Girls with curls ALWAYS have dry hair. I have yet to meet a curly girly that doesn't.
Because of this I am CONSTANTLY trying new hair products. When humidity changes with the season, I change hair products.
I did a little test the past few days to intentionally track the frizz and shape of curl to see if my current products were working.
Sunday morning I got out of the shower and DID NOT towel dry my hair. I wrung it out the best I could with my hands.
I put about a quarter size of conditioner in the lower portion of my hair -it doesn't matter what kind. I used Redkin Color Extend, mentioned in this post. This helps reduce frizz.
I combed out the tangles then used about 1-2 handfuls of Tresemme Climate Control mousse.
I let it soak in for about 5-10 minutes while doing my makeup. I try to start drying my hair really soon after getting out of the shower to avoid air drying, which usually results in frizz. I also think wet hair holds thicker, prettier curls when dried with a diffuser.
I always use a Conair Pro diffuser until my hair is about 75% dry. You can find it at Sally Beauty here.
I personally think this style of diffuser works better than others because of how it cups -the hair doesn't escape it as easy and dries more consistently.
Here is what it it looked like:
Sunday morning: 9:00am
It was a fairly humid day in Kansas with temperatures up to 92. For curly haired girls, weather matters. A lot.
Here it is Sunday at 8:00pm, 11 hours later.
Before bed, I spray with Tresemme Curl Locking Styling Spray. I have been loyal to this stuff for probably 6 years.
Be sure you scrunch the area you spray immediately after, because this stuff is STICKY. It will hold exactly how you spray it.
I like using this hairspray before bed to hold curls while tossing and turning in the night.
I mentioned in my last hair post that I do not wash my hair every day. I put it in a bun on the top of my head and shower without getting it wet.
A key to keeping hair fresh is using dry shampoo. When I wear my hair naturally curly I usually use Suave Professionals waterless foam shampoo, which is kind of like a lightweight mousse.
Here is is at 7:30am this morning, 22.5 hours later.
Sometimes I use a curling wand to fix a few curls framing my face that are a little funky like below. Often I get kind of an odd cowlick going on.
Todays wasn't terrible, and I'm trying to reduce hair damage so I used a headband and skipped the curling iron.
So I wore that all day. This morning it was VERY rainy and humid but mellowed out in the evening.
Here is at 10:00pm Monday night:
Sooo ya. It looks almost exactly the same, which means IT WORKS!
Before and after...37 hours later.
I think it's an accomplishment to have naturally curly, frizz-free hair on day one. What's even more of an accomplishment is it LASTING!
What kind of hair products do you use for curly hair? I am always open to trying new things!