In today's Mama Monday's series, I thought I would share with you a fun little tip for curly hair that I discovered. I love those moments when an idea just floats into my mind out of nowhere. They typically are the best ideas...OK, except the ones that aren't, but who's counting? So, this is my hair styled "curly." (And my cute husband, who has stick-straight-out-hair.)
I have that hair that has some ringlets, but it has a bountiful amount of frizzo to accompany it, and parts that just aren't as curly as I'd like. Humidity helps, and the longer my hair is, the better. I can't stand crunchy curls, so my favorite product for my curly hair is Aveda's "Be Curly." It helps define but is soft to the touch. I LOVE curly hair. I pretend my hair has perfect curls, but my ego was wounded when a middle-aged man asked me if I was "going for the wild look" one week when I styled it curly at church. Ouch! Really? Is it THAT BAD??? I felt like there had to be another trick that would give me more curl with less frizz.
Shawawala. (That's the sound an idea makes in my noggin.)
I had a flashback of all the times I got out of the shower, hair already curled up loosely, and, visualizing in slow motion, me picking up my brush and combing out my hair to a straightened glossy shine, only then to apply product, scrunch and blow dry with a diffuser on low to regain those precious curls that disappeared upon my brushing through my wet hair!!!
What if.....I brushed out my hair BEFORE my shower, and then left it ALONE after my shower, when the curls were already developing, and blowdry it without ever brushing it straight? So, I tried it, and I swear, my curls were more defined than ever before!
Maybe this is old news, but it was new to me! So, give it a try, you half-way curly tops! Brush before you shower. Shampoo and condition per normal. squeeze dry your hair out of the shower but DON'T BRUSH. Apply your fave product, dry while gently scrunching (I scrunch with my hand and the blow dryer on low, not with the clunky diffuser that comes with many blow dryers.) And hopefully your hair will have that extra sexy bouncy flouncy curl! Let me know how it goes!
Don't you love a good tip?
Happy Hair day,