15 Tips for Curly Hair Care. We've learned many lessons about our curls over the past 15 years of NaturallyCurly.com.
One woman who has been an invaluable resource to our readers is Lorraine Massey, the author of The Curly Girl handbook and founder of DevaCurl. Many of our readers and loyal CurlTalkers have experienced drastic curl transformations using her curl care methods, so to celebrate our anniversary our long-time friends at DevaCurl put together their top 15 care tips for curly hair! Banish the Brushes!
Always, use your fingers to comb through hair that’s wet and drenched with DevaCurl One Condition; or No-Comb Detangling Spray.Granola, Not Curls, Should Crunch: Over-cleansing and leaving in too much conditioner or using alcohol-filled gels can give your curls a crunchy look. Give your hair a break and just refresh with a spritz of DevaCurl No-PooTM Quick Cleaner at the roots.Hands off! We've learned many lessons about our curls over the past 15 years of NaturallyCurly.com.
15 Genius Curly Hair Ideas - Curly Hair Styles. 6.
Apply a conditioning treatment to your ends. When your hair goes through a dry or dull phase, what you don't want to do is weigh it down with a ton of product. Simply use your fingertips to apply a dime-size blob of styling cream or oil to your ends, giving them extra moisture and bounce. Kathryn Wirsing/Designed by Dana Tepper 7. Pineappling is a technique in which the hair is loosely gathered at the highest point of the head, usually before sleep. 8.
If you're not using the attachments that come with your hairdryer, you're missing out. How to Care for Curly Hair Naturally. 18 Curly Girl Hair Care Hacks. Crucial Curly Hair Tips for Every Type of Texture. Curly hair may look totally carefree, but we have to level with you.
There’s actually a lot of work that goes into keeping them healthy and looking good. No Poo - How I Wash My Curly Hair Naturally - Homemade, Healthy, Happy. Update 31/5/15: Since writing this post over a year ago, things have changed.
I have stopped using bicarb soda for my no poo hairwashing routine. After over 2.5 years of bicarb & ACV washing, my hair became brittle and prone to split ends & breakages. I have since learnt this issue is caused by the extreme alkalinity of the bicarb soda when applied to an acidic environment (the scalp) and the changes in the hair follicles as a result of the bicarb. I am currently washing my hair with ONLY the apple cider vinegar (diluted in water), and slowly experimenting with other natural ingredients.
I now recommend only using bicarb soda during the transition period (to help with oil build up as your scalp learns what scalps are supposed to do in the absence of commercial shampoo/conditioner), and dropping the bicarb once you get through the transition period and your scalp starts to regulate. No, we’re not going to talk about poop today. The "No Shampoo" Method: Hair Care Routine for Curly Girls. Photos courtesy of ELLE Let me just start by saying this: My hair is ridiculously thick, coarse and curly.
I've been at war with my locks for years; wearing it natural was never an option, since no matter how much product I used, it would end up frizzy and massive. Straightening was always a lengthy process, and any kind of humidity meant it'd frizz right back up and once again become unmanageable. It felt like a battle I could never win. But today, the majority of my aforementioned hair woes are a thing of the past. How to start the no poo method. 3 Things a Curly Girl Should Never Do. If you have ever read about curly hair, more than likely you have come across "The CG Method" - which is short for Curly Girl Method.
Are you still wondering what it is and what it does? That is what we are here for! What is the CG Method? This is short for "The Curly Girl Method" which is also referred to as "The No Poo Method. " It originated years ago in a book written by Lorraine Massey (also the creator of the Devacurl line) called Curly Girl: The Handbook. There are essentially three main "rules" to the CG method: No poo/sulfates, no silicones, and no heat. What are the Curly Girl Method benefits?
Less damage, less frizz, better curl definition, better manageability, softer hair and the potential to grow even longer hair for starters! "You'd never dream of washing a good sweater with detergent. No shampoo No poo means not using traditional shampoos full of sulfates. Ouidad Curl Immersion Co-Wash Cleansing Conditioner. Do a Hair Rinse With Apple Cider & Vinegar. With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it is sometimes easy to get caught up in what is going on in our day-to-day lives and forget about treating our hair with the attention that it deserves.
But treating our hair well with deep conditioning treatments and hair rinses will help it to grow longer faster, prevent shedding or hair loss, increase shine, eliminate frizz, and the list just goes on! Apple cider will soon be the drink of the season, so why not make a rinse out of the plethora that will exist at the grocery store? 5 Things ALL the Wavy Haired Girls Want to Know. Are you having a hard time deciding if your hair is considered wavy, curly--or both?
Don't know how to adjust certain "curly hair rules" to fit the needs of your unique hair type? You’ve got questions and YouTube hair guru CurlyPenny has got answers. Don’t worry, type 2c’s, we hear you loud and clear. Here is what we get asked in our Q&A section the most about your texture. If you have a question that you want answered by our NaturallyCurly editors and community members, post it here in our "Ask" section. My 2c hair won’t curl at the roots. Ah, the dreaded flat canopy. Flat roots can also be a result of product build up. Clarify on a scheduled basis to get rid of product build up. 4 Hair Oils for Wavy Hair. If there is a product I cannot live without as someone with fine and wavy hair, it’s actually hair oil.
Wavy hair can be temperamental and random. We often assume that we have to stay away from natural carrier oils because our hair tends to get greasy and oily on its own anyway. But that's not true at all--however, it is important to make a distinction between the oils that are effective for waves and oils that are best left for naturally thicker, coarser hair Types 3 and 4. Here are some of the best hair oils for waves and the best ways to use them. 1. This luxurious oil can be used on its own or in a shampoo. Try: Now Foods Rose Oil (1 mL, $11.50) at most natural grocery stores 2. How to Refresh 2nd Day Curly Hair. What do you do when you wake up with limp, misshapen, and generally out of whack curls?
Sure, you could throw your hair up into a top knot or ponytail, but you know when you take your hair down you'll be dealing with all sorts of dents. If you want your curls to stand a chance of making it to 3rd, 4th and 5th day hair without having to wash and re-style it, then there are a few must-know steps you can take. We have watched, read and listened to countless curlies share their 2nd day hair tips, and while every head of curls is unique, we did manage to find some major similarities between almost all of them. Here is what seems to work:
The Things My Curly-Wavy Hair Cannot Live Without. Any curly-wavy girl can tell you in order to get our hair to look its absolute best, there is a lot of trial and error--for me It was mostly error--however, once you practice styling and play around enough, you learn what products, tricks and techniques you hair loves, and what they don’t love as much. Remember, every head of hair is different so what I love, you might not love, and vice versa. But here are some current products and tools my hair cannot live without! 1. Satin pillowcase Whenever I sleep on a cotton pillowcase, my waves will often be wonky and resemble a bird’s nest the next morning--not cute! 2. Any cotton towel or microfiber towel will work- as long as it is isn’t terry. 3. IAmA a black woman. Ask me anything about my hair. : IAmA. Black hair faqs (10 things non-blacks want to know)