Hype Hair : What are your some of your must-have products for keeping your hair healthy and beautiful?
Annie Ilonzeh: I like to rub argan oil into my scalp while my hair is still wet and hydrated. A good leave-in [conditioner] is a must, plus a sculpting gel to control my curls.
HH: Can you share some of your favorite hair-care tips?
AI: When I know I’ll have downtime I like to braid my hair for a few days. It gives my hair a break from heat and battling other elements, like weather.
HH: What are the top three makeup products that you never leave home without?
AI: I always have ChapStick with me. Aquaphor is my favorite cream, and I use it everywhere—lips, cuticles, any dry-skin areas. I also like Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment. Mascara is normally a must for me, too. Dior makes great mascaras, which I love. And I like the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer.
HH: What is your daily skin-care routine, and what products do you swear by?
AI: I use a combination of skin products, but the majority are from Kiehl’s. I wash with the cleanser, then I apply Clinique toner. After that dries, I use the Kiehl’s nightly refining mask and finish with the night oil. In the morning, I rinse my face and apply Kiehl’s day oil, then I apply Aquaphor on my eyelids.
A version of this article originally appeared in Hype Hair June 2017 issue.