Curly hair? Do CARE!
This past Friday, I was at celebratory post-work fun time with co-workers to cap off the first week of school. Eventually the topic of conversation gravitated towards hair. One of my coworkers recently chose to let her hair go natural and rock her thick, curls. However, she was complaining about how to maintain her hair and keep curls hydrated and tight. Master was called upon and the advise was given. If trying to maintain your bouncy curls try out the following tips:
When getting a hair cut, you must see a curl specialist. In New York City there are countless, curl specialty salons that know how to cut curly hair. Just google or visit Yelp and search up curl specialty salons.
The night before washing hair, you should coat hair in a Coconut Oil or Argan Oil. Then wrap hair in a silk scarf to protect pillow cases. Organic to Green CoCo Oil ($36) is already in liquid form so it is easy to distribute throughout hair. By giving it time, the oils can work their magic into hair follicles.
In the shower, use a shampoo and conditioner for curls. While conditioner is still in hair, take a wide toothed comb and gently comb through hair. The comb gently separates curls and helps to distribute conditioner.
After the shower, try and gently squeeze out excess water. Do not wrap in a towel. Your best bet is to wrap in an old, soft t-shirt. It will help to maintain curls while absorbing excess water.
After letting hair down, product can be your best friend. Depending on where you live your curls will require different products. Humidity is a beast, but is not going to be the death of you. Make sure that you read what curl products help accomplish and then buy what will fit your needs. Miss Jessie's Multi-Cultural Curls will help to define curls of any type. BB Curl Anti-Humidity Gel-Oil ($35) will help in the swampiest of areas while maintaining moisture.
If you choose to diffuse your hair with a blow dryer, it is important to remember that you take portions of hair and place on top of diffuser. The attachment helps to distribute the air to circulate the curl and help it evenly dry and create symmetrical curls
hair is in a category by itself. Its a gift to have such beautiful hair and it should not be taken for granted!