Curly Qs: Chica Mirta

I’m a little ashamed to admit that, until recently, I had never tried a Mirta de Perales product. I know, I know. I can't explain how this happened while growing up in a Latin household. I remember seeing Mirta de Perales commercials with the long-haired models flaunting their shiny locks on Univision, and was even surrounded by family members who lived by the famous Herbal Shampoo and Oil “N” treatment. But for some reason, I never ended up buying them. One of my cousins still uses Mirta de Perales products, so out of curiosity I asked for permission to try her Cream Hairdressing with Placenta, ($5, last time I visited her place. I applied a small amount on my damp hair. The cream coated my strands without making them crunchy and made them feel more conditioned. As my hair dried, my curls continued to look controlled with minimal flyaways.

I didn’t know what I was missing all these years—my first experience with this brand went so well. Next on my shopping list is the Milk Shampoo, which my prima tells me hydrates her hair unconditionally.