Hey guys, welcome to my first post.
I can’t lie to you, I’ve always fought a struggle with having curly hair. It’s honestly a love hate relationship. One minute I’m promising to dedicate the rest of my days to looking after and nourishing my curls… the next, I’m stood there in the mirror, straighteners in my hand, wishing that I had long sleek inches.
However… There are many things that I have learnt so far during my curly journey, and I’d like to share those with you 🙂
Continue reading for healthy curl tips, and methods such as ‘LOC’ …
I have listed the exact products that I use on this post, and the order in which I apply them. 🌼
1) Stop washing your hair too often, make the most out of your natural hair oils! However, make sure that you’re using a light shampoo to keep your hair hydrated. At the end of my wash, I always rinse my hair with cold water to increase the shine. I follow this with a conditioner to add moisture.
Once a week, after washing, I normally do a deep condition. My favourite product for this is the Argan Oil hydrating hair mask, which I normally purchase from shops such as Pound World or home bargains for as little as £1. It is enriched with proteins and Keratin, and infused with Argan oil which is derived from the Moroccan Argan Tree.
2) I have tried multiple leave in conditioners, but Shea Moisture’s ‘ Jamaican black castor oil with Shea Butter, Peppermint and Keratin is my absolute favourite. This product is formulated to nourish, moisturise and support hair elasticity. I use my leave in conditioner after every wash and condition.
3) I oil my hair after using my leave in conditioner after washing. This is to lock in the hydration already put into my hair.
Everyday apart from wash day, I wet my hair using water only. Water is the only true form of moisture for curly hair. Water penetrates the hair, and goes deep into the hair’s cuticle, which makes our hair soft and supple.
I then use an oil product (often more than one) to help slow down the evaporation of water and moisture from the hair.
4) I cream my hair using my favourite lush product, ‘R&B’ Cream, which slows down the loss of moisture to provide maximum hydration.
With this product, you can use as much as you want, whenever you want, on wet or dry hair. However, I prefer to use it on towel dried hair after my leave in conditioner and oil.
R&B is full of ingredients such as bay oil and oat milk which stimulate hair growth, and calms down itchy and sore scalps.
5) If you are going to dry your hair with a hairdryer, make sure you use a heat protector, to prevent damage. If you have the time to leave your hair to air dry, please do, as this will keep your hair as moisturised as possible.
I normally dry my hair on low heat, and scrunch as I’m drying to get my hair full of volume.
Some days, my curls won’t fall right. To overcome this, I mess around with it and apply a couple of oils until it sits nicely. However… Other days, I’ll flip my hair back and it can naturally look and feel as though I’m Diana Ross werking my shizzz up on that stage 😄
I hope this has helped somebody somewhere somehow. Let me know if you have any tips 🤗
Thank you ❤