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Want To Know How To Tame Your Curls? ✨👀✨
I see so many tips for straight hair and so many questions for curly hair and I want to know what questions you have and if I can help! I'm a cosmetologist (who has curly hair) and I love giving advice to those who need help to tame it! This is actually my hair, to give you an idea of my texture. 😊
I've tried lots of different things to find what works best for me and I absolutely love working with curly hair, it's one of my favorite textures. I will do the best I can to answer any and all questions you might have! 😊
To get my curls, just to give you an idea, I will list my routine. First up, I never blow dry, I always air dry. Before, I used to never brush or comb it but I've started brushing out my hair right before I shower because when you have curly hair, the pieces that fall out naturally everyday get
wound up in the ringlets and then you have tons of stray hairs that come out when you wash and clog up your drain! So, in efforts to ease the stress on my drain, I started brushing before. Plus, it's good to stimulate your scalp and it's easier on your hair! Just brush from the ends to the scalp!
Now to shampoo! Start at your scalp and make sure you run your fingers through to the ends to remove all the oil. If I feel flaky or that my hair is weighed down, I add a bit of baking soda to my shampoo (I actually keep some right by my shower) to remove the build up.
Rinse the shampoo with warm water, you never want your water too hot otherwise it will cause damage to your hair. When I condition, I work it in from my ends to my roots and leave it in while I wash up/wash my face/shave/whatever. If I'm feeling extra dry, I put a cap on or use a deep conditioner.
(Also using a cap!) Then, I rinse my hair out with cool/cold water, every time. It probably doesn't sound that great but seriously, it does wonderful things for your hair and it actually feels pretty awesome! Not to mention, closes up the hair follicle and your pores!
While I rinse out my conditioner, I also comb my hair. I use my fingers but you could always keep a wide tooth in the shower! I never comb or brush my hair after it's been washed, it breaks up the curls and makes them frizz. After it's rinsed, I squeeze all excess water while scrunching at my hair.
(Lightly might I add! You don't want to be too rough, it's not good for your hair and it breaks up the curl!) I use an old tshirt for any moisture I need to soak up, the cotton is easier on your hair than a towel. Then, add my product! Right now I have a curly gel that I'm using that works for me.
Normally, I like to use an argan/Moroccan oil and a product made by Sebastian called Whipped Cream. The oil seals in moisture, makes it shiny and soft, smells amazing and can tame those flyaways. Depending on your hair length and density, use about a nickel/quarter size drop and work it from ends to
the roots! If you need to tame some flyaways, all you need is a drop, rub it between your fingers and then smooth over! Whipped Cream is a favorite because it smells amazing and it's a mousse which has a softer finish on your curls, they don't get crunchy, and it's actually conditioning to your hair
so your hair stays nice and soft! I apply it the same way as the oil, working it from ends to roots and then just leave it alone! It takes awhile to air dry but my curls always look smooth and nice with little frizz! Rarely, if I'm in a rush and my hair is mostly dry and I want it dried thoroughly,
I'll flip it upside down and dry it for 1-2 minutes just to give it some extra volume and get it dry completely! As long as you take care of your curls, they can always be beautiful! It seems like a lot but once you get it, it's a very simple process.
Also, I'd like to add, do not wash your hair everyday! It strips the hair of the natural oils and dries out your curls! I wash mine every 3-4 days and that's a good balance for me.
Update! So, I finally decided to go back to my coloring ways but I still keep it plenty healthy and along with that, I also tweaked my routine a tiny bit. 😋 My hair is purple but faded in this picture, you can see in the last picture attached a pretty good view of the purple! 😊
So, basically all I've done to tweak this is I wash in all cold water, coldest I can stand. Sounds crazy, I know, but now that's it's summer it actually is refreshing on a hot day plus, warm/hot water just causes more dryness and frizz and in my mind, it's just not worth it. I also started a partially co-washed routine! So, what I do is thoroughly wet it all, starting at my ends, I work conditioner first up toward the root. (I use a deep conditioner if I'm feeling dry!) Then, I use just a tiny bit of shampoo and give myself a nice scalp massage as I work it over my scalp and through my ends.
Then basically all you need to do is rinse, dry and apply product. I do that all completely the same, including combing with my fingers as I'm rinsing. I love that method because it actually helps your curls maintain more moisture by cleansing with the conditioner first, since I'm not completely ready to get rid of my shampoo yet, I use just a bit on the scalp to get it nice and clean and rid my scalp of any yuck that's built up, and as you rinse, that shampoo runs over the ends and gently cleans without drying out your hair! I also (to avoid a cold shower, lol!) wash it over the tub.
Makes things a lot easier and you don't have to worry about cold water running over the rest of you! I usually wash, wrap it up, then take a nice warm shower as normal. By the time you get out, it's ready to add product and you're good to go! I also cut back even more on my washing. To most people it sounds gross, but I only wash my hair once a week, twice if I really need it. It all depends on your texture and density but depending on all of that, that may be all you need. As I said, you want to avoid over washing so you don't strip your hair of all those oils your curls so desperately need!
What I get is this! Healthy, beautiful and happy curls! 😊 Have you tried any of these tips out? What was your experience? I'd love to hear your feedback! 💗
Thanks so much for taking the time to read, I hope I've been helpful! Have an awesome day and happy tipping! 😊👍💗
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