I’ve had naturally curly hair my whole life. In junior high (pre-flat iron days) I used to run a curling iron through from my hair root to ends to try and straighten it. It wasn’t a pretty picture. Ever since those endless hours spent trying to iron out the curls, I have had a love/hate relationship with my hair. Before I had my kids, my hair was super curly, and now it’s just plain confused. The bottom is ringlets, the top is frizzy waves, and the ends just can’t decide.

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The key to curly hair is to start with extremely wet hair. I brush it right when I get out of the shower and then flip my head over and scrunch the strands with a towel just to get out the dripping water. Then I start putting the product in my hair using the same scrunching motions. After I put the product in my hair, I let it air dry about 50%. Once it air dries a bit, I diffuse my hair on low heat/air until it’s almost completely dry. Voila! Touchable (and voluminous) curls. I’m still trying to accept how large my hair gets when it’s curly.

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Every time I meet someone with curly hair I always pick their brain: “What products do you use?” “Do you air-dry or diffuse?” I have learned some good curly-hair tips this way, and here’s some of my favorites:

Use a non-foaming shampoo (sulfate free at least!).

Diffuse in all directions (not just up and down).

Put a little serum (i.e. Moroccan Oil) into your curl cream.

Use Surf Spray.

Everyone has a different way of doing their curls, but this sentiment is always unanimous: DO NOT touch your hair after you’re done putting product in it.

 

0525 - Version 2Post by Courtney Rogers, Blossom’s Beauty Expert

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