfectly-textured curls, coils, kinks, and waves.
Yara leads a heat-free lifestyle – unless there’s no option, of course. So, it’s no surprise she relies on this true OG to scrunch her curls and set her edges.
She’s also gaga about its olive oil formula that’s not only super-hydrating but also grease-free and weightless, which is a great win for anyone who loves rocking their natural curls.
The best part?
It’s a pocket-friendly option that gives you premium-quality results. Talk about a perfect steal!