"For as long as I can remember, or as long as my mum allowed me to do my own hair, I have worn it in the tightest of ponytails. My ponytails were so slick, it would be hard for anyone to tell where my forehead ended and my hairline begun.
But years of tightness took its toll on my edges. My hair was thinning and I had to think quick before I lost it all. I reluctantly let my hairband go, let my natural curls loose and embraced my self-styled afro.
After spending a small fortune (I’m not even exaggerating) on products that didn’t work or left my hair feeling heavy, lifeless and greasy, one of my friends gave me ORS Curl Amplifying Gel Souffle.
It hadn’t worked for her hair, which is a little thicker than mine, so she suggested I try it and it was honestly love at first use. My curls actually flourished.
For my ladies with relatively thin afro hair, the product is moisturising without being heavy, can be used daily with a leave-in conditioner (I use Keracare Leave In Conditioner) and the best part? There is no product build-up. RESULT!" – Dionne Grant
Get it at Boots, £6.29