Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Curl Up and Die

Curl Up and Die
Mane-taming the curly-do.

“Can I touch it?”

“Wow, it’s like actually soft. I wasn’t expecting that.”

“It’s like frizzy, but it suits you.”

Maintaining curly hair is hard enough; do we seriously have to hear this stuff too?
Now I can’t promise you that people will stop asking you questions but I can help eliminate some of the stress when it comes to dealing with your curls. 

Top 3 things to help your curly hair

Before we begin, know your type of curls because everyone is different.
1. Moisture is key.
         Curly hair gets dry easier because oil can’t glide down your scalp from root to end, unlike with straight hair, you need to distribute oil yourself. So choose an oil (preferably natural) and add some to your hair (it may sound gross at first but your hair will thank you).  Types of oils you can add:
·      Coconut oil
·      Almond oil
·      Olive oil

All three of these oils can be found at the grocery store for dirt-cheap and they all promote hair growth.
Deep Condition every shower.
My favorite deep conditioner combines Keratin Oil and quite possibly, angel tears. It’s called It’s a 10 and my hair is addicted. And I need to use it every shower in order to help get rid of the tangles. It’s a bit on the pricey side but I only use a bit and combine it with the very in expensive, Palmer’s Coconut Oil Protein Pack.
2. Go natural.
         If you want to correct the issues with your curly hair, put the straightening iron away for a while. By constantly straightening your hair you can damage the natural composition of your curls. Don’t like the way your hair looks while it’s still in the process of repairing?

Use foam rollers over-night or braid your hair. They promote hair growth and give you more defined curls or waves too. You won’t need to use any product to hold the curl or wave either!

         Going natural also entails tossing out the products that use harsh chemicals. Find products that say sulfate and paraben free. Live Clean is an amazing, in expensive, oil enriched, synthetic-free line that can be found virtually any drugstore/ superstore for less than $5 a bottle.

3. Love your body love yourself

         I understand you’re stressed but don’t run your brush through like you’re playing tug-of-war.
         What you put inside reflects the outside. Eat healthily, drink lots of water and don’t forget to take your vitamins. If school or work is stressing you out your body isn’t going to focus its energy and nutrient intake on repairing your hair, its focus will be on keeping you awake throughout the day.

Treat your hair like you would your own daughter’s.

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