Today I would like to change the tune and talk about something a little different. As you might have read over on Instagram I am trying to reform the curls of my hair. All my life I loved straight hair. Sometime in elementary school, my hair went from curly to straight. So, my young self after a while thought that I actually had straight hair.
Well, that changed again when I went to high school. My perception though stayed the same. My hair is naturally wavy and voluminous. Sometimes it might curl. But the volume is always there. As a young girl, I started wearing them in a bun or a ponytail. High, low, messy ones… This still holds true today.
I also liked to straighten them. Until recently. It takes approximately 2.5 hours to do so.
Unsurprisingly wearing your hair always in a bun or using VERY hot irons on it can really damage the shape of your curls. Waves in my occasion. Trust me when I say that it takes more than a few washes to revive them.
I have started this process a few months ago and I can honestly say that I can’t believe that my hair can look and feel so nice. Not that I don’t have bad hair days anymore by are more far and in between now.
- Do NOT wash regularly. Washing your hair daily is really a very bad idea. Go as long as you can between washes and you will see a lot of improvement.
- When in the shower wash only your skull and let the foam wash away. Don’t put your hair between your palms and rub them.
- Use a good shampoo. I recommend trying professional formulas that are being used in hair salons.
- Don’t forget about hydration. Wavy and Curly hair always need hydration in the form of conditioner, masks etc.
- Air dry. If you can air dry your hair since the heat will damage your hairs and the air the shape of your curls.
- Use a satin pillowcase. I have heard this before but thought it was just a marketing trick. I had a scrap of satin sitting in my stash and I needed a quick project so I decided to try it. I have never looked back.
- Don’t sleep on your hair. I suggest using a hair clip to corral all your locks above your head. It is best to use a flat pined one so it won’t scratch your skull in your sleep.
- Don’t play too much with it. I am really guilty of this since I tend to pull my fingers through my hair but do as I say and not as I do.
In the past few months that I have incorporated these tips into my hair routine, I have really seen a big difference. They might look intimidating but if you focus on implementing them one at a time I can assure you they will become second nature.
Now it’s your turn.
What makes your hair happy?
Any curl experts out there?