Hello there, so as a natural curly crazy-haired girl I get stopped a lot in malls (like a lot), contacted on Facebook and Instagram and even been emailed with the questions: “How do you get your hair like that? What do you use? Is this your natural hair?!” So I thought I’d do a little step-by-step on how I do my hair.
I never used to embrace my wild curls as a kid in school, all the girls had sleek thin hair and I had thick curly hair. I would spend hours straightening it so I could fit in, little did I know it’s much better standing out. Only after Matric I started wearing my hair big and curly as and when I went out (before only my family would see the jungle that’s on my head) Now I own my curls. I love my hair as it is and in a weird way people identify me as “The girl with the big ass curly hair” yasssssss!!
So firstly, I wash my hair to get it wet (lol obviously) I use Organics because it doesn’t make my hair feel sticky or tangles as much as other shampoo’s. After that I shampoo (twice) and condition (combed through). There’s a big hoo-ha when it comes to the right temperature to wash your hair so as to not damage it and the thing that’s been working for me is this: Hot water is better for rinsing hair of dirt and grease, but it dries the strands. Cold water, on the other hand, adds shine, seals in moisture, and prevents frizz. The solution?
- Cleanse, condition, and detangle your hair with WARM water, not hot. You don’t want to burn your skin and your scalp.
- When you’re ready to rinse out the conditioner, turn the knob/handle to COOL and run it over your hair for a final rinse.
After this, I flip my hair over (so I’m bending over to the front) and put a healthy sized dollop of Moroccan Oil into my palm. The bottle says “rub a small amount” but I have a lot of hair so I use more than that (teehee,…… treat yo self!) I massage it into my hair from the back to the front. I flip my hair right side up and then just scrunge my hair with my hands.
I never, ever, use a hairdryer on the curly look because it makes more frizz and stray hairs than anything else. I just let it sundry or airdry. Or sometimes if I have more time I use the Plopping method. This also reduces frizz. I do, however, dab my ends with a towel a LITTLE BIT so that I don’t have a wet neck by the time I leave the house.
My second product that I love using is Paul Mitchells Conditioner “Leave-in-moisturizer”. Also another great product, as it helps to prevent dryness and improve texture. I highly recommend either one of these products, you can find them at salons nearest to you. Let me know how these work for you or if you use something else that works better!
*Would you like to see a short tutorial, if so let me know!!*
p.s To make my hair grow quicker I use Bergamont Essence, you can get it at Dischem. Mix it in your shampoo bottle and use like normal. It has a strong smell so make sure there’s enough shampoo in the bottle to dilute it. I learnt that the hard way!