Natural hair varies from texture and the way it responds to treatment and care. One thing we know for sure is that healthy hair is a reaction of a good routine. To have frizz-free curls is a dream come true. Curly style are awesome for the wash and go, twistouts and braidouts. You can take these 10 snippets of wisdom in your quest to find how to define your curls.
1. Lock in Your Natural Curls
How do you lock in your curls? Well, by applying your natural hair products while your hair is in it’s wet state. These days I never use a towel. I found out that a towel was the object that doomed my curls. The material just creates frizz. I lightly pat with an old shirt and then apply the products. You want to lock in the curly style by application before your head goes dessert dry.
Softly finger comb as you apply your styling creams and butters. Don’t fight the curls when they clump together. Love them and let them be. They will love you back I promise.
2. Work in Sections
Dividing your natural hair into section is great because it cuts back on hair loss, helps the products to reach each strand and, helps your work ten times faster. Hold your hair in place with some hair clips or braid it up in small sections. Just take out one small part at a time and work from root to tip applying your products. If you apply your styling creams in one big clump, without using sections, your top hair will catch the curls but underneath will be a hot frizzy mess.
3. Moisture is King!
Dessert dry curls just don’t have the same allure that moisturized ones do. You need to do the moisture process daily. You can choose to use a simple conditioner: spray bottle with coconut oil, distilled water and peppermint essential oil. Just spray this conditioner lightly and focus on the ends.
4. Air Drying is a Life Saver
Air drying keeps you away from those moisture-depleting heat tools. The more you air dry, the more moisture you get to keep. If you must use a hair dryer, just dry enough but not all the way. Really dry hair is extremely full of static.
5. The Position You Wash You Hair Matters:
I have been temped before to wash my hair in the kitchen sink due to a few reasons: A.) Extreme laziness B.) Convenience – You know that quick drive by wash and go!
Washing your hair in the kitchen sink, is a bad idea. Your head is upside down so the curls are fighting the water pressure. Your hair is not laying in it’s natural resting space. I know you long for that salon sink feeling with that cool water rinse running through your scalp -cleansing you to a relaxing slumber! The best place to wash your hair is inside a shower. Your whole body is in a vertical position and the water is running down the length of your hair. Your curls are not being manipulate and therefore, less frizz.
When you are going for that curly look, natural hair responds well to styling products that are gel based. They provide a better hold and make your frizzes lie down. While hair oils are great for your hair, remember, don’t oil up too much when you’re trying to define your curls.
7. Call the Flexirods for Assistance
We all need some help when out hair is throwing a tantrum. Flexirods are great to put waves or tight curls around your hair. Follow the same procedure when it comes to applying products. Wet hair not dry hair then roll those rods into place.
8.Stop that Scrunching
Scrunching may work on wavy hair but it just frizzes up black hair. Just put your desired products in your hair and let them dry in the most undisturbed way possible.
9. Look for Quality in your Products
While it’s tempting to look for products on the go, make sure you look at the ingredients. Most drugstore products are build for our straight hair counterparts who usually have different hair concerns. For example, while one Caucasian woman may complain about “my hair feels so greasy” you may be feeling “my hair is a dessert storm”!
10. You! Don’t Touch Your Hair!
A big ball of frizz is a let down when you’re expecting a luscious garden of curls! Your hands could be ruining your hair! Once you put those products in your hair, don’t touch your hair. Our hands have static and by mixing that up with the movement of fingers and combs, you will achieve a frizz ball instead of a curly bounce.
Q: How do you define your curls?