To see part TWO of this series and to get more curly hair tips go HERE.
Ok all of you ladies who have curls...or waves...or even the slightest hint of curls. I'm tired of seeing people with crunchy hair. I'm tired of flat roots and heavy curls on bottom. Mousse sucks. Most people don't use it right and their hair looks permanently wet and stiff. Spray gel is kind of the same. They say you're supposed to comb product through your hair to distribute evenly but if you have any curls at all, disturbing them with your comb is the worst thing to do.
Everyone has their own methods of taking care of curly hair. Everyone. My aunt has super curly hair and hers always looks cute. My hair is between super curly and wavy so I've developed my own technique on getting the curls to look just right. And what's awesome about wearing your hair curly is that if it looks crazy and messy, it's even better.
So, here's what I do.
- Wash hair and condition. I use different stuff all the time so for me the product doesn't matter.
- Rinse hair in cold water. It helps with shine and to set the curls.
- Squeeze hair dry so it's still pretty wet but not dripping. I pretty much keep my head upside down the whole time:
- Put a small amount of Tigi Catwalk Curls Rock in my palm, add a little water so it spreads around more easily and then just kind of scrunch it all over in my hair.
- Then (while head is still upside down) I use some cold water to wet my curls some more to get them to the consistency I want. Blot dry any drips. The ends of the curls should be pretty wet.
- Blow dry hair upside down with a diffuser. Starting at roots and going to the ends. Don't scrunch curls up into the diffuser or mess with them too much with your hands otherwise they look unnatural. You just want them to form naturally.
- When it's all mostly dry, still upside down, I give a quick spray of hair spray to the roots to keep the volume.
- Then flip over and done!
Sometimes I'll use a 1/2 barrel curling iron to tame some curls if I'm going somewhere. And I usually tease the roots in the back a little because my hair tends to flatten out in the back after awhile. This will help keep volume.