It’s Sunday morning, and there are only 20 minutes left.
I’m trying to style my middle child’s hair while she screams that she’s tender-headed.
My baby boy is headbutting my oldest, even though she is glued to the tv.
Meanwhile, my husband is asking if he can wash his own hair with a curling custard.
Yeah, that’s my life as a married black mom of three, all with different curl patterns.
Today, I’m here to spill the tea (or should I say, the hair gel?) on why you need to stop buying The Doux hair products – and what they did to my curly hair household.
This post is all about The Doux hair products.
Need to Jump Ahead?
Hello, My Name Is…
I know curly hair can seem like a foreign language, especially when you’re dealing with mixed curls.
But don’t worry, I’m fluent in this language being naturally curly myself (3B/3C).
Let me introduce myself, I’m Victoria Vaden, ex-YouTuber turned Children’s Author.
Over 10 years ago, I created my YouTube channel to help anyone struggling with hair growth, and I’ve taught other parents how to maintain and care for their kids’ mixed curly hair.
I’ve even tried some crazy DIY hair experiments (like the time I went bald, but we won’t talk about that).
Here’s a quick rundown, so you can get an idea of the different hair types in our household.
I’ve been married to my husband Toné (4C) for almost 10 years who frequently steals my curly hair products (but won’t admit it).
We created three beautiful kids: Mya (3A/3B), Mariah (3C/4B), and Noah (1/2A).
(We also have two fur kids: a Golden Retriever named Takoda, and Avera, a Poodle Rottweiler mix.)
Check out my Mixed Hair Care Guide so you can let me help you save your sanity, one curl at a time.
The Explanation That Shouldn’t Need to Exist… But Does Anyway
In this post, and through my blog, you’ll see the terms “mixed hair” and “biracial hair.”
The mixed or biracial hair terms describe the hair of a child who has parents of different (or multiple) races.
Apparently, there are some people who find both terms offensive, but we won’t go into that here.
In reality (and in the SEO world), parents of mixed-race kids searched those terms enough that Google made them relevant search terms.
Otherwise, it’s curly hair.
So let’s all take a deep breath, say it with me now, and get back to managing those beautiful curls!
The Doux…and Why I’ll Regret This.
Alright, let’s get real.
The Doux hair products are like a unicorn in the world of mixed curly hair care.
I almost regret sharing this secret, but at the same time, I want to spread the love of The Doux.
They’re amazing, they work wonders, but they’re also a rare find.
It’s like they’re the Beyoncé of hair products, always sold out and never to be found.
As a mom of three with curly hair myself, I can tell you that finding good hair products is like finding a needle in a haystack.
And when you live in a small state like I do, it’s even harder.
Until they’re more plentiful in stock in my state, I’ll continue to hoard them like they’re gold (which, let’s be real, they kind of are in the curly hair world).
But seriously, if you see me running down the aisle of Target with a shopping cart full of The Doux products, just know that I’m not crazy – I’m just a desperate mom with curly hair trying to keep up with my kids’ hair care routine.
The Doux Is Full of Black Owned Hair Products.
To be frank, The Doux isn’t just any old hair care brand.
Nope, they’re a Black and Veteran-owned business, which is pretty amazing if you ask me.
Supporting The Doux means supporting diversity in hair care, and we all know how important that is.
Plus, they’re all about sustainability and reducing their carbon footprint, which is basically like saving the planet one curly strand at a time.
They’re out here formulating and doing the Lord’s work (in the hair care world, at least).
#1 The Doux Mousse Def
First up on our Doux hit list is The Doux Mousse Def.
It’s like a curl whisperer in a can.
You’ll only need a quarter-sized amount with this lightweight mousse that hydrates and defines curls without weighing them down.
I’m talking about bouncy, defined curls that last all day.
It’s the perfect solution for our curly hair family which ranges from tight curls to loose waves.
And don’t even get me started on my husband’s secret stash of The Doux Mousse Def.
(I’m guilty of buying multiple just for this reason.)
#2 The Doux Sucka Free
This shampoo is the bomb dot com!
I mean, it’s sulfate-free, gentle, and effective – basically the triple threat of curly hair care.
And let’s be real, as a parent, I need all the help I can get.
Not only does it cleanse and moisturize our mixed curly hair with ease, but it’s also great for all hair types and textures.
So whether you’ve got tight coils or loose waves, The Doux Sucka Free has got your back (or your hair, I guess).
But let’s not forget the most important factor here – the smell.
Oh. My. Gosh. This stuff smells like a dream.
My kids think it smells like bubblegum, and my husband has even been caught sneaking a sniff or two (I mean, who can blame him?).
So if you’re looking for a shampoo that not only works wonders but also smells like heaven, look no further than The Doux Sucka Free.
Your curls (and your nose) will thank you.
#3 The Doux Big Poppa
Now it’s time to talk about the man of the house: my husband.
Growing up, my husband always thought he had “bad hair” because he didn’t know how to properly care for it.
Being biracial, he was only taught to keep his curls cut short so he wouldn’t have to see or deal with them.
But now, we’ve found the holy grail of men’s hair care – The Doux Big Poppa.
We’re retraining his curls and reviving his confidence in his naturally curly hair.
This defining gel is formulated with babassu oil to hydrate and nourish hair, so not only does it leave his hair looking and feeling great, but it’s also doing some serious work behind the scenes.
And I’ll let you in on a little secret – I might have tried it a time or two myself (no shame).
So if you’re a curly-haired man (or you’ve got one in your life), do yourself a favor and give The Doux Big Poppa a try.
#4 The Doux Pop Lock 5-Day Curl Forming Glaze
Speaking of time-savers, let me introduce you to our secret weapon: The Doux Pop Lock 5-Day Curl Forming Glaze.
This stuff is like magic in a bottle.
It’s perfect for refreshing and reviving curls in between washes, and it provides hold and definition that lasts for up to five days.
I mean, let’s face it, who has time to style their hair every day?
Not this mom of three with two dogs, that’s for sure.
Plus, it smells amazing.
It’s like a tropical vacation in a bottle, minus the sand and the sunburn.
#5 The Doux WE WANT EASY Texture Tamer
Lastly, The Doux WE WANT EASY Texture Tamer is a lifesaver for my own curls when I’ve admittedly neglected them.
It tames frizz and flyaways, leaving hair soft and manageable.
It’s perfect for those who prefer a more relaxed look or want to straighten their hair without heat damage.
It’s also great for detangling and makes hair much easier to manage.
And when you’re dealing with multiple curl patterns all under one roof, easy is the name of the game.
This post was all about The Doux hair products.
Well folks, the cat is out of the bag!
The Doux hair products have saved my sanity in managing the crazy curly hair of five people (yes, you read that right).
Embracing the chaos and confusion of curly hair can be a challenge, but with these products, it’s become more of a hilarious adventure.
After all, those mixed curls won’t take care of themselves, and you don’t want to be the parent who didn’t get the memo.
So, if you’re lucky enough to find The Doux products in stock, consider yourself blessed.
Just don’t buy them all up, leave some for the rest of us who are trying to keep our curls (and our sanity) intact.
And for those of us still on the hunt, let’s keep our fingers crossed and our eyes peeled for the next restock.
Until then — follow us on Instagram for more curly hair tips, tricks, and all-around hilarity (okay, maybe not always hilarity, but definitely some relatable moments).
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