Hey bumblebee, this past weekend I was beyond flattered when a beautiful bartender asked for my advice on styling curly hair. We discovered we have similar hair types based on our nationalities and characteristics of our curls. While anyone would have answered this question and moved right along, I was left thinking about the encounter for days.
After 10 years of trying to find the right recipe to soothe my frizzies and breakage, I can finally say I HAVE MASTERED MY CURLS! For any girls with curls, you know this is such a relief. After years of tears, flat irons, and all the wrong products; I’ve found a solution that heals and hydrates my curls.
While every girl and curl may have a different recipe, I’d like to share some things that helped me and maybe what your hair care routine is missing!
- Cut back on the number of days you shampoo your do!
- Coldwater keeps your curls shining & frizz-free.
- Comb through your hair while your conditioner sets. Use your fingers or a wide-tooth comb for minimal breakage.
- Skip the towel; air dry or use a cotton t-shirt.
- Add your oils and products before your hair is completely dry.
- Section your hair before adding any product.
- Avoid using hot tools on your hair including flat irons, blow dryers, and curling wands.
Here are some products that transformed my curls;
One product that initiated the transformation of my curls is Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Leave-In Conditioner which is $5.94 (or $4.99 from TJMaxx).
Not only did this little jar last me quite a long time, but there was also a noticeable difference in how hydrated my curls became. The smell, texture, and price were all extremely agreeable as well as the natural products used to create this leave-in.
Another Shea Moisture product I highly recommend is the Jamaican Black Castor Oil Conditioner. From the same line as the first product I tried, I incorporated this amazing natural conditioner into my shower routine to spread even more love to my curls. Starting my hydration routine in the shower has dramatically changed my hair and allows me to live comfortably for 2-3 days in between washes. While this product can be found on Amazon for $7.99, I got it for a steal at TJMaxx for only $5.99!
The last product that has become a staple in my hair care routine is Cantu’s Curl Activator Cream which I found at Walmart for about $6. I use this right after the shower as well as days that I’m on my third day of bed head. Not only has this product helped hydrate my curls, I’ve also noticed my ends are not nearly as dry and I’m not struggling so much with breakage.
Frustrated with your curls lately? Try incorporating one of these healthy habits into your hair routine for a significant change!
What’s one part of your curly hair care routine that you swear by? Let’s talk about it to help younger girls avoid what we had to grow through to figure this curly hair thing out!
Cheers to embracing our lovely locks,