Originally, this wasn’t supposed to be what I was going to blog about today, but I keep getting asked questions regarding curly hair care. So I thought I’d type & post this really quick…Then I realized there are sooo many great tips, so I guess my other topic can wait! Lol!
For starters, let me tell you guys something about split ends: they move UP the hair strand! I know, you want to keep that hair as long as possible, but guess what? You’re just growing out dry, damaged hair! Moral of this story: keep up with your trims! (Contact me, I’ll hook you up! Hehe!)
Shampooing, Conditioning, Combing, & Drying-
Use a hydrating, sulfate & paraben free shampoo. Only shampoo your scalp. It takes longer for our natural oils to make their way down, so the more you wash your ends, the more you’re drying them out. Note: Usually these shampoos won’t give you any lather, so don’t think you just need to add more shampoo. That’s just how they are!
For conditioner, try not to get any on your scalp. Often times that’s what causes dandruff & dry scalp. Condition mid-strand to ends, that’s where your hair needs it the most! While I have the conditioner on, I grab a wide-toothed comb & detangle. Unless I blow-dry my hair, that’s the only time I comb it.
Try to do a hydrating mask once a week as well! I’ll list a good one below!
Now for drying: believe it or not, the absolute best thing to use to dry your hair is a t-shirt! Much softer than a towel. A towel is a tad rougher so it snags & creates frizz.
Speaking of frizz, guess what else causes it? Your pillowcases. Silk pillowcases are your bff, or you can just wrap your head in a silk scarf.
After I’ve “t-shirt” dried my hair, I apply my favorite products (listed below). Then I flip my hair over my head a few times, like a maniac, & diffuse. I love my hair fluffy, & high…the higher the hair, the closer to heaven! (Wink! [Still haven’t figured emojis on here!]) Another reason for the bigger hair is my 90 degree layered haircut, this haircut is perfect for curly heads! Frames & shapes my face, & gives amazing volume.
I hope this was helpful! Feel free to comment with any questions! See you in a couple of days!
Yours Truly- Yaniris
I know, totally different person! The routine works, though, & below I’ve compiled a list of my all time favorite curly hair products! (Pricey, but so worth it!):