Yara Shahidi has been hair (and life) goals since she stepped into our living rooms on the hit show Black-ish. We’ve seen her serve up braided inspo and curly envy time and time again. Now, in a recent interview with Byrdie, the half Iranian-American, half African-American actress is dishing how how she maintains her crush-worthy curls, including beating heat damage.
“I have always been very natural with my hair. It really wasn’t until the request of some acting jobs I had to straighten it. What I realized is just how damaging heat is. While it does give you really cool options and allows you to do different takes on hairstyles, I had to deal with a lot of heat damage from straightening my hair or curling my hair with heat.
“So, last year, last summer, I cut off a total of six inches to just help get rid of the heat damage. In many ways, I’ve been transitioning ever since then. Now that I’m in this fantastic place, where I’ve been heat-free for over a year (other than a light diffusing of my hair after the shower). I’ve been able to have so much fun with it.
The beauty also revealed her super affordable $30 hair regimen for crush-worthy curls. “Almond oil, a great gel, and deep conditioners are all fantastic for curly hair like mine,” shared Yarah.
Click through to find out what deep conditioner she swears by, along with her other faves that you can cop at your local drug store.